Friday, October 7, 2011

Gaby's Story

Gaby's story is a long detailed one that is still being written even as she now lives in heaven with Jesus and her life continues to impact ours.  For the long version, keep reading all these posts labeled "Gaby's Story".  For those of you wanting a summary, my pleasure...

Our family was blessed to adopt Gaby Hope Brown on April 22, 2010.  Gaby was born on January 19th and entered the world physically fighting to live.  She was 7 weeks premature, had congenital heart disease-hypoplastic right heart, lung disease, gastrointestinal issues, and many other medical complications.  But those things were just what she fought against, not what defined her.

Gaby was a stubborn little girl.  She only liked those she chose to like and yelled at everyone else.  Thankfully for us, she loved her family.  She was precious.  Her delicate hands were probably my favorite thing that God created on her little body.  They were so sweet.  One of my treasured items is a mold of her hand that some sweet nurses made in Indy.  Looking at it and touching it makes me smile.

Gaby spent 6 of her 7 months on earth in hospitals.  She was loved by many doctors, nurses, and medical staff.  Our family came to know and love may special people during our times at hospitals.  We will forever be grateful for their talents and gifts, but mainly for their encouragement, support, and friendship.

God blessed us with 37 days at our home with Gaby.  They were busy, filled, crazy days.  Looking back, sure wish I had cherished them more.  But they were special days filled with family fun and love.

Gaby went from my arms to the arms of Jesus on August 12, 2010.  I can't wait to enter heaven and be with her again, but until that time comes I will honor the One who gave her to me and thank Him for the gift of Gaby Hope.

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