Thursday, November 18, 2010

abby Updates

Sing-Along




Matt and I have both taken to playing songs on our iPods for Abby while we're with her. I have found that the music (carefully selected!) really calms her down when she's agitated. I feel like she is even starting to recognize some of the songs, like "Our God." Maybe it's coincidental, but she gets really excited and usually smiles when it is played. :)



Another song I play a lot is "What Faith Can Do" by Kutless. Here is a link to the music video on You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1JBSQMkQEo



And here are the lyrics:



Everybody falls sometimes

Gotta find the strength to rise

From the ashes and make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache

You think it’s more than you can take

But you're stronger, stronger than you know

Don’t you give up now

The sun will soon be shining

You gotta face the clouds

To find the silver lining



I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains

Hope that doesn’t ever end

Even when the sky is falling

I’ve seen miracles just happen

Silent prayers get answered

Broken hearts become brand new

That’s what faith can do



It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard

Impossible is not a word

It’s just a reason for someone not to try

Everybody’s scared to death

When they decide to take that step

Out on the water

It’ll be alright

Life is so much more

Than what your eyes are seeing

You will find your way

If you keep believing



I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains

Hope that doesn’t ever end

Even when the sky is falling

I’ve seen miracles just happen

Silent prayers get answered

Broken hearts become brand new

That’s what faith can do



Overcome the odds

When you don't have a chance

(That’s what faith can do)

When the world says you can’t

It’ll tell you that you can!



I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains

Hope that doesn’t ever end

Even when the sky is falling

And I’ve seen miracles just happen

Silent prayers get answered

Broken hearts become brand new

That’s what faith can do

That's what faith can do!

Even if you fall sometimes

You will have the strength to rise





In other news: One of the respiratory therapists who especially loves Abby brought her two outfits today! She is so sweet...she said she was shopping for a baby gift, saw them, and just knew she had to buy them for Abby! I tell you, to know Abby is to love her!



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Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:40 PM, EST

Moving, Moving, Moving!



After a lot of thought, I have decided to move back to my blog. Don't worry---I will continue to post often about Abby's progress, but I have found that I have a lot more freedom for creativity on Blogger than I do on Caring Bridge. It's a wonderful non-profit organization that definitely served as a wonderful place for me to share about Abby when I couldn't get on Blogger at the hospital. Now that I can access it at RMH, I am going back to my first love! :)



So as not to deceive anyone, I have also posted about a new "project" I'm taking on through my blog. Every now and then, I may be writing a post reviewing a product or website. This is a paid position that I am trying out as a way to pay for some of our medical bills. I explain it in more detail on my blog, but PLEASE know that we in no way are trying to make money off of our situation. I'd much rather be extremely ordinary!! (Please also know that this is not the only--or main--reason I'm moving back to my blog. It has been something I have been thinking about for a while now and I just made the decision to join the paid blogger movement today!)



I know a lot of you have signed up for the post notifications on here, and you may miss that with my blog. If anyone knows how to set that up through Blogger, let me know!



Again, I have thought about this a lot and hope that you will continue to join us on our journey down our new path.



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