I don't have the emotional energy to do this post justice right now, but I have to take the time to quickly express my gratitude and appreciation to the Lord for watching over my family...my baby girl!
Makenna almost drowned in the pool today during a pool party. She was found upside down, limp, not breathing, face and lips blue. Our friend KC had decided to come with his wife and family to swim today instead of working...certainly not by chance. He is in the coast guard and quickly took action and began CPR and was able to resuscitate her after about a minute or so. I have never felt the pain, the anguish, the fear that I felt during that minute and a half. It was without a doubt the scariest, most difficult, traumatic thing I have ever been through. No parent should ever see their child like that. But KC brought her back to life. He saved my baby girl and for that I will forever hold a huge place in my heart for him. No amount of thanks, not even the grandest gesture in the world, could do justice to how grateful I am to him for what he did for my daughter.
The paramedics arrived, examined her and brought us quickly to the hospital. By then she was responsive and talking, but she needed to be monitored for 6 hours after the incident. She looked great and was sent home with us with a very promising, optimistic report. She already seems back to her old self and one would never know by looking at her that only 12 hours ago she was fighting for her life.
My heart is so full of thanks to our Father in Heaven. I know he watches over and cares for each and every one of his children. Today I truly saw his hand at work in my daughters life. He knows us and is aware of us, and he protected my family today. I love the Lord with all my heart, might, mind and soul.
And to my little Makenna. You mean the world to me. You are my love and my joy, my angel every day. You mean everything to me. There is nothing in this world I wouldn't do for you and that you don't deserve. I love everything about you and always will. You have my heart and it is yours forever. You have changed my life and brought love and meaning to it that never existed before. You have changed who I am and made me a better woman than I could have ever been. You make the world a better place simply by being in it. You are too loved to leave us now. You are my baby and always will be. I love you! Always!