Friday, February 1, 2008

He's cute even when he's sick!

In the ambulance riding to PCMC. No fever, just fussy
In the ER, letting us know he doesn't feel well. We still thought it was the flu

In the ER waiting for results before any tubes

Wednesday- Blanket to keep him warm while his fever is down

Thursday night- saying good night

Thursday was an OK day so I can smile a little

Friday morning=Opening his eyes voluntarily for the first time since Monday night


Charlie Cooper said...

What an angel! Thanks Rob and Angel for the pictures. I bet it was good to see those beautiful eyes. Keep fighting sweet Charlie.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful child...Rob, he looks like his daddy. And I am guessing he is every bit as determined and spunky Love you, Jill B

Anonymous said...

I found this amazing talk...I am speechless...please read it...

Having faith in Jesus Christ means relying completely on Him—trusting in His infinite power, intelligence, and love. It includes believing His teachings. It means believing that even though we do not understand all things, He does. Because He has experienced all our pains, afflictions, and infirmities, He knows how to help us rise above our daily difficulties (Alma 7:11–12; D&C 122:8). He has "overcome the world" (John 16:33) and prepared the way for us to receive eternal life. He is always ready to help us as we remember His plea: "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not" (D&C 6:36).

Faith is much more than passive belief. We express our faith through action—by the way we live.

The Savior promised, "If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me" (Moroni 7:33). Faith in Jesus Christ can motivate us to follow His perfect example. (John 14:12).

The Lord will work mighty miracles in our life according to our faith (2 Nephi 26:13). Faith in Jesus Christ helps us receive spiritual and physical healing through His Atonement (3 Nephi 9:13–14). When times of trial come, faith can give us strength to press forward and face our hardships with courage. Even when the future seems uncertain, our faith in the Savior can give us peace (Romans 5:1; Helaman 5:47).

Faith is a gift from God, but we must nurture our faith to keep it strong. Faith is like a muscle. If exercised, it grows strong. If left immobile, it becomes weak.

We can nurture the gift of faith by praying to Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ. As we express our gratitude to our Father and as we plead with Him for blessings that we and others need, we will draw near to Him. We will draw near to the Savior, whose Atonement makes it possible for us to plead for mercy (Alma 33:11). We will also be receptive to the quiet guidance of the Holy Ghost.

We can strengthen our faith by keeping the commandments. Like all blessings from God, faith is obtained and increased through individual obedience and righteous action. If we desire to enrich our faith to the highest possible degree, we must keep the covenants we have made.

We can also develop faith by studying the scriptures and the words of latter-day prophets. The prophet Alma taught that the word of God helps strengthen faith. Comparing the word to a seed, he said that the "desire to believe" can lead us to "give place" for the word to be "planted in [our] heart[s]." Then we will feel that the word is good, for it will begin to enlarge our souls and enlighten our understanding. This will strengthen our faith. As we continually nurture the word in our hearts, "with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life." (Alma 32:26–43)

Nikki said... are my seed. Thank you, thank you for touching my life...