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April 10, 2009

~I'LL DRINK TO THAT~

GOOD FRIDAY MORNING !! Girls I am so excited...She can drink now!! YAHOO!! Look at her go after that bottle...not only can she take an ounce a day by bottle now...but she took to it like a fish takes to water...She can even hold it...Is this not the sweetest thing...KYRA Can swallow now!! YAHOO again..I can't praise the Doctors at Children's hospital in Dallas, Tx enough for all they did and are still doing for this little sweetheart...She is having surgery again as I type this on her esophagus, they will do this every week until she can finally eat all her meals on her own... Now this is how Kyra does eat...see that tube in her tummy? She even takes her Rice cereal through that tube...

After 2 hearts surgeries her heart is doing super..still takes meds for it...She also is the Happiest baby in the world...never cries and always has a BIG smile on her sweet face...This is the first Picture that Joshua send me that she was not smiling in...I guess she didn't want to let go of that bottle..After all Mom and Dad I waited over 3 months for this day !!! But its OK because all of her family is smiling for her !!!


I just had to share this with all of Blogland...if I could I would climb the highest mountain and shout it to the world..Praise God...

May all of you feel as Blessed as I do..Hope all of you have a WONDERFUL EASTER...Mine is going to be GREAT!!


Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


54 comments:

Connie said...

Ohmygosh, how thrilling and what a true BEAUTY she is, honey! Absolutely gorgeous..........
xoxo,
Connie

Coloradolady said...

Oh, what a precious little girl. I am singing praises too for her progress!

You know I am here in Ft. Worth, so if you need anything...I am not far from Dallas...just saying...let me know!

I will be thinking about this sweet little bundle as she continues to progress!

Happy Easter!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh my dear friend - Praise God! And what an event at this specail time of year. I am so happy for your family and for Baby Kyra. What an absolutely gorgous baby she is. I hope everyday brings more miracles and more successes to this precious child. God Bless you all....Hugs, Barb

ps - I am late telling you this, but your new blog design is just gorgous!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Precious Kyra...so glad she is doing so well! :-) Wonderful news!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is such wonderful news, Gloria! I have tears in my eyes, I am so happy!!

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Linda said...

What a little doll she is! God is so good, isn't He?! Linda

"Blossom" said...

I wish I could hold her. So cute and what a beautiful child. God does answer our prayers. Enjoy her Glorida she is precious.
Blossom

salmagundi said...

That is amazing!! I can't believe that sucking instinct was still there after all of this time. God always knows what he is doing!!! This must be the best Easter ever for you and your family. Sally

Really Rainey said...

Ohhh Gloria! That is just the most wonderful news and thank you so much for updating today... I check in on little Kyra all the time keep her in my prayers! You too my Friend!

Hoppy Easter!
Hugs
~Really Rainey~

Deb said...

that is exciting news! I know you are proud

Heather said...

what great news. she is adorable. such a happy little girl!

ann said...

God is good.I am so happy for your entire family.my gs was there yrs ago.everyone at that hopital acted lik he was "their"son.i never have experienced so much care and love.there is no better ....and the proof is in the pudding.congrsts my friend.i know you were scared to death.
please come pick up your fan award from me.i love you...ann

Melissa Miller said...

Yipppeeee!!!
Cute is not even a sweet enough word for this precious bundle of joy!

I am so happy she is doing better Gloria.
Thank you for letting us know her progress.

Have a happy and blessed Easter my friend!
~Melissa :)

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, what a blessing! I'm so proud to know that little angel is eating on her own. She is so beautiful!
Have a blessed Easter, Gloria.
Shelia ;)

prof en retraite said...

Oh Gloria...What a sweetie! She is always smiling, isn't she? I'm so happy for you and your family! She is indeed a miracle baby! Please keep us posted on her surgery! Happy Easter, dear friend!!!..hugs...Debbie

Loretta said...

Oh Gloria! Praise God for this wonderful news. What a precious baby she is. I'm so happy for you and your family. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Loretta

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, what a wonderful Easter gift! She is such a gorgeous little girl. I think you're right, that's the first picture I've seen of her without a smile. But seeing her with the bottle is just as good! What a wonderful blessing she is, I just know God has great plans for her. Hugs, Kathy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Wonderful news about little Kyra. She is so precious ! Happy Easter my friend!

mishebe said...

What a beautiful princess. So cute... Come on by i have an AWARD for you.. Mishelle

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This is such wonderful news! How thrilled you must be.

She is such a precious baby! I look forward to hearing about her continued progress.

Kady

Deb said...

Hi Gloria! This is WONDERFUL! I'm so happy that she getting better and better with each prayer. God Is Awesome!! Deb

marty39 said...

Oh Gloria, Praise the Lord. That is the biggest BLESSING at this Easter Season. How special that the Lord arranged it for all of to know he is alive and doing miracles everyday. I am just so thrilled for you and all your family. I would help you climb that mountain and shout if I could. Praise God. This just made my day, I love to hear about the wonderful miracles the Lord is doing. Thanks, and I know you will have the most Blessed Easter ever. Hugs, Marty

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Gloria,
Kyra is adorable and I have been keeping her family in my prayers and so glad she is doing better....I have been having issues with my computer...I have been to your blog a few times but couldn't leave a comment....not only yours but others....do not know what was going on....even loading pictures has become an issue.....I think we will have to baby this thing along.....Now that I have the chance I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Easter....I am working on Sunday so the first time ever I will not be with my family....that will be hard.....but they will be taking good care of their Dad for me.....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Happy @ Home said...

I had to go back and read the story of this sweet little baby on your sidebar. Now I can really appreciate why you are so thrilled that she is drinking from a bottle. That is wonderful news. I share your happiness.

Happy Easter.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Picket said...

Ohhhhh Sweet Lord...Praise the Lord!!!! Oh what a glorious sight!!!! Woooooo I am shouting with you girl...Look at the precious treasure...Gloria that is the best news I have had all day...feels like I have been to church!!!!! Bless you sis and that sweet family of yours...I know you are gonna have a glorious Easter!!!!♥♥♥

Smilingsal said...

This is a miracle baby.

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Gloria, She is just so precious! I am just so Happy for you all! ~ Robyn

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Oh Gloria!!!!! This was just the BEST news!!!!!!!!!! That little baby is such a fighter, and a happy, beautiful one at that! Her parents must be dancing with joy, huh?
How old is she now?

Justine :O )

Lady Katherine said...

Can I drink to that too! What a celebration! One ounce! How wonderful! I am so so Happy for your little Kyra! She is so lovely! What a wonderful sight to see!

Fieldstone said...

To look at little Kyra you would never know how much pain she has been through in her short life. She is a beautiful little girl--truly an inspiration. Thank you, Gloria, for sharing her story. Pam

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

How wonderful!! I can't imagine your overwhelming joy. She's been through so much in her young life and always a smile on her face.

I've been on a blogging break a medical hiatus...so now, I've been enjoying the stroll through posts I've missed. Come for a visit I've got some fun Easter confections.

Sweet Easter Wishes,
Sara

onlymehere said...

What a little darling holding her bottle now! I'm so excited for all of you that she seems to be doing so well and look at that adorable smile!! God is good isn't he? Happy Easter! Cindy

janet said...

oh Gloria, i was always admiring this precious sweet adorable baby on your sidebar, and as you said always smiling. She could melt anyones heart, this is fantastic news!!! wahoooooooooooooo sending all the thoughts and prayers to your sweet kyra and family, this little tiny bundle is an inspiration.
hugs
janet

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Gloria, This is so exciting! Kyra is such a beautiful baby! ♥ Diane

Chari said...

Girl...it's 2:30 in the morning and it's pretty quiet at my place...but I just couldn't help but shout out an exuberant Hallelujah! I don't care if I wake Russell up or not...this is just the best news ever Sis!!! Ohhh, I'm just so thankful to the Lord for keeping His hand on this precious little one...and I'm so thankful that she is being able to drink on her own from her own little bottle!!! I just have tears of joy streaming down my face...this just has been such a long journey for little Kyra and her mama and daddy...well, the entire family! You know that if I were there...I'd be bear huggin' ya and giving ya big ol' smooches...I'm just soooo happy!!!

Love ya Sweetie,
Chari

Cynthia said...

Gloria,
That is truly wonderful! Look at that beautiful sweetie and I can see what a happy baby she is! Hugs, Cindy

debbie said...

DEAR GLORIA,
I AM SO VERY ELATED KYRA CAN DRINK NOW....A SURGERY A WEEK...HOW MANY WEEKS OR DO THEY KNOW...
IT IS SATURDAY MORNING 06:57 AM MY TIME AND THEY JUST HAD BREAKING NEWS THAT THEY ARRESTED THE PERSON THEY BELIEVE MURDERED 8 YEAR OLD SANDRA CANTO......HER 28 YEAR OLD FEMALE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER MELISSA HUCKABEE (I HOPE i SPELLED THAT RIGHT).........SHE WAS THE LAST ONE TO SEE HER ALIVE WHEN SHE WAS SKIPPING ON THE WAY TO THIS LADY'S HOUSE TO PLAY WITH HER DAUGHTER......THEY ARE NOT SAYING WHERE THE LADY'S DAUGHTER IS....I THINK IT IS STILL UNFOLDING.
BLESSINGS
HUGS
debbie

Jessica said...

I'm doing cartwheels of joy over here. Kyra is a treasure!

Blessings to you my friend and Happy Easter!

sue said...

OH G!!!!! I'm so happy for you all, PRAISE GOD! He is working his miracles thru the DR's hands, How wonderful! Look at that sweet baby, she is so beautiful, I can't wait to see her pictures here as you share her growing up with us! Happy Blessed Easter sweetie! xoxoxo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, that is just the prettiest baby I've ever seen (with the exception of my grandbabies!). How exciting that she can swallow now. And how amazing that she is always smiling (and such a beautiful smile) after all she has been through. Thanks be to God for her medical providers and for the progress she has made! It is an absolute miracle! laurie

Tomarie said...

Oh Gloria! Woohoo!!!!! I'm so happy for little Kyra's GREAT progress! PRAISE GOD!!
I love all the sweet and adorable pics you have of her on your sidebar!
I'm a BIG fan of you AND your blog, so stop by and pick up your Fan Award and another one I'd like you to have! I love ya! L~

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh she is so sweet Kim! Counting your blessings I am sure! Your tablescape looks pretty...ready for Easter! Happy Easter!

Hugs,
Maryjane

shirley said...

What a beautiful little girl. So happy that she is well and enjoying life. God is good.
Blessing for you and your family.
~Shirley
p.s. I love your blog

Rue said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you and your family Gloria!!! I'm still praying for her.

Happy Easter sweet friend :)

(((hugs)))
rue

Carrie said...

Praise the Lord for this sweet baby and all the progress she's made. What a joy that in spite of all the medical interventions she has shown hope with her lovely smile!

xinex said...

HI Gloria! We just got back from the Caribbean this morning. I am so happy to see Kyra able to drink normally now. She is just the cutest and most precious baby with the biggest determination and will power. Happy Easter to you and your family!...Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Praise God, Gloria! Oh, this is such good news! What a cutie she is, and she looks like she LOVES that bottle! :-)

Happy Easter to you and yours. Looks like you're off to a great start!

XO,

Sheila :-)

nikkicrumpet said...

Well that is the greatest news! What a happy little fighter that one is. You just know she is going to do amazing things with her life. Happy Easter! And you don't have to shout from the top of a mountain..I feel your joy all the way to the East coast!!!!

Liz said...

What a sweet heart!

Have a Blessed Easter!

~Liz

Nicole ~ said...

Kyra is the sweetest, cutest and most precious little baby girl!! She looks like a little angel! I am so happy that she is doing so well. I pray that her surgery went perfect.

I hope that you have had a happy Easter, Nicole

joshie said...

Dear Grandma, I cannot thank you enough for all of your wonderful friends in blogland. i just finished reading all the comments posted about Kyra. i know for a fact that kyra keeps fighting because of all the people that are praying for her. God is wonderful, and i thank god every minute in my life to have blessed me with our miracle child. Thank you grandma for everything! We love you so much. love your joshie

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Just stopping in to see how you're doing this fine Monday morning! I just read the comment that your Joshua left...how sweet!!! I'm glad that he read through all of the comments that everyone has left about his little angel Kyra! She sure is loved by soooo many!!!

Well honey, how was your Easter? Did all of your company make it? I'm sure that ya'll had a fabulous day! We left our place real early to travel up to where the kids live...went to church with them! The baptism was spectacular...I cried of course! It just really hit me yesterday as I seen them standing in front of the church, just how much they've grown since I first met them...they were only 6 & 7 yrs. old when I came here! And now they are 14 & 15...it's been such a blessing to share in their lives!!! Anyway, I better stop or I'll be cryin' again!!!

We spent all day Friday over at Russell's dad's place...we got quite a bit accomplished but my old bones are really screaming at me for the work that I did! My mud room is full of "more" things that we brought home...now I will have to find homes for everything! Hehe!!! I have enough work to keep me busy all of this week...that's for sure!

Love ya Sis...
Chari
PS...oh guess what, found a pretty white soup tureen at the thrift store yesterday! I just did the happy dance, because I've been looking for one for a long time! Yeeehawww!!!

Picket said...

Hey girl...hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend...we sure did with all the laughing and squealing and that was just the grown-ups! lol lol Oh sis it was glorious to sit on the back porch and see all those little treasures running everywhere finding the eggs! You should hear little Isabella talk....mama & daddy and then of course alot of words that are in her own language! lol Next year she'll be out there running with the best of them...hope you have had a great day my friend...catch ya later!♥