Monday, October 1, 2007

October 1, 2007

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:18-19

Hey everyone! It has been awhile, but there really has not been much to report...which I guess is a good thing. Kyle has not had a doctors appointment in over month - that in itself seems like a minor miracle considering all the doctor visits and appointments Kyle has endured over his short life! On Wednesday, he does meet with the developmental specialist that has been assigned to him. I will be sure and update you all on how it goes, although we expect it to go very well. We see more and more progress in Kyle each week, whether it be his gross motor skills or his constant babbling and laughing. He is such a happy little fella...and a show off too. Last weekend, while his Godmother Leanne was at our house, Kyle rolled over for her three times in a row!!! Unfortunately, since that time he has not repeated his newest "trick" but at least we know he is capable of doing it.
Many of you have probably read the beautiful messages left on the comments section by Laura. Well, the little boy holding Kyle in the bottom picture is Laura's grandson Gabe. The picture was taken on Friday when we went to watch Madison march in the Stow Homecoming Parade. The kids all seem to love playing with and holding Kyle, and baby Kyle just loves it right back. Especially when his big sis is involved, he is constantly watching her whenever she is present. Joe and I tried for years to have another child, and when we finally got pregnant with Kyle, I worried that with 7 years age difference between them, they would not be close. I was definitely wrong, the bond between them already is undeniable. Actually, I think the age difference is just right...Madison is a HUGE help with Kyle, plus she is old enough to be over any jealousy issues she may have had with a new baby. That is how God works. Very often, God's timing takes us by surprise. We are not in control. But God is. His time is not the same as our time. He answers our prayers in His time, and He works out His purpose in His time. Only God can see the big picture. He has planned out everything to intertwine perfectly for our family...we are so blessed!
In Christ,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

What a surprise when I got on the computer this morning.I check often to see if you sent anything. Those are such good pictures of Kyle and Madison and also Gabe. Madison looks just like a little mommy holding Kyle and they are both adorable kids and so is Gabe.

Kyle is doing great and I am so happy to hear that, he sure went thru enough when he was born to last a lifetime.So glad he is starting to turn over and all, things are sweeter the older they get and new all these new things they start doing.

Thanks for the update, alway love to hear whats going on. Keep up the good work if its only some pictures.Thanks again.

Lots of love,Aunt Sandra

Aunt Karen said...

You write so eloquently and express your sentiments and the truth of God's word in such a beautiful way. You truly are God's blessed children. Thanks so much for the new pictures and the update. It will be interesting to learn what the developmental specialist has to say, and we're expecting good reports.
Aunt Karen

Breanne and Rylee said...

Wow Kyle is such a handsome little guy. I have to tell Rylee that she needs to watch out for her boyfriend as all the other little girls may try to get him. He is so lucky to have a wonderful family. I think that NICU may have helped them with being so happy. Rylee is the same way as Kyle sounds with always being happy. Maybe they just know what they have been through and look forward to everyday knowing that they are now safe at home with us. We miss you and please give Kyle a big hug and kiss from us.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, The pictures are adorable and what a lovely surprise to discover one of Gabe holding Kyle. He has always loved babies even while he still was one! I am certain he will be thrilled to discover he has been recorded on this Blog just as I am sure he treasured the opportunity to hold Baby Kyle.
Kelley does a great job keeping me abreast of Kyle's developmental progress. We continue to be amazed by how, at first, chances of survival seemed unattainable. Then, huge as well as small victories were realized. Now, "routine" accomplishments occur almost daily. Only, suddenly, they do not seem so "routine". It is exceedingly clear God is in control and that he designed life very intricately and very preciously. Kyle's life is a reminder that we should not take any achievement nor moment for granted. Life is surely an awesome gift.
Blessings on your wonderful family. Laura

Kristie, Michael, Kaitlyn & John Michael said...

Great Pictures! So glad to hear that everything is going well. Kyle is such a handsome lil guy~ We continue to pray for you all and look forward to your future updates. Also wanted to let you know that John is also another "happy" baby- it's great to always seem him laughing and smiling- Congrats on the big rollover- it'll become more routine in time :) He's doing so great-
Kristie, Michael,Kaitlyn and
John Michael (RMH)