I was reading some of the early blog posts and realized that I started this blog over a year ago. It was Dec. 3, 2010. We were about a month away from Amaya's super hip, super knee surgery and full of nerves. It seems so long ago, yet its hard to believe that it has been a year already. Doesn't make much sense does it? So much has happened this past year. Some time was spent in a blur. The time leading up to her surgery, the weeks following it...all of it a bit of a haze. We were in survival mode and somehow made it thru just fine. Amaya did fantastic thru it all. Her strength, resilience, courage and compassion for others have been inspiring.
I'm so grateful for the many people who have read our blog over this past year. I'm flattered that I've reached over 3,500 readers. It's amazing that so many people have checked in to read. And from all over the world. We've had readers from all over the United States, Germany, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Italy, the Philippines, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and Slovenia to name a few. It's comforting to know that people all over the world are on the same journey as us, and that they understand what we're going thru. It's easy to feel isolated at times since cases of PFFD are so rare (one in 200,000). It's hard to find someone else who knows what you are going thru. Thru Facebook, this blog, and others' blogs I have found a support group from across the world.
Thank you all for taking the time to check in on Amaya, her progress and day to day happenings. We appreciate your love, care, concern, thoughts and prayers. This journey is made easier by our support system. I hope that our blog gives back to you, what you give to us (support, understanding, love, acceptance, friendship and a shoulder to vent and cry on).