Saturday, October 25, 2008







Finally an update that doesn't stem from a worried place in my heart. Things are going quite well. Of course that doesn't mean life has slowed down to the speed of less than 90 miles an hour. But hey, once you get used to that speed of life it becomes normal. I think Brandon and I wish we could make multiple clones of ourselves or at least pay people to do the things we never have time to do. We have been fortunate enough to discover that our next door neighbors kids are quite good little worker bees. I say that kindly. Brandon has recruited the two older sons the last month or so to help put in our spinkler system. They were a great help and a lot more affordable than some of the bids we've gotten. Just today I decided to enjoy a couple hours up town all by myself. What a treat to get a break. When I got back the two sisters from next door were in my kitchen cleaning and doing dishes. Hallelujah! What a wonderful surprise. Because yes, even though my house was a mess from top to bottom I did leave to have some time for myself. Brandon asked the girls if they could come help do some cleaning and they were anxious to help. They were so sweet and helped us out a ton. Those kind of surprises are becoming my favorite these days.

O.k., enough about me let's talk about those babies! Carsen has an Occupational Therapist that comes to see him twice a month. He came last week to work with Carsen. So far he has been very pleased with Carsen's abilities and progress. At this point he has some concern about Carsen's left arm movement. Now, if you know anything about where Carsen was three or four months ago you know that that is nothing. Of course, Carsen is still very very young. We will not know definites for awhile still. But, we have so much reason to celebrate every day with him. And of course his sister too. It's so hard to really grasp the reality of his miracles sometimes. He has so far conquered soooo much. And boy let me tell you he is not done. Everyday he amazes me. I mean every single day. To think that the sadness and pain we used to feel for him would ever begin to fade is amazing to me. Especially this soon in his life. We used to hear such dim and hopeless things from Doctors. Now everyday that I have him his light and his strength and personality just shine so bright. He is very much full of life and energy. Even though he is a very laid back baby you can't underestimate his spirit and vitality. He brings so much to this family. He and his little sister are priceless little gems. We wouldn't know what to do without them. What a joy they are!

3 comments:

Jensens said...

We are soooo happy for you guys! We have learned that miracles never cease! It is sooo amazing to watch these babies grow and "beat the odds"! They have some pretty amazing parents and we pray for you all the time. Is Cierra still on oxygen? You know you are among pretty incredible people and then something happens that really make you see eveyones greatness and everyone is soooo willing to jump in and help with ANYTHING! It is awesome! Congrats on the day out! I know how needed they are--but then you are soooo happy to get home to those little ones! :) Do you sometimes wonder how in the world you took care of one baby! I do--2 is the norm now and 1 seems wierd and EASY! We have learned that you sure take a lot for granted with these precious children. Take care and we can't wait to get together and see these 4 babies!

ME & HE said...

I love the pictures! The one of Carson smiling is so precious and I can't believe how much Cierra has changed. You do realize how all of your kids look exactly alike, right? We really had fun at your house playing games the other night. If it's okay, we'd love to do it again sometime. Prayers and love to you guys always!

Jared said...

Wow, Mine and my familes prayers will are with you guys. Im glad things are going okay right now for you. I'll kept in touch.