Sunday, June 14, 2009

jonah meets weston

Today we had the honor of meeting Weston and his parents. Weston has Recessive Dystrophic EB. You can find out more about how we became friends with Weston here, but the most important part is this: Weston gave us hope when we didn't have much. When all the doctors were telling us how bad it was, Weston's mom, Dana, sent us pictures of Weston LIVING - bowling, playing ping pong, hanging out with friends. It was exactly what we all needed - optimism, life, hope for Jonah's future.

Weston is up here for some dental work (from Texas!), and they traveled from Chapel Hill today just to see us! We went out to Sagebrush for lunch, and then Weston, his parents, my mom, and Shaina all went bowling. Weston and Shaina are the same age, and Shaina has become friends with both Weston and Dana since Jonah's birth.

We're so happy to have met Weston, and will never, ever forget the great gift he gave us in a time of hopelessness.

Thanks, Weston. Come back soon!



31 comments:

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. What an inspiration he is and Jonah will be. =)

Anonymous said...

We had a great time! I still can't believe we finally met all of you :)

Dana Zucha

Shaina N said...

Awesome!

I think it's also awesome that your sister's name is Shaina... there aren't many of us out there!

Stacey said...

Thanks to Weston and his family for sharing their story and providing support for sweet Jonah and his family. I know it had to be great for them to finally meet you! Thanks for letting us (blogreaders) meet you too!!

We'll continue to pray for both families!!

Amanda said...

what a miracle. Good bless Weston and Jonah.

Anonymous said...

Weston is a God send. He is an inspiration to many.

Kelly Rose said...

Gosh, that is so great! I am so glad y'all have that relationship!

melanie said...

Two beautiful blonde haired boys! Both strong and inspiring.

Kimberly said...

So glad you got to meet them! It has to be encouraging to see some light at the end of the tunnel!!

Heather said...

That is so, so awesome! What an answer to prayer!

Melissa.M.Loss said...

That's so nice that you all got to meet him and that his family gave you so much hope!

Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

M&P, This is AWESOME! How exciting to get to meet Weston and his family, to be given another gift of hope. I can't wait to hear more about it.

Love,
Katherine

Morning Glory Minis said...

That is SO cool!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Weston! What a champ. You are SO HANDSOME! Thanks for giving hope to others. You make me smile. Patrice makes me smile too (when she is not making me cry!). My husband would say I just cry easy! So glad you all got to meet and to connect in a face to face manner. May this lead to MANY years of friendship! Jennifer in Southeast, NC

Happy and tired said...

What a gift. Hope is such a wonderful blessing. What a great story. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

How neat! I met Dana online awhile ago and we live in the same town. I actually ran into her at Target one day. She gave me your blog address the other day, and I was just checking in and saw this post. That is so awesome! What a small world it is!

Laura A said...

Wow - I'm so thrilled for all of you. Weston is obviously an amazing kid, and well, you know how I feel about Jonah! So glad you were able to meet!

Weston and Dana- my family and I live in McKinney - just wanted to let you know that other Texans love you, too!

Jonah - I am so excited to see what God is going to do in your life, and all the things you'll be doing when you're Weston's age!

Love and prayers to all of you!
Laura

Becca B. said...

I love this story! God gives us what (or who) we need, just when we need them! Those are two amazing boys!

Kirsten: said...

That is awesome! So glad ya'll found each other!

Anonymous said...

How special to have met Weston! I live in Kansas and read your blog daily. Jonah is touching so many people in so many ways. He is such a cutie and may I say that you don't look like you had a baby recently! And... I too suffer from the same addiction as you....I am a Targetholic. Maybe we can have a support group...I know, let's meet at Target by the dollar bins!

Kara said...

Weston truly is a hero! And an adorable one at that. Him and Jonah both have so much hope to bring to the world...thanks for sharing your visit with us all!

Stars in the sky said...

How great for all of you! Love the group photo! Smiles all the way around!

Rachaellh said...

I love the picture of Weston & Jonah together. So glad that you got to meet in person and spend some time together.

Erin Edwards said...

Yay! I am so glad you were able to meet up with this family:)

Any luck with the laundry?

Wanda said...

Patrice & Matt,What a great weekend you had. How wonderful it must have been to meet Weston & his parents. To be able to have a glimpse of how Jonah will be in years to come.

Great pictures of Jonah, so eye catching. He grows more beautiful every day..his eys definitely get your attention & now his expressions too.

Hope his little hands continue to adust to being unwrapped..such sweet little fingers.

May prayers & lots of love,

Just Add Walter said...

glad you had such a great weekend!

Kristi said...

I just found your blog last week and think you are great! Jonah is so sweet and so cute. I have added him to my daily prayers. Thanks for sharing your and his inspirational story.

Oh I am a Targetaholic too! =)

~Kristi, Castle Rock, CO

Jane said...

What a beautiful story, thank you for sharing. Weston is a handsome young fellow just as Jonah will be. It was an inspiration to see these 2 kids together.

Channe said...

Ooh how sweet!! Weston loks like such a nice young man. Thanks for sharing the pics!

Anonymous said...

Hey, You forgot to mention how perfect Jonah was at the restaurant!!
Dana Z.