Georgia Lily

Georgia Lily
My Love Bug

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

All in God's Timing

   *****Before I get started I wanted to address something that has been weighing on my mind. The first few months following Georgia's surgery I was in a bad spot. I was very down and I'm sure that was evident in my writings, so let me apologize. I did not realize how negative I had become and until recently I did not realize how much I had pushed people away. But I can say with much prayer and time with God I am in a much better place. I love life, I love my children, I love all the blessings that God has so graciously poured out upon me even during my darkest moments. So please continue to pray for us, me as well as Georgia. I hope to never return to that horrible, dark place again.
   Please watch this video prior to reading, most everything I write about is displayed here.
     Now on to the good stuff, it has been around a month since my last post. Many people have been asking about our little miracle. Well, you know that saying "Things get better with time" I would say that is ringing true. Yesterday, we met with Dr. Lee and he was so impressed with her. Friday will be 6 months post-op so keeping true to his word, we are now starting to wean Georgia the rest of the way off her medicine. Yay! I am so happy, this has been such a long time coming and I am almost in tears thinking of her this Christmas and birthday not being on any seizure medication, almost too good to be true if I did not have faith that this is exactly where God wants us to be. Since so many things have changed since my last post, I am going to list them out, please bear with me.

1.Her right leg and arm are growing incredibly strong. In fact, now when she wants to be picked up I make her raise her right arm. Prior to the last week or so she was completely unable to really use it purposefully.
2. Sometimes she reaches out with her right arm to grab objects. I fully believe she will regain most usage of her arm and hand. (If you remember, this was the hardest things for me to get past when we decided to go forward with the surgery, but God is all knowing and all healing, He is taking care of this for us in His timing.)
3.In the video above you can see her anticipating her Daddy coming to throw her in the air, this is awesome, she never had this skill before. Almost oblivious to the world around her.
4. She sings and giggles all the time, I love listening to her from the backseat, such a sweet noise that you all get to enjoy for yourselves.
5. All her therapists' rave about her and how much progress she is making. Her speech therapist said that Georgia is headed in the right direction for speech, meeting all the pre-speech skills children learn prior to talking.
6.Georgia answers to her name 99% of the time and will come when called. She has met this goal for speech. Yay!!!!
7. Most times she will lift both her legs and feet for shoes and she will bring shoes to show that she is ready to go outside.
8. Leading to my next point she turns the door knob on the front door to go outside (I really need to invest in the childproof handles)
9. I have seen her stand up completely unassisted from her bottom. This is quite huge because it requires a lot of strength.
10. She helps to dress and undress herself. She takes off her socks and can pull her shirt off if her right arm is out of the sleeve. When we get her pants out, she will come stand by me, put her arm on me for strength and slip both legs into the pants, one at a time of course.
11.I wish I had a video to show this but she is starting to play with her toys purposefully. She totes around her doll Edison with her and she has this toy where you have to push down a button and it counts for you. She loves this toy. She also loves to be read to.
12.She will stand by the wagon or the swing letting us know that she wants to play.
13.She is also starting to pull things off the counter, which is good and bad in itself.
So many good things to report. I love all the new stuff that she is learning and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for my little Love Bug.

 This was taken at her Welcome Home Party! So cute as a candy corn princess.
 Joyfully playing in the backseat
 Mommy and Georgia at the park
 Headed out to the pumpkin patch
Daddy, Georgia and our kitty Dodger. 

At Physical Therapy, riding a bike, doing most of the work herself!

As my title suggests it is all in God's timing. And sometimes we get impatient but I have to remember that Georgia is in God's palm and nothing will ever be able to snatch her out. "My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand." John 10:29 I also heard this verse on the 700 Club this morning and I think it fits in nicely here, "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans." Psalm 118: 8 If Sean and I chose to keep with what some of the doctors we saw we might have given up, but as I have said before our Faith is in our God and there it will remain. God Bless!