Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Happy Soul

"I can't believe how good he looks", "He has really gotten big", "I'm so impressed with how well he is doing".

Yep, all about John. And they are right, he is doing great, this seems to be another virus and he is recovering quickly now and could be home this weekend some time and probably won't need any additional time in Ohama. He constantly amazes me. The only time that I have seen him down, seen him scared or sad was at the moment that he was getting a new IV and one time when I was crying yet again and he was trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Thank you everyone for your prayers, on this day we enjoy spending another day with our favorite little boy, and he is enjoying spending it with dad. Last I heard they were listening to music, playing games and getting ready to go to the playroom.

I am home trying to get some things caught up and might even get to sew for a minute. All in all we are faring well. God always uses all things for the good of those who love Him,and in this He has given Mark and I a lot of time to talk about life and life under the cross. It has also given us time to reflect on the great gift of time that we have been given with John and how blessed we are to get to be the parents of our wonderful little boy.

I will have to remember to get some new pictures of John to share here, it's been a while. He's doing so much more, he's been able to stand up at the table and play trains in the play room, he's strong enough to push all the buttons on the electronic art work on the hospital walls, he's learning to use his augmentative communication device, and he's even answered 'yes' on several occasions without having to be prompted.

I'll end this with the quote that I was thinking of as I picked out the title. Even fighting a germ, this boy has been gifted with a happy soul.

"A sad soul will kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ" a quote from John Steinbeck.

1 comment:

Nana Porcupine said...

Thank our Good and Gracious God who's love is beyond our understanding!
What a answer to our prayers. I was so happy to hear John is doing better.