Sunday, September 25, 2011

Taylor's Child Dedication Service

Today Taylor was dedicated at church. For those who do not know what that means, it means that we stood before our families and church and said we will raise him to know who God is, and that our church and family will stand with us to help raise him to love and know God. It is not baptism, but a promise to raise him to be able to love and know God and someday make his own decision to follow God with his heart.
It was a sweet service! We had many family members and friends surrending us, and many more who sent there love and prayers with us. Taylor and Emma behaved well and looked so adorable as you can tell from the pictures above. It is rare that we are all so dressed up, and we hope to have more photos soon, thanks to a good friend who took pictures at the church for us. I will share them later.
With all the craziness going on lately with Emma's health it was nice to take a moment and just celebrate the life of our son with our church and loved ones. We hang tight to those happy moments! I love my son and pray that he grows up to be a godly man. Today was a good day!
Click on this link and listen to the wonderful song Todd Smith, the lead singer in this video, wrote. He actually sang it tonight at the service. Such a sweet song, not a dry face in the whole room. Thank you to the group Selah and Todd Smith especially for such a sweet song.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Better Days!

After the week we had it is nice to see that there are better days! Today was one of them! I will write more soon about this fun event. But till then, enjoy a snapshot of better days.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The day from you know where..

I hope to someday block today out of my mind. We spent six hours waiting at Children's today.
Let me back up and tell you why. Today at 2:50 we were suppose to be meeting with a doctor about her MRI results and to discuss her hearing issues and if she was needing implants yet or not. No big deal right? Wrong! In true Emma form, she made things complicated and we spend a loooonnnnggg time waiting in ped surgery clinic to be told she need to go to the OR for a cleaning out of her tummy. (I will not share all the gory details about how we knew she needed cleaned out) Duh we knew that, but did we really need to wait four and half hours to be told that. Poor Emma was up last night throwing up due to her belly issues and then had to wait all day long, she luckily was a trooper and slept some and sat pretty calmly while we waited. However, mommy and daddy got pretty cranky:)

So tomorrow we head to the hospital to be put to sleep and cleaned out. Hopefully we are in and out by mid day. Just worried since she has a cold and that can cause issues when she is put to sleep.
We did get good news this week, that she is doing so well with her hearing aids, we do not meet the qualifications for cochlear implants right now!! Yippee! They are thrilled about her hearing levels and her increase in speech in such a short time. We will go every three months to keep a close eye on that and make sure she stays on track. The new dr looked closely in her ears and saw that she has a hole in her right ear drum and the tube is trying to come out as well. Then when he learned they are three years old, he decided they need out soon. He hopes to go in while she is in the OR tomorrow and do the tube removal. But he is not sure if he can squeeze her in. I pray he can, since we hate to keep doing sedations. So here is hoping for good timing.
All in all a roller coaster of a week and cant wait for it to end. Emma is a trooper, but hate to keep doing this over and over again. PRaying after this trip we can finally get them to let us see A GI doctor and get some better plans together to stop this from happening. Her classmates are making her cards though which is so sweet and her new teacher is so worried. Makes me feel good that she is already loved at her new school. We hope she will be back at school by Friday, she has missed all week so far (BOO)
There you have it our crazy week!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Look at What I am learning to do??

I can not believe he is starting to sit on his own.  So excited that he is growing and hitting such milestones, but sad too.  I am not ready to have him changing so fast.  I want him to be my little baby for a bit longer.  So happy and sad all at the same time.  He is growing up so fast!!