I am a 30ish year old mom of five precious boys and one sweet girl. Four of our children are here with us and two are in the arms of Jesus. Our sweet baby girl Hope was diagnosed with Dystrophic Epdermolysis Bullosa and our youngest son came to us through adoption, the Lord has shown us just how Faithful He is. We will continue to Journey and follow Him where ever He leads. We feel very blessed that God chose us to be the parents of each of our kids, and we look forward to what He has in store for us in foster care!
Thank you all so much for praying for sweet Hope! Look at that face! Is she not scrumptious?! I am happy to report that she is doing well. She is a pleasant baby who sleeps a lot and nurses like a champ! The boys are just absolutely loving her and our house is overflowing with sheer joy. I never thought I would be so thankful for late night feedings, our alone time in the quiet of the night is such sacred time for me. I am just loving her to pieces and honestly, not sharing her very well.
As for her blisters, we are praising God that NO new ones have developed since we were in the Hospital on Wednesday. Her left foot has only one small blister that seems to be healing nicely, her right foot on the other hand is quite painful. She has three larger blisters that ARE healing but are very raw, and at the edge of the one is where the did the biopsy Thursday so she has a little stitch there. None of this seems to bother her aside from at bandage change time, which is heart wrenching for all of us. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for bandage change time. Howard has been so amazing, though I know it is so tough for him he has really taken charge and I provide the comfort while he does the "dirty work". I am so thankful for him!
As for me, after Thursday's trip to Pittsburgh I was quite sore and it has taken me a few days to recover from that. I am doing well, and Hope and I are blessed to have the three men of the household taking care of us. We are taking it easy and just hanging out. Hope and I watched our first chick flick together the other night. I can't say she was impressed.
So, thank you for praying, your prayers are being felt. I have felt so encouraged by your prayers and messages. Thank you!
Go ahead and mention my child, The one that died, you know. Don't worry about hurting me further. The depth of my pain doesn't show. Don't worry about making me cry. I'm already crying inside. Help me to heal by releasing The tears that I try to hide. I'm hurt when you just keep silent, Pretending she didn't exist. I'd rather you mention my child, Knowing that she has been missed. You asked me how I was doing. I say "pretty good" or "fine". But healing is something ongoing I feel it will take a lifetime. ~ Elizabeth Dent ~
"When I Lay My Isaac Down" - Carol Kent "The One Year Book of Hope" - Nancy Guthrie "Holding on to Hope" - Nancy Guthrie "Empty Cradle Broken Heart" - Deborah Davis "Waiting With Gabriel" - Amy Kuebelbeck "Streams in the Desert" - LB Cowman "It Takes a Parent" - Betsy Hart "I'll Hold You in Heaven" - Jack Hayford "Crazy Love" Francis Chan "Radical" David Platt