Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Walking for Kyle

We are walking.
I know it's late notice.
I know it's all the way in Houston.

I just don't ever want to forget...

I wanted to walk in the woodlands this year and that is for sure where we will be next year. So much was going on this year -

a little update:

Kyle is 4 now - and he is amazing! God's healing is evident everyday. I feel like MOD snuck up on me this year! My focus has really been on therapy lately. We are starting to see some struggle in the fine motor and attention/focus areas. ...I remember being in the NICU and wondering why the doctors cared so much about these things - all I wanted was for him to live. Well... now I see why these things are so important! But we are not taking no for an answer - we are working hard everyday and everyday Kyle sees success! He is such a hard worker! and just for an update we got kyle into a school that can take him all the way to 6th grade. They believe in 2 teachers per classroom so the highest ratio will be 8 students to 1 teacher! They use the same fine motor curriculum that Kyle's OT uses and its the best out there! Also they have gross motor and motor planning toys on their play ground and best of all they will let kyle move at the pace that is best for him. We can delay kindergarten if need be and he can learn to read and write at his own pace. I am so thankful and so excited!

... but I digress - THE WALK! MARCH FOR BABIES! All that update to say - Kyle is amazing and we have been very focused with lots going on - so even though this year snuck up on us and even though we are not walking in The Woodlands...

WE ARE WALKING!! I just can't not walk. I always want to REMEMBER what God has done in Kyle.... a less than 1% chance of survival. It is easy to look at kyle now and forget that he is the less than 1%... then the grade 3 bleed... they said 0% chance of life without profound mental and physical disabilities.
Kyle is a miracle. I never want to forget what God has done.

So first we will raise funds: You can buy this year's team kyle T-shirt for $20. They are REALLY great shirts! (you know... the super soft hip kind!). We are getting a great deal from Push Productions - so with each shirt you buy you donate $9 to March of Dimes!

And second we will walk: to walk just email me at and let me know!

Thank you for loving Kyle. and Thank you for supporting March of Dimes.

Here's the shirt!

Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 March of Dimes - Walk with Team Kyle!

Well it's that time of year again! We are so excited to be walking with March of Dimes this year AGAIN! and I am hoping that we can come together this year (even if you didn't make it last year!) and celebrate another year of Kyle's miracle life! OH... and raise money for March of Dimes too! 
It is hard to believe and sometimes overwhelming that kyle was that tiny one pound baby with a 1% chance to live. and today... so full of life and joy.

Last year's walk was amazing. It is hard to put into words what it felt like to walk beside so many of you in honor of what the Lord has done for our family! - it was overwhelming. and to know how many more of you sponsored and donated in honor of Kyle. He is amazing and each day our family is grateful to all of you. Joyfully grateful is how I feel.
Again this year we are joining the March of Dimes - March for Babies Walk on Sunday May 1st.

Please join Kyle's team. walk with us; donate as we walk; walk with us & have others sponsor you as you walk - You can do all three or any combination! To be involved click HERE to get to my personal March of Dimes page where you can:

1. click on DONATE NOW which is sponsoring me as I walk! - don't forget to leave a message on my page when you do!


2. WALK WITH ME which is joining Team Kyle and walking with us on May 1st! If you choose this option March of Dimes will have you set up your own fund raising paige. You will be linked to TEAM KYLE and will be able to get others to sponsor you as you walk. Don't be intimidated by this - it is all for a great cause and raising even $10 is a huge step toward the future of children born too early!

OR... You can click this TEAM KYLE link to visit the Team Kyle page - you can donate or sign up from here too. You can also view the Team Kyle roster and our total donations! I will be in contact with everyone on TEAM KYLE to let you know details soon!

THE WALK is 5 miles - however if you want to be a part of TEAM KYLE and don't feel like you can make the 5 miles - don't worry you can come and see us off and welcome us back and hang out under the family teams tent! You can also walk as far as you can and stop at a check point and one of the volunteers will give you a ride back to the finish area! also - wheel chairs are welcome!

There will be lots going this day - food, fun for the kids - it is really a whole day family event! So come and have fun!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

the sherrill family has moved!

...not physically but I have decided to move my blog. Several of my preemie mom friends have already done this and now I am too. Prayforkyle started as a place to beg people to ... well... pray for kyle. and a place to update everyone on all that was going on with Kyle. The words on these mean so much to me. They are at times my only memory of such a huge portion of my life. the most terrifying, the most beautiful - hard to know - maybe both.

So I have moved the chronicles of the sherrill family to a new page. One that is about today, each day really. I guess that is if I can remember to write it down! So for a sherrill update just click here.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kyles prayer

Kyles bed time routine holds much of kyles sensory diet and bc of that our 30 minutes before bed is always the same! So part of this is praying. I pray and then he prays. And it is so amazing to me how even Kyle at 2 picks up on how we pray. I don't do cutsie prayers with my kids at bed time... I pray over them... I speak to God from my heart and let them listen in. And even still my Kyle has picked up on how I usual begin by thanking god. Then I give him my todo list, then always close by recapping the most important...

So this was kyles prayer last night.

"dear god thank you healing my brain, thank you go to mcDonalds tomorrow for breakfast, don't let my dreams get me"

.... We did go to mcdonalds this am! Who could resist that!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Was it ever really about the disciples being used by Jesus? Or was it about them being intimate, following him, loving him...

I heard last night about someone hearing God say.. " you know you don't help me right?"

The way my 2 year old unloading the dishes doesn't really "help me!" but what qualifies me to follow him is that I want to help.

Been reading Peter's story... And heard the ending last night. I know... Preachers wife and I don't know peters story... ( funny how easy it is to seem like you know a lot in today's Christianity..) anyway the part where christ returns... And Peter thinking he is out of chances realizes it is him and doesn't try again to walk on water but jumps in and swims to him!

Oh my heart!!!! It's not about the chance but about his great mercy and how much I can see he loved Peter.

That is my heart lord.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Kings candy Galveston TX

Jadon and his wax lips! These children have never seen so much candy!

Summer Vacation

Probably one of the things I look forward to most all year! This year was 1/2 Galveston and 1/2 San Antonio!

So far one down and we are on out way to part 2.

This was the boys first time at the beach... And they were so pumped! On the other hand... After seeing Mexico and Florida... It is just hard to enjoy the dirty water and dead fish at your feet. The first time in the water Jadon was concerned about the "oil" getting on him... Jack woke up the second morning and wanted to know if we were going back to the muddy water..... Kyle was fascinated by stairs at the beach house.

We played put put, found shells, went swimming each day, ate junk food, played games and of course had our fill of the wii. Great couple of days.

San Antonio here we come!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

March of Dimes Photos & Update

Our grand total for fundraising for March of Dimes was $4013! Can you believe that! There we just over 100 people involved and over 60 that walked that day! What a success!

Here is a link to some amazing photos of the day...

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!