Saturday, September 1, 2012

Grace Astrid Ross (Astrid is Norse for divine power; both me and David are 25% Norwegian) was born on Aug. 27th at 8:40 p.m. weighing in at 6 lbs, 6 oz and 19 inches long. Today (Sept. 1st) Grace is doing great (all things considered :) in the CVICU at Texas Children's Hospital. Everyone here has been absolutely amazing from the nurses to the volunteers, etc. At this point it looks like her surgery may take place on Tuesday. We were previously told that it would be on Wednesday, but for scheduling purposes (not because it is urgent at this time) they may be moving it to Tuesday. We have quickly learned that things are very fluid around here, so we continue to rest, trust and hope in the Lord! Your prayers mean more to us than words could ever begin to express, so it is with humble and grateful hearts that we ask that you please continue to cover us in prayer throughout this journey. Here is how you can be praying for us right now...

-that we could balance our time in a way that all of our kids feel loved, secure and treasured (especially with so many big life events happening at once)
-that our marriage would continue to stay strong (with our eyes focused on the Lord)
-that Andrew would have an easy and smooth transition into his new class, especially if we can't take him for the first couple of days because of Grace's surgery
-that Abigail would continue to thrive at and love Kindergarten
-that we would be bold in seeking out opportunities to encourage, pray for and point the other families in the CVICU to our gracious heavenly Father during a time of such fear and uncertainty
-that our quiet time wouldn't be compromised during this chaotic time
-that EVERYONE that is helping us out during this time would be blessed and know how much we love and appreciate them
*** that Grace would blow the dr's away with how well she is doing before, during, and after surgery and that she needs the least amount of intervention and surgeries possible


 “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him." Nahum 1:7


Elise said...

Praise God! The sooner the surgery the sooner she can go home!! I love you all so much! Thanks for explaining her middle name. It's beautiful!

Julie said...

So thankful that you have updated us in ways we can pray for you all! We are encouraged by the strong faith you all are exhibiting during this time! It is awesome. And Grace couldn't be more perfect! Keep us posted! Love from Iowa! The Wigle's

Caryn said...

Praise the Lord for your precious gift! Prayers are reaching all the way from Minnesota! :-)