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Monday, November 8, 2010


What a difference a few years can make!  Two years ago I wrote this post.  To say that our lives were turned upside down that day would be an understatement.  To say that we are far better today than we ever dared to dream or imagine, would be too.

We got Abe's results from the MRI of his spine today and they were "normal".  Normal.  Not my favorite word after entering into the world of parenting a child with special needs.  I prefer "typical", but will take normal in this case! :)

While this doesn't change the make-up of his brain, it does mean that we don't have anything new to deal with either.

We were so proud of him.  He was so strong and brave.  We felt anything but as they wheeled him away to be put under for over 2 hours.

It was amazing to see him wake up and smile at us.  Love this kid something fierce.

Thanks for the prayers.  We felt them all day.


Erica said...

Precious boy. Praising our King for "normal" results. Love you Alexanders!!

Tymm said...

nice yellow socks Abe! And AWESOME SMILE (as usual)!

We prayed like maniacs for you guys that day. Seriously - we just wanna come live with you.


and 2 became 5 said...

Emily, he is so wonderful. Thanks so much for the update.

Cindy said...

He is amazing.

The Young Family said...

I just love this kiddo of yours!!! Oh I hope I get to meet him one day. I have to tell you...he has ministered to my heart. Today was a hard day--but oh my--what that smile of his reminds you of...he truly shines His glory!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing God's grace through Abe!!!!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

His smile takes my breath away!!!

These Three Kings said...

So glad to hear! He is darling!!!!

Lyndsay said...

Praise God!

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

Yeah for the "normal" results! We will continue to keep Abe in our prayers. He is such a blessing to so many - even those of us who have never met him are touched and moved by his strength, courage and cuteness!

Kristi J said...

oh, seeing him like that made me tear him, kristi

Jen said...

Yeah! So glad that you got those normal reslts. He is simply beautiful. His smile is captivating. Love that little boy and you guys.

Jillienne said...

I love love love that smile! Thank you for sharing it with us! You rock Abe!

Rebecca said...

Does Abe ever not smile? I mean, he can light up a room!

Heather said...

Sweet Abe! Smiley Pants! So glad that you got some good results! Glad to hear an update on him...

Kim said...

Oh ... how this boy has my heart!
Praising Him from Hong Kong!
Love & Blessings,

HoodMama said...

Catching up over here! Great news - praise for "normal" coming from the Hill house!

Jennie Allen said...

Praise God Emily! He is so big- so dear! His smile never changes- what a joy.

Anonymous said...

So precious.

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