Monday, May 04, 2009


In the few days after our level II ultrasound which revealed some of Olivia's imperfections {can you believe that was exactly 2 weeks ago?}, I dug out a bunch of my unfinished cross-stitching projects. I think keeping my hands busy and seeing the seemingly random stitches come together to make something beautiful is just what I needed. It's proved to be calming during a very stormy season. Speaking of......

Tatiana {7 1/2}: Mom, do you think God will answer our prayers and Olivia will be able to come home with us?

: I sure hope so! God always answers our prayers, it's just that....sometimes the answer is "no".

If God does a miracle and Olivia is healed and is able to live on earth with us, what will we do about the hole in her mouth? {cleft lip/palate}

Well, she'd have to have surgery. They would stitch up that part of her mouth.

{thinking} Kinda like cross-stitching..only...on people!

{chuckling} Yep. Kinda like that.

There have been so many precious conversations similar to this one. Tatiana is just....sometimes so wise beyond her years. It has been amazing to see her understand more about miracles, God, life beyond this earth, healing and more. And since this is just as much my childrens' journey as it is mine, I figure I better preserve a few of these sweet talks for us to look back on in the years to come. Hope this one brought a smile for today.

More Blessed than I Deserve~


Robin said...

Hi, I saw your comment on Like Merchant Ships and came over to see what your ultrasound revealed. I do not know you, but will certainly be praying for you, your family and your precious Olivia!

chadandnikki said...

That is absolutely precious. Smaller children can be so forgiving. She understands more about God, and His plan that a lot of adults. Go Mom. You are doing a great job with both of your girls. As your T18 "lady in waiting"(since that's really all we can do) I am still praying for you, Ms. Olivia, and for God's plan.

stephanie said...

The wisest words come from the smallest child.No wonder Jesus loves them so much.They see things how we are all meant to see, but most of the time cannot.We can learn so much from the uncomplicated mind of a child.Praying for you and sweetest Olivia

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Precious. :0)

laura said...

Hi there! I too saw your comment on LMS and 'wondered'. I am a mom of a Trisomy 18 baby too. Samantha has been in heaven for a little over 18 months. God was soo good to our family to give her to us. She lived for 4 months here in our our home and blessed us beyond measure. Through it all, I have never experienced so much pain and grief yet God's grace was more vivid and sweeter still. Blessings to your family.

Anna said...

What a blessing to your children, that you can embrace those precious moments even in the midst of the storm. Love you Bec!