Matthew Jacob Is Here!

Our son Matthew Jacob Boring arrived March 7th 2013 weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces and 21.25 inches long.

I think my head is still whirling! He is a week old now. He is doing great! Mommy and daddy even had this weird thing called “energy” today! HA!

My thoughts are so scattered, but I wanted to update being some of my readers do not have Facebook.

Our lives have completely changed in the matter of a few days. Before Matthew was born last week, I completed my ministry at Palm Bay Christian Church. It is exciting to see the church move forward in the search for a senior minister. Though I wish so badly there were enough funds to cover both positions, I am glad to see this congregation leap out in faith and start a journey of growth and leadership. My role at this church has been an incredible journey that I truly can never thank this church family enough for their support.

On Wednesday last week I left my keys in my office, shut the door and headed to my car. No sooner had the car door shut, had I planned the rest of the evening…getting ready for Matthew! Thursday at 6:30AM we reported to the hospital and in a few hours Matthew made his grand entrance! There were two knots in his cord…something our doctor was just in awe of. I remember the nurse saying, “This is a miracle baby!” I remember thinking, “Girl, you have NO idea!” All of the tests came back great, with the exception of the hearing test. The hospital told us he failed, but we now believe they did not get a solid reading. We have already seen out pediatrician and a pediatric ENT this week. After retaking the same test multiple times with no result (go figure, Matthew HATES things in his ears!) we are reporting to Arnold Palmer next Thursday for a non-sedated GBR test that should accurately measure the amount of hearing loss (if present at all). If still no results (being he will need to be sleeping for the test to be accurate…thus not moving) we will report to Florida Hospital the following Tuesday for a sedated GBR test…which I’m hoping we will not need to do at this point. We have been reassured that many babies have failed the hearing test with absolutely no hearing loss. Yet, if there is hearing loss, we want to catch it early to get the best start on this as possible.

So, I sit here, looking at our sleeping week-old miracle. The boy who survived chemo. The boy doctors told us would not be. The boy who knotted his cord TWICE and never needed the NICU. So, as we are concerned about these hearing tests, we look at the miracle God has already been doing as rest assured that “He aint done yet!”

Here are a few pictures…I realize my writing has been scattered, but I wanted to update! Please continue to keep our family, baby Matthew and jobs in your prayers.

Love you all!

Bethany is an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor to women and an author. Bethany defines herself as a child of God who loves to use her passion for change to inspire others. She has overcome disabilities, wading through the trials and rewards of marriage and motherhood. She enjoys being a wife to Steve for 10 years and mother to three boys (ages 7, 5 and 2). She is a double brain cancer survivor, a 9 year veteran in the field of youth and children's ministry and has published poetry, featured blog posts for numerous ministry websites and children's ministry curriculum contributions. Bethany is currently working on her first book to be released this Fall as well as various freelancing projects. Bethany always welcomes new coaching clients and speaking opportunities!

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2 thoughts on “Matthew Jacob Is Here!

  1. I am delighted to learn that Matthew is here and doing well!!! He is beautiful! I wish all the best for your beautiful family! You are such an inspiration for me!

  2. I am delighted to learn that Matthew is here and doing well!!! He is beautiful! I wish all the best for your beautiful family! You are such an inspiration for me!