Thursday, August 1, 2013

So Relieved!

     We got to come home on Monday, and, almost instantly, Hazel's entire disposition changed!  She went from this tired little girl who did not even want to get out of bed; back to my spunky little 2-year-old.  There is surely something to be said about being home, surrounded by those you love to lift your spirits.  In addition, her nausea already seems to be decreasing.  Today, she only had one dose of her anti-nausea meds and has been eating and drinking like normal.  I cannot even begin to describe how relieved I am to have these things happening. God is being so faithful, and my little girl is so unbelievably strong! 
     Since being home, so many things have happened already, but one of the most exciting was going through all of the mail we received in the PO Box while we were away.  It was so humbling seeing the generosity that has poured in from all corners of the globe and Hazel and the other kids had a blast opening everything!  This picture gives you just a glimpse of what we have been receiving:

     One of these gifts in particular truly has touched our hearts, and it was a painting done by a woman named Lisa Boros.  She lives in Canada and found out about Hazel through the "Pizza Bonanza".  She paints for a living and was so inspired by Hazel's story that she offered to do a painting of Hazel!  Please go to her Facebook page at Lisa Lambertus Art & Design or her website and check out some of her beautiful work.  Here is what she did of our little Hazelnut:

Absolutely Stunning!!

     As we await the CT scan that will be happening next Tuesday, please keep praying for us, that we can enjoy this time as a family as much as possible and that we put God first, even when things get busy with such a full house!  And please pray for Hazel to continue to feel well and for her strength to return to her in these weeks before surgery.  Thank you all!


  1. precious!!! such a gorgeous girl who deserves all this love and attention :)

  2. You're daughter and you have so much love and are loved many. I will be buying a T.shirt as well as posting the site on my fb page. Prayers got out to you are that the surgery is a success. You have such a beautiful family. God Bless you all and keep you safe and bring back Hazels health.

  3. We serve an extravagant and generous God:)
    The painting is a beautiful standing stone of how able He is!

  4. So glad to hear that Hazel was able to go home, smi, soon! She looks so happy with all her beautiful new gifts. Praying for you and your family.

    Hang in there dear.

  5. What a beautiful little girl.Hazel you are in my thoughts and heart.Im thinking of you all the time since i read about your pizza party.God bless you and your family.I love you

  6. Today we prayed for little Hazel during our school general assembly...That's 2000 kids praying with you! Stay strong as we all pray for your daughter's healing.

  7. Ur family is always in our prayers lolo.

    Hoping that everything goes well with the CT scan.

    We love u Hazel!!
    Love Rosita and family