29 November, 2005
It is through these numerous joys that we garner strength to get us through the many challenges we face, especially the one that we, and more specifically Melissa is going through with her Grandmother. Melissa's Grandmother, known as Omi, has a long road of recovery ahead and with that many uncertainties. Omi has always been a pillar of strength for our family and has an extra special place in Melissa's heart. She has been there for Melissa in so many ways over the years, never enough Thank You's could be said.
Melissa, I can't tell you how much I love you, and your strength, grace and tenderness is an inspiration to me. I love you. Courtney
27 November, 2005
25 November, 2005
On a brighter note - Kaija had a great time yesterday for her birthday. She woke up and had a party with breakfast with Nana and Mommy. Then we went over to Aunt Dee and Uncle Greg's house and had another party and got to eat her birthday cake. Right now, she is sitting at the other computer in the waiting room playing a game on Sesame Street.
Until later - love to all!
23 November, 2005
Even though we had to postpone her big birthday party at home, we're going to have a party down in Florida to celebrate. She's so excited. I'm going to have to leave the hospital soon to go pick up her birthday cake. Tell you more tomorrow.
Well, we are all in the waiting room right now (Kaija, Nana, Uncle Greg, Aunt Dee) waiting for Omi's heart surgery to be completed. The big stuff is done - 2 bypasses, replaced the aortic valve and fixed the other leaky valve. They are winding up the surgery and hopefully soon we will see her in the recovery room.
Thanks to Auntie Alisa for sending me this blog site today! The waiting room is empty and I've got the computer all to myself.
Kaija is being so great - I just keep moving her from waiting room to waiting room - have crayons will travel. We did take a break yesterday and went to the hands-on museum yesterday. She had a lot of fun and got a lot of attention from Nana and Mommy.
I hope soon to be able to send you some good news. Thank you for all of your thoughts, love and prayers. Please keep them coming!!
Be Well & Love to All!
Melissa & Kaija