Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Blessing...and the Blessings


Remember this post about little Sully, my niece's baby who was born with kidney problems? Well, we are thrilled to report that his doctors are nothing short of amazed at how well he is doing. His issues still have to be monitored on an ongoing basis, of course, but he is clearly thriving despite them...due in large part, I believe, to the love and care of his parents. (And many answered prayers.)

Here he is with Mom on the day he was blessed.

He put in some quality time with Dad, too!

Look at that happy smile. What a lucky little guy he is.

Yep, I said it. He's lucky, despite the health problems he'll be dealing with, on one level or another, throughout his life. Sullivan is lucky because of his family, and his siblings-to-be will count themselves lucky too...not just in their parents, but in having a big brother who knows how to walk through struggles with the joy available to all of us who are loved deeply and well. This little Sully is going to develop a strength and wisdom beyond his years, and everyone around him will be blessed many times over.

*Note: My sister, aka Grandma, tells me Sullivan already possesses a personality beyond his years. Apparently, he brought that gift with him...no development needed!


Can't wait to get my hands on this baby! (He and his parents are coming to our Newport Beach reunion at the end of this month.)

=D

22 comments:

jen said...

I've been on vacation these last few days and haven't had a chance to log on. What a beautiful baby. I'm so happy he's doing well, and I hope his prognosis is good.
And thanks for the shout-out yesterday. I've missed your blog this week.

Cherie said...

Beautiful pictures!
I am so happy to hear that baby Sully (love that name!) is doing much better.
He has the cutest smile, especially for such a young one!

Karen Mortensen said...

He is adorable. Glad he is doing so well. It is amazing what prayer can do.

Karen Sue said...

I'm OK with being past the baby stage of my own life, but sometimes your hands just ITCH for some baby time of just cuddlin' up and cheek tweekin'!!
I think Sully has got it...

Joy For Your Journey said...

What a cute baby!! I love the smiling pictures. You just want to pick him up and hug him!!

I am glad things are going better for the little guy.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

He is absolutely adorable. His personality shines through in these pictures...
You know, I always have such tremendous admiration for parents who have to endure all the trials associated with having a child with health problems. God truly gives them the strength they need. It's great news to hear he is doing better. God bless them all.

Lisalulu said...

I remember him so well. and am so thankful for his health.. I saw pictures a while back on Heathers blog... and knew he was on the right track. So thankful!

Roger and LeAnn said...

Loved the pictures and the thoughts.
I have two granddaughters who have had health problems and I can say that these little spirits that come down with these challenges are indeed great blessings and they are unique in their gifts.
Hugs to you! LeAnn

karen said...

He sure is a cute little guy! I'm happy to hear he's doing well and thriving. And how exciting - his first beach vacation!

Nancy said...

Sully is adorable!! I am a personal witness to the "strength within" that is given to children with special needs! Many blessings and prayers to Sully and his Mom and Dad.

Sue said...

Thanks to all of you for you kind thoughts and continued prayers. You are THE BEST.

=)

PS. Actually, Karen, this won't be Sully's first beach vacation. He's already been to Hawaii because his grandpa was making a movie there! What can I say. The kid gets around... ;)

Annette Lyon said...

He's gorgeous (just want to eat him up!). So glad he's doing so well!

Darlene said...

Love these pictures of Sully. He is so adorable and I can't wait to see him at the Beach House. I think I have had Dick print every picture of him since he was born. I will have a regular album.

Katie Blacker said...

such happy news. Family vacations are the best. Have so much fun together! (I know I don't need to tell you that)

Kristin said...

Thanks everyone for your love, support and prayers! We have definitely felt the power that they bring. We feel so blessed!

Myrna Foster said...

He is such a cute little guy! What a smile! I'm glad he's doing better.

Amy said...

Oh what an angel! I am so glad to hear he is doing so well. I am hearing about so many medical miracles today, my heart is just full.

BECKY said...

Oh, Sue! He is adorable!! I don't blame you for being anxious to "get your hands" on him!! And how wonderful that he is doing so well! :)

Jess said...

SO glad he's doing well, he is quite darling. Sniff his head once for me!

NBlake said...

I am here now with him, and it is pretty fun. Can't wait for all of us to be together at the beach house!

Just ME the MOM said...

What great news and such a darling little guy!

Kristin

Sweetums5 said...

Great photos! He's beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting last July 7th on my Word-filled Wednesday post. I appreciate it! Sorry to visit only now! Blessings!

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