Georgia Lily

Georgia Lily
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

One Year Later

   One year has passed since Georgia's surgery, can you believe that? One year!! A lot has happened since my last posting, we had our Disney trip, Georgia got fitted for a leg brace and she started a new therapy, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy.
  First, our Disney trip was amazing. Words cannot begin to describe the trip and the Give Kids the World Village.Georgia had the best time, I believe we could not have taken this trip at a better time. She loved riding on the carousel, the big jacuzzi tub, her big girl room with a nice bouncy bed. The food was great,  the parties spectacular, everything!
   When we got home it was back to our "normal" life, therapy, waking up early, mommy having to cook the meals and keep a clean house. It was hard to adjust after being spoiled for an entire week. Georgia got fitted for her leg brace which her physical therapist thinks will only be temporary and Georgia also got fitted for a cast that she has to wear on her good arm. It is kind of a cool concept, we cast the left arm (which she primarily uses) to induce functional movement from the ride side. So far she is making good strides and I believe she will regain at least some usage from that ride side. But in no way am I limiting what God can still do. Her new leg brace is nice, it keeps her hips more forward and she no longer kind of drags her right leg. It is nice to see her walking more evenly. Her physical therapist is really pleased with all the progress that Georgia is making, as are we.
   Yesterday, we celebrated Georgia's one year post-op. We took her to eat at TGIFridays and then to Cold Stone for a yummy treat. We feel so blessed to be here, we always hoped but could never be sure we would be. God is so good and if you do not believe we serve a Living God you need to look no further than my beautiful, precious daughter.
   As I get ready to celebrate Mother's Day tomorrow I cannot help but reflect on last year, sitting in the hospital not knowing what the future held for Georgia, watching her struggle to even keep her head up and having a hard time swallowing. Now she is a walking, big bag of laughter and smiles. I owe everything to my blessed Lord and Savior and all of you who have kept us in your prayers. Thank you.

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them." Psalms 139:13-16.

   Thank you Georgia, for without you and your brother I would not have the title of Mother, the most blessed and beautiful title of all. It is not always easy to be a mother, it is very hard work at times but at the end of the day when I look at your innocent, sleeping faces, dreaming sweet dreams I know that it is all worth it. Mommy loves you!