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June 19, 2007-A Reason for Hope

Posted by on Jun. 20, 2007 at 5:57 PM
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Lots to talk about today


Well this morning was rushed. Kaleb was supposed to have his Pic Line put in at 10 am and like with every procedure there is a risk of death... so I HAD TO BE THERe BEFORE IT IS DONE so I could give him a kiss and tell him every thing is going to be ok. I woke up at 8 am.... so needless to say I was rushed because I spent about 30 minutes on the phone first thing. So I got out of the house, got half way to the Post office when I realized that I had left my Cell phone at home... so I had to turn around and go back to the house and get it. It is about 9:15 and I finally made it to the Post Office... So I checked the PO box today and there was a note from the Post Office saying "Not a lot Today" (yesterday's said "Hope you brought a Truck") so God knew that I was rushing. This actually was a good thing because it wouldn't take me so long to put everything in my tiny car. So I was in and out in a flash!The clock now says 9:33 am. So I hop on the interstate and finally get to the hospital... I have to park on the 6th floor of the parking garage because all the other spaces are taken. So I am dashing through the Hospital (it is now 9:57), rushing up to the PICU, I get stopped twice in my Journey but finally make it right at 10 am. I MADE IT! They hadn't started the procedure yet so I was able to go in his room and tell him how much I loved him and that I will be back in here as soon as they are done. The Vascular Nurses tell me it would take an hour... so I decide to go for a walk.


My feet led me to the Cafeteria (or I should say my stomach did!). As soon as I walked in the cafeteria (they are having a book fair today) my eyes were drawn to this book like a magnet. "A Reason For Hope". Now I am not a reader in my adult years, I was when I was younger, but I guess life just caught up to me. But something told me to buy this book... I think God was telling me to buy this book... (On my way to the hospital I begged for God to show me his Presence)... So I bought it... 10 Dollars!! That is a lot of money for a Book! But the words I found in it are priceless... The hope that was renewed in me was priceless.


I happened to find a waiting room that was empty. Just me and My book. This book is comprised of many christian authors and was put together right after September 11. With in the first couple pages a bible verse showed up and I believe that it was God speaking to me. Genesis 50:20 "You Inteneded to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." WOW. That is all I have to say. WOW.

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This is what speaks the loudest to me.

"And so we come to you. We don't ask you for help; We beg you for it. We don't request it; We implore it. We know what you can do. We've read the accounts. We've pondered the stories and now we plead, Do it again, Lord. Do it again.


I am holding God accountable to his word… I mean he is the miracle maker.


Speaking of Miracles... Kaleb's Pic Line procedure went fine. They actually put the catheter in the wrong vein (Jugular) but they decided to leave it there because it can't really harm anything. He slept most of the day after this but now he is wide awake! He is sitting here making a consistent weak crying noise and has been doing it for about 15 minutes now! I am so Happy about this. The nurse says the first stage of waking up is the aggravation stage… and it is quite obvious that this is the case…But it still makes me happy! I got to hold him today… That was the most wonderful feeling having him back In my arms again. I took a lot of pictures so I am going to try to post them up tomorrow AM. I also took a video of him doing the crying noise…. I will try to post that up too. I am just looking forward to day that we are able to go to the park again as a family.


In fact Saturday, we are meeting a lady named Teresa at the park. Teresa had a fundraiser for Kaleb with her Bike Club and all of them are personally going to ride over from to East coast of FL to here the West coast to present us the funds that were raised for Kaleb. This is so special for us because this was the last place that we went as a family before he was shaken. I wish I could meet each and every one of you and thank everyone personally for all that has been done for Kaleb… but that unfortunately isn't possible… But I am glad that I am able to actually meet a few of the thousands that are praying for Kaleb!


A support group through café mom, December 2006 Moms (Laura and Karen) sent Kaleb the best gift ever. They gave him something that will last beyond Kaleb's lifetime. It will last for eternity. They registered a star for Kaleb. It is not named however… We get to name it. I am unsure what to name it though. I want it to be short, catchy and to have a FIRM meaning…. Something meaning strength through all odds. Is naming it Kaleb too simple?...


As I sit and watch Kaleb try to cry I start feeling a little sad… Why did the disaster happen to Kaleb? Why did this disaster happen to my family? But then I remember that God turns all evil into good… and I trust that he will deliver us nothing short of a miracle. Plus, disaster has done what discussion could not… It has brought all of you, all of us together for Kaleb. Kaleb has united the so many through a tragedy and has touched the world.

How could I not be proud of my little boy?

by on Jun. 20, 2007 at 5:57 PM
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