Friday, June 15, 2007

June 14, 2007

"You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psalm 16:11

Kyle was allowed to go outside today!!! We went on a field trip called "Fun in the Sun" ...which basically is that the babies are allowed to go outside to the hospital garden with a Child Life Specialist from the hospital. Kyle was able to share this first experience with his "girlfriend Rylee"...unfortunately Kyle slept through his first play date, but Mommy had lots of fun.

Well, it looks like Monday is going to be the BIG DAY!!! Unless something goes wrong, we will be leaving the hospital Monday and heading home to Ohio. Joe is flying down to Orlando on Sunday. When he arrives we are going to have infant CPR training and then we will spend the night at the hospital in the nesting room. Because Kyle is going home on the heart/oxygen monitor and is considered a chronic baby, we have to spend the night with Kyle in our own room at the hospital, without complications, and we will then be discharge sometime on Monday. God is indeed good!!!

We will always be thankful for all of you who have prayed to the living God on our behalf. We believe still that God has been more than evident through it all. His presence has been all that we have needed and ever needed. His power and wisdom to work in the midst of this entire past four months is beyond our understanding. We praise His name for the good that has come as a result. God has been gracious to give strength and comfort, He alone deserves our worship and adoration. Even in the time of distress, heartache, uncertainty and tragedy, He remains constant and faithful. We have been to both ends of the emotional spectrum and through it all He has been there.

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2Thessalonians 2:16 NIV

In Christ,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Praise God!- We will keep you in our prayers- What an awesome Father's Day present for Joe- Loved the pictures of the play date and the field trip- it was so nice to see Kyle out of the hospital- it won't be long now until you're all together as a family. God Bless you all.
Kristie & Mike (RMH)

Anonymous said...

How very precious and special for you----Kyle's first adventure outdoors. Typical guy "sleeping" through his date!!!
And, what a celebration. It just seems to be happening so quickly when Monday a week ago Kyle was back in surgery with tubes etc. He responds to Joe and you so favorably it is hard to imagine your trial run as a family spending the night together could possibly lead to any problems. I am confident you will be on the road on Monday.
There will be many who will want to meet this amazing little fighter.
Your testimony is a great one and I suspect would have been even had there been a different outcome. God indeed has the power to sustain us through every trial if we allow Him to do so. Laura

Lynn said...

May God grant you safe passage home. So thrilled your family will be reunited. I'll bet Madison is over the moon looking forward to having her baby brother around the house.

Love and Prayers,

Aunt Lynn and Uncle Bob

Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer & Joe
So glad all is working out so good for you all.Hope it continues so you will get to go home on Monday sometime. I just wanted to tell you that I just live a little way of the interstate if you come thru Ashevill,N.C.and you are sure welcome to come spend the night here if you would like to on the way home.I would also love to see Kyle of cource. I know you will be anxious to get home, but thought it might be a stop for you all to get some rest and you are welcome thats for sure, just let me know so I will be sure and be home as I go alot.

Please don't foget us on the BLOG when you get home, as we are still wanting to hear and see pictures of Kyle, for the ones that doesn't live in Ohio.

Hope all goes well Sunday night and I will be praying for all of you on your journey home.Give Kyle a big hug and kiss for me.Oh yes your field trip pictures were great, he is so cute and looks so cute laying with his girlfriend at such a early age, that will be something to show him when he grows up. She is a adorable little girl also, he can pick them good. haha Take care.

Lots of love & prayers, Aunt Sandra