Tatum Update: She had a really good day today. Slept well, not too gurgly, not too much suction required. Remarkably "normal" day. She seems steady for now. Knock on wood, right? She is such a sweet heart. Still tries to smile even though you know she feels like junk. She continues to amaze. The human spirit is strong in her.
I wanted to take a few minutes each blog and list a few things that I am thankful for. I think it keeps us in check so we are remembering to see the Lord's hand in our lives continually, and I also think that sometimes at the end of the day when I evaluate what I am grateful for some of the things are hilarious! So i thought I would share cause I think that you can all relate.
Today I was grateful that Tatum rested well through the night and then took a great nap so I got a lot of projects done that I had hoped to accomplish and I got to relisten to almost all of Saturday mornings session of Conference. I love technology!
I was super grateful for Hilary's new Dora the Explorer microphone that I randomly picked up for her birthday. It sings all of these songs and when she pushes on the button her voice can be heard singing along. It is seriously hilarious. I could watch her all day. Tonight she pushed the button and one of the songs started and she said "Mommy dance!" How could I not? She will truly be a light during the dark days that will come. Love that little girl, a true gift from God.
I was really grateful for Heidi today. She is 12 and is very intuitive. I was making dinner frantically, because Tates was getting sad. Heidi went and sat next to her in the kitchen for about 30 minutes so i could finish dinner. She is so tender. Grateful for a sweet daughter, and big sister.
I talked to a few of my doctors today. I am so grateful for their knowledge and their belief in Mothers. They are good people that love me and my family and I am so grateful to have them caring for our sweet Tatum.
The last thing that I was really grateful for today was that when I was in one of the bathrooms I noticed a glob of something on the floor. Before really thinking it through I instinctively bent over and scooped it up with my finger. It looked suspiciously like poop. What made me scoop it up with out investigating first, I will never know. Luckily it was chocolate! Not that I tasted it, but I could smell it. Ahhh so grateful. Tender mercy of the day.