Julian Family

~ I have prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him ~ I Samuel 1:27 ~ For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future ~ Jeremiah 29:11 Lilypie2nd Birthday Ticker

Friday, June 22, 2007

10 Months

Max is 10 months today! He has really started pulling up to standing a lot lately. When I go get him out of bed from naps he's usually standing and holding on to the side. My favorite thing that he is doing right now is giving lots of kisses. Sometimes we ask for them and sometimes he does it on his own. It's the sweetest thing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

Wooo, I'm a little behind on my updates. It's been really busy around here lately. We had a very nice Father's Day weekend. We went out to eat with John's family on Friday night and spent the night with them. On Saturday we got up bright and early for a garage sale where I made a whopping $3.50. It so was not worth the trouble on my end of things! Terry and Jill said they had a lot of shoppers on Friday, but apparently, no one shops on Saturday. I bet we had 10 people the whole day. John just wanted to spend the day at home on Sunday (since it seems like we're constantly on the go) so that's what we did.

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful father for my children. I always knew that John would be a great dad, but he has far exceeded what I imagined he would be.

I would also like to take a second to acknowledge our dad's. We hope they both had a wonderful Father's Day!

On a different note, yesterday when Max was at therapy, one of his therapist came out to talk to me. One thing led to another and she told me that her son had a grade 4 bleed on both sides of his brain. He was also a full term baby (but a twin) and was fine until he was 3 days old. He, like Max, began having seizures and spells where he stopped breathing, they did the CT scan and found the bleeds. Her son has very severe Cerebral Palsy. She said that she looks at Max, and knowing his birth history both from reading about it and experiencing almost the exact same thing with her son, she is completely amazed that he is doing as well as he is. Her son never sat on his own, never walked, can't talk, is in a wheelchair and will always be in a wheelchair. Basically, she is experiencing with her son what I think doctors were preparing us for in the beginning. Once again, it was a reminder to me of answered prayers. I know I've said it before, but John and I will never, ever be able to adequately thank each of you who prayed for Max and those of you who continue to pray for him. My heart feels like it will explode when I am reminded that because of the prayers of so many and our Heavenly Father's willingness to answer them, my son is experiencing health that he might not would have otherwise.

I got a card from someone yesterday and they shared this verse:

"In all our troubles, my joy knows no bounds." 2 Cor. 7:4

I love that.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Max's 9 month pictures

To see Max's 9 month pictures,
go to: www.millersalbums.com
enter event code: 17435Wmax9months
click on: view all pictures (on the left)
click on: slideshow (on the left) if you want to see them bigger

He's making some very funny expressions in some of them. The cowboy boots and hat that are in some of the pictures were my grandfathers.