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Saturday is a Special Day

Millie's brother and sister-in-law presented her with the most wonderful shock the other morning. They surprised her by flying her dad down to be with her for the weekend. When he came into her room she just started crying. As difficult as this process has been, it has been tempered by the presence of caring and attentive friends and family. We're grateful that while we're so busy at the hospital our son and dear daughters are in such good hands. I can only hope that our pet turtle is faring as well in our absence.

Everything is progressing exceptionally well. Our fetal surgery team has gone to Austin for a conference, but Millie is on track for discharge on Sunday. Her pain is sill omnipresent, but every day it gets a little better. She'll be sent to her brother's house tomorrow where she'll be on strict bed rest. She returns for a followup appointment on Friday. Her folks will head home Sunday night, then Davey and I will fly out Monday morning. Millie will leave the hospital with prescriptions for pain medication and most importantly the anti-contraction meds. Everything now hinges on keeping Maggie safe in the womb.

Hopefully Millie will be cleared to fly home sometime after her followup appointment. I'll return here to bring her home at that time (making sure the house is cleaned before her arrival). I know she'll feel stir crazy being on bed rest for so long, but I'm certain that she'll be up to the task. We couldn't have scripted a better scenario to this point. All of our doctors are amazed by Millie's and Maggie's miraculous progress. Many of them understand, as we do, that there is more at work in our lives than simply chance and the response of the body to medicine and therapy. We continue to express our thanks in prayers to a loving Heavenly Father. We have been sustained and witness to miracles brought about by the faith and prayers of so many. We certainly feel blessed.

Davey taking care of his mom post op

Sharing a private joke

Fishing with Pa and cousins

The number of fish hoped for but not seen


  1. A smile on my face after reading these last two tender posts. We put Millie and Maggie's names on the Houston prayer roll today. Friendswood is rooting for Millie and Maggie who I think after all this can claim to be part Texan!

  2. What precious pictures to have. Thank you so much for sharing this personal journey. You are all amazing and I am so grateful that things are going so good for Millie and Maggie. We keep you in our prayers. Love you all!!!

  3. So glad that things are moving along so well. We hope that Millie can come home soon!

  4. Seriously makes my day to hear such amazingly wonderful news! Millie is a trooper and I am so glad her dad was able to come for a surprise visit. I'm sure that lifted her spirits! I'm praying all will go well this week while she is out of the hospital so that she can hopefully come back home to us next week! Miss you guys!


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