Jackson was born August 2008 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital heart defect affecting the left ventrical and aorta. Three days after he was born he had the first of three open heart surgeries at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT. In January 2009 he had his 2nd surgery, the Glenn, and in May 2012 he had his third open heart surgery, the Fontan. He is currently doing great and you would hardly know he's anything but perfectly healthy. He's sweet, cute, and as wonderful as they come and such a joy in our lives.
Tonight we gave Jack a Name and a Blessing (a special ordinance in our church). Typically this is something done when babies are a few weeks old, but we thought we better do it before his surgery. Hardy gave him the most beautiful blessing. We were all pretty emotional as he began, but the Spirit was so strong in the room and brought such peace. It was very special.