Monday, November 15, 2010

Just watch this video...

No need for us to comment on/explain this video, it really just speaks for itself. This was just an amazing & unexpected state of awareness that Ella had tonight. We are so thankful that we got to be there! She still has a long long way to go & tomorrow will be an important day as the cardiologists will be reviewing her case & discussing options. Please pray for wisdom, insight & compassion for them and that the Master Cardiologist, Jesus, would be guiding them.

But tonight we will be dreaming of Ella's eyes.

33 comments:

AndiMae said...

Oh,guys! I can't get over how beautiful she is! She is gorgeous! Totally crying over here. So so thankful that you had such an amazing time with her tonight and that she was so alert. What a gift! Praying and praying and praying. We love you all so much!

Sue Asbjornsen said...

Can't stop the tears! She is SO beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am in awe and praying for the morning meeting.

Wes Stanton said...

She's taking it all in. How lovely.

Katie said...

That is amazing! What a beautiful baby, she has a fight in those eyes.

Kelsey said...

She is beyond beautiful! What a sweet, sweet moment you captured. She is certainly a strong and courageous fighter! I will be keeping you in my prayers, especially as the doctors come together this morning.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13

Kelsey Asbjornsen Hawthorne

Cottage Mommy said...

Oh that is precious and beautiful and brought tears to my eyes! Ella is just gorgeous and so, so sweet. I loved hearing the two of you talk to her too...loved hearing your love for your beautiful baby. Praying, praying, praying here today...

Jen said...

Oh those eyes!!! What a blessed moment for all three of you! Praying for the meeting this morning and trusting God to give the doctors wisdom.

Love to you!

Jeremy and Dana Higgins said...

I'm not sure that I've officially met you, but I attend FBC MOPS with you. Jill J. passed along the link to your blog and I've been following daily.

My eyes are filled with tears and my heart full of emotion for you as I read your posts. My twin girls spent time in the NICU, and although our circumstances were different, I can completely related with your desire to have your beautiful princess in your arms, at home and healthy. Please know that I am one of many who is praying for you and your sweet little blessing. You are covered in prayer!

Dana Higgins

Chelle said...

Oh you guys, she is beyond words beautiful...tears here too, tears of joy...what a gift to see how much she loves to hear your voices and feel your touch...she is one amazing little girl.

We will be praying all morning for the doctors, knowing that all this time she's in tenderest care of the Great Physician. And for new miracles. And for continued strength and grace and joy for her Mama and Papa, brothers and grandparents.
Much love to you.

Lindsay said...

She is amazingly beautiful. I couldn't finish the video because my heart was aching with compassion for your situation. She is a gift from the Lord and I can not believe how your situation is affecting my life. It is reminding me as I pray for you to be grateful for my children no matter how difficult they are. The Lord IS with you. He is faithful to his children. God Bless you Christa and Eric.

Linda said...

Christa and Erik! What a precious moment you three shared together! God is SO good and full of compassion...I could see recognition in her beautiful eyes as she listened to your voices.
Oregon continues to pray for Ella's healing!
Love to you, Linda and Bob

Sarah said...

What a precious moment to have with her! My mom's church is also lifting beautiful Ella up in prayer and I am absolutely inspired with watching so many people pray and come together for little Ella. It's a beautiful picture of why we are here and how we can share His love. Love you!!

rhonda cyr said...

i read, "no need for comment", .. are you kidding?? how could we not?
this is incredible, ... how thankful i am that you were there in those moments, and that you shared them with all of us. i found myself whispering outloud to only my computer and jesus, .. "wow, .... wow".
praying for the Master Healer to be evident today in ellas body, and the minds of all who have information to process, and decisions to make. praying with a full heart, and an image of ellas eyes in my mind. that will carry me through today! :)

Christa said...

Sorry Rhonda, I meant there was no need for US to comment because the video speaks for itself. I'll revise that wording because we definitely love every single comment we get! Thank you again.

Bryan and Kalya said...

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

"Finally, brothers (and sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." (Philippians 4:4-8)

We are thinking about you Ella. We love you so much!

-Grandpa and YaYa Bogue

yoon yi said...

I know that God cannot take His eyes off of Ella because of her beauty and her captivating life. May He bless and heal her as we all wait with expectant hope and joy.

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Tiffany said...

Hello there precious family,
We will be praying for you all and for your beautiful little girl!!!
As I read your posts I am going through all the emotions of it with you. This spring we had an emergency C-section and then had our little man in the NICU for a little while. The best thing I can tell you is to Keep your eyes on JESUS and to get to know the nurses and Doc.s. They are there to help you understand and be involved as much as you can. Also when they allow it do as much kangaroo time as they permit. It is a great way to bond with your little girl.
I will keep you in my prayers and pray that God heals your little Ella and that He can use this for His glory.
With Love, Tiffany

Matt Bogue said...

XOXO times a million for my girl! What beautiful eyes. Crazy how much emotion you can already see in her! Love you Ella Louise!

kroddel said...

What an unforgettable video, I can't stop the tears....she is SO beautiful! I'm praying every moment I get and here's my dedication to you for today sweet Ella...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fCHSgCuh6M

Love you guys, Kris XOXO

kroddel said...
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kroddel said...

Sorry, that link did not work the way I wanted it to. If anyone can help me w/this, that would be great. This song is exactly what Ella needs...LOVE to all...

timbeal said...

Hey guys - we've been keeping up on ella and praying for her and you through this. seeing the pictures brings back so many memories of our son raine and the 3 months we spent in the nicu with him. he's a healthy 2 year old now and we are always amazed to think about how far he came. praying that God continues to bring you the hope and strength you need through all of this. - tim and heather beal

Nicoly said...

Ella is so beautiful and has completely won my heart...my entire Mom's group is praying for her over here in Gig Harbor...thanks for the updates, it is so encouraging to see daily answers to prayers!

Julia said...

Erik and Christa, though we have never met, please know you are in my prayers. My granddaughter was born a month ago and has heart defects that will require surgery, so my heart goes out to you in a real way. Thank you for sharing your journey. Ella is beautiful.

Amy... said...

I already told you what I thought of the video...but I keep coming back to watch! Her eyes!! I love her. I love you guys! ~amy

stephanie said...

I LOVE YOU GUYS AND MISS YOU SO MUCH! Thank you for the video. Ella is amazing! I get the feeling she is stronger than we know. I am so thankful for the growth she is making! I am wondering how the two of you are doing? It is hard being so far away when I wish I could be there to support you. Sending love and prayers to you!
Steph

Kristin E said...

I am in awe of her beauty and of the Power of Christ. May He continue to strengthen her.

waffle/sloth/robot said...

We've been thinking about you guys every day, and I just watched this video and couldn't believe how strong that little girl is! Joe and I are sending so many positive thoughts toward both of you, the boys and Baby Ella!

xo
Joe and Leah Preston

Rachelle said...

We pray you have many more special moments like this as you wait on our Lord and wait for baby Ella's heart to strengthen day by day. She is a beautiful baby! Absolutely precious video! She seems so happy to have you both by her side!

JJ Dahl said...

Awwww... Sweet Baby Ella. May she have peaceful dreams tonight!

Marcia said...

The most precious baby on the planet!
We are praying for her and for recovery! God bless Ella! What a beautiful little one.If there is anything that we can do to help,please let's know.Much ove,
Márcia and Paul Raymond

Linda said...

Oh my, Baby Ella is just so precious. This video had me in tears and in awe of our mighty Father.
I am praying for Ella and God's continued strength and courage for you and Erik.
Blessings and Peace to you.
(Andi's mom)

jb.walker14 said...

Wow--I cant believe how beautiful she is. She was really responding to you guys. What an amazing moment. Hang in there sweet girl. You are in everyone's prayers.