Friday, December 14, 2007

Excitement is in the air!!

Today has been a day filled with excitement. First of all, it's only ONE week, as in seven short little ol' days, till my HUSBAND comes home!! I have been so stoked the entire day. I can't wait to have him home with me!! It has been so long since I saw the love of my life! I can't wait until this time next week when he'll be in my arms! I have had the biggest grin on my face for the entire day! Our reunion has been long awaited!!

Another reason I am so excited is that Lily Sue Osbon was born today at 0837 this morning!! We have known for weeks that she has a spinal defect known as spina bifida. What we didn't know is if she'd be able to move her legs after birth (spina bifida causes paralyses in some). I am happy to report, however, that she is a fighter and a kicker!! Yes, she can move her legs!!! I am so grateful! I was so excited that my job provided me the ability to be with Lily to "watch over" her first few hours of life. I was able to be there for mom and dad before the birth, I was at the delivery, I was there for the transport to the NICU, I was able to assist Lily's nurses, and I gladly kept the family informed of Lily's progress in the midst of everything! This is definitely one of the times I loved my job!! I was so blessed to be able to be a part of Lisa and Chad's huge day!
Lily is not through with her journey yet however, and still needs everyone's prayers!! She will be having surgery today at 2 p.m. to hopefully restore the spinal defect she was born with. Then tomorrow, she'll be having surgery to fix the blockage in her small little intestines. She needs our prayers and Lisa and Chad need our support in this time! God has given this earth another angel and her name is Lily! Please remember her when you talk to God...he hears us! I have so much I could say, but I will leave you with this, you can touch someone's life without ever being a part of it, all you have to do is pray!!


Life as Connor's Mom said...

I am so thankful that you were there to be with Chad, Lisa and Lily. Thank you so much for staying over after working all night. You were such a blessing to the family and we love you!!!

Sharron said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a moment that you can look back at and say "God used me!" ? You're doing a great job Laura. And I know you are excited about Blair coming home.

Laura said...

I was excited whenever I heard that you were there for the whole thing. It's awesome that God used you to minister to Lily, Lisa, Chad, and their families! So, is it 2 more days now till the love of your life comes home?! I know you are ecstatic!!

destiny said...

The big day is almost here! I know you can hardly contain yourself!! I hope you have a wonderful reunion and a great Christmas together!!
I'm so excited about Lily--Wow, God answers prayers! They were so lucky to have you through all of that.

Lisa said...

Way to make me cry all over again. I know I've said it a million times but you don't know how much it meant to us to have the most precious part of our lives be taken care of by someone we love and we know trusts the Lord. So here it is one more time...THANK YOU