Prior to this morning, I was already feeling so overwhelmed and appreciative of all the emails and messages on Facebook from friends and family and friends of friends, etc., letting us know that they were fasting for us and praying for us and keeping us and Dylan in their thoughts. And how their churches were praying for us and how they had passed our story on to friends who were all praying for us. It was truly touching. Thank you to each of you!
This morning I woke up to an email from my very dear friend, Ashley from Make It and Love It, telling me that she had posted a blog post on her website about Dylan and she hoped I didn't mind. :) It made me cry...in a good way. I was so touched. She's an amazing friend. And then I saw the plethora of comments on this blog and Ashley's blog and personal emails from strangers from all over the world (literally), letting me know that they are praying for Dylan and for our whole family and I was/am COMPLETELY SPEECHLESS.
The comments and messages have continued throughout the whole day and each one has brought tears to my eyes. They are not tears of stress or feeling overwhelmed with what is to come (which has been pretty common this week)...they are tears of love. I can't even express in words how much each and every prayer and message means to me and my family. We are overwhelmed with gratitude to EVERYONE who has offered prayers or well wishes on our behalf.
Today I felt such peace...and I have so many to thank for that! From every corner of my heart and soul....THANK YOU! Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to serve our family through prayer or thoughts or messages. It means more than anyone could know.
As a quick update...Dylan is doing better, although he still has a lingering cough. We are still hopeful that this will be gone by Wednesday morning and we will be able to go forward with surgery, as planned. We do believe in miracles and with as many people that are praying for Dylan right now...now would be the time that a miracle would happen. However, we also know that if for whatever reason he is not well enough for them to be able to perform surgery, we know it is for a reason and the best thing and we will move forward when we can.
Tonight we made a mold of Dylan's foot. It's still setting, so we'll see how it turned out in an hour or so. It was not an easy task with such an active one year old. haha. It took four adults and even then...I'll be surprised if it looks as good as I'm hoping. Good thing we bought three kits, so we still have two more tries if this one doesn't turn out. haha. I'll post pictures tomorrow of our results. :)
Also, on the list of things to do before surgery, my sweet friend, Ashley (different from Make It and Love It Ashley), took some pictures of Dylan's little leg and foot. We wanted some special pictures for remembrance sake and she did such a BEAUTIFUL job. They took my breath away when I first saw them and brought tears to my eyes. Here are some of her favorites that I stole off Facebook (hence why the quality may not be the best). I can't wait to see the rest. Thank you, Ashley!
And just in case anybody was wondering why there are no pictures of my husband and Dylan...I was never planning on being in the pictures either, it just kind of happened while I was helping pose him and then we just kind of went with it. I'm glad, because I love them and will treasure them. I just wish Bryson could have come and had some taken too. :(