Happy is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Going through the valley of balsam-trees, they make it a place of springs; it is clothed with blessings by the early rain.
The Lord God is our sun and our strength: the Lord will give grace and glory: he will not keep back any good thing from those whose ways are upright. O Lord of armies, happy is the man whose hope is in you. Psalm 84
We are also having lot of sunny days, so we stroll outside to bask in the sun. She loves!
First cold days of autumn are coming over here and we need to look more closely at our sweet daughter, who is very sensitive to temperature changes. Actually it is not too cold (we do not even have a hard winter here), but for Vitoria it is enough to have hypothermia if she is not very well wrapped up.
Fortunately, she is getting more adapted and is keeping a good temperature, while we also use warm clothes, heater and thermal blanket, especially at night.
She is going well, but she has been a bit angry last days, I think her teeth are perturbing her again, trying to grow (her gums are very swollen), and in some moments she is a bit unwilling to eat.
Thankfully we have a good reserve of energy for these moments!
On May 19th, one year ago, our beloved daughter was submitted to the surgery that closed her cranium, and that allowed her to come home healthy, strong, with no risks of repeated infections.
We thank immensely God for this great miracle in her life. During pregnancy and during three months at hospital we heard this surgery was impossible.
Actually it was also the most difficult decision we had to make, since there were risks for her. But after many prayers we decided to make the surgery.
Look how she is beautiful and strong today, and one year ago when she was recovering from surgery.
We are also thankful to God because He put in our way amazing doctors and nurses, who took care of her during that hard time.
We pray that God bless Fabio Gabriel, and guide his parents and doctors about the best way to take care of him. We hope they can live many more precious moments together.
I also pray that, hearing about Fabio Gabriel´s story, many other families feel encouraged to love their babies with acrania and anencephaly, and decide to respect the precious time of life God has planned for them.
Last week, on May 11th, was my mother´s birthday. Vitoria helped me to make some birthday cards for her, remembering some special moments.
|Dear grandma Alice!|
Congratulations for your birthday!
You are very special.
We love you so much!
Vitoria, mommy and daddy
|nurse Carla and her husband Celso visiting us|
Carla was the first person who took care of Vitoria when she was born, in her first moments of life (when doctors expected she would live only a few hours). She always took care of Victoria with much love and became a great friend of us.