Friday, July 9, 2010
In just a few days, Lord willing, Maisy will be walking away from a part of her life she has always known. She will have her trach removed on Tuesday if she gets rid of the virus she is fighting now. For the first time in her life, she will breath with out the aid of her trach. We will be holding her hand and rejoicing with her as we swing her in the air...we will be rejoicing in her new freedom, the healing that has taken place in her body and testimony she has to share with the world..a testimony of God's faithfulness.
It is going to be adjustment for her...because so much of the nurturing and love that she has received has revolved around the constant care of her airway. She loves her time to snuggle in the evenings which always includes the changing of her trach ties. Many of the nurses who have helped us take care of Maisy will no longer be coming and she will miss them. I think that Maisy will have some time of grief as odd as that is.
I am reminded of the lame man at the pool when Jesus asked him if he really wanted to be healed. Maisy is ready for this and we are ready also. This is the day we have been waiting for since the day we met her. But, I know that there is apprehension that also comes along wtih this big step. The unknown is looming...and I am confident that the Lord will be faithful as He brings us into this new phase of Maisy's life. We are so excited!!!
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