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

Friday, July 06, 2012

My Inspiration

John has never had it easy....yet he's never given up.  He works hard just to do the simple things in life that we all take for granted.....and he does it with a smile.  He goes to school all day followed by an hour of therapy (some days two hours.)  Sometimes new tasks come easy for him and others may take months/years but he is one determined little boy and because of his strength and his drive....he took 432 steps ALL BY HIMSELF!!!!!  He tells me to,  "Let go of my hand" or "Stand back".....and off he goes.  He is still unsteady at times (due to the severity of his brain bleed in his cerebellum) but I know in my heart that one day his walker will be a thing of the past.

I love you Johnboy!!!!!  You are such an inspiration and we could not be more proud of you.  Thank you for teaching us all to live in the present and to NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!!

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JaBLes Mommy said...

This post is beautiful! Way to go John!! You are truly an inspiration to all. Keep up the great work, and keep on smiling!! :)

Anonymous said...

I know how hard he has been working toward taking those steps. I have tears just thinking aboutit. Hopefully, you will have a video for us all to view. Way to go,John.
Love to all,
Aunt Holly

Kimberly said...

That is soooooooo awesome!! Hes doing great.


Katie said...

John you completey ROCK!!! I love you all.

Anonymous said...

John you are our "Hero", always giving 110% and often times even more. We are soooooooooo proud of you and your many accomplishments. Keep on chugging "little engine"!!!!!
Oodles of love, Grams & Papa