Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Saturday, February 16, 2008

On the way home!

Kyle all buckled up and ready to go!
Saying goodbye to all his friends at Hermann Memorial Children's Hospital!  don't worry, I'll be back to visit.
First bath time at home! Kyle seems to love it here!

Thank you for all of you that are praying for us.  I can't even describe our emotions to have kyle here in our home.  "right" might be a good word.  no matter how hard, how scary, how SLEEPY, it is right!  I'll post more later - lots to do - including sleep!


The Rose Fam said...

These pictures absolutely bring tears to my eyes! What an amazing journey! I can not wait to see what God has instore for little Kyle and your whole precious family! Kyle's story has taught us to pray without ceasing and never doubt God! The whole family is gathered around the computer right now! We are so excited!
Love, Auburn, Carrie, Peyton and Garet

Anonymous said...

Of course, he's glad to be home! He gets to be with his Mommy, Daddy, and brothers. I'm sure ya'll are tired, but just think you get to be at home! What an answer to many, many prayers........Thanks for sharing the pictures - I've been checking your blog since yesterday afternoon when you said ya'll were headed home! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing the photos! I am smiling through tears as I type this. I will continue to pray for you ALL.

Candy Humber

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Kyle, have fun in your new room!!!!
Lots of love and happy kisses to all of you.
Ken and Brandie Noles

The Bird Family said...

You dont know me but I found your blog through a friend (can't even remember who now...) and I have been following your story for a while now. Your honesty and stories have made me cry and laugh at the same time. I cannot express my joy for your family that your little one is finally home. Congrats!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my thank you for posting those adorable photos. More tears of happiness. He is beautiful!
I wanna hug him, ha ha!

Collegegirl said...

Kyle brings tears to my eyes! He is doing so well and I can not believe that he is HOME. Hope all of you are loving him home and glad that the day has arrived!!!
I will continue to pray for Kyle and his family!
Elyse Hahne

Anonymous said...

I'm in love ! ! ! What a beautiful child. His eyes are absolutely beautiful! I've been praying for you all (John & Kelly) to feel peaceful with Kyle home with you. I've prayed that Kyle is a good little boy & adjusts quickly to his new home. I've been telling everyone that KYLE IS HOME! ! And asked them to continue to PRAY for him. I love that little guy!! I look forward to the day I get to see him, & maybe even hold him.
Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy ~ ~
GranMammy B
Barbie Weller - Mansfield

Jay said...

We are rejoicing with you guys and praying that you will enjoy having your new family all together! Rest well!

Anonymous said...

he looks great! congratulations!
Love, Kristi S.

Tabaitha Kaye said...

He looks so adorable and big. Praying for you guys!

Tracey said...

John and Kelly,
Thank you so much for sharing the photos with us. Absolutely adorable... Kyle is so very cute. I can't wait to hold him some day soon and look in the eyes of God's wonderful handywork. I'm sure that Jadon is so excited to have Kyle home and I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch Jack's reaction to Kyle.

Much love and prayers,
Tracey Hutcherson

Anonymous said...

John & Kelly -
Congratulations on finally bringing your little lion home. The pics were absolutely adorable. I am so excited for you guys to have him home and you now get to hold him for hours on end. How exciting!!! We will continue praying for you all and adjustment to your new normal. We know it will be great!! God is amazing and the answers to prayers. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your world over the last four months. We love you!!!
Josh, Stacy & Sammi Grace

natalie pearce said...

What sweet pictures! It brings tears to my eyes seeing them and thinking about him finally being home with all of you! I'm continuing to pray for you guys as Kyle continues to settle in and that you guys get the rest you need.

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have been following his progress for a few months now. I am praying for little Kyle!


Anonymous said...

We've been praying since the beginning and Kyle has been such a blessing already. Thank you for sharing your journey, and thank you for the pics. They bring a smile to the heart.
Sarah Cordes

Jennifer said...

He is SO CUTE!! I love the big eyes - adorable!

Congratulations on bringing Kyle home! He looks perfect!

Leslie said...

Praise God!!! What a beautiful baby boy. I continue to pray for Kyle and for you all as a family. I pray that God gives you the strength you need now as you adjust being at home. I hope you enjoy every minute of this very special time.

Leslie (Nunneley) Greene
HHS Class of 91

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of the Cherry family and they sent me the link to your blog and I have been praying for your family from the beginning....begging God on behalf of you to breathe healing and health inside your little one. As a new mom, my little boy was born just days before Kyle, I ached and cried and prayed daily for you all, as I thought about my own little boy. Thank you for your honesty, your rawness...reading this blog has spurred me on in my walk with Christ. The joy in my heart at seeing his going home pictures is indescribable!! God is SOO good!! And I do believe God is still in the business of doing miracles, and Kyle is one of them. I will continue to lift Kyle and your family up in my prayers. Hallejuiah, God is amazing. We're so happy for you guys finally getting to bring him home.

Love in Christ,
The Dancer family

p.s. I must say he is quite a handsome little boy!!!

Anonymous said...

He is so adorable;-) I can't believe he has come so far. From being smaller than a stuff toy to being a normal sized baby. He is a MIRACLE!!!!!!!! Still praying for you. Love Always;-)

Sandcastle Momma said...

I have been following Kyle's story for quite a while now and he is always in our prayers. The pictures of his homecoming are incredible. What a sweet little boy! My preemie came home with an apnea monitor also and that thing was so LOUD! There were nights when it literally made us jump six feet out of bed LOL You and your whole family will be in our prayers - God has truly given you a miracle.

Anonymous said...

I'm soooo thankful for the amazing display of power that God gives you gusy constantly! I love you!

Anonymous said...

I have been keeping up with your story and praying for your precious little one. What a blessing to have him home. You have all touched my heart with your amazing faith. I look forward to visiting your site each day and seeing what our Awesome Father is doing in your family.

Juliet from Aubrey, Texas (friend of Angie Gillikin)

Cathy Hengst said...

I was sent your site from a friend and have been praying for your family! I am so happy to see that Kyle is home and I hope things are going great and you are all adjusting to your new little guy being home.



Anonymous said...

Kyle looks soooo good! You all will settle into your own new routine in a heartbeat! How exciting to have your little man home. Thinking of you.

Amy - former preemie mom

Anonymous said...

OK - this is silly - I find myself clicking on this site all throughout the day just so I can see Kyle's sweet little face...He is so precious...I brag on him as if he were my own little granbaby!!
Just wanted to tell you - YOU ARE LOVED!!
And friends all morning long at church kept saying how beautiful he is!!(I sent them the website & TOLD them they "Needed" to ck it out!!) Many Many in Mansfield love Kyle !!
Hugs ! GranMammy B

Anonymous said...

An absolute miracle...God really showed up and showed off with Kyle. His hand upon Kyle and your family has been so evident and you are an encouragement to so many. Thank you for letting us be a part of your life, your struggles and your victories. We love you and will continue to pray.
Love, Adriane and Norm

Anonymous said...

I love that sweet man. Praise God. He is worthy to be praised for the life of this beautiful little miracle.

I can't WAIT to hold him.

just me... whoever I am said...

I have tears in my eyes reading this post, but this time its out of sheer joy! I have kept Kyle and all of your in my prayers since learning about Kyle's birth from Shauna.

Congratulations on having your whole family home....

Anonymous said...

Amazing - incredible - a miracle. I am reading with tears streaming down my face! I found your blog when my daughter came home from Sunday School with a Pray for Kyle card. I have checked often and prayed daily. God is good!! Best of luck! And thank you for sharing your story with us.

L.D. said...

Dear Kyle,
There have been so many people praying for you ever since you were born and we have all been waiting for the day that you would be able to go home. People like me, and many others, have learned to pray faithfully and to become better prayer warriors because of your mommy and daddy. We have learned so much from your mommy and daddy about their deep love for you, Jadon, and Jack and their total devotion to God. I am one of the lucky ones that knew your mommy and daddy and sweet brothers before you were born while thousands (yes, thousands) have learned to love you and your parents and brothers like I do because of the wonderful blog they did to keep us all up to date on your progress. I look forward to seeing you again soon and know that God has brought you into this world and home now to be with those who love you because He loves you so much. Please be patient with all of us who want to continue to hear from your mommy and daddy about you and your progress. We promise not to take them away from you or wake you up from naps with phone calls or stop by with coughs or runny noses but instead promise to continue to pray and hear about your progress on your Thanks for all who have done and do so much "at home" for your mommy and daddy and brothers; what Angels they are. You and your family remain in my prayers and in my heart forever.

Holliday Family said...

praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below, praise Him above you heavenly host, praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

Jacklyn said...

I am so happy for you guys...soooo excited to meet him!!!

shauna maness said...

I LOVE IT! he is so perfect!! i love the pictures kel &
john... nicely done!! :) i can't wait to snap away!!

Anonymous said...

congrats to the sherrill family to having kyle at home and of course he loves it hes at home with everyone he loves and he is a true miracle my prayers are with yall! and thank you for sharing his pics.

Anonymous said...

Hello to all the Sherrills at HOME!!!! Just wanted to let you know that you are mind and in my prayers. I am certain that things are going very well for you all.

Candy Humber

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for you in Colorado!
Tammi Lencke

Anonymous said...

When I want to smile, all I have to do is look at the photos of that beautiful miracle named Kyle!!

I pray for your family daily.

Candy Humber

Click below to go to my Personal March of Dimes Page

Our Story

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.

Kyle is in the March of Dimes Promo!