Thursday, January 21, 2010

Amazing Care

We are back to the usual routine, now that Lily's surgery is over and she is doing great. Our experience with Lily's surgery has made us thankful for many things, but there are two that stick out to me quite clearly. One being that we are so thankful for Lily's health, seeing so many children who are battling terrible illness makes you realize we take our health and the health of our little ones for granted. What some families have to go through for months on end. We stayed on the oncology/transplant unit where we heard more than once how the families that come to that unit are there for months, dealing with major illness. Can't imagine what it would be like to see your child suffer and not be able to help them. We got a taste of what it is like for a child to be in the hospital, and can see how hard that would be to have a child living there for months on end, no matter how good the care is, it is still a hospital.
Secondly, we once again realized how blessed us Canadians are for the healthcare we receive for pennies compared to other countries (our neighbours to the south especially). From the moment the cyst was found on lily's ovary, we have experienced amazing Doctors, nurses, specialists, surgeons and overall concern and care that far exceeds our expectations. We stayed in a private room (in a city hospital....unheard of!!) and felt like lily was the most important patient there (i know this is actually not true, but my point being is how attentive they were). In the two days we were there, we even had the chaplain come around and introduce himself as well as the activities coordinator bring by some toys and a mat for lily to play on. Amazing care.....
Those are some reflections on our stay in the 'hos-a-pital' as Kaitlyn would say, and we thank the Lord for his care and blessings!
2 thumbs up to the staff at the Children's hospital

Sunday, January 10, 2010

This is us. Lily, Phil, Kaitlyn and myself.

I"ll give this a try

Here i am, Sunday afternoon.....finally decided to start up a blog. This is a great way to record my days of motherhood, marriage and missions (future!). Hopefully i will be more faithful with this than i have been with my actual journal. This will be a record of the Lord working in my life, leading me, sustaining me and encouraging me. Who knows what will happen or where we will be in the coming years, but one thing i am most positive about is the constant daily presence of the Lord in my times i have chosen not to accept His hlep, other times i reach out in the darkness and pray He will carry me through. Being a mom has brought me to my knees on some days, made me cry on others and had me smiling so hard it hurt my face.....i still wonder how something can invoke such opposite emotions, but i do know how thankful i am that the Lord has given me two beautiful girls. I also am sooo thankful for my wonderful husband Phil who is more than i deserve by far. I love him. Happy 30th babe. I pray we will have many more years together.
Thank you God for a Wonderful Life!