Friday, April 22, 2011


We still have a monitor in the boys' room. Last night, they were talking way past bedtime (which by the way is a huge indication that Micah is doing tons better. We haven't had to go into the boys' room to tell them to go to sleep in months!) We turned up the monitor to hear what they were saying. They both sleep with countless things in their beds, and Owen was talking about one of his "friends."

Owen: "Micah, Sonic got ADEM. He is 100% sick, and he died."

Micah: "I was 100% sick one time, but God has healed me all the way back to 96% healthy!"

Owen: "Micah, I think you were just 99% sick when you had ADEM."

Oh, the musings of my little guys. Praise the Lord for His healing work in Micah! Praise the Lord that Micah knows full well who The Great Physician is! Praise the Lord, for He is good!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Adoption. I love adoption. I want to adopt, but now is clearly not the time for our family. It is, however, the time for a family who is very near and dear to our hearts (along with many other families we know and love who are also going on this adventure). The Comptons are selling a T-shirt to help with with some of the funds of the whole process. If you would like to support this wonderful picture of the Lord's mercy on us, help bring home the Compton's newest addition, and/or want a really great new shirt either reply here or email Katie at Here is the design (they are $20 and come in adult, youth, and toddler sizes and are really more of a charcoal grey-darker than the proof):

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Owen, Where Has the Time Gone?

Taken on your 4th birthday eve
At your third birthday party
At your second birthday party
The big 1 year old!
A few weeks old: an absolute angel baby!
Mama's first glimpse

Oh my Owen, looking back on these pictures makes me smile. I cannot, cannot believe you will be four years old by the time anybody reads this. You were such a Godsend to our family. We needed you more than we even knew. You came into the world our smallest baby on an unseasonably cold day and changed us forever. You could quite possibly have been the sweetest baby ever, and we appreciated and loved you so much. You grew into a boy that would be someone's very best friend in the whole world and a child who makes his parent's so proud.

This year has been a busy one for you. You entered into your hardest stage so far as you tried to figure out your place in the world. You have always been content to be in the background but this year, you decided to fight for your right to be heard. We have always had a hunch that you would be a middle child and this year, your little sister made you just that. Knowing your sensitive nature and insecurities, we have always tried to let you know how special you are to us. You have a tender heart. You have a funny sense of humor and make me laugh, and you are such a smart little boy. We have loved watching you play with your little sister when you think no one is watching. We have loved watching you care for your big brother and best friend these past few months. One of my favorite memories will always be watching you hold Micah's hand and walking him down the halls for his physical therapy. You want him to run with you again and pray for that every night.

You talk our ears off these days, especially if it is something you are passionate about. This year you started preschool and, while you love it, you always insist that you would rather stay home than go. You were truly born into an introverted family! It is funny to see how you retreat when you get around crowds and how much you let loose at home with us. You love to help me. I loved our Wednesdays together this year as you walked around with me and helped me with my housework while I listened to you tell me stories. You can write your name, count as high as you want, surprise us with your mental math skills, and get yourself dressed complete with shoes on the wrong feet! You finally moved out of a crib this year into the top bunk of your new shared room. The memories you will make in there are bound to be immeasurable. You have a wonderful imagination and have actually awoken to fears of wasps in bubbles chasing you from your dreams! You are gaining a true sense of wonder at the Lord and all his works. You talk about all the amazing things God could do as you ponder his omnipotence. You are amazed at the promise of Heaven and have commented that "in Heaven, I can eat chicken from Chick-fil-a because I won't even be allergic to eggs!" Hopefully, it won't take that long as the numbers show your allergy to eggs is almost gone.

We love you, Owen more than you can ever know. And we pray that this upcoming year you would grow even more "in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man." Happy Birthday!

Monday, April 11, 2011

We've Come A Long Way

This smile has definitely kept us smiling through the weeks. Recently, we have all had many reasons to smile. Micah is making progress every day. We literally watch him do something new every morning and see him grow stronger before our eyes. We have been told that Micah needs no speech therapy! We have finished the final dose of steroids! Our physical therapist told us that Micah is definitely ready for a full hour of PT and that her notes every week are inches long due to all the progress he makes each time! We are overjoyed at the Lord's healing in our sweet Micah. We are confident that he will continue to gain strength and physical abilities. Lately, he is playing golf outside, going on long walks with us in the evenings, pushing Margot in her swing, swinging himself, and spider crawling up the stairs alone. Last night, he shuffled his feet so quickly across the floor as he "ran" for the first time since late February. Although the past couple of months have been rough, we have been blessed to watch the way the Lord is using this trial to strengthen Micah in his faith. He prays with such passion, he asks boldly and confidently that the Lord will continue to heal him, he trusts like I only wish I did. The Lord is indeed stretching us all as we learn to walk with Him and become more like Jesus.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.
-From "How Firm a Foundation"

Untitled from Ginny Morrison on Vimeo.

Untitled from Ginny Morrison on Vimeo.