Monday, November 5, 2012


         Lately my heart has been so full of gratitude, that I fear it may explode. I feel very thankful that Heavenly Father trusts me to be Henry's mother. 
         Sure there are those days where I am overwhelmed with this great responsibility. I cry and wonder how I will ever be able to be enough for Henry and for my other children. But then I look at this sweet face and instantly my heart swells with gratitude all over again.                                                                 
Henry has these eyes. They seem to look straight into my soul with so much trust and adoration. Reminding me how blessed I am.
       I also have so much gratitude for so many friends and family who have served our family since Henry's
birth. My dear sweet friends saw to it that I had babysitting set up for my other children everyday that I needed it. I never had to request or ask. They just did it. And not for just a week or two. They have continued day after day, week after week for the last almost four months. Never tiring or allowing me to feel as though I am a burden. They cleverly have promised that taking my children was more of a help to them then a burden.
     Family has stepped in as well cleaning and babysitting and ensuring that not one need has gone unmet. 
I can't write a post about gratitude without putting in a word for the angels at Children's Hospital. Henry has been blessed to have been cared for by some of the most amazing people I have ever met. I am in awe as I have watched those dear nurses tend lovingly to my son and so many of the tiniest and most precious little babies. The Doctors, the therapists, the surgeons, even the sweet ladies that run the family center. Our family has been touched by so many wonderful and caring people it would be impossible to express the amount of gratitude I feel. 
    As we prepare to bring Henry home next week, it would be impossible for me to recount the experiences we have had up to this point. But it would be suffice to say it has been nothing but a roller coaster ride, with many difficult moments, and also some of the sweetest moments we have ever had. I haven't written on this family blog for some time now, but I hope that it can become a place for those wanting to keep tabs on updates about Henry's health and also on the rest of our family. Henry has been through a lot these last few months and he is a strong little boy. Most recently he had to have a trach placed to assist him in the difficulties he was having with his breathing. He also recently had casts placed on both of his legs to correct his club feet. We are busy learning all of his care in hopes to get him home next week. He will have a home care nurse that will come at night to watch over him during the duration of the time that he has his trach.  We could not be more excited to get him home.


Stoutenburg said...

I can't begin to imagine what you are thinking and feeling. I do know that you and Art are wonderful parents and nothing will prevent you from getting Henry the help he needs. We will keep your family in our prayers!

Colleen said...

I LOVE this post!!! Thank you Amy. Praying for you and your family. I miss you!!!!

JoshandJen said...

what a miracle amy, you guys are just amazing! I love you and am praying for your family! I had no idea what was all going on with henry, thanks for posting your story!