Get your tissues ;)
Warning: Praises falling everywhere in this post!
First, a few weeks ago Noah & I had an interesting conversation. He wanted to know if his Uncle CB (really his Great Great Uncle) whom we loved very much is in heaven. Uncle CB died about 6 months ago pretty suddenly & he was so good to my kids. I told him yes, b/c Uncle CB believed Jesus died for him and chose to follow Him. For a few months now, Noah has been asking some pretty deep questions about what it means to follow Jesus and how we get to heaven so I knew his mind was turning. Long story short, Noah decided on August 2, 2012 to follow Jesus. He prayed and told Jesus he was sorry for the wrong things he's done. He told Jesus he wanted to follow him with his whole heart. He told him he wanted to go to heaven with Him someday. My little boy decided to follow Jesus. After he prayed, we sang "I have decided to follow Jesus" so he would always remember his decision. I thank God for my little boy's heart. When I found out I was pregnant, Mike & I started praying for Noah's heart, just as we did when we found out about Laurel. I prayed God would turn Noah's heart & ears to hear the Lord. Praising God today for His goodness!
In Laurel news: Another BIG praise! Yesterday we went for Laurel's 5 week checkup for her Cochlear Implant. It was time to test to see if it was working and how well. Well.......drumroll please.... IT WORKS JUST FINE THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! Praising our Great God!! Her word detection went from 32% to 56% and her Phonem detection went from 25% to 83%. Her levels are EXACTLY where they are supposed to be so they say the word detection should only get better. They say it is frequent that kids 5 weeks out get in the sound booth and give them nothing but Laurel was 100%. Their exact words "She was a SuperStar!" Thank you for your prayers. I was able to bear witness to the audiologists and tell them all the people praying for her and praise the Lord!
So lots of praising going on around here.