Saturday, October 9, 2010


"The quickest way for anyone to reach the sun and the light of day is not to run west, chasing after the setting sun, but to head east, plunging into the darkness until one comes to the sunrise." Jerry Stittser

Since Danica's surgery on Tuesday morning I have barely left her side except to pray each morning in the beautiful chapel here at the hospital. I am so comforted by the quiet there and the sun streaming through the stained glass windows and especially the huge piece of abstract art hanging in the middle of the room. It reminds me morning ALWAYS comes.

Our girl is doing so much better today. She is now moved back to the neuro floor and eating and drinking. She is interacting with us and even once in awhile showing the tiniest smile. It has been very good for her to be able to see Delaney. I was able to snuggle in bed with Delaney at the Ronald McDonald House last night and sleep eight full uninterrupted hours because of my mom's willingness to sit vigil beside Danica and keep her from pulling her NG tube out. This morning we were able to advocate the removal of the tube, and Danica is so much less annoyed. I think it irked her more than the crazy brace!

Our hearts are so encouraged by Danica's improvement. Thank you for praying.

"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23


  1. Oh this is such GOOD news. Each day will be a little better for her. I pray for all of you.

  2. So thankful to read this! Still praying often for you all. Thanks for the good updates.

  3. I'm so glad to hear such a great report about Danica! And isn't it amazing what 8 hours of sleep does for a person? Still praying...