Posted (Tina) in All Posts on May-2-2008

Thank God it is Friday. This means that I will have a chance to catch up on sleep soon. By the time Friday rolls around, I am wiped out. Numerous nights in a row of uninterrupted and/or short sleeping hours wear on me.

This was evident today as I played with Ella during tummy time. Josh walked downstairs to grab a drink and couldn’t resist picking up the camera. Apparently, Macy thought that we were interesting too!

The photo below is once Ella’s physical therapy session was over and her belly was full of food. One thing to note, she has made great progress this week with PT. I think having the therapist come to our apartment makes a huge difference for Ella. She just seems to be responding better in her own environment. We are blessed that Barbara decided to take us on for another few weeks while we are still in Gainesville, to give Ella as much attention as possible.

Things are slowly coming together for making our way back home. Only 21 days until Josh and Doug leave for the drive to Colorado and only 29 days until we walk in our front door.

deanna snyder on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

ela is soooooooo cute i am soo glad yal are going home

Bekah Boyles on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:21 pm #

Hi, I think Ella is sooo cute. Deanna Snyder is my friend and she has been showing me and telling me about Ella since she was born! I hope that you’ll have a good trip home and I’m glad that God took care of your family. Have a good night!!!

Kuhn Family on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

ok, Tina, those pictures are priceless. I have photos of me sound asleep in odd positions with each of my boys and a few of my hubby. Too funny. Thanks for sharing. Guess you were happy you weren’t drooling. lol God Bless. Tom, LoriAnn, Tyler, Zackary, Seth and Jonny

Jim and Char Jordan on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:17 pm #

I agree with DeAnna. She is so cute.LOL Aunt Char and Jim

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:38 am #

I love the picture of you crashed with her… so sweet!

Chambers Family on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:51 am #

Feeling Soooo tired is Sooo hard! Thank goodness the weekend is here and Josh can let you sleep a little. I don’t think you really catch up until they’re five!!!! Remember your days without kids and all the sleep you got! That was suppose to stock up for now – but it doesn’t. We are counting the days until you go home with you!

Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Wootton on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:19 am #

I have been following Ella’s progress since I learned or heard about her through Liz Rich. Rust Rich is my second cousin. Philip Andrew’s great grandmother is my Mother’s sister. My husband is a retired pediatrician and has been very interested in following Ella’s progress with me. We are of the Reformed Presbyterian faith and my husband is a deacon at the church. I was raised Methodist and Baptist. Isn’t it wonderful how the Lord is in control of our lives?!!!!!
You seem like such wonderful Christian parents giving God all the praise and glory for precious Ella.
We are both about the turn 71 and have 8 precious grandchildren and four children (all wonderful gifts from God). You three are an inspiration to us and our children and I want you to know we appreciate your dependence on God. It must be so rough being up still so much of the night! Your attitudes are so wonderful and God gives you the grace and stamina to face each minute of each day. May we all continue to grow in grace and wisdom of our Lord and Saviour. You are a precioous family and we pray for you each and every day. We pray that your move back to Colorado goes well. I know your families will be happy to have you back home.
Love in Christ, Nancy Wootton

Joel Snyder on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:35 am #

Ella, You and your Mom are so cute sleeping togeather. I am so happy to hear that your PT is going so well and that you have a couple of weeks more with the therapist. I am getting ready for my trip to Lone Tree for the week. Manny and Taco are so excited that you are coming home and can’t wait to see you. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!

Tammy on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

Ella holds her mommies nose; my grandaughter Ella Rose sticks her finger in her mommies ear! You just never know what’s on their little minds! She looks wonderful.
You’ve come so far…….what a blessing and inspiration. The lords work in our lives in so awsome, and I hope that as a result of his work in your lives he touched many others who did not know of his incredible love for us.

God Bless

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