Journey 2018 Day 314/365 – Baby Scarlett is home

Scarlett, my great-granddaughter, was less than one day old when her family was informed of her congenital heart defect. So many emotions filled that day… disbelief, shock, fear, worry. I am still so impressed with the strength her mom (my granddaughter) and her dad demonstrated during those first few days and weeks. Their outlook, always positive, helped me and other family, so many miles away, come to grips with Scarlett’s diagnosis.

For 66 days Scarlett’s home was the NICU, her mom rarely leaving her side. Thank goodness for Ronald McDonald Houses… they were a godsend during this time.

On October 31st, her mother’s birthday, little Scarlett had corrective open heart surgery. Nine days later she was discharged from the hospital and came home for the very first time.

One day after her arrival home, her Winnipeg family were there to meet her and hold her… our hearts overflowing with love and gratitude.

She is our little warrior baby… our little Supergirl.

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”

Journey 2018 Day 312/365 – leaving on a jet plane

I snapped this photo at Winnipeg International Airport while waiting for family. We are flying to Ontario to meet and welcome home the newest member of our family, Baby Scarlett.

Scarlett was born with a congenital heart defect and spent the first 66 days of her life in the NICU. 10 days ago she underwent successful open heart surgery.

Today she is home for the very first time… and we will soon be there to meet her and hold her.

Feeling blessed!

“You don’t need all the things you think you need – to do all the things you feel called to do. You have all you need, right now, right here – now go make life beautiful!” ~ Tess Guinery