Thursday, September 20, 2007

September 20, 2007

Kyle (holding) a straw at 7 months

Kyle with a straw at 3 days old

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4)

Kyle is 7 months old today! For old times sake I thought I would take a picture of Kyle with a straw. Look how big he has gotten! Mr. Kyle now weighs 11 pounds and his length is 22 1/2 inches. His original weight was 1 pound 6 ounces and his length was 11 1/2 inches. This means that our big guy is eight times bigger than his birth weight and has doubled his height.

Kyle started at the sitters on Monday. It was especially hard to leave him the first day, but we are comforted he is in such good hands. A wonderful Christian woman, who also babysat Madison until she was about 4 years old, is taking care of Kyle while we work. Nana, as the kids lovingly call the sitter, never had children of her own and considers the kids she watches "her babies". Each morning when we arrive at Nana's, Kyle greets her with a huge smile. Right now Nana is only watching one other child, a little girl named Jade who is two years old, so Kyle gets lots of attention.

As our lives return to normal we continue to seek God and listen to what he wants us to learn from all this. We don’t want to be like the Israelites who saw God in action (Red Sea parted, manna every morning, water from a rock . . . ) and soon after each miracle they forgot and fell back into their old routines. We want to keep our dependence and desire for God as we have felt Him in such a real way and seen His love in action. This Psalm became a favorite when we did not know if Kyle would survive and it is still our prayer:“O God you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live.” Psalms 63: 1-4

In Christ,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

The story of Kyle's life continues to amaze me. It is a powerful testimony of your faith and God's faithfulness.
Kyle is indeed getting so big...almost catching up with where his weight would have been at seven months.
If you ever need emergency care for him, call me. I have a crazy schedule but would try my best to accommodate him. Laura

Anonymous said...

Those are such good pictures of Kyle. He is really growning good now, and won't be long till he will be walking and doing everything.They seem to grow up so fast these days for some reason.

Hate you had to go back to work full time, but all good things come to a end sometime. I am glad you have a good baby sitter that will be good to him and love him, thats most important.

Thanks for the news and all and hope everyone is doing fine these days.Hope Madison is liking school this year. Give everyone my love and take care and let us hear more soon as possible, love to hear from you all the time.

Love In Christ, Aunt Sandra

Aunt Karen said...

I can't tell you how much I look forward to your updates. I forwarded your last one to our church, and it was forwarded on to everyone on the church's e-mail prayer list. Your family was on that prayer list for so long that people feel like they know you and are always asking about you and reminding us that they still pray for you. They were so happy to get such a thorough and uplifting praise report. We met many of those people last night at an all-night prayer vigil that went from 7pm to 7am. We were there from 9:15 to 11pm. The power of prayer is immeasurable, as you have seen. Kyle's pictures are adorable, and shout forth the healing power of our God, and the sactificial stripes Christ suffered to purchase our healing and salvation. We love you,
Aunt Karen

Breanne and Rylee said...

Wow 11 pounds now. Kyle is soon to pass Rylee in the weight dept I think. She is still only 11lb 12oz and 23 inches long. He looks like such a big boy in his car seat. It seems like just yesterday that they did not really even fit in it for their car seat test. I am glad to hear that he is doing well at the sitter's house. Please know that we are still praying for Kyle every day. We miss you and love ya!!