I can't believe that it has now been one year since we got the call to
go down to Phoenix. And tomorrow will be the anniversary of Kajsa's
kidney transplant. It gets me all choked up to think about it. But
then again, I cry at the drop of a hat these days. (I'd be great in
movies - or maybe an after school special, eh?)
Prescott transplant support group had a barbecue today, so we headed
over there after I got off work. It was such a beautiful day. (80 degrees, and not a cloud in the sky.)
we'd all eaten and had a while to chat; our host, Robin, brought out a
cake with a #1 candle on top which she promptly lit. We all
sang happy birthday, as there's not a happy transplant anniversary
song. (I'll be taking submissions, if anyone's up for the task.) Then Kajsa blew out the candle and made a wish.
so, she proclaimed to everyone, "Now I'm five!" So we had to tell her
that this was celebrating her new birthday, not her old one. It might
take a while for her to fully 'get' it. But at least she doesn't
think she's five anymore.
Tomorrow evening we're heading over to
another barbecue. I guess it's the season. Yep, with our newfound
freedom, and as time goes by, we're making more and more friends. I
guess you could say that her transplant actually brought new life to
the whole family.