We’ve had a fun-filled Thanksgiving! Family time is important, and we strive to fit in some “normal” any chance we get. So for us, that meant over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving. You might think that we would have to be crazy to travel 11 hours with the babies. And you’re probably right. But thankfully they are WONDERFUL travelers. Aside from a few ill-timed spitups (which happen whether we’re in a car or not) the travel to and from went fantastic. And the time there…totally worth it!
We love getting to share these boys with family, and make holiday memories with them. I should have taken more photos, but trust me when I say they were a big hit, and quite the troopers. It’s not always easy to be away from our comfort zone and not surrounded by our routine, particularly given the amount of stuff we use on a daily basis. But despite being away from home, all 5 of us were cozy, and were able to soak up some quality time.
We are home and settled, with most things washed and put away. And now, I’m starting to prepack the babies and myself again for the coming week. This is a big one! I will take them in the middle of the morning on Tuesday to our Children’s hospital for their pre-surgery check in. On Tuesday, each boy will have G-tube surgery. Justin and I are going to take turns being out there. We will also have some reinforcements at home to help us ensure some consistency for K, and just to have extra sets of hands around as Justin and I cross paths on the interstate.
I will update you on here and/or on facebook regarding Tuesday and the days that follow. As for specific prayer requests:
- Safe travels in the coming week
- Successful, uneventful surgery, and recovery
- Improvements for the boys in their ability to keep food down
- A fun week for K, as he has to cope with parents coming and going for the next few days
- Good memories and sweet smiles along the way
- That God continues to work in and through the fragile lives of these boys in big ways
This is my prayer, “Our most gracious and Heavenly Father, I asked for traveling mercies as Mom and Dad prepare for a big trip to the hospital with the 2 beautiful Angels you placed in their lives and the lives of their family! God I asked for your guidance as the doctors work to place the G tubs in these boys! To ask that each and everyone that reads Melodys blog, that they bow their head and pray a little prayer as the next few days ahead unfold with your hand upon each baby and the medical staff! God we want to give you all the glory, love and praise as you work in our lives and the lives of this truly wonderful family! All the things I pray in your holy name! Amen
Continued love and prays!
Betty Cooke said:
You do indeed get the ” Brave” trophy, so glad you were surrounded with chaos, which always makes the best Thanksgiving.
We will be praying for all of you as we early each morning. Gary and Betty Cooke
Thank you for taking YOUR precious time to share with us.
Sheila Blevins said:
Praying for those things you have asked for and for those things you (and I ) don’t even know you need yet. For God knows those needs and, thankfully, He is in control.