When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:1-3
Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negev. Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. Psalm 126:4-6
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Psalm 127:3-4
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— the LORD, who remains faithful forever. Psalm146:5-6
Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. Psalm 98:1
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Psalm 95:1; 6-7
Bellow there are some pictures of the big day when we brought our beloved daughter home.
What change in sight! (my first car ride)
"Aunties" Renata and Cida, who took care of Vitoria during the months she was in the NICU, and daddy, who was wearing a mask because he had a cold.
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2-4
During these past few days we've had no time to write on the blog, neither to post pictures of our beloved Vitoria. We've been leaving home very early, and returning very late, spending the day without access to the internet. We also had a few changes we had adapt to. There was an attempt to tranfer Vitoria to another unit, to the Pediatrics ICU, but our health insurance did not authorize it. So last week Vitoria was transferred to another room shared with other babies at the NICU. Unfortunately, the nurses that cared for Vitoria are not working in this new shared room, therefore it has been a phase of adaptation, with a few difficulties for us, but we thank God because everything is working out and she is doing well!
Now she is expected to be released at any moment, and we are preparing the best way we can to receive her home. We ask for your prayers so that we may organize ourselves to give her all medical care she needs, and we also pray so that we can extend her health insurance. During all the time she was in the NICU, Marcelo's former employer company kept the insurance, but now that she doesn't need to be in the NICU anymore, her insurance may be canceled, and the other insurance we applied for does not cover her stay at the hospital just yet.
We wait in God for a provision, and we are doing everything we can to offer the best to our daughter.
We thank God immensely for our darling Vitoria, who may now go home and lift us up with her special and unique life.
We hope to be able to post more news and beautiful pictures very soon!
Our little princess has reached nine pounds today! She's so adorable!
Last week daddy started to work again after a long battle, so we have had very little time to post on the blog. Our little baby, however, is doing well, thanks to God. She has recovered well and is enjoying her naps now that the weather is colder.
Bellow, a few pictures of the week:
Lots of hugs and a great week for everyone.