Evan, Yesterday when I saw you for the first time I wanted to punch you in the face and kiss you all over the face all at the same time. You scared the crap out of us. I have never been so happy to see you in my life. I am so so so thankful that you are OK. I hope when this is all said and done you realize just how lucky (although I don't believe in luck) that you are. God obviously has big plans for your life and wanted you to stick around for a while longer. Dear ER beds, you need to be bigger so there would be more room for us when I piled in there with Evan to take a nap! It also wouldn't hurt you to be longer. Evan's poor feet hung off the bed all day long. Dear Whitney, next time there is a family emergency don't text me "Did you hear about...??" Just pick up the phone and call. Dear Aunt Velvet, I know you are beyond thankful that Evan is OK. It's a miracle and at least for once in his life his hard head came in handy. :) You were so strong all day yesterday and I am so proud of you. Next time (hopefully we will never have a next time) do not wait until 3 hours later to call someone!!! Also, next time I promise to get you your own cookie! Dear Aunt Cheryl, I think yesterday qualified as a cake emergency! Thank you for cooking dinner for everyone! It was a good ending to a bad but could have been much worse day. Dear Aunt Lisa, We will give you one more shot at the phone tree. You drive right by my house...how could you forget to call me! :) Dear Mom, No more Rhode Island for you! Everytime you go it seems like something bad happens! We missed you yesterday. No one was there to ask Evan 100 questions! :) Dear Alford Family, I think we take for granted the wonderful family we have. It's days like yesterday that brings it all into perspective. We are so blessed to be apart of this wonderful group. I wouldn't pick anyone else to depend on! There are many things that could be said about us but I would like to say that no matter what we love each other and are there for each other. We are fiercely loyal and fiercely loved. Dear Evan, I can't say it enough how thankful I am that you are alive. You are an amazing young man and I can't wait to see what God has in store for you. I heard the nurses and other people saying yesterday that the difference in yesterday was one millimeter. One millimeter and we would have been somewhere entirely different yesterday. One millimeter for an entirely different outcome. I disagree, I believe that the difference in yesterday was God. Plain and simple.
I Love You Evan, and I'm so glad you are OK.