Tomorrow between 10:00am and 12:00 Witt is scheduled for trach surgery. This is a surgery that we had hoped and still hope would not have to happen. Most of us cannot even imagine being on the path that Melanie and Austan have been called to walk on with Witt. Today in the waiting room I visited with a mom and dad that do know. Their daughter is age 12 and has the equally rare trisomy 10 condition. The father smiled as he talked of the incredible joy that Paige has brought into their lives and tears filled his eyes as he talked of the pain of giving up the "normal" hopes and expectations they had as parents for their daughter. Not long ago I was home and let the girls(Mel's miniature dachshunds) out in the backyard. The 2 Christmas trees that Austan had bought caught my attention.