Sunday, July 10, 2011

Answered Prayers

For those of you who have followed this blog for the past year, you have witnessed a roller coaster ride for sure.  This post will be a little more about our family and a little less about Down Syndrome.    In September Jack and I were officially a couple.  A couple surrounded by wonderful friends who walked us through this past year.  Prayers have been prayed for security, peace, healing, hope, energy, life, forgiveness, wisdom and many many more things.  I have prayed a lot...A LOT in the past year.  And I started a tradition with Jack each night that I hadn't really done before it was just the 2 of us.  I changed our bedtime routine.  Our routine now is to read, sing songs, and pray.  And in every single prayer I have prayed that God would reveal himself to my little Jack, that he would give me wisdom in the choices I make for us and that he would bring a daddy for Jack who would love him without condition and love me as well.  I remember telling my girlfriends how hard it would be for a man to step into this situation.  A single mom with a child with special needs.  It seemed impossible. In February I reconnected with an old friend from High School.  We have been in contact ever since and have visited one another and it's safe to say that what I thought impossible has been made possible.  Jack and I went to visit him and his son last weekend and had a blast.

And here's one of the 4 of us:
Gratitude doesn't begin to describe how I feel.  I am sure more pictures will be posted and more updates, but for now I'll just say that Jack and I have been blessed and prayers have been answered in ways I didn't think possible. And little Jack is doing wonderfully.  We have braces, tubes are getting placed on July 25th and his words, signs and gross motor are coming along quite well.  I couldn't be more proud of him. 


  1. I'm so happy for you, that things are going so well with Jack and with your new relationship. I read something recently that Beth Moore wrote: To choose to believe that God's no for a time means God's bigger and better yes later. I'm glad your "yes" is here. :)
    -Holly Wilson

  2. I'm glad to hear things are going so well for you all!

  3. WOO HOO!!! What a beautiful photo!! (he's cute) ;)

    You look so happy!!! Hope much more deserved happiness continues your way!

  4. I'm happy to hear things are going well too! You four look great together :)

  5. oh so happy for you both. GOd does answer His time. He is so good

  6. I am thrilled to read this post! Whoo hoo for you!!