Hope for the Holidays
Tuesday, August 30
I can't believe a whole month has passed since my last post. We have had many ups and downs in the last month. Ricci has had many ups and downs in the last month. She makes, what we feel, are small steps in the right direction. And then we are reminded of just how fragile her condition is, how hard her body has to work to recover. But we are also reminded of how strong our girl is. And she continues to fight. And every step of the way, we are there to encourage her, to remind her of what she is fighting for, willing her with all we have to come back to her children, to her husband, to us.
On the days that we begin to feel down or emotional, we simply take one look at the beautiful faces of Ricci's three babies and our spirits are buoyed. They are our joy! They are Ricci!
There are days when the strain of the last 9 weeks takes its toll on one of us, but it is those days that your prayers, your support, your love, lift us up and help us to continue. . I know that I personally, receive on a daily basis messages of encouragement...a text, a post to my facebook wall, a phone call, a card in the mail. There have been many a day when a simple " <3 " moves me to tears. So many continue to keep Ricci and her family and all of our family in your prayers and for that we are truly grateful.
We love you Ricci and we are all here, at your side, waiting for you!