Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I got a new swing, and I love it-especially when my big brother gives me pushes.
Here I am on day two of my rice cereal. I decided not to take any bites at all even though I loved it the day before. See the pretty tulips in the back? They aren't for me, but I love them and talk to them every day.
Here I am practically sitting all by myself. Mama says it should be very soon if I am anything like my brothers. I also like toys now.
This was the first day of my rice cereal. I really liked it and ate a healthy portion. I made Mama a stinky present at 2 am that night. My big brother, Owen, took this picture. He is an aspiring photographer these days.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Oh great merciful Lord, thank you for your faithfulness in healing our sweet Micah. We continue to pray that he may be restored fully. What a blessing to see our Micah walk, play golf, talk, and joke with us.
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They tell of the power of your awesome works and I will proclaim your great deeds. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
Today will be a day of decisions. When will Micah be released from the hospital? What do you we next? To the inpatient rehabilitation center in Atlanta? For how long? Will our health insurance even pay for physical therapy? So, dear Saints, be in prayer for wisdom as all of these decisions will most likely be made today.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
Thursday, March 03, 2011
We were able to put Micah in a regular wheel-chair and take him outside on this beautiful day, which he seemed to enjoy. And then enjoyed a couple of bites of an ice-cream treat!
And while all of these things are encouraging and we are thankful for them, the reality of what we see with our eyes is that we have lost our brilliant, energetic, althetic little boy and we are left with his incapicitated, lethargic and crippled frame.
Jeremiah tells us,"Our hearts are deceitful above all things and beyond all cure. Who can understand it." While our hearts tell us, now is the time to be fretful, now is the time to despair, now is the time to doubt; we will not! For this is no accident; from the beginning of time, God knew that Micah was going to be sick. He is control of all and he promises that He has plans to prosper Micah, not to harm him.
Which will we believe, our deceitful hearts or God's ever-faithful word? That is what our choice is at the moment. Pray we will trust in the Lord. And after Micah is restored, we will be able to look back and see how God was faithful, and we know that the testing of our faith produces steadfastness. (James 1)
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Matt and I are wearing down. They have lifted any precautions about Micah being infectious so we would love visitors. Seeing familiar faces will do us all good. We are going to bring Owen up this evening and everyone thinks this will be great for both of them.
A quick word about Micah's condition. First, this is very rare. They see it here at the hospital occasionally, but our pediatrician has only seen it once before. Some people have called the doctor's office making sure that their children are safe. Please know that this rarely ever happens. Micah did have some colds before this, but this is Micah's body going haywire post infection. They are trying to find out what virus/bacteria he had-but he is testing negative for all of them meaning they were no longer infecting his body even when he started with these symptoms.