Tuesday, March 22, 2011

...and Ema is sitting all by herself!

Remember the picture showing Ema sitting with the little drum
to help hold her?
Look!  She can sit all by herself now!
Our future little musician!

She loves looking at herself in the mirror.
I'm sure she is checking out her
beautiful bows!

(Do babies know they are looking at themselves
or do they like looking at a baby in the mirror?

Look at the love Ema has for her Uncle James!
So precious!
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Such sweet girls!  Ema & her Aunt Maria are reunited!!
They haven't been together since the week Ema was born
& both look very happy to be together again!

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& more smiles...

There have been so many smiles finally able to come out!

 Melanie's family & long time friends have been able to visit Melanie & meet Ema for the first time...

but someone is missing in this picture!

....Ema's Daddy.

Rick is back home
missing his family...


 ...and they are definitely missing him.

In a few years, this will just seem like a passing moment
but right now it feels major to be apart & not at home together.

Even though we see tremendous improvements,
Ema still has a way to go.
She has had to take so many drugs,.
and is going off two so a new one can be started.
Her days consist of a lot of therapy.

So many adjustments for this family & it will be worth it all!

Even though this is true,
days can be long
and the desire for "back-to-normal" can be strong.

Ema has been doing so well, but
this week has been a hard week.

She looks so fabulous in her pictures
but still needs a lot of prayer:
 *to keep going
*for the right meds to be prescribed
*for her physical therapy
*for the spasms to remain under control
*& especially her brain activity
to stay normal in order for her to progress.

We can't thank you enough for your continuing prayers!

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"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;
for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea,
I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."  Isaiah 41:10

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