Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It seems like everyday I am reminded of just how lucky we are. Truly, truly blessed. I don't know if you've done any research or read up on 25 weekers. And I won't go into medical terms or any specifics, but Travis and I happen to think Morgan Kate is doing exceptionally well.

Today we had an eye appointment with Dr. Cheeseman. Morgan Kate will continue to have her eyes checked for the next few years because often times preemies are more likely to become cross eyed, be nearsighted or deal with glaucoma. However, after a thorough check up with Dr. Cheeseman it is safe to say that currently Morgan Kate is not dealing with any of those issues. Her eyes look great and we don't have to go back until mid-October. Such a relief and truly a blessing. 

I don't know that there is one particular thing that has helped Morgan Kate the most. I happen to think there are/were several things. One, God himself. Two, the power of prayer. Three, the superb staff that took care of her during those first weeks and months of her tiny little life. Four, unwavering family and friends. And five, the research done by the March of Dimes. 

So many people did so many things for Morgan Kate. So many people did so many things for Travis and I. And I personally want to give back. I have many creative ideas floating around in my head. But right now, I am certain of one way that I can give back. I am going to walk for and support the March of Dimes. If you aren't familiar with the March of Dimes or what they do, please take a minute to visit their website

If you are interested in donating to the March of Dimes or walking with us on Saturday, April 25th you can click on the purple button in the right sidebar or you can contact me. The walk is in exactly 11 days and I can hardly wait. I am so excited to be walking in honor of Morgan Kate! 


Jenny Garris said...

Great video--perfect song!!! :) I'm so glad her eyes are healthy! What a perfect little angel!

Hollie Heming said...

Alright now! I'm crying for two reasons...number one, I am still amazed at how far that little girl has come. Even though I've seen all those pics before, it's still a true testament to God's power. Number two, I just heard Darius Rucker sing that song today on Oprah and it's my new favorite! I cried then too! We are so lucky to have such healthy babies. "It won't be like this for long" so we should soak it all in. I love you and I miss you tons! When Will is over this ear infection, we are coming to visit, so tell Miss MK to get ready to meet her boyfriend!

Stephanie said...

That is an adorable video!! Thanks for sharing that...I'm so happy that your little girl is healthy and I am proud of you for walking in her honor!

Wendy S said...

I don't know what to say about the video except, thanks for sharing. The power of God and prayer by so many who love her and her parents is so powerful.
I can't wait to meet her. She is truly a blessing. As the song said, this phase will pass....but another one will come. Enjoy each day. They pass so quickly.

Wendy S

sherry pyle said...

What a great video from your weekend.
I am so happy for your family. Your weekend sounds wondeful. Just think , good things have just begun.
The video today, wow what Mom can hear that song and see those pictures and not cry from joy and thnkfulness that we have children and grandchildren to love.
It is so true these days won't last long, but I can tell you enjoy every minute.
Thank you for so willingly sharing your heart to us all.
Morgan kate is so beautiful.
God has answered sooo many of everyones prayers.
Again, I stand amazed at his love.

MaMa and Aunt J said...

great video thanks for sharing. It is truly amazing. God has answered so many prayers that went up in Morgan Kate's behalf and also for you and Travis. I know that it has not been easy but you and Travis have done an amazing job. MK is special and you and Travis are special parents. thank you for sharing your heart with us. We Love you.

MaMa and Aunt Jan

Melissa and Sam said...

Girl, once again I'm brought to tears! You're right Morgan Kate is a healthy beautiful baby girl because of God, prayer, and the fine people at Baptist!
I love the song and thought it was perfect. How sweet too of Liz to dedicate that song to all of us and our wonderful bundles of joy!!
Love you,

Anonymous said...

What a precious family of 3 yall are! I loved the slideshow and the song to go with it...it was perfect!! So glad things are going well for yall- you definitely deserve it!!!