Sunday, December 26, 2010

JONAH WALKS!

I don't have long, but I just wanted to let you know, if you don't follow me on Twitter, that Jonah took his first steps on Christmas Eve. It was the best gift we could have asked for, and we continue to be amazed and thank God for all Jonah is able to do. (In the nature of Jonah, he waited to start walking until he had a huge crowd around who applauded him thunderously every time... he hasn't really done it since.)






Thanks to Aunt Katherine's sweet daddy for these videos. I'll have more once I get mine off my video camera. I know you'll be waiting on the edge of your seat to see him do the same thing over and over again from a slightly different angle.


On the face front, things are SO MUCH better. The night of the 23rd, he was still looking so rough, but we went to the Christmas Village thing anyway, thankyouverymuch. The morning of the 24th, his nose and cheek were completely healed with the scabs coming off. It seriously was an overnight miracle. His top lip is still rough and he has one big one left on his forehead, but it's scabbed and not causing him any pain. Thank you so much for your prayers. I know that they are what healed him.


Love you all. MERRY CHRISTMAS! (I'll have photos when we get home but we got snowed in for one more day. I can't say that I'm upset about it.)

24 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh! I AM SO EXCITED! Great videos! He looked so proud of himself. YAY JONAH!

stiner0305 said...

way to go jonah!! he is such a cutie. just want to come and give him a big kiss and a hug!

Hannah's Mom said...

I love how he is looking at the camera after as if to say... "Did you get all that? Yeah, I can do it no problem! " Merry Christmas!!

Brittany said...

Praise God! He is so faithful! Thank you, Father, for the sweet gift of Jonah!

The Oxford Family said...

That is so awesome!! I actually teared up :)

Meesh in MO said...

What a wonderful present for mommy and daddy!

Davene said...

How wonderful! That's an amazing Christmas gift!!

And the "overnight miracle" on his face? EXACTLY what I (and I'm sure many other people) were praying for. Thank You, God!

Shari said...

I am excited for you precious Jonah! Way to go! What an adorable little boy you are! I continue to pray for his complete facial healing. God is good. All the time.

Debbie,mother of two said...

That is so exciting, what a wonderful Christmas present. Way to go Jonah!!!

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

YEAH JONAH!

Oh how special...and for the whole family to see it and capture it on video...that is so wonderful! I love how on the second video he turns and trys to RUN! I watched that one several times and cried tears of joy for you and your family. So glad you are having a wonderful Christmas!

Island Jack's Travel said...

What a wonderful Christmas gift! Jonah was SO proud of himself (almost as proud as everyone else) and looked so confident. I noticed right away how much he had healed since the middle of the week. I am so thankful that God has made him a fast healer! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.

Love, Janet

Janel said...

I actually got a lil teary watching him walk! That is so fantastic!!!! Merry CHRISTmas!

J

Rebecca said...

Oh that is PRICELESS and SO funny to wait until he had a massive audience.

Way to go Jonah!!

chinamoon1420 said...

Thank you so much for letting me share in your joy! I remember how wonderful it is seeing your child take his first steps and for you it is just so extra special. Jonah is doing so many amazing things! He is teaching us "normal" people a whole lot about life!
Merry Christmas to you!! What a gift!

Amber, said...

Is it weird I got teary eyed? I was so proud! What an amazing Christmas present for you and Matt. Awesome, Patrice!

Molly said...

AHHHHH! So cute. I love the little huffy breath thing he does when he's walking.

Tracy & Geoff said...

hoooray!!!!!!! yay jonah!!!! patrice, that is awesome, and his boo-boos are looking sooo much better! i'm so glad you guys had a great christmas :) i think of you all often :)
much love!

as written by Barbara said...

Woohoo, Yipeee Jonah!!!

Thank You God for healing and extra snow.

Extra hugs for a Merriest Christmas.

Barbara Lyman :-)
Marysville, WA

Laura A said...

Way to go, Jonah!! We are SO proud of you!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Love from TX,
Laura

Ani said...

Go Jonah!!! He looks so proud of himself!

Erin said...

I rarely comment, and when I do it is usually to tell you that you made me laugh so hard I almost-peed-my-pants. But today I got a few tears watching Jonah walk! What a fantastic milestone to celebrate on Christmas! so happy for you!!

SUIRE said...

hello,

I wanted to add your website to the patriceandmattwilliams.blogspot.com index, when I read more closely at your blog entries. I can only imagine what a skin condition must be for the child and the family. I just wanted to let you know if you have tried alternate therapies. In my home country, for all skin conditions there is only one treatment, that is NEEM. Neem is said to cure numerous types of skin diseases and even is said to cure incurable diseases like psoriasis. I'm not an expert but I would suggest you to try out neem oil. Of course you have to be patient and a believer. You can start of in real small doses over the skin and see how it goes. I'm forwarding a link that I have no connection to, http://www.nim-veda.com/amNeem.htm. regards and god bless.

Amber said...

Jonah maay be recovering from his "boo boo face," but that just gave me a "BOO-HOO face" :). What a memorable Christmas for all of you!

Jennifer said...

I cried with joy at his first steps- good for Jonah! Patrice, thanks for sharing!