I’ve been wanting to write a guest blog post for a while now, and since Matt and Sarah are super busy these days with Winter Jam, Whole Hearts, and three kids, now is my perfect chance! Although things have been very busy, Bowen has been doing great! He is very active, which is an excellent sign that his heart is ok for now. He’s eating fair and doesn’t have the gagging problem at all anymore! Yay! He just gets right in there and plays and dances with his sisters. He is starting to talk some too. My favorite thing he says is “Dada lalala” and he moves is little head like he’s singing when he says “lalala”. We are just so thankful and blessed to live so close and be able to see our grandchildren as much as we do.
Sarah has been able to do a little traveling with Matt recently. They both went to Florida in January for the first Whole Hearts Foundation fundraiser. Then they took the girls on the bus to four cities on the tour. They LOVE going on the bus with Daddy!!! They will have such great memories of those trips, too. Bowen stayed with us part of the time and his other Grandma and Papa part of the time. I think he got pretty spoiled getting all those Grandmas and Papas to himself! We took him to the mall to ride the train one of the days and forgot to bring cash. All we had was a credit card for a three dollar ride and they only took cash. We were so disappointed because the main reason we went was to ride the train. But then a good samaritan woman paid it for us. As we talked, I found out she worked for a cardiologist. I think that was a divine appointment! We thoroughly enjoyed having him show off for us the whole weekend!
I just want to personally thank everyone so much for praying for Bowen and all the wonderful comments and encouraging things you say on this blog. I can’t imagine what it would have been like not having it this past year and a half. Please know that we read all the comments and are praying for you too. I look forward to it every day. I also want to thank you for how you encourage and pray for others who express needs too. It’s so wonderful to see. Just know that when a lot of time goes by that no news is probably good news. You can be sure that if Bowen was in need we would be sure to let you “prayer warriors” know. Paul wrote this to the Thessalonians, but the words seem fitting for all of you too.
We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor promoted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
May God bless each and every one of you,
Pam Schooler (aka, Grammy Pammy)