Pictures on the cabinet across from Vivian's bed. Sweet Hopsy from the blog Monograms and Manicures made the darling Lilly banner with Vivian's name, and my wonderful longtime friend Heather wrote the scripture verses in beautiful calligraphy
I don't have much to report on today, which I'm learning in this world is a good thing. I've become a big fan of quiet, uneventful days. I'm making up for such a short update by posting extra pictures.
Last night Vivian's nurse washed her hair and this time put it in French braids. I tied hot pink bows at the ends after Robert and I arrived this morning. I have absolutely no idea how you French braid someone's hair when she is lying flat on her back, but Vivian sure looked pretty!
We had a different doctor yesterday and today. Dr. Wick is pleased with the progress Vivian is making and is considering extubating her tomorrow. We'll see if Dr. Matson agrees when he sees Vivian in the morning, but Robert and I are excited to even be talking about getting her off the ventilator.
Robert and I went to a movie tonight. We saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which was outstanding, if not exactly relaxing. We are unwinding at home tonight with some wine and cheese. Dots went to Inks Lake for the weekend with my brother and his family (big thanks, Jonathan!). Will is out with friends.
I can't emphasize enough how much Robert and I appreciate your company on this dark and unexpected road we've been traveling the past nine days. The Lord has been faithful as has each of you.
"Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:18-19
Our pretty girl in her French braids
Vivian's room as viewed from the hallway
Robert relaxing in our roomy seating area while watching the World Cup in his German football jersey. Notice our lovely view!
A "wide-angle view" (ha!) of our cozy nook. It's a good thing neither of us has long legs
Vivian resting quietly under a beautiful prayer quilt made by a couple at Creekwood United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas
Close-up of the Lord's Prayer on Vivian's quilt
Women at our church knit this beautiful prayer shawl. I have been using it to keep warm in the ICU and to feel covered in God's presence and love
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
I unintentionally contaminated all of the pictures on my blog when I changed my privacy settings on Flickr. I am working backwards to correct them all, but it is quite a tedious procedure! If you encounter a post with error messages from Flickr where the pictures should be, then I haven't gotten to that post yet. Please let me know and I will update it immediately. Thanks for your patience!