Friday, December 24, 2010

Letter to a fixator

Dear Fixator,
I know we've had a love/hate relationship over these last 5 months. We knew you'd be the right choice to help our strong boy grow.  We knew it wasn't going to be an easy process. But, like all challenges you've brought strength to all who have known you or known about you. You have helped our family grow stronger and closer by seeing how amazing a 3 year old can be when faced with tough times.
You've banged up quite a few things in our house and on our bodies, so it's clear you've made your mark.
Now, that you are no longer a part of Jeffrey's leg, literally, I think we can reconcile and appreciate all that you've done. Truce?
From this day forward, you will forever make sweet music as a set of wind chimes hanging in Jeffrey's room. This will be a reminder of the blessings you have bestowed on our family.
You will also be remembered every Christmas, as part of you will adorn our tree as a Christmas ornament for 2010.
We will see this fixator life again in a few years when one of your fixator friends takes us down the lengthening road once more.
Fixatorless :)
Peace out, fixator!
The Schwanti


  1. made me cry! I am so happy for Jeffrey. Merry Christmas

  2. So wonderful for such a brave boy with such a strong family. Thanks for letting us be a part of your journey. Wishing you the merriest Christmas. Hugs to you all. Eileen

  3. I say make it a hood ornament on his first car.

  4. I love this post! What a great post and great ideas on what to do with the fixator after removal!