Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Day 65

Joshua's still here. He's still not eating really well - but between dribbling it in and an eye dropper we've managed to give him about 6oz.

Thank you for your overwhelming response to yesterday's post. One of these days - like when I'm 60 and have time on my hands - I'll compile all those comments into Joshua's scrapbook. There are so many I'm tired just thinking about it! :)

His head looks bruised now because the pressure is pushing his veins to the surface.

This was taken yesterday afternoon - hanging out in the morning sun.

His new hat requires its own post... but what does it remind you of?

Aunt Carol - we found a way for him to enjoy you (enormous) blanket! It's his coffee table mattress (complete with travel pillow/beanbag tht contours to his head! Oh the ingenuity...

He does that one-eye-open thing a lot, as if to say, "I don't know about you all...I might not come out and play!"

That (blue?!?!) sweatsuit is what Oceana wore home from the hospital. Daddy picked it out - and insisted on it. I had to give in because the pink one was too lightweight for mid-April in New York tw years ago. I thought it was a good idea to let a BOY wear the BOY clothes. I only had to pin the pants 3" slimmer. Good grief! I'd gladly share my tummy flub with Joshua so we could both fit in our clothes!

XO to all.

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  1. We don't know each other, but your sweet little one has impacted me. I am praying for comfort you and your family.

  2. I have just found your blog, and started to pray for your family. We are also missionaries. We have just adopted a little girl from Guatemala, and found out she is totally deaf in both ears. She has had cochlear implant surgery on both her ears to hopefully help her hear.
    I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and in my prayers! Blessings to each one of you!

  3. Matt and Susie, Thank you for sharing all you share. We are fellow elimites and met you several times while you were here. We are praying for you, especially that you will remember your joy in the morning. Enjoy every moment you have with your sweet Joshua. Know that there are so many praying blessing over your family. Shawn and Vic Neitz

  4. Your blog was brought to my attention by a friend whos daughter was born with the same thing Joshua has.. I check it all the time to see how he is doing and just want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
    Your children are just beautiful!

  5. May Joshua's life continue to be comfortable for him and joyful for you. It is lovely to see you enjoying the time you have with him. Blessed be!

  6. hi there
    When Amy died it helped for me to remember that it won't matter to God or Joshua whether he walked, ran...(the list is infinite)when he is with Him. We don't need to feel sad that he missed those things for his sake because after all he is with the Almighty! He's he lucky one! Try to keep your milestones for him simple - just a you have been - rejoicing in all moments you have together
    My heart is with you all
    love kath

  7. My throat aches from sobs held back, and my eyes sting from unshed tears.. oops, there one goes!..And another! Oh, how I will cry when that inevitible day comes. We have never spoken, and we probably wouldn't know each other if we passed each other in the street, but I wish so desperately we did, and that I could comfort you more adequately. Give us your list of hopes, dear, so we can pray them along-side you. Is there a specific way you wish Joshua to go with Jesus? Is there anything you wish to do with him before he does?
    (The tears are thick and fast now.)

    Oh, how you and your precious son have touched me. His life is not in vain sweetheart. He has touched more people for Christ than some of us could ever dream.

  8. The Hat: Something from Dr. Seuss, definitely!

  9. Hi, my name is Cindy...I'm Marie's best friend from California. I just wanted to say that your life is touching people in a way that you are unaware of. People way across the world. Your courage is amazing and your faith in the Lord is so encouraging. I was telling Marie, "I needed to get home and see how Joshua's doing!" Know that you and your family are in our prayers and think of your baby often during the day! xxoo