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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Every Good and Perfect Gift is From Above...



The title of my post tonight is from James 1:17. This is the bible verse that we chose for Ethan's Birth Announcements. During our pregnancy when we found out about Ethan's health issues we knew that no matter what the outcome we would love our son as much as we love his brother and sisters because just as God had given us three other beautiful perfect children, He was blessing us with HIS perfect creation.

Ethan has come so very far since that scary day last summer when he was safe and protected still growing inside of me and doctors told us that he was a very sick little boy and a decision would need to be made about his future. That decision was not up to us or his doctors, it was God's decision. He was our perfect gift from above and God had blessed our family with him.

Mrs. Vicki is our Occupational Therapist from Early Intervention that comes to our home twice a month. She is amazing and Ethan just lights up when he sees her. She is also a Gift from God and is helping Ethan become a strong little boy. She is so great with him, she has taught us all kinds of little "tricks" to help along the way. Sometimes I feel like a brand new Mama with him even though I have done this three times before. But his determination and will keep me going every day. He is amazing.

Tonight he started holding his bottle all by himself for the very first time. He has not had the strength in his arms or the coordination to do this alone but he practices every day and tonight he did it all by himself. He knows, he knows just how special he is and how proud of him Mama and Daddy Ham are - we see it in his great big blue eyes.

Here are some pictures of Mrs. Vicki and our Sweet Ethan...


Ethan is so excited when Mrs. Vicki comes to play with him!
I love how is looking up at her and paying such close attention to her.
Ok, Mrs. Vicki, it's my turn to play the drum...see I can do it!

Our next trick is learning to crawl.....

All that hard work with Mrs. Vicki - Ethan had to take a nap with his big sister Anna Claire...

1 comment:

The Neffs said...

Love that verse! What a testimony. Thanks for sharing! So true...Have a blessed weekend! Ginger