Is there something missing???
What's missing you ask???
OXYGEN AND NASAL CANNULA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today was a monumental day for Jacob Elliot Tuley, our miracle child. This is the first day of (hopefully the rest of...) Jacob's life that he is breathing all on his own. Words can not express the feelings that Jeff and I had this morning as the doctors said that they wanted to give Jacob a try of breathing on his own. For over 5 months of our pregnancy we grieved and prepared ourselves as best we could for what the doctors had told us at our 20 week ultrasound, that Jacob would never be able to breathe. We spent nights in the NICU holding our breath, "living on the edge" and not knowing if Jacob would ever make it through. We told ourselves time and time again that we didn't think God was going to give us our miracle, not that He couldn't, but we just didn't want to get our hopes up. And yet here we are, by the grace of God, watching Jacob breathe without ANY support. It is with such joyful tears that we say, God is giving us the "glorious impossible!"
Please pray for Jacob, that God will breathe into him and give Jacob the strength he needs to continue breathing without support. Early on, when Jacob was very critical the doctors said, "IF you go home, you'll go home with oxygen." How we would love to prove them wrong! Go Jacob, Go.
We ask God to shower blessing after blessing on all of you for earnestly praying for Jacob's recovery. It is without a doubt the reason we are still here. It is our prayer that you have become closer to God through this journey, that you have seen God at work , and that your relationship with the Almighty will only become stronger. Glory to God for he is good!
P.S. Thanks to Cousin Stacy for making the AWESOME blue crocheted blanket for Jacob (in the pictures above). Stacy, that's amazing work! We love you!