We created this blog to tell the world about our beloved daughter Vitoria, who with acrania and anencephaly, lived with us for wonderful 9 months of pregnancy and exciting 2 ½ years of life outside the womb. May everyone know about her sweetness and tenderness. About her life, humanity and dignity. All the precious lessons learned with this little angel that God has sent us. It was a joy to have her with us. Vitoria still lives in our hearts and it will always be an honor to be her parents!
“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever”. Psalm 52:8
02/12/2010 - Vitoria is one month old!
So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom. Lord, you have been our resting-place in all generations. Before the mountains were made, before you had given birth to the earth and the world, before time was, and for ever, you are God Psalm 90:12; 1-2
We are very happy and thankful to God, because Vitoria is completing 30 days of LIFE, and she is going well. Each one of these days were incomparable and very special - an invaluable present from God. 30 wonderful days, despite of many challenges and uncertainties.
She keeps on having problems with digestion, with very often vomits. Some days are better, others are worse. She presented a beginning of infection and had to receive antibiotic via intravenous. And besides, she was with anemia and had to receive blood transfusion twice.
In inspite of all that, she´s every day prettier and surprising us with new gestures and looks. She is
smarter and more active in the moments she is awake, crying and making noises when she doesn´t like something. And she keeps on sleeping a lot, in the most perfect peace, with her delicate and long hands close to her little round face.
And we keep on fighting, being in some way comforted by her, who, even being so fragile, shows herself so strong. Showing to everybody, with serenity, that it is God who sustains her. Showing to everybody God is so good.
We thank so much all your prayers and all love we are receiving.
We are so thankful for having so lovely friends and relatives.
God bless you always!
Hugs, with love,
Marcelo, Joana and Vitoria de Cristo
Happy is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Going through the valley of balsam-trees, they make it a place of springs; it is clothed with blessings by the early rain. They go from strength to strength; every one of them comes before God in Zion. Psalm 84:5-7