Saturday, November 10, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007 - Pictures

So daddy. . . .I was thinking. . .
It’s never too soon to start asking for a pony.
Maybe just a tiny pony?

This is MY daddy!


Don said...

Hey...Jodi's Dad again. A few months ago, I had no idea what an "apnea" and "bradycardia" were. Yesterday, I experienced them firsthand. I was reminded of how delicate life can be...none of us are promised our next breath.

I've gotta say I'm so thankful for all the people who perform their individual roles in the NICU. Most people in their jobs fall into either one of two's "just a job" or a "calling". I'm guessing the employees in the NICU fall in the latter category. Dealing with life and death on a daily basis would tax most people. Hopefully, the "victories won" outweigh the "battles lost". I understand sweet Olivia has won the hearts of so many of the NICU staff...due, in part to her strength and determination...and she's just so dang cute! I know she's with us because of the Grace of God and the "intensive care" she receives. When Olivia is running around as a crazy, hyper little bundle of energy some day, this Grandpa will thank God and the Wesley NICU.

My heart aches for what Olivia must endure, but it also aches for Jodi and Ryan. I don't know how they do it. Yesterday was a classic case of "putting one foot in front of the other". God, grant them the energy to continue day after day. May the love they have for You and Olivia increase everyday. Give them the peace that only You can give...and we'll do all we can for them down here! Amen!

Anonymous said...

"Day by day and with each passing moment, strenghth I find to meet each trial here." Lord, bless Ryan and Jodi with the joy of being together and with the peace that Olivia brings to them. As they make preparations at home and as their role in parenting Olivia changes, may they take time to be in Your Word and seek Your face so that they may be strengthened by Your Spirit. I thank you, God, upon every remembrance of them for the life you have granted Olivia and the progress we have seen. Keep us one day at a time. We trust Your provision and protection.