Hello to everyone......I just wanted to let all of you know that I will be posting information on this blog and it will appear as though it's from Suzie and JR, but it's really ME.
Suzie had a "Suzie day" today, although she is still working and organizing the tanning salon, hair salon and travel agency to run in her absence. Her hair is done, toes have little hearts on them and she is now headed to have a massage. GOOD FOR HER!!!
Her anticipation of Lindsay's birth is almost overwhelming, however I have seen her grow (not just literally) but spiritually every day. To say that I'm proud of her would be an understatement.
Some of you might remember tiny little Suzie Lumbard as that determined competative twirler going all the way to the World Championships in Amsterdam and winning it. It is that determination that I once again see in her. Never once have I heard her say, "why us?"
My former neighbor, Karen Grainger, sent me a poem about parents being chosen to be sent a child that needs special care. This poem was on the door of another heart baby when their daughter, Taylor was born. Karen shared this poem as her way to support us through this journey, a journey they know all too well. Ironically thier daughter, Taylor, was born with her own set of heart problems. After a couragious battle with PLE, a protein difficiency that some HLHS children develope, Taylor lost her fight on May 15, 2007 at age 14. Taylor and her brother, Alex, and sister, Lauren, were my "practice grandchildren" and now Taylor is my granddaughter's angel. I truly believe that Taylor was also right there to take care of angel Annabelle when she arrived in heaven.
We now have a week left before Lindsay's birth and I'm off the road and home for anything Suzie and JR need until whenever. Suzie's friend, Dani, will be arriving from Oregon, this week and will be accompaning me in Ann Arbor to be with Suzie and JR. Suzie was able to travel to Oregon to be with Dani and Mark for the birth of their daughter, Brooke, in April. Suzie needed a positive birth experience as well as helping Dani and Mark with their son, Ian. What would we do without our friends. My best friend, Pam, has been with me every step of the way ministering with me. I am truly blessed to have her as my friend.
Cole and Cruz are scheduled on a rotation with Don, Aunt Carole, and me through the middle of July with backups from many volunteers.
With your donations, Don has sent off a check to The Ronald McDonald House and they will have Pfizer match the funds. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! They will flip when they see what you all have done.
Our families could not do this without God and all of your support. Thank you all!