Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Word From Ella

I got to see Ella briefly for a few minutes this evening. It was wonderful and I am obligated to report what she told me. - Aunt Rachael

Dear Mommy and Daddy,
It must have been scary to hear that my heart didn’t work right. Mommy, you had already worked so hard and had been so sick. When the doctors talked to you about what you could do he gave you the chance to end my life and stop your pain but you said no. You wouldn’t even consider that option. You wanted to give me every chance I had. Thank you for giving me a chance to live.

I wanted to do my part so I fought hard. I wanted you to know I was doing my best so I would wiggle lots and lots to tell you that I love you. When I was scared I could hear both of the people I loved most singing and praying over me. You told me that you love me. Thank you for giving me a chance to hear you love.

It was so exciting to be able to come into your world and feel you touch me. I love Daddy’s kisses. Thank you for allowing me the chance to feel your love.

Mommy, I hear you say I have a cute button nose. Ten little fingers grace my hands allowing me to wrap up your big finger. I like to hear the excitement in your voice when I open my little eyes at you. Thank you for giving me the chance to love you back.

I don’t know what tomorrow holds or how long I will be here with you. But I know we can make it through whatever the days ahead hold. Please keep singing to me, praying over me, telling me you love me and letting me love you back. Thank you for letting me be a part of your family, for not taking the easy way out and giving me a chance. A chance at life.

I love you Mommy! I love you Daddy! God knew we needed each other!

Your Little Sunshine,
Ella Dawn


  1. So very sweet. What a blessing she is.

  2. As a fellow heart mom, this was beautifully written and made me cry. God Bless you princess Ella!!!


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