October 3, 2016

UPDATE (10/3/16)
As I try to gather my thoughts heading into this week I am understandably filled with many different emotions. As I’ve said to many of our friends, we are trying to remain in the moment and be content for what we have today, but we are equally anxious and longing to have this surgery (this chapter) behind us.
Many of you know that Beckett’s last open-heart surgery is on Wednesday (10/5/16) this week. We will be going in tomorrow (10/4/15) for a bunch of pre-op stuff and are technically scheduled for surgery at 9:00am. As we’ve learned, these times are what they shoot for, but there is always room for delay. We will do our best to post updates throughout the day on Wednesday for those of you who would like to follow the progress. We are being told that the recovery is 7-10 days in the hospital, sooo….we’ll see how long he really takes. He’s a completely different boy this time around. He’s strong, brave and full of energy. We fully anticipate a smooth ride, but it isn’t difficult for our history/experience to creep in and plant unhealthy thoughts. Please pray for a smooth operation, peace, strength, patience, etc. Really, Galatians 5:22-23 would be great! 😏 
People have asked how they can help. To be honest, we’ve struggled with a response. There will be a lot of extra driving (gas) involved again, eating out (fortunate for my taste buds, unfortunate for my belly 😏), and significant loss of income from Leah not working…but, this doesn’t provide you all with a clear way to help. Your encouragement, prayer, and support is of most value to us, but if you’d like to be engaged in a more tangible way feel free to try and decipher our “concerns” above. I’m not asking for your money, but we do still have that option on this website. All of that money goes to his continual care and development.
Lastly, we still read every comment, and have been since we started this journey. Thank you all for your continued care and support. We have felt it and are extremely grateful. The new friends we’ve met through this journey, the old friendships rekindled, and even those of you we’ve never met…..thank you. I cannot wait for the day when Beckett will better understand the thousands of people who have cheered him on and cared deeply for his life and health. I am often overwhelmed by the support when I stop to think about it…so, again, thank you! We are almost there!
May the best days of our past, be the worst days of our future.
#GoBeckett

#ODAAT

5 thoughts on “October 3, 2016

  1. Della Hayes says:

    We will be praying!! May the LORD’s comfort and peace surround you! Praying for wisdom and endurance for all involved.

  2. Julie Heeter says:

    Will be praying for a safe, uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery. This little guy is special and God has big plans for him!

  3. Valerie House says:

    Beckett was on my heart and mind today, so I stopped and prayed for the surgical team, the hospital staff, for both of you, your family and friends, -and most of all for Beckett. I’ve followed his story since he was born. He’s very special to me. May God continue to bless you and keep you, to give you peace, strength, health and provision. 💕Valerie House (Gaylord)

  4. Mandy Cassidy says:

    Mrs. Bryant and I am thrilled to have him in our class. He brightens our day! We have already been praying for him and his doctors and will continue!

  5. Loni Leever says:

    Praying for your sweet boy!

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