Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Friday, November 16, 2007

Nights - The Nanny Chronicle

While John and Kelly have been speaking of the dark night of the soul, there is a certain element of that which is true for Jadon and Jack as well. Even though they are only 5 and 2, they are living through all of this too. They may not have the same emotions that John and Kelly have, but they have very real moments when they understand that their lives are different.

Nights seem to be the hardest. Especially for Jadon. Once he has been kissed goodnight, and the story has been read. Once his prayers have been said, he begins to ask questions. And sometimes they are hard ones. Tonight he cried and said he missed his mommy and daddy really bad. He asked why he had to have little brothers. He wasn't saying he didn't want little brothers. He was saying with as much emotion as he could muster, that he missed his mom and dad, and he just wanted them. I think for him, it is his dark night. On top of that, his teddy bear was lost and he was sleeping with a substitute bear.

Then at just the right moment (he must have a special "rescue" gene or something), Zack arrived. The last time Jadon had a tough night, Zack showed up. Maybe it's a super hero power (Jadon's are goo and shrink, in case you wondered.) Anyway, Zack found the missing bear. Jadon curled up into a little ball, hugging his bear, smiled and said, "Good night." As I left the room he said, "Miss Carol? Will you ask my mom to wake me up when she gets home so I can tell her what I got out of the treasure box at school?" I assured him I would. He smiled and drifted off to sleep.

Don't forget to pray for Jadon and Jack. Don't forget that this is hard for them too. Jack doesn't know how to put it into words, but I am sure he misses his mom and dad as much as Jadon does. Pray for peace in their little hearts and minds. Pray for unexpected moments of delight and unexpected time with John and Kelly.


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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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