Sunday, January 10, 2010

Great is thy faithfulness...those are the words that enter my mind over and over the past few days. Despite the wretched circumstances, God is faithful! We are enjoying our little peanut (his nickname) so much, each moment is precious. Hezekiah is doing well still except for 2 areas. His open head is showing signs of infection, it appears to only be surface so we are treating it with an antibiotic. He is not uncomfortable and he does not seem to mind it at all. He puts on quite a show for us when I change his head dressing. His face lights up with a huge smile and he coo's loudly to us, it amazes us and we relish it. He also smiles when we touch his sweet face and chin. He has the most perfect, cute, adorable, little lips :) Hezekiah also is dehydrated, his mouth inside is very small so we are feeding him with a syringe. I have started to feed him 6 ml every hour to make sure he is getting nourishment. It takes a 1/2 hour to feed him as I can only give him a little bit at a time so he does not choke. He takes it well although this evening he seemed to struggle with it a bit. We are praying those 2 issues do not cause him any trouble and that we can take care of them quickly. We continue to pray for Hezekiah to suffer no pain. We do not know how long he will be with us but we feel so blessed to have this precious child in our care. His is SO loved by us all!

On Saturday when we arrived home we gave the children their gifts from Hezekiah. We always buy the children a gift from the baby and I am so thankful Hezekiah came home so we could do that. After the children opened their gifts Ken walked over to me and handed me a package and said "This is from Hezekiah". I was surprised because we do not normally buy gifts for one another from the baby. I opened it and it was a Mother's ring shaped like a heart with Hezekiah's birth stone in it. I was trying so hard not to cry but I could not help but weep. And OH how it hurt my incision to cry but that gift was priceless. I have got a great man, so thoughtful!

I am recovering well although I am not getting the sleep I need. It does not appear it will get better anytime soon with Hezekiah being fed every hour but I would not have it any other way.
We appreciate your prayers, comments, and love. In time we will respond to everyone but for now we are enjoying every moment with our son. We thank you for understanding.


  1. Michele,

    Thank you for taking the time to send updates through your blog. We are praying for Hezekiah and for your and your family at every meal and when we tuck the kids in at night.

    Thank you for your honesty in your posts, sharing your joys and sorrows, and for your testimony of how the Lord has answered prayers. I have been reading them to my children, and it is beautiful to see how He is using this situation to get to their hearts and strengthen their faith.

    You are loved :)

    Sarah (from All Saints, currently living in Japan)

  2. Thank you Michele for the time spent letting us know how your days are progressing. I am so moved every time i read about you and your faith regarding these circumstances. We also pray for you often throughout the day. You are are all of your children and hubby here! We will hopefully get to see each other face to face this yr and re connect on a closer level. ;) I will continue to pray for these issues you mention in the blog. Enjoy your ever so much Autumn..and fam :)

  3. Dearest Michele, I am praying for you and your family nonstop! Thank you for your heartfelt blogs and letting us know how Hezekiah is doing. I am praising the Lord for the time you have to spend with your precious son. I am good friends with Jenny Fretz and live in the adjoining house on my farm with her parents. If I can help you in anyway, please let me know. I am a stay-at-home mom of a two year old and can cook, clean or help with your children if you ever need a hand. We attend LCBC. I would love to do anything for you that I can!
    With much love and prayers,
    Paula Snavely

  4. Michele,

    Thank you so much for writing about what is happening with Hezekiah and your family. I continue to pray for you and am so encouraged by your faith and your openess. Much love and blessings,


  5. Michele, you are such a true testament of God. I am so encouraged by your faith and willingness to share your ups and downs with everyone. Thank you for taking the time to do that. Your beautiful angel is such a blessing. I pray daily for you and your strength to continue in the days, weeks, months to come. I am hear for you and your family if there is anything that you need. Love and Hugs to all!

  6. Just directed here to pray for you from the Homeschool Lounge. He is answering your prayers, eve if they aren't always the answers you want. He is using this miracle blessing, and I can't wait until He reveals to you little glimpses of the 'why'?

    I've been blessed enough to have been shows several 'whys' for my loss, and I pray He does the same for you once Hezekiah is called home. In the mean time, my prayers are for peace and mercy, for all of you.

  7. Michele, I hope you don't mind - I mentioned your story to my friends at Homeschool Lounge. We have an online support group for homeschooling, and the ladies there pray for each other and were a huge encouragement to me when I had a miscarriage in 2007.

    Thanks again for your blog. Please let me know if there is anything I can do, even though I'm far away at the moment.

  8. Michelle,
    I am praying for you and your family, you are a wonderful testimony for trust and faith in our Lord to all who will read your post. And I pray the Lord will reward you and your family with a reason why for your non wavering trust and faith in Him. God Bless you and your entire family.