I'm baaaaaaaack :-)
It's me- In all honesty, today has been rough for me… when I got David's text about Grace's gradient across her mitral valve being higher than before (and it was already considered high last time when it was 11-13), I felt deflated because we have invested 2 weeks of recovery and hope that this valve might work. Her personality has just started to shine through today (scrunched nose smiles, waving, clapping and drawing everyone in with her sweetness)…
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
It's hard to imagine celebrating Andrew's birthday tomorrow without David and Grace here, so I can only imagine what Thanksgiving will be like, but in God's strength we will choose joy and gratitude because we have SO VERY much to be thankful for! For instance, God has used so many of you to remind me/us that we aren't alone in this fight. You have also allowed me to get excited about the hope that our family will be reunited for a special Christmas in Boston! I can't even imagine what it will look like with all of the logistics and uncertainty between now and then, but all that matters is that (Lord willing) we will be TOGETHER to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! The only reason for the season :-). To each and every one of you that is praying for us and that has made it their mission to get Grace back to Boston, to make the holidays special, less lonely, and as stress free as possible, we are eternally grateful and don't take an ounce of your kindness for granted.
(((BIG HUGS)) with complementary tears and snot on your shoulder :-).