Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

What a great Father's Day weekend! Friday night, the three of us just hung out. Adam went to visit Papa Burgess and by the time he was home Anna Grace was asleep. But on Saturday she was full on ready to play with Daddy. She still felt a little sick from her shots and the fever she ran but overall she was better. Saturday evening, Aunt Sammie and Uncle Caleb came and kept Anna Grace so that Adam and I could go out on the town. :) We ended up at Fuddruckers and then went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. I was a little disappointed in the 3D moments but overall a cute movie. Although it was both mine and Adam's least favorite of the three the storyline was nicely finished. Sunday morning, we celebrated Adam and what a great father he is. Adam and Anna Grace enjoyed playing with Adam's present-golf balls. They throw them back and forth to each other. Pepper enjoyed this game too.

My parents came over and had dinner with us. Adam BBQ so some chicken and we had baked beans, cornbread salad, and chips. Then brownies and ice cream for dinner. Anna Grace loves vanilla ice cream. Lately I can't feed her enough of anything. She could eat her weight in Pineapple. Its amazing.

We gave my Daddy a ipod suffle for Fathers Day. He isn't very technilogically savy so we went easy and small. He LOVED it. I thought he would like it and all but he was thrilled. It was quite funny.

I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father and earthly father. I love them very much. Its been so fun to watch Adam over the last year. Last year Anna Grace layed in his lap all day to watch the US open and this year she was all over the place. What a change. Adam has and continues to be an incredible Father!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy First Birthday Anna Grace

Saturday was Anna Grace's birthday party. We had such a wonderful time. It was definitely overwhelming for Anna Grace at times but over all I think she really enjoyed it!

Enjoying a ride on her new buggy

She ate her birthday cake like she eats cheerio's. Very girly. She didn't stuff it in her face but she definitely knew it was food!

Enjoying the outdoors before the rain started.

It was such a fun day and we are looking forward to celebrating tomorrow as well! If you follow me on Facebook there are a lot more pictures!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crazy Eights Challenge

Ashley challenged me and since I am procrastinating and not doing things for the birthday party right this minute I thought I would take this challenge!

8 TV Shows I watch:

1. Grey's
2. 19 Kids and Counting
3. Young and the Restless
4. Mythbusters (only with Adam)
5. Kate Plus 8 (don't judge me)
6. Seasame Street (only with AG)
7. Tori and Dean
8. Biggest Loser/ Jillian Michaels New show

8 Favorite Restaurants ( I can't eat most of these on a regualar basis but they are still my favorite. )

1. Bronco's Mexican
2. Sonic
3. Melting Pot
4. Pizza Inn
5. Joy of Toyoko
6. Myabi (sushi)
7. Zaxby's
8. Olive Garden

8 things I look forward too

1. 5:00pm everyday- I love evenings at home with Adam
2. Returning to teach dance in the fall
3. More babies
4. Watching my baby grow
5. Watching my children come to know the Lord
6. Going to the Lake
7. Growing old with Adam
8. My sister's wedding

8 things I did yesterday

1. Slept until 7:15-thanks Anna Grace
2. Went to Walmart
3. Found Dr. Thunder 4 for a $1.
4. Did 3 loads of laundry
5. Cleaned my drip pans in the stove
6. Went to see Papa and Grandmama Burgess
7. Listened to the birds that are in my ferns
8. Ate a cheeseburger from Burger King-big mistake

8 things I like about Winter

1. Christmas
2. Christmas Trees
3. Hot Chocalate
4. Lumanaries at Christmas on Limestone
5. Cuddling
6. Anna Grace in footie PJ's.
7. Snow
8. Christmas Carols

8 Things I am passionate about

1. Jesus
2. Adam
3. Anna Grace
4. My family
5. Dance
6. Cleaning...:0
7. Learning to live with a chronic disease
8. Lymphatic malformations

8 words/phrases I use often

1. NO, Anna Grace
2. Crap- this one has to STOP before someone learns that word.
3. I love you
4. What does the (blank) say? (to Anna Grace)
5. Hey babe...
6. Patty Cake Patty Cake (you know the song)
7. Gotch ya.
8. Leave it (to Pepper)

8 things I have learned from my Past

1. God is in control
2. He is good.
3. He is all knowing.
4. I can't control any thing
5. Adam is overwhelmingly patient.
6. I am not patient.
7. I am capable of handling way more than I thought
8. Needles aren't that bad.

Places I want to see/visit

1. Holy Land
2. Ireland
3. West Coast
4. Maine
5. Africa
6. Texas
7. Spain
8. Italy

8 things I need/want

1. A weekley pedi
2. A monthly massage
3. Someone to take the wallpaper down in my kitchen and guest bathroom
4. a Cure for Lymphatic malformations
5. A cure for Chron's disease
6. a good exercise routine
7. New tap/ballet shoes
8. more time with our families

I am not tagging anyone. So feel free to do this if you want!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My apologies

First off, we are sorry we haven't updated with the end of AG's journey to Cinci. We just aren't ready to go into full detail and honestly are still processing alot of it. Its not that its terrible news but parts of her diagnosis are very hard to explain and we just don't know how deep we want to go yet. Mainly because you might already be confused by her general diagnosis and this will confuse you more. It did us. Lets leave it at this for now, Anna Grace's Lymphatic condition is so rare it falls under a specific condition only found in about 50 people worldwide. I have always told her she was special. :)

Back to blogging we go. Hopefully soon we will have an easy way to explain more with AG.

As for Memorial Day weekend-we had a blast. Adam and I left Anna Grace with my parents for Friday night. Since our six year anniversary was on May 22nd, we decided to go to Gatlinburg for the night. It was so relaxing and just a wonderful time for us to be together.

On Saturday, we ate a nice lunch and then had our couples massage. Adam was pretty nervous about this expereience. But my assumption was correct. He loved it.

While we were living it up in Gatlinburg. Anna Grace was at Lake Lure with my family. She enjoyed her first boat ride.

Uncle Caleb was a great and held her incredible tight. :) She looked so cute in this picture. In fact when my Mom texted it to us at dinner Friday night, I cried. Right in the middle of the restaurant. You would have thought I had never left her.

After our massages, we drove back to Lake Lu (as we call it) and finished off our weekend.

Sunday we all went out on the boat to tube. Unfortunately that was cut short. We were pulled over for not having a permit. Since Lake Lure is private the new boat to come off the water until we could get a permit. I guess this was Anna Grace's first experience in being pulled over. By the way, its interesting being pulled over in a boat.

Here are few more pictures of our trip!
Caroline showing off her skills Sunday night. We love that big old bed. Caroline, Sally Ann, and I had been curled up there for awhile. You can see a few of us were kicked out but C found her way back.

The River bridge in downtown Chimney Rock-Sandra, Justin (liz's fiance) Sally Ann, AG, and Pop Pop's.

Downtown Chimney Rock really doesn't have much to do yet every trip we find ourselves back downtown. However it is worth it to go get a sack of candy from the Mass Genereal Store.

Big week ahead-Anna Grace's birthday party is Saturday. Can't wait!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday in Cincy

Yesterday was long. We had a set of X-Rays of AG's spine, an MRI of her lower spinal region to specifically look at the lymphatic issues in that region, met with an orthopaedic surgeon, and met with the lymphatic malformation team. All of that to add to the information set the neurosurgeon wants in order to make am informed decision on the proper course of action.

We have one more specialist to see who isn't available until Friday afternoon. That is very frustrating, but since we can't do anything about it...why worry! After meeting with him, I am going to push for another consult with the neurosurgeon to interpret all of the tests and consults and decide on a course of action. The bottom line is that if we are going to proceed with the surgery, we will stay here as long as necessary. If surgery is not the best option right now, I am ready to get back home.

You may have interpreted by the first two paragraphs, but we are nothing more than tourists today. No appointments at the hospital. Today is Emily's mom's birthday, so we are going to take her for a nice lunch. Also on the agenda is a trip to the aquarium and dinner with Den and Barb (Upward Sports contacts in Cincinnati). I hope that a relaxing day today will help us all manage the next push of appointments and decisions. I for one am on edge.

Tuesday, I called the Holiday Inn Express to cancel a reservation we had made for the others ones coming up to be with us during AG's surgery. I ended up in a confrontation with the manager on duty that I am still sorting out. Yesterday, the visit with the orto surgeon did not go well. He was an arrogant jerk and left the room before I could tell him that. I told his nurse, filled out a formal survey on his lack of professionalism, told our neurosurgeon's nurse that he would not be assisting in AG's surgery, and generally let anyone who asked know how disappointed I am with him. (Then I had a dream last night that I had a mulligan and told him off in the exam room!) Finally, right after that experience, I went to order a cheeseburger in the hospital cafeteria's grill and I got snippy with the poor lady taking my order. It is DEFINITELY time for a little break to unwind!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not as much to share today…which in my humble opinion is a very good thing! We only had one appointment today and that was with the anesthesiologist (just in case we proceed with surgery).

My mom flew in today, so we picked her up at the Cincinnati airport and then we all went to the zoo. While there, I spent a lot of time on the phone with doctors and nurses plotting and planning tomorrow’s itinerary. So here is tomorrow…

10:30am - X-Rays
11:00am - MRI
1:30pm - Consult with Orthopedic Surgeon
Late afternoon - ????
Evening – Dinner with Den and Barb (Local contacts we made through Upward Sports)

After those scheduled appointments, we hope to also meet with the Plastic Surgeon who has been out of the office with food poisoning all week. Finally, we are trying to get an appointment to see the lymphatic malformation team that we have seen here a few times in the past 6 months.

Once all of the above consultations and tests have been completed, we will meet with Dr. C (neurosurgeon) to make a final decision on this visit…surgery or no surgery.

I know I have said this 1000's of times, but thank you so much for the continued prayer and support! Today was a very relaxing and peaceful day. Tomorrow will be a grind. Please pray for Anna Grace as she will be sedated for the MRI. She has always done well, but it is hard not eating for half the day and feeling groggy after sedation. Continue to pray that we make the right and best decisions for her care.

I will leave you with a great picture that capped off the day. Thanks, Doug, for tipping me off to Buca Di Beppo! Good night for now!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Update from Cincy

Well, today didn’t exactly go as planned…but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As most of you know, we are in Cincinnati for our daughter, Anna Grace. The plan was to consult with the pediatric neurosurgeon today and he was going to perform a surgery on her to remove a lipoma (fatty growth) from her spine.

We met with Dr. C (the neurosurgeon) and his team at 1pm this afternoon. He performed a fairly general physical exam when he got into the room by checking the sensation on the bottoms of her feet, examining her back and spine, and getting some basic information on her overall health. Then he took us into a room with a huge flat screen TV to go over the MRI films. I will try not to get too medical in my descriptions, but bear with me.

Typically, if someone has a lymphatic malformation (external swelling/fatty tissue) on the outer portion of the body and a lipoma internally, there will be some point where the two are connected. It is so rare that the two don’t connect that Dr. C didn’t fully trust the films when he saw that AG’s didn’t connect at any point. It wasn’t until the physical exam that he was sure this was the case. You may have heard Emily or I talk about the spinal cord being tethered to this area…well the point of connection for the lymphangioma and the lipoma would have been the point of concern for tethering. Since hers don’t connect, that is not a concern. As it turns out, the tethering in her case is internal. This has its own set of concerns, but it is not really vital to do anything about that right now.

So with all of this in mind, Dr. C is not sure if we should proceed with the surgery right now. His major concerns are cutting through the lymphangioma to get to the spine in order to remove the lipoma could cause more trauma and issues with the healing process than the good that would come out of removing the lipoma. The lymphangioma at the point of entry for surgery is just over 1 inch thick. The possibilities for complications during the healing of this area are vast.

With “Plan A” on the ropes, the newly formed “Plan B” is taking shape. We will meet with the Anesthesiologist tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9am just in case surgery still takes place later this week. Then, sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, we will meet with a plastic surgeon that will assist Dr. C with the concern of lymphatic healing. Also, there is a good chance that AG will have another MRI to focus on some specific areas that the last MRI didn’t fully cover (that MRI was specifically focused on the spine and not the areas currently being discussed). While we are here, we are also going to try to touch base with the lymphatic malformation team that we have seen up here before. All in all, there are a lot of decisions yet to be made and a number of tests and opinions to be sought.

Please pray for us to make wise decisions and for our team of specialists and surgeons to continue to keep AG’s best interest in mind. Also, pray for us to have the resilience to stay the course. Finally, pray for rest. Traveling is hard on AG and Emily. God IS in control and he knows way more than us what the diagnoses and outcomes are! As information continues to become available, we will update the blog.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Go White

Saturday was the annual Orange and White game at Clemson. Of course Anna Grace couldn't pass up a chance to cheer for Uncle Caleb. (Who by the way, had a great game) Anna Grace loved everything. She waved at the players as the ran on the field and especially loved the snowcone she got to try out. Hollywood Not too sure about Uncle C in those big pads.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What do you think?

So what do you think of the new look? A dear family member, Jessi, designed our new look and set up a button that you can put on your blog to direct people here. The main goal is to generate lots of prayers for Anna Grace as we continue on this journey.

Lets face it the next couple of weeks will be diffcult and we will really appreciate all prayers!

Stop by Jessi's blog- so inspirational and hilarious. You won't be disappointed.

On a different note. I am so close to having a mobile baby. Whew. My blood pressure shot up just typing that. Last night was the first time she officially got up on all fours and rocked back and forth with the biggest grin. She is fearless. I love it.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ressurection Weekend

We had a blast over the weekend. Adam was home from work on Friday and we spent the day planning our garden. Adam had spent a few nights last week tilling and preparing the land for the big day. After much advice on when to plant and when not to we have decided to wait a week. Apparently the ground is too wet from winter! During all this major decision making we went to a really neat nursery that had all the plants we needed plus baby chicks. I really wanted to buy a chicken. How South Carolina redneck is that? I can see me now with 500 chickens roaming around my yard. Don't think it would go over very well with our HOA. At least Anna Grace and I got to watch them play and see a few bunnies. Sweet little things.

I have such great pictures from Saturday but don't have them loaded on my computer yet. Saturday morning was spent at Adam's mom's. Where the Easter bunny stopped off with a few treats. (Side note-Anna Grace ended up with 6 Easter baskets!) We had a great time at the egg hunt and just being with family.

Anna Grace has really started playing with her cousins. For now they see her as being in the way since she is not walking. I have a feeling in a few months they might be in the way.

Saturday evening my Mom's family got together. There is never a dull moment when that group is together. Anna Grace touched her first fish and held her first worm. Mom has great pictures of those moments. She proceeded to stick her hands in her mouth before we could clean them off. Daddy and Pop said a little fish goo was good for her...yuck.

Then beautiful Sunday morning was wonerful. We spent a wonderful morning praising our Lord and fellowshippig with our church family and then spent the afternoon wth more family.

It was a LONG weekend and by last night we had a really tired little girl but it was worth it to see everyone.

Two weeks from today we will be in Cincinnati for the big day. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we prepare for that week.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The past few days have been full of preparation. Preparing for Easter and the joyous celebration that day involves. Preparing my house for a mobile daughter. Preparing my heart for Anna Grace's surgery. Preparing our life for traveling over 8 hours away to have the surgery. It has been an incredible ride and I wanted to share a few of the blessings we have already seen.

Preparation: We had been praying for the Lord to give us two weeks notice before having to travel to Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. Well when CCH called last week we were given 4 weeks notice. Incredible. He knows more than we do. The surgery will be on April 21st.

Emotion: I have times of peace and deep dread for this surgery. I know exactly where each is from. The Lord gives me such peace. Not an answer just peace. I couldn't ask for more. Sometimes answers confuse the problem and cause chaos. Right now I am happy with the peace. The dread is from the enemy. Of course I am going to be anxious but The Word tells me know to worry about tomorrow. I am clinging to that.

Joy: Anna Grace is the most joyous child. She laughs and plays all day. I am not saying she doesn't challenge me but I am grateful for her laughter and happiness.

Love: We have seen an outpouring of love. Our church loving on us. Family members having yardsales to help with the cost of traveling and offering points to lower the cost of hotel rooms. We are amazed by it all.

As Easater comes closer, I am focusing on celebrating Easter from Anna Grace's viewpoint. What child like faith she has. May I have that faith in my Father as he continues carry us on this journey.

What are you focusing on this week as you prepare your heart for Easter and the Lord's ressurection?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

are you kidding me?

Where is this little girl? Has any one seen her? Oh right, she is now this big girl!

I cannot believe I have a 9 month old. Where has the time gone? I have a long 9 month old might I add. 29 inches of incredible goodness. Seriously you should all be envious of this cuteness. I cannot believe she is ours. What could Adam and I have done to deserve her?

I won't bore you with all of the little things she is doing but instead crack you up with the new situation we are dealing with.

Anna Grace used to love her changing table. Not kidding. I could put her up there and she would lay so still and look around and smile and coo. About two weeks ago she began trying to roll over while on the table. Not a good idea. After a few days of this combined with her fussing over having to be still we devulged a plan. When she begins this behaviour who ever was changing her diaper would put one hand firmly on her legs with the other across her chest and tell her no. Sternly. Had to work, right?

Tuesday we came home from MOPS and it was time to change the diaper and go down for a nap. Anna Grace began the inappropriate behavior and I began the discipline. Next, was the moment I wish I would have had a camera.

I had one hand on the legs and one hand on her chest firmly and told her no. Just plain and simple- NO. She proceeded to LAUGH in my face. She thought Mama was being funny. I kept a straight face as hard as that was and repeated my no. Again she laughed.

Oh the laughter I had. I couldn't help myself. She was just too dang cute. Needless to say she did bless me with a great nap that day. But we still are working on the changing table behavior.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Our new addition

A few weeks ago, Anna Grace and I went to Kohl's. We shopped around and as we were getting ready to leave AG became very fussy. Typical. She wanted out of the stroller. Well as we waited in line to pay for our purchases I showed her a Dr. Suess "creature." AG had not gotten to the stage where she has to have toys she sees. She is easily distracted or so I thought.

Needless to say we came home with this guy:

Adam and I affectionately refer to him as Scary Orange Man. We only bought the creature not the book. I need to buy her the book so at least we can learn more about SOM. (Scary Orange Man). AG loves SOM. We keep him in the car to pull out in emergencies. When we do she squeals with delight over him! Wonder how long I can keep this Ace in my pocket?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Playdates, naps, and the tooth

Anna Grace had two playdates last week! Whew did we have fun. Wednesday we went to see Megan Bates and her two boys, Caleb and Nathan. Originally Caleb was AG's boyfriend. He loved her! But his little brother is giving him a run for his money. Nathan just grunted and watched Anna Grace everytime he was awake. I forgot my camera so sorry I didn't get pictures of the blessed event. But I did manage to get a shot of Anna Grace and Sara Kay on Thursday.

Sara Kay's mom, Ashley and I were pregnant together and due a day apart. Our moms were also pregnant with us at the same time. I really hope they grow up to be great friends.

Anna Grace also got a little play time with her cousins Caroline and Anthony on Saturday.

The girls are a month apart and shared Cheerios nicely. Its always great to get the cousins together. The four girls are going to be nice and fun when they are older.

Anna Grace is a paci girl. She has one in her mouth at naps and one in her hand and she holds her lovey. Its precious to put her to bed with the pink one in her mouth and then check on her only to find that she has switched that paci to her blue one.

Finally, we still don't have a tooth. I could care less except for the fact that she is so out of sorts. Her little gums hurt her so badly. I tell her tooth all the time to hurry up! Adam and I are worried that more than one is going to pop through quickly. Which I guess won't be terrible thing!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend Wrap up

This was a LLLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGGG weekend. I should know that the best layed plans never work out. The plan was for Anna Grace and myself to watch Sally Ann dance on Friday. AG should be fine to go one day and fine she was! She loved the competition and was incredible while we were there. Well then the snow hit. Adam's class was cancelled so he ended up taking me to the Mariott in Spartanburg so that I could definitely be at the competition on Saturday. Originally, I was going to stay home and go to Spartanburg on Saturday morning. Then he would take Anna Grace to stay with Grandma Nena for the day while he went to class. Yep, that didn't work. It ended up being Daddy/daughter weekend and they had a blast.

On Saturday night, Mom, Caleb, Sally Ann, and I made the trek back to my house. It was interesting but thankfully we made it home safe and sound. We ended the night by watching Miss America. (I would show you My Miss America but I can't upload photos right now!)

She has a onsie from Miss America that Miss America 2009 Katie Stamm signed. I put it on her Friday and people were stopping us left and right about it. That little girl knows a cute outfit when she sees one too! I will add that Adam and I will NOT encourage her to do a pageant. I never did one although my sister and cousin have. I must admit that I tell her all the time what a great dancer she will be....I really hope she wants to dance!

Sunday was spent enjoying a lazy day at home. It was wonderful to be curled up with the family and just relaxing.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunny Days

This week has been so great because the weather has been so Spring like! Anna Grace and I got out today and went shopping. I needed to get a shower gift and well she just loves to shop.

We stopped off at Children's Boutique in Boiling Springs called Tickled Pink. Loved their stuff but showed great restraint and just browsed. We also were going to stop off at wholesale shop but they were closed for inventory. Apparently this shop has great deals. I will keep you posted!

Of course, we had to go to Target. I took advantage of this and had lunch in the Cafe'. Anna Grace was getting tired so she had her bottle and watched me shop. While we were shopping she was still a little fussy so I gave her a sippy cup to play with and poor thing cut her finger while she was holding it! I felt so bad for her because those little cuts hurt.

The best part came last when stopped off to see Daddy at Upward Sports! All the ladies were so excited to see Anna Grace and of course she was delightful as always.

Hope your Hump Day was as great as ours.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Frenzy, food, and firsts

Whew! This weekend went by so fast. Anna Grace and I left Friday morning with Pepper and drove to Gaffney to drop Pepper off and pick up my Mom. (possibly now known as Pabby.) Pabby, Anna Grace, and myself set off to Lake Lure to celebrate Susie the Great (my grandmother) and Lolly's (my aunt) birthdays! We had such a fun time being with family. Uncle Caleb and Aunt Sammie arrived shortly after us and we all had a blast playing games and eating!

This picture is dark but you can see Anna Grace enjoying her first of many frenzies! Our family loves to dance and we do it often. She bounced and smiled and loved it all!

Anna Grace also spent sometime with her cousin Ford. She giggled and reached for him over and over. Daddy arrived Saturday night and Anna Grace was very excited to see him.

On other news, poor Anna Grace is teething so badly. She needs relief and hoping this tooth gets in soon. It will be the first one!

Also Anna Grace has decided she likes Puffs. She especially likes chasing them on her high chair!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Didn't think it would happen

Guess where Adam found Anna Grace last night before he went to bed? On her TUMMY!! What?!? I know I was dumb-founded too. I couldn't believe it. She has never liked her tummy and I figured she would just be a back sleeper. Which was fine with me. Well there she was right on her tummy.

He flipped her over and she stayed asleep but this morning where was she again? On her tummy! Guess my little girl is really growing up. :(

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Play Date

Growing up I had dear friend named Ashley. We don't remember playing together very young but when we grew up were great friends in high school. Last year we realized we were pregnant at the same time and due a day apart. Well Anna Grace was born on June 10 and Sara Kay was born the next week on June 19. They are sooooo cute together and we enjoyed a play date at our house this morning.

Ashley and I both had Fisher Price car growing up. Ash affectionatley named hers Car-Car. We have video of footage of a knock down drag out between the two of us at her birthday party over the Car-Car. :) Good times. Well today Anna Grace and Sara Kay got into their own argument over their cell phones. Hmmmm....Guess I will be working on sharing!

Anna Grace and I are up for a busy weekend celebrating Susie the Great's birthday along with Aunt Lolly's birthday.Daddy will be joining us at Lake Lure after class. Daddy is even taking us out for Mexican tonight and the new Grey's Anatomyis coming on...whew what a fun day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Where we are

Unfortunately I do not know how to start this blog. So, I will just go with it and see what happens.

Christmas was wonderful. Anna Grace loved everything about it. Just like her parents. She received so many incredible gifts and Adam and I realized more and more how loved she is by our families and friends.

On December 29th, we had a follow up MRI of her spine to get a baseline scan to see where we stand. The scan was mostly easy for Anna Grace and myself. Adam went to work for this scan since it was done in Greenville and my mom and mom-in-law went with me. A few days after the scan was when the whirlwind hit.

My pediatrician, Dr. P. called and let me in on the news. There were some uncertainties on the scan and he was referring us to a neuro-surgeon. Dr. T was able to see us last week and give us the breakdown for Anna Grace.

Basically, she has a Lipoma at the base of her spine that is grown up her back. Because of the location the Lipoma is tangled in her spinal cord. Which will make surgery hard but the removal has to happen. Our prayer is that when Dr. T does surgery in a few months that the nerves will not be involved and he can remove the lipoma and Anna Grace can make a full recovery.

Please be in prayer for a complete healing.
Peace for Adam and I as we make decisions regarding the surgery.
For the team of Doctors who will be working on this case.

I will be continuing to update on Anna Grace and use this blog as a means of communication in the future.

Thank you for your prayers. We serve a mighty God and a healing God and we want Glory to be brought to Him in every situation.