Oh, how I love that cheesy smile! This picture was taken earlier this month on Mother's Day at my parents' home. Just a couple of days after she started not feeling well, though by this snapshot you'd never know it! I've been missing my Clara and those smiley cheeks. This morning at 3 am she woke up and wanted to talk. We rushed to her side to talk with her. A priceless gift for parents who have been waiting for a glimpse to the return of their once energetic toddler. For 20 minutes she jabbered on about her brothers and sister, the doctors, and repeated what seemed like a 1000 times "thank you, welcome". We think she was expressing her gratitude to all the people who are pulling for her. Another tender mercy of the Lord.
Today has really been so awesome! Some highlights:
- normal temperatures
- nibbling on real food
- up on her hands and knees
- wants us to hold her
- lots of talking
- wants to see pictures of all her siblings
- chewing gum
- telling us she wants to go home in the blue car
- and asked to watch "mouse" (perfect timing for the angels that gifted them to her today)
We captured some of her sweetness this evening and we want to share with you. Your prayers are making this possible. Thank you.
...I testify the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord’s timing of His tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them.