Jerard in the Hospital Again

This morning Beth and I awoke to find that Jerard was having seizures again. It was actually James who discovered it. He came out of the room that he shares with Jerard at about 5:45 am saying, "Daddy, I want to show you something in my room." He led me into his room to show me Jerard in bed having a seizure. Needless to say, that got Beth and I into high gear.

We had him at the hospital ER shortly thereafter and it took several medicines and about 4 hours before his seizures went away. Right now he is at the hospital still in the pediatric intensive care unit. He will spend the night there and he will have a CAT scan tomorrow as long as he remains seizure free until then.

Please keep him and us in your prayers.

Mikayla Singing

Hi! Check out these four links to youtube to see Mikayla singing in the High School Vocal Music Ensemble!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmFumcDl5sE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5rpZLMqyrE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euEKY9lsG8Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XoE4wvP_dI

Hebrews 4

I was meditating on this passage of scripture today and thought I would share it with you all!!!

12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended
into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Kurt's Home

Kurt arrived safely home this morning. Thanks for your prayers for him and his trip.






Jerard's Gift

Life with a disabled child holds many challenges.
But a joy for me, as a Mom, is to see my two 'normal' sons take such good care of their brother.

James pushing Jerard in the stroller.

Ben carrying Jerard down for breakfast.
I see both James and Ben growing in compassion and becoming compassionate care givers because of Jerard. I know that my sons will be better men because of their relationship with their disabled brother.
Praise God for His mercies and grace.

2Peter 1
5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge
with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from
being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord
Jesus Christ.