We had 3 birthday celebrations for Luke, as his birthday was the week after we moved, and it's not really cool to have no friends for your first birthday. So we had people from Omakere before we moved, saw our closest PN friends on our way south, and had a cake again here with Nana.
Luke was very spoilt, and had 3 lovely 'parties', but I think his favourite moment was getting to eat cake. Although 'eat' is a rather generous term for what actually happened!
Thinking back to this time last year, I would like to thank everyone who has supported us, and loved Luke, over the last 12 months. We really appreciate it. Thanks especially to Trina and Hem, who I will never forget for dropping everything and driving 3 hours to come and see us once we had the diagnosis. That will never be forgotten. And to Anna, who was my first visitor to the hospital, and the only person outside our family to meet Luke before the label, thank you for all your support and encouragement too. We are so lucky that we have such great friends and family. Not everyone who has been in our position has been so fortunate.
Looking forward now, with Luke starting at the Champion Centre in only a couple of weeks, 2009 should be an excellent year.