Monday, September 1, 2008

cheerios & tiny toes




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Ethan has now experienced cheerios.... and his toes. He's not mastered the art of swallowing either one. However, we will be practicing more and more. The cheerios that is, not the toes.
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Today starts week 5 of us being here at Boston Childrens. Have I mentioned yet that I am ready to be back home? Not really lonely or bored, but very much wanting to be back in the comforts of all things mine. I miss small "Adam, Kasey, Ethan" freedoms... small personal freedoms.
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I'm careful not to complain, as I understand this needs to be our life right now, and the Lord has been extremely gracious!! But I'd not be fully transparent if I wasn't honest... and the truth is, I'm ready to go home again. Ready to move on to a better "season".
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Ecclesiastes 3 (various verses from chapter text)
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven... A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance... A time to gain, And a time to lose...
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Yes, Lord... ready to build up, ready to laugh, ready to dance in delight of Your perfect healing... ready to gain. But I surrender those desires, with the help of Your strength, to Your perfect time. Your perfect season for our lives. But I do ask You to restore. I believe that You will. But even still, Lord God, I thank You for the protection, sustaining peace & strength, and the continued answer to prayers. You are truly The Rock of all things great and small.

12 comments:

Papa & Gramme said...

Dear Adam & Kasey,
We are very proud of the job you are doing. We thank the Lord for your testimony. Happy First Labor Day precious grandbaby!
Love,
Papa & Gramme

Lizzie Fish said...

what sweet photos! i love his big 'exploring' eyes - and that last photo is the best. =)

these normal baby photos are such a blessing - what a little trooper!

love from the (windy) swamp =)

carleigh said...

love the pictures! he is so cute, you'd never know he was so sick!

Linsey said...

Love the pictures! You guys hang in there. I can't believe it has already been 5 weeks.

skc said...

Another one of God's promises to hide in your heart: Remember not the former things, not conisder the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth; do you not perceive it?
Isaiah 43:18-19
When God has brought all 3 of you through this period of time, a "new thing" will be in place. I rejoice with you in God's goodness in protecting Ethan from so many of the side effects.

Lorri said...

Darling Photographs! That last one is a classic! I'm glad God is giving you regular baby moments right where you are. It won't be long now before you are home again.
Praying for you, Lorri

Collegegirl said...

Precious baby Ethan! I love the new photos. He is such a STRONG little boy and he will be home soon!
Hang in there!
~Elyse~

Anonymous said...

i love the picture with the cheerio on his nose. what precious moments. thank you for sharing those with us.
michelle from michigan

jennifer said...

I'm loving that last picture of him! So precious!

April R said...

How sweet!Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us!

Kelly B said...

I am from Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX and will continue to pray for the requests for Ethan..God Bless!

Elizabeth said...

Sweet baby Ethan! He is so precious on all the picture's!!I love the one that has cheerio on his noise!!! You guys hang in there.... Love,
Elizabeth & Family