Saturday, March 30, 2013

Long time no see...

Long time no see...  We are beyond grateful to be under one roof as a family and are trying to be purposeful about celebrating that blessing despite all of the chaos.  I will be honest, it has been HARD since Gracie has come home because it is like having a newborn all over again, in that she wakes up multiple times throughout the night (she use to be a world class sleeper).  It is also a huge challenge to get her to eat "enough."  We find ourselves investing so much time, emotion, and energy into pushing her to eat more because we know that her growth and health depends upon it.  Each day my adversity to her getting a temporary feeding tube weakens just a bit because worrying about her eating is exhausting.  I still pray and hope that she won't need one of course because it is just one more thing to remind us that she isn't healthy, but I trust that if God's in the process of preparing my heart for that, it will certainly be alright.  For a while, Grace was throwing up most of an entire feeding because she would gag on her Lasik's (one of her medications that apparently tastes terrible and is a large quantity), so that was heart breaking.  By God's grace we made some adjustments (give her yucky medicine on an empty tummy and mix it with apple juice) and it has worked in keeping the medicine down.  Long story short, I haven't posted on the blog lately because David and I are EXHAUSTED!!!  While it has been a tough week and a half, this truth reminds me of where my strength comes from...

Will you please cover us in prayer right now (we need it :-)?  Please pray that we would get some rest and that Grace would EAT (and stay healthy of course)!  Thank you village!  We love and appreciate you more than you know!

Here are a few pictures from the past week...

SNUGGLE TIME!!!  

OUR PRECIOUS GIRLS!!!

OUR BOY AND HIS LITTLE LOVE BUG!!!

Grace saying "Who me?!?!"


1 comment:

The Keierleber Family said...

praying daily, (and now with more specifics). :) Love these pics!!!