Thursday, November 6, 2008

brothers



well, tomorrow we have a big day. one you can be praying for, actually. ben is getting his tonsils and adenoids removed. we are not looking forward to it. he's had lots of strep throat, so they've told us it needs to happen but jason and I are so conservative with things especially involving our kids and anesthesia. anyways, matthew just went through the same procedure back in april, but for other reasons. so last night, we tucked the boys into their beds and i was in our room down the hall rocking with emily. i overheard them talking, for quite awhile. but it was kinda endearing, and they weren't getting carried away or rambunctious, so i let it go. then this morning during school they shared that they were talking about ben's surgery. and matthew was explaining all about it, and (in not so many words) comforting ben and letting him know it's gonna be ok. ben is most definitely the worrier (hmm, wonder where that came from?) of the two, and he's been getting more and more anxious about the whole procedure. it just warmed my heart to think of the 2 of them talking it through....


so tomorrow @ 9:15 is when it's going down....please think of us and pray for ben's comfort beforehand, and for a surprisingly easy recovery after!

6 comments:

sara said...

Oh - poor Ben! You guys have really been run through the wringer lately with the kiddos!! Praying for your big man!

Marner Family said...

We will diffently be in prayer tomorrow morning. My brother was the same way when he was Ben's age ... and had his removed too. I just love how Matthew comforted his brother, how awesome is that. -b

Amy said...

Ohhh ... so sweet! I teared up just thinking about the little guys in their room talking like that. We will be thinking and praying about him tomorrow morning. And I can only hope that our boys will be just as sweet as yours when they are older. Thanks for sharing and we're thinking of ya!

ljk said...

The Kain's will be praying for Ben (and you!) Finally Matthew got to be *first* at something and talk his BIG brother through it!!

The Overman Family said...

We've been praying all day...waiting to hear how he did and is doing!

Steph

Prachar family said...

Praying! Thanks so much for coming on Friday when you had 100 other things to do. It really touched my heart and encouraged me! Hope he is continuing to improve! Don't you love it when your boys encourage each other??!