Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Saturday, June 13, 2009

out of the mouths of babes...

I really need to go through my video's so I have the video with the story - but John has been teaching jadon to ride a bike - with no training wheels - well the other night they were out working on it again and John came in and called me out there - jadon was holding up his bike and going to show me how he can get on it and going on his own... this part was hard to master.  His bike fell over and I was just waiting for him to throw himself down in frustration and want to quite. (jadon is such a perfectionist and has such high standards for himself.  if he does not attain them the can really crumble!)  anyway - I was worried that "crumble" was coming and IT DIDN'T.  He just shouted "it's okay mom..." as he picked his bike back up "It's just harder with out my dad by my side" ...


I almost BURST into tears. and of course john almost did too as he said "now.. that'll preach!"  and how right he was.  Jadon is constantly teaching me.  - jadon really was born to change the world.  He is a true leader.  I love being his mom and I can't imagine what he will do one day.  or what he will do just next year as he storms into public school!

And of course I must share jack's "out of the mouths of babe's" story....

today we were playing down at Zara's house - just one of the awesome neighbor's on our street. zara's mom and dad have 3 kiddos as well - zara and jadon are 2 months apart and have played since they were 1!  anyway, today they had the pool out, the picnic table, the sand box - the whole neighborhood was having a ball - about 8 kiddos in all.  and zara's mom had one of those air purifier/fans outside that look like a tall skinny cylinder with a grate over the front where the air comes out and control buttons on top.  (wow long story - but it will be worth it)

so today, in the middle of playing, jack walks up to it and starts to spout out his favorite mcDonalds order... then when no one spoke back :)  he says "hey.. we're hungry!"

this kid loves life  -  most everyday he impresses me with his amazing balance of strong willed and sensitive - but in everything he does his desire is to find JOY!  I love it.

and kyle for today - i think this pic tells all - between the pool, the pizza, the cupcake, the nap, the bike ride, and the favorite of the day - the sand box.....




Not sure if you can tell but the belly of his shirt and his feet are solid sand and he is sopping wet.  best of all - his shirt says "get a jump start of life"!  haha!  boy does that fit him!  the most significant think that came out of kyle's mouth today?..... sand, a bouncy ball, a leaf, pool water....

7 comments:

Tracey said...

Hey there Kelly! Oh my gosh Kelly! God has so touched Jadon to speak to the world. So many people do not really pay attention to what children have to say and those people are really missing out. Thank you so much for sharing with us all what came "out of the mouths of babes..." You are so right... as a mother most often is about her children... about Jack just loving life. You can just see the joy all over his face! Thank you, thank you thank you for sharing!

Much Love and Prayers,
Tracey H.

RyanAndrew2007 said...

Oh my goodness. Look how big he's getting! I Love you guys!

Chris & AnnMarie said...

So adorable! Jack cracks me up! Can't wait to see y'all again! =)

Carol Jones said...

One (and I say one) of the great things about having a kid like Jadon is ALL the great sermon illustrations you get from him for free!

I shall always cherish the Christmas story that involves the princess and the handcuffs. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh - these pics are just too sweet! I laughed & cried tears of joy seeing all these pics of the boys... so precious... so "boys"... and "baby Kyle" is sum'thin else!! I think back on the days I just could stop praying for him to "please make it another day"... HALLELUJAH TO A SWEET LORD!! that hears our cry for His & only His power to heal ... Hugs to all the boys ~ granmammy barbie

Chaplain Glenda said...

Great post. I agree that God is speaking through all 3 of your little guys. John will have to share the stage soon with them. I love the sand pictures of Kyle. Enjoyed visiting with John at the hospital last week. Would love to see Kelly and the boys. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I still use Kyle as an example to NICU parents.

Anonymous said...

i sure do miss you guys!
-stephanie

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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.

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