Friday, September 10, 2010

Two posts in one day... this could be a record.

Baby T is finally asleep lying next to me... and yes, I know I should be sleeping.  But I wanted to let you know how the rest of the day went because I was so darn happy.  Tripp was just plain miserable before we bathed him (we skipped yesterday because that would have been like torture).  And I was just plain dreading bath today-- but he was an ANGEL.  And after bath, he was like a new child.  He was smiling and happy and playing.  Eye still swollen, but opening it a LOT better.  What a relief.  I never thought I would miss pushing that little man around in his car for hours at a time.  Or miss him slapping me out of his face when I tried to kiss him- but I did.  Every time he feels bad and isn't himself I always miss him so much and it always makes me appreciate the things that we CAN do together so much more.  What I really appreciate now is his eyesight.  I kept imagining today what it would be like if he couldn't see at all.  That would be so very sad.  Praying tomorrow will only be better :)

I know it is all the prayers going up for our little man that is helping him pull through!  
Because Man, O Man... I love this kid. 



  1. Wonderful news for Tripp!!! That photo is so so adorable. He's such a gem to find such smiles during his recovery. Strong Mommy, Strong Baby (and Daddy too).

    Thanks for sharing and finding any energy left to post.

  2. so glad that he's feeling a little better. praying for that trend to continue. glad you had a happy second half of your day. wish we lived closer so the boys could play together (and BOTH slap us out of their faces :) ) ((HUGS))

  3. Hello beautiful family! Thanks for your words of encouragement about what life is really all about. You love and love and love. You are grateful for each moment, praising God for His goodness. On this battlefield you are all warriors - press on, trust Him, and continue to love and live each day.

  4. oh, thank God! So glad to read your post this morning.
    Kisses to Tripp!

    Vicki in Tennessee

  5. Thanks so much for the update. Such great news. A little bath and a happy Tripp, what could be better? So glad that he is feeling better. Hang in there, you are doing an amazing job.
    Love your son so much. I love that face. You are truly blessed, don't ever doubt it. Love you guys. Love Leah's Nana

  6. Great news!! He is very precious for sure Courtney! Enjoy the snuggle!

  7. The resilience of this kid is absolutely amazing! Most adults aren't even that resilient. He is such an awesome child, I can't imagine how awesome he will be as an adult. He is inspiring!!

    Praying for baby Tripp and especially his eye right now.

  8. I don't really know what to say, except that you are amazing. You have so much strength, and grace. I have 4 little ones, and I can't imagine watching my child go through what little Tripp goes through every single day, without falling apart. I'm praying for you all.