This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29.11
I know all parents are excited when their child begins to read but when you have a child who's had a massive brain bleed and were told he'd be a vegetable with no quality of life, it's that much GREATER!!!!! MY BOY CAN READ!!! And just now as we were stopped at a red light, John looked out the window and said, "Momma! That sign says, John!" And sure enough, it said his name on it.
John, you inspire me to be a better person. To love unconditionally. To make the best of everything. To be proud of who I am. To hold my head up high. To laugh constantly. To live life to the fullest. And to never give up.....no matter how high that hill might seem or how difficult that obstacle may appear. You've proved that anything is possible and we are all better people because of you.
You are my hero and I thank you for all that you have taught me. I feel privileged to call you my son!
A post about his equally amazing sister is coming up next!
Yippee!!!!!!! Fall is FINALLY here. We are so excited for this cooler weather and cannot wait for family bike rides.
The kids are doing wonderful...
We are still waiting to see two of the neurosurgeons recommended at PCH and will update when that happens.
Poor Hope is cutting all four of her molars at the same time:( Not a happy girl. She is also getting VERY close to walking. She will walk holding onto one of our hands and has even taken a few steps independently!
On another note, I keep telling myself to write down all of the funny things that John says so I won't forget. Here are a few off the top of my head...
During prayers one night last week he says, "Thank you God for my Big Momma!"
And then the other day Daddy was talking to the kids and he said, "John, sissy is a monkey (her nickname) and you are a goose (his nickname.)" John says, "No, Daddy! I am a monkey." So Jamie says, "What is sissy then?" And John says, "She's a princess!"
Ahhhhhh! I love my kids, I love my life and I still wake up each morning feeling like the luckiest girl around! Well, most mornings that is:)