Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love to you all

Last Valentine's Day, Lou, Ty and I were in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Weill Cornell NY Presbyterian Hospital.  In hindsight, those days were horrific... but we were clinging onto hope.  Hope ends only when you stop believing, and we will never stop believing in Ty.  God, he has been through so much.  He is one amazing kid.  SuperTy indeed.  I love him and Gavin to infinity and back and I am the luckiest mommy in the world. 

This Valentine's Day was an entirely different story.  Ty spent the morning with me at preschool where he made beautiful Valentine's for all of his loved ones.  He was walking around his classroom with minimal support from me, and he got a huge smooch on the cheek from one of his classmates (so did I, she is a sweetheart). Then we spent the rest of the day at home with Gavin, having tons of fun doing nothing special.  Lou came home with flowers and we enjoyed a very loud, unromantic home-cooked meal filled with constant interruptions from Ty and Gavin.  They were asleep early tonight and Lou and I are now watching some romantic comedy and calling it a night. 

I posted this to my facebook tonight because I love it: 

I asked a wise man, “Which is more important, to love or to be loved?” The man replied with another question: “Which is more important to a bird, the left wing or the right wing?”  

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. 


  1. I'm thrilled Ty is taking steps on his own (wohoo) and getting stronger and stronger. I'm sure this is a slow and steady climb to perfect health. I don't have any doubts. I really don't. He is a young, healthy boy with strong cells in his body that can bounce back from anything.

    What does Valentines Day look like next year????


  2. Next year Ty will be running. And, maybe Colleen will be back in New York and she will be my valentine :)

  3. Hello Campbell family, so great to hear Ty is doing so well. Always in my prayers. Cindy My son and I volunteered for the radiothon that was going on this past week in TY's honor for ST JUDE. You can go on my Facebook to see pics. ELLEN SEGARA xoxoxoxo to Ty and Gavin .