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!
July 15, 2011
What makes my heart skip a beat! Well, so many things so, but today I will say it's seeing my 10 yr old son Rhys with a rare genetic disorder called Hurlers Syndrome, continue to flourish and embrace life with all that he has. This week, we came across pictures of his 4th birthday party in which we had the pleasure of having his amazing and generous Bone Marrow Donor here to celebrate that special occasion. If it were not for this incredible, unselfish individual, we would most likely not have our precious son with us today. And because this past Tuesday was Rhys's annual bone marrow transplant checkup at The Hospital For Sick Children in which he got the thumbs up that everything is still going great and how amazed the doctors are with him after everything he has been through, I find it fitting that this be my "what makes my heart skip a beat" post as an entry over at Old Lady Morgan's blog for her wonderful giveaway! Many hugs, Trish
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!!