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Friday, July 17, 2009

sweet memories with just a lil' bit of bitter

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We love this boy SO very much! Words could never express it.


On a warm summer afternoon, three years ago today, we walked into a courthouse in Naples, Florida carrying one of the most treasured gifts God has graced us with, our then almost 4 month old youngest son, AJ.

Minutes later, we stood before a very kind judge who proclaimed that Arthur Joseph, a/k/a "AJ", was our son in the eyes of the courts. In our eyes, he had already been our son, for many months prior. It was a great feeling to walk out of there knowing that the little boy who we fell crazy in love with on March 22, 2006 would forever be ours!



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All ready to leave to the courthouse.

Happy Forever Family Day, my sweet baby boy! Our entire family is blessed beyond measure that you are in our lives and I thank God every single day for making it happen!


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HE'S OURS FOREVER!



Now for the lil' bit of bitter...


Kai is once again being admitted tonight into the hospital. BUT....it's only for 1 night in order for him to have another sleep study performed.

Two weeks ago we went to visit a pediatric sleep specialist/pulmonologist. I took the reports of his first sleep study. To say that the man turned white when he saw the results is an understatement. Besides blurting out, quite loudly I might add, "OH MY GOD!" when he first opened the folder and read what was on the pages, he ended wth "It's a miracle this little boy is alive!" I knew that.

KAI. IS. A. MIRACLE.

God's fingerprints are all over this little boy.


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So friends, I ask you to please lift him up once more tonight. As in the above picture from his previous sleep study, he will be covered in sensors from head to toe, along with some very uncomfortable straps. He's been through so much that telling him that he's going into the hospital again, even after reiterating the fact that there will be "no needles", sends him into a place filled with anxiety. He hates hospitals and has every reason to. I will, of course, be with him all night while Scott holds down the fort at home.

Specific prayers:

1. That he no longer de-sats (or at least minimal de-sats so that intervention is not required; i.e. another surgery, c-pap) during the night.

2. That he be at peace as we settle in and while they prepare him for the study.

Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for your prayers! Results for the study take approximately 4 weeks. (ugh!)

I will not be taking my laptop but I will be posting an update tomorrow.

22 comments :

Sherri said...

Oh, sweet friend, I will pray for your boy.

Marian said...

Definitely NO MORE desats!!! We are all praying for him!!

JShannon said...

I will be praying also. And its been 3 years already? Oh my, it doesn't seem that long!

Terynn said...

Prayers for Kai go with you, my friend. Peace, peace, peace be unto you and Kai...

sara said...

praying for you...all of you!!! Especially praying for peace and calm for Kai!

Lanny said...

My prayers are yours.

The Ferrill's said...

Praying for little Kai tonight...

RamblingMother said...

Happy Court Day AJ and Fam. Praying for Kai. hope they have answers soon. God's glory will be shown.

Carmen said...

Ami has kept lifting Kai Kai in our prayers even though I reassured her that he was OK now. She knew better I guess. We'll be praying for Kai Kai.

Tami said...

Happy forever family day!!

I pray things go smooth tonight....Kai sleeps peacefully, and you get good news.

OX~Tam

Aus said...

Prayers with you friend - from all of us. Dang this 'sick stuff' sucks, I'm late reading this one too, should have seen it this morning. By now you guys are at the hosp and hopefully he's asleep and breathing peacefully!

Waiting to hear your results - try to get a little rest yourself....

hugs to all you guys - aus and co.

TanyaLea said...

Already lifting little Kai up in prayer...trusting that the Lord is holding him in His arms and bringing him comfort and calm as Kai settles in for the testing. Believing for more miracles and his total healing, in Jesus' name! <><

Blessings and Hugs to you and your precious little guy! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sarah Dawn said...

Wish I could give you a hug, but I can pray. Lord Jesus, hold this little one safe in your arms, and gently guide this precious mommy.

Hugs from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Sara W. said...

Praying for sweet Kai!!

Jill said...

Praying for ALL of you!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Happy Forever Family Day!!!!! God is so good!
I am sorry I didn't get to read this yesterday but I will be praying now.....
God's peace and healing sweet Kai.

geminirn said...

Oh wow! I can hardly believe it has been three yearsalready...HAPPY FOREVER FAMILY DAY AJ!!!Pray all went well last night for sweet little Kai!

Angel said...

Happy Family Day-You are so blessed---I am praying for your sweet Kai and for good news-He is a miracle and each time I look at that sweet face, I thank God for the miracle of these precious children-I can't wait until we can hold our sweet boy---
Angel

Timmy's Girl @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows said...

Yay AJ and praying for Kai now!!!

xoxo, Veronica in CA

Aus said...

You haven't updated or tweeted - ya'll better be OK - in the meantime we'll be praying for you guys!

hugs - aus and co.

Tracy said...

praying for you.

Sally- That Girl! said...

Glad to hear Kai did so well. Have a fun forever family day!

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