Sunday, August 3, 2008

Giving thanks.

Zac and Amy (Zac's sister) left yesterday at 4:00 in the morning to do the St. Jude Macomb to Peoria run. The Macomb group had 80 runners, 25 or so being first timers! The group was able to raise $110,000 to go directly to the kids of St. Jude! Way to go Macomb! Zac said it was a really good time and he was able to get in about 23 miles - what an experience. It was so awesome seeing all the runners come in from all the different cities. We all went to welcome them in. This was Olivia's first big outing since coming home from the hospital. She was a little overwhelmed by the end of the day, but still doing great.
We were able to get up this morning and make it to church - all 5 of us. It had been over 3 months since we had all been to church as a family. It was amazing. The service ended with the hymn "Give Thanks." What a way to wrap up the week that we have had!
Everyone is very impressed with how "healthy" Olivia looks. It seems really hard to believe that she is actually only about 8 or 9 pounds less than Brooklyn?!? She's back to eating great, but we still need to work on the sleeping thing. We'll head over to St. Jude for clinic tomorrow and see the cardiac surgeon, as well. I'm hoping they are able to access her mediport and get that all taken care of. Otherwise, we don't anticipate anything major coming from the appointments.
So, to finish off this great weekend, we are just hanging out doing family things all day. All 5 of us!


Anonymous said...

Dear Julie,
It was SO nice to see you and your family at the St. Jude run! You sure have a beautiful family....Olivia looks GREAT! It was great that you are all able to be spending some family time deserve it and so much more! Tell your mom I sure enjoyed seeing her too! She's the BEST! We're always praying for you and thinking about you!
Hope all goes well with Olivia's appts tomorrow!
Jen Weber

Judy said...

Seriously, you guys are amazing. Julie- you practically have a medical degree at this point.
And Zac - 23 miles...are you kidding me?