Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving for Carson

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I can't think of a better holiday to stop and enjoy this newest addition to our family that we are so thankful for.  Washington proclaimed the original Thanksgiving so well,
"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor. . . . Now, therefore, I do appoint Thursday, the 26th day of November 1789 . . . that we may all unite to render unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection."

How blessed every one of us truly is.  Everything that we have, every provision afforded us, every next breath that we take all come from His mighty hand.  There isn't a blessing we have that we can point at as being derived from another source.  Love, truth, goodness, and the world itself would be undefined if not for His wisdom, power, and authority.  Thank you Lord for loving the unlovely.  Praise you Lord for blessing the unworthy.  Thank you for your hand upon our boy each and every day that you grant him life.  Thank you for your hand upon all of us.

Carson's first thanksgiving was a happy one.  He is healthy and enjoying his week reprieve from the hospital.  We have an appointment to return Monday for another scan and visit with the neurologists as well as next Thursday for his first visit to spina bifida clinic.  Mom is doing so well as she is waking up faithfully through the night and keeping him on his schedule to eat every 3-4 hours.  Dad, not so much, as Mom is too kind and lets him sleep through the cries.  I try to keep up and help out where I can, but I am truly thankful for such a wonderful wife.

Thank you all again for your continued support and prayers for us.  They are such a blessing and comfort.  Thank you Lord for your watch and care for us!


  1. He is just SO sweet, I bet you didn't need sweet potatoes or dessert yesterday! What a joy to see his continued, healthy developement under the Hand of The Great Physician. We'll keep praying for the continued advancement of your personal little Sweet Potato (Auntie Pammie just picked his nick name for him!).

  2. I Would like to comment on how great a daddy and husband you have been. :) Absolutely fantastic!! So helpful and so sweet. How very lucky and blessed Carson and his mommy are to have you.

  3. I have to agree with "Anonymous" as far as you being a good daddy and husband Bob...Karen, you are doing fantastic too! And Carson...well, you are just simply ADORABLE and sweet, and very blessed indeed to have the parents that you have. Love you all and praying for you daily!
    Mom #2 & Oma