Tuesday, July 11, 2006

four on the fourth

I'm a week behind on this blog post, but I can't let the Fourth of July pass without celebrating my little David. He turned four years old last Tuesday (4th of July!) and each birthday is a celebration in our family of God's faithfulness, sovereignty and care. Four years ago our little guy was born with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. We grieved, we rejoiced and we didn't know what to expect from this little boy.

He came home to us three weeks after his birth taking all his nourishment through a G-tube. That very first day the Lord directed me to John 9:1-3, "As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked
him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?' Jesus answered, 'It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.'" We have seen God at work in David over and over again in his short life. As you look at these pictures, you'll see the first is David with his Curious George (given by his proud dad!) the first day of his life. The second picture is with the same Curious George--how far he has come!

Since we've moved here to the Central Coast, David has begun to sit up regularly and is now scooting all over the house on his bottom (In honor of our friends in Russia, this is known as the "Misha Scoot" around our house). He has no G-tube and is even beginning his first stages of self-feeding. Soon he will join the ranks of other big boys and big girls and begin his first year of preschool--we can't believe our little guy has come to this stage already! Scripture tells us to "Weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice." Some of you have wept with us along this journey. We invite you to rejoice with us at this stage of the journey!


4 comments:

Christal said...

man, im going to miss you guys and your cute boys! Yay for the scoot! it's so cute!

Ryan said...

What a blessing! May Gods work continue to amaze you ... your gratefulness for your son's growth reminds me of the fallowing verses:
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you" 2 Thess. 5:16-18

Ryan said...

What a Blessing! May Gods work continue to amaze you ... your gratefulness for your son's growth reminds me of the fallowing verses:
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you" 2 Thess. 5:16-18

Grace4Russia said...

Hi Steve!

I happened upon this blog tonight and was so moved seeing David. He is so precious. I know I'm months behind, but happy birthday little man! I do rejoice with you.

I am missing our ol' Supper Club gang tonight. I hope we can get together next summer.

Just the other day I was talking to Misha, and he mentioned something about "when [he] used to crawl like a baby". I said, Misha, you never crawled, you scooted. And then I pointed to the picture of you guys on the fridge and told him that David scoots too. He thought that was pretty darn special!

Much love...
Debbie