Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Before Seizures, Hospitals, and Doctors

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I started looking through old pictures tonight of Jessie before she got sick. It was a bitter-sweet kind of journey, but all-in-all, I enjoyed the walk down the path. She has always had such a great outgoing personality, and that hasn't changed post-surgery. Thank God!!
I will post a few of my favorite memories.




Jessie and Matt's bond building early.


Introduction to Baseball.

Having fun with her stinky brothers!



Jessie's first haircut.


Summer Fun!

Glamour Girl !!

She has always loved to strike a pose.

And Yes, she has always loved pink !

And her dog, Carlie.

The doctors are begining to talk about release dates...and Jessie will finally get to come home. I'll keep everyone posted as to what they say.

Thanks for the prayers, encouragement, and also a big thanks to those of you who have brought food over. It has really helped with our transition back into the real world.

Have a Blessed night and tomorrow.

Cris

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have shared so much through this blog and I can appreciate the catharsis the writing has provided you. Jessie is so fortunate in many ways, but I would say her incredible parents whose strength and bottomless capcity for love has much to do with how she has progressed. Don't get me wrong, I do not discount the Grace of our Lord in Heaven above. Stay strong, enjoy the Texas heat, and keep on writing. We will continue to pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your memories with us. She sure is a beautiful little girl. She is going to grow up to be such a grateful, wonderful young lady. Yes, you have to know, God has SPECIAL plans for that little angel!! (ohhh, and hang on tight in about 7 years!!!! DAD!!) I have wanted to come to see Jessie, or maybe just see mom and dad in passing to say ... GOOD JOB!! But I am sure you have so many people to see and visit with, so I will just be satisfied to have been part of your journey through your blog. I pray for the best for your family every day. I will continue to keep reading as long as you keep updating.

Love from Texas

The Campbells

Anonymous said...

My daughter was volunteering at Cook Childrens's today and was so excited to see Jessie walking around!! She texted me immediately! We are praising God for His amazing blessings. Jessie, keep up the great work!

Our love and prayers,
The Truitt Family

Hollis T said...

Such a touching post! What a beautiful little girl and adorable boys. You certainly have your hands full! Hoping for your real homecoming ASAP. Love from Hollis and Jess

Jo Ann said...

Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I have learned a great deal about life and the human spirit. I hope that you continue to keep us updated after Jessie returns home. I am glad to hear that Jessie will be home soon. I loved all the pictures. Jessie is a beautiful little girl. You will always be in my prayers.

JoAnn
Edgewood, MD