Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yep, She's Almost 16

Okay, so really she just turned 4 on Sunday. But I feel like 16 is just around the corner.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Double Beautiful Blessings

On Tuesday, June 21st, my sister Katie's third child, Miss Josie Christine, joined us in this world.

Josie needed a little help with oxygen intake and was shortly after birth taken to the NICU. While in the NICU Josie was showing improvement, when she suddenly "crashed." Doctors and nurses worked on sweet Josie and got that little heart pumping again - they saved her sweet life!! Praise God for those medical professionals!! After her crash, Josie's little body went into a sort of shock, and she has since had us on our knees petitioning God on High for healing. Josie is on a respirator, although she has done a little breathing on her own. She has had 2 EEGs that show quite diminished brain activity. But she is stable and seems to very slowly be showing some hopeful signs of improvement. Today she was taken off her blood pressure meds and they have slowly been warming her little body back up (they've had her on thermal blankets to cool her body from the trauma of the arrest). She even sucked on a pacifier for the first time tonight! Tomorrow Josie will have an MRI to get a better look at her brain. PLEASE LIFT HER TO GOD OUR FATHER, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN. Josie's Daddy, Troy, has been talking of Jesus' first miracle, where he showed only a glimpse of His coming glory. We have been seeing glimpses in Josie's short life of the glory of Jesus, and now we want to see it all unleashed in full, spectacular view!!

On Thursday, June 23, my sister-in-law, Jen, gave birth to her second daughter, Miss Ava Isabelle.

My understanding of the story, through my hubby (and you know men with details, ha ha), is that Jen had a rupture in her placenta that caused blood to mix with amniotic fluid. Miss Ava ingested and aspirated that mixture of fluid/blood. Her little lungs are having difficulty from all of this and Ava is on a respirator while her lungs get stronger. Please lift her up to God for complete healing and quick recovery so she can be home with her family!!

Two beautiful baby girls who we already love so much. Won't you join us in asking God to shine His glory through their precious lives? Praise you, Father, for you formed every fiber of their DNA, and they are both truly wonderfully made!!

"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have HOPE: because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail." Lamentations 3:21-22

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine... to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Eph 3:20-21

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mini Disciples