Friday, March 7, 2008
Aren't I handsome and studious looking in my new glasses?! Mommy and I went to have them fitted for me yesterday. I don't like it when she is trying to put them on my face, but once they are on I'm really good about keeping them on. Well, most of the time! Mommy has a new nick-name for me now, like I needed another one! She calls me Ralphie. I guess it comes from a movie called "A Christmas Story", one of the family's favorite movies. So, I guess it's O.K. to be called that since everyone really likes the boy in that movie. But then Caleb started to call me another name. Simon, from "Alvin and the Chipmunks." I'm not so sure about this name, but what's a little fella like me to do about it? Anyway, I can see a whole lot better with them on! Mommy says that I'm following objects a little better and I really stare at things now like I'm shocked to see something. I didn't realize the world had so much to see! I knew it was loud though, living with my brothers!
Mommy says she's so proud of me! I also went to the pulmonologist yesterday. The doctor said that my lungs sounded "Awesome!" He also said that he's surprised that I haven't gotten sick or been in the hospital this season. I guess it's the worst cold and flu season in a long time, according to him. He told my mommy to just keep up what we are doing because it's working! I guess this means I'm stuck in the house longer. Oh Well! Oh, I haven't had any more seizures either! I even got to go down on my Phenobarb medicine and I'm still seizure free since January! Mommy is REALLY happy about this! You wouldn't believe how much more relaxed she is because of it!
By the way, my big brother had a birthday yesterday! Jacob turned 12! He's so old! Mommy says that there is no way that she could possibly have a 12 year old, but he really is! My Grandma Doty also had a birthday this week, but I won't tell you how old she is. I guess you're not supposed to say how old ladies are after a certain age. It doesn't make much sense to me, but I guess I'll follow the rules! My Great Grandma Pylman is having her birthday next week and my big brother Caleb will turn 5 at the end of March! Boy! I guess we'll be having lots of fun around here! Happy Birthday to all of you!
Thanks for all your prayers for me! I really appreciate them and all the love that's been shown to my family! Mommy says she has a few things to add, so...Bye for now!
I wanted to let you know that I've added a new blog to the sidebar. It's about a family who has lost two babies soon after birth, the most recent a boy named Asher. I have been touched by reading their site and feel that I'm learning a lot by reading it. I have learned more about the fact that life is short and that we should all stop taking things for granted. I've also learned that we all complain WAY too much, if we just look around we'd find someone a whole lot worse off than ourselves! I've also learned even more that God is merciful and His grace sustains! Please add this family to your prayers!
I also want to share a little of what we heard in church this week. I'll start by saying that as humans we feel we need to be in control and that we fear way too much. I know I do! We learned that the ONLY thing that we should fear is the fear of sinning against God. God has the rest under control! We need to leave it all to Him and glorify in that God will never leave us, nor forsake us! He'll never leave us even in our hardest struggles or when we are being the worst that we can be. So, we should all try to strive to glorify Him in ALL that we do, knowing that He is always here for us! "Press towards that Goal!"
"For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation." Luke 1:49-50
Have a great weekend! We are going to try, but we are starting to remodel our kitchen. So, I'm sure I'll be a little stressed with the mess and not having a kitchen for awhile. Especially, with all the medications that I prepare for Gavin in there! I know it will be worth the aggrivation in the end though!
Love, Alicia and Family