The little heart one under Eliana's photo at the top of my blog? I put that on there last year as we were counting down the days until her heart surgery. Open heart surgery. Oh, how those words were hard for a mommy to hear! It's hard to explain how difficult it was to wait ... and wonder ... and pray.
I have been blessed abundantly by friends and family that prayed and encouraged me. Just one year ago today Eliana had her pre-surgery day - tests, questions, forms, and meeting the surgeon. It was a full day. I should go back and read my blog entry from that day. Here is the link if anyone else wants to see it.
I'm so very thankful to be on this side of surgery. So very thankful that all went well and that Eliana has recovered beautifully. I've often said that this is not something that I would have chosen, but I'm thankful for the lessons I've learned and would not want to give that back.
Thank you God for healing my little girl's heart.
I'll try to post more tomorrow on our week-end. We had a fabulous trip and experienced a lot of neat things. Eliana was a super traveller too.