Thursday, January 27, 2011

Round 4

Guess who likes Spaghetti and Ice Cream???

I wish I had words to express how thankful we are for all the people who have blessed us in the last few months.  I am always so lousy at thank you cards.  I owe so many cards that I have just plain lost track.  Even now we have people quietly ministering to us.  The last few weeks we have had meals prepared so all we have to do is heat it up.  Aaron has been given so many neat things including cool Thomas the Tank engine stuff which he absolutely loves, clothes and books for him, gifts for him to unwrap each time he goes to Shriner's, the really cool ice cream holder in the picture from the same person who gave him the gifts to unwrap (thanks Tracy).  We have received money, beautiful pictures and letters from a Sunday School class that just plain made me cry, cards, a handmade plaque from someone who didn't share their name, shirts for Rob and me and the list just goes on.  We are so grateful for each and every gift.  Thank you and thank you.  Words just don't do justice for how blessed we feel to be surrounded by so many loving friends - near and far.

We have been given much.  God is good.

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, amidst the snow and cold we are off for round four in Philly so that Aaron can get RED casts.  Our appointment time is NOT ideal so we anticipate having to deal with rush hour traffic both ways this time.  We are thankful that we don't have to drive it ourselves.  Shriner's rocks!!


  1. He is so cute. A little man after my own that ice cream too. Hugs

  2. good luck tomorrow :)

  3. That ice cream holder is SO cool! What a great way for all kids to be able to have an ice cream cone :)

  4. What blessings have been poured out -- thanks for sharing. Hope the trip goes well today.

  5. Your cup is overflowing with love :) I'm filling out the application today for Shriner's. Praying for wisdom for the next step. Julia if you have any advise email me please.
    Praying all goes well.

  6. I know this is kind of in the opposite direction from where you are coming from, but if you ever need anywhere to stay when traveling in Philly, we are about 45 minutes right up 95...we would love to have you should you ever need a place to rest :) We exchanged emails a while back about RR and EE adoption.....I am happy to say we are beginning our process and have been SO incredibly encouraged by your blog. So, thank you :)

  7. That's neat . . . Love that ice cream holder! I love that you are finding ways to help Aaron be independent!

    Julia, we are also so happy that this last appt. went better . . . our children are starting to ask me each week what color of casts Aaron got, and want to see photos! ;-) Aaron has a family full of fans here in Ohio. . .and I should hope if you ever come this way that you'd give us a chance to meet you! God bless!


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