Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving! - Kelly

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Wow - do I have so much to be thankful for this year. It's funny but I am realizing how much perspective plays a part in our lives. Sometimes people are shocked when they come to the hospital and see that we are smiling. We even had one couple say "so... you don't just walk around in devastation all the time? " and the answer is "perspective".

Well - perspecitve mixed with the truth of God. what I mean is - perspecitve is easy when the truth of God is realized. The problem is how rarely the truth of God is realized in our world by God's people today. Don't get me wrong - I'm not all the sudden assuming that b/c I had a baby too early I have arrived and understand - but just that I am learning. I just get to share my learning with all of you! The truth of God says - He is right, He is in control, He has planned our days, He is faithful to complete, He is a healer, a teacher, He loves us, He will work all things for the good of those who are called.

Psalm 34, Psalm 40 - the truth of God. and right now this changes my perspective. So to the questions "how are you guys doing?, How is Kyle today?" I choose to answer from this perspective - from the truth of God burried deep with in me rather than from fear and despair that Satan tries to sew into my life. When I proclaim a good day with a smile on my face - it is b/c the truth of God drives my perspective. That is what I can cling to. So that is just food for thought that I have been thinking on.

We have so much to be thankful for just today with Kyle's update! Our doctors were actually smiling at us today as they gave kyle's report. They feel like he is doing some good things. His oxygen requirements are down, His saturation is up, His lung xray looked better today than it ever has! I mean these are all reasons to shout for JOY from the mountain tops! So please take time tomorrow (or today if you want) and thank God for the healing he is doing in Kyle! Thank him for the doctors and nurses that are being used in Kyle's life - they are AMAZING! Kyle had a good day!

So to our Father in Heaven THANK YOU! ALL GLORY AND HONOR FOREVER TO YOU GOD! and... to all of you Happy Thanksgiving!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kelly for taking time to share that great report about Kyle!! PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with quality time spent with your two "older" sons!

Still praying, still believing and still EXPECTING Kyle to be healed!
Candy Humber

hilarylarson said...

I do not even know you but have been asked by friends to pray for Kyle - your faith and family is a testimony & it is an honor to pray for you & your precious son. Happy Thanksgiving!

In his grace,

Hilary

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic post! It is so cool to read such authentic expressions that seem to always fixate on God's goodness and provision. I am encouraged greatly by your thoughts on 'perspective'. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Anonymous said...

God is so good! Happy Thanksgiving Sherrill family! The Roses

Ken said...

We are thankful to be able to witness what God is doing with Kyle and all of you! Thank you for sharing with us!

Shanna said...

John and Kelly Thank you for being such GREAT examples of how Christ children should be in times like these. It is so uplifting to see all the good that Kyle has already brought to your whole family, and the rest of the world! Through him I think that I am growing spiritually just reading the updates, so not only am I going to say thanks to the Lord today I would also like to say thanks to you and your family also. May God continue to Bless you on this journey he has laid out for you.

Love in Christ,
Shanna

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This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.

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