Oct 10, 2011

{happy one week birthday, little man}

wow. what an incredible week for us.
its been so much harder than we even could have imagined - being in the hospital & all of the tests & the news from doctors - both good & bad.

but also so much sweeter when we get to snuggle with our little man.
i didn't think it was possible to love him so much as we do. it hurts our hearts to be away from him, but the past two nights back home have been good for us, too. we're getting some much needed sleep finally & catching up on laundry & little life things.

we had a quieter weekend with him, followed by a busy monday today with lots of visits from doctors.
they did an ultrasound on his brain this morning to see how the fluid is going down and/or moving/collecting & we don't have an official report back yet. the left side of his brain was about 4x bigger than his right, but it's looking like thats starting to shift & the two sides are more proportional from the looks of things -- off the record. still, we were really glad to hear the news.

sunday was a weepy day for us when little man had his eyes examined & they think he has optic nerve hypoplasia, which just means that the nerves in his eyes don't look like they're quite developed. that could mean lots & lots of things that we wont know for awhile. on the vision scale it could range from almost normal to legally blind, but we've researched it some & feel better about things.

we also really feel like he can see us. he looks straight at us & seems to know who we are.

it doesn't seem fair for him all the time to have all of this going on, but we don't know the big picture. we don't know what plans God has for him, but we do know he is here for a purpose & he is something really special.

we are praying nonstop for our little man. for healing. for peace. that he would know that his parents love him & that Jesus loves him most of all.

thank you all SO much for praying for isaac. its been so encouraging at the end of a really hard day to see so many other people have been praying for him, too. it makes our hearts glad.

32 comments:

  1. Oh, he's adorable!
    I'm so excited for you guys!
    Praying!

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  2. yay, so good to hear a positive update!

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  3. All three of you are such gifts to anyone who knows you. Thanks for your faith in God and your love for your little man!! It was such a blessing to meet him today...thanks for letting me!

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  4. he's BEAUTIFUL! oh my gosh!! you can tell you love him so much just from this picture!! praying for ya'll & much love

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  5. He is so precious!! And you are SO blessed!! I am praying for you guys and your little man! I know that Jesus can do amazing things -- whether we are healed or not! He is already doing amazing miracles in your life and you are both such beautiful and perfect vessels! Much love to you all. (:

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  6. He is absolutely beautiful. I'm sending good vibes your way.

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  7. precious photo. :) and stil believing for the best with isaac. I KNOW big mighty things are ahead for this little man.

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  8. Tears gather as I look at this photo. It is perfection...the mutual love between mother and child. God made NO MISTAKES as He knit Issac in the womb....he is fearfully and wonderfully made. May the doctors continue to give you good reports and prepare you to parent your little guy in the best way possible. Thanks for the update!

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  9. just reading your recent posts- first, congratulations! isaac is such a beautiful baby! i am so glad he is here safely. praying for you and thinking of you. i'm so amazed at your beautiful hearts in a time that must be so hard, yet also so wonderful.

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  10. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you. It is amazing what our belief in God can do for us and get us through. Your faith will give everything meaning and sense. Isaac is a true miracle and little angel from our Great Lord x

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  11. So inspired by your family and the miracle child he has given you. Praying for all three of you. Thank you for sharing your son's story. I feel like I'm getting to witness great things.

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  12. si beautiful and inspiring... thank you so much for your strenght, and tenderness !

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  13. We are honored to join so many in prayer for your family Mindy. You direct us to pray Lord, may Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Your will is for there to be no sickness in heaven- so Lord please release healing here on earth...into precious Isaac's body!

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  14. What a precious picture! Brought tears to my eyes. I am praying for your little Isaac. It is so wonderful that we have a good God we can come to and He ALWAYS hears us!!

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  15. Praying fiercely for your little man. As a mother, I can feel the hurt radiate in those words. I am praying for the floodgates of Yahweh's healing to open and pour over and around your son.

    He is perfect. So, beautiful. God bless you guys.

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  16. God Bless you, Daniel and Isaac. Many prayers are being lifted up to His throne of Grace and Healing. Praise the Lord for what He has already done and for what He is yet doing.

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  17. This picture is so beautiful and priceless. I pray for continued healing.

    Tracy Couse

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  18. Daniel, We are keeping up with you and Mindy and Isaac thru your dad at work. Please know all of you are in our prayers...Isaac is a precious little boy. Mike and Betsy Biggers

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  19. Daniel, Mindy & little Isaac, God Bless you all! A Lowe's friend directed me to your site. You are truly amazing parents, blessed with a beautiful little boy. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You two are such inspirational parents. May God continue to give you the strength and help heal your little miracle. Much love, Monica (Werle) Williamson.

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  20. He's just so beautiful and peaceful in every photo.

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  21. my heart is full... a new baby boy is the most precious thing to behold, yet I ache for you all that Isaac would know your strong love for him, and the comforting presence of God's spirit, that he would know god's love for him that surpasses all understanding. and that he would feel safe in your arms, and may God give him more strength every day. and give you and daniel strength and peace. thank-you for allowing us to look into your lives and pray for you guys even from a distance. you are such an example to me. -emily j

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  22. Your precious boy knows that his parents love him, he can feel your love surrounding him! You are exceptional parents and truly an inspiration. We are lifting all of you up in prayer. God Bless!
    ~The Bishops

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  23. Daniel, hi! It's your co-worker, Claudia. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you, Mindy, and Isaac. Your strength and undying positive attitude through your experiences has been so inspiring! :)

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  24. That photo brings tears to my eyes! Your little man is amazing, lady. The husband and I will continue praying for y'all, we know God will take care of you.

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  25. Oh God, i keep thinking of you and have my family up with news about isaac, though they know you just because what i've told them. I'm so moved by all that's going on with you, colemans. Never do doubt that Isaac knows and loves you, as much as he feels your love. Whatever happens, it is for a reason and i'm so glad that you feel it that way and trust God.

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  26. i love this photo. I love your family. I am praying for you all.

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  27. beautiful picture + post...i am glad that these little comments and prayers are lifting you up and encouraging you; i think it goes both ways though - those of us on this end are definitely encouraged by your faith and strength in sharing your story. God is already using your little man to work on our hearts (at least mine!).

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  28. He is absolutely adorable! And that is a fantastic picture. I've been praying for your precious family all week, and will continue to do so.

    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. " Romans 8:28

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  29. sweet little Tiny. We're all holding him up. And you guys too.

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  30. Love this picture! Praying for you and for Isaac daily. We love you guys!

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  31. I don't know you but reading your posts are a blessing. Isaac is special and God placed him in special hands. Much love to your family. God bless

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  32. Praying for him tonight...right now! Glad you guys got some rest!

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