Wednesday, December 2, 2009

snow, sugar cookies, and snuggles

Snow. I can't tell you how much I needed this today. To watch Austin's face light up was such a blessing. This was his first ever snow encounter and I am so happy he got to experience this. I love Texas and I am so glad we moved back home.
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Sugar cookies. All I have to say is, Martha Stewart...Eat your heart out. We didn't have cookie cutters this year so we had to free hand everything lol! Definitely not my best work BUT Austin decorated them all by himself and I think he did an amazing job! He had so much fun, and that is what it is all about!
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Snuggles. At the end of the day, nothing, and I mean nothing, is better than some quality snuggle time with a certain little someone. I just love him so much and thank God for him. He is our miracle.
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So today was a wonderful wintery day and I loved every minute of it.
One of the hardest things right now is finding the balance between crisis and normalcy. I can't live every minute in fear and anxiety about Easton's health. I have Austin, Adam, and a home I have to tend too as well. So the balance can be difficult and some days I find it hard to find that compromise. Some days I find it hard to emotionally handle everything. But I have to.
So thank you again for all the prayers. You can't imagine how much they help!

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
- psalms 61.1-4

10 comments:

Mrs Bee said...

These are beautiful photos. Your boys are gorgeous!

I'm praying for your family.

Sass.

Kelly said...

Hey!
Danielle who designed your blog sent me your way and asked me to pray for EJ. I have a daughter one month older than him. She had a scary start to life so I can SORT OF identify with having a sick child but in no way can I say I have been in your shoes. I know life is very hard for you right now and I am praying for you and your family. I am praying for strength and peace for you as a mom. I know you must be exhausted and stressed. You are NOT alone!

Zingo Tots said...

Beautiful boys - prayers coming your way.

Jenny said...

I just want to let you know, I stumbled across your blog somehow, and I am praying for you and your family right now. I pray that Jesus will give you his strength and that you can tangibly sense his love and healing and rest!

His Doorkeeper said...

I just wanted you to know that there are those of us who believe in prayer and at this moment we are lifting you, EJ and your whole family up to the Lord.

My heart goes out to you and what you are going through. May God give you his grace and peace as you care for sweet EJ.

Isaiah 43:1-3

KK said...

Sounds sweet, I'm glad you were blessed with a good day and can enjoy those little moments!

nault's nook said...

thank you all so much! your words are so moving and your prayers are so needed! thank you

The Adventures of Baby Bond said...

You have a beautiful family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Sunnymama said...

I am so sorry your son is sick. Praying for strength from our Lord and that if it is His Will that EJ will be healed.

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Man - I came over here wanting to encourage you a few days ago and instead keep getting encouraged by you over and over again. God works that way. :)
I know it has been so difficult and yet you keep looking to him. That is so wonderful!
The feeding tube thing was totally against anything I wanted to do for Caleb. It was recommended over and over and I kept saying that he would be fine, I would keep working with him, I could do it. etc, etc. Well, we got to the point where he just was not growing. When it hit me that we had no choice any more I wept. And then we did it. And this huge burden was lifted off MY shoulders. He began to grow. He was finally on the charts, he started moving more and his development really took off. He was 18 months old at that time. He is now almost 7 and we are in process of getting it out.
Keep your smile on. It is so very becoming on you. :)

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