Monday, August 31, 2009

Always giving praise for the blessings...

Happy Monday to you. Today's entry will be short as I am tackling life with energy today! Yeah! What sleep can do for you... amazes me every time I get some!

Abby didn't have a seizure this morning. Praise. She was VERY cranky though.

I am devoting this week's entries to prayer. And I want to thank you all again for your precious comments and emails with gifts of prayer for her! It fills me.

The above picture was in 2004 when we still didn't know what was wrong with Abby. She was having a great number of seizures each day and this was at the beginning of her great decline.

I posted it to give you a "reference" from which to Praise God today for what He has done and continues to do for Abby!

The middle picture is when Abby had lost the ability to walk, pretty much lost facial expression and was drooling... it was the beginning of our darkest days. Walking through life at that point was like sleep walking in a dream... a bad dream. This picture was taken at a B&B where my family gathered to celebrate my mother's 50th birthday.

And lastly, the top picture is Abby today. Yes, she is still having seizures. Yes, she is very developmentally delayed. But she walks, talks, laughs, swims, plays, runs, and has come further than I would have ever imagined she could have in those days. PRAISE Him for great and bountiful blessings!!!!

So in your prayers for her today... remember to praise Him in the midst of petition! Thank you!!!! Love and Hugs... Big Hugs!


  1. Dawn,

    I have not had a chance to read your blog in a few weeks..just catching up today..we say a prayer every night for Abby's health and you and Don too. It was nice for Tom and Don to get to catch up over the phone last week. We miss you guys!

  2. I just want you to know that I also have taken on your 7 day prayer request. There is great power in prayer. I know that without a doubt. God Bless you all.

  3. I am still saying a prayer every evening for Abby. Forgive me for asking but what is her condition that she struggles with - I thought I had read it somewhere on your site but it seems I might not have. Whatever the name it seems that she has come leaps and bounds from where she was - I love reading your stories about her. Keep posting and we'll keep praying!


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