Sunday, June 8, 2008

Thank you

It has been several weeks since my last post and I feel like I am past due. I wanted to start with a specific yet general thank you. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for the meals, the drop bys with treats, watching our Benson Guy, mowing our lawn, helping Avery with Bela, the list goes on and on and I am sure there are so many random acts of kindness that I didn't even know took place. If time permitted, you would all receive a peronal thank you card for everything you have done. We just want you to know that nothing you all have done for us, has gone unnoticed. You know who you are and what you have done and we pray that you have been blessed for your service and kindness because we have.

I have had a great day by myself with Bela. Bela is my HERO. To think a week ago right now, I was standing in this same hospital room pleading with Heavenly Father to let her stay here with us as she went into heart failure. I stood and cried completely helpless considering the thought of her not being with us. That is a constant reality we hope to not have to face, but every day is a struggle. Today her stats look good but for the majority of the day, she has been uncomfortable. It is frustrating to think that we will not know for sure what is causing the discomfort until a week from Monday or Tuesday. The plan is to keep her comfortable this week and complete the cycle of antibitoic before she goes to the cath lab on Monday or Tuesday of next week. The update for today is that Bela is the Best, Greatest, Strongest, Sweetest, Cutest, little 3 and 1/2 month old I have ever met and I am grateful for every day I have to spend with her.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You kids are doing such a great job. Your blogs are so wonderful to keep up with Bela. Your calm reassuring voices help settle our nerves and it should be us giving you reassurance. Your family is the best and we think of you everyday, remembering you all in our prays. We send our love, The Yeates's( Carl & Mickie)

Kara said...

Avery - Bela is so beautiful. I've been checking her progress on your blog and I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love the spirit that I feel when I read her updates. I'm sure you'll never know how many lives you are blessing by sharing your story. I wish you nothing but the very best.

Carolyn said...

I just found your blog off of the family (Garrick/Cherrington) sites. I have been reading up on all of your posts. You are an amazing family and I know the Lord's hand is surely watching over your precious baby girl. I agree that I'm sure you'll never know how many lives you've touched and how much your testimonies have strengthened others. She is absolutely beautiful! Brady and I will keep you in our prayers. I hope you don't mind me checking out your wonderful blog. :) (this is Carolyn!)

ashley said...

ah, i had not checked for a week or so, and had no idea what had happened! scary.
but oh so happy to see that things are getting better.
loves and prayers to you all. especially that sweet little girl, she is amazing!

Shan said...

Tanner your blog always makes me cry. I wish I still lived in Az so I could be of some help, but it is so amazing to read how many people are blessing your lives. I check your blog and read about Bela all the time - hope you don't mind, and she touches my heart even though I have never met her. You can tell there is something special about her and that she has a fighting spirit! I am continually in awe that she beats the odds over and over again - what a blessing she is. We keep her and your family in our prayers and I hope she keeps getting stronger and stronger. I love reading your sweet thoughts on your daughter - she is blessed to have you and Avery for her parents!
Shannon Scorse

Lila said...

What a week you have had. Please know how much we love and care for you and pray for Bela's comfort and health as well as each of yours.
Doug and Lila

Ashly said...

a family friend of ours had a son with the same heart problem. i just thought you might enjoy looking at her blog and im sure she would LOVE to look at yours too. i hope its okay if i refer her to yours. good luck with everything. thanks for all of the updates on bella. i check back every day to see how she is doing! oh their blog is miraclemason.blogspot.com

mandy said...

We think about you guys all the time and your stength still amazes us. Hopefully we'll see the whole family back at home very soon. Trent & Mandy

Sally said...

Oh...you sweet things...do I get Benson tomorrow?