Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The month of May...




Between Annabel being in the hospital and May activities the month is flying by. Just thought I would show you Annabel's life when she is out of the hospital. These pictures are at Annabel's brother, Tyler, Yellow Ribbon gathering. This is pre-deployment get togethers for the families and informing us of the status of their deployment. The company was great and the food was wonderful.

Annabel in her red, white and blue...







Tyler, with his grandparents

Carly and Colette


Derek, Annabel, Tyler and Tara


Where is my breakfast???


Here it comes...


Tara taking me for my first swim this year...





Hair cut time...


Lindsey my favorite hair stylist...

The following pictures are of Annabel and Johnny. Johnny goes to the same facility that Annabel goes to for PT. Johnny has a special heart for Annabel as does Annabel for Johnny. When Johnny is walking down the hall with his walker, Annabel sits at the end and claps for him. He often tells her, "Clap for Johnny, Annabel" and she begins clapping. Since Annabel has been sick and not at therapy as often Johnny becomes very concerned about her. In their home is a photo of Annabel and Johnny on the coffee table. His dad said a few times this weekend he would just stare at her picture and then he would say "Bless your heart, Annabel". We never really know what is going on in these special little head of theirs...




Update on her surgery: It is finally scheduled for June 4th. She will be admitted on June 3rd to prep her bowel. We are so fortunate that her new urologist and the surgeon operating on her bowel have agreed to work together and we both available. She will now only have to be sedated one time and the dilation is a small procedure but would cause her discomfort, so since she will having pain medicine for the bowel this can be covered also. Getting this call today was an answered prayer. I feel very much at peace with what will be happening. Daily as I watch Annabel and her belly take on a life of its own, I am more convinced that this needs to take place.
God's timing for this I am grateful.

18 comments:

The VW's said...

Great pictures!

And, what a sweet and special friendship for Annabel to have!

Kathy said...

Annabel, you have great taste in men! Your little Johnny is adorable!

Loved the pictures and seeing Annabel with her siblings. They obviously so adore her! Cathy, all your kids are so beautiful!

Great to see Tara and Annabel back in the water. I loved the pics last year of them in her pool. How much bigger and braver she seems this year!

Please thank your very handsome son for being willing to serve our country. We all appreciate it!!!

Praying for rest and serious sleep for you friend!

Love,
Kathy

my3sons said...

What beautiful pictures! She looks so healthy and happy in them! Precious!

Anonymous said...

So many prayers were answered, and will continue to be. God Bless



Edie

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am so grateful for the timing of both procedures being done at one time. God sure has Annabel in His sight.:) All of these pictures are so good and I love the relationship she has with Johnny. Just look at the love:) Makes me smile big. Love you girl and I will be praying for all to go excellent for you and her surgery. And this girl sure works it in the pool. So cute. Love you Cathy.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Katie said...

Thank you so much for sharing these great pictures! :-) Continuing to pray for Annabel.

Alyssa's Mom said...

Wonderful pics! I love seeing Annabel doing so much and really enjoying herself. I'll be praying for Tyler during his deployment, let us know if we can send care packages. Thanks to Tyler for your selfless service!!

Lauren Ford said...

love this blog. so sweet. me and michael love reading good news from Anna. so sweet. so glad she is well enough to for a dip~ we are both praying for Annabel each day~ luv ya'll

Anonymous said...

It just makes my day to see her so happy, What a sweet little friend Johnnie must be. They look so happy playing together. We will keep her in our prayers.
Love Susan

Mrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth) said...

Lovely photos and videos! I do love the way small children - not just the special ones, but all of them - fall in love!

Please keep us updated on her surgery & so on - I'm off on holiday very soon but will keep her in my prayers and hope to be able to continue to follow her journey, although I'll probably not be commenting much.

Aimee said...

She has the be the cutest kid on the planet. Oh, what a display of God's glory. Thank you for sharing Annabel with us.

Anonymous said...

That was the cutest thing! Bless your heart Johnny!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

That last picture is so sweet. Look at how she adores her freind.

Thinking of you as you gear up for this surgery!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

That last picture shows true love! Isn't it amazing? My Peanut has a boyfriend in class, a little dude named AJ. Oh they love each other so much!! :)

I am glad that the surgery is scheduled so that Annabel can be on the road to betterness. (If that's even a word? LOL)

Jill Smith said...

Annabel's smiles always warm my heart! Thank you for sharing them with us! And I'll be praying for her and her upcoming surgery.

May said...

When Annabel smiles, I feel this overwhelming sense of positivity. Her life has really touched mine. Thank you cathy for the pix.

btw, I came across another family who's baby with t18 just turned 3 weeks. Coincidentally, her name is also Annabel and they are in Texas!

http://sweet-annabel-leigh.blogspot.com

just thought u might want to say hi.

Kelly said...

the pics of annabel and johnny are so sweet they actually brought tears to my eyes. it's so awesome that our little ones can form bonds even though they can't communicate conventionally. the video of her swimming is too cute. kaiya does the same thing in the pool! we have a little baby float that she barely fits into, but she can sit up in it and motor herself around the pool. it's funny ;)

really hope we get to see you guys in july! we can't wait for conference!

Hilary said...

Love all the pictures!! The last one of her looking at Johnny is PRECIOUS!! Annabel you have won the hearts of many..praying for you daily :) Have a great weekend!! Saying a special prayer for your son and all the other men and women who bravely serve our country..GOD BLESS them!!!