I cannot describe the love I have for this child or the admiration and respect I have for her parents…this child has captured the hearts of so many, most of whom have never met Edie.
When I see this incredible photo, taken in the first week of Edie’s life and captured by my brother and Edie’s dad, I will always remember a comment on CaringBridge: “Newborns don’t normally smile with their eyes open. She has already seen the face of God! His beauty radiates through her face- which blesses us all.”
One diva to another–yep, she’s looking at me at only 2 days old…she gets it.
If I may ask something of all of you, my friends and friends of CBL, I ask that you send love, thoughts and prayers to this precious family. Please pray that Edie will learn to swallow and tolerate feeding by mouth. Please pray that as long as Edie is here with us that her life will be comfortable and that we can do everything possible to keep it that way. And please pray that God will continue to give Patrick and Anna strength and positivity and unite them as they handle this situation they have been placed in. As Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture, once said, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
To learn more about Edie, you can visit her CaringBridge page here.
“He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength.” Isaiah 40:29
“The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
Your thoughts and prayers mean so much — so much that you will never know how appreciative we are. XO –