Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Underneath prayer disappears adversity."Pepper Giardino





Well,Mark didn't leave work until right before 11:00pm so that put me home a little after midnight.So much for a bath ,a little TV and a good nights sleep.I came home and did some things around the house,finished some laundry and now,at 1:05 am I am posting .... quickly.Late this afternoon the therapy dogs came by and usually Zoey isn't really interested in our fine, furried, friends,but today she quite like this little Terrier named Maddie.So I thought I would post a few pictures.They really don't do their visit justice as Zoey was literally trying to lunge out of her chair to get her hands on her.Today was such a long day.I now will only get to see the boys briefly in the morning before I head out again.I can't believe we have been in the hospital 3 weeks already.I lose track of time down there and the weeks have just run into each other.We are hoping that Zoey's numbers will keep on climbing and maybe the boys will be able to come visit over the weekend.I think it's time.Maybe the ideal time too.She hasn't lost any of her hair and she looks so good that I think seeing her will do them a world of good.Well,I have got to get to bed.As you pray for our tiny warrior today will you please keep ALL the warriors that reside on the 4th floor,in there as well.I would love to share with you some of he stories that are played out there daily but I do not want to intrude on the privacy of these families.Suffice it to say that the strength and resiliency,the hope and the faith, along with the fear and the reality,of daily life up there is cause for me to question and at the same time see with such clarity ,the true meaning of living life.I will say though,that Miss Madison had a super hard day.Her little body is so tired from being poked and prodded and put to sleep and woken up and quite frankly, enduring too much for a little girl who is barely four.And her entire family could use a ton of prayers as well.Their journey is going to be long and rough in many moments and the prayers of others will help see them through during their difficult days.I know it has made a tremendous difference in our lives ,especially on those days where we just could not pray for ourselves.So pray hard for all the 4th floor warriors,please.

10 comments:

Mia hat eins mehr said...

Zoey looks great. Good to see! I always thought living in a hospital for such a long time is so different from normal. Well, in my case I didn`t go home, as my husband was not able to take care of our daughter, there were no other kids I had to take care of - which was good in one way, but on the other hand there was just NO normal anymore. It`s good that you have to go home, take care for the other little ones and give yourself a rest from this crazy hospital living. These poor little ones you meet there are burnt in your mind for a long time. I often do think of these sad, sad stories, all these little troopers and that all of this is just not fair. So many kids fighting for their lifes, every day. Jut not fair.

For today, I hope you are going to have a kind of relaxed day with a happy Zoey that gives you the strenght that you need!

Take care,
Claudia

Anonymous said...

I will continue to pray for Zoey and your family as well as all the other children and families. Zoey looks great, I am glad to she is doing so well! Prayer is a powerful thing!

Ami G

Michele Kackert said...

It is wonderful to come here each day & see such a joyful, beautiful little girl in the face of adversity. It blows me away how much grace & light she has in here. She's a lesson & reminder each day for me. Just wanted to finally comment here, I can't even remember who's blog linked to your sweet girl, but I'm so glad I did! Regards, Michele

Michelle said...

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Zoey and the whole family. Praying her levels will rise and the boys are able to see her soon.

My name is Sarah said...

Hi Zoey, You are looking great little girlfriend!! I love the cute dog that came to see you. I have been thinking about you. Give your mom a kiss ok. Mom's can get real tired and sometimes they need a little extra loving. I am blowing her a kiss from here too.

JUST A MOM said...

Zoey looks so cute visiting with her little doggie friend. What a special way for the kids to escape their reality- even for a short time.

Praying for everyone!

Waiting to hear from you :)

Alison and gang

Kele said...

Oh, I so hope the boys get to come visit Miss Z this weekend, how wonderful would that be?!?!
However, still praying they will be visiting her and playing with her at HOME very soon!

kristyc said...

Oh my goodness Heather!! These pictures of Zoey just make me want to snatch her up and kiss her and hug her. She is such a doll!! So full of life and such a twinkle in her eyes!! I do hope very much that the boys can visit Zoey this weekend. I'm sure it would make them feel good to see their sweet little sister. Prayers always for the family and extras for the warriors of the 4th floor. God Bless them all.

Victoria Strong said...

Just wanted you to know that you and your entire family are continually in my thoughts and prayers.

datri said...

Continued prayers for Zoey. I'm always so amazed at how happy she looks in her pictures. What an amazing little girl!