Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on January-8-2009

Ella had a great day. She had a great workout with the physical therapist and even spent 11 solid minutes doing tummy time! This is huge considering she normally does about half that amount.

She also ate a fair amount of apples, albeit off of her binky instead of a spoon. This is a bit of regression, but we figure getting the food in is better than not at all.

Thanks to all of you for all the diaper rash advise. All you moms and grandmothers are so cute with your home remedies. Fortunately, this doesn’t seem to be a yeasty rash, so the Desitin has helped a lot over the last 24+ hours. We’ve been slathering her up every chance we get, and with that, her pain and the rash have pretty much gone away.

And on another positive note, Ella’s “Alma Matter” defeated the Sooners to win the BCS Championship. CONGRATULATIONS GATOR FANS! Yes, the Gator Nation has done it again and their football team is the national champions. I was not able to watch the entire game, but I picked it up early in the 3rd quarter. What an amazing EXCITING game and what a testimony given by the quarterback Tim Tebow.

Not only is he an amazing quarterback, but an incredible individual as well. The announcers talked about his parents work as missionaries and Tim’s contributions as well. You can also see that he’s not ashamed or afraid to share about his relationship with Christ. He did so by the scripture he had referenced on his EyeBlack (John 3:16) which was seen throughout the broadcast, plus giving thanks to his Savior for the game.

So we stand before Our Lord Jesus and thank him for the “game” he has us in as well. Even though times can be incredibly difficult, we do our best to seek his face, and trust him every day for peace and wisdom through the fire of life.

John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Kathy in West Texas on January 9th, 2009 at 4:40 am #

Yes, thank goodness FLA beat OU! And I did see during the post-game when he gave Praise to Jesus! That was wonderful! However, my TV is so small I couldn’t tell what was in the eye-black under his eyes!

It’s also wonderful to see how well Ella is doing! She is in my prayers!

Heidi Ham on January 9th, 2009 at 10:40 am #

I was totally thinking of you all while I caught the end of the game last night. I also loved the pregame where they gave more information on Tim Tebow too – he does sound like an awesome young man in Christ. Thanks for your words Josh – a few of them spoke to me where I am today and I just wanted to let you know that I read the post daily and I thank God for you and Tina and your sharing your beautiful daughter with all of us but also more importantly your obvious love of Jesus Christ! Thank you – God Bless you all and may you have just a wonderful weekend of rest and family time.

Joel Snyder on January 9th, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

Ella, Nice work with the tummy time and the apples and the rest of your therapy. I am glad to hear that the diaper rash is under control and you are feeling better. “Gator Girl” what a great game and I watched it all and had a great time watching your team win.I hope you have a great weekend with Mom and Dad. Kelly it is great that you are back and helping the “BUN” get back into a regular routine. I will catch you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!

Liz Nelson on January 9th, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

Way to go Ella on your tummy time. You are such a cutie pie! Your smile is so beautiful like you.

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