Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Updates.and 10 Second Dance Parties

Psalm 30:5
"For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning."

Yesterday Chaia's heart rate spiked to over 200. She's fighting a fever. They aren't sure if she is in withdrawal from weaning drugs or if her breathing has become more labored because of weaning the breathing support. But Chaia's Four Months Old today. She laughed for the first time in her life today. It's a new day.

Yesterday Jack had brain surgery. After the surgery he went into a status seizing episode for four to five hours. When we left the hospital last night there were a lot of unknowns about how Jack would come along. This morning, at 6 a.m. he came to...with speech in tact. It's a new day.

This part of the journey is called The Roller Coaster. Hold on and enjoy the ride.

Rejoicing in the morning. Take 10 seconds where ever you are.

And groove.


Anonymous said...

Way to go Chaia!!! Way to go Jack!!! And above all....Thank you...Thank you Lord for new days...new joys...new beginningss...and yes...new trials and new obstacles!!!! You are there in everything and through everything! Continue to work in Chaia and Jack's lives. Heal what needs healed Lord!! Bring strength, courage, and comfort to Ben, Shaina, Mick, Nikki, Mikayla, Luke, and Alex! We are walking with you guys...crying with you, laughing with you...lifting you up constantly in prayer!! We love you....and sending hugs from NY!! Terri

lawrence said...

Rejoicing with You.
Fasten your seat belts everyone!
Much love South Africa

Amanda said...

What an awesome new day! Happy Four Month Birthday to Chaia :) And so glad to hear Jack is awake and able to speak! I have been waiting on this update all night, thank you. Still kneeling for both children and their families today GOD IS GOOD!!!

Kwolfinger said...

Thanking God for each day we are given. I am not sure there is anything better (OK, well there are but you know what I mean) than hearing your child giggle for the first time! So precious. Love and prayers to you all! ~Kaye

Anonymous said...

"We find Him when we fall apart". I love this truth in Josh Wilson's song. Continue clinging to His truth's. Keep finding the joy in each day. Praising the Lord today for Jack's recovery with speech in tact and for Chaia's laugh! What a precious gift. :D

Sandy said...

ABSOLUTELY PRAISING GOD RIGHT NOW!! Hello, Jack and Happy Birthday, Chaia!
We all wait every day for updates. THANKS for this one!!

Anonymous said...

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thess 5:18

Thank you Lord,
thank you Lord,
thank you Lord,
thank you Lord,
thank you Lord,
thank you Lord,
thank you Lord,
thank you Lord!

We are going to stand. For the LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

We are going to stand and see His salvation.

In Jesus' name.

Anonymous said...

God's mercies are new every morning! Praising Him for new days and new joys. Continuously lifting you up in prayer!
Becky Gross

Anonymous said...

So glad things are good today! Thank you God for guiding Jack's surgeons and keeping Chaia in your arms!!! Happy 4 months Birthday to Chaia!! Lil Chaia laughing, what a rejoicing moment and many more to come!!! Now her personality reveals itself...Yes, hold on to your hats! wheeeee! Babies are sooo much fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah God! It certainly is a new day! Great tune! Happy birthday, Chaia! So glad to hear that both the Thompson and Kelly families are having a good day. Thanking the Lord and continuing to pray for all of you! Sharon and Bruce

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good works oh Lord. Thank You for the blessings you have given to both the Thompson family and the Kelly family. Happy 4 month Birthday to sweet Chaia. God is good, praise him, praise him

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness! tears of joy for both of them! there is nothing like hearing your first child laugh for the first time...so happy for you that you were both there. And tears of joy for Jack as well...! still praying for both of them and you all for a hug, a word, a smile, anything to get you through the lonely times each day. wish we could be there

Meg and Gee said...

Happy birthday, sweet girl! Keep fighting! And way to go Jack!!! Praying, praying, praying.

Michelle said...

Praise God!Happy 4 month's today Chaia!!Glad you got the blessing of her laughing today..Praying for her and Jack.Prayers and Hugs(((:)))) From Kentucky

Wood and Roberta said...

God is good...always good!

Cathy said...


New days....thank you Lord
Chaia's first time laughing...thank you Lord
Jack speaking...thank you Lord


Still continue praying for Chaia, Jack and families. Love to all.

Crystal Blake said...

Praise God for such a wonderful day! Happy 4moBirthday Chaia! I always look forward to every "first" and the first laugh just melts your heart! So glad today was a good day! Go Chaia and Jack! Still kneeling! Thank you for the updates I check daily and send to all the ladies on the prayer chain at work! God Bless all of you!