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Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

small miracles

This week has been full of small miracles.... I thought that I would share a few...
#1-Two nights this week Alex slept seven hours straight... which meant two nights in row that I had consecutive sleep too. This is a little scary because I wake a little frantic that he didn't wake me and I didn't check on him, but the sleep was good. Now all I need is to remember all the exact steps in getting him to do it again....
#2-Ry and I put together a job chart that I love and so does she. She is currently putting away all her toys, brushing her teeth, making her bed, putting away the silverware from the dishwasher, and getting dressed with out complaints on the outfit. This is huge business for a three year old.
#3- Jeff was able to finish a bunch of projects that make our home so nice and make him feel better too. Like cleaning the garage. Most of you know how OCD he is. Having a clean garage makes Jeff very happy.
#4-I stumbled upon a great deal at Old Navy and bought a pair of jeans for $6.00 (important to me to clothe my huge behind while I loose the baby weight)
#5- A sweet friend mailed us a note of encouragement and a sum of $. This is so amazing. Thank you so so much, we understand that this might be a burden on your budget, it may have been your lunches for a while, it could have been your date, it may have been that little extra you need to "get by", but to think of us and take the time to mail it is priceless. (We don't know who this is from... we have thought it to be so many of you, because we have such wonderful and loving friends)
#6 Today is fast Sunday. The day before our next appointment with cardiology. That so many of our friends have fasted in behalf of our family and if we ask, in behalf of our friends. We feel comforted knowing that we will be accompanied by angles tomorrow.
#7 I found the seat that attaches to the table so that Alex can be part of dinner...
#8 I finally get to wear sweaters again.
#9 Ryleigh is so loving and helpful and energetic, that she is healthy and strong.
#10 That I am very eager to be genuinely nice, helpful, and loving to everyone I meet because it makes me closer to my Savior.

6 comments:

Carolyn Q said...

Brynn,
As I read through your list of small miracles. . .my eyes watered up because you have #10 down packed. You are by far the most caring, loving, and geniune person I have encountered for some time. You are such a great example to everyone around you. I feel it's a privledge to get to know you.

Anonymous said...

Brynn- IT seems like forever since we have talked. I check your blog daily. Tuesday of this week Bryson will be one year old. I wasn't sure we would ever see this day with him. So as you rejoice in your miracles this week; we too are rejoicing in ours. It is so great to stop and take time to count our blessings. Alex looks great and we hope to see you this Saturday.
Take Care
Jennylin

Angie said...

Brynn! I have to tell you I absolutely adore you and your adorable little family! You and Jeff are so positive and helpful to everyone in the ward! I am grateful to know you and your little family. I will pray for you and little Alex that tomorrow goes well!

Many Hugs!
Angie

Ashton's Family said...

I just wanted to let you know that Alex and your family are in my daily prayers. I am so anxious to know what the cardiologist has to say.

Nathan

Christina said...

We are thinking of and praying for your family today and hope that all goes well in Alex's appointment. Your #10 has blessed our lives and helped us as we struggled to understand/cope with our Jacob's heart condition. Thank you for being so wonderful!
Love,
The Davis'

Marti said...

I hope everything goes well at the doc's. I fasted for Alex yesterday...Nic would have, but the stuff from Laggon was still hanging around on Sunday! Thanks for the fun date the other night. You guys are great friends and really fun to hang out with!