The 2014 year has certainly been a year with blessings and challenges. We began this year with Karen’s Dad’s recent heart transplant and he is doing very well. In February, Karen had surgery and is also feeling great. In April, Kevin had Hyprocure surgery on both ankles and was off his feet for 4 weeks. He continues to have some struggles regarding his left foot that we are working diligently on and hope will straighten out soon. In June, Jon’s Dad was in the hospital for several weeks and passed away. And in September, Karen’s paternal Grandma, Bubbie, died at 90 years of age.
Overall we are thankful for the blessings that we have had and are looking forward to the new year. Despite the sadness and challenges this year, it did not prevent us from making some good memories. We were in New Jersey for Kevin’s surgery and stayed near the Jersey Shore and walked the famous boardwalk. We enjoyed Kevin’s cousins visiting us over the summer. In October, we celebrated Kevin’s 10th birthday with Karen’s Mom & Dad. We took them to some of our favorite spots around town and then took a road trip to Chautauqua Lake, NY and Niagara Falls, Canada. The weather was chilly and rainy during our trip but it never spoiled our time together. For Thanksgiving, we had all 14 of the Golembiewski’s at our house and then traveled to Pittsburgh to celebrate Karen’s Grandma Como’s 90th Birthday, a weekend full of good memories. Kevin also continues to have his weekly visits with Grandma Hudak which is a treat for both.
Kevin perseveres with his daily program. We have been with the Family Hope Center in the Philadelphia area for 5 years now. Kevin had 3 months of neurological growth at our recent visit. And we have some new programs that we hope will help give Kevin more progression and healing. If you would like to follow along our journey with Kevin go to www.hudakfamily.blogspot.com
Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.