Sunday, February 1, 2009
I’ve been without posting for a while. This week has taken an emotional toll as I replay the events last year that coincide with this week…the surgery date, weaning off the vent, having to go back on the vent, the tests and trials, the delicate balance of dozens of medications, the arrhythmia’s, the crisis moments, the endless hours sitting by her bedside, C-PAPs, CPT, X-rays, brain scans, wound care, sitting in the dimly lit “Nursing Mother’s Room” storing milk for my baby that I wondered if she’d ever receive. This week has revived many emotions. I feel validated as I follow other blogs and realize that every heart-mom does this. These days are inevitable. The days you look back and remember when time stood still!
Dont tell our Dr, but Evie and I “broke parole”:-) We stole away to Atlanta for 24 hours to celebrate my mother’s birthday by surprising her. (I figured limiting interaction to just my family couldn’t be any worse than exposure to germs for 24 hrs. in the hospital last week next door to a poor kid infected with RSV!) Last January was mother’s 60th and we had big plans which came to a screeching halt with Evie in the limelight. Mother was at our side in Charleston making sure we were fed, corresponding with our praying friends, serving and holding us together.
We wanted to celebrate this year! My sister’s and I threw her a little tea party complete with fine china and crystal and dainty tea sandwiches and petit fours. A sweet time of celebration and always, ALWAYS reflections on Gods goodness this year! A whirlwind trip, but great fun.
Oh, and I have the greatest brothers! Got to hang out with them the other night and I have to say that Uncle Nathan has the magic touch!
What a difference a year makes!
Birthday 2008 Birthday 2009