Sunday, January 13, 2008

Day 42 - It's down

Tristan had a good night sleep last night and so did mommy. Trayc and I switched sides of the bed so that he could sleep beside Tristan to take care of him so that I could sleep all night, what a great husband!

This morning Tanner and I went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. I felt like since Trayc took him to get ice cream Thursday night and then he spent Friday night and Saturday at his friends house this would be a good way to end his fun weekend! We had so much fun together, we laughed, we talked and we played the games on the kid's menu, he had all of my attention, not to mention it certainly was nice to eat out, I haven't been to a restaurant since December 2nd because we're home bound, so this was a real treat for me!!!! Then we came back home and watched our church on TV, I am so glad our service is televised. I really miss being there and do not understand how people say that watching church on TV is the same as being there. We've been out for 6 Sundays/6 Wednesdays and it is not the same, of course how can it be, we have a 2 yr. old running around playing with his Leap Frog alphabet magnets that sing the ABC's over and over and over, hey we will be more thankful when we do return for the nursery workers!

After we watched our church service we did what I've really been putting off......yes, the Christmas tree, it's down. I'm not exactly sure what all the attachment is to the tree this year, I guess because I realize that, barring a miracle, Tristan will not be here next year for Christmas and to me as long as the tree is up and he's still with us then it's still Christmas at our house. Every time I look at the tree I am reminded of being pregnant with Tristan and the excitement we all had decorating the tree and praying at the same time, praying the Lord will allow Tristan to come home so we could celebrate at least one Christmas with him , we saved a branch from the tree to use as display on a wall we are making for Tristan's things. Tristan did come home from the hospital and I am so thankful the Lord allowed us to celebrate Tristan's 1st Christmas - so, even though the tree is down, we will never forget December 25, 2007.

Please pray for Tristan's strength, please pray for us as we go to Tristan's appt. tomorrow for the heart echo and please pray for us as we face another new day tomorrow.


Laurie said...

Oh Yvette,

You are doing good, you really are! What a special weekend for Tanner, I'll bet he feels so special, just like he is supposed to. Glad you got out of the house and though your tree is down now, it got you through the miracle of Tristans birth, his home coming, a new year and today!!! This tree sure served its purpose. I love that you kept a branch:) I want to tell you again what a beautiful face Tristan has without the tape. And I absolutely love the head of hair this little guy is sporting. Trust, I see such growth in your home and you, letting go and trusting the miracle that lives, 42 days and going strong in the Lord. You are a blessing to many and especially to me. Praying for many many more blessed days in Gods plan here.

Love you guys, Laurie in Ca.

Kenzie Stanfield said...


I can't imagine the attachment that you have with that tree after all the wonderful things that it has witnessed in your home. I'm glad you saved a branch as a remembrance of such beautiful times together as a family. I continue to be overwhelmed with joy at how well Tristan is doing... thank you for continuing to share this journey with all of us!

Love you and prayers,

The Family said...

Just learned of your family through Amie Beasley in Florida. Wanted to let you know we will certainly be adding your family to our prayers. We've had two precious little girls with special needs. In the last three years they've taught us more about God's unconditional love than we could have learned in a lifetime without them. I promise you this-no matter what...God is good, all the time.
Davis Family, WV

Emily said...

Six weeks old! Way to go, little man. :) You are such a gorgeous little good and faithful servant....

Lifting your family up all the time and checking in many times a day.

Ellen said...

I have been praying for Tristan and your family for weeks now, but have never posted. I came across your blog through Poppy Joy's. What a great God we have!

Ellen in Memphis