Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Howard!

Today is Howard's Birthday! And already it has been memorable! Last night we had some great friends offer to keep the kids for a few hours and we went to dinner with some of our friends from our small group from church. We had a great time with everyone and it was good to get out for a little bit as we have been completely smothering our children lately and I think everyone was ready for a break! The kids had a great time at the White's house (thanks guys!) and we had a great time at dinner so we all came home feeling great and almost human again! The kids went right to bed when we got home and we watched a little of a movie and fell asleep. A perfect evening...

OR NOT! Then Luke woke up at 12:45 screaming his head off and Howard went to check on him. He was covered in puke! He threw up over and over again and this is only the second time he has EVER been sick like this so he was totally freaked out. Howard got him in the tub and stripped his bed and I went downstairs to begin the laundry. So, poor Howard stayed up most of the night with him. I think he came back to bed around 4 and Luke slept on the couch. This morning Luke seems better. He hasn't really eaten anything besides popsicles but he is in good spirits and is resting. And thankfully no one else seems to be affected yet. So today I am praying that no one else gets sick. I don't think it would be beneficial to Happy for me to get sick right now! So today I am cloroxing EVERYTHING and doing insane amounts of laundry. Hopefully by the time Howard returns all is calm and all is clean! He is such a great dad and did so great with Luke tonight.

At times like these I am reminded of just how truly blessed I am to have such great friends who offered to watch our kids and they even got us a gift card for dinner at the restaurant we were headed to (how thoughtful) and such an amazing husband who cared enough to let me rest and is such a great father that he took wonderful care of Luke! As well as the great friends we met for dinner. So eventhough the night may not have ended as we may have liked, all in all it was a good day and thank you to everyone who contributed! We love you all and feel so blessed to have you in our lives!


Anonymous said...

Kristy and Howard,

We received your Christmas card and letter. It was great to hear from you. We are praying for Happy and your whole family. It amazes me how strong you remain as you wait patiently for Happy to arrive. I can tell by your voice (actually through your writing) that God definitely remains a huge part of your existence. Although I know this time must be very hard for you, you remain calm and reassuring to all those that care about you and your family. It's weird, but it seems that reading your postings makes everyone more at ease. It's like you are doing all the comforting instead of being comforted. It's amazing, how strong you remain (even if only on the surface). Please keep believing and putting your faith in God. You are right, he is the only one who truly knows. I don't know if this will be reassuring or not but I had a friend who was told that her child would be born with Down Syndrome and he was born perfectly healthy. I always try to keep that in the back of my mind. The doctors are not the final decision makers. I'm praying for you, Howard, Luke, Ben, and most of all for Happy. Chuck and I just found out on Dec. 2 that we will be expecting our third child. Which to me is a miracle! I was suppose to have a hysterectomy on Dec.5. God works in mysterious ways...I believe that his hands are on your little one. Happy Birthday to you Howard. I hope you have a joyous Christmas.

All our love,
The Ghastin's

Wendy said...

Hi Kristy and family...
It was so great to catch up with you the other day, Kristy, but I am so sorry to hear that things are rather rough for all of you right now. I am so glad that you have such a strong faith and great support system, and I hope that I can be part of that support any way I can! You are in our thoughts and prayers and please let me know if we can help out in any way!
Wendy and Michael