Sunday, June 30, 2013


Please visit the link below and pray for precious Teresa!!!  She needs all our prayers!!!

She is one very special little girl.....

Thursday, June 27, 2013

quick update

Lucy's surgeon isn't 100% convinced that the implant needs to come out it until the weekend...please pray!  I know God can heal that ear totally!!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

deep breath

For a couple of weeks we knew that Lucy's left ear was in trouble again.  It was showing signs of implant exposure as it has in the past.  We have prayed and prayed for total healing and for a miracle! 

But our plan is not always God's plan.  Sometimes that is the hardest see the big picture.  I have so many questions.  But I know that it's not for me to question.  Again, the hard part.

Here's a recent picture of Lucy's left ear....


You can see the precious little exposure coming through. 

Bless her heart.  Needless to say, we are so broken hearted for her. 

The plan as it stands is for them to remove the implant and let her tissue, membrane, skin heal for 6 months or so.  Then they will try the left ear again using a different blood supply.

Dr. Reinisch has been doing this for YEARS and he's never had this happen before.  Leave it to us to be the problem family! 

So please, please keep those prayers coming!  Again, we need each and every one of them!

And while we are there....I'm gonna have them go over that right ear with a fine tooth comb and make sure it's good to go! 

Here's the cute little right ear!  (it's still swollen)


Looks really good to's still very early in the healing process! 
Thank you for all the prayers!  I'll keep you posted once I know more about surgery and time frames.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

4 weeks post-op

I am posting approximately 317 pictures of the ears!  I wanted Lucy's surgeon to be able to see quite a few shots of both ears. 
I think her right ear is amazing!  The left ear is doing really well!  I pray, pray, pray that it heals completely!!!  Y'all feel free to say a few extra prayers yourself!  We greatly appreciate every. single. one. of. them! 
I'll keep you posted! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Daddy's day....


The kids made several cards for Dad!  This is the back of the group says "We love you from our fingerprints to Heaven".....and all the kids put their fingerprints on the card!

Keegan made Daddy his favorite breakfast:  pb & j.

We are very blessed with a great Daddy!  The kids certainly love their Daddy!!  We had a great day and tried to spoil Daddy all weekend!
Happy Father's Day to all the Daddy's out there!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

water fun

The little lunch lady made an appearance at the house today!!!

Sorry...I realize after uploading the sprinkler pictures that there's not really any good ones.  Oops.

Well, try and enjoy what I have....I'll try and do better next time!

I will have some front of the house pictures coming soon!  We've got the front looking pretty good!  Weeded, trimmed and mulched!  Woo whoo!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

3 week old ears

I realize I just posted ear pictures a few days ago...but I needed to send Dr. Reinisch pictures today so I thought I might as well share with you guys, too.

I think the right ear looks amazing!  The left ear is sort of sad looking...but I am hoping this will even out over time!  We are still claiming victory over these ears!  Please continue to pray for Lucy's new ears!  Thanks you all!!!

Here you go!


Over all, I think they look awesome!  So ready for them to be healed up!!! 

I have some cute pictures coming your way....stay tuned!

Monday, June 10, 2013

2 1/2 weeks post surgery

Love it!  This is Lucy's new right ear!  The swelling is already going down!!!  The coloring will continue to improve as well!! 

Back side of the new right side!

Lucy's left ear.  Bless this precious little ear!  This ear received the implant replacement....I think it's looking pretty good!  Again, just like Lucy's right ear....the swelling will continue to go down and the coloring will improve!  

Please continue to pray that Lucy's ears heal perfectly!  May God continue to bless our little girl!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013


We are home!  Praise Jesus!  It feels SO good to be home! 

The girls are all playing together in the playroom....Asher is upstairs in his room playing...and Adam is getting caught up on some tv is good.

Oh, and my cat, Donovan, won't leave my side!  Sigh.  Normalcy!

Thank you again for all the prayers!  I'll be posting some more ear pictures either today or tomorrow so stay tuned!  I'll be taking off the ear molds, washing the ears and taking pictures! 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

two ears...

Waiting to see Dr. Reinisch! 

Two amazing women:  Francesca (front office) and Julie (the travel queen)!!!

Adam with Tracey....she wears many hats!

Lucy getting her stitches snipped!  Francesca was working her magic!

Dr. Reinisch giving the new right ear a once over!  He seemed very pleased!  Praise God!

Love that new right ear!  It looks a little rough but it's beautiful to me!  The swelling will go down over time and the color will even out.  The little sore spots around the ear is from where the stitches were.

Lucy was getting irritated right about now.  She was done with the stitch removal process.

You can tell by her face that she's about over it at this point!  Francesca was removing the stitches from the patch area from the back of her head.

Woo whoo!  Getting her hair washed after 2 weeks of no washing!  Shew!  Feels good!!

Dang it!  Look at that angel!  Praise God above from whom all blessings flow!!

Fingers in the mouth....going to her happy place!

Just look at the before and after photos!

Lucy loves Francesca and let me tell you....Francesca loves Lucy!  I mentioned to Francesca that I thought Lucy had her wrapped around her finger.....Francesca says "you bet she does"!!

Getting the blue molds on the ears!  These will protect the ears until we get home!  Once home, she will only wears these at night!

Dr. R making the left mold.....

Adorable.  Simply adorable.

The family with Dr. Reinisch and Francesca!

This is my sweet Nicole!  She is an amazing woman!  She loves my Lucy, too!

I can not thank you enough for all the prayers that have gotten us this far!  I ask you to continue to keep Lucy, those ears and our travels in your prayers!

I feel so blessed, so thankful, so humbled by this entire experience.  Lucy has touched so many lives and I pray that someone somewhere has seen the love of God through her.  I know I certainly have.

Thank you again for all the prayers!  Please keep them coming!  Love you all!

I'm gonna sleep good tonight!!!  Praise you Jesus!