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