Welcome to my blog! This is mainly the story of my son, Brayton Cade Moak. His life is a testimony to me, and many others. I hope this blog encourages those of you who are going through difficult times, who have sick kids, who are lacking faith, and who need a reason to believe in miracles. I never thought that I would see a miracle, much less give birth to one. My son, my precious angel, is my miracle. His story, as well as his father's and my story, will hopefully fill your spirit with love! God is good!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cincinnati Trip: April 29- May 3

Brayton has fully recovered from the terrible stomach bug that prevented us from going to Cincinnati! He is in full force and into EVERYTHING! I am loving every moment of it!

We have a new date for Cincinnati now! We will leave Monday, April 29th and return Friday, May 3rd! An itenerary is being sent, but according to the scheduler who I talked to, we will have ALL of our clinic appointments on Tuesday, some in the morning and some in the afternoon. Wednesday morning will be the scope. According to other trach moms, after the scope, the doctors will meet with us to discuss their findings and give a plan on what we will have to do. We will have to spend the night at the hospital that night because they will also do a 24 hour probe to test for reflux. Thursday morning, we will be finished! My wonderful sources told me that the following week, the aerodigestive team will meet to discuss Brayton's case and will call me to schedule other appointments!

So the countdown begins again! Only a few more weeks and we will be Cincy bound!

Pray that Brayton stays healthy and that nerves are calm! (I had a nightmare last night that we missed the plane and did not have all of Brayton's necessary equiptment with us!)

God is in control! We will not be shaken!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Learning How to Hit the Curve Ball of Life...

Well, life has thrown us yet another curve ball! I should have known it would not be this easy...

Brayton woke up this morning with fever and vomitting. We went to the doctor and found out that he has a virus. We called Cincy and they said it was probably best if we rescheduled the trip because it would be bad if we went and had to cancel everything. Also, since Brayton has to go under anesthesia, we do not want him to be weak at all. So, the morning has been spent cancelling flights, rental cars, hotel rooms, and rescheduling appointments! At the moment, we are looking to go at the end of May, beginning of June. And the appointment will be made either later today or next week.

Needless to say, we are all very bummed out! I told my mom that I am sure there is a reason even if I can not see the bigger picture right now: maybe something would have gone wrong on the trip or maybe another kid needs the appointment more than us and now there is an opening for him! Regardless, God has something planned.

So, keep Brayton prayed up as we fight this virus and start over with trip planning!

"Even If" by Kutless


Lord we know Your ways are not our ways
So we set our faith in who You are
And even though You reign high above us
You tenderly love us
We know Your heart
We rest in who You are

Even if the healing doesn't come
And life falls apart
And dreams are still undone
You are God You are good
Forever faithful One
Even if the healing
Even if the healing doesn't come

You're still the Great and Mighty One
We trust You always
You're working all things for our good
We'll sing Your praise

You are God and we will bless You
As the Good and Faithful One
You are God and we will bless You
Even if the healing doesn't come
Even if the healing doesn't come

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cincinnati, here we come!

In a few days, we will be Cincinnati bound! We will be seeing the Aerodigestive team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The Aerodigestive team is internationally known for their approach to caring for children with complex airway, pulmonary, upper digestive tract, sleep and feeding disorders. They are one of the best centers in the world at meeting unique needs in an effective, time-efficient manner. We will see several different specialists and they will all come together to do a scope so Brayton will only go under anesthesia once! Click here for Information on the Aerodigestive Team

I am always amazed at how God works things out. I found out about these doctors through a group on Facebook (Moms of Trach Babies). I e-mailed the head of the team and within 24 hours, he e-mailed me back! Several months later, we are heading to meet these doctors. Definately a God thing!

I have written on here about running in to people who have had trachs and are fine now. God gives these people to me at just the right time. Just this past Thursday, Mom, Brayton, and I were eating at Logan's. With the upcoming trip, we were already getting anxious and out of the blue our waitress told us not to be worried or get discouraged because her step brother had a trach until he was 6 and when it came out, he could talk just fine! Did she know we were worried about an upcoming trip? Nope! Did she know Brayton's story? Nope! She was just someone who saw Brayton dancing and eating rolls. She did not know us or what we have been through or will go through; and yet, she calmed my nerves. WOW! Our God is an awesome God!

Keep us in your prayers! God is going to do great things in His time! We love you all!

God, please heal Brayton's airway perfectly and completely!