Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blog Makeover

Ok everyone, we got new family photos taken so I felt I needed an awesome new blog look to show them off. I can't take credit for the makeover but I love it! I highly recommend Danielle and you can contact her through her link on the right side of this blog. At the bottom is her signature and will take you to her site. Well worth the price and she offers sales from time to time which I was able to take advantage of. I also have to brag a bit at how gorgeous my kids are. Their pictures turned out so great that I can't stop smiling when I look at them. Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. We are heading to Missouri tomorrow to visit Jon's family. His brother and sister-in-law just had a baby girl and we can't wait to meet our new niece Harper Ann. Next week I'll be posting more pics from the summer and our trip to MO. Take care!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Aren't We Cute?

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Thursday, August 7, 2008


Here is the most recent update on Miss Emma. I am in total awe at what our Lord has done for this precious little girl and her family. This message is from their blog:

And not only are we going home FIVE days post-op, but we are going home with NO PH MEDS (Viagra was originally made as a medication to help with pulmonary hypertension and they found that it has other... helpful... side effects for men... but the PH is why Emma would have gotten it)!!! She'll still be on O2 at night but that is because "we already have it set up with home services and it won't hurt so we'll keep going," according to the intensivise. I am in awe of God's work in this little one. She sat in my lap all morning and watched Cinderella then Elmo.

They took out her drain tube, her pacer wires, and she gets her last dose of IV pain killers at 2pm today. Capitol with Codiene (Tylenol w/ Codiene) to go home with and Lasix and Enalapril, that's all! I can't believe she spent more time in the hospital for her T&A (8 days) than her OHS (5 days) and that's after all the stuff they had us prepared for with up to 6 months in the hospital, multiple surgeries, pacemaker, trach, etc. etc... and of course, the high possibility that she wouldn't ever come home. God is good... all the time!!!!

This is a PRE-OP picture, before her heart surgery and I can't wait to see that joy and smile back over the next few days!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Update on Emma!

Please click on the Emma button on the left side of my blog. There are several updates on miss Emma there. I, yes Sarah, was up at 5:45am this morning to join in an online prayer group for Miss Emma. God has truely revealed himself today and has given Emma a fighting chance at a long happy, healthy life. GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I have many photos and videos to add but am joing other moms from Reece's Rainbow in a "blog silence" in honor of Emma. Some of us are waking at 5:45am to have an online prayer group before Emma's sugery. I copied the following from another mom who explains the seriousness of this surgery. I'll try to update once I hear word.

Please pray for Emma. She will be having heart surgery Monday morning. The surgery needed to be done when she was very small, but because she was in an orphanage for the first 5 years of her life, the surgery was not able to be performed. This surgery is her only chance at survival because right now her little heart is giving out quickly. Please pray for her family that they will be comforted and that God will hold them close during this time (click on her picture on the left of my blog and it will direct you to their blog). Please also pray for the doctors, that they will be able to perform this delicate operation without any complications. Please pray that Emma will be healed and live a happy and long life with her loving family.