Posted (Tina) in All Posts on May-6-2008

Looking back on Ella’s weekly milestones, it is apparent how far she has come. Even having her sit on Josh’s lap being semi-supported is not something she tolerated even 2 weeks ago. This is HUGE for Ella.

Unfortunately, her physical therapy appointment was canceled today. Ella went through a spell of extreme gas and/or lower GI pain. She cried hard, turned blue from hardly being able to catch her breath and was not consolable.

This happened a few days ago with Josh too. We can’t seem to pinpoint any trend of when or why these spells are occurring. But when the PT arrived and Ella was in such a state, she was nice enough to simply call off the session for the day. We will try again tomorrow!

Please begin to pray for our move. We have lots of items in our apartment that we are trying to sell on Craigslist. The challenge is that we still need most of the items until we are ready to leave. Trying to coordinate all of the timing and have people come view things to purchase ahead of time has proven challenging.

We hope the sale of our Gainesville “stuff” will help out financially with our move back home. When all is said and done, any items that we have left will be donated. We pray that our items get into the right hands.

Also, it seems like every other day there is a huge storm across the mid-section of the country. We are praying for good, mild weather for our drives.

Josh and Doug will be driving to Colorado over 2 days and stopping one night in St. Louis (5/24). Then, they will fly back to Florida on Monday, May 26th (please no flight cancellations)!

Then as a family, we will drive to Atlanta (5/27), Nashville (5/28), St. Louis (5/29), Kansas City (5/30) and Lone Tree (5/31). All of this driving during Memorial Week when there are lots of other drivers on the road.

We appreciate the prayer coverage during this time. We know above all else that He holds us in His hands. Every detail is under His control.

Philippians 4:6
(New Living Translation)

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

laura blackwell on May 6th, 2008 at 9:00 pm #

Still here in CA checking on precious Ella. Will keep your move and sale in our prayers. Love the pictures on her sitting on Daddy’s lap.

Anne on May 6th, 2008 at 10:18 pm #

Another big adventure for the West family! We’ll be with you guys!

angie on May 6th, 2008 at 11:33 pm #

dear LORD please be with this family as they travel and please help them to sell what they need to sell and be able to make it home to colorado,and guide them every step of the way and let the items that they have end up in the right hands,we LOVE YOU LORD and know that you can get them through this, you all,angie

Gloria & Red Jacobsen on May 6th, 2008 at 11:34 pm #

Praying for a safe and easy trip across country for you. We love checking on Ella daily,she is so beautiful and such a miracle to behold. when she is grown up the blog will be a treasure to her and her children! Thank you both for allowing us to share your miracle! May God bless your move back to Cokorado.

Laura Marold on May 7th, 2008 at 12:03 am #

Praying for a safe trip. I personally hate to drive during any holiday so I understand. Ella looks so good. You both are really fantastic parents. Love, Laura M.

John & Estela Williams on May 7th, 2008 at 3:00 am #

What awesome photos… I will continue to pray that your last few days in FL are smooth and that all your items get sold in the right time and mostly that all your travels are safe as I can’t wait to love on all 3 of you!

Tara Hayes on May 7th, 2008 at 4:00 am #

what a beautiful picture – a precious child sitting in her father’s lap simply delighting in Him! May we all find a moment to do just that…praying for you and your family, your move.

Joel Snyder on May 7th, 2008 at 4:10 am #

Ella, You look fantastic with your Dad and I am looking forward to you coming home to Colorado. I hope you have a good PT session today. I am praying for your safe journey home and hope Mom and Dad get rid of the stuff they want. I am at work and we are having a good Thunder and Lightning storm while I am posting you. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Jim and Char Jordan on May 7th, 2008 at 2:15 pm #

The long sought after goal looms ahead. Steady little family and trust in the Lord. We will continue to pray for your needs. We know you have come a long way and have documented every step. We are with you. LOL Jim and Char

Chambers Family on May 7th, 2008 at 7:36 pm #

Sitting up so big! I hope things are getting easier as she grows stronger. Ella looks absolutely adorable!

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