Saturday, September 22, 2012

Letters to Grace

Dear Grace,

It has been almost 3 months since your last surgery. Did you know that you survived three brain surgeries? Mommy and Daddy were so scared, but you were so brave. You held through strong, and didn't cry at all. You amaze us so much, Grace! That's why we call you amazing Grace. Each day, we never forget to thank God that you are here with us. Each smile that we see from you is a reminder that you are such a precious gift that we are not suppose to have, yet God has chosen Mommy and Daddy to be your parents. We are so proud of you. You are almost 10 months now, and you are just such a delight. We love watching you grow day by day. 

You love to smile. You love to laugh. You laugh at everything! Sometimes you stare at your fingers and start laughing for no reason. You laughed so hard yesterday when Mommy tried to kill a nasty spider that was crawling furiously towards you. I thought the spider was going to bite you and threw everything imaginable at it. You had no idea how scared I was, but you laughed anyways- mostly at my screaming. You laugh the most when daddy does his weird dances and kisses your cheeks

We love to spend time with you because you're always doing something funny. You concentrate so hard when you play with your toys. When you laugh, you always end up hiccuping. When you eat, you like to sit in the most uncomfortable and awkward positions. You look the cutest when your face is smeared with baby food. You fart like an elephant, and your poop smells horrendous, but we love every thing about you.

After your last surgery, you couldn't move your left side much. Your arms and legs were very weak. You couldn't sit very well or hold your head up. It's been less than three months and now you're sitting by yourself without Mommy needing to help you! Your back and neck are getting so strong now! You still have a pretty large bump over your head where you had your surgery, it makes your head heavy and sometimes it's still hard for you to hold it up for a long time, but it's much better compared to before!

The world is so different when you can see it sitting, huh? Wait until you can crawl and stand! You'll have even more fun! Now we just need to work on getting your legs stronger! You are doing a great job though, keep it up! We are so proud of you!

You hardly ever cry anymore! You're just such a happy, content baby. The other day, you made a huge, nasty poop that squeezed out of your diaper and went all over the place. Yet, you sat there quietly and laughed like nothing happened. The only thing that makes you upset is having an EEG. I guess it reminds you of what happened in the hospital and brings back bad memories, huh? Hopefully you won't have to have anymore EEG's!

Mommy will write letters to you often. I will write letters to you because when you grow up, I want you to read these letters and understand how far you've come. I want you to know how many people love you, supported you and prayed for you during this time. We want you to know how much you mean to our family and how much Mommy and Daddy love you. Most of all, we want you to know how much God loves you. He has healed you of your seizures and had protected you this whole time. No matter how much we love you, God loves you more. He has made you perfect in His eyes, and you are just beyond perfect to us. You have brought us so much happiness everyday, and I hope that you will continue to grow to be a happy girl, and someday to a God loving, God fearing woman of Christ, and that you may share your story with many others as a testimony of God's Grace.

Mommy and Daddy


  1. This is beautiful Christy. -Teresa

  2. absolutely beautiful. **tearing up** may God continue to bless your family!

  3. this is beautiful shes beautiful may god bless your whole family I have tears running down my cheekd..keep smiling grace your precious!**indira**

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!


  5. I love this its so touching and beautiful and I love that you write her letters its so lovely!

  6. this is SUCH a sweet and touching letter! love the pics! i owe austin a letter soon...

    Sandy a la Mode

  7. Wow - you have brought me to tears. This is truly beautiful. Your daughter is a lucky girl!

  8. Lovely pics!! I follow you! I hope you will follow me too!
    see u,

  9. Wow, your family is so amazing and strong! I have a 9 month old and I don't know what I would do in your shoes. Beautiful and inspiring post full of love. You touched my heart. Sending love back! <3


    swaney e

  10. Aaaa beautiful this post! :) if you want go to my blog:)

  11. So sweet! What a beautiful brave little girl you have, such beautiful photos.

  12. Your daughter is such a brave little girl <3 She's adorable.

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  13. Grace is so beautiful! What a brave little girl. You are an amazing mommy and this is such a sweet letter. Thank you for sharing. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  14. Ahh.. what a sweet post and beautiful girl.

  15. Thanks Christy for the sweet words on my blog! I absolutely love this post! Grace is a beautiful and strong little trooper!! God bless your family!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful! Both your letter and the photos. It brought tears to my eyes. Glad I'll be starting my day inspired by this post!

    Thanks for sharing.

  18. This is so beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes.May God continue to look over your family!

  19. This is sooooo beautiful and it's just so wonderful to see the kind of faith and strength you guys have. I'd love to know more of this story!

    <3 Cambria

  20. I really like your blog, you have a unique style, is pleased to observe:):):)
    I cordially greet from Poland :):):)

  21. Oh wow, this made me cry! What a sweet, precious little baby. I can't believe she has had 3 surgeries. She sounds like a little miracle girl.

  22. Oh wow, touching entry here. Grace is such a blessing to you both, she loves to laugh and her smile alone is enough to light up your day!

    Lovely Grace!


  23. great photos!

  24. These last 2 posts made me cry. What an amazing example you've set. I'll keep you & your family in my prayers continually. Thanks for being willing to share your journey. What a little angel Grace is!!!
    xx, amy

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