Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let's do this

We've made it to Florida and are settled in our home away from home.  We drove to Virginia to board the Amtrak Auto Train to Orlando, then back in the car for a few more hours drive to West Palm.  A first for us all.  Mariel did great, slept the whole night on the train and embraced the excitement of something totally new and different.

Today we had our pre-operative appointment with Dr. Paley's team at St. Mary's.  We were concerned about surgical clearance as Mariel's been working out remnants of a cold.  First worry out of the way, she was given the green light for the main event.  Surgery is a go for tomorrow.  We report at 8am and Mariel will be in the OR from 10am until about 3pm.  We hope to be able to see her soon after, but before we know it I'm sure it will be evening.  We'll do our best to post something afterwards to let you know how *perfectly* everything went.


  1. You will be in our prayers tomorrow!

  2. Thinking about you guys all day today. I'm sure Mariel will do great! Hugs and kisses to you all.

  3. Dear Friends & Family of Mariel Rose, On the eve on one of the most important nights of sweet Mariel's life. As we all sit awaiting the words, "she is resting comfortably and the surgery went better than expected". I ask you to join me in prayer.

    Please God, as I open my heart and ask you to look over Mariel and her parents during this special time. May you give them strength when they feel weak. May you give them patience when they feel at a loss. May you give them love when they feel alone. Today Dr. Paley's team of angels performed their perfect work and we are so thankful for you bringing them into our lives. Thanks be to God. Amen.

    Dan & Mary- Remember when you focus on your strength you get more strength. Stay positive.. With Lots of LOVE! Tracey