Sunday, April 11, 2010

Elena Rocks!

One of the Child life Specialists wrote this on Elena's hospital window.
It's true!!

Here it is Sunday night. Everyone is tucked in and sleeping.
Back to work and school tomorrow. What a spring break!!

I'm happy to say we have been able to enjoy the last three days together as a family.
We got home about 5 pm on Thursday. Elena wanted to go out to eat to our favorite Italian restaurant, Ippolitos'. So, we got all dressed up and enjoyed a great night out.

After sleeping in on Friday morning, we enjoyed a late breakfast and went to play putt-putt. We came home and had a picnic in the backyard. After eating, we just laid together on the quilt watching the birds overhead and resting. In the evening, the girls played with their friends on the street and rode their bikes and scooters.

Saturday, after sleeping in, again, we went to buy the vegetable plants for our garden. We also picked out flowers for our containers on the back patio. In the evening, we were treated to a fabulous steak dinner thanks to our neighbors! It was so much fun, being together, talking, relaxing, finally feeling like life was back to normal.

Today, life was definitely back to normal...laundry to wash, meals to make, chores to do, neglected hospital bags to unpack. The girls enjoyed another great day playing outside with friends for hours and hours. They were just about to come in for the evening, when Liv and a friend wiped out on their scooters. Ouch!! Liv has a scrap on each knee, elbow, and foot, her shoulder and back as well. She took quite a tumble! Thank you Lord, a ER visit was not needed. Just a cool bath, some pain medicine, and a lot of TLC!

I'm praying we can all get a good night's sleep and be ready for a full day tomorrow.

Please pray for us as we go back to work and school. We are counting our blessings each day and night. It is truly amazing to have witnessed God heal Elena. He is the only one who could have taken a child so sick, in so much pain, and with so many complications and turned it all around. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

We are thankful for all of your love and support. Keep praying!

Enjoy the next two posts of pictures from Elena's stay in the hospital. We'll post other Spring Break pics later.

In Him,
The Tates

"You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe." Psalm 61:3

"Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:57


  1. Up early this today, just wanted to drop you a line saying we continue to pray for Elena and the Amazing Tates. Hope y'all have a great Monday.

    The Dravi

  2. Praise the Lord she is doing so well. I am thrilled we had great weather for the girls to play in even though it sounds like Livy got a little 'Evil Knievel" on you. Have a great day today.
    Hugs to all.

  3. Hey Christy! It's Amy Rogers. I just want to tell you what an inspiration your family is. I love reading about Olivia and Elena. I miss you guys tons. I am praying for your and your family. Give your girls a big hug from me :)

    Love, Amy