Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

12/24/2006

Thanking Him

We are so happy to post that she is not on the ventilator and she is breathing on her own with only 1 liter of oxygen. Immediately after the tube was pulled she reached for the wet wash cloth I had been using to wipe her little face and began trying to get a drink from it. She is so smart! She knew I had put water on it and she was thirsty. We quickly began to wet her "pink" sticks so that she could have drink. I wish you could have seen the smile in Blake and Allison's eyes. (they were wearing masks so you couldn't see the smile on their faces) It really will be a wonderful Christmas for them. They are so happy to see her smile without the tube in her throat. All of the excitement has been very exhausting for her so she is now napping.

My heart is full of gratitude. The smile has yet to leave my face. He is good and He blesses us each day with so much more than we deserve. We have Ashley and we have Allie and we have Blake and that is all we need to celebrate the birth of the One who gave so very much. God is good and we are thanking Him for our "Christmas miracle".

8 Comments:

At 2:20 PM , Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Hooray! A Christmas miracle one day early! I am so excited for you guys:)

(And when we were in the hospital with Addison, I never did know what those sticks were for! Now I know!!)

 
At 3:09 PM , Blogger Troy and Melanie said...

Thank the Lord! We are so happy for your report of good news. We pray that your Christmas Miracle continues to get better and better as the minutes and hours pass until Christmas morning. I know that God has touched your family in ways only that He can. May God continue to bless you all this Christmas, and hold little Ashley especially close to Him!

By the way DAVID, in our best singing voices (and Kaitlynn's sqeauling)....

"Happy (belated) Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday God bless you, Happy Birhtday to you!!!

Much love and prayers!

 
At 3:17 PM , Anonymous Truitts said...

AMEN!!!!......And thank you God, from whom ALL good blessings flow!!!

 
At 3:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise be to God! For He is worthy of nothing less. We will continue to pray. Peace and grace!

 
At 3:41 PM , Anonymous Suzanne said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOO!!!! GO GOD!! Thank you for the news. I am overcome with joy & thankfulness to our FATHER who makes all things possible. Today...HE has made it possible for two precious children to see the fruits of their prayers....and HE has given ASHLEY the ability to wean from the vent. PRAISE you JESUS!! That is the best news I have heard all day. Thanks so much for the update. Continued prayers for healing & stabilization of her blood pressure. Praying for a fabulous Christmas full of memory making ....tender moments with our GOD given ....precious gifts from heaven= our children. (= Thank you JESUS.

 
At 4:37 PM , Blogger Under the Son said...

I am thrilled that God has answered yet another prayer.....we serve such an amazing God that is so intimitly involved in every detail of every life.
Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Jennifer

 
At 6:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for his many blessings!!! I am so happy to hear Ashley is off the ventilator!!! My heart sings with joy as I know all of yours does too. What a wonderful Christmas gift to you all. Miracles are a sure sign to know that our Savior lives!!!!
Cynthia Adams :)

 
At 9:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME MEMORY..THANKS FOR SHARING!!! AND MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!
STILL PRAYING....

 

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