How did it happen? How did the time pass by so quickly? How is our little baby turning into a bright little boy right before our eyes? It seems like just yesterday that I wrote an entry about Elijah turning seven months…and now tonight Elijah turns eight months. The last eight months seem to have gone by so quickly, like that car that passes you driving too fast on the freeway. At the same time, it feels like Elijah should be eight years old with all he’s been through. All we know is that we love him to pieces. Can’t wait to see what the next eight months will bring.
This is a story of overcoming the odds, putting trust in God, and the miracle of prayer. Our son, Elijah, was born in August of 2007. As a result of the oxygen deprivation that occured during his birth he spent his first three (agonizing) weeks in the hospital. When he was seven days old, we were told that Elijah had "severe brain damage" on both sides of his brain. At that moment we entered Elijahland and we've been here ever since. We're learning to live with the diagnoses Elijah has started to accumulate, but mostly we're grateful that God chose us to be his parents. It is truly a privilege to live in Elijahland with our handsome boy. Thanks for visiting.