Monday, March 2, 2009


The past few months and now these couple of weeks since Bryson has been born have just been so quick. I can't believe he's already two weeks old, and I know I will be looking back at this in a few months wondering how those passed so quickly as well.

A year ago, if you told me that I would be sitting here with a new baby, I would have thought you were nuts! We were not planning on this little guy, and yet here he is. I comment to Ricky all the time that God knew what we needed. He knew we needed Bryson in ourl ives, and He would take care of us, because it was in His plan.

A few months ago, I had no baby clothes, no diapers, no baby stuff at all. I am now sitting in this house surrounded by baby clothes, tons of diapers and wipes, and all the baby accessories that come along with having a baby. God has provided for us in so many ways, and He blessed us with some amazing people! People have given us new things, people have given us used things. We have been blessed by wonderful people bringing the most delicious meals. I just can't tell you how overwhelmingly blessed I feel. My boys even commented how nice it was that people brought us dinner. I told them that we had to do the same thing for people when they needed dinner brought to them.

I just want to say thanks to everyone who has done something for us. Whether you gave us some gently used clothes, found me a swing on Craigslist (Kelly V.), or made us a fabulous dinner, "Thank You!" I know that God has taken care of us through you, and we feel truly blessed. It is so nice to get to spend extra time with your family and someone brings you dinner. You get to visit with your friends a little, show them the baby, and then dig in!!

Also, thank you to those of you who prayed for Bryson's jaundice. It reached 20.3 last Saturday, but it went down to 19.6 on Sunday, and they allowed us to stay home. We got to be here for Braden's 9th birthday instead of the hospital. His jaundice has almost disappeared. I'm sure there's probably a little pinch of it in his face, but he's much better. We go today for his 2-week checkup. I can't believe 2 weeks have flown by! Our new prayers are for health. Measles, chicken pox, and the good ol' flu and stomach bug are making their way through the kids' school, and I am so worried! We pray over Bryson often, and I am even praying for all of the rest of us. It would be nuts to have that going on as well.

For those of you wondering about me being a hermit, I promise it won't be forever. I'm trying to keep Bryson under lockdown for a while. All of my kids had RSV. Ashton spent 4 days in the hospital when he was 7 months old with pneumonia, and Kanton now has asthma. We are just trying to be super careful. It seems like our boys catch this stuff easily. Thanks for everything, and I hope that you are blessed just like you all have blessed us!!


Becky said...

You are such a sweetheart! This is a great post sharing your blessings and your gratitude to God for how His people have cared for you all!
I soooo loved seeing and holding and loving on that baby!!! I'll come do it anytime! I understand keeping him in! I just like to pick on you.....a little something I've probably learned from you! :o) Anna had RSV and it landed her at Hermann Children's in Houston it was so bad so, I understand!!
Love ya!

Kathleen said...

By all means, stay in quarantine and just love on that baby. Hold him as much as you can b/c they get big way too quick! I miss when I could hold my little man all day without my arms aching.:) Your Bryson is just precious!

Kelly said...

They do grow all too quickly. My little man is already 10 months old. What a neat post. I can't wait to see him when I bring dinner next week!

brickmomma said...

Yay- I get to see him on Friday-

Aren't blessings from friends unbelieveable? It is amazing what a community does when it bonds together to help its own. CBC is a wodnerful community to be a part of!