Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Birthday to Lilyann!

Tomorrow is Lilyann's 8th birthday!!
It just doesn't seem possible. 

 1st Birthday

 2nd Birthday
 3rd Birthday

 4th Birthday

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 6th Birthday

 7th Birthday

8th Birthday

Lilyann is growing into a beautiful, kind hearted young lady.
To think back to a time when we were unsure if she would even make it to her first birthday....God has been good. 
Lilyann is our Heart Warrior. She was born with a congenital heart defect. We found out about it when we took her to the doctor because she wouldn't eat, just cry. Lilyann was 7 weeks old at the time. Our lives all changed that day. You read about the stories of similar happening to other people, but you never think it can happen to your child. Lilyann was then diagnosed with a medium to large Ventricular Septal Defect. This is a common CHD and usually can correct itself. But Lilyann's body didn't have time to heal itself. She wasn't gaining weight. She could barely stay awake during a feeding. When my husband and I decided to "just fix her heart", it was a bit of relief but also brought on a new case of nerves and anxiety. We had just given the doctors the okay to perform open heart surgery on our tiny little girl. Hard to take it...but the best decision we could have made.
At 4 1/2 months, Lilyann had open heart surgery to fix her VSD. The surgery worked!!!
We owe it all to God, the doctors, and our family n friends praying.
Lilyann is currently heart healthy ♥

God has something special in store for Miss Lilyann. I don't know what it is. But I know that He has a plan. I pray that Lilyann will continue to share His light through her kindness toward others.
Happy Birthday to my precious Lilyann! I love you dearly. You are such a beautiful young lady.