January 12th 2010

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.

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  • Aunt Pat and Uncle George
    Posted at 07:40h, 13 January

    What a beautiful picture, Daddy and son. Little Makoa wrapped in the warmth of Grammy’s Blanket and the loving arms of his Dad. Your notes have been an inspiration to all of us. Our hearts cry with you and yes we have tears of Joy to hear of the progress your little man is making. We are so proud of you and Tiffany and your whole family – what a picture of true love – and you are giving all the glory and honor to our Lord – the love of the father there is no greater love. His grace is sufficient, he is faithful, trust in him. We pray for you continuously. We love you, Aunt Pat and Uncle George
    Aunt Pat and Uncle George

  • Pete
    Posted at 08:52h, 13 January

    This is all great news Linds. The Peralta clan is thinking of guys all the time, and we say a prayer for Makoa before bedtime. Hang in there little Makoa! Be Fearless!

  • Aimee
    Posted at 09:18h, 13 January

    Big gushes of happiness!

  • Vanessa & Ryan
    Posted at 09:41h, 13 January

    We are so THRILLED that he continues to grow stronger and healthy everyday! We haven’t stopped praying for him each day and will continue to do so! Linds and Tiff, it is so wonderful to be able to see God working in ALL of our lives through Makoa’s little life, and we are so thankful that you have allowed us to share in your journey and hope during this challenging time. We know that Makoa could not have been born into a more loving, supportive family than yours and are SO inspired by the strength and love that has poured out for “your little man”. We continue to pray for peace, comfort, and strength for the journey for you both. Many blessings to you… Vanessa + Ryan

  • Kim Todd
    Posted at 09:49h, 13 January

    Thank you keeping us posted so we can pour our hearts out to God and ask him for specific healing. My prayers also go out to you as well for continued strength, patience, and peace. What a blessing you have, and God is right there with you. Stay strong and positive!!

    Love,
    Kim Todd (John and Dianne’s daughter)

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