January 17th 2010

17 Jan

As I sat in church today, listening to Pastor Gary talk about changing from the inside out, I couldn’t help but think of Makoa and how thankful I am for the work God continues to do in my life.  There have been many times in my life where I was simply wiping the outside of the bowl.  It’s not until you start cleaning the bowl from the inside-outward that you will really be able to hear and understand God.  It’s amazing to see how God is using me now that I have thrown my hands up to Him and said “lead me”.  It’s a beautiful thing.

We made our way to the hospital after church.  I dropped Tiffany off and Nainoa and I went to Mulligan’s to spend some quality time together and goof-off a bit.  Of course, being the competitive family we are, Tiffany was not to be outdone by my pep-talk with Makoa yesterday and let him know it was time to do some serious feeding.  While Nainoa and I were on the way back, I received a really cute photo with an accompanying message.

He took down 17 cc’s!  That is a new personal best!  It’s wonderful watching him continue to grow and get stronger.  We are so thankful for the continued prayers and we are looking forward to bringing him home as soon as he has the strength to feed consistently on his own.

This week is going to be huge for our family.  We get the genetic testing results back which will hopefully eliminate any of the syndromes they are testing for.  In my heart-of-hearts I truly feel like he is going to be fine.  We  continue to pray for good news, and as you can see… so does Makoa!

3 Responses to “January 17th 2010”

  1. The Bretschneiders 18. Jan, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Lindsey–I love reading your updates. The photo of Makoa praying is priceless! It sounds as though things as eading in the right direction. He must truly be living up to his name! Our prayers will be with your family as you await Makoa’s test results this week. Mary B and all

  2. Jenny Hull 18. Jan, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Hi You Guys, Sounds like all is going well. I am so delighted to read that Makoa is feeding better. You are a fighter little one. We are praying for you all. Stay tough and keep fighting. It is the best thing a parent can do for their child. If the time presents itself for you all to see someone at Childrens I will always be available to help you. It hopefully will be as an outpatient!! I will call soon. If you need anything please let me know. My best, Jenny Hull

  3. Sharon Priddy 19. Jan, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    praying with you for great news!! and I love, love the videos…the smile, the singing and yes the dancing ;-}

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