Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Until next year....

Sooooo good news! At the beginning of November we made the trek to Charleston to see Dr. Hochman. It was a wonderful trip and he was thrilled with Conner's progress. We got to see the actual laser treatment this time, they did it in office. I was amazed it took less than a minute! There are two very small spots, one on his lip and one on his temple that Dr. H wants to keep an eye on. BUT we don't have to go back until next year!!!! WOOOOHOOOO! I am so thrilled! : )

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Protective Grace

I have been way to emotional and guiltridden to even attempt this post until today. My heart is full of joy at the protective hand God placed on our sweet baby boy Saturday night. Let me explain...

I was dusting and found a penny on my dresser. The kids were all happily playing in the girls room. I thought I would just place it on the bed and put it in the change bowl when I was finished dusting. And then I did the unthinkable! I FORGOT about it...Conner comes in and starts cruising around the edge of the bed. The next thing I know I look down and he is not breathing! He had swallowed the penny and it got stuck in his airway. I was able to move him around and dislodge it so that he could breath. Thank God for allowing it to move to a more suitable position for survival. I don't know what we would have done if he had been taken from us now. God is so good! I took him on to the ER with his sweet sisters giving me progress reports along the way...Daddy and Mamaw Judy met us at the hospital. Once we got there the xray showed the penny stuck in his esophagus. The OR team was called in and an ENT retrieved the penny during a 45 minute surgery. There was no damage done. He has had a sore throat and cough but other than that is his usual happy self. I cannot say enough how stupid I feel for leaving it laying there for him to grab....but I am sooooooo thankful that God saw fit (YET AGAIN!) to protect our son. Thank you Lord for your blessings on our family!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!!!

It is hard to imagine that this journey began a year ago. Some days it seems like we just began and others it feels like forever. I am assured that God has been guiding us each step of the way! Our hearts are overjoyed at the progress Conner has made this year. What a blessing to see our sweet baby boy go from this:

To this:

Happy Birthday Sweet Baby Boy! We are so blessed to have you in our lives. So thankful God chose us to be your family. I pray that the plan He has for you won't be hindered by the humanity of your parents but enriched by the sheer miracle that you are! I am so proud to be your momma!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Quick Pic

Often I am overwhelmed at the amazing mercy God has shown to Conner and our family. Everything, every step, every problem and solution came directly from the will of our Father. I look at Conner's face now and I don't see his hemangioma, I only see a miracle. In just one short month Conner will be a year old and I don't want to forget to praise the Lord for all the goodness He has placed in our lives this past year. So many times, HE has stepped in and been the solution to the problem even before I had time to sort it out. Hope you are all well. Sending all our love!

Friday, July 16, 2010


This is Conner with Jackie right before leaving for Charleston!
The morning of the surgery...lil man was tuckered out!
Hamming it up for all the great nurses in the OR!
After surgery and still as cuddly as ever!
Leaving the OR for possibly the last time!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Can I just say that my heart is overflowing with joy? For those of you who haven't already heard....Conner is done with surgery for awhile. At his last surgery on July 8th, Dr. Hochman came in during pre-op and said that everything was looking so good that we could cancel the appointments for August, September, and just come in for an office visit in October! Praise God that is such an answer to our prayers. Conner is looking so good and the hemangioma has shrunk and is no longer a threat to his eye or his airway! Thank you Lord for all of your answered prayers!!!! Speaking of answered prayers I would like to repost a part of the very first post on this blog. It was our prayer list and I just wanted to show you how many of these have already been answered!

***There are several ways you can help us pray. Please pray specifically that:
A. Conner will be convicted and come to trust in Jesus at a young age. (Still praying for this one!)
B. God will use Conner's journey to bring others to HIM! (Family members that weren't even in church before this journey began have come to know our Saviour and His saving power!)
C. Conner will always wake up after his surgery. General anesthesia is a scary thing for mommy and daddy to understand! (Praise God after every surgery we anxiously waited for them to tell us Conner was awake and there was never even a scare...he always woke up with no side effects from the anesthesia!)
D. The doctors will guide us in making the right desicions for Conner regarding his medical care. (God led us to exactly the right place at the right time to help us make the correct desicions!)
E. Conner's ulcerations will heal and there will be no infection. The rate at which an infection would spread through his little body is alarming at best. (There was not any spread of infection! Conner is completely healthy! Glory to HIS name!!!!)
F. No matter the outcome, that our family and Conner will continue to know that God has and will continue to keep us SAFE THUS FAR!
(Our God IS able to do exceeding and abundantly above anything I could ever ask or imagine! Thank you Father for all of your guidance through this incredible journey!) **

Monday, July 5, 2010


This is Conner about three hours after his surgery...Isn't he just adorable? We will be headed to Charleston on Wednesday with my bestie...Jackie! YAY! So thrilled to have the opportunity to spend time with her and let her hang with Conner! We spoke with Dr. Hochman's office this week and were able to schedule his surgeries from now until September. Conner's face is looking wonderful. It is just amazing to see how God is working in his life. I am convinced that God has a huge plan for Conner's life and is going to use him in a mighty way. As we celebrated Independence Day I was reminded that God has been our strength throughout this whole journey. He has protected us and blessed us. Just as He protects and blesses this great nation!