Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Burden/Thank YOU

I just have such a burden on my heart this morning to continually thank each and everyone of Grace's doctors/nurses/therapists. I wish there was a way for each of them to know just how much they have impacted our lives. I know not everyone has these experiences with medical personnel, therefore I continually thank our heavenly Father because we have had the most amazing individuals care for Grace every since Grace was still in utero. We have had nurses stop and pray with us, cry with us, a surgeon that was not willing to give up on her, even when every other sign was telling him he should, nurses who deserve WAYYYYY more credit than they receive, cardiologists who have had such gentleness, compassion and patience with our never ending questions and concerns, feeding therapists, occupational therapists,and speech therapists who have all become like part of our family. I don't have pictures of each and everyone of you, but please know if you have ever cared for our daughter, we truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Below are just some of the individuals who have been placed in our lives and have made this journey so much easier.

I couldn't end this post without including our family. You have been there for us in ways we could have never dreamed or imagined we would ever need you to be. From the countless number of prayers you have prayed for us, to the hours you have driven to be with us during each surgery/procedure, to making a quilt in the waiting room that each of us stitched a heart on, to decorating our hotel room to make it feel like Christmas, to buying us a microwave for our room, so we didn't have to eat out all the time, to letting us show our not so "nice" sides and still loving us unconditionally. There are soooooo many more ways I could go on and on, but just know none of them have gone unnoticed or unappreciated. We love you guys sooooo much and thank you for all you have done/do for Grace and for us. We are so blessed.


LeighAnne Gregory said...

You made me cry. But it's tears of sweetness. Isn't it a blessing that God gave those men and women the talent to care and take care and HEAL babies like Grace.

Amanda (Janelle's Mommy) said...

You are so lucky to have such a supportive family!