Posted (Tina) in All Posts on October-10-2007

Josh and I are relishing another great evening for Ella bun.

Nurse Michelle is taking care of Ella tonight, so we are praying that she behaves and can maintain throughout the night.

Dr. Kays stopped by and we had a chance to hear from him directly. Nothing different than what I reported in the last post, but it was nice to catch up face-to-face.

We are just so thankful for the good days. We are looking forward to the day when we can hold Ella, help feed her and then someday take her home with us. One thing is for sure: Ella is certainly fighting the good fight.

The truth of the scripture below hit home this morning.

Deuteronomy 32:3-4
3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!

4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.

When we begin to see things from God’s perspective, we never complain. The more we know Him and His ways, the more we have peace with all the circumstances in our lives.

God’s goal is to have intimacy with each of us and He knows exactly how to orchestrate the details of our lives to draw us closer to Him.

Even more than that, He is a faithful God who only wants the best for us. Many times we mess it up by trying to orchestrate things on our own. Yet if we trust and obey even through the valleys, we will always receive His best.

The miracle of Ella Renae is already such a clear demonstration of His best – – for us and for all of you that have been touched and blessed by her story.

Lord, we couldn’t have thought up such an experience. We praise you and thank you for bringing Ella Renae into our lives.

Roberts Family on October 10th, 2007 at 5:29 pm #

Thanks for the updates! We’re so glad and thankful that Ella is doing so well!! We hope you can hold her soon. As always, we are praying for you.

charlotte walton on October 10th, 2007 at 6:41 pm #

hello, i am a friend of liz and rusty rich. i think you met liz today… she sent me your link to
precious ella… please know that i will be
praying for her… and for the 2 of you! what a great encouragement and testimony y’all are to so many! may God bless you both and sweet ella…God’s peace, charlotte walton

Grandpa Jack on October 10th, 2007 at 6:49 pm #

I am praying for the both of you that you will be holding Ella Bun soon.
What a Blessing this little bundle of joy is to everyone!!!!
Love to you all!

Laura Marold on October 10th, 2007 at 7:32 pm #

What a GREAT picture with Mom’s and Dad’s hand on Ella and a full lineup of animal “friends” in the row behind! You guys just made my night. Love and prayers still being sent your way. Love, Laura M.

Char Snyder Jordan on October 10th, 2007 at 9:05 pm #

What a touching peicture. We are so proud of the accomplishments of Ella and her determination to live. Josh and Tina as they struggle with a love that supersedes all others. Tina and Josh I know Grandma Snyder hold this baby in her heart. She was so loving to Tina. She was such a wonderful human being. She watches you with great pride. We will continue to love her through prayer. LOL Aunt Char and JIM

Joel Snyder on October 11th, 2007 at 1:17 am #

Ella, You look marvelous tonight. I am at work and what a wonderful update to recieve. Keep up the good progress and stats. I will check on you tommorrow. Love, Grandpa!!!!!

Johnny & Mary Lou Brantley on October 11th, 2007 at 5:28 am #

Josh & Tina,
We are so excited to see the progress Ella has made over the last week. We check on her several times a day! She is looking so healthy and alert – she is absolutely adorable! We are still amazed at both of you and how much you are touching and blessing so many people through your little angel. You have been a real inspiration to many, many people. God is AWESOME and so GOOD!!!
Love & prayers,
Johnny & Mary Lou

Joel Snyder on October 11th, 2007 at 7:59 am #

Ella, Sorry that this reply to your latest posting is so late. Grandpa had one busy night at the museum. Those darn Dino’s just wouldn’t behave themselves. I am so glad to hear that you are doing better. Now just keep up the steady progress and you will be home soon. Tina and Josh thanks for the update. Love, Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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