November 25, 2018

UPDATE (11/25/18)

Sorry for the few-day-hiatus…we’ve just been acclimating to home life again. I’ll keep this brief:

We are doing well. Beckett is doing great. It took a few days at home on oxygen to finally see some significant steps of improvement. Last night was the first night I was able to successfully turn off his oxygen while Leah happened to be back at work (I’m sure it made her a little nervous). We tried a few other times and he “failed” (as in, a noticeable drop in his sats). But not only did he hold his numbers last night…they were impressive. It looks like he’s finally turning the corner. We even went to church today on no oxygen. I still brought the portable tank since he had only been off for about 12 hours at that point, but he hasn’t needed it yet. We’re going to send him back to school tomorrow (which he’s really excited about) and hope he adjusts well back into our old rhythm.

As always, we really appreciate the support and encouragement. Soooo many of you have offered words of encouragement, prayer, a helpful hand, and even finances. It’s all so very humbling, and we are so grateful. And we are continually grateful for God’s hand and provision over our son and family. To be honest, it’s been a long six years (almost six years). Sometimes it feels like when we have gotten past all the challenges, a new unforeseen (yet familiar) challenge rears it’s ugly head. But God’s faithfulness and this amazing community of friends and family have consistently surrounded us. As much as I genuinely wouldn’t wish these “challenges” on anyone…ever…the blessing of seeing the best of humanity and God’s love from this perspective is a beautiful and rare gift.

We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. I know we have much to be thankful for and are truly excited to celebrate this next month together, at home, and as a family.

2 thoughts on “November 25, 2018

  1. Nicole says:

    Your updates and your writings are beautiful. I adore your little family. The boys are growing up so handsomely! Always in my heart and prayers- Nicole (Julia’s bff from Gaylord)

  2. Sharon Crigger-Stokan says:

    Thank you so much for thinking of us and keeping us updated on how things are in your family. I know it must be taxing, but we so appreciate it and it helps us to better know how to pray. So glad that Beckett’s sat numbers are good, praying that they continue and that he has a good day back in school. Be assured of continued prayers for you all!

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