Sunday, November 27, 2011

Advent

The day after Thanksgiving has been the day in the Thompson household where we traditionally have marched out into the forest. Me, with my lumberjack flannel button up shirt and saw. Shaina with her keen eye for the perfect tree...not too tall...not too plump...not too filled with wild animals.

This year it just isn't going to happen. So that means we needed some new traditions.

So, after the Browns flubbed away another one...our friends Jess and Bryan Javorek came to visit Chaia. And they brought this:


So we decorated it. And then Shaina and Chaia and I watched this:


And then our own little elf was pretty wiped.


This is a big week for Chaia.

There are talks of surgical procedures...to replace PIC lines (because the one she has is gradually becoming compromised)...to insert a G tube for feeding.

We will know more in the next few days about these steps but for now we just rest knowing Jesus is LORD.

Chaia still wins when we kneel. I hope you'll continue to join us.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

So praying for this week to have good results! God Bless and keep you little Miss Chaia, Mom and Dad, and the Doctors that help Chaia!

Woobuck said...

Still praying - for her and both of you! K. Hostetler

Gramma2u2 said...

Each day I look to see where Chaia is today with her progress and each day I thank God for giving you each day with her. She is a little miracle and I'm praying for her healing. New traditions are sometimes good. As our family grew and moved on with families of their own we have had to change a few traditions around here. But we change with the times hanging onto the good memories from the past. Praying you all have good memories to hang onto.

The Blake Family said...

Havnt stopped kneeling! Prayers this week for Chaia, for you and Shaina and for the doctors as they make their decisions for these procedures!

Courtney said...

Oh Jess is so thoughtful. And I'm sure you had some good laughs over the funniest movie on earth! Chaia just gets prettier and prettier.

Anonymous said...

Everyday! Love you, Thompsons! And Little Miss Chaia looks mighty cute in her Santa hat :o)

Anonymous said...

Know Ben, that you do not have to hope we are still kneeling and praying--rest in Him that we are all still kneeling and praying for Chaia, and both of you. Your little mirackle is God at work in the flesh, how can we all not marvel at His wonderful work!!! We will pray even harder for all of you for this week of unknown--she looks adorable in her Santa hat and love the "binkie". Have a couple of those "binkie" babies in our family too. Blessings to all of you and continued prayers.love, Glen & Denise

Mama Karen said...

We are still praying as is several in our church. Many blessings for today and the days to come. Jesus is still in control and still on the throne of our lives.

The Meeks Family said...

We are Praying in KY everyday still.Love your little tree in your room.Chaia looks adorable in her santa hat.

Amanda said...

Cute pictures :) We have the same binky in our house! Your tree is beautiful and perfect sized for your temporary home. Praying for a positive week for all three of you mentally, physically, and spiritually. Still praying here in KY :)

Anonymous said...

Continue to pray for Chaia. Our church decorated our Christmas tree with paper angels and then we put names on the angels, written in red for salvation and green for healing. Chaia's name is on one of our angels! We will be gathering around the tree each Sunday before service to pray for the names on our tree. Know that we are praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Continuing to kneel for Chaia as well as Mom and Dad. I sure enjoy your updates. It's nice to see a tiny bit of normalcy in your lives (if you can call hockey normal!?) Chaia remains, as always, simply adorable. Prayers for the coming week and what it brings.
Love,
The McGurks