Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Christmas Eve...

As I sit and watch the slide show of my precious family, I am reminded that God is totally in control of our lives. Twenty nine years ago as I was struggling with infertility and not being about to conceive, I could never have imagined the goodness that He had in store. No my life is not totally perfect in every way, but the blessings are HUGE! Six children I could not love more. They are beautiful, handsome and so darn cute. We have our normal ups and downs but they love so much!
As I watched the slide show I can read in all their faces how much love they have for Annabel. I could not ask more of my children in anyway.
My parents, sister and brother I am sure thought I was crazy when I was determined to raise another baby so late in life. I know that each one guarded their hearts so none would hurt when she passed early like we were told. But I am sure, this Christmas of the love and acceptance in all their faces. How Annabel loves them all.
I love my mom and dad so much for giving me the gift of love! I am so grateful for my sister and brother and their families.
As I count my blessing of my family, I also count them of my friends that are close and some that are so far away. Some I have met and other I have never met but feel I know so much! I continue to thank you for all the prayers offered up on Annabel's behalf, in her sickness and her health. Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Greatest Gift of All...

We are all so blessed with many things. But of course the greatest gift of all, is the most precious baby in the manger! Wanting to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!
All is well here and we are blessed to all be together for the holidays. Annabel has come down with another infection with two very rough nights. The doctor says we got it early and she has prescribe an antibiotic. At this time we are thankful for her g-tube as she hasn't wanted to eat for about 3 days. I am praying that tonight will be a good night and she will sleep tight!
Overall, Annabel is doing good and I know it is through God goodness that she is here today. I want to thank you for your year of faithful prayers. I am so blessed to have so many friends who love Annabel and know that we are keeping your family in our prayers.