Friday, February 22, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
And that's our biggest prayer!
This surgery will open up a whole new world for him... whether the fluid clears up and his hearing is restored or if he needs a hearing aid; either way, it will be a big step forward for him... and for us :-)
As always, we'll keep you posted!
** Urgent prayer request; I had never heard of Hydrops before Hunter (here and here) but we now know how dangerous and terrifying it is. I 'met' this Mama as I read through random comments on another blog and learned that the sweet baby girl she is carrying is surrounded by the same fluid.. and my heart breaks for her. She needs to carry this baby for 4 more weeks and could use the support and prayer I know you're all so faithful about! I thought it would be selfish to keep you all to myself ;-) We know better than anyone that our God performs miracles.... HUGE miracles! I believe He will do no less for Baby Brynlee, too!
We didn't have the chance to pray for Hunter on this side of his life.... before he was born. I know it wasn't by coincidence that the ONLY comment I read on that blog was Kim's comment about her baby girl. I can't get them off my mind and consider it an honor to be able to pray for Baby Brynlee on this side. Please pray for them.... for peace and comfort for Kim and her husband, that God will protect their sweet Lilianna's heart and allow her to be a big sister, that He will hold Baby Brynlee just like He has held Hunter... and specifically, that He will take this fluid away; that it won't be allowed the chance to hurt her. Pray for a miracle, friends.
I know that once you read their story, you'll become their prayer warriors, too but I will keep you posted as Kim and her husband learn more over the next few weeks. Every week that Baby Girl is allowed to grow in her Mama' belly is an answer to prayer and one more chance for her to grow stronger.... each day counts! **
And I can't end a post without a picture of our sweet babies.... our precious Valentine's ;-)
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Hunter wears his band 23 hours a day and is supposed to get a one hour break per day so we can bathe him and clean his band.... we don't have the most tolerable patient ever so he actually wears it 24 hours a day and we clean him and his band every other or every 2 days. Gross, I know.... and even though their heads get super stinky, it's better this way... trust me ;-)
Saturday, February 9, 2013
CrockPot Hawaiian Meatballs
32oz package of precooked, frozen meatballs (I used a Sam's Club size bag, tho)
13.5oz can of unsweetened pineapple chunks (save juice and set aside)
1 large green pepper, diced
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup white vinegar
2Tbsp. soy sauce
Place meatballs in crock pot and top with green pepper and drained pineapple chunks. In a separate bowl, mix reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and soy sauce. Pour sauce over meatballs, pineapple and green peppers. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through.
* Serve over rice or noodles or serve straight out of CrockPot with toothpicks!*
SO YUMMY and such a big hit!
Friday, February 8, 2013
And for every life that Hunter's story has and will continue to touch.
Us + Hunter = Faith
Hunter + Faith = Grace
Insert your children's names .... it works for them, too ;-)