Please remember to say a prayer for our sweet girl. We will leave here around 5:45am tomorrow for Pittsburgh. Her surgery will probably be around 9:45am if all goes well. Prayers for a successful airway surgery and speedy recovery with no complications! I feel like I should be praying but I can't calm my thoughts long enough to form any prayers just yet....but I know you all are praying for Mila and God knows our hearts, our weaknesses and our needs. I thanked God so many times today for giving us our Mila bean. She is so special. He has big plans for her. How could He not with a story like hers?
There is one part of tomorrow that I'm dreading the most and that is handing her over to the team who will perform her surgery. So if you could pray especially for me during that moment I need it. I have barely left her side since Gotcha day and I certainly wouldn't dream of leaving her with someone who doesn't even know her, but tomorrow that is what we will have to do. I know the surgeon is capable. But that doesn't make it any easier. In the grand scheme of things, tomorrow's surgery should be a lot less stressful for her and for us than her upcoming open heart surgery, but right now it feels like I'm not even strong enough to get through tomorrow, let alone going through all these emotions times ten in another week. I just keep reminding myself to take it one day at a time. I'm trying to keep the focus on my girl and not on my emotions. She is so brave and so strong....such a fighter....she has endured so much in her 9 months of life (she turned 9 months old today). In 3 more months we can celebrate her first year of life and all the struggles she has overcome. What a celebration that will be! I still can't fathom that God knew she was OURS the day she was born (and long before she was ever born).
Thank you all for your love, friendship, prayers, and support. We are blessed. If you think of us tomorrow morning please say a little prayer. I will post when Mila is out of surgery and stable.