“God chose me to be her mother.” I say this in wonder daily. It is actually hard to believe, or remember my life without her in it. In our house, she is our whole world and everything we do is centered on what is best for her. There is no denying that God has spent special time on this Child, for which we are so grateful.
When Allison was born, we were a day away from leaving the hospital when we got the news. Along with some large medical terms, it echoed....“Your child had a hole in her heart.” The first few months were full of medical visits and a new medicine that helped lots. Every ounce of weight she gained was hard fought and everything seemed to plateau for the better. They kept telling us that Allie was maintaining despite the hole and to just keep helping her grow.
Recently, we had to switch Cardiologists and were due for another echocardiogram. After reviewing her scan and consulting his team, we got the inevitable and difficult call. Allison has enlargement of her heart and open heart surgery is “sort of” recommended. The cardiologist team was spilt down the middle over if a repair was needed now or in a few months. But, in their opinion, it would not heal itself. With lots of question and prayers, Adam and I made a decision that it would benefit Allie to have her surgery to repair her heart.
A few weeks ago, we were told that she will need to have open heart surgery to repair the hole in her heart. We selected Allison’s date for her repair, January 7th. This is such a humbling experience and I have felt God’s hand upon us every step of the way. We are almost to the peak of one difficult and steep mountain. We pray daily for His will and protection for our sweet little girl that is growing up so quickly. I find peace knowing that in the book of Matthew (28:20), God said,” I am with you always.” We ask that you continue to pray for our little girl, the doctors, surgeon, and nurses.