Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Just some quick stories to share before bed:
Bella gets new blisters, and heals old ones.
Mommy and Daddy get better and better at dressing changes.
Nanny (my mom) is helping around the house and we're all still beat at the end of the day!
Ali is regressing on potty training...heard that might happen, but figured it would have happened closer to Bella's birth.
Tonight, we have to start making formula as a backup...sugar is the first ingredient in formula and Bella and Ang have been sugar free since week 2...not sure what effect that will have. Say a prayer that tomorrow, Ang's Doc calls back. There is a prescription Ang can take that will hopefully stimulate more breast milk production.
Ang has a sinus infection. Say a prayer for her immediate healing, please!
Mommy and Daddy got to see Coldplay live on Ang's birthday on Saturday night!
Tim was 22 rows up from seeing David Beckham and Ronaldinho on Sunday at the Galaxy v. AC Milan match!
Now for today's revelation:
I was talking to a friend who was remarking how impressive Sean Stephenson's story is and how nice it was for him to spend 45 minutes on the phone with me. My friend said, "It's amazing; he's this little guy in a wheelchair, but he's so powerful!"
Then, it hit me.
Sean Stephenson's power comes from his mind and his spirit, not his 3'2" frame, though that frame was the catalyst that led to him honing his mind and spirit into the powerful entity that it is today.
And, so, too, may it be with Bella.
All through my adult life, I have been honing my mind and spirit, because I believe that I leave my body behind, but not my consciousness. I figure it's an investment that will pay returns even after I die.
However, I have been relating to Bella like the quality of her life will be determined by her body.
NOT TRUE! I take responsibility for that fact that I made that up on my own. The quality of her life may be informed by her body, but it is not the source. That will come from within. Her source of quality will be her mind and spirit, and THOSE ARE PERFECT IN EVERY WAY AND IMPERVIOUS TO EB! She is free to create her life as powerfully as she chooses, despite what her skin says.
My daughter has 100% POTENTIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many times, I have thought about what Bella can't do, and have missed out on what she CAN DO! After all, Sean served in President Clinton's CABINET!!! Oh the things you will be able to do, sweet Bella! The world is truly your oyster!
Good stuff. Good stuff. God is good. ALL THE TIME.
Your homework today is the following:
SEE just one thing God has blessed you with specifically today. Once you recognize it, post it briefly on the message board for everyone else to read, then, you can come back later and read how God blesses us all with just what we need every day. Just remember, the blessings are already around you, you just need to believe they are in order to see them.
The Following is in reference to the Care Pages Site set up for Anabella:
Oh, and tell two friends to sign up to this page! We have 198 guests! Let's share Bella's story with 2 more to break 200! (who - me - counting?)
Also, for your computer-challenged friends, this site is maintained also at www.careforanabella.com. You can also hear music, link to youtube, and make a donation on that page if you feel moved to. Pass it on to those who you know can't get through the registration screen without getting frustrated or confused! (you know who they are!)
Good night and God bless you all.