Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Last Day of Week Three

As this Sunday winds to a close, I sit in awe! When I look at Callie today & remember back to Monday morning 3 wks ago I am AMAZED!!! Life has taken a totally different turn from the way I had life planned out! Life doesn't always go the way we plan! But I'm thankful for where we are despite it all, because I hate to say it, but it is true, that I felt like we would have had her funeral by now. That is so hard to say, but I really thought that is where things were headed.
Where we are today is such a blessing!
The day today began with Callie turning from her back over to her side to snuggle close to me! Such a great feeling!! The feeling of holding her for the first time was so wonderful & now I can hold her ANY time I like!!!
We had a very nice weekend with lots of visitors Dad, brothers, sisters, nephews, cousins, Nana & lots of Aunties (Auntie Faun ~pic above~ came all the way from Las Vegas for the second time) who got her to open her eyes a little more & crack a few smiles. She has said 'unh uh' a few times & has vocalized alot more.
We'll see what her therapy friends can get out of her this coming week. They already wear her out as it is, but they are going to try to stretch her out to two more sessions a day if she can tolerate it.
We look forward to the coming week with hopeful anticipation!
Thank you again for your thoughts, visits, PRAYERS, FAITH, FASTING & MANY, MANY acts of service for our whole family! Special thanks to our children & everyone who make it possible for me to be here at the hospital with Callie & also those who make our stay at the hospital so much more pleasant with the TLC of making sure we never get the opportunity to tire of hospital food!

My sister~in~law Mary, has really inspired me with her last two posts if anyone would like to take a look, click here. Also, I think most of you already follow Ashley's post who does a FABULOUS job of keeping everyone up on Callie's progress in such a tender & insightful way!!!
Dana, Callie & Family


  1. Dana, it's Faun's friend, Carol, I have been keeping tabs on your sweet Callie & I just wanted to let you know that your family is in my prayers. I can't even imagine what this has been like for you, I know that angels are in your presence...

  2. HI Dana.

    My name is Amber- I know about your family through donating items for Ashleys raffle. My husbandis also a long haul trucker... I just can not imagine the fear i him before getting home to his baby...and the financial tool as well- truckers barely make it now days as it is. I think about you all every day- and I will be following Callie's progress and of course my prayers are all hers!

  3. I'm so glad that everything is going well for Callie. Heavenly Father has really blessed you. what a miracle!

  4. Yes, Dana. Mary's comments were the best sermon I've heard in a long time. I am going to print it out and keep it. I was so glad you'd gone with your sisters. You need to take care of yourself emotionally and physically. A "night out" was probably just what you needed. I share your's and Ashley's blog space with my grandchildren every day after school. They love to see the pictures of Callie, who they don't even know...have never even seen... and want to know "what did she do today?" It's been a great experience for them to see God's work on the computer, of all places! I think of you often and pray for you every time I do. I, too, feared that you were going to lose your baby girl. I am so full of joy for you that this is turning out like it is. Love you. Talk to you more later.


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