Brock Rocks

August 17, 2012

A snippet

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 8:04 pm

As I type I’m listening to Jay, Brock, and Jaycie play triominoes at the dining room table and my heart is full. I’m so thankful for my family and their health and the fact that we’ve been able to spend so much time at home in the last year. With the exception of one little overnight stay for observation, I think we’ve made it almost a year without being in the hospital. I remember when we were hoping to make it a month without having to go back.

Brock and Jaycie went to the ophthalmologist this week. Jaycie’s eyes were slightly worse than last year. He said he could write her a prescription but it would only be for about -0.5 (ha!) and that we didn’t REALLY need to get her glasses right now. Unless she starts complaining of symptoms we’ll wait and recheck them in a year. Brock’s exam was…ok. When the doctor covered his left eye (the one without the blind spots) he kept complaining that he couldn’t see – something that he didn’t do six months ago. 😦 The doctor recommended having him wear a patch on his good eye for 2 hours a day so that the muscles in the bad eye will get stronger. (It won’t change how well he sees out of that eye or the fact that he has blind spots.) Brock is not. a. fan. of the eye patch. Unless I want to torture him, we’re going to have to work up to 2 hours. So far we’ve made it 15 minutes at a time before I give in. His “no my not see!” cries break my heart. 😦


This beautiful girl started first grade today and I can hardly believe it. It’s been almost 3 years since Brock was diagnosed, which means that Reese is close to the age that Brock was when he got sick, and Brock is close to the age Jaycie was. Jaycie is such a strong, resilient, kind girl and we’re so proud of her.


And this girl? This girl will be one soon and I can’t even talk about it. She brings such joy to our entire family.


Praying you have a wonderful weekend full of God’s blessings.


  1. As always, sending much love, hugs and prayers.

    May the Lord bless you
    with the precious dew from Heaven above
    and with the deep waters that lie below;
    with the best the sun brings forth
    and the finest the moon can yield;
    with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains
    and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills;
    with best gifts of the earth and its fullness and the favor of HIM who dwelt in the burning bush.

    Isaiah 58:8
    Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

    (F)ully (R)ely (O)n (G)od

    “An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children, He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others” – A. W. Tozer

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ *GOD LOVES YOU* ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    In His Love,

    C.O.L.E. (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally) Prayer Team
    24/7 Prayer Line 888-365-COLE (2653)

    “There are many Americans who are clever and fearless, but the trouble is many are small children fighting an ugly disease.”

    Comment by Caterina Grove — August 17, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

  2. You have blessed me yet again! I am so filled with joy that you have been given these children and that you share. I think perhaps our love for our children gives us a tiny glimpse into God’s heart for us. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

    Comment by Cindi Cartwright — August 18, 2012 @ 6:30 am

  3. love you and your fam, vanessa.

    Comment by Tonya Z. — August 19, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

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