Thursday, September 10, 2009

Putting up a good fight

I don't think the doctors expected Alyssa to make it this long. The night was promising - all her vitals were strong and good. I was able to sleep (not very well but enough). But then I woke up to the sound of an alarm and saw that all of her vitals are down. She is again at this point where there is nothing else to give her and it is in God's hands. I look at her and admire everything about her. Her little hands and feet, her perfect lips. I can't help but wonder if I will ever get to see her grow up and it breaks my heart. I keep reminding myself that there is a reason for all of this. But the human side of me is getting tired of seeing my little girl fight so hard to live. It hurts to see her the way she is. All I can do is pray - whatever the outcome.


  1. Alyssa was the first thing that popped into my mind when I woke this morning. I quickly uttered a prayer for her. God bless your little fighter. I have summoned my prayer warriors for your sweet girl. May you find comfort in knowing that there are so many praying for her and for your family.

  2. I'm one of Cathy's prayer warriors - I, too, awoke with her in my thoughts. May you be lifted up by all the prayers. God bless Alyssa.

  3. Danielle, I found your blog through Cathy. Please know we are praying for Alyssa. My heart truly aches for you right now.

    Lord, please hear our prayers. I plead for strength in Alyssa, a will to live. You alone, the Almighty Father, have the strength to give her life. I pray for Alyssa now. Above all, may Your will be done on Earth as you would have in Heaven.

  4. Danielle, I read that sweet Alyssa went to be with Jesus and it breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your entire family are in my prayers. Alyssa is with her heavenly Father now and is not in any pain but I know you are so I will pray for peace during this difficult time. God Bless You!!

  5. My prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Sweet baby girl, oh, the things you must endure... I'll keep you all in my prayers.

  7. Your family is very much in my prayers. I pray that you will find comfort and understanding during this very difficult time.

  8. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  9. Hi
    You do not know me. I saw this post on my friend Patricia's FB page.....I followed the link to this blog.
    I am so very sorry for your lose of this beautiful angel.
    My heart is breaking for you.
    I will keep you & your family in my prayers.
    I have a DS little girl that turns 2 on Saturday.

  10. Danielle,
    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have been on my mind and in my heart's cry to Jesus since Cathy introduced me to your blog.

    Your little girl has impacted so many lives already. Your faith has inspired many.

    God's plan is mysterious yet glorious.

    My soul prays and lifts you up.

  11. Danielle,

    So sorry for your loss. May God carry you through this difficult time and give you the strength you need. You are in my prayers.

  12. Danielle, Jamie and family,
    I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I also wanted to tell you that you are to be commended for your positivity throughout your ordeal. You are a wonderful, uplifting person and your little angel will be with you always. I enjoyed reading the updates everyday and it made me so happy to see the progress that Alyssa was making. But you are totally right. God does have a plan for her. You will find your peace in that. Let your mom know that I am keeping you all in my prayers.

    Terry Ramirez

  13. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.