Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In All Things Give Thanks 4-9-08

On top of the severe malnutrition the twins are fighting Hep A infection, Giardia, Pneumonia, gastroparesis and ear infections. They have been given a feeding tube. That is not going so well.

Please pray for wisdom for the doctors.

In spite of all the medical stuff, the twins are amazingly strong emotionally. They are bonding beautifully even in the hospital with countless new faces coming in. Daizey smiles so much now and is walking a lot when she feels well. She is inquisitive and filled with so much spunk. She is nicknamed, "Diva" at the pediatric unit. Diezel finally walked more than 10 steps. Last night he cruised the hallways. He walks like a little old man with hip problems. I was laughing hard watching him strut his stuff. He is a snuggle bear filled with a wonderful spirit.

I have been so blessed this week. My cousin Laura drove all the way from Texas with her children to help this week. She was and is a gift from God. It has brought so much peace not having to worry about what is going on at home. She has taken care of my children and home with such love and grace. I will always be so thankful for what she has done for our family.

I received a box of clothes from a woman I never met in Corpus Christi, Texas filled with exactly what I needed. It was such a God send. They came at the perfect time. So Laura, if you are reading this, thank you so much. You touched me deeply.

Our church has been wonderful. I truly am humbled by everyone's generosity.

This past weekend a family that I met through this blog drove 3 hours to my house to take care of the kids. They adopted three kids from Ethiopia months ago. They were a beautiful family. Thank you Jess.

Laura(stepping out of the boat) How do I begin to tell you what you mean to me. You are my soul sister. I love you. Thanks for being my best bud. BTW- Brittney is still calling about her wig.

Jennifer- You asked about the hospital it is the University in Columbia, Mo. Thanks for being there Sandra. Ethiopia would not have been the same without you and your family.

I don't want to leave anyone out. You have all touched me and blessed me. Every single comment has been appreciated and read. Thank you for your never ending encouragement. Your prayers have carried me through.

God Bless you all.


Salzwedel Family said...

My, oh my, you are being tested in a BIG way! I'm so thankful you are receiving support from friends & family. Know you are being lifted up in prayer...

Anonymous said...

I am continuing to pray for everyone in your family...praying, praying, praying. God bless you all with comfort, strength, peace, and health.

crispy said...

Thanks for the update. I know how to pray specifically for you and your family. So sorry to hear about all the sickness. Continue to cling to the truth.



Emily said...

We are continuting to pray. Soon you will be all home as one big family and this adventure will be a piece of the past. Zeke had Hepatitis A and JD had giardia. These kids are proof that God is a God of modern day miracles!

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

Aww, Steff, now you are gonna make me cry! I hate seeing you go through this. My heart literally aches.

Girl, you know I gave the wig back, now I got my own. I love how Britt's wig started this all. :)

All day long I utter prayers for all of you, and I will not stop!

Mama Jo said...

I follow your blog every day and am so grateful to your friends for updating when you can't. I am praying for you all along with so many others! You will all soon be home together!

Bergmama said...

Still praying for all of your children and for strength for you and Adam. I hope you can feel the love and prayers people are sending your way. We also have many friends and family who are praying.

Holy Chaos said...

what a big battle...but God is bigger.

I am still praying.

you are an awesome family.

Brandi said...

Love you and praying. Kiss those babies for me.


Michael and Michelle said...

I think about you and your family a lot!! I will continue to pray for you guys!!

K.s.b. said...

We are lifting your family up in prayer. Remember He is Faithful...always.
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