Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Day 23 - Tristan's 1st Christmas

Although we had another long night because we took turns watching Tristan, to make sure the oxygen tube did not fall down, he slept very well and his apnea monitor did not go off at all. We have noticed that he sleeps a lot better with the oxygen and he is not as restless. The excitement for today? IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!! As I have said before, I only look at today and do not pray for more than that, however, the last few days I have specifically been praying that the Lord would allow Tristan to live long enough for us to celebrate Christmas with him - again He answered our prayers and we made it!!!! This was a day I never believed we would share as a family of 5, Tristan's 1st Christmas! Tanner ran into our room at 7:00 am and said that Santa had come so he got Tayden up and they both jumped in our bed to see Tristan and tell him "Merry Christmas", mommy had all 3 of her boys in her bed, what more could any mommy want? We all went downstairs to see what Santa had brought, the boys opened their presents, we ate breakfast and then at 1:00 pm all of my family (grandparents/parents/sister and her family) came over. We had so much fun today and Tristan got lots of hugs and kisses from all his relatives and we took lots of pictures (Above: the last picture is Tristan's card to mommy). After everyone left we sat on the couch and watched a Christmas music concert on TV. What an unforgettable day. By far, this was the greatest day we've had since Tristan was born and I believe it will be one we will look back on, for years to come, and be so thankful we were able to share it with Tristan, his 1st Christmas. Please pray for Tristan's continued strength and please pray for us as we face another new day tomorrow.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours....
Trayc, Yvette, Tanner, Tayden and Tristan Hostetter


Rebecca said...

Hooray for Tristan! Hooray God!

I'm so glad you had a nice Christmas.

How wonderful.

I'm still praying.


The Magana Family said...

Everyone here is as excited as can be. What a great blessing!!
Praying each day... enjoying your wonderful new pictures.
My twins always tells me I already prayed 5 time for Tristan today! or they express their praying in a paper.
We keep praying!!!