*This post inspired by Lisa Leonard’s Hello Monday series*
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.
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.”