That week ended and within the next week she was all healed and wasn't sick again with anything more than a runny nose until December. We rejoice in God's plan for our little girl and even though she endured some tough trials in that week, I believe she is stronger for it. She remembers nothing - she's a happy, sweet little girl. Who is prone to broncolitis (she's had it twice this winter) but who still smiles and runs and plays and has a great giggle.
Mae went through something major, but showed us all a great lesson in love and faith and it is one that this mommy has not forgotten even though one year has gone by. You never know what road you will travel. It might be a healthy one, or it might be one of illness and struggle. The lesson that I was reminded of during Mae's hospitalization is that God is always there walking with you. In control and watching over you.
My little girl is a happy, silly, fourteen month old (mostly) healthy little girl, who already has had more medical intervention than her brother and more personal experiences with emergent care that I have ever had. She's a strong and wonderful baby girl who I am so blessed to call my daughter.
So while I reflect on this milestone on the closing of yet another upper respiratory illness Mae has been fighting off for the past two weeks - I just want to say that I am thankful for the reminders of faith that week gave me. The renewed sense in relying on God for strength and to say thank you to Jesus for allowing our little baby girl to grow up and chase her big brother and the opportunity to one day catch him!
"...Not my will, but thine, be done"