Thursday, December 25, 2008

So This Is Christmas...

Christmas Day...a day I've actually been dreading since we knew we'd be spending it here. I've shed my tears for what could have been and what should have been today...and yet so thankful for what is...a quiet day with our son...a day to reflect on what truly matters.
We were hoping to be able to be back with our CH5 family on the ward for Christmas, but Noah is not ready. We are struggling with TPN issues and we may have to start insulin tonight to combat his high sugars. He also started bleeding again this afternoon...a slow, but persistant bleed. Blood has been brought in house for him in case we need it tonight, but for now, we watch and wait.

"Tears are falling, hearts are breaking
How we need to hear from God
You’ve been promised, we’ve been waiting
Welcome holy child
Welcome holy child

Hope that you don’t mind our manger
How I wish we would have known
But long awaited holy stranger
Make yourself at home
Please make yourself at home
Bring your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
World now breaking heavens silence
Welcome to our world
Welcome to our world

Fragile finger sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born
Unto us is born

So wrap our injured flesh around you
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect son of god
Perfect son of god

Welcome to our world”

Michael W. Smith

~~Blessings to you all this Christmas season~~
Merry Christmas Kailyn & Joshua!! We love you so very much!!


Maroo said...

Gosh, I was so hoping and praying that you guys would get to the ward today.

What a wonderful song by MW Smith.

Merry Christmas, Noah's family!

:) Maroo

HeatherSue said...

I wanted to check in and see how Noah was doing today. My heart, thoughts, and prayers have been with you all day (all week). Noah has really touched my heart. Thank you so much for updating us and for posting pictures. He is such a precious little guy.

Anonymous said...

Brad & Nichole,
I've been praying for you today, thankful that Noah was extubated. Praying for peace and strength for you all.
Love Erica

Grandma daisy said...

Hi guys. It's Ramona. Last night when I saw your kids in church I so wished life was different for you and that you were all together as a family in Boissevain for Christmas like old times... I have no idea what your moments are like, but I do pray that you feel God's arms around you, and that you sense Him near you as you sit and wait and pray and cry and hope. May God continue to strengthen you and guide you. Your Kailyn and Joshua are well cared for and loved while you sit with Noah. Christmas does not stop on the 25th, so do not allow guilt to take over. Know that even though many of us cannot come by in person, but we have not forgotten you and your little Noah (I love Kim's name of little Bean) and you are being lifted in prayer.

Janelle said...

thinking about you lots & lots today. praying for some extra peace & stillness in your hearts tonite. be strong Noah! you have so many people that believe in YOU and believe in the angels that are watching over you, and believe in the STRENGTH of God! :)

Anonymous said...

We are keeping you in our prayers.I pray that you will sense those angels around you all the time. The Lord is close and He won't leave you. What a wonderful post. Thank you again for keeping us all informed. Love and prayers, Auntie Hilda

Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers & in our thoughts!! Thank you for sharing with us on this blog.
Val Penner