Sunday, February 1, 2009

Grandmoni's Surprise

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

4 comments:

The Butcher Family said...

I am so glad you got to get away for a day and I know that it meant the world to your precious mother! Evie looks just darling in her arms!
Oh, what a fancy affair!!! Makes me want to go make a cup of mint tea right now!

Love you~ Rebecca

Kelly said...

Good for you friend!!! Way to go! I'm so proud of you for embracing every precious moment!! I love you and miss you dearly!

Laura said...

I am so glad that you found Graysen's blog. It was wonderful to hear from you! We think about Evie and Annabelle every day, especially during this time. I am very happy that Evie is doing well. She is adorable! We'd love to get together one of these days and let Graysen and Evie play. Keep in touch. Love, Lee, Laura, Caleb, and Graysen Slusher

Heidi Ann said...

How revived you must feel, never revived enough to handle the possibilities of this new year I'm sure. Moms are so special, always doing anything they can to make us feel loved. Just think, one day we'll do it for our little darlings. I'll never tell about breaking parol!!

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