Febrary: Good MRI Scan Results

Hi Friends and Family,

Thank you for your prayers for this most recent trip to CA. Will and Amos returned home on Thursday after a busy but good trip. Most importantly, Amos’s MRI showed no changes, which is exactly what we want to see. Praise the Lord for his continued protection over Amos! While these trips are beginning to feel a bit “normal,” we are also very aware of the serious reason and possible implications of each scan. It is life lived in the tension of not knowing what a day holds – which perhaps places us all in the same boat, knowing and trusting in the One who does. Each trip to CA and each MRI scan brings these realities to the forefront in a poignant way.

While in CA, Amos also had his airway scoped to evaluate his readiness for getting the trach out (decannulation). The scope showed that the muscles in his airway are stronger and have indeed improved from the last scope in August. This is great news. However, the scope also showed some concerns with Amos’s vocal chord movement, which may impede the decannulation process. We aren’t entirely sure what this means beyond more waiting and more tests. We plan to do that in May, but we are less sure now that Amos will be ready for decannulation. Please pray for wisdom and clarity for the doctors involved and for Amos’s airway to recover enoughย to safely have the trach removed this May!

A Stretch of Spring

Now that the boys are back, our days are finally settling down! Samuel is now 5 weeks old and we are looking forward to the next several weeks of quiet. No travel. Just the FIVE of us. More daylight and warmer days too as spring draws near! We are so thankful for the chance to slow down a bit (just a bit!!). Life with three boys is keeping us busy but it’s oh so sweet. Samuel is a perfect addition (except for every now and then when he shows off his powerful lungs … ahem) and the boys are happy to announce his arrival wherever we go. Amos and Luke mostly leave Samuel to me and in a surprising way his presence seems to have drawn their relationship closer. They are playing together more than ever and I am so thankful to see their friendship grow!


Thank you for your prayers for our family. Please pray that we would continue to trust the Lord and look to Him for our strength each day even when things seem too heavy and too hard to bear. Please pray for Amos to remain permanently free from cancer and for his recovery to continue. Please pray for Will and I as we care for Amos and all of his needs as well as Luke and Sam. May we be given abundant patience and grace with one another as we are stretched in new ways and find our plates piled to what seems impossible heights.

This past weekend, a kind friend from church lent his talents and blessed us with these photos. We hope you enjoy this little glimpse into our life as a family of five!

“How Great is the love the father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1

In Christ,

Kelli, Will, Amos, Lukey, and Samuelross-24-2ross-32ross-33-2ross-40-2ross-49ross-56ross-89-2ross-94-2ross-74-2ross-98-2




9 thoughts on “Febrary: Good MRI Scan Results

  1. We join you in thanking the Lord for the excellent MRI results and we will continue our prayers for Amos and for your entire family. We also admit to a bit of envy as you are enjoying a Cambridge Spring!


  2. The pictures are more than beautiful, coupled with Amos’s good report brought tears of thankfulness to God for all of you & for how wonderfully He is working in your lives! Blessed be the Name of our Lord!


  3. Sooooooo good to read all this Kelly. We pray daily for you all. Jonny Jackie and Ben miss you guys big time! And Cambridge:)

    Belfast Gibsons. (Wes and Lyn)

    Sent from my iPhone



  4. A beautiful family you are!!! Your post are so inspirational and certainly reminds us how blessed we are! Enjoy your 3 sons! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. You are all in my daily prayers! Leslie Bucker ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


  5. Will and Kelli,
    Am always uplifted to hear these good reports. I am encouraged, daily, by your continued faith and strength. I am friends with Jerry and Patty. I live in Bettendorf, IA. I have been praying, daily, for Amos, and your entire family. Keep up the faith and trust. God bless you all. Love in Christ, Lynn Auten


  6. What a beautiful family!
    I hope you will all be in the UK at the end of June, would love to see you.
    Lots of love to you all. xoxo


  7. Glad to read good things and hope the vocal cords will have a good outcome in may !!! Will continue our prayers.

    Sent from my iPhone



  8. Dear Kelli, Will, Amos, Lucas, and Samuel(!),

    Thank you so much for sharing this good news about Amos’s MRI–these trips must be roller coasters of rising tension (anxiety) and relief. May the Lord continue to protect Amos and to strengthen him to the point of soon decannulation.

    And thanks, too, for the pictures–your friend’s photos are brilliant. It is so encouraging to see your faces and to know that the Lord is bringing you all through these things together.

    For his mercies are for ever sure; / From age to age they shall endure. May you know those mercies, both large and small, every day, and may we soon enjoy the encouragement and blessing both of hearing more good news and of seeing you all. (There will always room at our table for another Ross.)

    Much love from our family to yours.



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