I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

Enjoying Every Minute...

First, I have to say sorry for the lack of updates. We have been busy, and we are enjoying every minute of being home. Carter has been doing well since coming home. We are all still adjusting to our new "normal" right now. He still has fixators on and casts, so he is not able to sit-up more than 30 degrees. Thankfully, he is content sitting in our loving room floor watching Veggie Tales.  He is still on a lot of pain and sedation medications, but he is much more aware and alert than he has been in months. His silly and happy personality is starting to peek back out. 

We return to Johns Hopkins in 3 weeks. Carter will go back to the operating room to have the fixators, casts, catheter and some stitches removed. They will also scope him to make sure his bladder is not trying to prolapse and everything is intact. 

We are praying that the damage caused to his pelvis will be healed. We are also praying his pelvis will be stable enough to hold his bladder in. We are praying for a miracle. Our dream would be for his pelvis to be rotated to the correct position, stable and for all of the damage to be repaired. I know that may not be God's plan, but we hope he is stable enough to come home where Brandon and I can start looking at other options. We were told "It's as good as its going to get!" By Carter's orthopedic Doctor at Johns Hopkins. Brandon and I both agree it's not as good as its going to get until God says it's as good as its going to get. No matter where we have to go, Brandon and I will make sure Carter has the best care possible. It's crazy the damage one loose screw can cause, but we know God has a perfect plan. Right now we feel like we are in the midst of a flood. As soon as we think its starting to clear up, we are hit by another storm. We will continue to have Faith. Faith that God will heal Carter. Faith He will lead us to where Carter needs to be, and faith to give him all of our needs. Thank you all so much for all of your continued prayers. Praise Him and keep them coming!!! To Him be the Glory!!!

Playing in Mamas fountain. We're we suppose to keep the cast dry? Whoops?! ;)
Dada and Carter caught a fish!!! Carter wanted it back in the water!
The King of our house taking his nap. 
Happy Independence Day. We were SO happy to celebrate at HOME!!!


  1. It's so good to see that sweet smile. We are praying for Carter and your family. He is so lucky to have such wonderful parents! I always read your updates on here to our children and Chad. We have been praying together as a family for all of you.

    With Love,
    Angie, Chad, Austin, & Brooklynn Robinson

  2. We are praying for Gods will to be done! We have been thinking about your new "normal" and wondering how everything was going:) Carter looks wonderful and we are so excited he is getting his spunk back!! Love The Wakleys

  3. Thank you for the updates, will keep praying for Carter and his family, God bless all of you! We all are thankful for every little progress he is making, I can not imagine what all you are going thru, I pray for strength for You and your husband. Thinking about you so much!!!! Christa

  4. I LOVED seeing the cute and silliness of Carter with those sunglasses! Such a little boy! I agree, don't ever believe a doctor when they say something like that. No one knows what the future may hold. It WILL get better. Take care and continued thoughts and prayers for you all.

  5. praying for this sweet little boy....

  6. After reading this I am in tears. First let me say to God be the glory!! I see the lord working through the parents by having faith and being strong. For what ever the reason, God truly has a plan for your family. God has truly blessed you with an amazing little boy. Continue to believe because I personally believe God will make a change in Carter's illness. God is so awesome an able. I'm praying for Carter & the family. Love & God bless from my home to yours.