The kids and I just got back from 3 weeks at my parents!!! Paul was there the first 2 weeks and then left to go hunting (seriously, I'm not joking) and get back to a little thing called 'work'. Anyway, we had a great, relaxing time and survived many minor/near emergencies....the packing and drive there, both kids had terrible colds, we thought G broke his foot (x-ray was clear), etc.
We are back and in full swing...lots and lots of appointments for our little girl this month. The best Christmas gift around here is that Miss Lilah seems to have blossomed a bit. That little angel is such a gift to our family. She seems much more alert and interactive, loves to be talked to and coos back, is very interested in her brother and her new toys, and like any girl, herself in the mirror:) She is eating pretty well and up to 12.6 lbs! Most importantly, she just looks great to us. When we got the news and diagnosis of her chromosome disorder a few months ago, it pretty much ripped the bottom out of the 'bag of hopes' that we had left for her. We were bracing ourselves for a child that was unable to do or even enjoy anything in life. But, she is smiling, giggling, loving her brother, reaching for toys, and has briefly held a few rattles. We are thanking the Lord for his mercy in showing us these developments and allowing us to hope so much more for Lilah's life. Many thanks to all of you who continue to intercede on her behalf. I truly believe that your prayers have changed her life and I feel a special bond with anyone I know who prays for her....so bring your favors here, we owe you a few!