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Brave Millie (by Matt)

The doctors were right on time this morning. Millie was so brave as they placed her epidural (it will be used for pain management following the surgery). All of the doctors comment on Millie's beauty as it pertains to their specialties. They'll tell her that her spine is lovely, or her veins are wonderful. She has a firm and well shaped trachea, and her birth canal is long and shapely. I always knew Millie's beauty was more than just skin deep, now it's been medically confirmed that she's gorgeous at an internal anatomical level as well. Millie's mom showed us a sign a friend had made. It says, "20, 37" over the picture of some boxing gloves with the name "Maggie" written on them. It represents Millie's goal to be one of the 20% of the moms undergoing fetal surgery to deliver at 37 weeks.

At 7:30 the doctors wheeled Millie down to the operating room. Her mom and I said goodbye to her in the hall. She was scared but incredibly courageous. We'll wait for further news in an adjacent room. I love Millie now more than I ever have. I know she's in good hands in the OR, but she's also in the Lord's hands and we rely on Him and will accept His will.


  1. Matt, thank you for this update. I love hearing things from both you and Millie's perspectives. You guys are truly amazing and we are praying our little hearts out that things will go well. Thank you for your faith, courage and examples. We love you guys!!

  2. Great to hear your perspective, Matt! Oh, no! More tears. Your love for each other is so tender and sweet. And I had to laugh about her "internal" beauty, as well. Praying...

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