"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.E. Good Times...C'mon!

We are home! We are "cast-free".

We have healed "incredibly well".

We are praising God!!!

Here are some pictures from today. It was an amazing day because we had a few special "God-incidences" thrown in (that'll be another post), but all of the above is what is making my heart sing with joy! Anna Grace was an amazing little trooper. Gosh, that girl is my hero! I took a few videos of the cast being removed and she was being so brave. Bless her heart. She let one lone tear slide down her little face. Her hand looks amazing (although still covered in dissolvable stitches, dried blood and very swollen, so pretty icky). The surgeons personality is like a rock, but he's extremely talented at his profession. He did a beautiful job.

Now we wait one month until those stitches dissolve and heal and we go back for a final checkup in December.

Again, thank you all so much for praying for my sweet girl.

Here are a couple of video clips (remember to scroll down to turn off background music) and the pictures of her cast removal.

My brave little princess earned (along with little brother, AJ) her very own "Ken" doll. (They were out of Barbies).


sara said...

Thank you Jesus!!! That is wonderful news!!! Wow, you have an amazingly brave little girl.....I think God has some big plans for her!

mom2-4boys said...


I am so happy all went well today. We will continue to pray for Anna Grace and her healing.


He And Me + 3 said...

Praise the Lord! She was a brave little girl! Awesome that you captured all that on video.

Shanna Brown said...

All I can say is GOD IS SO AMAZING!! What a wonderful little girl He has intrusted to your family. **tears**

Warmest hugs to Anna Grace!

Michelle said...

I have to come back at a later time and finish reading, but I am rejoicing that Anna Grace has turned a huge corner in attachment and that she has been healed!! I just read your comment and am so bummed I missed out on meeting you. For some reason, I thought you lived in another part of the state. I would have loved meeting you!! We'll be back... next time as a family of 5! :-)

Waitingfaithfully said...

Yay Anna Grace, brave girl! Thank you Lord for healing Anna Grace "incredibly well"!

Looking forward to hearing about the God-incidences! He is GOOD!



Sherri said...

What a brave girl!

Did I hear you call her "Anna Gracie"? Because I have a Hannah Grace, and I call her Hannah Gracie! At 15, she doesn't love it so much any more......

I can't wait to hear the rest of the story.


Keisha said...

Bless her little heart. The look on her face right before the removal... one could tell she was afraid. but, then after it was off she was like.. "Oh.. Okay.. YAY!!"
So sweet!
So glad she's doing well!!!!!

Aus said...

And the Blessings just continue - does it get any better than this? "Bless her heart" - now that's one I haven't heard in a couple years (haven't been to Glynco ("By God") Georgia in 4 or 5 years I guess - ya'll just showed 'your south'!

hugs and great joy -

aus and family

Mom Of Many said...

Sitting here in Colorado with tears dripping! She is just precious and such a brave little one! Step by step God's healing her inside and out....Yippee Jesus!

Jill said...

YEAH!!!! What a wonderful day! Anna Grace is SO VERY BRAVE! Praising God for great healing and that it will continue to heal in a miraculous way!
A-G looks SO adorable in her pink ribbons!

Carmen said...

How brave she was. Like mother like daughter !



Doug and Terrye said...

How amazing to see God's handiwork!!! To see her heart begin to heal, as well as her hand, is such an encouragment to me :)

Terrye in FL

Mom To Six said...

Because I am a duffus and accidentally hit "REJECT". Sory Rachel.

Rach@In His Hands has left a new comment on your post "C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.E. Good Times...C'mon!":

Hi there! I've been meaning to pop by and say hi!

What a sweet, brave girl you have, there...

I have the "Celebrate" song playing on my blog today!


geminirn said...

So pleased to hear all went well and your precious little angel is healing not only on the outside but also from with in.

Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

Just wanted to (finally) leave a comment and tell you how much I love your blog! Your family is absolutely beautiful! We, too, are praying, praying, praying about adoption. So hard to be still and wait.
In Him,

Beverly said...

she is very brave!!

Ashley Griffin said...


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