Friday, May 22, 2009


The circle of life truly does go on. At 2:30 yesterday afternoon, I got to see a 3-D ultrasound of our Lucianna. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen! We could see her little face so clear, it almost looked like she was blowing kisses. The tech pushed a button and told us that she weighs 6 lb. 14 oz. right now. Just can't hardly believe the technology! I'm so thankful that I was included in this miraculous event, it was the first miracle I needed this week.
Ashley, Abbey and Tony in the lobby of the hospital. We all celebrated with a pop and a cookie!
Isn't this waterfall pretty (and how about that little ham)? The lobby of the hospital is really spectacular.
I spent most of the day with Dad yesterday. He got to set up all day in a big lounge chair and we visited quite a bit. I worked with him doing hand exercises and he even fed himself a few bites. He can say the beginnings of a sentence before he gets confused, but at least it's a start. When I got him settled in for the night and got to the door, he said, "Dawn, I love you." So that was my second miracle for the day.
When I left the hospital, I went to my Mom's to help her do a few little chores. She wanted to rinse out the hummingbird feeders and refill them, put jelly out for the Orioles... It was good to do something unrelated. I admire her so much, she is such a strong women, but I think reality is starting to set in.
I'm going to spend the afternoon at the shop today to get some things done. Ashley is opening for me this morning and Sharon (Kim's mom) did a great job for the last two days.
Again, thank you for propping me up this week. For some reason, coming home, turning on the computer and reading all of your wonderful comments has been the best therapy.
We'll talk again soon...


  1. Hi Dawn,
    So glad to hear that your dad is doing alittle better. Even little baby steps are great. You are all still in my prayers.
    Isn't it amazing what they do with ultra-sounds now!! That is a very pretty waterfall and a very pretty Abbey!!
    hugs, Cindy

  2. Hi wonderful to be able to see your little sweetie pie!....and if your Dad can feed himself and speak it sounds like he's doing great!....maybe he'll be able to recover from this! husband's Mother had a massive stroke many years ago and it devastated her brain, she wasn't able to do anything for herself after that and required round the clock care to be able to continue living in her own home for the time she had truly is a scary scary thing....I hope your Dad is able to return home soon!....have a great weekend! Janet

  3. My Friend~~
    Glad that you got to see your brandbaby!! How sweet is that! You know I am here for you! I'll keep you lifted high in prayer! I got your back sista!! You name it!!

    Keep in touch!!
    Many Hugs and Prayers..........

  4. How wonderful to be able to see Luciana even before she's born. Ultrasound technology has come a long way in the 16 years since I had one done. Your dad saying he loved you as you walked out the door warmed my heart and brought instant tears to my eyes. God's blessings on all of you Dawn, as we continue to lift you all up in prayer!

  5. I am so excited for you. I know just how you felt seeing her. Amazing is the only word yet still not enough! And as I read about your dad, I got all choked up. Another miracle indeed!!
    hugs, Linda

  6. I am so glad you had a day of miricles. Soak them up to carry you through the next rough patch.

  7. Just sending you my heartspun prayers for a full recovery of your Dad and big smiles of the technology that makes the unimaginable happen with seeing your sweet "yet to be born" Luciana! Unbelievable isn't it...chills run up my spine thinking of that remarkable happening. Sending love, Judy