Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Slow Motion

Our world just stopped.

Gracie was diagnosed with Congenital Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid is underdeveloped and fails to produce or release the thyroid hormone. This can cause her brain and body not to develop normally, and is the leading cause of retardation. ... We were told she'll be on medication her whole life, and monitored closely every month through invasive tests for the next 5 years-minimum. We are praying so hard that the medication over time will prevent her from not developing correctly, mentally and physically, but we are afraid they didn't start treatment soon enough. Please keep our sweet Gracie Lyn in your prayers. (and her mommy and daddy.)

...We are in slow motion right now.


"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven."
-Orson F. Whitney

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Three Short Years Ago...

we were at Primary Children's hospital with our sweet little Nicci while she recovered from reconstructive skull surgery. I have already posted about it including pictures (click HERE to see it) but we can't help but remember at this time of year how very blessed we were at that time. It's overwhelming. We thank our Father in Heaven every day for watching over us and our little daughter during that difficult time in our lives. Nicci has a Dr. appointment soon to schedule her next surgery, and we know she will be strong and wonderful just like she was the first time. Three years later...our little girl is more beautiful than ever.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gracie Lyn

Beautiful Gracie Lyn was born February 1 at 12:03pm. She weighed 6lbs 7oz, and measured 19.5 inches long. The birth was such an amazing experience; i had NO drugs, and NO epidural. It was so intense but simply beautiful. I will post more pictures and tell the incredible story when i have more energy. :) But for now, here is our absolutely perfect Gracie Lyn.

Nicci LOVES being a big sister and Gracie absolutely adores her.

Life is beautiful.