Our 7th Blessing....Waiting in China!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I spoke with Emme's Neurosurgeon yesterday. They are not 100% on a diagnosis for her yet. BUT they do NOT think it is what they first told us!!! That means they don't think the mass was malignant!!!!!!! This is GOOD news! Praise Him!!!
They are leaning towards a blue nevus. They just sent it off to an expert in this area who works in San Francisco. We should hear from him in a couple of weeks. She then will have a MRI in 3 months to see if the part of the mass that was left has grown. If it hasn't grown she will be measured for a plate that will replace the back of her skull that was removed (which is pretty much the entire back of her head).
I am so thankful to be back home with my family for a while! I honestly can't believe everything that has happened since we got home January 22nd. And I am greatly enjoying the everyday normal routine of this crazy household.
I once again want to thank those of you who have lifted Emme and our family up to God this past month. I am humbled by the outpouring of kindness from my brothers and sisters in Christ and from so many I have never met before. Beyond humbled. People are praying for our sweet daughter all over the United States. Thank you. Words can't express what this has meant to us and to Emme.
Please continue to pray God's healing over Emme...pray the mass will not continue to grow. And praise our Everlasting Father tonight!!!! Here's a picture of two giggling sisters!
I will keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will rest secure...Ps.16:8-9

Libby's 5th Birthday!!

Today was miss Libby's birthday! She requested a Tangled princess cake. So her Mom (me) made her one. Her Mom would like to give a heads up to anyone who may try this cake in the future. When you are cutting the one hundred plastic thingys (may not be a word) that attach the doll to the cardboard make sure you are just cutting the plastic thingys. Not the back of the prized princess doll's hair. There was a moment of stunned silence from Emme and Libby who were watching the makeover.
Libby had a great day! We are beyond blessed to have such a beautiful and sweet little girl in our family! I can't believe she is five years old!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

We Are Home!!!!

Emme was one very happy little girl Friday night! She had the biggest smile when she saw her Daddy at the airport! And it got even bigger when she saw her brothers and sister! She amazed the doctors and nurses with her quick recovery from such a major surgery. That is all God. So many of you have been praying for her and words can't express what that means to us. So many have blessed our family with meals, trips to the store, babysitting and sweet words of encouragement. Thank you.
While I was gone Colter managed to come down with pneumonia and Wade went in today and has Strep throat! The kitchen counter is looking like a small pharmacy.
Please continue to pray for our Emme as we await test results. They have sent it all over the country and no one has seen anything like it. She is sporting her new helmet that she has to wear 24 hours a day...yes, she even sleeps in it. This is to protect her brain as the surgeon removed a large part of her skull. I think she wears it pretty well....and yay for a quick fix to a bad hair day.
One night this past week I was really struggling and God brought Psalms 16 to my mind as I was paging through my Bible. What a great passage! And then a sweet friend shared a blog post her hubby wrote...www.lifeatbiggerdirt.blogspot.com. We travelled with this sweet family in January when we went to China. What a privilege to now count them as friends. His post really blessed this Momma's heart that night! If you get time go check out his post and read that passage in Psalms.