Friday, June 27, 2008

"Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me"

Whenever I hear the song of a bird, or look at the blue, blue sky...
Whenever I feel the rain on my face or the wind as it rushes by...
Whenever I touch a velvet rose, or walk by a lilac tree,
I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world...
Heavenly Father created for me.

He gave me my eyes, that I might see
the color of butterfly wings.
He gave me my ears that I might hear
the magical sound of things.
He gave me my life, my mind, my heart,
I thank him reverently.
For all his creations of which I'm a part.
Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.

Nathan is recovering so well from his heart surgery! He is starting to act like a totally different little boy. He doesn't turn blue when he cries and I can pick him up underneath his arms even though he just had surgery 3 weeks ago yesterday. I find that so amazing! He doesn't need oxygen anymore (the second hole put between Nathan's top two chambers is letting the heart function properly). He is even trying to start pushing himself up on his side! In my mind, it is a true miracle. I know this operation has been performed a ton of times on a lot of different kids, but with all of Nathan's other health problems it is amazing to me that there weren't any other serious complications. Jake and I are so grateful for Dr. Hawkins skills and for Dr. Cowley's concern and kindness.

I will post pictures of Nathan's scar in the next couple of days. Like I said, as far as from a heart standpoint he is doing awesome!

1 comment:

Mom & Dad Ellinger said...

Okay, so you have everyone in the family in tears with your awesome posts. Kathleen said that she read the Sneeches blog entry and she was in tears. I was also and this one. Kristin says that she really enjoys reading your blog posts and is impressed with your ability to write. So keep up the awesome entries. We are all enjoying them.