Quick update: No changes. Still waiting for a heart. *sigh* Anyone has a dose of patience they could spare, I’m taking donations!!


Our wonderful PT ladies surprised me by taking a video of Annabelle while I was at work! Annabelle is working on following directions… and if I do say so myself, did a marvelous job for an 8-month-old! The smile at the end is my FAVORITE!



  1. Oh my goodness, she totally melted me! The smile at the end was just darling!

  2. LOVE the video! She did awesome! Thanks for sharing. Praying for Annabelle and family!

  3. I love her sticking out her tongue!!! Good Job Annabelle!!! You follow directions super good.

  4. What a sweetie! And so compliant. 🙂

  5. That SO SO SO SO AWESOME!! 🙂 Such a precious little girl you have. All of your girls are beautiful. 🙂

  6. That is soooooo sweet! Brought tears to my eyes.

  7. Sooo adorable! She's a smart cookie.

    Susan 🙂

  8. AMAZING JOB ANNABELLE!!!!!! Such a beautiful and touching video. She is an adorable little angel. Praying for patience… trust in God's timing!(often easier said than done I know)

    Thanks for sharing. We continue to trust and pray. Our hope is in the name of the Lord where my help comes from he's my strenght my song! (can't keep this song out of my head since you shared your very powerful message on HOPE)

    Praying in Canada
    Love, Shannon 🙂 and family

  9. Oh that was PRECIOUS!!!!! Way to go Little Miss Annabelle!!!!! 🙂

  10. Awww LOVE this! So cute!!!

  11. Oh my … that smile came all the way to the Netherlands! 🙂

    And she is doing so well …
    Good job, little princess!

  12. That is PRECIOUS! Her little tongue- oh CUTE! Precious, precious, smile. Give her a kiss on the sweet cheek for me! 🙂

  13. What a great video. Your princess is doing so well. Love that smile!

  14. Woo Hoo!! Smarty pants! Loving the HOPE today!
    Jessica Scranton

  15. Aunt Kari Loooooves this!!! I love how serious she looks and then BIG SMILE!! LOL!

  16. That was wonderful! She's so precious and smart! Praying for patience, sweet Mommy!

  17. That smile cracked me up, how cute! ~Prayers~

  18. That smile cracked me up, how cute! ~Prayers~

  19. So cute! Good job Annabelle!

  20. Annabelle looks like I feel when it comes to working out! Hee, hee! I love how well she is doing following instructions and the smile at the end it too precious. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. We continue to pray for her.

    PS: I can't wait to show my boys tomorrow. They'll love it.

  21. Hi, Krista,
    I've been following your blog ever since I saw it from Bowen's Heart blog one day. I prayed for you guys this morning. For the other little baby and family who will be giving your baby a heart soon.

    "Peace, be still," Jesus says. 🙂
    Love, a writer friend in Oregon

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