Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

On the Other Side of the Door

imageA while back Jason and I listened to a show  where the guest shared that the number of people waiting in the ER’s waiting room for the patient had a direct correlation to how the patient fared.

We figure that this blog is our door between the craziness here at the hospital and all of y’all so kindly supporting us out there in the waiting room of cyber space.

So today I have a strange request.  If you feel comfortable doing so, would you leave me a comment today?  Just your first name would be fine.  With everything going on right now, I’d love to know how many are out there waiting for Bella.

*In case you don’t know how to leave a comment, click on the word COMMENTS  just below here and next to the date and time of this post.  Write your comment in the box, then click on the little circle in front of the word Anonymous, then click the orange box that says Publish Your Comment.*

Thank you.

36 comments:

Cammie Heflin said...

Here's your comment, have a peaceful day little Bella!

Cammie & Addysen Heflin

maniamam said...

Hi Shelly,
I'm so glad you are feeling better. To-mor-row, to-mor-row, I love ya to-mor-row you're only a day a-way! Wow! "It's Gonna Be A Good Day!"
Love you,
Krystal

Melissa said...

I am an adoptive parent also. I found Joy's blog awhile back through a friend that we have in common. I am praying that tomorrow is the day! I know it will be soooo good to together as a family under one roof again!

Anonymous said...

I pray for Arabella everytime I read your blog. You are an awesome mom and she is such a cutie!
I have a two year old son with DS. He had heart surgery at 6 months.
Love from Abilene, TX.

Kathie said...

Well, I have been waiting and praying and waiting and praying. I sure hope that tomorrow is the day and our sweet baby gets to go home and be with her sisters. Love ya so, Kathie

Gabriela said...

I'm here, but my english is so bad. I think still to you every day...

Gabriela from swizerland, who couldn't take home her child from the hospital...

Anonymous said...

Alright sweet baby girl its the top of the 9th inning..3 up 3 down..don't give those doctors any reason to not "strike you out of the park"...we really can't wait to see you...we are so excited- Shasta, Johnathan, Jacob, Christopher, Melanie, Jo(my mom)...we all keep up with you sweet girl and can't wait to welcome you home! (there is enough people waiting to create the Arabella "quorum"...hehehe)

Sutherland Photography said...

I am here everyday too... I am sure that the waiting room is full! We are still praying hard for tomorrow! Love ya -

Marissa

debra said...

Always praying for you and yours. Love, Mama

Anonymous said...

All the best to you, little Arabella, and to your great family!
Christina

Ann RN SMMC said...

Hi Shelly,
I am here everyday and I know that many at SMMC follow because we always say to each other "Did you see today's picture?" or "a new update just got posted" so I would count me as several people.
On another note my advice to you: don't let Arabella know about Friday's discharge.Somehow when you say it in front of the patient it doesn't happen.
I can't believe how big she is getting.~ Ann

Mia hat eins mehr! said...

Thinking and praying for you and your family, always!

Claudia

Susan said...

Hi I found Bella's page through my name is Sarah's blog. Just wanted to let you know we are praying for you all to be at home together.
Prayers from Ireland

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly, You and yours are in my prayers everyday. I love reading your blog, though I don't understand some of the terminology. May Heavenly Father bless you all. Love and miss ya, Kathy Patty

Anonymous said...

I wish Bella a speedy recovery and thank you Shelly for all your updates. We here at Saddleback miss our little Bella, but know she is with a loving and caring family. Excited to see that she is close to going home:) Melissa Muir (Saddleback NICU)

asiaelizabeth said...

We are here and waiting for you all to be able to be a family again.Love you!

E Brown said...

Hi Shelly,
Your family, and especially little Bella, is in our thoughts & prayers.
Erin Brown

Maria said...

Hi,
Felix also had heart surgery (at 4 months, 1 year ago) and he's doing so well. We hope that your sweet little bella will come home soon!

Maria&Felix from Austria

Laura said...

Praying for you guys.
Laura

Chris and Michele Southwick said...

I'm not ever sure how we originally got your blog, probably aunt Sandy. But we have been following Arabella's story faithfully hoping and praying for the best for you and your family. This is Chris and Michele Southwick (Wanless - Sandy Turpin's brother - is Chris' father.) Hope that makes sense. You have lots of love and faith coming from places you don't even know!!

My name is Sarah said...

Sarah and her mom Joyce checking in everyday. Bella sure is a beautiful little fighter.

Anonymous said...

I some how found your blog a while back from the reeces rainbow site. Your little Bella is precious! I pray she heals soon!
Deana

Glenn said...

Love you Bella

Glenn said...

love you Bella

Cindy H said...

We keep tabs on yall and keep you in our prayers. Definitely hoping for a homecoming soon!! And summer weather so we can swim lots with ya!

Dianne said...

I'm Laura's mom. We pray for Arabella and your family daily. We are glad to hear that tomorrow is the day that you will be able to take her home.

Dianne

jturpin said...

Really bad that it takes me at work till 2pm to finally get a chance to read and reply.

Anonymous said...

We check on you a few times each day keep up the good work and get home

Lori, Obadiah & Rae Ellen

EB said...

There are many thoughts und wishes crossing the ocean every day, hoping that your sweet little girl is ready to go home tomorrow.
Greetings from Austria
Elisabeth

Anonymous said...

Grandma loves little Bella. Thank you for working so hard to get well little one. It will be a relief to know you are all home together under one roof. This has been a long ordeal. But, well worth it! Congratulations & welcome home!
Sandi

JUST A MOM said...

We're praying her home!

Alison and Gang

Anonymous said...

I agree with Ann...please let Arabella be the last to know she is going home!!!!!! I remember the joy I felt calling you to let you know Bella was being discharged from SMMC :) xoxoxo Nurse Maureen

OPA said...

Wow !!!!! At 7:56 AM this morning, I was already leaving Madison Wisconsin headed for Milwaukee and Chicago, then home to the Quad Cities. I checked the blog about 6:30 this morning just in case you had something out there. Nothing. Now I am home after a very long day, and checked the blog and there are 32 comments to this blog. It will be a nice evening of reading while OMA is at Relief Society Social. I am so happy that Bella is doing well. Just so you know, my new boss that I have been with all week has a granddaughter the same age as Joy that is Down. He told me this week that they have a Prayer Roll at his church and Bella has been on it since the day of her surgery. I told him that we really appreciate Baptist Prayers.

Love ya,

OPA

Donna Leavitt said...

I love you, Shelly. Hang in there! You will be home soon! You guys will continue to be in our prayers.

Love,
Donna

Linda said...

Sorry my comment is so late. I haven't been watching the blog as closely, but have been checking in with Gary and Sandi. We are SO glad that Bella was able to come home today. Congratulations! We understand how hard it is.
Ed & Linda

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Bella is home !! I just LOVE reading your blog all the time. I just can't imagine you having time to do it! Many of us at Saddleback read your blog regularly. I have wanted to comment before but was unsure how to do it. Thanks for telling me how. Thinking of you, Love ,Rosie RN from Saddleback