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I'm Getting A Tear In My Eye

Thanks to many of you who have written sweet comments and shown your support for us.  I still have not figured out how to reply on my blog.  So when I push "reply" next to a comment, I type a comment to that person, but then it comes back with a message saying it cannot be posted.  Hmmm...  I hope you know how much we love our friends and family!

Maggie returned home from the hospital this afternoon.  Since she doesn't need an IV, oxygen or morphine, they let us go.  She looks pretty bad.  From head to toe she is stitched and bruised.   For a shunt, they make incisions in her stomach and behind her ear to thread the catheter through.  Too many cuts for my liking.  When Davey saw her at the hospital, he did a loooong, high pitched, sympathetic, "oooowwwwwwwie...Baby Maggie.  I'm getting a tear in my eye."

Now we are enjoying General Conference weekend.  It's a privilege to cradle our girl and attempt to soften her pain while we listen to conference.  The kids have been pretty good because of their incentive...candy after each talk.  Thanks Michelle for the cute candy necklaces!  General Conference always comes when our family needs it most.  It gives us perspective and a desire to recommit.  This is a talk we heard last April that had special significance as we were preparing for the fetal surgery.
http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/04/special-lessons?lang=eng






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  1. Davey must be a very sweet big brother. I'm glad Maggie is home - she'll heal faster there and in your arms.

    Love your posts- Pamela

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  2. I'm sorry Maggie and her family have had such a tough week! Gratefully you can hold and comfort her now (and she can comfort you). Praying she recovers well. She is just so beautiful! We sure love and miss you! Watching conference today made us miss Utah.

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  3. sweet davey brings a tear to MY eye! Glad you are home :)

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  4. Millie,
    You guys are in our prayers always! We love you and your family so much. Davey is such a sweetie.

    love,

    Kerri

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  5. Millie,
    You guys are in our prayers always! We love you and your family so much. Davey is such a sweetie.

    love,

    Kerri

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  6. I agree with Davey--tears in my eyes as I see sweet Maggie with all her cuts and bruises. I am so grateful that she is home! As always, we are praying for your family.

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  7. Davey and his sisters are learning many sensitivities at an early, impressionable age. So glad you are able to do that which is most essential...cuddling. Wish I had done more of that with you --xo, mom

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  8. Oh Millie, I am increasingly amazed at your strength in adversity. Prayers for you all, especially little Maggie.

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  9. Oh, poor baby! She is such a trooper! Sending love your way!

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  10. Your strength strengthens me every day. Love you and sweet Maggie. That picture breaks my heart, what a strong little spirit that baby is. Love you Mil.

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  11. Your strength strengthens me every day. Love you and sweet Maggie. That picture breaks my heart, what a strong little spirit that baby is. Love you Mil.

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