Thursday, February 25, 2010


Tomorrow is the day we take our sweet princess for her heart catheterization.  It is a huge day for us and emotionally draining.  We know it is necessary and that her next surgery is necessary as well.  It doesn't make it easier to know that we will be handing Hope over to doctors in the morning where she will be put to sleep and have to be intubated.  We have had her home with us for so long and she is such a 'normal' 5 month old baby.  I found the following poem from Stephanie Husted and it really hits home for us today!

Waiting...Hoping...Somehow Coping 

Do I really have to do this?
Why can't I just pretend
That she is just a healthy child
No broken heart to mend.

Why must I watch her closely?
And wonder everyday
If God's plan is a life with us
If God's plans let her stay.

A perfect plan...I know this
She's loved...I know that too
Yet, still I wish I could prevent
All that she must go through.

It's drawing ever closer
That all consuming date
And there is nothing I can do
But love her as we wait.

We'll soon be in that "waiting room"
It just does not seem real
I cry, I vent, I hope, I love
I'm not sure what to feel.

I'm scared, but I am thankful
for all of you who pray
I trust that God will hear your prayers
On our daughter's surgery day.

So I await her future
As I have from the start
With grace along this journey
And hope within my heart.


  1. Will be praying for Hope, your family and her doctors tomorrow.
    Heart Hugs,

  2. Julianne has a heart cath in the morning too! we've been in the hospital all week just weaning off one of her meds. I came across your blog when Hope hit ten pounds and my daughter had just reached that milestone as well. I guess our heart babies are going through the same stuff! I'll be thinking of your sweet Hope as I wait to hear that Julianne is all done and things went well! Thanks for the poem!

  3. Saying many prayers for Hope today! {{{HUG}}}

    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

  4. Praying for you guys today...and awaiting good news!

    ~Stephanie and Braeden

  5. Praying for you hard today. Please let us know how it goes and let me know if I can do anything for you.

  6. Praying and thinking of you all today. Heart hugs!

  7. How did it go? Please update as soon as you can. Roger and I were praying for you all!