"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

Today's the Day!

"This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

Can you believe it's been 2.5 weeks since Anna Grace's surgery? The girl has been nothing but remarkable. Her resilience astounds me. She walked out of that hospital a day later after her 3.5 hour surgery like she had gone to the mall. She's not complained about an iota of pain and I know that's due to all of the prayers that she's been bathed in. THANK YOU!!! Again, our Lord's glory and goodness shines. THANK YOU, JESUS! I was given a prescription for Tylenol with codeine plus a refill. The doctor explained that I should start weaning her off of it and switching to regular Tylenol a few days before today's appointment. The prescription was never filled.

My friend, Sherri, commented last week in THIS post that I was being "tentative" about claiming the fact that Anna Grace had turned a corner with her attachment issues and that I should embrace it. The minute I read that comment my heart knew she was right. I was scared of saying it too loud because of fear of a setback. I needed to hear this. I needed to break my wall down.

Thank you, S. Your wisdom opened my eyes and I'm not letting Satan steal God's glory and magnificent works. ANNA GRACE HAS TURNED A CORNER IN HER ATTACHMENT!!!!! (Did ya notice I yelled that?) And I thank God from the bottom of my heart. I am seeing a completely different little girl. One that is not afraid to "bust into the group" and say, "I want juice, Mama!" instead of having to be asked. One that comes over to me while playing and says, "I love Mama" wraps her little arms around my legs and takes off running to go play again. I see a little girl whose heart is not as heavy. Whose eyes don't show fear, but now are somehow looking at me with a sparkle in them. How Great is our God?!!!!!!!

This morning I am leaving to Tampa with Anna Grace (and AJ since my sitters decided to bail on me and go on a short vacation...the nerve.....heh!) to have her cast removed. Please, if you get a moment, can you pray that when her cast is removed it reveals that her surgery was a complete success. This will be the first time we see her hand since the surgery and I know she's just as anxious as I am to see her little fingers separated. Also, can you pray that the cast not be replaced and that she is healing well.

As always, thank you for your prayers and your support. I will post this evening when we get back into town.

God bless.


Becky said...

Oh that brought tears to my eyes! I am so happy for you, Ohilda! Isn't that just the best feeling in the entire world!?!
I'll be thinking and praying for you both today.

Jill said...

Ohilda! My heart is filled with joy thinking of the long journey it has been with Anna Grace but what JOY she is to YOU and YOU to her!
I pray her fingers will be healing exactly as they should!
Have a safe trip.

sara said...

Dear Lord, as I sit here this morning, I ask that when they take this little cast off, they would find that the surgery was a complete success. Lord, let the doctors be amazed at how well the healing is going. It has been a joy to see you work in the life of this little girl. Take away any anxiousness this morning and fill them all with your perfect peace. Amen!

Sherri said...

I can't wait to hear the good report at the end of the day!

Have a wonderful day today, my friend!


Katie@ThisCrazyLife said...

How amazing!!! Good luck with the cast removal I will be praying!

Sherri said...

By the way....I'm glad my words the other day helped you!


Trish said...

I'm so happy to hear how well you and Anna Grace are doing! Good luck today sweetie! Trish

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Ohilda...I have been praying during this time that she would completely tear her wall down and come running to you. I am in tears. I am in awe of our Savior.

Waitingfaithfully said...

Praying for your brave and beautiful CORNER TURNING girl!!! Thank you Lord!



Aus said...

Oh you know how happy I am to see you say that! (I won't yell - it's not becoming of adults!)

And - you know how the surgery turned out - there is only one acceptable resolution - and you've got it!

Blessings on you guys (and yeah - a prayer or two!)

hugs -

aus and family

Beverly said...

Yes praying for good results!!

tollesons4him said...

I am sitting here reading this and my heart is so full of joy and I am so excited for you and I said a prayer that when they remove the cast that God will have healed her. What a True Blessing.

Rachel said...

Praise the Lord! What a remarkable little girl! Praying for her appt today!

mommy24treasures said...

I praise GOD with you Ohilda for this wonderful moment.

He And Me + 3 said...

What an awesome post...and the song playing on your player is "Give Thanks" How appropriate. Praying that all is well when the cast is removed.

Ashley Griffin said...

i love your header!!! and the thanksgiving background! i am so glad that AG is doing so well. my very good friends just got their LOA and will be going to China in Dec. to get their daughter, who they have appropriately named Ashley. they will be going through this very thing soon. i love coming over and reading your blog. even though i don't comment everytime, know that i visit here often!

Ashley Griffin said...

Oh, i forgot to mention that my little girl has that same black and white top that AG has on in the picture!! i got mine from target and she wears it w/ black leggings :)

Nicole said...

We are praying to and PRAISING the Lord for all the wonderful blessings!!! WOW!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

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