Saturday, June 19, 2010

Feelin' the Love

All three kings had some fun today. . . William and Edmund monkeyed around with Daddy and Uncle Matt:

. . . and we took them to see the Karate Kid.

Meanwhile, Henry had Grammy and Paw Paw (my parents) all to himself.  They are heading home tomorrow and will be missed so much.  I don't know what we would have done without them . . . they are a huge source of strength and support.  Here's Henry giving them some thank you hugs and kissies:

We have been blessed beyond measure by the love and support of family and friends.  From the local visitors bringing immediate needs like phone chargers, clean clothes, an extra car . . . to those offering coffee and "please-come-now-on-call-friend-therapy" . . . to the visitors from afar (Louisiana, California, Ohio) . . . we have felt so loved and cared for. THANK YOU for the meals, the babysitting, the cards and gifts, the packages for our big boys . . . all of these things - the many ways you are filling needs before we even have time to realize them - have been such an encouragement to us.  I'm so thankful for the connection to people online as we continue to spend lonely nights here in the hospital.  Above all, thank you for your prayers.  We do believe that God has heard the cries of His people asking to heal Henry.  Of course there is no way to actually measure prayer, but I have a sense that this effort was enormous.  I do believe all continents are accounted for save Antarctica (please, Antarcticans, correct me if I'm wrong).  And this vision of people in all parts of the world collectively sending up pleas for our boy . . . it brings me to tears.  We love him so much.  He is a gift and a miracle.


  1. henry looks GREAT in the photos - I hope to see he is going home soon and continuing to feel more himself!!! so happy that things have turned around so well and that you guys are all doing MUCH BETTER!!!! :)

  2. Oh, I am undone and words seem small to describe how thankful my heart is to the Lord for being able to watch this incredible miracle that He has done.

    I love that picture of him giving kisses, so precious!

    Emily Kulhawick
    Copley, Ohio

  3. Happy Father's Day! I am sure Scott can think of no better Father's Day gift than Henry's miracle!
    What darling pictures of Henry with your parents, Kara!
    I continue to pray for all of you as you look forward to Henry going home! May God continue to bless you all.....and give you strength and wisdom to face all He has in the past.
    God bless you, Kara, Scott, Henry, William, and Edmund....and all of your family.

  4. Kara, the pictures of your family having so much fun are heartwarming.
    I so enjoyed the pictures of Henry giving Grammy and Paw Paw hugs and kisses!
    This is nothing short of a miracle and gift from God. I am keeping you all in prayer as Henry goes home and for the strength that you need to face all challenges ahead. God bless you all!

  5. What amazing photos of your Henry! He looks like a great hugger. So glad he's feeling better! You will still be in my prayers as you head home! take care,

    Susan M