Our girl is HOME! I had to share the good news with all my sweet bloggy friends who have been praying for Ella. Thank you so much for lifting our whole family up in prayer these past months. What an amazing gift and a blessing. There have been so many...too many, stories lately of precious children who have gone home to heaven. My heart is truly broken for these sweet families. Their stories have weighed so heavily on my mind and heart. I wish that their stories could have been different, but our plans don't always match up with our Heavenly Father's plans. I have been so impressed with these families who have lost their precious children and the degree of faith, hope, and love that exudes from them. I admire them. I ache for them. I will continue to think of them and pray for them each and every day.
After four long months in the hospital Ella Grace went home to her eagerly awaiting family Monday afternoon. When she was born 16 weeks early she weighed 1 pound 10 ounces. The day she came home she tipped the scales at 5 pounds 3 ounces...a little porker! If you look closely at the picture above she has a little smirk on her face...seriously! She knew where she was headed and couldn't hide her joy, just like the rest of us.
Grandma giving her a long overdue snuggle.
This picture really touches my heart. The way she is looking up at her mommy is absolutely precious. What a sweet moment!