Saturday, September 26, 2009

M&M chairs

Some dear family friends gave us these little chairs for Mical and Moses. We wanted to show them getting tried out! They are just the right size! Thank you!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Poor Frog

Gavin came rushing up to me. "Mom, can I feed this frog to the snake?"

Yes, we have a little snake that lives around our house, but I never dreamed he would actually be successful in FINDING it at this exact moment. I assured him it wouldn't be that easy. Two minutes later he came yelling about how the snake was eating it... Never underestimate a boy with a frog.

Dan's reaction, "IT WAS ON OUR DECK?!" He adores snakes the way I adore spiders.

Mical was fascinated with this Praying Mantis. ...and I was happy to have nature not eating other nature... ;-)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cross Country Girl

Just had to share Lyric's happy moment. First Cross Country meet and she managed to finish 4th out of 90 7th grade girls! I think we have a runner on our hands.
Thankfully grandpa and grandma were there for the moment. Dan and I are bummed we couldn't be there, but looking forward to Saturday's meet.
The caption on this photo would be "poor tired feet" ;-)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Home from the Hospital

Some of Mical's very wonderful nurses. The staff at Devos Chilren's Hospital was amazing. This is her getting a ride in the red wagon to go to the play room.

Mical was such a trooper not being allowed to eat for the day before surgery. She was not a fan of her IV. This is her minutes before surgery. She was anxious... but the staff was so kind. Her surgery was successful. After she heals, her stomach should feel so much better than it ever has before!

The view from our 7th floor room. We could also see the helicopter pad which was very fun to watch. Friday night Dan brought the older kids up and we watched Celebration on the Grand Fireworks. Thanks Mom and Dad for bringing Moses home and putting him to bed!

Mical with her happy bear...Thank you Goeller Troops!!! We love you guys!

Watching fireworks. We had the best room for a view. I have to believe it was one of those little gifts God keeps blessing us with.

Going HOOOOME!!!! YEA!

Thank you all for your prayers! Lots of recovery ahead. Mical is very sore today and will be for a while. Next surgery will be in 6-8 weeks.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First Surgery

Mical's first surgery is scheduled for Sept. 10. It is the first week of school for Lyric, Gavin and Cole, so this is gearing up to be a hectic time! This surgery will revise the colostomy that was done for her as an infant. Her two surgeons will also be forming the plan for the next surgery. We covet prayers for Mical, that the procedure would go smoothly and that she would be able to process this emotionally. For the surgeons, that they would have wisdom as they make plans for her next reconstructive surgery.

We've also recently been blessed through a fund raiser done for our family by the Sea 100 Powerboat Club. The money raised will go toward medical bills and also help us complete our adoption for Mical and Moses here in the States. We sit in awe and constant amazement at the way the Lord has continued to provide. This past week Pastor Jeff preached about facing the lions in our lives. How God conquers though our obedience. Last Feb. when we knew the Lord was leading us to Mical, inspite of our economy, uncertain job futures, unclear medical needs/ was a time of our own personal "lion". Would we make a "safer" choice? But, we knew in our hearts that they were ours. And now we get to hold them every day! It's so beautiful to have a quiet moment to reflect on all the Lord has done for us. And, looking forward to other things that I'm sure we cannot imagine...