Saturday, September 10, 2011

Neighbors in Need

We've spent the bulk of this blog documenting the painful rollacoaster that has been our week.  From the birth of our twins Adelaide at 2:09am and Wyatt at 2:12am on the 7th to the painful loss of Adelaide this morning at approximately 4am.  We were redeemed by your prayers and given peace by how well Wyatt has responded today, I don't know what the future holds for him, but today he has been unbelievably strong and healthy and it has everything to do with the many prayers lifted on his behalf.

There is a couple who have twin boys next to us in the NICU and unfortunately are going through a very similar situation.  I don't know the children's name but I met the father today and I see in his eyes the worry and pain I know that I have in mine.  Both of their beautiful boys are still fighting, but only one is doing well, the other is in a real battle and has been very up and down.  We've had more people look at this blog than I ever imagined and so I want to ask you all to pray for this family as well, pray for their boys.  Knowing how hard it is to lose a child, no matter how brief their precious life, I can't imagine anyone having to go through this and pray that no other parent does.

I pray for for the health of those two you children, that God my provide his breath of life and deliver them from the current struggles.  I pray that those boys will have the opportunity to grow in stature and faith just as Jesus did, and I pray for the parents that they have the peace now to rest and the strength and wisdom to raise those boys to leaders of men and thankful for the gifts they've been given.  I pray these with all the love that I have in Jesus name, Amen.

One caveat, it appears that they would be raised to be Louisville Cardinal fans, so as the healing takes place and the wisdom grows pray also that the will be led into the land of blue and white!

(I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.  A bit of poor taste maybe, but we have to smile in these times)


  1. I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot even imagine how difficult it must be. I will most definately keep your neighbors in my prayers. I agree with you... we that bleed blue must pray for those that don't, and perhaps, some day, they will see the light! :-) I will pray that God will comfort you and your neighbors as you all go through this tough time.

  2. I am so thrilled with how well Wyatt is doing! I will put your neighbors on our prayer list at church, plus we will have special prayer tomorrow night at 2:42 for "All" of you. We love you!

  3. Prayers for you and your family, and for the family next to you. I have added you guys to the prayer list at our church. This morning, I will add the new family. May God bless & his love & peace be with you all.

  4. You all have been on my mind and in our prayers since this happened Monday. I am so sorry for your loss. Glad to hear Wyatt is doing well. Will continue to pray for you all and other family as well. God bless you.

  5. You don't know me...I landed here through a friend of a friend. I don't really even know what I want to say. I am the mom of two preemies. My oldest son is almost 13 and was born at 28 weeks. His brother was born at 24 weeks and 5 days and lived 22 days. I know the pain, anxiety, fear and hope you are feeling. Please know you are not alone in this. You obviously have many friends and family members by your side but also those of us who have walked in your shoes and may never meet you.

    I won't lie to you, the days, weeks, months and years ahead of you may remain painful, anxious and fearful but hope will also always be there. I pray today that you feel the peace of God as Wyatt fights for his life. I also pray that in the loss of Adelaide, you feel His peace there too.

    I will continue to pray for Wyatt and the rest of your family as you face the days ahead. May God bless you all.