Friday, November 14, 2008
After spending a few hours at the church, we'll spend the rest of the day before our youth service tonight with our little girl. Today is a very sentimental day-HAPPY BIRTHDAY RORI!!! Ok, so Rori isn't going to read this blog anytime soon-she'll just look at the computer monitor, point at our family header pic and repeat, "Mommy, Daddy, Rori!' So why the post?
Well, because it is an opportunity to once again publicly give thanks to God and to all of our family and friends who hung in there with us on this a very memorable day for our family. Two years ago at 4:15am Tawni, at 7 months pregnant, suffered a sudden onset of ecclampsia and toxemia, and fell out of bed with a seizure that nearly claimed her life and that of our little miracle. Thank God for prayer, and for quick paramedic response too.
To make a long, very personal story somewhat shorter, after an emergency procedure with a 2-minute time differential between failure and success, Tawni survived and our beautiful, little trooper was born at just 2lbs. 14 oz. One of the many miracles to take place during the 45 days Rori had to remain in the NICU was the healing of a small hole in her heart, and a great big one in ours. Rori's first church service was our church's first service in our new building- she was dedicated a few months later and has arguably been one of the church's mascots ever since!
Thank you Jesus for letting us borrow your little girl-and Happy, Happy 2nd Birthday Rori Lane!
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