Removing My Shoes

11 Jan

Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I’m done plucking blackberries.  There is God all around us and we need to open our eyes.  Thank you to all of the people who are keeping Makoa and the Breeden ohana in your prayers.

A quick update…

I spoke with Tiffany and they have moved Makoa up to the 5th floor where all of the stable babies go.  This is of course great news!  The doctor with terrible bedside manners was actually very kind to Tiffany today, saying that he would help with getting us transferred.  He also said our little guy was looking MUCH stronger and it in fact may just be nutrition.  All of your prayers are working!!

It looks like the transfer may or may not happen, it all comes down to the insurance.  We are praying that if we are supposed to be at Children’s it happens, and if not, for God’s path to be shown to us.  We want the best care and if that is at Torrance than so be it.

We will be staying at Tiffany’s parents tonight so I will be able to see Makoa as well as Kaia and Nainoa.  I have dubbed the Glendale-Santa Monica-Torrance spread the “Triangle of Traffic” due to the distance between each.  I’m sure it will be a juggling act for the next few weeks, but our family and friends are a great help.  Thank you to all of those who have offered to help.  We really appreciate it!

4 Responses to “Removing My Shoes”

  1. Carl & Tam 11. Jan, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Glad to see the prayers are working! We are optimistic and hopeful that soon your family will be united. We pray these tough days will soon be a distant memory, replaced with giggles of three little Breedens playing together.

    Sorry we didn’t come over to see you last night. We both have lingering colds and didn’t want to risk passing anything to your family.

    Take care and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Stephanie Engelkins 11. Jan, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Such a great update to hear that Makoa was moved to the “stable baby” floor. I have checked your blog 5 times today, awaiting the good news that I just read.
    I have been thinking of your sweet baby boy every day.

    Lindsey, you have done a wonderful job on this blog giving updates, heart felt messages and thanks, not to mention posting the sweetest pictures of your son.

    Many blessings,

  3. Ginger Pinson 14. Jan, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Hi Lindsey and Tiffany,

    It’s Ginger, your mother’s college roomate sending some good wishes your way. Things sound like they are stablizing and I’m glad to see that you have the good sense to get some rest yourself. Stress is so hard on the body and Makoa will do so much better if you both relax and keep the faith, eat well and get as much sleep as you can. Take good care you are all in my prayers.



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