Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ella's 1st Year

Her actual birthday was 2 days ago, but today was her party to celebrate it.  What a wonderful, crazy, amazing year.

We've been reflecting on her 1st year a lot lately & it's really brought us back to her beginning.  Even with something as wild as Ella's 1st couple of months, as time passes it becomes easy to forget what it was like.  So its been good for us to reflect on it.  To replay the sequence of events, to remind ourselves how we felt.  To remember how God healed her & carried us through.  

We also remember how much love & support we received from all of our friends, family & even strangers.  Thanks again for everything!

I finally completed this video which kind of sums up Ella's journey so far.  It's a bit over 10 minutes long, but we had a lot of content. :)  Enjoy!


The Boggs Family said...

Beautiful - wow. WOW. WOW! Ken & I both just watched this, tears streaming down our cheeks & smiling and totally praising God for your miracle baby Ella! She is just beautiful... your hearts and your family, the work God has done (and continues to do) ... beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! This video was amazing. Love & hugs to you all & HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- what a celebration! HUGS!

Jess Neil said...

That was such a touching video! I cried and then i was so happy for the way things have turned out! She is so beautiful! You both are so inspiring to me! I don't know how you guys did it! You guys are so positive! I appreciate you keeping up with how she is doing and letting us know. I cant believe its been a year already! You all are still in my thoughts and prayers!

Love, Jess

The Liezen Family said...

What a beautiful way to share Ella's first year of life. Thank you for letting all of us be a part of your family's journey.


Jen said...

We watched this as a family and LOVED it! So touching! Ella has touched our lives forever! We are in complete awe of God's work in her little life!

Nick, Jen, and Mia Snider

Jennie said...

What a blessing to watch. What a blessing your family is.


rhonda cyr said...

oh, erik and christa, ...
i've watched this several times, and i just sit and stare, ... astounded, ... blown away. speechless. overwhelmed.
all the words i can think of, fall short, ... seem kind of shallow, ... bland, in comparison to what we have all been able to observe and experience, over the last year. what a privilege it has been to read your words, ..pray fervently for you and your family, .. and watch our amazing Creator breathe life into your "miracle" ella.
i am honored. ... and still blown away.
through your choice to share your journey with all of us, ... you have inspired us, ... encouraged us in our faith, ... and filled us with hope, in ways we never could have imagined.
thank you.
love you guys, ... rhonda

Bridget said...

What a beautiful tribute. To our Heavenly Father and Ella, too. May He continue to bless your family.