Sunday, April 12, 2009

A BOY NAMED JACK

Remember every comment in the month of April adds your name to the "card box" drawing for the month.... This is just a little side note. I have had several emails from bloggers wanting to order a "card box"! It is by far the most requested order in my gift basket business, especially for Mothers Day and has been for years. I do not have a business website, but you can email me if you are interested. They come in three sizes, $35, $50, and $75. We ship everyday and I would be glad to help you if you need a Mothers Day gift. You can email me at annah99@aol.com.

NOW READ ABOUT JACK

THE LIFE OF JACK

Icing is the BEST!



VERY SERIOUS JACK


My crib ROCKS














Meet Jack...Large and In Charge

January 31, 2008 brought us a miracle boy. Another baby changed our world..He is named after his Pop and I will tell you his Pop is a bit proud.
He was born on a perfect January day, easy labor, (again I got to cut the cord). I thought sure his Dad would want to do that honor, but I think he thought I was better with scissors, since I use them in my business.
No experiences in my life have been more precious than being in delivery with Amanda during Parker and Jack's birth.
She is cool and calm,so they have been more like parties. Parker now had a brother and he was so proud.
Absolutely everything seemed normal...He looked fine, was full-term and seemed totally healthy. He knew how to nurse from day one. Amanda and Micah brought him home on a sunny Saturday. Sunday he came over to our house to watch his first Super Bowl. I even noticed that he was cheering for Eli at 3 days old.
Amanda was a tad sleep deprived, so our plan had been for Micah to go back to work on Monday and for her to spend the day at our house sleeping.
On that Monday morning, she called my husband and said that Jack had not wanted to nurse during the night and he looked a little jaundice, so would he come and get her and run her by the pediatricians and let the nurse look at him, JUST to be sure he was gaining weight and that he was not jaundice. Thank you Lord, that she went with her gut "mom" feeling that something was wrong. Days later we would know just how crucial the timing was.

In the next hour the nightmare began....the nurse excused herself to find another thermometer, as she could not believe his temperature was so low. After locating another one, she said "I need to get the doctor"! Within just a few minutes, Jack was in the NICU and it seemed that every nurse and doctor on the floor was in his room. By the time I got to the hospital, they were asking Amanda to sign consent forms to do a spinal tap. One look at the nurses faces told me this was not just a baby there for observation, this was a VERY sick baby. For the next 3 days he was critical and for the next two and half weeks he was in the NICU with many drugs going into his tiny little body.

Somehow our little man had contracted meningitis. We stood over that little crib, day and night, begging God for a miracle. Not until the day we brought him home, did the NICU doctor say to Amanda, "If it had not been for your gut feeling and quick reaction, you would have had a funeral"! Sobering words.

Once we brought the little man home, he has been the center of attention and a laugh a minute. He has the deepest little laugh and cutest little personality...He immediately began to gain weight, thus his name "large and in charge"!
We have never taken for granted how close we came to losing him. Just like his brother, he is "the best thing that ever happened to us"!


We took him to Disney World in October when he was only 9 months,
(do you get a sense that we love the Mouse) and though he will probably not remember that trip, etched in my memory is that little guy in awe of all that was going on around him..and that smile. We are taking him back in May and I have an idea that he and Mickey will become close friends.

Parker is the best big brother and Jack cannot get enough of him. When Parker walks through the door from school, a smile from ear to ear is on his little buddies face. Even thought they are 8 years apart, I have a feeling that they have a really special bond.

So as we celebrate the miracle of Easter today, we also celebrate the life of baby Jack!




154 comments:

Amber Schmidt said...

I am so glad that my Heavenly Father is a God who still freely gives us miracles! Its sobering to watch a child who you KNOW beyond a doubt is a miracle just because they are alive. I often look at Kyleigh and am overcome with awe at what God has done for her! I am sure you feel the same about Jack.

The Retired One said...

What an awful experience for all of you! I am so glad the outcome was a good one, and that you have that precious baby in all of your lives.

My first born was a premie and only weighed 4# (and dropped to 3#12 oz.a few days after). Back then (1978) it was rare to have a baby that small make it...but make it she did! And now, she is the mother of my two beautiful grandchildren!!

The Retirement Chronicles

Rachel said...

Hey! Thanks for you comment on my blog - glad you stopped by. Now I at "your place" and had to leave a comment when there's a chance of winning something. And I'm glad to hear that Jack is with you today and not just in memories - it's a hard road.

Blessings!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, he is a sweetie. Jack is one of my favorite names, and I've noticed it has become quite popular in the last five years or so. My brother's name is Jack, as well. Glad you're in for Phase 2 of the 30 x 5!

Lissete said...

I am soo glad that Jack is ok and thriving! He is a cutie.

Jessica said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a cutie Jack is!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I can tell how very much you love this one...you are blessed! What a special miracle....what a special boy! thanks for sharing. I can tell how important your family is to you!

BEE LOST said...

He's so sweet! Really calm eyes, peacefull...

valerie said...

That is a great story about little Jack.
I'm so thankful his mom knew something wasn't right about her little one and so very thankful God healed this precious child.
He is just adorable.
That's so neat that even though Parker is 8 yrs. older they love each other so much.
I'm so glad you all get to travel to Disney World together again soon. How fun!!
I can certainly see why you're so proud.

grammy said...

Thankful for Jack. Those gut feelings are so important. What a story. So glad all is better now. (o:

KMfamily ;-) said...

Go Mom & her gut feelings!!!

He really is just a cuttie pie!! Those pictures are adorable!!

PS..In the mood for a quick story by a published author?..stop by my blog

Sarah Joy said...

Thank you for your sweet comment tonight:) It is the middle of the night and I should be fast asleep but I have a surprise planned for my boys tomorrow and am doing laundry to prepare for it. A little overnight trip with friends. I came right away to see your blog and read a little. I will check back again soon!
Blessings, Sarah

ROSIDAH said...

You have two lovely grandsons! Have a great week :).

meganclaire said...

Please pray for my friend. She is single, Christian, and pregnant with a baby that is not expected to live. She needs lifting up.

www.littleoneapril.blogspot.com/

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a wonderful story! And how blessed you are to have Jack in your lives, and you in Jack's.
I, too, took my children to Disneyworld when they were not yet walking. The first of many trips for them; they grew up knowing the magic Kindom and Epcot like the backs of their hands. Hope it's the same for little, uh, excuse me, LARGE Jack!

Beverlydru said...

This brought tears of joy and tahnksgiving to my eyes. God is so faithful. Regarding your gift baskets and other items you might want to sell online, I've heard that starting an Etsy shop is simple. See http://www.etsy.com/

Jane said...

A beautiful baby and a beautiful story of God's grace. God is so good.
I love the name Jack...it was my brother's name.

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Make me cry today (agin) .... wow what a scary and yet miraculous story.

Welcome baby Jack. Your journey isn't finished, its only beginning.

You are loved, I can tell by your granny's words and all the pictures on her blog.

God Bless you little man.

septembermom said...

So happy that Jack is doing o.k. He is a very handsome, adorable boy! You write with such love and pride:) It must be a joy to be around these cute guys!!

Cricket said...

I have always said that a women's intuition is a special gift from God. I love this story of Jack it is wonderful and an example to show God's mercy.

Thank you for stopping by I am the Clay...I also have my primary blog at A Simple Girl's Life...feel free to stop in there from time to time...

Thanks
Tessa

Prpldy said...

What a sweet little boy. So glad that the outcome was as it is. Thank god! You have two very precious Grandsons Teresa.
Hugs to you all.

TRUTHSHARER said...

May this little miracle baby grow up to become the Mighty Warrior for the kingdom of heaven that God intends for him to be.

Precious story - God's story!

Looking UPward and Choosing JOY,
Stephanie
[Kneeling in Prayer]

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I was holding my breath for him as I read your story! Whew...what a mighty God we serve, amen? And those cheeks...I just want to kiss those cute things!

Xandra

Nancy Mon said...

I'm enjoying meeting your family. Jack is a cutie!

Melissa Miller said...

Teresa what a miracle Jack is!
I am so glad everything worked out and he is okay now.
He is a handsome little boy!

My sister is newly pregnant and just found out yesterday it's a boy! She already has 1 year old Noah so now they will have a baby brother for him.
Life is truly a miracle isn't it. :)

I do love your card boxes as well.
They are gorgeous!
I may order a few and do a giveaway on my blog for one and definitly feature your blog if that would be okay with you. In case someone doesn't win it they know where to order more from.

Have a wondeful week.
~Melissa :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a fabulous story, Teresa. I'm sure it was quite a scare also for you and your family Makes us all appreciate life much more when something like this happens, doesn't it?????

Your angel Jack is absolutely precious.. All of the grands are special--but this little Jack is REALLY special..

Thanks for a great Easter story about LIFE.
Hugs,
Betsy

Melissa Miller said...

Oops never mind!
Teresa I just realized you are already doing your own giveaway for a card box!
I'll think of something else to giveaway. I'm sure you are swamped with orders already.
That is amazing how many entries you have for it!
I have been blogging about 5 months and have never seen so many enties before.
You go girl!

I'm adding you to my blogroll. I would have become a follower as well but I don't see your button for it. If you add it I will. You are always welcomed to follow mine too! ~Melissa :)

Lynnette Kraft said...

Wow, what a story! How scary that must have been for all of you. Well, praise God it wasn't in his plan to take him from you. He would have comforted and encouraged if it would have been his will, but I'm happy for all of you that you didn't have to endure that heartache.

Thanks for sharing Jack's story.
Lynnette :)

Grandma Cyndi said...

A beautiful story for Easter, thank you for sharing your family. I have 4 grandchildren, 2 boys, 2 girls and they are such a blessing to our lives. Looking forward to more stories, Cyndi

Summer said...

What a beautiful story....thank you for sharing that. It really touched my heart and made my soul smile. I'm so glad that Jack is doing wonderfully....

Blessings,
Summer

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Jack is a real cutie!

Smilingsal said...

What a rough time you all had, but God is good and all is well.

Beth in NC said...

I am so glad you visited me today and I would follow your blog if you had that gadget. Praise God for Jack and his little life.

Many blessings!
Beth

April said...

Hi Teresa!
So glad you stopped by today! You have some precious grandbabies...Jack is a true miracle! Isn't God amazing? Hope you have a wonderful day...come back anytime!

DeeDee said...

wow... thanks for sharing the story about Jack and the miracle of life. Praise the Lord also for the mom's intuition.
God is good!
thanks for stopping by my place today :)
Blessings,

Marsha said...

Hi Teresa!
Thank you for stopping by my bloggy home today! I've thoroughly enjoyed reading about your precious family. The story about Jack...oh my...God was in this through and through.
I'm just curious, how did you happen up me?
Please come by again sometime. I plan on stopping by your place and see what the Lord is doing.
Have a blessed week!

maria said...

Teresa,
I was so glad to see that you had stopped by my blog to visit, and left a comment for me...Love, love , love the pictures on your blog!! Jack is a sweetheart, along with the rest of your family!
I will be back soon to visit!

Maria Jeffries

Jen said...

Hi Teresa! So happy to "meet" you! :)

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog...I will coming back for a visit again! Cute boys you've got there...we have a Grammy and a Pops in our family too! Grammy is our daily in-house babysitter...our daughter is SOOOO lucky to grow up with her Grammy taking such good care of her!

Dani said...

What a beautiful little boy! Thanks for dropping by my blog- I'll have to come by here again. :) Dani

M&M&M said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I enjoyed making the chicks! I notice you read Leslie Reyes (sorry, now Maddox) blog. IS that how you found me?

Pajama Mama said...

My 13 yo and I both read your post on your miracle named Jack. What a wonderful wonderful testimony to Father's hand in your lives.

Many blessings...

Brenda said...

Jack is a beautiful boy, thanks for sharing his story.

Rachel said...

Wow! What a story. He's a handsome little thing. They both are!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope to see you again soon...

Rachel

B His Girl said...

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for stopping by my B log. Yes, I can see God has plans for Jack's life. His story touched me. It makes us appreciate life more. Blessing to you and your family. I grew up in North LA and went to school at La Tech.B

Laura said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. So great to read about your grandchildren. Your love is apparent for them.
I look forward getting to " know you" more.

In him,
Laura

Susan said...

He is such a precious one! You are very blessed indeed! Hey, stop by to pick up your reward.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful and blessed family you have!
Great pics. I can see how totally "in love" you are with your little gentlemen.

Melanie@Bella~Mella

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful story of God's protection and timing. He is adorable!

(coming from Praying for Trey)

Courtney and the Boys said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is such a sweet tribute to Jack. What a beautiful story. I wish my mom and dad were still alive to be grandparents to my two boys...there's so much I feel my boys are missing out on without my parents' influence, so I try extra hard to share things about my parents with my boys. I love that your whole family could go to Disney World together...what great memories.

Looks like we follow quite a few of the same blogs! Yours is just adorable. :) Have a great day!

Rachel said...

Wow.

What a miracle.

Holly said...

We serve a mighty God! He is adorable. Both Jack and Parker have alot of the same clothes my son has...how funny. Thanks for being an inspiration!

JottinMama said...

Oh wow!

What a precious little boy - such a gift! I'm rejoicing that he is healthy and doing well!

Blessings,
Kate :)

LisaShaw said...

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for inviting me over to visit with you. I don't know how you found me in blogging but I'm glad you did. I enjoyed this powerful testimony of this precious little one! I pray that GOD would use his life continously as he grows up; for HIS GLORY!

I hope we can visit with each other again soon.

God bless you dear sister.

P.S. I really like your header. It's beautiful and you quoted one of my favorite Scriptures.

P.S.S. I read your profile and I see we have a few things in common :)

Bless you.

Paige's Petals said...

So glad you stopped by! I enjoyed reading your blog and catching up with you! It is great to meet new blogger friends!

Paige

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed reading about Jack. What a little miracle. I am glad you had a great Easter.
Blessings,
Linda

Hill upon Hill said...

Oh my, thankyou God. What an experience.

ocean mommy said...

Praise the Lord that He prompted that momma to have him checked!!!

He is just precious. :)

Blessings,
stephanie

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

What a miracle Jack is. Thanks for sharing his story.

I notice that you are from Shreveport. That's where all my family is and where I grew up. I now live about 3 hours east in a small town, but still love to come 'home' to visit!

I am a grandmother to 5 and just love it! I too would rather be with my husband, kids and grandbabies 24/7!!

In Him,
Beth

Wendy Blight said...

I found your comment on my blog today for the first time and simply wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting and let you know how much it meant to me....AND WHAT A BLESSING I RECEIVED!!!

Wow, what a powerful story. What a precious baby Jack is. I know that God has big plans for that sweet little boy. Tears jsut fell as I read the doctor's words to your daughter...you could have been at a funeral. I know God will use this story to save another baby's life as it will give a mother courage to go with her intuition and not feel silly to go to the doctor.

How blessed he is to have you as a Grammy!!! I want you to be my children's grammy....how precious you are.

Thank you for the double blessing you brought me today.

In Him,

Wendy

Shana said...

what a wonderful miracle! What wonders God works in our lives

Paula said...

What a miracle - and what an adorable little boy! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) You have a lovely family!!

Debra said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog amd thank you for sharing Jack with us! What a beautiful story of God's miracles that are still alive today!

Blessings to you!

lori said...

Hello Shreveport....One of my best friends in all the world is from Shreveport...What a great little place you have here...and standing among miracles! WOW!

Peace to you!
lori

Frugal Jen said...

What a beautiful boy! Our youngest was in the NICU when she as born with a blood infection. We also thank God every day for our sweet little one.

Sending blessings!Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

debilyn said...

Wow...such a touching and inspirational story!!

I'm so glad you found my blog, so that I could experience the joy of yours. =)

Football and Fairytales said...

WOW, What a MIGHTY GOD we serve! We have 4 children and our middle was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (a quadruple heart defect) and was to have open heart surgery at 5 months old. We know first-hand what it's like to put all your faith and trust in God--and He always remains faithful, Amen! I Love your story and love your blog. Thanks for sharing! :)

The Momma Bird said...

What an amazing story! How scary that must have been for all of you. I can't even imagine...

By the way, thank you for visiting my blog!

B said...

That close up picture is too cute! What a sweetheart!

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

How wonderful to have that baby boy, growing big and strong now! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Dave and Mandi said...

Thanks for reading my blog. I still have to finish all of the wedding posts, so check back from time to time. What sweet posts about your grandsons. They'll treasure reading them one day.

wife.mom.nurse said...

That is so scary! I am so glad to hear of his happy ending. He sounds so delightful.

You are the best!

Love hearing about those you love ")

Sneaky Momma said...

Wow, what a wild ride. You would never know by looking at pictures of him now (what a cutie!) that he went through all of that.

Suzanne Eller said...

Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog and for the invite to check out your site. Love the pics of your little guy. I have three young adult children who are newly married and I hope one day to be able to show pics on my site! Blessings,

Suzie Eller

Beth E. said...

Hi, I came to visit you from Elyse's blog, Following Him. You mentioned you were a new blogger. Wow! You've already got quite a following!

Praise God for healing Jack! What a scary thing for your family to endure.

Would you please enter me into your contest? That sounds like a great giveaway!

Thanks so much...Feel free to visit me, anytime. :o)

Blessings,
Beth E.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I have a Parker & Jake (almost Jack!) LOL!

Emily said...

Thanks so much for coming by my blog. I have been praying for sweet Stellan. He is a precious little gift & I'm learning alot from him Momma.
Your sweet Jack is a doll!! What a nightmare that experience must've been! I can only imagine!!! A mommy's instict is very powerful! I believe that God gives us those little nudges & I'm so happy she listened.
I have a very special place in my heart for little boys, as I have 3 of my own. I'm so happy that your story had such a happy ending!
Thanks again!
Emily

God's Girl said...

What a precious miracle from the Lord. He is sooooooooooooo cute!

Have a wonderful weekend! : )

Love,
Julie

number17cherrytreelane said...

God is good ALL THE TIME!

Diana said...

Hey, Teresa. I am so proud of you for writing. Actually, I have been "reading your heart stories" for many years now, and I am so glad you are blessing others with your blog. I will be keeping up, you can be sure. Love you much.
Diana

Jensmere said...

Hi Teresa...just popped in to visit and decided to stay. Baby Jack is a treasure! What great pictures!
Thanks for visiting me...I'm so thankful to have a new friend!

Bless you,
Susan

Holly said...

What a cute baby! Those photos are adorable! :)

justabeachkat said...

What a scary time! He is adorable! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!

Hugs!
Kat

Meghan said...

Hi Teresa, Thanks for your nice comment on my blog the other day! You have such a beautiful family. This story about your grandson is so scary; I'm glad to hear all is well. He's so adorable!

Mom of 3 and bride-to-be! said...

All goose pimply!!!

What a beautiful family :)
Thank you so much for sharing, and stopping by my blog :)

Much love,
Chantal

The Keierleber Family said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love new blog friends!

Praise God that PRECIOUS baby Jack is ok!

I am going to have to tell my hubs about this story... I go with gut feelings and so I always catch "big" illnesses early... he will wait until he can barely move and then go to the doctor. Never has he experienced anything really life threating, but y'all have, so yeah... I will pass it along! :)

pinkvictorian said...

Praise Be!
He is a beautiful boy. Imagine the Lord has big plans for that little man! Thanks for sharing his story of Mom Power at work.

David Zen-Kennedy said...

your tags for this scary and beautiful posting says it all. . . family, Jack, miracle.

Bacardi Mama said...

God certainly had an angel sitting on that little guys shoulder. He is adorable and looks healthy as can be.

Outside In said...

Hi Teresa, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so glad he is okay, it must have been scary for you, but he pulled through because he must had the will to live. Best wishes.


-Cathy

Amy Genn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I love having more people pray for my son :)

Kimberly said...

Blessings to you! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. There's so much to see and do and learn from!

Lori said...

what a scare you all had, but what a precious way to remember that life and everything about life is so special and so worth the fight

Lianna Knight said...

Thanks for stopping by!! Both Parker and Jack are absolutely ADORABLE!!!

Good luck on my giveaway!

Heidi said...

That is scary. A friend of mine has a son who got menengitis during his first week also. He is 4 now and in therapy daily. It's so scary, I am glad that everything worked out for you guys.

Tiffany, Heidi, Kristie, and Amanda said...

Praise the Lord for our little miracles! What a plan He must have for this special little man. I know he is a blessing to your family. Thanks for sharing! ~Blessings!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Oh wow, I'm sooooooooo glad I stopped by. What an incredible story, but an awful experience. Thank God your daughter sensed something was wrong. How on earth did he contract the meningitis????

I'm so glad that Parker and Jack have such a wonderful family!

Justine :o )

Mama SeWELL said...

So thankful that your Jack is healthy and a happy baby boy! What a scary thing to go through with a baby/grandbaby. Im a huge Disney fan to, so when you go you have to take me! :-)
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it! Have a fantastic weekend!

Mishel said...

First off, thank you for visiting my blog! Love the company. :)

Secondly, What an awesome God we serve! You have two of the most adorable Miracles. And you captivated my heart when you spoke of them. I thank the Lord with you that He allowed Jack to remain with your family.

I look forward to dropping in on you quite often. I too am a fairly new blogger...I'm trying...and I find myself getting addicted quickly. :) Blessings, Sheli

Stephanie said...

oh my goodness....thank the Lord for gut feelings!!!! My oldeest had meningitis when he was a baby but it was the ciral kind and not bacterial. Such a precious little boy Jack is!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog..I love visitors :)

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful story, and for stopping by my blog.

Chappyswife said...

Oh, that is so awesome how God saved the life of this handsome boy!

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog- it sounds like you have a wonderful family. I am glad you are so blessed!

Transparent Mama said...

I have a son named Jack and God gave him his own miracle so this resonated with me. Thanks for the reminder to trust in our gut when it comes to our kids.

HappyascanB said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're a new blogger and have over 100 comments on a post?!?!? Wow, lady!! Thanks for sharing your miracle story of Jack with us. I thank God for his mommy's gut instinct and that God healed Jack!

pam said...

What a heart warming story! Thanks so much for sharing. I am so glad I visited your blog tonight.

Morgyn said...

Thanks for visiting! Glad you like the blog! Yours is sooo cute!!!

Shauna said...

I l♥ve your blog and the pictures :)

Brenda Susan said...

Thank you for coming by my site & leaving such a warm & sweet comment! I can tell that you love being a Grandma from what I've read so far. I am ready for the experience but both my sons are single & unattached at the moment, so gotta be patient!

Holly said...

Mother's intuition is the best thing there is and for good reason! I'm so glad it was caught and that he is doing well today! Planning a funeral for your child is something you never want to do, trust me.

Yaya said...

Good mommy instincts there. So glad there was a happy ending!

Jen said...

Hi there. So nice to meet you. What a wonderful story with a beautiful ending. There's a lot to be said for "intuition". I had a feeling something was not right during my last pegnancy. After going through a few doctors, I was fianlly diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I was going off a feeling. I have a healthy baby girl (17 mos old today), and I am staying in the best health possible as I wait for a cure. Miracles definitely happen!
ps: My mom also goes by Grammie!
And we LOVE Disneyland/World!! We try to go every year. Happiest Place on Earth!

Penny said...

How in the world did you visit so many blogs? I went back and read all your posts and we have a LOT in common. My husband and I are 10 years apart-- I tease him that he married me to stay young, but quickly drug me down with him when his daughter made me a "Mimi" at 35! =) I was friends with his little sister and actually babysat his kids. Not as creepy as it sounds, either! LOL Well you'd have to read my post about that. I also have a daughter and son-in-law living near you. How's that for coincidence? Hope you get back around to my blog again soon. Maybe around 2AM? Love the pictures of your grandsons. They're adorable!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Teresa, it is so nice to be here in your blog. You got the whole world reading your blog. :)
Thanks for commenting on my blog.
It is so nice knowing you.
How was your weekend?

Andrea said...

What an inspiring, awesome, amazing story! A miracle baby! What plans the Lord has for him! Thank you for sharing.

And thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will return and that we can get acquainted.

Blessings to you,

Andrea

Jenny in Utah said...

How incredible, thank you for sharing that. I love that mother's intuition ... there is a reason we are given that. What a great reason to celebrate. You have such a lovely family, I will have to keep tabs on you all!!! :)

So glad to "meet" you!!! :)

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Praise the Lord for baby Jack's survival. God is soooo good! Thank heavens Amanda had the foresight to know to take him in. What a blessing.
My daughters name is Amanda as well.
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting with such a nice comment. Will definitely visit more. You all are in my prayers and for baby Jack to continue doing well!!!

Lynne said...

Hi - I just found your blog via a comment you left on Jessica's latest post. I've loved reading about your family.

If you have the time, come visit me!

Bo said...

Hi Teresa...I have enjoyed reading about Jack & Parker...I am so happy that Baby Jack beat the odds & is such a big, beautiful & healthy boy now! I'm adding you to my blog list so when I get back to blogging after my blog break I can visit often...nice to meet you, by the way! ;-) Bo

shopannies said...

Great pictures and so sweet

Heather C said...

What an inspirational story! Thank you for sharing... :)

Avery's Mommy said...

wow what an amazing story about little jack...it gave me chills!

Kendra said...

What an amazing story!!!!!!!!!! God is just so, so good...

Rikki said...

What an awesome testimony that little boy has!!! Truly a miracle. We are Disney freaks too!!!! We went to Disney World and Disneyland both when I was pregnant with our first little girl and then took her back when she was 9 months old. We sat out 2008 and it was soooo sad!!! We are going back to Disney World in October!!!! YAY!!! Now my newest addition can enjoy it (as much as a 7 month old can!) Glad you stopped by my blog...keep coming!

Melinda said...

What a cutie! What a miracle! What a GOD!

Hugs to you!
Melinda

Debbie said...

What a precious miracle! He's beautiful too. Thank you for sharing this story and I know it was the Lord who intervened and saved his life. Bless you.

Courtney said...

thank you for coming by my blog and thank you again for sharing your story with me. A mother's gut is never wrong. I am so glad that God blessed you with a miracle! He is a doll!

Faithfully Yours said...

thanks for the blog comment! Your blog is cute as well. This story was amazing! :)
God bless you and your precious family!

LilyLove said...

Thank you Grammy for checking out my blog...I want to get better about it, but I haven't gotten the system down yet!
I will try so cool people like you can visit and enjoy.
Check back and I will check yours too!

Kelli725 said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog :)....I'm reading through yours now. My ten year old daughter also had meningitus and her story is very similiar. Thank God for gut instincts!! Going to go back and read more, kelli (indiana)

Linda said...

I'm so glad that you have this adorable little guy to spoil. Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. Blessings to you!

Missy said...

What an amazing story! WOW!

Walking on High Hills said...

That story reminds me of my little brother years ago(in the 80s). He was hit with it at only 2weeks old. Thankfully we still have him here today (he's in his 20s)! I know it had my mother on her knees!
To God be the Glory!

Ter said...

thank you for your comment on my blog. Come again soon! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am so happy your story had a happy ending! You sound like a happy, kind and caring wife, mom and grandma. It is such a pleasure to meet you. I want to thank you for your sweet visit and kind words.
You have a wonderful family and I can tell you adore them.
Please come and visit me again.
Have a wonderful Tuesday and the rest of the week.
~smiles~
Mona

Crazy Sister said...

What a story! Wow, your blog colours are bright.

mbkatc230 said...

It's a pleasure to meet you Teresa, thanks for stopping by. What a wonderful post on your precious boy. Thank God for mom's intuition, and that Jack was able to make such a wonderful recovery. You have a lovely family, and we have that Disney "bug" in commom! Kathy

susan said...

Teresa--So glad to "meet" you! My first blog was on Valentine's Day also! Your Jack is truly a miracle and one more demonstration of God's grace. Love your card giveaway. I too am a "snail mail" girl, Hope you'll visit again soon!

The Mama said...

I am just returning the comment, thanks for stopping by... I AM READNG NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Teresa,
How are you doing dear lady?
I came back by to follow along on your inspiring blog!
You're always welcome to visit me and follow mine as well.

Have a wonderful and blessed week.
~Melissa :)

Barbara Frank said...

I can relate to how you felt. Our youngest spent his first month in the NICU. And I had meningitis when I was three months old and my parents have spoken of what a scary time it was.

Glad Jack's healthy now, and that you can enjoy taking both boys places :)

Angie said...

Oh what a doll! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Lora said...

Teresa,

What an awesome story and what an Amazing God! Jack is precious. Adorable pictures!

Thank you kindly for stopping by my blog and leaving encouraging words - they blessed me dear one, thank you!

P.S. I've only been to Disney once and would l.o.v.e. to return!

Mrs. Parunak said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!. This is quite a story! Praise the Lord for his mother's good gut feeling that there was a problem.

Shirl said...

Hello, thank you so much for stopping by. Welcome to blog land! It's fun I'm sure you will enjoy! Your blog is beautiful and bless your little miracle baby.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

~ shi ~ said...

Hi,

I wanted to come by and say to you and to meet "Jack"! You hav been so blessed! I have been to your site before and have enjoyed reading about you and your family!
My blog design my sister did, her site is to the right"inside amy's world" She has a son with CP..she can sure use all the prayer we all can offer her! Thanks for stopping by. Blessings shi~

Q. and La. said...

Wow, that is an amazing story. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lacy said...

What a beautiful story...and Jack is such a beautiful miracle. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be back to yours as well! :)

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Yea I am so happy that you go the pokemon package. I cant' wait to show Hunter his email letter. I thought about responding there, but then thought why not here... it gives me another chance at maybe winning. Then again, I never win... sigh ANYTHING. Sigh.

Hope you enjoys all the goodies in that box.

Jess said...

This was an awesome post to join you on! I'm so glad I visited...and so glad you visited me. Ain't God good?!!! This post makes me want to shout!

So nice to meet you...i will be back!!!

Love, Jess

Cortney said...

Such a cutie!

Sasha said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog today! What a story, and what a wonderful family. God is so good isn't He?

(thanks for "stopping by"... It's so fun to "meet" other gals who follow the same women I follow.)

Have a truly lovely day-
Sasha

mbduke said...

He is such a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

what a sweet blog you have! congratulations!! What a blessing a new little one is to a family!

Looking forward to your fun giveaway, too!

growingingodliness@live.com

Christina said...

Well Congratulations Grammy! You have successfully made me cry. Not that it's such a hard thing to do...I have thoroughly enjoyed "Meeting" your family, and this was my favorite story! You are certainly blessed with a beautiful family! I look forward to reading more and more of your blogging!