1/19/09 My First Post

My husband recently asked me if I wanted to start a blog about our daughter “Renny,” who has spina bifida.  I am not much of writer nor one who likes to sit at the computer doing this type of stuff, but I also had been wanting to get down my memories and thoughts about our experiences with our daughter before I began to forget them.  I also know that some of our friends and family like to be updated about Renny, so this was a way they could check up on things whenever they wanted.  Hopefully I will do well at keeping them updated! 

So far, I have created some pages to the right that tell the history of our daughter, beginning with our 20-week ultrasound, when we first learned about her disability, followed by her birth, a short note about God’s will in regards to all of this, and a summary of the implications of spina bifida in her first year and a half of her life.  A lot has happened in these two years since we first learned about Renny – too much to write down everything – but I have tried to sum it up as best as I could. 

I hope you enjoy reading about our journey with Renny.



8 Responses to “1/19/09 My First Post”

  1. Gravatar of Margie Olson Margie Olson
    21. January 2009 at 04:15

    Tera and Tony,
    This Blog is outstanding! I just read all of it and I cried. I remember all of those days – before Rennie’s birth and since. She is truly a miracle and even though I once stood and cried while holding her in our family room when she was a baby, I no longer worry like I did then. She is beautiful and “perfect”. God will protect her!
    Love, Mom

  2. Gravatar of Vicki Horvath Vicki Horvath
    21. January 2009 at 15:18

    I believe Renny is a miracle child who is being used by God so that his glory might shine forth. What a spirit! Look at those eyes! There are many miracles and blessings yet to come in Renny’s life. I love her dearly, and know that no matter what, Jesus will always be with her, and will continually strengthen her and all those who love her. Thank-you Lord for the privilege of being even a small part of this beautiful child’s life. I will continually pray for a total healing in her body, in Jesus’ name. But above all things, THINE will be done for the glory of that which is to come. I love you Renny, I love all of you. This blog is a great idea! Grandma Horv.

  3. Gravatar of McKenna McKenna
    21. January 2009 at 19:44

    This really touched me. Thank you for sharing. We are so far apart it is hard to share alot. Thank you for letting me be a part of that. Little Renny IS a miracle from the Lord. Any we all can feel his peace when we see Renny.
    Love you guys,

  4. Gravatar of Grandpa Grandpa
    21. January 2009 at 20:19

    Very nice idea, this site. My greatest concern for Renny, as is for all my children and grand children, has always been for their happiness. Much can be said about a persons health or wealth, but the fact is there are many that have both and are incredibly unhappy. It has been my delight that Renny shows great confidence, happiness, and excitement in her eyes and in her actions. It is clear she is a happy child, and we pray a happy adult.I believe anyone that is facing a similar situation will be able to draw strength from what her mom and dad have done in creating this site and telling Renny’s story. Kudos to mom & dad! Love, Grandpa.

  5. Gravatar of Cheryl Cheryl
    22. January 2009 at 02:20

    Renny is a perfect, beautiful, sweet girl! A more beautiful child could not be found. I think that has to do with the wonderful parents, big brothers and grandparents that Renny is blessed to have. This little girl will truly live life and not even know that she has a “disability”! She is a true blessing! She and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you Tera for putting together such a beautiful and heart-felt site. Thank you Tera for being you – Renny is a junior you!!

  6. Gravatar of Angie Peterson Angie Peterson
    22. January 2009 at 15:33

    Tera and Tony, reading the blog brought back alot of emotions for me. You wrote about the confirmation US, the week after feeling this sence of peace, the delivery the calmenss(Tera had). And yes googling can be bad(I tell my patients that too) I relate! I adore Renny and want to see her and Wy grow up together and play together. I look forward to reading this book Tony. God Bless Renny!

  7. Gravatar of Heidi Olson Heidi Olson
    23. January 2009 at 21:46

    This blog is wonderful! I think of you guys all the time! What a great way to keep everyone updated and also help other families. Renny is so beautiful and her smile lights up a room! I look forward to many years of our children being friends like we have been.

  8. Gravatar of Susan L Susan L
    14. February 2009 at 00:04

    Thanks for posting these, Tera. I love the opportunity to share a little in your lives.

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