Josiah’s Doljanchi (Traditional Korean First Birthday Celebration)

The older I get, the more I am learning how to appreciate and truly enjoy my Korean heritage.ย  Two factors also help – the fact that I married a guy who was born and raised in South Korea and…my very, VERY Korean grandmother. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  For those of you with a Korean g-ma, you know what I’m talking about!

Anywho, last month was our little boy’s first birthday!ย  And I spent weeks and weeks waist-high in glitter, hot glue guns, polyester filling, and beans.ย  But it was completely worth it.ย  You’ll see what I mean below. Read more…

Advertisements

Still Here // An Update on Josiah & Our Lives

Hi world!

(Stay tuned – or scroll down to the end – to see a cute, little sneak peak of what we have been working on with Josiah lately!)

It’s been a LONG time.ย  Almost three months, I know.ย  It feels like a lot happened these last three months, but then it also just feels like not much has happened because one day just blurs into the next and then on and on for eternity.ย  I guess that’s how one could describe motherhood. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho, I am way overdue for an update on Josiah’s most recent surgery.ย  Long story short, the surgery itself went well.ย  It looked like we were smooth sailing until we went to see the surgeon again for our first post-op appointment.ย  At the time, there was a significant tear near his newly created anus which led to concern that the colon had retracted back in and that everything had not been brought down low enough.ย  All we could do was wait a few weeks for the new tear to heal and then we would take next steps.

It’s easier to talk about it now because it’s several months removed and the prognosis looks much better now than it did back then.ย  But you better believe those weeks of waiting and thinking the worst (that he would have to go back in for additional surgery, that his colon wouldn’t be functioning properly, etc.) were hard.ย  Really hard.ย  I don’t think it’s been that hard since our initial days in the NICU.

We prayed.ย  We wrestled with the Lord.ย  We cried.ย  We worried. Read more…