Hey everyone, I thought you might enjoy this photo of our boys with Santa. Surprisingly, there was no crying this year. Both the older boys got a Ben 10 watch, and promptly started turning everyone into aliens. I guess that is much more fun than becoming an alien yourself, which is what Ben does on the cartoon.
We are getting prepped to go down to London on Sunday. E has decided to stop eating again over the last few days, I think partly because he has been sick. Our pediatrician and dietitian thought it would be best to put his feeding tube back in so he goes into the surgery with as much energy as he can. So, we’re back to feeding him with all the equipment again. Nothing like a little regression to make you feel like you aren’t doing the right things. I keep hoping that after the heart surgery his appetite will improve.
Right now, we’re just hoping they do the surgery Monday. E’s been running a fever the last couple days and the surgeon said they wouldn’t operate if he’s sick. Ren’s mom is coming to town on Friday, thank God. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for her, and even if they do postpone the surgery, it will be good to have some family here for the holidays.
Please keep E in your prayers over the next week. If you’ve been following the blog you know how long we’ve waited to get to this point. We will post something when we find out anything on the surgery front.
On a personal note, I’ve been thinking a lot about willpower lately. I typically don’t lose when it comes to a battle of wills with my boys, but no matter how much I want E to eat, it seems he will only do what he wants. I’ve been struggling with God over E’s health as well, and I feel like I’m about used up. I read the story about Jacob wrestling a blessing out of God last week and I thought I could relate. What does that say about me as a Christian when we pray ‘Thy will be done’ with every Lord’s prayer?
My apologies for being a little disjointed. Please let our friends/family that don’t follow the blog what is going on, as we probably won’t have time to check in with everybody. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas if I don’t check in before then.