May 2014 – 3 Years Post Transplant



Today marks the anniversary of Sophie’s liver transplant. It’s been 3 years since a gracious family gave the gift of life during their most difficult time. It’s always hard to express the feelings this day brings, so I thought I would share the journal entry that I wrote during my morning quiet time.



Today’s prayer journal entry –

“Thursday May 22, 2014:

Thank you for life. Today, I’m reminded of how scared I was 3 years ago as Sophie went back with the surgeons for her liver transplant. Being told that this ‘might‘ work, but if they didn’t try it would be fatal.  Lord, you know the intricacies of her body and how complicated things are, but they are not complicated to You. You knitted her together and You guided the doctors hands and ultimately You chose for the process to work. Thank You! A hundred times, thank you.

There is a very special family that will always feel a sense of loss during this time. Lord, I pray that in time you can turn their morning into dancing. Only You can bring healing, peace, and comfort to their souls. God bless this precious family. Let them know that you bring comfort. That some how, some way, they can feel honored that their sacrifice still lives on and plays happily in my front yard. What a miraculous gift. What a precious blessing. What a divine connection. I am forever grateful. God bless our donor family. ”

~ by Jenny Bagwill on May 22, 2014.

18 Responses to “May 2014 – 3 Years Post Transplant”

  1. This is beautiful. I am sure (as a donor family ourselves) your donor family would be so pleased to know Sophie is doing so well. ❤

    • Hi, Laura Jane. I think of you often. Thanks for commenting. I stopped by your blog to see what was new but I saw it was no longer. Hope things are well for you.

  2. Precious! Warms my heart! What a journey. That you, Lord.

  3. Wow. How time flies. Sophie is quite the little lady. Thanks for the update.

    • Hey Kerrigan! I just wanted you to know that I get your blog updates via email. I’ve tried to comment a couple of times on your blog, but I don’t think it likes me. 😉 Have safe travels.

  4. That is beautiful. We all know what a gift Sophie is and I am grateful I was a part of her journey. She is a gorgeous little girl full of life. A gift from God.

  5. Thanks for the update. She remains in my prayers.

  6. Oh my – what a beautiful little girl Sophie is growing up to be … And yes such a blessing & gift. Your comments are beautiful too Jenny 🙂 Sophie’s health & sweet little smile are certainly reason to celebrate!! PTL for the Lord’s Grace throughout & his sure Hand on the family who lost their child. Thanks for the pics – it’s a great way to start my day 🙂 Lee

  7. Not only am I so thankful too, but I am amazed how much she looks like Tessa! GREAT JOB MOM AND DAD! You made a beautiful child!
    Auntie Linda

  8. Your remembrances, thank yous, and the precious pictures of sweet Sophie were very heart-felt; thank you for up-dating us! The two of you have every right to be proud of your daughter, BUT take some of that pride and celebrate yourselves also! We’re so happy for such a beautiful, special family. Cuz Judy

  9. God is good all the time……… ! We just love Sophie so much, and you guys as well. May the donor family know how much God loves them, and may they know His peace that passes all understanding. Love, Great-Aunt Peg

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