Thursday, July 23, 2009

Footprints

According to Gaines' nurse, today was a pretty good day. He rested most of the day and his breathing was not labored. He spent some of the day in his "bouncy" chair and the nurses held him some of the day as well. He is also up to 7 pounds 3 ounces.

On a different note, I have been asked to speak at a Charity Golf Tournament. Basically, a luncheon will be held the day of the tournament and I will share Gaines' story with the golfers. The purpose of me speaking is to better inform the golfers of the "NICU experience". The tournament benefits a non-profit organization based in Montgomery, AL known as The Footprints Ministry. The Footprints Ministry supports families who have had a baby admitted to the NICU. Their web page pretty much sums up their mission by stating "Our prayer is that we will share the love of Christ with NICU families and provide support and encouragement to them during the most exciting and difficult time in their life". If you would like to learn more about this ministry, their website is listed below.

www.nicufootprints.org

By the way, Gaines is 3 months old tomorrow, Friday, July 24th. He has come so far in these past three months. Brittany and I know his progress is directly attributed to answered prayers. That being said, please continue to pray for him.

Beau



5 comments:

Diana said...

Happy three month birthday Gaines! Yeah, for Gaines having a good day. Praying for many many more of those.

CW said...

Good luck at the speaking engagement. Remember to tell some funny stories and just imagine that you're naked. Or that they are. Either way, make sure you wear pants. Happy 3 months, Gaines, he get some new stuff for his condo?

Thomas and Jamie said...

Happy 1/4 year birthday big boy!! So FUN to be celebrating this here!! And yes...we are still praying here in Canyon, TX!!!

Jennifer said...

so glad you guys are back in Alabama and experiencing just the tiniest bit of normality. All of us at Anchor continue to pray for sweet Gaines and his family! Hugs! Jennifer

Avery Tales said...

Wow! Gaines is already 3 months? He's such an amazing little miracle! I'm so happy to hear that you will be speaking at the Footprints golf tournament. I'm a Footprints volunteer in Birmingham. I'm hoping to make it down there to help out at the golf tournament, maybe we'll get a chance to meet.