Tuesday, March 17, 2009

my boys in blue



93 comments:

The Burgess Family said...

He looks great!!! I am sure you are excited to see him with no tubes and attachments to his face!!! Praying things keep going in a great direction!

AmberS said...

He looks SO good!!!

LeeAnn said...

So precious (Jonah, not you Matt, sorry!). Although Matt, you WITH Jonah is precious too! :)

Patrice, he definitely looks like you!!

Baby Bird said...

What a handsome boy! And it is wonderful to see the tube gone! Still praying!
Hugs! Aimee P

Brandy said...

very handsome men you have there, patrice :)

Kirsten: said...

GREAT pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kathy L. said...

He is so sweet....Everyone is in love with him, thank you for sharing through your pain.

Anonymous said...

Jonah is beautiful and he looks SO good. Still praying for you and your precious son!

Tracy said...

He looks great!! So nice to see him with no tubes and GREAT to see him in color. What a handsome little boy!!

www.asthestueweworldturns.blogspot.com

Judy said...

I love the new blog look! It's beautiful! And your boys in blue are just precious! I haven't commented a lot but I'm praying for you guys. I'm sure this is extremely difficult for you to see your precious gift from God in such pain! I'm praying every day that he won't be in pain! My heart just hurts for him, but I know that God can use your awesome doctors to bring him healing!

Natalie said...

he looks soooo much better! glad to see him like this!

Krystal said...

I haven't written much, but I'm still reading your blog daily and praying for Jonah and all. He does look good and so very cute!

Lauren said...

patrice, his face looks so good! i am just amazed at the improvements. i'm sorry to hear about his little hands--do the doctors think that they will get better, or are they just going to stay raw and bandaged up? awesome pictures, though. i know you're so proud!

Jenny said...

Oh what a gorgeous boy your are Jonah! We are still sending so many prayers to the Father for you, that you will continue to grow strong and healthy so soon you can go home with your beautiful mummmy and daddy. God be with our Little Boy Blue!!!
Lots of Love
Doug and Jenny from Perth, Downunder
xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxxo

purejoy said...

patrice, he is beautiful!! no wires, tubes or anything on that sweet head. he is one handsome boy, being held by one handsome daddy.
blessings to you as you continue to wait for the diagnosis.

Mimi said...

He looks so good!! Blue is a great color for him!

Kami

Heidi said...

What a beautiful sweet little boy. I pray god will save him from a life of pain, heal him to live a LONG healthy life with you both.

Misty said...

I have been following your story for a couple of weeks now & if I was closer, I would do more. I will donate, though, bc you need it & your son needs it.

Jonah is amazing. Truly amazing.

Julie said...

So handsome!!! Jonah is so darn cute - he gets me every time!!! His cheek is really healing up nicely!!!!

Prayers!!

Kristina said...

Jonah is looking so healthy and big! It brought a smile to my face to see him. Great pictures of your boys in blue!

Desha said...

It is so nice to see his sweet face without tubes. He looks awesome! I am loving that curly blond hair.

Kelsey said...

He looks so cute...I am talking about Jonah of course! I am so glad to hear that he has had a couple of good days. Yeah!

Michelle said...

Jonah looks so good. His face is really improving from the pics we have all seen. Hopefully, that means the rest of his body will heal too. Still praying for sweet Jonah and you both. God is so good!!!!!

blessedmomto7 said...

Jonah looks SO RELAXED in daddy's arms!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Jonah is looking incredible! He's really even starting to outgrow that itty bitty newborn look and turing into quite the handsome young man :-) I hope his hands and feet get the memo that his body is healing. Continued prayers for your requests. Dawn M.

Mindy said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!!

Carol said...

I just read every single entry from the day Jonah was born, to today, and I wept the entire time. You are an amazing woman of God. Jonah is a precious gift of life. Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy. I am praying for you, your husband, and your little one. He created Jonah! He is a miracle worker!

RLR said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos! Jonah looks so good! And Matt looks so happy! He must be feeling better (no mask!).

apettitt said...

He is so handsome!!!! He looks like his mommy!!! Sorry Matt...hehe Praying for you guys!!! Hope Jonah has many more good days ahead!!! Love ya!!

Anonymous said...

Great photos!! Beautiful! Happy! Wonderful!

I don't know if we are able to ask questions or not...however, I don't understand how his face has healed so well yet the rest of his body has not. I am hoping the rest of his body will begin to heal.

I think tomorrow is a big day for you and your family. I will be thinking of each of you.

Continue to have these great moments.

Kimberly
WI

Jane said...

I am finally back online, but Leigh has been calling me every day to read me the updates. What a blessing to have a wonderful day, praying many more are ahead. Jonah is looking great. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you.

Cathi_in_TX said...

He is absolutely beautiful. I am continuing to pray for Jonah.

Amy said...

Loving the blue. I can't believe Matt let you wrap him in Carolina colors, though.

Make sure you're whispering all kinds of good stuff about his Aunt Amy in Jonah's ear. It's been too long since I've spent some time with the little guy.

Jennay said...

Jonah is looking so great! I'm so happy you guys had a good weekend! Continuing to keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Oh how very very precious...and I notice no tubes! how exciting!

_gayathri

Miss Cook said...

Patrice, I can almost promise you I've seen you stick your bottom lip out that EXACT same way, pretending to pout! So adorable! (P.S. As soon as I get to a Kinko's, I'm sending Jonah a new picture of his mom and dad...and all I'm going to say is that it includes a pink feather boa!) Hee hee.

Kristie said...

Jonah looks so so much better. Praise God for a handsome boy~~

Tabatha said...

This is precious! God is wonderful!

Donna said...

What a beautiful baby Jonah is!!
Prayers continue.....

Rachel said...

He is beautiful! I am so happy for you and your family! Go Jonah go!

Tara said...

Isn't it amazing how God is making HIMself famous through Jonah! What a precious thing to share with him one day! When we are weak, he is strong! Praise you LORD!
Praying for you daily.
Tara in OK

lottfam said...

He's even more precious with his eyes open! And could his daddy be any more proud?!? I pray for you daily and will especially be praying for you tomorrow.

mom2caden said...

He is absolutely adorable!! It is wonderful to see him free of those annoying tubes. I pray that he will continue to eat and grow and improve every day.
You are still in our prayers!

Ben Saunders said...

Matt and Patrice,

My wife and I (Ben and Dana Saunders) met you guys at Brenner the last weekend of February. Our son Garrett was admitted Saturday the 28th. I don't know if you all remember us or not, if not that's ok. Garrett was sent home a week later, on Sunday. I just wanted you guys to know that my 2 1/2 yr. old daughter (as well as Dana and myself) pray for Jonah every night before she goes to bed. I'm SUPER exited to hear about his progress! We'll continue to lift your family up. God bless you guys.

The Van Ordens said...

He looks amazing! Hope his days continue to be perfect!

Anonymous said...

He looks great!!! Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Abby

Melissa said...

He is beautiful! And I must say blue is his color! : )

Alison said...

What a beautiful beautiful boy!!!! He looks so great! His face has healed a lot. Thanks for posting! :) Praying for you as always.

Alison

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby boy and his proud papa! We're still praying for many, many more good days and steady healing!

Anonymous said...

Jonah looks great! And Matt looks like a very proud and happy daddy! Praying that every day gets easier and Jonah continues to improve.

Gail
Annapolis, MD

Anne Conover said...

I love how his little eyelashes are blond :) He looks like he's getting big - changed already since 2 weeks ago. I expect to soon see him in some demon deacon colors? love you all!

Anonymous said...

Trice, that second picture of Jonah looks so much like baby you!
Love! --Kat

Anonymous said...

I have been following along your story and just wanted to let you know that I had added prayers for Baby Jonah and his parents. You have an amazing outlook and I do believe in a positive attitude and all the good it can do. Will keep praying for improvements that will get you home!

Alisa said...

Jonah is looking so much more alert. It is wonderful to see him in Matt's arms. They both look very handsome.:)

Diana Lopez said...

Once again GOD IS GOOD. god bless your family....

Mary Schubert-Robinson said...

Hey Patrice. Just now writing something but check your blog daily. Miss you bunches and am praying daily for you and your family. Hard to know what to say, you make me look at my own 2 differently. Can't read about Jonah without feeling humbled, being reminded about how blessed I am. Kaitlyn in 6 now and Shon will be 3 in June. SCHS isn't the same without you. I love you Patrice. Mom is reading your blog as well and would love to see some pics of Deac!

brightleigh said...

Beautiful boys! Jonah's face does look better, and he looks mighty content. I guess you see my mom is back online after about a week. It was killing her not being able to check your blog. I am really glad you have had some good days. We continue to pray for you and love you. Know you will be on our hearts tomorrow.
Much love,
The Bright Family

sarah said...

He is just so precious.

Jennifer Pelkey said...

I love that little face! So adorable!
Jennifer, Darren, Matthew and Charlie Pelkey
Elkin, NC

Katherine said...

He looks so much like you, Patrice! So much fun. He just gets cuter every day, and it's fun to get to see him as he changes. As always, praying for great things!

Brandi said...

He is looking so good! And what a handsome little bugger he is!

Madison said...

He looks just like his Momma!

Tiffany said...

Patrice, I got to the third picture and did a double take - he looks just like you! I love little guys in blue too - so sweet!Matt looks so happy and proud - it makes me smile! Praying for more good days, healing for his hands, and good news tomorrow! Love, Tiffany

jcclifton said...

Oh my, blue is his color. He is so beautiful. I pray for sweet Jonah and for you every day. Thank you for keeping us up to date. He is such a cutie pie. Love and prayers from North Florida - love, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

I truly do as a sister in Christ love Jonah ,you and matt. My husband and I are petitioning our Lord Jesus for baby jonah. WE BELIEVE that God is soooo much bigger than any diagnosis and in his first few weeks of life Jonah has done more for The Kingdom than most do in a life time. I pray that you will soon be able to rock him in baby blue in the comfort of your own home. All our love in the Name above all names Jesus

Rose said...

He is such a cute boy!

Vonda said...

We are praying non-stop for Jonah! He has been on my heart all day long. He sure looks good in blue! What a handsome little man!

Maryellen said...

He is so precious. I am praying even harder for his hands and feet. God is able !

Blessings,
Maryellen N.J.

Anonymous said...

He looks so good! What sweet pictures. Still praying here in AZ.

Barbara

momma said...

jonah looks GREAT - no tubes!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!

velvet brick said...

HE LOOKS FANTASTIC!!!!!! I can't believe how healed and healthy he is! Kiss dat sweet baby for us all! ; )
VB

avbernat said...

My heart skipped a beat, he is ADORABLE!!!! Look how happy Matt is to hold him in his arms... Such a proud daddy!!! I pray for you all, every morning and every night.

K said...

I think he looks like his momma!

Jennifer W. said...

He looks just like you Patrice and he is SO beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow, He's really looking great. We will continue to pray in Missouri!

Leslie

ashpuck said...

Looking at the pictures of Jonah brought this song to mind.

Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He's on the run and your daddy's here,

Beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,

Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It's getting better and better,

Beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,

Out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait,
To see you to come of age,
But I guess we'll both,
Just have to be patient,
Yes it's a long way to go,
But in the meantime,

Before you cross the street,
Take my hand,
Life is just what happens to you,
While your busy making other plans,

Beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy,
Darling,
Darling,
Darling Sean (Johan).

Many blessings,
~Ashley

Baby Bird said...

Dear Patrice (& Matt):
I just wanted you both to know that I will be praying for you both tomorrow...hopefully your wait to find out what type of EB Baby Jonah has will be over...and no matter the outcome I know you Know that the Father is in control!
May God bless you both with sweet rest tonight!
Love and prayers! Aimee P.

Anonymous said...

Matt and Patrice,

I cannot believe how good Jonah looks; I am so happy for you guys. I am also so happy to hear that feeds and pain control are going well. I miss you all.

Still praying,
Stacey

jaime s said...

Could this kid be any cuter?????

WONDERFUL pics!!!

The Fugate's said...

He is so beautiful!!!! Well, your husband is a cutie, but I'm talking about the newest man in your life :) Jonah, you are so sweet and so beautiful! You get your amazing strength from your Mommy and Daddy, you will be so proud of them one day :)

RZ said...

so beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

he is beautiful. absolutely beautiful.
continuing to lift you up to our Father in Heaven,
Daisy (Alabama)

Jude's Mom said...

I know we don't know each other, but I read about Jonah everyday on your blog... I love to see pictures.. I just think he is absolutely adorable and these recent pictures are the best! You have a beautiful son. Praying in Austin TX, -Robin

Laura said...

I've just spent a couple hours reading your entire blog. Your faith and positive attitude are a fantastic witness to our amazing God. Jonah is looking great! Hooray for your perfect day this weekend! I'm adding you to my blog and my prayer list.

Greta said...

Seriously?! How sweet and cute is he???

Cynthia said...

Hi! He looks like you Patrice, esp. in the first photo! Adorable!

LoveLladro said...

Lord have mercy you have some cute boys! Glad to see he is out and being held and that Matt can be there! Still praying for you guys. Thanks again for letting us take this walk with you!

Jenny said...

He looks great! I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jax Hatmaker said...

He is so precious!

Anonymous said...

Jonah is sooo adorable! Seeing him look so good with no tubes must make you feel great too! I will keep praying hard that things continue moving in a positive direction. He is such a precious little gift from God, and I believe the Lord has great things in store for him.
Ashley in Phoenix

Anonymous said...

What a precious and handsome little man baby, your Jonah is one special little guy! Thanks again for sharing him with us all. lifting up lots of prayers for your sweet family.
I love you all bunches.
Gina

Krystal said...

What a gorgeous baby boy! Looking so handsome in blue!

I am praying for you and your family...

Mountain Angels said...

Prayer Works!!!
So glad to see Jonah doing better. We are keeping him in our prayers at Church in The Wildwood, where Granny Jones attends. God Bless you.