Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Blessings!! (and prayer requests!)


Wow, I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since my last post. We have been so busy that it's hard to find time to update like I should but I am going to work on making this a priority since it is my only form of scrapbooking for my kiddies. Its so much fun to look back at my old posts and see how much my boys have changed. And let's face it, it's the only way I can remember things these days.

Well, this Christmas we have so much to be Thankful for and the first are these precious BOYS!!!
These photos were taken by my good friend, Micah Bolen.

I was so pleased at how great they turned out!

The next thing we are Thankful for is that on July 5th (Owen's Birthday) we are expecting a new addition! The 3rd and final Baby Jackson of the bunch!

Apparently we only make July babies! :)

We are very excited but also asking for prayers because we have had 3 miscarriages this past year and the doctors aren't sure what exactly is going on but think I have some sort of auto-immune disorder (such as Lupus) and are giving me prednesone to suppress my immune system and progesterone (actually, prometruim.....which apparently is a form of progesterone) to help stabilize the pregnancy. Today I am 12 weeks and go for a risk factor analysis tomorrow so please say a little prayer if you think about it.

Also, I believe in the power of prayer, so I would also like for you to pray for Sweet Owen. We found out he has no hearing in his right ear and are talking to ENT's about getting a Bone Anchor Hearing Aid (BAHA) put in. This is hard for us on so many levels but ultimately we want to do what is in the best interest of Owen. We are being referred to a new ENT who specializes in these and then I think we will go for a second opinion at MUSC just to make sure this is the right thing for Owens needs. We are also being accessed by Baby Net for Speech Therapy but so far I think he speaks very well for his age.

Ultimately, I want, for our family as a whole, whatever the Lord has in store for us. I pray that he guides us in what direction he wants us to go and I pray that we hear him when he calls. I also want to feel comfortable and confident in his decision for our lives. In fact, I want that for everyone I know... So many are struggling, but I hope that they are secure in the fact that the Lord is in control. That is my Biggest Christmas wish!
I hope everyone has a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year!