Monday, May 11, 2009

A Day Late, Is A Month in Blog Terms

Happy Mother's Day! And Happy Birthmothers' Day! Read about it here.

What did we do for Mother's Day? Well, thanks for asking!

We had some friends over for lunch. I made french dip sandwiches in the crock pot. The meat didn't turn out as flavorful as usual. I don't know why. I just checked the recipe again and I put in everything. It would not be uncommon for me to realize that I forgot a key ingredient. Next time, I'll add more beef bouillon cubes.

I served watermelon (not very sweet), chips, carrots, snap peas and dip and made an apple pie for dessert.

At least the apple pie was good.

After they left, Drew cleaned up. I took a short nap while Levi slept and then another short nap while Levi nursed.

Drew had promised to take the boys to the park and they were just getting ready. I mentioned I might go. Sage said it was just for boys. Drew reminded him it was Mother's Day and I could do what I want.

I ran upstairs to change. And they left.

My phone started ringing with the familiar tune of Drew's ring.

He couldn't find the DVD to return to Blockbuster. I was glad that he thought of that, I didn't want to pay another $1 for The Day the Earth Stood Still. I was also glad because it meant that Levi and I didn't get left behind.

I watched Sage practice batting at the T. I watched Kolby sit in the outfield and pour dirt from one hand to the other. I watched Levi practice sitting. I watched Sage practice fielding the ball. I watched Kolby move the dirt from his hands to his crocs and pour it back and forth from one croc to the other. I watched Levi roll over. I watched Kolby wander away toward the play set. I watched Kolby steal someone's soccor ball. (I made him return it.)

Then, I watched Kolby climb the rock wall all by himself, and jump off the bridge, all by himself.

That night, I thanked God for Kolby's beautiful feet. Feet that enable him to wear shoes in which he can use to hold dirt, feet that enable him to wander away, kick a soccor ball, climb a wall and break his fall from jumping off the bridge.

They are beautiful feet! Romans 10:15b "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

I just went back to the archives to link to a picture of Kolby's club feet and realized I never posted them on here! Our internet went down and then our computer blew up right after he was born.

He is less than a week old in this picture.

This is still in the hospital.

I cried looking at these pictures again. My sweet boy. God is good. So good. I never want to forget that.


  1. Wow, Kristy, those pictures are dramatic. I'm almost crying too! How amazing that God put you with just the right doctors so that Kolby could be the busy active little man he is now, with no surgeries or anything like that... You are right-- God is so good.

  2. wow, i am in awe of that work of God. i love those sweet feet too. happy mom's day to you!

  3. is it not amazing to live in an age and place where a thing like that can be "easy" to fix- compared to the alternative?

    and, i just melt at pictures of sweet little babies!!!


  4. Amazing Kristy! What a gift God has given you in Kolby, and what an opportunity to praise Him in all things. Wow.

  5. gretchen from lifenutTue May 12, 01:09:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing! I had no idea. You have been given a special vantage as his mom. Every hop, skip, and jump, every stubbed toe is a miracle.

    My gosh, he was a beautiful newborn, too. Look at that DARK hair!

  6. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for the Birthmother's Day link!
    What a beautiful story and reminder of God's faithfulness!

    Hope you had a great birthday!

  7. Thank you so much for the sweet card. You are the best. I am so blessed to have such amazing friends praying for us.
    We love you guys!

  8. God is good. HE perfectly reformed Kolby's feet, what a true testimony of HIS goodness!


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