12 Jan January 12th 2010
I found a little slice of Heaven tonight.
There is something so pure and magical about holding this little man in your arms. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is such a sense of peace and calm when you hold Makoa, it’s truly amazing. I hope that each and everyone of you have the opportunity to share in this experience.
After spending the entire day at the hospital, Tiffany went home around five to go have dinner with the kids. I weaved my way over to Torrance after work and was able to spend a few hours with Makoa simply laying on my chest. It was a wonderful bonding moment for the two of us and I was so glad to spend some time with him, playing songs, and talking to him. His spirit is so strong, it overwhelms me.
As for Makoa, he seems to be improving everyday. We still have a few genetic tests that we are waiting on results for, so we continue to pray that those come back normal. Ultimately, we are very hopeful that what ails him can be cured with a little food and a little love. We can see him getting a little stronger each time we hold him now, he even lifted his head off Tiffany this afternoon when we was resting on her. There are all of these little things that he’s starting to do that really makes us believe that he is going to be just fine.
He’s very photogenic as you can tell by this picture. Although his eyes are closed here, he has been opening them for short spurts of 20 minutes at a time. There is nothing better than looking into that little man’s in the eyes, it always puts a big smile on your face.
That brings me to this blog and what it is doing for Makoa. Not only has it been extremely cathartic for both Tiffany and myself, but it’s been amazing to see the overwhelming response we’ve received from our friends and family. As I’ve said before, I am a believer in the positive power of prayer. I read Makoa his prayers every night before I leave his side. He always lets out a little quiver or sigh.
It’s wonderful getting to share Makoa’s story with all of you, joining together in prayer, and most importantly bringing glory to God. His grace continues to amaze me, and I’m so thankful to be able to share our journey with you.