I would not have believed you if you had told me this time last year that today I would have a happy and healthy eight week old baby girl! 🙂
HAPPY 8 WEEKS ABBY!
Mommy, Daddy and Sean are so blessed and lucky to have you in our life (with Molly always in our hearts)!
Here is a recent picture of our daughter Abigail Grace from this past Saturday after she was baptized!
Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers as we settle in to life with our new baby girl! One of these days I am going to find/make some time to sit down and share with you here some about the first two months of Abby’s life with our family. In the meantime, overall things are going well and we are adjusting to our new life as a family of four (with our sweet Molly Marie watching over us from Heaven).
The prayer request is for my Godmother/paternal Aunt Denny who was in a serious car accident on Saturday afternoon while driving home from her best friend’s house. The impact was on the driver’s side of the car and she was transported to the Shock/Trauma unit of a Maryland hospital by Medivac. She sustained several injuries including a head laceration, multiple broken vertebrae and ribs, broken pelvis and scapula. Denny also sustained severe head trauma and is mildly responsive, but is making excellent progress by saying her name.
According to her children/my cousins, she has overcome a big hurdle in her road to recovery, as she is now off the ventilator (initially she was unconscious and in critical condition), but still needs assistance breathing with an oxygen mask. The initial swelling has gone down and she looks good. There is still some concern over swelling in her brain. The doctors continue to stress that she has a long road of recovery ahead of her.
Please send your thoughts and prayers for healing and strength to my Aunt Denny, her three children, their three spouses, her four grandchildren, her four siblings (including my dad), her numerous nieces and nephews and all those dear family and friends who love and care so much about her.
Denny has worked in high school campus ministry for many years and thus has made an impact on countless young people’s lives, who have gone on to do great things and yet have never forgotten how she helped them through difficult times in their adolescence. I started a Facebook group on Monday afternoon, for family and friends to come together during this difficult and uncertain time, called “Prayers for Denny” and already it has over 500 members, many of whom are current or former students that she ministered to over the years!
Growing up in the Midwest I didn’t get to see and spend time with my Godmother/Aunt very often, however I have so many wonderful memories of the times we’ve shared together over the years. Many have commented on the “wall” of the Facebook group and in the guestbook of a Caring Bridge page, that Denny’s children set up to keep us all updated on her condition, about how Denny has helped, stood by, prayed with and for and stayed strong for them during challenging times in their lives and I too can attest to that. Now it is our turn to help, stand by, pray and be strong for Denny and her children. So please send some much needed and much appreciated thoughts and prayers for healing and strength to my Aunt Denny, her children and all those whose lives have been graced through knowing her.
May God bless you and your loved ones.