*This post inspired by Lisa Leonard’s Hello Monday series*
Hello funny paper graduation man that greeted the Happy Hubby on the morning of his big day.
Hello Happy Hubby walking down the aisle with a giant smile.Hello Happy Hubby receiving his special graduation hood.Hello me standing and cheering for my man who worked so hard for 6 years.Hello DIPLOMA that can’t wait to get hung on the wall in the Happy Hubby’s office at church.
Hello man announcing the Happy Hubby graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Hello victory knuckle bumps with a fellow classmate.Hello Happy Hubby doing a triumphant march out of the sanctuary.Hello picture that just says it all.
Hello sweet kiss of glorious accomplishment!
And hello pants that for some reason I thought I could fit into even though I just had a baby 6 weeks ago.
Hello running home quickly to put on a pair of sweats.Hello hug from his daddy.Hello being told by his dad that he had never been more proud of his son than at that very moment.Hello Happy Baby who is off of respiratory support.
*Update – The other day I walked into the Happy Baby’s hospital room and the nurse said, “Do you notice anything different about your son?” And suddenly I realized that I could see my sweet baby’s entire face without a million tubes or wires or tapes or Superhero Hats.
He’s been doing great ever since, making a little bit of progress each day.
God answered our prayers for his Swallow Test (praise Him!), so now we are working hard at learning to take a bottle and have even nursed a few times (happiness).
But he is still breathing rather rapidly, which causes him to tire quickly, which makes it difficult for him to get through an entire feed, which then means a nurse has to put the rest of his milk through the feeding tube.
We are asking the Lord to continue increasing the Happy Baby’s strength so that we can get out of here without a G-tube (a surgically implanted tube that delivers food into a baby’s stomach).
We are also still waiting on some test results that will help a final diagnosis.
Your continued prayers and encouragement have been the bright spot in my days!
Hello Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
Happy Happy day! Congratulations to both of you!!!
What a glorious day!!! So proud of your hubby and you, it takes teamwork to graduate when you have a family!! All so cute! And rejoicing at Happy Baby’s progress! He is so precious and growing and all praise goes to God!!!! Your faith and hope inspires us all and reflects totally God’s love and mercy!
Congrats on all the blessings being showered on your family! Couldn’t happen to nicer people, thanks for all you share with us!
Congratulations Ryan! And so happy for little Jet!! Praise the Lord for his progress!! We will continue to pray for success in nursing and taking the bottle!
PS – You look great…not even for someone who had a baby 6 weeks ago, just great…period :).
He could be one of the cutest babies I have ever laid eyes on!!!!!!! So happy for your family Nd before I read your one comment I thought to myself how good you looked in those jeans when you JUST had a baby!!!!! So… No sweat pants:-) praying for strength for happy baby and mommy:-)
What a glorious day all around! Congratulations to your hubby on is achievement, and congratulations to your entire family on the happy baby’s progress! It just warms my heart to hear and see that he is doing so much better. Will continue to send prayers and good wishes your way! ! Thanks be to God for all the happiness in your lives!
We are so happy for you. What an achievement for your Happy Hubby. Looking forward to seeing him on stage again. Happy Baby is beautiful, What a gift to be able to see his whole face. Can’t wait to meet him. Rejoicing with you. Praying.
Hello Happy News!!!! What an awesome group of pictures. I can feel the excitement just looking at them. Congrat’s to your family for so many wonderful events happening. And I agree that those jeans look fine. Besides, it’s getting way too hot for sweat pants!
These pictures just radiate joy! Congrats to the happy hubby!!!! Btw, you looked terrific in your pants, even if they felt uncomfortable.
I’m rejoicing with you over the progress that the Happy Baby has made. To God be the glory!!! My prayers continue to go up for all of you. xx
Congrats, HH!! Such a great thing to be celebrating. And your littlest guy is looking so handsome! Praying for his stamina to increase so fast!! Love to you all!
Your transparency, faith, and sense of humor is a blessing! Your transparency is refreshing, your faith has encouraged other pilgrims in their journey, especially mine! And I know God uses trouble to grow and bless the Happy family too!! The happy family, big brother & baby will continue getting many prayers!!! God bless you and His will be done!! xo
Praise God!!! What an awesome day! Praying for all of you still.
This brought me to tears… The pictures radiate joy! Congrats to the happy hubby.
I’m rejoicing with you over the progress that the Happy Baby has made. God is good! Praying for all of you.
What a beautiful day for you and yours! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Seeing you two supporting one another so gracefully brings tears to my eyes. Praying for many more graduations in your future – especially from the NICU. Your little man has worked hard for that! He deserves a diploma ; )
Wonderful news Julie! So very happy – You all so deserve it.
Hello joy! Hello faithful God rejoicing with you! Hello heavenly host singing praise! Hello precious wife and mommy! Hellooooooo, sweet Jethro handsome boy!!!! Hello Body of Christ loving you all so well. Hello thankfulness brimming over!
Such exciting things happening for your family! your new baby is beautiful and what an accomplishment for your husband and also for you too! He couldn’t have done it without your 110% of support and love!!! your pictures brought joy and happiness to my day!
Laura Lee Groves
Wonderful smiles all around! Those Ryan and his dad moments really got me, Julie! So glad to hear the boy is getting stronger and we’ll keep praying. Kudos to Mr. Seminary Graduate!
Congratulations to your entire family on such a huge accomplishment! My son’s name is derived from Psalm 27;14 his name is Waightstill (we call him Waits). It’s a family name that is an old English spelling but the history of the name is “Wait still on the Lord, be of good courage and he will strenghthen your heart. Waits is 11 and has Epilepsy and we have been “waiting” on seizure freedom for years and God has been faithful. Your baby is precious and God IS faithful, I pray your “wait” is breif.
PTL right along with you!!!!