"This is the day the Lord has made, I will REJOICE and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Remembering and the NEW things!!

Exactly 1 year ago today, Hunter had open heart surgery! His heart is completely healed now and we are so thankful! The Lord provided the sweetest gift to Jarrod and I by providing the skilled and knowledgeable doctor's that took care and repaired Hunter's heart! What a blessing!

Last night before bed Jarrod and I sat up and talked about how at that point we were trying to get as much sleep as we could before the BIG DAY. Our morning started very early. 4 a.m for Hunter's last feeding before surgery. I remember just sitting there feeding him and running my fingers through his white blonde hair and admiring his sweet little face and thanking the Lord for him. I knew that no matter what the Lord was going to take care of my sweet little boy. It's funny because when I actually think back on the actual "waiting room experience" with all the people we loved I can remember that I had the most peaceful calming spirit. I was nervous but the calming feeling was much stronger! It was all the Lord, there is no other way I could have been calm.
A little bit before the surgery I was sweetly reminded of the Lord's grace.
Isaiah 41:10
"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Our Family 1 year after Open Heart Surgery!
That day is now a memory that I am thankful for and Hunter has the scar that will always remind me that the Lord is sweet, giving, sovereign, && MUCH BIGGER than my fears!! I am in awe of his kindness!!!

Here we are 1 year later and boy oh boy, Hunter has surely come a LONG way! He went from only drinking my milk via pumped and bottle fed to nursing exclusively until he was 1 YEAR OLD. sitting up, crawling and pulling up on time to (this is the big one) standing on his own 3 weeks ago and one week ago he took his very first step!!! The first 2 times that he took a step I missed them by seconds but yesterday evening I got to see it with my own two eyes and BOY OH BOY was I thrilled! It was clear as day! he weight shifted pulled his foot up and put it in from of the other and continued to stand for another few seconds before plopping over!
I am so overjoyed for the new accomplishments that Hunter is achieving! The Lord is GREAT!

This has been the most amazing 15 months and I can't wait to share the rest of his years. && this next year is going to be a busy one for us also. Hunter will become a big brother in April to a little sister!

They already have the sibling relationship and she's not even here yet. EX: Hunter will rub my tummy and say "bay-buh" so sweetly BUT there are other times when he will just beat on my belly and I will have to tell him to be sweet and gentle. && for Kinsley, she's already feisty. I rocked Hunter to sleep the other night (as I normally do, yes he's rotten) and well Kinsley didn't like that her brother was laying on her so she kicked and kicked until I moved him THEN I moved him to the right of my belly and guess what?! She started kicking him again. I just laughed and thought how fun it is going to be to see them together!!! I LOVE IT!!!

I feel so blessed to be a momma to my sweet boy and soon to be baby girl! The Lord has richly blessed Jarrod and I!!

My Strong Boy Rolling Over Again!

Down Syndrome Awareness

My sister posted this on her facebook page and its raising awareness for Down Syndrome! Praise The Lord! I have been given the biggest blessing to raise a Down Syndrome little boy and I strive everyday for Him to be given every possibility! Hunter is thriving every single day and is amazing me more and more! He is so strong! Our Doctors are in Awe of him!! My sweet savior has blessed us so incredibly much!