Sunday, July 12, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIE!

I can't think of better birthday present for Mel this day than Witt coming off the ventilator. Around 6:30 the doctors took Witt off the ventilator and he is breathing on his own with a little help from a CPAP....Happy Birthday, Mel...all good gifts truly are from God!!!! Melanie, 24 years ago we celebrated your birth and today we celebrate your life! We are going to have the birthday party when Witt is out of the hospital but all day your family celebrates your birth, your life, who you are in Christ!!! We love you, Melanie!


Please pray for Witt right now. He is breathing fine but is pretty agitated even with morphine, tylenol and ativan. The concern is that it really affects his blood pressure. He is squirming and moaning. Melanie and Austan stayed all night with him and are now at the hotel getting some rest. It sure would be another great birthday present for them to come back in a couple of hours and Witt to have settled down! I am praying for comfort for Witt...for God to ease his pain and cause him to sleep. I still haven't quite grasped that in the last 3 weeks we moved from draining the fluid around his heart to maybe needing to cut a window in the sac to full open heart surgery! It's times like these that I understand why God just asks of us and gives us the grace to live one day at a time. Lord, I thank You for today, for the grace to live abundantly today and I especially thank You today for Melanie!

6 comments:

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday Melanie!!!

Praying for you Witt :)

cheryl said...

Happy Birthday, Mel!!! I admire so many things about you...your strength, your sense of humor, your loyalty...but the I am most in awe of your dedication as a mom! You continue to amaze all of us on a daily basis! As your mom said, today we celebrate YOU! You have brought so much joy to our entire family...you truly are "the goodest guhl in thu whole wuhld, Melanie Rene!!!"
I love you, Melski!!!

sonja said...

Happy Birthday Melanie,
daughter, wife and now MOMMY,
this birthday is different from all the rest,
in this special year God gave you the best!

Witt Harris Lupher has a very special mother
selected by our Father - just you - no other,
He knew that he had invested in you,
so that when Witt was born, you would know what to do.

Your love and patience and trusting heart
have been seen by the rest of us right from the start
When the eyes of your baby look up at you
the heart of the Father somes shining through.

Happy Birthday Mel,
from me, and from so many others who
are watching you and reading your 'book'...
as we applaud and pray just outside of the pages.

Love,
Sonja

sonja said...

ooops mel, i sent the first draft by mistake... here is the one I meant to send:
Happy Birthday Melanie,
daughter, wife and now MOMMY,
this birthday is different from all the rest,
in this special year God gave you the BEST,
though it often comes in the form of a test.

Witt Harris Lupher has a very special mother
selected by our Father - just you - no other,
He knew that he had invested in you,
so that when Witt was born, you would know what to do.

Your love and patience and trusting heart
have been seen by the rest of us right from the start
When the eyes of your baby look up at you
the heart of the Father comes shining through.

Happy Birthday Mel,
from me, and from so many others who
are watching you and reading your 'book'...
as we applaud and pray just beyond the pages.

Love,

Sonja

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Ahhh! Sorry for the belated wishes. Happy Birthday, Melanie! You rock! ~Mindy

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Mel! I know it's a day late! We have Birthday week in this house so actually it still counts!
Love ya
Jenn & Joseph