Monday, August 9, 2010

News Alert!

Christy Holton got an "I love you" in sign tonight from her strong-willed daughter, Harlie, a 3-year old girl recovering from open heart surgery three weeks ago.

It was reported that Christy was so elated that she gasped and signed an enthusiastic "THANK YOU!" to her daughter in genuine appreciation.

It was just three weeks ago that Harlie had her 4th heart surgery, her 15th surgery total.  And that ever since, she has just not been the same little girl that her parents knew prior to the surgery.  It has been an emotional roller coaster, as is the case when raising a medically fragile child.   "She's much more aware now that she's almost four, but she just doesn't understand why, and that makes it so hard on all of us" her mother said.

The family is hoping that Harlie will return to her normal, loving self soon.  And getting an "I love you" tonight was a wonderful sign that progress, while slow, IS happening.  The family thanks you for all the thoughts and prayers and loving efforts of support.

14 comments:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

And the crowd goes wild!! Yayayayayay!! :)

B-Mama said...

Magnifico!!

Gretch said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!! I knew it would come but could feel your heart break in the meantime!!!!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! That's great news!
-Kat

Grandma said...

I bet you slept like a log last night...what a wonderful way to go to sleep. Each and everyday is one step closer to our hARLIE being back to her old self. Way to go mommy and Harlie..patience just patience.

Anonymous said...

I know that you are on cloud nine. She is a little toughie and she want you to know it, but you know that no matter what she loves you with her whole sore little heart. Prayers are always there and our whole support of your whole family. Yeah for I Love you MOM. Love Ron and Sue

Lindsay said...

Yay! Great news!

Just Diane said...

Awwww... made me cry!!! I am so happy for you! She really knows how to make those "I love you's" count doesn't she? Aww, super duper happy for you.

Christy said...

Awesome news!

Sue Mitchell said...

Hallelujah! That is wonderful news!
:)

Susan said...

Hooray! She dragged that on. Now that she "gave in" I hope she's more free with her proclamations of love. Like the first word spoken after giving the silent treatment. The damm has been broken.

Michele Andolina said...

Woo Hoo!!! So very happy this latest obstacle has been overcome!

Janis @ Sneak Peek At Me said...

She's strong willed that Harlie. Congrats to Christy for sticking it out.

Ms. Crabass said...

Omg, so nice to hear the peanut is perking up. Gosh, I know how hard it is now that they're much more aware when heading into surgery. Heartbreaking.
Sweet Harlie, she'll be herself in no time.
Love Kerry