Monday, May 25, 2009

Tomorrow Is A Big Day - Update!!!!

Update: My mom just heard from Bethany and McKenzie is out of surgery (see below for details). Everything apparently went as planned and McKenzie did very well. She had her cleft lip repaired and parts of her nose redone. I can't wait to see her. As soon as I have pics, I will post them. (I'm assuming there will be bandages on her and it could be a few days before we actually see her).

I can't thank you enough for your prayers. They mean everything to us.


Tomorrow is huge for our family. Tomorrow Amanda turns 14. To say that I am shocked is an understatement. It goes by so quickly. I'm incredibly proud of the young woman she has turned into. She is loving, caring and unselfish. I'm thankful for her and the love she shows us everyday. Her sense of humor is the best and she keeps us laughing at her antics.

We also have something else that is huge happening tomorrow. McKenzie is having her cleft lip repaired. They warned us prior to her birth that even though they are doing a necessary surgery that parents often go through a grieving process because their child's looks are drastically changing. We all fell in love with her "as is". Bethany just cannot wait for this to be over. Please be praying that McKenzie does as well as she did last time. It's a 6 hour surgery. Bethany's husband has asked that the family stay home so we will not be with them during this difficult time. To say that everyone needs prayers is an understatement. If all goes as planned they will be home on Wednesday.

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  1. Happy Birthday, Amanda! You are awesome and I love you to pieces.

    I'm praying for McKenzie today.


  2. This must have posted after I went to bed, so it's happening already.

    Happy Birthday to Amanda. I hope she has a wonderful day!

    I will be praying for McKenzie and the doctors that are working on her, and for your family.

  3. Thanks for the update, although I'm not sure what time it went up. I just know it was in between my comments, which are posting I think in your time, not mine. It should be so simple and it always confuses the daylights out of me.

  4. Sorry Kayren, I should have put the time on. It's 2:52 p.m. my time and I put it on at about 2:15 p.m.

    My hubby is in Michigan visiting his brothers right now. He's a true Michigander...such a funny word!!! He's having a great time back there.

    Thanks for praying, we sure appreciate it!