We were so excited when some friends of ours designed a t-shirt to help raise money for their mission organization in Myanmar. We love what they are doing in Myanmar and we love supporting them. Some of my children hope to serve and minister in Myanmar some day. Although the t-shirt is speaking of THE Lion- our God! We also thought it was a fun representation of Charlie (our lion-heart) moving home and getting better. SO to support mission Myanmar and to celebrate God’s faithfulness towards Charlie and his homecoming we got one for each person in our family. We will wear them the day Charlie comes home (July 18th). If you would like to help us celebrate God’s faithfulness and support a really great mission in Myanmar, you can order them on Amazon. The link is below:
How can you resist? If you like, you can even mimick this fashion statement with one white and one red sock!
David is also organizing a run/walk race to raise money for mission Myanmar. The race is JULY 30th at 8:15 am in Elizabeth, CO. This race will help raise support to provide the four M’s in Myanmar: Mercy, Meals, Music, and Medicine. To sign up to run or to sponsor a runner go to http://www.miles4myanmar.com. If you would like to volunteer to help with the race or have any questions, email David at email@example.com
In this picture Charlie was doing a really good job on his tummy lifting his head. With those cheeks, you can imagine that it is a real workout. His physical therapist is amazing and really knows how to lovingly challenge Charlie. This past week she brought another PT with her who wrote the book on gross motor development for Down syndrome children. She was very impressed with Charlie and gave us some good ideas for things we can do to help Charlie develop more strength and abilities.
Charlie has been doing very well. We are moving right along on the path for discharge. We received an infant CPR class and had fun acting out emergency situations. Charlie’s daddy couldn’t be shaken! He always was good in emergency situations. Then they put Bob, Savannah, David, Sarah, Dan, I and I in a room with our home equipment and let us figure out how to put together all of our own home equipment…it was like a Lego project- we had a lot of fun!
-THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT NEED TO COME TOGETHER FOR OUR HOME TRANSITION THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL. PLEASE PRAY THAT ALL WOULD FALL INTO PLACE SO THAT OUR DISCHARGE IS NOT POSTPONED BY A WEEK.
-PRAY FOR COMFORT FOR CHARLIE AS HE IS TEETHING.
-PRAY FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION FOR CHARLIE FROM HOSPITAL BUGS AND INFECTION.
-PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY AS WE EXERCISE PATIENCE IN THIS FINAL STRETCH
If you can count the number of rings hanging on our wall, you will find that we have 16 days until we drive our precious little boy HOME! YES! That’s right, we’ve been given an official discharge date, July 18th. It is quite surreal and I do keep pinching myself…our WHOLE family will be together again for the first time in 10 1/2 months. What a delight it will be. We have been busy on the ninth floor with lot’s of training, gaining independence with all the details of Charlie’s care, visiting with LIVE animals for the first time… (This is a volunteer dog that visits children in the hospital. Bob grew up with this breed and I know he will be happy to know it was the first dog Charlie saw!)
Taking tub baths for the first time…
Going to a play-group where Charlie saw other babies for the first time!…
AND rolling over- despite all of his accessories!
Charlie rolled all the way over in the night so he could view his aquarium- Thanks Tara!
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR GUT HEALING, LESS OUTPUT, MORE DIGESTION, WISDOM AND PROVISION FOR OUR NEEDS AT HOME.