There are some very good things happening in our lives right now.
Gabriel is still seizure free! The medicine weaning is going well so far. No breakthrough seizures and we noticed his eyes were brighter within the first 2 days! Hooray!

We have also found a new food he likes. He calls them his crispy crunchies. We microwave 9.5 grams shredded cheddar cheese with 9 grams of butter until most of the butter is absorbed into the cheese. Then we measure how much butter did not soak into the cheese and give him that amount to eat with the crunchy cheese. HE LOVES IT! It is so great to hear crunching noises coming out of his little mouth!

Mostly importantly for this blog, we want to give a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Thank you to our friend, Helen Ransom of FACES YOU LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY, and these amazing families, who donated to a fundraiser in Gabriel’s honor. They raised over $1000 to our family! We are overwhelmed with gratitude!

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We have a print of this picture that I can’t wait to hang up in our home, as a visible reminder of how God uses people to touch and bless the lives of others.

I cannot say enough about Helen as a person and a photographer. If you live in the Kansas City area, I cannot recommend her enough. She does so much more than just click the camera lense. She works closely with her clients to get lasting meaningful images.  Check out her website and blog at

I am proud to say Gabriel was one of her first clients as a professional and he did not make it easy. He spent most of the time running around and refusing to look at the camera. She still managed to one of my all time favorite shots of our boy.
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We are hoping and praying his eyes can be that bright again! 🙂