The last 5 months of hospital living caught up to me and I got the sniffles. Good thing they have masks on every corner. Today it’s gone, thanks to mega doses of vitamins and herbs. Anyway, just thought I’d add pictures of the cutie patooties…Noah’s posing for the camera. Those are the PICC poke sites you see on his little arm that were unsuccessful. The PICC is in his right upper arm. Then, there’s the cute guy with the thick brown curly hair…Of course, the girl in the chair with him is the same kid, who the day before, had three staples put in her head. You can see she’s really traumatized…
My sister spent the last two nights here at the hospital so Jason and I could be home with Em, our wounded little soldier. Last night I was conscious during my sleep of holding Noah. Every time I turned over, I was “positioning” him in my arms. Well, at some point I started dreaming about holding him. I dreamt that my sister and I were sitting in the back pew of a Catholic church. I was holding Noah in his little diaper and I moved him from one arm to the other. All of a sudden, he grabbed my fingers, kicked his legs and started bouncing on my lap. In the dream my sister and I started screaming and then shouting, “Praise God! Praise the Lord! Thank you, Jesus!” I woke up doing the same. It was a pretty great dream…It’s also cool to know that when I am awake and when I lie down, I am praising Him…
Today, I discovered something new and exciting about Noah that I never knew…he’s very ticklish! He has a vibrating alligator toy that we usually wiggle on his cheeks by his mouth. Well, I put it on his head and he wiggled his neck, then I put it in his ear and he turned his head toward it, and finally, I put the gator on his rib cage and he shrugged his shoulders, moved his torso and moved his arms, ever so slightly. It may not seem like a lot, but it was our little treasure today. So cute…
Tomorrow we’ve been given a gift from a sweet friend who works for the Broncos to attend their last season game. I had to be honest and ask her who they were playing because I was so out of the loop that I hadn’t even realized that Saddam was being executed, that Gerald Ford had died, or heck, that we were going to have the second blizzard…she understood my not being up on who’s playing who, and the offer still stands, so, we’re looking forward to some time off campus together.
i’m so glad you shared about Noah being ticklish and moving and about your dream of him moving his legs- yesterday i had a very long and powerful prayer time for him and specifically prayed that he would begin just moving his legs around- as any other 5 month old… i fully expect it to happen! we’re believing and praying and agreeing with you- all the way here in GA!
Adrienne, I find myself thinking of and praying for your family at many different times throughout my days. I also find myself thinking about how good and amazing our God is but then my flesh thinks of little man and says, “but God…” But as I was reading the Word this morning, the Lord stirred me while reading this and I wanted to share it with you and others who may have the same feelings while pondering God’s plans in this:
Phillipians 1: 12-18
12″But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, 13 so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; 14 and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
15 Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: 16 The former[a] preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; 17 but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.”
“The whole palace guard and to all the rest” are the doctors, nurses, techs, and everyone reading your journey. I am confident of this…No one has come in contact with your family and not been empowered to speak the Word more boldly and has not learned that it is possible, no matter what the circumstance, for the gospel to be preached and in that we can truly rejoice!
Blessings, joy, peace, and love on the brink of this new year! Much Love, Brandy
Did you know the Godfather of Soul James Brown passed away!?!? Come on now and hit me two times…Owwwwww!
Adrienne, Jason and Em,
Hope you have an awesome time at the Broncos game today (they’re playing the 49ers…). Saw you in church last week, and I wanted to come up and just let you know I’m praying for Noah and your family. But, you seemed to be surrounded by friends, and I’m a stranger (only in life, not in the Lord), so I decided to wait for another time. I kind of regret that now. But, I do want you to know I pray fervently for your little guy and praise God he has you for parents and a big sis. By the way, it’s amazing how much you can love someone who don’t know in person. God is so amazing how He gives us a heart for those He loves…
Michelle Shriver, from RRC
Ade – Did you get my email? I don’t know if you check that often, but thought I would let you know you have a greeting from me there. Write back if you have time. Love you all. You are always in our prayers. Happy New Year.
I’M PRYAING FOR A MIRACLE ON FRIDAY AND ASKING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME.WHAT EVER THE LORDS WILL IS WILL BE A MIRACLE. LITTLE NOAH IS A WINNER EITHER WAY! PRAYERS FROM DAWSONVILLE GA. PAM PILCHER