much to be thankful for…

IMG_3573This morning I have much to be thankful for!  Last week I asked everyone to be praying for our Lee County Rec Center Golf Tournament Fundraiser.  Specifically that you would pray for great weather and a great turn out for this event.  I am so happy to report that our prayers were answered and we had a beautiful event with a great turn out.  Eight teams of golfers joined us and had beautiful weather all day long.  We are so thankful for the generosity of our golfers and all our sponsors that made this event such a success!

On Monday a more personal prayer request was answered.  In early April, my son Judah began having problems walking.  The longer he walked it seemed like he would sometimes limp and then his feet/ankles would give out and he would fall.  We decided to take him to his pediatrician to find out what was wrong and after some x-rays the doctor referred us to a specialist at Shriner’s Hospital in Lexington.  The x-rays showed what our pediatrician thought were curved bones in his feet and that was his concern.  On Monday, we finally had our appointment at Shriner’s and got some very good and very relieving news.  The doctor said there is an odd shape to Judah’s big toe and the toe next to it, but it’s nothing to worry about at all.  As far as the falling it cold have been a growth spurt or a twisted ankle at the time.  As of right now there is nothing to be worried about at all.  As the doctor spoke a weight was definitely lifted off of Erin and I.  We are so thankful to hear that our sweet little boy is going to be ok and thankful that we serve a great God who is always in control!

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a night out with my boy…

my boy Judah

my boy Judah

Yesterday, Judah awoke to another day of being sick and generally not doing well.  After 4 days of us trying to help him feel better we decided it was time for him to go see the pediatrician. Unfortunately, Erin is still under the weather too and so I loaded Judah up and took him to the doctor by myself.

Our pediatrician is Richmond, KY and this was one of those rare doctor visits where we were taken right back to the room to wait to see the doctor.  I could tell Judah was a little nervous so I began to hum and sing him some of the “Gummy Bear” song.  Right in the room he started dancing and laughing.  When our doctor came in the room, Judah was still smiling and let the doctor check him out without any troubles.  We found out that Judah has been battling the flu and were told to keep giving him the same meds and making sure he has lots of rest and liquids too!

After the doctor we decided to run some shopping errands at Walmart and then get something to eat.  As we walked around Walmart I noticed he was fading and so I asked Judah how he was holding up.  Judah replied with “Daddy, Gummy Bear!” And once again started dancing in the shopping cart.  We ended up leaving Walmart and making it a true redneck trip by hitting White Castle for supper.   Judah loved his Chicken Rings and french fries.  As we drove home he kept talking to me about his fries and rings and how much he liked them.

Even though he was sick and feeling pretty rough, Judah was still a happy little guy.  Don’t get me wrong there are times when he can be a stinker, but overall God has blessed us with a very easy going and happy little boy.  I don’t get a ton of time where it’s just me and him, so when I do I take full advantage of it.  I am thankful for both my kids and love night’s where I can just be Daddy and hope Judah gets over the flue soon!