Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Thank You, Some Love And A Video

 
 
Thank you for all the amazingly kind comments, emails and texts. 
Thank you, thank you, thank you - for all the prayers for my dad.
They mean so much to me and my family.
I'm so grateful to be surrounded by so much love and support.
 
 
These past two weeks have been insane - a roller coaster that doesn't seem to want to stop.
My dad is still fighting.  And we are still praying like crazy.
 
I have a million and twenty-seven thoughts running through my mind right now.
In time, I will write and write and pour it all out.
I have gone through every emotion under the sun in these past fourteen days.
I've cried most nights lately.
But every single morning, I wake up to this face...
 
And I...
 
 
I smile instantly. 
 
This little girl is simply amazing.  She has been a trooper.  A ball of sunshine through all the rain.
She keeps me going. 
She lets me know it's okay to cry, too.
 


 
 
She takes mere seconds, creates such peace...
 And for a moment, there is no pain.
 

 
 

 
 
This is Piper on her two month birthday.
(Lots of photos and memories to share in posts to come.)
 

 
And this video of  Piper on her two month birthday...
It makes me explode.  This sweet, funny, animated, happy baby girl is ours. 
And we truly don't know what we'd do without her.
 
Last week, we played this video for my dad over and over and over again.
Though his eyes were closed, we believe he heard his granddaughter.  And that's a comfort. 
 
 


Waiting can be so hard.
Thankfully, we have this love to hold on to.
 


 
 

<3<3<3
 
 
Thank you again.
 
<3
 
I'll be back.
 


So Much Lovin',


30 comments:

Rian Eidson said...

Praying like crazy!! And that video is absolutely adorable! I love the cooing stage. Piper seems like the sweetest baby!! You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Xoxox

Puzzle peace said...

you are the most beautiful and gracious mother. you continue to be in my daily thoughts.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am so happy that your father is fighting on Maria! I continue to pray for him and my thoughts and prayers are also with you and your family. I love the beautiful pictures and the cute video. Happy 2 months birthday to Piper. It is great that you have her to brighten your days. Take good care my friend. Love, Friendship and Best Wishes to you, Steve and Piper.

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry you are all going through this tough time right now. I'll continue to pray for your dad. My brain is fried every day as it is with my babies, I can't imagine adding a sick parent on top of it. You are a strong person, and I know you will get through this hurdle that life has thrown at you as well. Take care <3

lovejoy_31 said...

Still praying hard girlie! I know how hard those days of waiting can be from experiece. Please just hold onto that sweet baby girl. Mine kept me sane during the darkest of days with my mom.

xoxo,

Joy

Kara and Mary said...

We have been praying for you everyday. Your father sounds like an amazingly strong man. I'm so glad you have your little girl to hold tight to. We will continue to send prayers of strength to your entire family.

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

Thinking of you sweet friend! Sending prayers your way! That Piper is a ray of sunshine..squeeze her close!
Ashley

Janet said...

You and your family are in my thoughts constantly Maria. Sending lots of love and prayers your way. xoxox

NV said...

Saying a special prayer for your family. Xo

JP said...

Baby girl P makes the CUTEST little faces. That pouty one slays me. I am so happy that you have your little (huge, actually)bright spot through this struggle with your dad's health. All the best!! JP

Faith said...

Thinking and praying for you love!

I'll Love You Forever said...

Been thinking of you even though I have been MIA from blogging. I am so glad we are friends!! Piper's smile melts my heart. Love the video of her, those cute little sounds and Ooo's and aahh's. haha. Can't believe she is 2 months old! xoxo

Infertile625 said...

Still praying. Xoxoxo

Maria said...

Saying a prayer for you and your family tonight. Sending you all of my love.

Jodi Stuber said...

continuing to think of you and your family. you have such great supprt and wonderful family to get you by and oh that sweet sweet little Piper face to brighten your day. baby smiles are the best and there is simply nothing like it. take care and hold your loved ones closest .

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

Praying hard for you. I went through this last year with my dad. He had two massive heart attacks, then a quad bypass followed by a stint in ICU. He thankfully pulled through, I pray that you have the same blessing. Take care xo

Heather @ Notes from the Nelsens said...

I know these past two weeks have been so tough- praying that your dad continues to fight his way right out of the hospital and back to good health! The video of Piper is precious- love her coos and wiggles!

One day at a time, Maria... glad you and Steve can love on your sweet girl to help pass time!

Heather

Jess @ LifeintheWhiteHouse.com said...

It's some times amazes me how kids can bring so much sunshine on a cloud day.

Brittany said...

How could you not smile, looking at that beautiful baby face everyday? Piper is absolutely perfect. Just a precious, precious gift from God. And I know that your Dad is a fighter, like is daughter, and we are praying constantly for him and all of your family. My Mom and Grandma are even praying...lots of prayers coming from Texas! I just noticed the icon/picture thingie on your sidebar that says "laugh every day"...such truth behind that. You just keep smiling and laughing and believing...God will see you, and your Dad, through. You hug sweet Piper Baby tight for us...Bear says to keep the other boys away, Piper's his future gf! :)

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Hi Maria- I am just catching up now and just read the post prior to this! I want to give you the biggest hug now! I know your dad is a trooper and will fight hard! He will be perfect- you will see! As for Piper, I can't believe she is 2 months. She is absolutely amazing!!!! Cherish every moment!

mail4rosey said...

She is absolutely so so so so so cute!!!

I love the pouting picture. :)

I'm still praying for your dad, and I've already put your family on a prayer list at the church because every little bit helps. Hang in there, sis. Big hug.

Big Apple Mami said...

Praying for your dad, Maria! Much love!! Xoxo

perfumehk said...

So cute, Lovely post.
Parfum pas cher

Stephanie N. said...

Hi Maria,

I'll be praying for your dad. Times like this are hard, but you've got the right way of thinking about it -- some thankfulness for what you have!

Miss Piper is such a little beauty! I can't wait to watch her grow... you can tell she already has quite the personality through her pictures.

I'll continue to pray for your dad...and your family. Hope this week brings some good news! <3

Heather said...

Maria, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Many prayers for him and your family.

Jamie said...

Thinking about your dad.

Ashley said...

I am so glad to hear that your dad is still holding on and fighting! I imagine you get your fighting spirit from your dad! I will keep him and you all in my prayers right now. I am an email away if you need to talk!

p.s. can't get enough of all of your Piper pictures! She is such a little doll!

Olivia {The more I see the less I know} said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been around, stupid blogger wouldn't let me comment for awhile! Arg! Yes I am a pirate! ;)

Anyways, that video is ridiculously cute! Little Piper is perfect.

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad, praying for him and for you all.

xoxo

Tammy TheStitchingCoop said...

Many prayers are going up for all of you! Stay strong and love on that little sweet bundle of a blessing. Hugs. Tammy

Kerry said...

I really hope that your dad is doing better now and out of immediate danger. I am thinking of you all during this time of worry...
Piper must be the sunshine on your darkest days Maria, sending tons of love and hugs your way xoxo

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