Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lamp Update

   

When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies?  The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods?  Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses?  When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time.  The women of God know this.  

                                    --Neal A. Maxwell


I love that quote.  Sometimes it's good to remind myself of the important work it is to rear and raise these precious human beings.  It is hard and sometimes heart-wrenching work.       


Just so you know, Lamp has been admitted to the hospital again.  The second g-tube was leaking just as much.  The reason she's being admitted is to receive IV fluids so she doesn't eat for a while so the g-tube site can heal.  That's the hope.  As much as I appreciate the miracle of modern medicine, I really hate this.  
I just want my baby back home.    





17 comments:

  1. You don't know me, and I can't even remember exactly how I found your blog. (I think it was through a guest post somewhere.) I'm a nurse and I know how hard it is to have someone you love in the hospital. I just wanted to let you know that I'll be praying for little Lamp and your family tonight. (And I'm also a huge Neal Maxell fan. He lived in my ward prior to his death and he was truly a special man.)

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  2. i'm so sorry. prayers going up for sweet lamp and your little family.

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  3. What a powerful & NEAT quote. Thank you for sharing that!

    Being a mama can be rough, especially when living a special & unique life with these extra-special children. I hear you.

    Prayers and hugs, Bree

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  4. Hang in there. This too shall pass. You are doing the best you can and your little Lamp is lucky to have you. Just thinking about my kids in any pain or discomfort brings tears to my eyes so I can only imagine what you're going through. Just remember, there's lots of prayers in behalf of your sweet little Lamp making their way up through the heavens.
    By the way, my kids LOVE the tent. Hope Lamp is home for the new year!

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  5. Oh no. This is hard. My 3rd baby was in the hospital a lot the first year. Those were difficult days. I will keep praying for you and your sweet family.

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  6. Wow, that quote really is amazing.

    I'm sorry this surgery is dragging itself out. There's no way around it but through it. Hang in there!

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  7. Anonymous7:34 AM

    Hang on. It's so hard when our little ones are hurting but it will get better. Somehow I think God's plan is to make us love and appreciate them more if that's even possible. Someday all the hurt and pain will be a distant memory. I speak from experience with my grandson. He is perhaps the best thing that happened to our family.

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  8. loved the quote! oh, little lampy. be strong, sweetie. we all love you!

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  9. Beautiful, as always Amy. I love that quote.

    It know it hurts to be a mom when you have to see your little one suffer. I'm sure nothing is harder. Your dear family will be in my prayers during these tough days.

    What a champion Lamp is! I'm in awe of that little girl.

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  10. So difficult, so difficult, so difficult. My heart and mind and energy are with you. Oh, little Lampy. You can do this...you too, Mommy.

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  11. Sending prayers your way. Hope sweet little Lamp is okay.

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  12. We'll be thinking about sweet little Lamp & the whole family.

    And in other news - I just got put on full bedrest for the next month or so. I'm looking forward to going back through your bedrest posts for some inspiration.

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  13. Linda P.2:58 PM

    Oh, bless your and little Lamp's sweet hearts. I am praying right now for recovery to happen at lightning speed so your little extraordinary one can be back home with her extraordinary mom!

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  14. I've just recently found your blog and have been so touched by your darling family. No mom should have to go through what your going through, having a baby in the hospital is the worst!!! I'm so sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your little one. Wishing your darling Lamp a speedy recovery!!

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  15. We'll be praying for you guys. I am also putting your Maxwell quote on facebook, so don't be surprised. Love you!

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  16. Anonymous1:23 AM

    Sending prayers and kisses to little Lamp... You can tell just looking in her eyes that she has a strong, beautiful soul. We are so lucky to have her in our family! Sorry you have to go through these rough patches -- remember we are thinking of you always!
    Love,
    Jill & Buzz

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