Friday, May 1, 2015

getting by with a little help from our friends


So many of the updates have been all medical so far. 
I guess that's the source of all the information at this point. Though I suppose it doesn't exactly make for the most fun things to read. Sorry about that. And maybe it isn't a fully accurate description if what we're going through. Yes, that's all the facts. But if you're reading this, you're probably invested in more than just learning about a baby with spina bifida. I'd even wager that you're probably a little invested in us. 

To which I have to say, thank you!!
I can't even begin to describe how overwhelmed, angry, sad, frustrated, terrified and tired we feel. It's all so much. But by the same token, we have been supported, encouraged, loved on, and prayed for every step of the way. That's what makes all the difference. I'm so incredibly touched by all of the people that already adore our precious baby just like we do! And the tokens of love, great or small, are exactly what we need to overcome the unknowns of her arrival. 

When J.B. and I went to Vanderbilt for our surgical consult, some dear friends of ours send us a gift to pay for a nice dinner out the night before the appointment. Going to a favorite restaurant, enjoying a date night and each other, was a welcome thing. It felt like a small thing for them to do, but it made such an impact on us. 

Today I received a package in the mail from Etsy. Now I'm no stranger to Etsy (much to J.B's dismay) but I hadn't ordered anything lately! Imagine my surprise to find this, along with a beautiful note from a friend in Texas that just wanted to show her love for Eliza. 




It's things that this that remind J.B. and I that we are not alone. Not only do we have God and each other, but our family and friends have stopped at nothing to let us know we are loved and prayed for. 
For that, thank you!! For reading this blog, thank you!!

We are so excited to meet our little girl. And every day I'm encouraged that her life will be one filled with love and smiles and happiness because of all of the amazing people that will surround her. I can't wait to introduce you officially to our Eliza girl. I can guarantee that she'll love you just like we do!



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