Kindness from a Nurse and Packing the Bag

The day was a quiet one for Melanie and Baby. We continue to be grateful for your prayers! Mid-day, Melanie’s nurse asked her if she had any lunch guests coming, and she said no (Nathan was working). The nurse wondered if she would like to go outside and eat lunch together, and Melanie was very happy about that. The nurse pushed her down to a picnic table, and they enjoyed the stunning weather. Truly, our weather today felt like Colorado: crisp, almost cool, and breezy. Totally delightful.

On the home front, Anna worked with the little girls on pulling out baby things. They also put together a diaper bag of things for Baby Brother.

We continue to trust and wait, and Baby Max is another day stronger!



“And therefore will the LORD wait,
that he may be gracious unto you,

and therefore will he be exalted,
that he may have mercy upon you:

for the Lord is a God of judgment:
blessed are all they that wait for him.”

Isaiah 30:18

God is Good … And the Waiting Continues

Things are still in the waiting stage. Yesterday, Nathan and Melanie toured the NICU. Their prayer request is that Baby Max waits to be born until he’s ready to go home, thus skipping a NICU stay.

The doctor and hospital are keeping close tabs on Melanie and the Baby. I guess this little one will have a July birthday. Pretty perfect—Abigail, Bethany, and Christina have birthdays in May, June, and August, so he’ll fit right in there.

Dad and Mom ran errands in Kansas City today, and they brought lunch in to Melanie (Chipotle!). It was a special time. While they were there, Melanie got a delivery of flowers and chocolates :).

Thank you for your prayers! We’re so grateful!

Joyfully His,

Melanie and Baby Max with flowers.
Melanie and Baby Max with flowers.
Uncle Jesse and Aunt Mary helped to expend the little girls' energy tonight by games of tag.
Uncle Jesse and Aunt Mary helped to expend the little girls’ energy tonight by games of tag.


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“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31