The very last of all the tubes that had been in Ellis' small body is now gone. Tomorrow we are headed home. It's hard to believe Ellis and I will be stepping outside of this cocoon that's engulfed us the past 3 weeks. So many times I thought I might not ever see the day we'd have the privilege to take this sweet girl home. People have asked if I'm excited to leave. I am in many ways, but also overwhelmed in many ways. I'm leaving armed with drugs, nurses who will be coming to our house, doctors appointments on top of appointments and a baby girl that has a long way to go. When you still have so much ahead it's easy to forget how far you've come. Last night as I prayed I thanked God for each and every miracle He's performed on our behalf. As I listed them all, one by one, I continued to stand in awe at the works of His hand. He's done so much and His word says when He starts something He finishes it. That's what I stand on.
I loved hearing so many saying you had prayed Ellis' prayer over her. Now that her circumstances have changed a bit we decided to tweak her prayer to make it even more specific to her current needs. I have posted the new version below. We would love it if you continued praying alongside us until we all get to see her fully restored.
I also wanted thank everyone who's contributed so far to our Go Fund Me campaign. I don't know who contributes what and frankly don't want to. But I know there's been many contribute in amounts both small and large. Altogether we are at 1/5 of our goal which is amazing, especially considering its Christmastime and money can be tight for most. We as a family are so grateful to those who gave and loved on us in a tangible way. We thank you with our deepest gratitude .
Below is a picture of Ellis as I rocked her the other night as well as a picture of Milo seeing his baby sister for the first time since her hospitalization. He said "I think she just needed Milo." I think she did too buddy.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
We stand together in unity to declare that beloved Ellis will live life to the fullness of what she was created for. Her brain will be completely restored, functioning at 100%. Every seizure will cease as healing is being accelerated over her life. She will live to declare Jehovah is God, and her life will be a light and testimony to the nations. We declare, that darkness is as light to you, God. We call forth light into the dark places and believe that what the enemy intends for evil, God is using for good. We break the power of every stronghold and argument over her life that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. We declare that no weapon formed against her will prosper. We declare that her spirit will rise up and lead her soul and her body. Ellis Claire Rodriguez, arise, shine, His glory is upon you.