Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lift her up, please

Hi guys. Thank you so much for praying us through all this. This past 24 hours has been rough for me. I go from this wonderful peace, knowing that God worked a miracle and brought our daughter back from death to just being so terrified that I can't stop shaking. Giving our little girl up to God was not a one time thing, it's a minute by minute all day long thing. I'm tired. I can't think straight. Thank you, Lord that "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." (Romans 8:26) I also need you guys to come along side me and hold me up in prayer. Last night I told the Lord, "Jesus, my hands aren't big enough and I'm not strong enough to hold this all up. You have to do it." Please, please don't stop praying.

I'm afraid to put specific requests in here, because God is forever coming at problems from a completely different perspective. But we've been informed that Hope has some gas in her tummy that is becoming an issue. It could mean there is a blockage. She also has this hole (don't ask me the name of it but all babies in utero have it) that allows the blood to bypass the lungs. Now that she is born that needs to close up. They usually give the babies ibuprofen for it, but Hope's kidneys aren't doing well enough at the moment to handle the ibuprofen. I don't know if we should be asking for healing for these specific things or not, so I'm going to leave it up to you guys to pray how you think best. But at least talk to God about these concerns.

I'm sorry if I haven't been very good about getting back to people today. I haven't been able to talk much without sobbing. Don't stop calling or emailing. It just may take me a little bit to get back to you. But it does still make me feel loved.



  1. 8 The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 9 Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands."

    10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.

    We are all holding you up in prayer. It's ok to feel tired. (((HUGS)))

  2. We are all praying and will not stop! Don't worry about returning my phone call- I am in touch with your Mom and reading this blog a few times a day. Just know that we are here for you and are praying for ALL of you! I am spreading this blog to many others to pray as well.

    We love you!

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  4. You know me, I'm worthless on the phone. But I wanted you to know that we are sitting here hitting refresh on the blog all day. It is open next to my email and I check it just as often. We are all praying for you and Hope.

    Love you and Miss you!
    Loridee and Family

  5. We are praying for God's will and for His wisdom to be impressed upon you and the hospital staff! Love you guys, Wendy & family

  6. We will continue to pray! Our God is bigger than any of those problems -- as He has already proven! Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid or dismayed for the Lord our God is with you!

  7. Amy, Dad and I pray many times a day for our precious Hope, you and Mike. Love, Mom

  8. We are praying and will continue to pray! God is on the throne.