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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oh Boy!

  1. Every night when Mark and I put Elyssa to bed, we all pray together. Mark leads the prayer, of course. In his prayer he will pray for the same things most every night. He says ...

    "Lord, thank you for today and for all Your blessings. God bless Natalie, Grandmother, Granddaddy, Mee Maw, Paw Paw, Pastor... (Elyssa fills in "Ed" and names off Kayla and Josh after Pastor Ed. She always forgets to say Tyler, so we fill his name in!), Aunt Sarah and Aunt Karen and others. And, God bless baby Victoria's ... (and Elyssa fills in ... ) HEART!"
Ever since an ultrasound showed possible problems with Victoria (starting at 11 weeks in my pregnancy), we began praying for her with Elyssa. Because of this, Elyssa has such a sweet love for her youngest baby sister. She tells Victoria that she is a "cute baby" and that she loves her. She always wants to hug and kiss on her. She is a great big sister to Victoria and Natalie.

While traveling to Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon, we called Elyssa on the phone to let her know that were on our way to Birmingham. We told her that we were taking Victoria to a hospital where they would fix her heart. Immediately Elyssa blurted out ... "OH BOY!!!" She was so excited for her sister!

On Thursday afternoon, we spoke to her and asked her what the doctors were going to do for Victoria. She said, "They are fixing her heart!"

What a joy it is to see the love Elyssa has for her little sister! Oh Boy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather and Mark,

Our prayers are with little Victoria and her family during this time in her life. I read your blog every day so I can keep up with what is going on.

I know God is watching over her.

Love and Prayers,

Shirley Woodruff