Friday, April 17, 2009

New Backgrounds........

Can anyone tell me what all of these pictures have in common??

She is OUTSIDE!!!!!!!!! Finally, after 6 1/2 months of being in the hospital, she went outside!!!Needless to say, Lindsay enjoyed every single minute of it! (mommy did too!) I really do think this was one of the best days of my life! I got to the hospital this morning and asked if it would be ok since she has been pretty stable lately. The answer was YES!! So, hospital stroller with two pumps attached and an oxygen tank in tow, off we went! I took her to the courtyard and then picked her up out of her stroller. The wind started to blow and she realized that something was moving her hair. She felt her head and then looked and me with the biggest smile. Oh, my heart just melted and then of course, I cried! She just loved it! We stayed for a little while and then back to her room for a blood draw. After that, we went back outside to get some more pictures. This time I picked a shadier area and let her feel the grass. That was too cute in itself. Something new?? WOW! Simply amazing day!
I am now back at home with my boys and of course calling on Lindsay every couple of hours. Back on Sunday! Enjoy the photos!
Heart Blessings from one very happy momma!


Stephanie said...

Suzie-that is the sweetest thing I have seen all day!!!!! I'm so incredibly happy for you and Lindsay tonight! I'm still praying for her and for her angel heart to come soon so she can be home with you all the time and you can go outside anytime you want!

Patti said...

Oh Suzie, that is just SO wonderful!! Hoping for a beautiful day on my next trip there and maybe we can do her pics outside :) Enjoy your weekend with the boys!

Jordan said...

How wonderful! Those pictures just make my day. What a sweetie!

Maggie Geiger said...

LOVE IT!!! Pics in the grass, who would have thought we would be seeing those?? You are always trying to keep us on our toes Suzie! Needless to say, nothing sweeter than a princess playing in the grass!

The Geigers

Anonymous said...

It is as a fellow heart mother that has been in the hospital just about as long as you the most awesome feeling to take your child outside. I posted on my carepage earlier also that Mr.Miguel went outside today for the first time in....? Anyways we are praying that her angel heart comes and when it does that it indeed is the perfect heart for your princess.
Much LOve,
Esperanza and Miguel.

Anonymous said...

That was nice that you got to go outside. What cute pictures of her ouside. Just hope she gets a new heart soon. Love Aunt Retta and Wade

Alison and Rich Lee said...

Thank you for reminding all of us about something most take for granted...fresh outdoor air! What a cool thing to experience through Lindsay's eyes! You have made my weekend. Enjoy your time at home with the boys!!!

Lots of love,

The B Family said...

I don't think I've ever cried about being able to go outside before in my life! I am so THANKFUL for that precious moment between mommy and daughter...and hope that it can happen more often! She just loved it, didn't she? You can see the absolute JOY all over her chubby cheeks!
Praising God for blessings in nature and through your precious baby girl!
Love you~ Rebecca

Jonathan said...

Praise the Lord!!! I love the looks on her face. I remember the first time we took Lindsay outside. I wish she had been feeling better to enjoy it because she loved being outside. My heart is over joyed for you right now.


Evie's Story said...

Oh Suzie...what a GIFT to see that sweetheart enjoying Gods gift of spring! You really need a personal photographer to follow you around because Im quite convinced that every expression she makes is SO cute and YOU need to get in on some of those pictures with her!

Oh the things I will never take for granted again. I remember our first stroller ride in the hospital and how liberating it was just to get out of the room! Glad you had such a beautiful day with your sweet Lindsay!!!!!!!

The Simmons Family said...

Oh... the wondeful little moments!!!

Here's to MANY more outdoor adventures!!! Pure JOY!


Anonymous said...

Lindsay sure is an advertisement for Spring. What simple joy. This moment is God's blessing to us all. Thanks for sharing, keep well and safe. We love you!
Aunt C and Uncle Roc

Katie said...

Yippee!!! What a fun day and I'm sure you both LOVED that freedom! Have a great weekend with the boys and give Lindsay hugs from us when you get back. God bless!

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Oh my gosh! How does that sweet girl do it? She always seems to make me cry... this time out of pure joy... for both of you! I'm actually on vacation and was having "Lindsay withdrawls", so I sneaked in a computer stop so I could check on her... and was ELATED to see these pictures! She is SO precious and I pray that she gets to spend more and more time outstide experiencing new things! What a nice reminder to all of us not to take things for granted... especially God's amazing creation! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Gebert said...

Hi, Suzie!

Every time I look at Lindsay's pictures, I see her great grandma, Margaret, in her face and eyes. I know she would have loved her dearly and so would have her great grandpa, Carrol Lindsay.

I hope she'll get the transplant she needs soon!

Lindsay's Fourth Cousin,
Nancy (Anderson) Gebert

Patrícia N. said...

Dear Mrs. Suzie,

I'm Patrícia, I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I'm 19 years old. I've been reading Lindsay's blog for months and months but never had the guts to leave a comment. Now I feel like doing so, even though I'm not very good with words.

I'd just like to say that you, Lindsay and your family's story has always touched me deeply. Even though I'm far away, I think of you all every day and pray everyday that things will be okay for you all. Lindsay is such a blessing, I showed the blog to my mother some weeks ago and now she also follows your beautiful story of strengh and faith.

I'd just like to say that, even though I do not know you and even though I may never meet you, I most admire you and love sweet Lindsay. Every night I pray to God and to the helping hands of the Saints from my Catholic faith, for them to look over you, your familly and your special little girl. And I know our faiths may differ, but our allmighty God is the same.

As I said, I'm not very good with words, but I hope you hear that and understand it and feel the sincerity of my words. All the best to you all, and that God and all his angels bless you and shine upon you every day of your life.

Lots of hugs and a tiny kiss on Lindsay's cute little nose,

Patrícia Nunes

Avery said...

This post just makes me smile soo huge!! I can't imagine what that was like for you to take her out and let her explore her world. I hope soon you get much more outside time.. You continue to amaze and teach me as you deal with this trial so graciously. We pray for Lindsay all the time..
Heart hugs..

Tina said...

Hi Suzie, Jr, Cole, Cruz and Lindsay,

What a wonderful day to be able to go outside!!! I just loved the pictures. It is truly Spring!!

We love you All!!

Steve and Tina

Uncle Dan said...


That is so awesome that you got outside. I wish we were there to see it live, but the pics will work too! We hope to see you soon.


Uncle Dan, Braeden, and Camden

Anonymous said...

I am one of Beautiful Lindsay's followers - I was so happy to read your post. It brought tears to my eyes. I know how special that must have been for the two of you. I keep praying that each time I open your blogsite that the announcement will be there about her heart being here. God's timing is always perfect.

Give her a big hug from all her cyber prayer warriors. She is just precious!

Karen Andwan, Cincinnati

Trisha Visel said...

I have tears as I see Lindsay outside. I love the huge smile she has. I can only imagine this was so great for both of you.

Patti asked me along again in June, wouldn't it be great if she could do some pics outdside!!!

Can't wait to see the princess again soon.

Jen Lindsay said...

What a beautiful post, what beautiful pictures, and what a beautiful little girl.

Rachel Dominguez said...

I just sat here and sobbed when I opened up your post today. What an AMAZING feeling. She just looks so stinkin cute and so happy.

What a good mama you are! Glad your day was wonderful with that beautiful little ray of sunshine.

Love and Prayers,

Rachel (Lee's Summit, MO)

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Suzie, I loved these pictures and this story so much that I wrote about it on my own blog. I posted a few pictures of Lindsay as part of the post. It didn't occur to me until after I wrote and posted it that I should have made sure it was okay with you before "talking" about her on my own blog! If you have any opposition or hesitations about it, please, please let me know and I will promptly delete it! Really though, this little girl just continues to teach me things every day and I felt the urge to write about her! I couldn't find a "private" way to get this message to you, so I guess it will be "public". Email me at if you are at all uncomfortable with my post! Love to you and Lindsay! And by the way... the wind was blowing like CRAZY this morning as I attempted to take an exercise walk. I was THANKFUL for it... I promise :) And yes, I thought of Lindsay and prayed for her while the wind "moved my hair"!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby! It is so nice to see that you guys could be outside and enjoy the amazing weather and sunshine. We can all appreciate the green grass, but there is nothing like that moment of discovery for children. These are the moments that make it all worthwhile. We hope that you have many more days like this!
Take Care,
Cheryl, Craig, Clayton and Gracie