Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A good day

It was a good day. It seems worthy of celebrating as we have had some not so good days recently.
  • Noah ate really well today! We had a little throw up this morning (which seems to be the roughest meal of the day) but his overall intake was good! He tolerated a full 4 ounces through his g-tube this afternoon and then downed a bottle of thickened formula just 4 hours later. Hopefully, this will translate into a restful night of sleep for us all.
  • My mom came in town last night and is here for the rest of the week. It is so fun watching her with Noah and it is a huge blessing to have her here for support.
  • Noah got his stitches out yesterday and seems to be free of pain from his surgery. He even had a little tummy time this afternoon!
  • I got to hang out with my friend Sherri Brock today. She always makes me smile.
  • Noah has been smiling a ton yesterday and today. He even has started to laugh a little bit, which is not something we have really seen before. Debbie Holley really knows how to get him to giggle!
  • My friend Jodie Allen has designed awesome prayer cards to give to people at Noah's baptism on Sunday. They look great and I know they will remind people to keep praying for our little guy even after we leave St. Louis. (Jodie is super talented... check out her work at Jodified Designs.)
All of those things made the day good, but here is the icing on the cake. Josh called tonight... he had a really long day as he missed his flight from Omaha back to Birmingham this morning. He ended up getting rerouted through St. Louis and Dallas. He was only in St. Louis for about 10 min and then had about a 2 hour layover in Dallas. When he got on the plane, he ended up sitting next to a family from Tuscaloosa. Turns out the man was ... are you ready... a neurologist! He knows the pediatric neurologist we have been referred to in Birmingham and said he would probably be very interested in Noah's diagnosis! He also recommended a few pediatricians to Josh. It also turns out that he and his wife go to 1st Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa where they... are you ready... lead the young couples' sunday school class that is filled with couples our age with young children. They told Josh to call them as soon as we are all settled in our new home. AMAZING! Josh felt strongly that God had him miss his flight in Omaha just so he could be on that flight from Dallas to Birmingham and meet this sweet family. God is so good!


Anonymous said...

I'm with you! This wasn't just coincidence --- there was a higher power involved. How wonderful to know that you have friends already in Tuscaloosa who are just waiting for you to arrive. I was so happy to hear the good news about Noah. He's such a cutie pie and I'm sure your mom is having a ball spoiling him.
Take care, Kathy

Anonymous said...

Wow! God never ceases to amaze me! That is so cool, Deb! He's already providing a support system for you there.

I can't wait to hear Noah's little giggle! I'm sure I'll see you in the next couple of days!

Love you guys!

Jodie Allen said...

hey deb... i created a blog button out of the cover of the prayer card and have offered to email it to anyone that wants to add it to their blog... I'll send it over to you tonight but feel free to give out my email address to people if they want to join in the prayer chain too!


ps... the cards might be ready today, I'll call you!

Anonymous said...

That gave me goosebumps!!
I love seeing God work!!

Bill McDonald said...

God is Good
Prov. 3:5-6

The Locke Family said...

I have tears rolling down my cheeks as I read this Deb. God is so good and I do not believe in coincidence, Josh was supposed to be on that plane!! I can't wait to see what else He has in store for you guys when you get there.

Love you!

Heather S. said...

God is truly awesome! Praise God for all the blessings you experienced on Tuesday!!

Becca said...

That's so awesome. When I read it I get goosebumps!

The Wagners said...

What an amazing artist God is! Awesome. I will be out of town on business this weekend, but will be with you in spirit. Health permitting Michelle, Alex and Jacob will be at the Baptism. Blessings to you now and always!


Russ, Katie and Eliot said...

That's amazing!!!! I love it! I can't wait to hear more stories!


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