Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Current Events

It's check-up week here at the foster home! Joseph's new foster mama brought him in on her bike yesterday afternoon, and we could not believe how much he had grown in just a week! His foster mama marveled, "He can eat!" She says that he's hungry as soon as he wakes up, and then will fall asleep promptly after lunch and dinner. He's not so accustomed yet to his new home that he's excited to practice crawling around, but he's getting there.

Imagine what this handsome little guy will look like at May's check-up!

The children were on their way back from their walk yesterday afternoon, and when Claire saw Jeremy riding his bike, she asked for a ride. We call riding on the back of another's bike "packing", and Claire's a pro at it! Jeremy rode very slowly, and Claire's nanny kept a hand on her the entire time, so she was perfectly safe and steady, in case you worried.

Our newest little one is named Oliver, which means kind and affectionate. He's nearly four months old and teeny tiny. Oliver has pretty severe leg/arm/hand deformities, but he's in good hands here and we can't wait to tell some amazing stories about how Oliver grows up to do the impossible. 

We covet your thoughts and prayers for our sweet Maya. She has just been diagnosed with a Wilms' tumor, and will need surgery and chemotherapy for the quick-growing cancer. It breaks our hearts to watch her struggle with discomfort and pain, knowing that at this point there is nothing that we can do.

But when we think of what could have happened... When we consider that Maya might not have joined our big family here at NDFH, we see the miracle that her story already is. And we hope hard that her story will continue to be one of amazing miracles.

"The condition for a miracle is difficulty, however the condition for a great miracle is not difficulty but impossibility.”

1 comment:

  1. Praying for your miracle Maya! You and Oliver are in the best hands!!!!!