Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Josefina Turns Five!

This is the story of a little girl, born on October 26, 2006. She was seven weeks premature, weighed under five pounds and needed surgery to reconstruct her intestines. The first days were full of tension:

But she made it through, and for a while, it looked as though she would be home in a few weeks....

But then the weeks turned into months, seven months in fact.

Daddy used to sing to her

And Mommy visited her every single day

Until the day when she was finally ready to  come home:

We were grateful to have our whole family together at last.

Josefina is still teaching me how to live. She is still teaching me about the joy of living.

Happy Birthday to our littlest one, Josefina Janaro,
October 26

Age: 5


Allison said...

cutie patootie!

Our oldest had a rough start. It is hard but it reminds me how God intended us to be his parents.

The Diatribest said...

Beautiful child. Our God is so incredible in His mercies.

Daria Sockey said...

Happy Birthday Josefina! My little grandson Harald, born on September 5th, will hopefully make it home by his full term due date of November 23rd. Your happy story gives us hope and joy.