Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mason update

Hey everyone,

Thank you for your prayers for this little guy! He is still in the ICU, but a lot of his labs and cultures are coming back negative at this point. Right now his kidneys are the highest concern. They are functioning at about 1/4-1/3 of normal capacity, causing all the swelling and discomfort. They think this is caused by the numbers of antibiotics he has been on in recent weeks/months. Hopefully through several different things they're doing right now they can pull some of this extra fluid off of him, and he will begin to recover quickly.

Thank you for your continued prayers!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Plead for prayer

Some of you have heard about the little boy Mason from my NICU from last year. This is just a message asking for urgent prayer for him. He is in the ICU at Hopkins right now, with lots of bleeding, fluid, swelling, low blood sugar and even some seizing this morning. I don't have much information at this point, but his mom just called and asked for prayer. He is really not doing well at all. He is one sick little boy with a very tired little body, and they are a very tired set of parents!

Please please please pray. I will let you know when I know anything else - probably not until tomorrow.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

One whole year

It's been a year. A YEAR!! One whole year since we welcomed our dear sweet little boy into this world, and our lives were changed forever. I have so many fun memories of this past year, some definite challenges, and a certain level of nervousness to go along with all of it!

My sweet little Logan, although I've had twenty three years without you, and only one with you, I can't imagine not having you here with us. You have brought so much joy to our lives, with your sweet little smiles, goofy little faces, and all the funny things you do. One year ago today you came into our lives, and we will never be the same. It is an honor and a joy to be your momma, and although I don't feel worthy of it at all, I am grateful that God has given me this opportunity.

I miss the days where we snuggled on the couch for hours upon hours, with your tiny body tucked on my chest. I miss those first smiles that we had to work so hard for!! But I wouldn't trade them for the hundreds of smiles I get every day now, and how sweet each little voluntary snuggle is. I miss your "baby days", but I love watching you grow, learn and explore. You're turning into a little toddler now, and while that is a tiny bit sad, it is such a joy to watch your personality unfold. I am so grateful that God has given you to us and kept you safe, we love you so much.

Thank you for being such a good sweet little boy, for knowing somehow just when your Momma needs a little snuggle and kiss, for making us laugh so much, and for being just enough not perfect to keep me on my toes, helping me daily to remember that I cannot do this in my strength. We love you our sweet boy.