Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Baby Ella - Update

Well, here we are 2 heart caths and 1 open heart surgery later. Four months old, growing and learning as fast as a weed. The end of July holds another heart cath and another open heart surgery for Ella. Her main goal is chewing on everything she can get to her mouth, she is teething and drooling like a pro. Her other goal is to stay cool, she hates to be hot. Good luck with that one - Carolina Girl!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Grand daughter - Baby Ella

Our lives changed February 16th when our son's baby Ella was born. We quickly discovered that her heart had a major birth defect and she was not expected to live through the night. This is her photo today, three weeks later, after two heart surgeries and many, many prayers.
Many ups and downs have been hard on both our families but we now have hope for the future.
 While searching for any meaning through this whole time, I found a quiet garden space. This garden as well as the landscape all around the hospital show that they understand the quieting peace people gain from natural spaces and flowers.
Please pray for this baby as she continues to grow and faces at least two more major surgeries before age three. I have a feeling I am going to be sitting in this garden again, seeking peace and meaning through out the next couple of years.