“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”
~A.A. Milne, from "Winnie the Pooh"

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Responsibilities of Being a Post OHS Mama

When facing Liddy's upcoming surgery several months ago, I fully admit that I had a difficult time focusing on the 95% success rate. My mind rationally accepted all those successes and mentally, I expected nothing different. But it was incredibly hard to silence the terrified whispers of my mama heart.....the terrible what if's plagued me in the darkest hours of night, robbing me of sleep, stressing me out completely, and making me doubt my ability to bring all of us through it all without completely falling to pieces. In the middle of the night, I made endless bargains with God to spare my baby, because in all honesty, I simply can not imagine my life without her in it. I faltered in my fragile faith more than once, and stumbled along the path too many times to count......
What got me through our 16 day hospital stay, what got me through all the ups and downs that came along with Liddy's recovery, what got me through the days when I felt completely broken and emotionally hanging by a thread, were the other mamas who had walked in the same shoes before me. The women who prayed without failing, who lent encouraging words, who nominated us for a LoveBomb, which resulted in thousands of people the world over lifting our baby girl in prayer, and one who even offered to pack up three kids in the car and drive 3 hours if I said the word.
I can honestly say that I am not sure that I would have kept my sanity without those women, who refused any thanks and never asked for a thing in return.....
I have found that being a post-op mama comes with a responsibility. It has been my distinct pleasure to "pay forward" the love and support that was shown to me by providing what little I can in the way of love, support and prayers to other mamas who are facing what we have already conquered.
So tonight, that is what I am asking for....love and prayers for two mamas and their precious baby girls who are, even now, preparing to hand their world into the ready and waiting hands of a surgeon, praying with all of their hearts for miracles to happen and broken hearts to become brand new.

Look at these faces.......

Harper... going in for surgery on Wed. January 4th....

Charlotte..going in for surgery tomorrow, January 3rd

 Please bombard the gates of Heaven with these two babies' names. These are Liddy's sisters..their mothers are my own sisters......united by an extra chromosome and OHS.
If you have a little bit of extra time, head over to their blogs and leave them a little love and support there as well.
Charlotte's mama, Faith, can be found here and Harper's mama, Kaiti, can be found here .
I will update as often as I can get information.....Thank you all so much in advance.
Kaiti and Faith, if you need anything at all please let me know. Much love to you both.......
Remember, God is strong enough for both of you......


  1. You got it! Big prayers headed towards little Harper's and little Charlotte's way.

  2. I will start praying now. Liddy is so pretty in her little dress. :-)


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