Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day +55

Now these are the kinds of days that we don't mind duplicating!  Days that provide a sense of encouragement and joy.  Days that have you looking forward to the future and better days ahead!  Not a perfect day, but a better and brighter kind of day!  Praise the Lord!

Elena is still having some ups and downs, but definitely more ups than downs.  She is focused on moving forward and getting better instead of on just trying to make it through the day.  Her body is showing positive signs of improvement with every passing day and her doctors are pleased with her progress.  As are we! 

Over the past 65 days we have focused a lot of these updates on Elena and her journey, and rightly so, but we don't want to forget about Olivia or diminish her role and importance in all of this.  She too has had her share of ups and downs in her young life, and is all too familiar with what Elena is going through.  She has been an absolute joy for the parent at home to be with and has kept us grounded in that part of our reality. We thank God every day for these wonderful children who have been through so much and have handled it so well!  We have truly been blessed by their can do attitudes and their will do dispositions, and for that we are so very thankful!

Still praying and believing!

In Him,
The Tates

"I can do all this through Him who gives me strength."  Phil 4:13


  1. You are right, thank God for that little. She was able to bring smiles to your face when times were the worse with Elena and nothing could seem to cheer you up. Hopefully days will keep getting better and time will fly by so you all can be back home together again. Love you all! Aunt Beth

  2. Celebrating the good news and praying for complete healing.

  3. God blessed each one of them with the right stuff to get through their own challenges. What wonderful things must be in store for both of them.