Thursday, January 10, 2008

Enjoy some pictures

More cuddles. Joshua just heading for a nap, Oceana just up from a nap, Mommy in need of a nap.
Daddy watching his Little Man.
I couldn't be happier than I am when I'm holding Joshua.
Are baby fingers on your Top Ten Favorites List? They should be.

Please continue to join us in prayer for Joshua.
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  1. Dear Susie,

    I found your blog, because someone with whom Grandma has been sharing Joshua's story googled his name. Your blog popped up. Grandma told me there was a blog about Joshua, so I checked it out. Yours is the first google entry for his name and the second for "encephalocele Joshua."

    This has been a better way of keeping up on the news about Joshua and you all, better than waiting for your dad to post a new email. Thanks.

    I am so blessed by your confidence in God and your honesty as well. How refreshing to see both. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    We pray for any decisions you have to make, and we praise God that you have had this time with Joshua.

    With much love to all of you---

  2. He's beautiful and you're all so amazing. I'm praying for your family.
    ~Heather~ (goofygirl03 from babyfit)

  3. I found your story through babyfit. Many of us on the Oct. 06 are praying for your family. My husband and I have dear friends who are part of YWAM in Japan, and one day, if God wills, we hope to be a part of YWAM ourselves! Maybe we will actually meet some day!

  4. Susie and Matt: I heard about your family from my daughter, Amy Gaulding. I just wanted to tell you what a very special couple you are. God certainly had a plan when He brought Joshua into your lives. You may never know what His plan is, but He does. God Bless all four of you. And thank you for sharing your family with us. You are all beautiful. Hugs to you all, Janice Darden, Houston, Texas

  5. Hello Susie,

    My name is Cátia from Brazil...I have a baby (Johann only two months)whose borned with encephalocele and was repairable by surgery. I`m praying for Joshua. I just know what you fell, sometimes we think about everything and we just can´t understand some of them (folic acid is one issue I just can´t understd). and I would like to congratulate you for your faith, power, hope and tell you that you´re the best mom Joshua could have and God knows that and for this reason He choose you for Joshua´s life.
    God loves you.

  6. Those pictures are awesome - made me cry!!! Love you guys!!! PAM

  7. Oh Wow, Susie, what a small world. You are going to think I have been stalking you (and you'd be right...LOL) but I was drawn to your blog through hearing about your story on Babyfit. Then I read that you guys are with YWAM, which is our future dream. Then I was reading the blogs attached to yours and noticed your sister mentioned Elim, then I noticed on babyfit that you went there too. Both my DH and I went to Elim in the late 80's. In fact his parents have been Elim missionaries for many many years! It is such a small world. Praying for your family. Your blog has inspired me!

  8. Hi there! I'm a babyfit momma from the Oct 06 and March 08 boards. I think you are absolutely wonderful and your little boy is so very lucky to have you! I'm praying for your family!

  9. Susie!

    I love your pictures. They are so sweet :-) I love the pictures with Oceana and Joshua. They are really precious. You've got lots of people praying for you over here! Love ya!!

  10. Matt and Susie -
    What a beautiful family! So many miracles come in the form of an innocent child. It is wonderful to see the miracles that Joshua brings every moment. This is truly what innocence is.

    I share you story with my co-worker Tammi at work every day she asks for an update and I show her pictures and let her read your blog.

    You are in my thoughts -
    Christi Pruitt
    (Cliff's sister)

  11. Just checking in on you guys today. I looked back through your pictures, and must comment that I love the picture of you & Joshua with you holding him (wearing the black & white shirt). You look so pretty & happy in that picture, and Joshua looks great too! I hope today is a good day for you.