I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord
Psalm 27: 13-14

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Updates updates updates...

 Chillin' after an afternoon nap.
 My hockey boy!!  Makes hockey out of ANYTHING!!  Look at that swing and follow through!!!!  He ROCKS!!

 "If Papa's shoes are good enough for him...then they are good enough for me!"

How's that for a Starbucks plug!!  Evan just wishes there was actually something IN it!  hee hee hee

So, it has been a while.  Life has been so crazy this last while that I'm finding it hard to update as much as I used to. 
We are finishing our basement, so it has been pure chaos!  Drywalling, taping, mudding, now spraying the ceilings and walls.  Fireplace is being finished off.
LOTS happening, and lots of noise and dust and...did I mention chaos?!
So Evan and I have been staying at my parents a LOT.  We have been here the past couple of days with all the sanding going on.  I didn't want Evan in all that.  He doesn't need to be inhaling all that junk!
Plus all the noise makes naps impossible...and that just won't do!
We are lucky we have a place to go!!
However...we miss home.  It's tough being away from Brett and the dogs, and tough to feel unsettled.  But it's for the benefit of Evan's health, and it should be over soon.
Why we never finished the basement with the upstairs...we've been shaking our heads on that one!!
That will never happen again!!

Evan has been doing great.  He has had a runny nose for a couple of days and a bit of a cough...but his spirits sure haven't slowed down at all!!  He is still ALL GO GO GO!!  There is no slowing my boy down!
As you can see in the above picture with him swinging away!  My hockey ADDICT!  LITERALLY!
Tonight I bought him a couple of hockey books for his age...and he "read" to me over and over. 
It went like this..."hockey...ummmm, hockey" (page turned) "HOCKEY....ummmmm, hockey".
Yup...he is ALL about hockey!! 

Yesterday Evan had his NICU follow up and a hearing test.  The hearing test was all normal so no need for follow ups with that.  Then while we waited to see his NICU doc Evan ran the halls in his sweater, diaper and socks...playing...you guessed it...HOCKEY.  And I kid you not...residents were all dropping jaws and asking "HOW old is he!!!!"
Evan had another glowing review.  He is in all normal growth rates for his UNcorrected age.  So that's awesome!!!  We don't have to go back for another year.
He is STILL stuck at 23 pounds...but it isn't a concern because of his height and how active he is.

We did some visiting while we were at the hospital.  Saw some of the NICU nurses, and our loved NICU liason.  It's always so emotional walking through those doors, and being flooded with the memories of each of those days!  And seeing parents who are there now, going through the emotions and fears that each NICU parent is familiar with...that's tough.
And as Evan and I were leaving, I saw so many kids who are dealing with major disabilities...and there it was again...the reminder of the life Zac would have lived...had he survived on this earth.  And my forever confusion of WHY it ever had to happen at ALL?!
My heart will forever break.

Our boys...ALL our children...are such a blessing to us.
We are blessed with how well Evan is doing!  He is a living miracle.  And he has a strength that puts me to shame!  I am so blessed to be his mommy.  And I know that I have so much to learn from him, with him and through him.

It is always such a joy to be able to give such wonderful reports on how Evan is doing.
He is growing so fast.  Learning so much.  Doing all the things that a toddler does!
He has such spirit, such personality, such wisdom for one so little!
He blows me away.
He humbles me.
He heals me.
He shows me that laughter can be easy :)  And with him...IT IS!!

Even though my heart will always ache...it will also always love!

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for a great update!!! I love that he loves hockey as much as he does. I don't know anything about hockey (other than I imagine it's pretty cold in the arena!) but he looks like a pro in the making in that picture!!!!!!

    TOTALLY feeling you on the basement renovation...John has FINALLY finished...but there's drywall dust all over the house STILL. And it doesn't matter how often I dust or clean, it's just non-stop and comes out of nowhere...I'll be glad for you when it's all done and you guys don't have to keep bailing!