|A card from one of the great nurses at Deaconess with Ella's Turkey-Handprints :)|
My mother's heart has so much to be thankful for on this wonderful Thanksgiving day. I am so thankful for my 3 beautiful children that Jesus has blessed me with. I love seeing how He is molding and shaping their hearts in 3 very different ways. Isn't it so great to think that He can meet us each where we are at and shape our hearts exactly how He wants it and how we NEED it to be molded? Our God loves us so much that He sees us each individually and loves us right where we are. So thankful.
I am extra thankful because I was able to hold Ella for the very first time last night. I had to catch my breath as the nurse handed the pink little Ella bundle to me and then I was speechless and all I could do was stare. So thankful.
I usually let Erik do the medical updates since he talks to the doctor (I get way to emotional), but yesterday was a busy day and so I will attempt to explain. Bare with me. Ella's ventilator was changed to a cpap, which is exactly what her grandpa uses at night for snoring. It is a step in the right direction to get her breathing on her own. The doctor called a few minutes ago and said that she is surprised and very pleased with how Ella is doing on this new breathing machine. She was given caffeine to help with her brain (taking after her grandpa again). She also got some tummy time to get her off of her back a little plus I got to hold her. A very busy day, but my sweet Ella is so resilient at such a young age and she is so strong. I am in awe of what Jesus is doing in and through her. So thankful.