Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Birthday Joy

Early this morning we opened the huge and wonderful windows in Katy’s hospital room. We laid in her bed in the quiet watching the sky in the east. When a new baby day was born she squeezed my hand and said, “Mom, I am so glad you were born!” It took me a little by surprise because she had been having a hard time keeping track of the calendar. You just can’t get any better than that.

The care Katy is receiving is excellent. Her doctors are right on top of her electrolyte challenges and have had bags of potassium hung within minutes of low lab reports. She has been struggling to even sit up today. They have been in every two hours to check on her. This calms our hearts. And we see by her faith that the Lord Himself is her strength and strong tower.

Paul is at the hospital for the evening and Aunt Lil and I are going out for dinner. We’ll stop to have a look at the wildflower garden on top of Mill Mountain. While it is hard to leave the hospital I want to be a woman of faith. I’ll leave my cares with the One Who knows everything about Katy, and celebrate that He loves me and gave me such a wonderful life.

  1. Kristin Dunker Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn!
    Love and a hug,

  2. Sandy Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn! One of my Mom’s cousins (who happens to be one of my favorite people) has a birthday today too. You both are in great company to have each other as a birthday pal!

    Glad to hear Katy is receiving excellent medical care. Please give her a big hug from me. Prayers continue!

  3. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Happy birthday Dawn! And please pass along best wishes to Katy.

  4. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Katy, I’m with you. I’m glad your mom was born. She’s been a great blessing to me. When I think of all she bears right now, I’m humbled. I know she gets strength for each day from the Lord, but, wow, she’s adopting another little girl, planning a swing set, watching the sun come up with you in a hospital bed. My head spins to think of it all. What a wonderful gift God gave you in your mother & what a wonderful gift He gave her in you. You’re 2 of a kind!

  5. Vivian Killion Says:

    Happy Birthday Dawn! I am Lillian’s friend from St. Pete. Praise God for answered prayer for all concerned with Katy and for Katy’s surgery. Please tell Lillian that I went to the doctor and hospital for chest xray and thank God it was negative. I am on strong anbi-biotics and doing fine. Blessings on all of you!!

  6. Hollie and Bruce Says:

    Katy you are a testimony to the grace of our God! We have seen you rally again and again! Our church has been praying for you every week and we have asked the Lord for your healing.You have a great strength and purpose. We admire and applaud you greatly!! May the Lord bless you richly in the days ahead! Love Hollie and Bruce

  7. Laura Griffith Says:

    I’m disappointed that Katie didn’t get to go home for your birthday…I hope you enjoyed the wildflowers. As we don’t know the plans of our Lord, I’m curious to know what the other side of the tapestry is going to look like. You know the word picture of God working on our tapestry which is only full of knots from our perspective. What a glorious work of art your life is going to show. We are praying earnestly for Katie’s healing.