Friday, December 12, 2008

You've come a long way baby...

Tonight I couldn't help but feeling so grateful for the progress Annabel is making. To others it may seem slow, but to us it means the world, for her and us. With Annabel it is a race to work when she is well. By work, I mean therapy. With these special little ones, you can make two steps forward and then you are hit with illness and you take 10 backwards.
As I sat her down by the tree tonight, I realised last year that she would not have been able to sit alone. This year I can actually move away from her and take a picture. She also showed an interest in the ornaments and also playing with the bow on the presents. At this point, Annabel is doing better than she has since the storm. I am truly praising God for the healing he has allowed Annabel at this point and praying for her during her winter months. Praying that she will stay as well as possible, that she will be able to control her secretions and stay as free of UTI issues as possible. Thank you for checking in!




13 comments:

Laurie in Ca. said...

Cathy,

I am grateful right along side of you for Annabel's progress. I don't see anything "slow" here Cathy, as she is progressing in Gods time. Only He knows every single detail of her little body and life, and He sees it as perfect. It is us out here that need to see the miracle that she is. And how about our Zoe? Look at what God is doing here. And of course our sweet Mallorie Rose. I just love how these precious kids show me how I need to slow down. They are here to teach us. I just love the joy I see in everyone of these pictures!!!:) I too will be praying for these little ones during the winter season, that they stay well and continue bringing so much joy. I love you Cathy and Annabel too.

Laurie

Jenna said...

She is just so beautiful! Seeing her always lights up my morning.

Blue Maiden said...

I just want you to know that I am blessed beyond measure each time I see Miss Anabelle's smile. The obvious joy that she radiates keeps things in perspective for me. Thank you for sharing her life through this blog.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Those pictures are beautiful!!!
Way to go Annabel!

Tamara said...

Wow Cathy, just so beautiful.. all that she is turning out to be! I am so blown away at Gods love for his little child! Just warms my heart! Thanks for all the photos, good to see them all! Love you much

Mummy Pauline said...

Oohh ... Annabel is so beautiful & seems to enjoy herself very much. Cathy, u are a super mom ...

Kelly said...

annabel is making huge amounts of progress. i'm am always amazed when i see the new things that your family has taught her. we always have annabel in our thoughts, and hope that she stays healthy so she can continue to amaze us with all the great things her family teaches her :)

PAULT001 said...

HOPEFULLY I AM DOING THIS RIGHT AND IT FINDS YOU. I AM NOT SO GOOD ON THE COMPUTER.I WAS SO HONORED TO SEE MY PICTURE WITH ANNABEL ON YOUR BLOG.BUT MORE THAN THAT TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL WORDS YOU SAID ABOUT ME.I AM THE LUCKY ONE,HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY HAVE MET A REAL ANGEL? I CAN.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS.
SHANN TRAYLOR

May said...

Santa rocks? I say Annabel rocks! I'm so happy to see her sitting up on her own. Hope that day will come for Vera. Love the Christmas spirit that seems to be all around over there!

Anonymous said...

Pure joy, what a gift! To only sees the good in people, what a gift!
Loves without reserve, what a gift! Is loved by everyone you meets, what a gift! Yet, Annabel is the greatest gift of all, an angel on earth! Janell Ford

The VW's said...

What a precious child! I'm so happy to hear that she is doing so well! Awesome pictures!

Penny said...

What wonderful pictures! She always has a smile to take my breath but how can anyone look at those pictures and not just be filled to the brim. I have said it before and I'm sure I will again but Cathy she is SO beautiful! God has such perfect plans for her and his timing is always perfect.

I love the glitter shirt! p.s. I agree with Annabel in the last post about the snow. I feel the same way when I walk out the door and feel the chill.

She is God's perfect miracle!!! I love the pictures and I know the time involved in getting them up for us to all see. Thanks for giving us all a gift!

Julie said...

Yay Annabel! We are cheering you on!