William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!
March 25, 2011
Yay, It's friday, the sun is shining, although it's still chilly out there! This week has gone by quickly for me. All my kids are back to school and healthy, whoohoo :) I managed to squeeze in time to paint my little thrift store cabinet, and stain it although I haven't finished the inside yet because I ran out of paint, lol. That will be my weekend project... Than I have to figure out what I'm going to display in it, oh the possibilities!
Sunday marks the 9th anniversary of my son Rhys's bone marrow transplant. Some days it feels like it has been forever and other days it feels like we were going through all of that just yesterday. I came across pictures of his stay up at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. They were bittersweet to see. I need to get a scanner so that I can upload them onto my computer. There was one of him smiling and getting a basin bath the night before he Code Blued and was and his lungs were hemmoraging and he had to be intubated right in his room. That was one of the scariest moments of my life, feeling helpless and watching all the doctors and nurses crowded in this little room trying to save my child and we were not allowed in the room. Than there was another one of my husband and Rhys sitting in a rocking chair in the isolation room where patients have to be during the bone marrow transplant until their cells grow back, my husband was wearing one of those yellow gowns and Rhys was sitting on his lap and they were playing Mario World on the Nintendo 64 to pass the time as it was so boring in that little room. Memories, sometimes ones we don't really want to think about because of the experience we had to go through, but than again, it was all worth it because my son is still here with us! I think that I will have a special treat for Rhys on Sunday to celebrate his "rebirthday" and to enjoy knowing what a Miracle my little guy is. He has taught us so much and we thank God for every moment we have with him. Okay, I'm off to get things done around here because no one else is going to do them, lol. Happy Friday everyone!!
I am a stay at home mom of 5 children and I am married to my wonderful husband James for almost 9 years. We live on a 75 acre farm in the rolling hills of Kendal, Ontario which has been in my husband's family since the mid 1880's. Our house is over 150 yrs old and I love it! We have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 horse,1 hamster, and numerous chickens and ducks. Life is never dull around here to say the least. I love antiques and the simpler way of life and I have a interest in Prim Decor which is slowly but surely taking over my home. I also dabble in candle making. soap making and prim crafts but I have alot to learn.
My motto is ;
I BELIEVE, MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!, since our 9 yr old son was born with a rare genetic disorder called Hurlers Syndrome/ MPS1 in which he received a bone marrow transplant at the age of 11 months old to slow down the progression of his disease... during this time he was so ill that he was not expected to recover and come home with us... BUT HE DID!! And against all odds, he is still with us today :) So Believe That Miracles Can Happen!!