Our son Maxton was diagnosed with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at his 19 week ultrasound. Maxton was born on 3/3/09 at Vanderbilt University. He fought hard for 18 days but earned his wings on 3/21/09. Maxton was an inspiration to many during his brief time on earth and has forever changed our lives. If your child is diagnosed with CDH, please feel free to contact us. Maxton may no longer live here on earth, but he will live forever in our hearts...

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Big News!!

I have some big news. PLease pray for us as things here are kind hectic.

David and I are moving to Kentucky. We both quit our jobs this week. My last day is on July 29th, his on July 24th. Please pray that we quickly find jobs there. It is VERY unlike me to quit my job without having one, but I have decided to have faith that I will find something! We will be living with my parents until our house sells, so pray for that too... :-) Kinda scary!!

We are very excited about this move, but understandably scared. We had been trying to move last summer when we found out we were pregnant. We ended up staying here (thank goodness!) and now are ready to go. Our life has been so uncertain lately and it felt good to finally decide where we would be and what direction we are taking as a couple. It will be nice to be closer to my family and closer to Max's grave. It will be sad to leave David's parents though.

This past week I was able to meet with Kristi and Craig, Kaden's parents. It was wonderful- like visiting with old friends. Thanks Kristi and Craig for letting me invade your vacation. :-) I think it really helped me to visit with you all.

The hospital called yesterday about Max's autopsy (I think). They left a message and it was too late to call back when I got home, but I will call them on Monday. I know this will be a difficult thing to do, but we are ready to hear the results. They were specifically looking at his brain bleed and other bleeding issues, as well as possible organ damage during his repair surgery.

Remember, there are only a few days left if you are planning to mail blue envelopes for CDH to Ellen show. If you are not able to mail envelopes, please email Oprah on WEDNESDAY JULY 15TH to suggest CDH as a show topic. We are hoping to raise awareness about this awful defect! Thanks guys.


FaithCDH said...

Keeping you all in our prayers. We all have to take leaps of faith sometimes. I have a good feeling about all this for you.

Jaime's World said...

WOW, that IS big news! I wish you both the best, you deserve some "good" in your lives! (Tom and I are currently staying in Covington, KY).
Sending our love and prayers!
P.S. Thank you for continuing to peek in on Jaime, that means a lot to us! :-)

Chanda D Brady said...

You are totally in my prayers! It's a big step and scary, but most good things are. ...I know how hard it is to be away from family and with Max being buried that way, it's a blessing that you guys will be nearer. ....I hope that time won't fly too fast for you and that you're able to take care of all of the business of moving efficiently. ....feeling you're part of a family I've joined that is always somewhere in my thoughts, Chanda

Shawn said...

I'm so excited to hear about your move. God is good, and will take good care of you. I know you'll find a job soon, but most importantly, I think it's fabulous that you'll be so close to Maxton. I still wear his bracelet with pride, right next to Kamryn's.


Vince and Patty said...

That is amazing news. We am sure you both will find jobs and that everything will work out just the way that it is suppose to! We think about you guys all the time. Much love from NY.

Jeff and Julie Tuley said...

Good to hear that you are going to move to KY. You had talked about it the last time we got together. God's blessings as you make the move!

Bree said...

Wow- what a life change. How exciting! Wishing you an uneventful and easy transition.

I'm going to go check out the Ellen and Oprah thing.