Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

picture update...

Ann marie - these are for you!  and everyone else can enjoy them too...

Jadon and two of his best buds graduating from kindergarten.  Don't they look like little high schoolers!  I just can't believe how old he is getting.

You know when the house gets too quiet and you wonder what "they" are up to?  This is where I found kyle.  This is the boys art table in the play room.  A coveted area by kyle b/c he is not yet allowed free reign over the marker or crayon bucket!  So this is where I found him the other morning!

Jack - being a dragon at the pool.  If you look closely ...his goggles are upside down.  I LOVE IT!  Every night I make up a story for jack before he goes to bed and it is always about a dragon named jack and his adventures.  Jack always says "mommy, i'm not a jack dragon I'm a jack jack".  He also makes me pray for no monster, aliens or emergencies every night before he falls asleep!  too funny.  he gets the emergency thing b/c when jack shared a room with jadon I would say before I left and closed the door, "no getting out of bed" and Jadon - mr. prepared... would say - "what if I'm worried about monsters or there is an emergency".  So now jack thinks emergencies are the creatures that can come in his room at night!  IMAGINATION is jack's middle name!

This is Kyle getting his first hair cut.  He was so excited about the sucker that he kept opening his mouth wide to get more.  Not realizing that you had to close your mouth down to really taste it.  He finally got the hang of it!  and if you can see jack in the back ground - you will notice that he is wearing orange and has whiskers drawn in marker on his face.  He wanted to be a tiger that day....

Kyle and Daddy after a breathing treatment.

Kyle on the phone during a breathing treatment.  These were about 2 weeks of breathing treatments every 4 hours and then every 6 hours after being in the hospital with a collapsed lung and a bit of pneumonia.  He is all better now.

Jadon in the middle of his graduation performance!   One of the directors wrote a poem about each of the kids - jadon's talk about him being their leader... after it was over you could see jadon whispering down the line "bow... guys... bow... take a bow... it's over...."  too cute!  what a leader!

This picture just makes me smile - it gives me hope - not hope that kyle will be okay - kyle is so much more than okay - but just hope - the kind that moves us forward to tomorrow and then some - hope that allows us to pray, to care to worship, to love to teach... HOPE - and I pray that one day b/c of this picture in my mind I will pass hope to others.  These three boys, beautiful and perfect, amazing - love them so much!  (uh... and if you didn't notice - jack picked his clothes - a button up white shirt like jadon, and jean shorts rolled up 3 times.... nice.)


langhofflove said...

Oh my goodness! These pictures have brought pure joy to my heart! I cannot believe Jadon graduated from kindergarten and KYLE IS SO BIG AND THOSE BEAUTIFUL BABY BLUE EYES! You do a wonderful job of passing on HOPE in our Lord and His will!

Anonymous said...

Kelly thank you so much for these amazing pictures! Am so happy Kyle is so much better. Can't believe how big he's gotten! If these little guys don't give us ALL hope, nothing can. Blessings as always,
Gail Alexander

Anonymous said...

your kids are so cute, each of them with their own personalities. thanks for sharing these pictures i still pray for kyle and your family. i hope all is well. miss you guys!
-sarah Seale

Chris & AnnMarie said...

Thanks friend!!! I LOVE these pictures! Your 3 guys are so adorable. You just made my day! =)

amyoutlaw said...

Beautiful boys. All 3.

Tracey said...

Hey there Kelly! I was so glad to see all the wonderful pictures of your boys and read what has been going on. I was sorry to hear that Kyle had been sick, but I'm glad that he is so much better! I cling to the hope that I have in my Savior... even when trials come, no matter how great or small, God has promised us hope! Thank you so much for that reminder!

Much Love and Prayers,
Tracey H.

Kim McDonald said...

Kelly, I love seeing the pictures of your boys!!! Thanks for the update. We are still praying for your family. Hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer.

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!