Friday, December 10, 2010

What a year....

So, there is this new thing on Facebook that puts together a collage of your status for the year. I revamped mine and did all my status posts from our time at Riley Childrens' Hospital last February and March. It made me cry to read all those posts again. The rush of emotions that I felt during those tense and stressfull weeks came rushing back to me. Here's a look back at what Emmie went through....

 Now, I look at my happy (and relatively healthy) bubbly little girl and think wow! We've come a long way baby!! Despite the many medications she's on, Emmie is doing very well. Her blood pressure is still too high, but she is off the medication that I desperately wanted to get her off of. (the one causing hair growth!!) Her BP is hovering around 120/70, this is high for her age. She should be at 98/60. We are close, but not close enough. She is not in danger with blood pressure numbers at this level, but long term (later in life) she could have issues if we are not able to get it a little lower. But look at her now....

So bubbly, full of personality, active like an almost 2 yr old should be! She is everything I ever wanted in a daughter! She makes me smile every day! She has been through so much, but it hasn't changed her personality. I think it's made her stronger.... I know its made me stronger!! I LOVE YOU MJ!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the life God has given you! You are already the best daughter & little sister.... I know you are gonna be a great big sister too!!


  1. Beyond sweet. You're such a talented writer, Trace, and those grandsweeties are so precious. I wish I could reach through the computer screen and throw my arms around those guys. Love and miss everyone. Nana

  2. Thanks Lynne! I wish we were closer so you could wrap your arms around them a little more often!!