{Fist Pump Friday!}

Friday, November 19, 2010


When Emily & Keith emailed me this photo for our Fist Pump Friday post I both smiled and cried. Meet their son Tage who recently had open heart surgery to repair a unique condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. Only days after surgery this little guy was already throwing fist pumps. Go Tage!


Our next photo comes all the way from China. Kara and her husband Peter recently introduced some of their students to homemade chocolate chip cookies. This resulted in the only appropriate response I can think of ... fist pumps and leg kicks!


Noooow here's a cutie. Check out Cara's sweet cub Mae rockin her woobie cape and jammers all the way in Portland, OR. (Insert bonus points here for correct usage of woobie).


Our last Fist Pump Friday photo features Sarah, Stephanie, and Alyssa, three recent college grads workin the 9-5 in Tulsa. They get bonus points for taking their photo at the center of the universe and for living in Husband's hometown. T-minus 5 days until the Loerke's invade the Utica Square lighting ceremony.

Thanks to those of you who sent in photos. We love getting to know you!

To participate, send a picture of you and your Homies throwing fist pumps and leg kicks to em{at}todaysletters.com ... it's just that simple.

13 comments:

Julia said...

Love them all'

G said...

That Stephanie girl is hot! Wow.... :)

Leah said...

Whoa, little baby at the top...trying not to cry! So adorable and what a trooper!

Teresa said...

amazing...I'm with Leah.

addison said...

god is good! so stoked on sweet baby tage pulling through to live a life full of happiness, love, and fist pumping. what an angel.

Heidi said...

Kara of Karasinchina.blogspot.com and I taught together in CHINA, she is also from Tulsa!! We read you EVERYDAY and would get together and talk about how much we want to be real life friends with you! ps I e-mailed you that one time to tell you how much we loved you guys!

teachingtolearn said...

Love, love, love it!

Today's Letters said...

julia, when do we get to see a fist pump photo from you and the rest of the morrison clan?

g, we concur.

leah, teresa, & addison, isn't he precious? this guy is definitely a lover and a fighter.

heidi, i remember! you've been home for about 4 months now? how has the transition been?

Maribeth said...

having been born with a congenital heart defect myself (hypoplastic left heart syndrome) which required two open heart surgeries before the age of two, I LOVE the first "fist pump" picture :) thanks for giving me something to look forward to every day with your blog!

Timothy Loerke said...

Maribeth, that is amazing! I had never known an adult to have lived through HLHS. I know about the surgeries you went through and am so thankful you shared this. I am doing an elective rotation in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Medical Center in Dallas which also happens to be my dream job out of school...fingers crossed!

Maribeth said...

Tim, that's so awesome! Yeah, I'm one of the top 10 survivors of HLHS. I'd love to share my story with you guys in more detail if you're ever interested. Shoot me an e-mail at anytime (maribethgillis@gmail.com) or go to http://www.change.org/chloe_duyck_memorial_fund/projects/fundraising/half_a_heart_and_full_of_life and read it there...I did an internship in high school at Children's on the cardiac floor and was able to watch one of the surgeries I had when I was young - definitely one of the most incredible experiences ever. Looking forward to talking with you again soon. Take care!

Timothy Loerke said...

Wow, Maribeth! What an awesome story! I sent this along to one of the Nurse Practitioners (Mellissa Myers) at Childrens for the HLHS families. I am amazed at how the chain events unfolded. The Norwood procedure is complex yet provides hope for the kids. I can't believe this all came about because your aunt found an article in a Reader's Digest about Dr. Norwood. God is amazing! So gald you shared your story!

Heidi said...

i don't know proper blog etiquette... do i reply to your question on here!? transition has been... lets say crazy! i actually just got engaged, so now i'm wedding planning in oklahoma while my fiancé is living in philadelphia! expect a fist pump wedding picture in 6 months!

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