Thursday, February 19, 2009

One year ago today...

One year ago today Marie was inpatient at Children's Hospital having her g-tube placed. The hours that she was in sugery were the longest that I have lived through yet. We were terrified and she was so tiny. They told us she had failure to thrive and was starving to death. They told us her prognosis was poor. We were given every indication to believe that her life would be brief, painful, and much harder than it should have been. We didn't know what end was up and were simply clinging to God for a miracle.

I think He's answered a few prayers in the last year don't you?!

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Clarissa said...

Yes! Praise God! He is good!
Marie is so beautiful, what a sweet smile!
We might be getting Abigail's g-tube placed on the 26th, but don't know for sure yet.
Saying prayers for you all and Marie! God be with you!

TCM said...

YEAH!!! Oh I just love this photo! So sweet, look how alive she is... so beautiful! Thank you Lord!

melinda said...

Totally! Prayers have been answered!

Violet said...

What an amazing God we have! She looks so much like Josie with that hat and smile! I just LOVE it!!!

Michaelene Sargent said...

Wow, what a year huh? God is so, so good. Marie is an amazing, thriving, beautiful miracle - who comes from one of the most wonderful families I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Hope the little tike is feeling better and I hope you have a fabulous Friday, my friend!

2awesomekidz said...

She looks amazing Shan! Gorgeous girls, all of you!
Parying she gets over the crud very fast!
Love you guys!
Tami, Paige and Angel Landon

The VW's said...

What a sweet picture of Marie!!! Hope she is feeling better!

nat said...

She looks like little Josie there :)
I'm so happy Marie is doing so well.
You guys are most definitely very blessed. ;)
And on that note, congratulations on #3!