Friday, May 13, 2011

{Simply Doing Life}

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These past two weeks have been filled with so many random happenings it’s left me with little time to reflect and write.  Now that things are slowing down I’m looking back and thanking God for carrying us through once again.

Nothing major happening -- just simply doing life, our kind of life.  


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Illness made it’s nasty way though our house and took us all down pretty hard -- but Angela took the hardest hit.  She is just finishing up her antibiotics and is finally getting back to the Angela we know, but it took so much to bring her back from lots of regression due to her illness.  


She continues to be our little miracle when it comes to feeding.  She is now taking up to eight ounces by mouth at each meal and I’m so happy to report that she is finally gaining a little weight!  We took her back to the docs yesterday for another minor issue and found out she finally hit the twenty-one pound mark -- that is amazing!  She is still getting tube feeds during the night to make up for her fluid intake, but the progress she has made this month has blown even the experts away!  


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Angela is changing right before our eyes.  It is such an honor to call myself her mommie and be apart of her amazing story.  It’s hard to believe she is the same child I met for the first time back in October of 2010 -- her little brain is healing and I think her spirit is too.  


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Life is amazing.  It’s so hard to see the beauty when you are going through the daily grind -- especially the chaos dealing with chronic issues and disabilities brings along, but it’s totally there waiting to be claimed.



8 comments:

Moe said...

You have a beautiful family. Great shots (as always). You also have a great and loving husband. I'm proud to call him my friend, even if I haven't met him face to face yet. He and I behave like 12 yr olds on Twitter (we are so mature). :)

Anonymous said...

She has changed so much. Even her hair looks lighter. lol Although I'm sure that has more to do with the outside light, but still.

-Francine from CT

Erin said...

Karen,
I wanted to thank you again for sharing your story. I've been reading your blog for several years now and you are an absolute inspiration. We are currently waiting for a new addition to our home through adoption and seeing Angela doing so well brings me great joy. :) Thanks again!

Ellen said...

I see sweet Madi has lost another tooth since the last post!!! How cute!!

JayCee said...

Blessings to you!

Tina said...

When do we get to see her beautiful face without the sensor? :)

Karen Owens said...

@Tina -- we go to court in three weeks to finalize the adoption!!!

Phyllis said...

It must be amazing to watch her grow! Can't wait to see her sweet little face!