Saturday, July 10, 2010

FIRST HEART SURGERY

One year ago today I placed Witt in the arms of a nurse and they took him back for his first open heart surgery. I remember not being able to fall asleep the night before, I was so worried. I had so many thoughts racing through my mind and I thought my world was over. God gave me a peace the next morning that only God can do. Witt did great through surgery and his recovery was slow with a few set backs along the way but he did better then everyone thought he would. I cant believe how far he has come and how our lives have changed since that first heart surgery. He is truly a miracle. Each time I change his clothes or bath him and I see his scars and i'm reminded what a gift his life is. Today has been much different then last year at this time. We slept in, took naps, cleaned house, and all the normal things a family does. Today I celebrate Witt's life one year later on a day we thought we may not have him anymore. Praise God!!!





5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I just checked in on Mr. Witt and read your post, it brought tears to my eyes. Witt's life has shown me that God has a plan for each of us. Just look at how far Witt has come! this is our Heavenly Father working through Witt. So very happy that Witt is doing so well. Wishing your family many blessings.

Witt's Family said...

Melanie, you said that you thought your world was over and in many many ways the world you had known was. Yet you kept walking...walking by faith trusting God . Witt's life undeniably gives God glory and so does yours! ~Mom

Nancy said...

Beautiful post, Mel, and clearly spoken from a full and grateful heart. You're a remarkable young woman and terrific mom. God sure knew what He was doing when He gave you and Witt to one another (and Austan). Much love--Cadou

rise' said...

No words....God is amazing!

lynn said...

Mel, you probably don't realize what a testimony YOUR life has been these past 20 months. You have trusted God so fully in ways that most of us moms are never called to. Your selflessness in caring for Witt is nothing short of inspiring. You are a blessing, and you have taught us much about God's plan and purpose as you've walked this road. We love you dearly. God bless you, Austan and Witt!