February 7th 2010

February 7th 2010

It’s only appropriate that we get to bring Makoa home on God’s day.  Exactly one month and two days after Makoa entered the NICU at Torrance Memorial, he has joined our family at our home in Glendale.  It has been extremely difficult and challenging, but unbelievably rewarding at the same time.  I feel like the richest man in the world today, not only for the many fruits of life that God has bestowed on my family, but merely sitting on the couch at with Makoa on my chest.  We are truly blessed!

I would like to say a special thank you to Stacey, Julie, Liz, Amanda, and the rest of the NICU nursing staff for their amazing support of our family.  Also the doctors at Torrance Memorial for always looking out for Makoa and really caring about his progress.  Most of all, I’d like to thank all of you whom have been praying for us, offering to help,and supporting us throughout.  It’s above and beyond anything we could have ever expected and while I hope to repay the favor someday, for now I simply say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

We took a bunch of videos today so I thought we’d cut the chatter and just let you watch and share in our joy.  We are very aware that there will still be challenges ahead, but we are ready to take them head-on.  I will continue to update this blog regularly so please check back often.

This is Stacey.  She’s just the best!

The Breeden Ohana together at last!

  • Jenny Hull
    Posted at 22:53h, 07 February

    CONGRATULATIONS!! You all made it. Welcome home Makoa. You are sure a great little warrior. Now is your time to grow and thrieve. We are so proud of you all, especially Tiffany and Lindsey. Who knows what the future holds, but you do know you have the strength to get through it together. Our best to you all. Jenny and Josie

  • The Kalama Ohana
    Posted at 23:47h, 07 February

    Tears in my eyes…big smile on my face…precious!!!

    Posted at 08:22h, 08 February

    the third message is a charm.. I can barly type as the tears are flowing.. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for the videos they made us feel that we were sharing the joyful return home and reunion with you all.. I love your family and I know Makoa couldn’t be in better hands.. One day at a time, and You will all done fine.. loving you from Reno with all our hearts.. there are no words to express our joy for you…xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Aimee & Mike
    Posted at 08:34h, 08 February

    Yeah!! So beautiful! How wonderful to see you all together at home! Kaia and noah sure love their little brother! What is it they are calling him (a cute nickname)?! Welcome home Breeden Family! XOXO

  • Tami Ellett
    Posted at 08:59h, 08 February

    I’ve been looking forward to this post… and sitting here with tears of joy streaming down my face. Welcome home, Makoa! Can’t wait to meet you.
    Carl & Tam

  • Christie
    Posted at 10:13h, 08 February

    These are some of the most precious videos ever! Your family is all together. I love Nainoa’s face when you asked who the big brother is. What a joyful day! Congrats guys.

  • liz ferris
    Posted at 13:21h, 08 February

    Tiffany and Lindsey, HI!!!!!!!!!! I just came back to work today after being gone close to 2 weeks so I didn’t get to say good-bye. Actually I didn’t even know Makoa’s diagnosis. I am so sorry to hear he has Prader Willi- my heart goes out to you; truly. But I have this feeling that there is something very very special about that boy and even tho he (and you all) are going to have incredible challenges in this life, he is going to enrich your family in ways only our Lord can come up with. The pictures you posted are absolutly beautiful- Makoa is so darling- i cant’t believe that one pic in which he’s actually smiling! Your other kids are so sweet as well. Wish we could have had the opportunity to meet them. I am glad the whole family is finally together.
    I was so touched that you mentioned me in your blog – thank you and, i guess i should say, you’re welcome. I won’t soon forget you and i will enjoy visiting your blog now and then to see how everything is going. God Bless all of you. LOve, Liz

  • Heather Henry
    Posted at 14:17h, 08 February

    I am so happy for all of you. It is so neat that Kaia & Nainoa were finally able to meet their little bro, I loved being able to see that! Welcome home Makoa!

  • Stephanie Engelkins
    Posted at 18:34h, 08 February

    Congrats to Makoa and the whole Breeden Family. The videos are precious along with the photos. I have followed your blog daily and I am so happy to see that you are all together again. What a beautiful family you have been blessed with.

    Stephanie (Aunt Tam’s sister in Colorado)

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