December 6, 2010
Brant had surgery this morning. Everything went well. He is an amazingly strong little boy! The nurses stopped my in the hallway to tell me how AWESOME he did in recovery. They were incredibly impressed with him~ as we all are.
Freddie and I have been operating as a "tag team" for the past few days. We know that we could not do this alone. Our family and our friends have made this so much easier for all of us. We know that our other three kids are well taken care of by people who really care about them. We could not be more grateful and humbled.
It is astounding how many people have been praying for us. It is indescribable to be part of such love and concern.
Karli, Drake, and Aubree are going through a lot right now, too. Their schedules have been turned up-side-down. It is not easy for them either. They miss their brother awfully, and I'm sure they miss the reliable routine of our lives. It is not all bad for them to go through this. I see it as an opportunity for growth. They are resilient kids with a huge network of people who absolutely adore them! But, I do see how each one of them is dealing with this in his/her own way. I am trying really hard to be loving and encouraging to them. They have really been "taking one for the team". I am very proud of my children. They are very special individuals who have really "stepped up to the plate". (Geez, what's with all the sports analogies?)
With a grateful and humble heart I extend a sincere "Thank You" to everyone who has offered their prayers, love, time, and resources to us. We have been abundantly blessed by God!
"Yes, you will be enriched so that you can give more generously. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will break out in thanksgiving to God." 2Corinthians 9:11