Friday, December 7, 2007

Still Day 5 - Celebrating Christmas




Early on we promised Tanner that if we brought Tristan home from the hospital we would celebrate Christmas every night in December. So after dinner tonight the boys changed into their matching "doggie" P.J.'s, we dressed Tristan in an outfit his cousins gave him today , we sat on the couch and listened to Christmas music, the boys each opened a gift and we took lots of pictures. We ended our family's Christmas celebration with having special prayer thanking Jesus for allowing the following: (1) Tristan to be born alive, (2) Tristan still being with us on Day 5, (3) Tristan being able to leave the hospital, (4) Tristan being able to come home and (5)Tristan being able to celebrate our First Christmas with him. We cannot even begin to tell you the excitement we have felt celebrating this evening, although realizing this might be the only Christmas we have with him, we made it one we will forever remember. Please continue to pray for us us we face each new and uncertain day ahead.

25 comments:

Pat said...

Praise the lord, He is so awesome. We are continuing to pray for Yvette's health and for Tristan along with the rest of your precious family. What a wonderful Christmas celebration and I pray that you have many more. What a blessing that Tristan got to come home and that Yvette is better. As a mother I know it has been hard on her not to hold Tristan and Love on him when she was having such a rough time of it herself. Happy 6 days old Tristan may you have many more.

The Elkins Family said...

Way to go Tristan! Way to go God! We have been praying for you guys all week and checking the blog hourly! We are so thankful to have your family all together at home.

Anonymous said...

What a precious family and what a sweet testimony you have been and continue to be. We are praying for you and rejoicing with you! Thank you for reminding us that prayer is such a wonderful and powerful gift!

Chrissy said...

Merry Christmas Tristan! Massive prayers that this won't be your last and that you have many more to come!!! HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY AS WELL! Thinking of you all often and so thankful that mom and baby have regained their strength and have been able to make it home as prayed for. Tristan has given so much hope for us walking this same path. I too can only continue to have the faith the good Lord will allow us the same wonderful experience. GOD IS SO GOOD!

Anonymous said...

What a handsome little boy! He looks just perfect! I am so glad you have all gotten to celebrate Christmas together - what a blessing that is!
Still Praying,
Katie

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Praise Jesus for His goodness! I am SO THANKFUL for the time that you continue to have with sweet Tristan and that you have been able to come home to enjoy this time as a family! We continue to pray for Tristan, Yvette and the rest of the immediate and extended family... Thank you for the update and the BEAUTIFUL pictures of your amazing little boy! It looks like Tanner is being a fantastic big brother and taking care of the little ones :)

With tremendous thankfulness for the God who created each of us!
Kenzie

michelle said...

Many answered prayers. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing pictures. What a beautiful wonderful little boy!

Rebecca said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got to bring Tristan home. He's a cutie!

Congratulations!

Tracy said...

please do not apologize for being behind on posting pictures and updates! :) we totally understand and have not expected you to do anything other than what you have done, which was be with your family.

tristan is adorable!! congrats on 5 days!! and merry christmas everyone!!! what a great christmas present! :)

Karalyn said...

I am so happy for you and your family. God is so good! It is amazing to hear that Tristan is at home with you all and that you are able to celebrate. He is absolutely beautiful. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Marlina said...

SO thrilled for all of you! Thank you thank you than you for sharing him with us!! So happy that God has answered your prayers thus far, and you've been able to share so much with Tristan and making memories with him already.
God bless you!!

Lynda said...

Yvette, Trayc & Boys, What a blessed event. I am so thrilled to hear that you are all home and doing well. I have been praying every moment for God to show this world who's in control through Tristan and what an awesome job he is doing. Yvette, I'm so glad you are feeling so much better too!! I will continue to pray for many happy days with that sweet bundle of joy!! And for all of you too!! Much Love & Many Continuous Prayers, Lynda

tbelln230 said...

Congratulations on the newest member of your awesome family. Were so thrilled you are able to bring him home and we will continue to pray for your family and we will look forward to more cute pictures as we continue down our road to Brandons birth end of Dec and pray the Lord will bless us with bringing Brandon home to as he also has T18.

Kim said...

Oh, he is SOOO beautiful! What a precious boy!! I am so thankful for God's provision for little Tristan so far! He's wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Dear Hostetter Family,
Your pictures and posts are beautiful! I am so happy to hear that you are healing from a traumatic c-section. I am also thrilled to see wonderful pictures of baby Tristan. He is beautiful and such an incredible gift. I have been and will continue to pray for your family as you are on this journey. I am inspired by your willingness to share your story with people that you don't know. I have never met you but I have been touched by your family.
Congratulations on your precious baby!
Emily

Jami Thompson said...

Hi guys!

Anna, Tyler and I are crowded around the computer right now checking out that beautiful baby! We are SO thankful that you BOTH pulled through this rough week. God is always faithful, isn't He? I have been in prayer all week, and I mean ALL week. Seeing his precious face is sweet relief to me; I can't begin to tell you how happy we are for you. What a blessing you have been given by being able to celebrate Christmas with Tristan. Trayc, he looks just like you!!! Love the picture of Tanner and Tristan. I will continue to be in prayer, know that I love you guys, and will be seeing you soon! Anna says hi.

Love, Jami

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world Tristan. You are so blessed by your incredibly strong and faithful family. We continue to pray for you and lift up your family. The pics are perfect as is your little boy.
Praying in GA,
Jaime

Melissa said...

Tistan is BEAUTIFUL. And Yvette you look amazing. I am so happy to see you were able to bring him home and hold him tight. You are so strong and I am so happy to see you smile.
As I put Kailani to bed tonight She said a prayer for jesus and the angels to watch over baby tristan and said "I love you baby tristan" and blew kisses.
Wow the joy children bring
Our prayers are with you and your family.

Amy Davidson said...

He is so adorable!!! I admire you and Trayc for this journey you decided to take. I know how scary it had to have been at times. I know how anxious you were to meet him and see his adorable face. Isn't that the best feeling. And just think, you have been blessed to do it 3 times!!! I hope Tristan continues to beat all odds and if he is as stubborn as you and Kim, I know he will. I miss you guys and hope to talk to you soon. Congratulations!!!!!

The Reginas said...

I found your blog through a friend and have been keeping up with it. Thank you for sharing everything God has been doing in your family. It is so encouraging. I will keep Tristan and your family in my prayers. He is such a cutie!

srp said...

Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!
Sherry
Johnson City, TN

Anonymous said...

He's beautiful! I'm so glad that you are continuing to make lots of wonderful memories with your precious son. Praise the Lord for his blessings!

Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas! Praise God that you were able to celebrate as a family at home! You continue to be in our prayers! I am so thankful you have this time together as a family. May there be many more nights of Christmas celebrations!

jennifer

Emily said...

Praise God for miracle boys at Christmastime. :)

Mandy said...

Tristan is just beautiful. I am so thankful you are getting to spend this precious time with him. I know you are treasuring each moment. I will pray for you tonight.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com