Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on September-3-2007

Our baby girl had another good night and her day is starting off on the right track. Her daily fluid output continues to reduce, from 390 to 340cc’s. She hasn’t needed as much suctioning and her blood gases look great (cO2 = 43, pO2 = 114). Keep going Ella! If you didn’t get a chance to see yesterday’s post, you’ll want to check it out. I know I’m biased, but the video is just a little cute =).

Also of note, today is an anniversary for Tina and I because on September 3, 1990 I asked her to be my girlfriend. When I asked, I committed that we would have to make God number one in our lives with communication second. Tina was getting ready to start her senior year in high-school. The picture above is us at her prom, and the other was taken since we’ve been out here. 17 years later, here we are. What an amazing journey.

Lord Jesus, we praise You for this incredible life You have ordained for us. You are such an awesome God. We rest in You, trust in You, and thank You for an extraordinary 17 years together. We ask that You continue to guide us forward so that we may become the husband, wife, and parents that You desire us to be. We know You only want the best for us Lord, therefore we surrender completely to You. May we be a witness of Your love to all we encounter. We love you Lord. Amen.

Angie on September 3rd, 2007 at 9:57 am #

Wow! I’m so happy:), I haven’t been able to check in cause I’ve been out of town but Ella’s numbers are awesome. Heading in the right direction – Go Ella.. Go Ella! As for the picture above – are you sure that’s you guys?! Just kiddin’ – happy 17 years together. That’s wonderful. Make sure ya’ll go out somewhere nice tonight! Hugs & Kisses to Ella ~Nurse Angie

Char Snyder Jordan on September 3rd, 2007 at 10:29 am #

Happy “Forever Together” day. You are great parents and a wonderful couple. Jim says it was ordained of God for you two. We are over the top about Ella’s progress. We knew she is something very special to the Lord. All our wishes for a wonderful 17th “Together Forever” day. Lol Aunt Char and Jim

Lesli on September 3rd, 2007 at 10:32 am #

Happy “Asked Her to Be My Girlfriend” anniversary! I’m so happy Ella is doing well! Go, God!

Love, Lesli

Eusey Family on September 3rd, 2007 at 11:36 am #

Look at all that natural blonde hair on Tina! Lots of love from Newport.

Joel Snyder on September 3rd, 2007 at 12:42 pm #

WOW Ella, I remember when your Mom said to me I have someone I would like you to meet. Well that was the guy minus the tuxedo. I am very happy that your stats and fluid reductions are on track. T&J congratulations to my heroes on this anniversary. Have a good day and keep the good news coming. “Go Ella”. Love, Grandpa

Melissa Morris on September 3rd, 2007 at 12:43 pm #

Wow!! 17 years ago… soon you will be looking back at all of this and saying… “Do you remember when our first baby girl was born? That was a tough road but look at her now.” I can’t wait to celebrate that day with you. Just think… in 17 years, Ella will be driving.
I know that is a long way off but just take each day one at a time and savor each moment that you have with her because they really do grow up fast.
Congratulations on 17 years!! That is so awesome.
I’m so glad to hear about the great stats and recovery of your beautiful baby girl.
Thank you God for your amazing gift of life. Thank you for Josh and Tina’s walk with you and the example that they are to all of us. May they endure the race that you have set out for them.
Happy Labor Day!! May Ella continue to get stronger and stronger as she keeps on keeping on!!
Love, Melissa

Mollie Rosing on September 3rd, 2007 at 1:58 pm #

The prom picture is just awesome! Praying for continued strength and healing for sweet Ella and God’s continued love and blessings on your “amazing journey”. Love, the Rosings

Terri Trainer on September 3rd, 2007 at 3:11 pm #

Guys, I don’t know how many times I’ve seen the prom photo, but every time it makes me smile!! How we change.
BTY Josh, Steven has taken your lead and decided to shave his head today. Like you, he looks like he could be a professional wrestler 😉 Very sexy!!
We love you guys, and are so glad you found one another all those years ago. Life is some journey, and it’s much easier when you have that special someone by your side each step of the way.

Williamsburg on September 3rd, 2007 at 5:28 pm #

Go Ella! How fun it will be for you to look back, not only on this blog but on the pics of your adorable parents as _they_ grew. Tina, you just become more beautiful and motherhood has only deepened that. Josh….well, we love you, too, buddy =) Just kidding – you know you’re our favorite sexy bald margarita maker ever and an incredible, wonderful dad. What a blessing to look back on the milestones and remember what they represent of the Lord in our lives. Happy 17th – here’s to 77 more, and all our love always. XOXOXO

Cathie Firestone on September 3rd, 2007 at 7:41 pm #

Congratulations! Ella is indeed blessed to have parents who love the Lord and each other so much! We are so thrilled that she is doing so well! She will be in your arms before you know it…and what an amazing day that will be! Love to all of you!

Cate on September 3rd, 2007 at 10:50 pm #

Happy Anniversary and congratulations! Joel has told me some great stories about you three, some that have made me laugh and some that have put tears in my eyes. Good luck with everything!

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