Friday, August 5, 2011

Another update

Baby Sister again

I went back and read all of your comments and just cried and cried at the support and love and faith and prayers that are going out to my sister and her hubby and their little one

Thank you so so so so so much

I'm giving you another update...Noelle didn't tell me to do this one, so I hope she won't mind

The valve that we've all been praying would grow big enough hasn't done that

Emily will have to have surgery within the next few days where they'll put in the shunt, and then in 6 months they'll do a surgery to fix it

 Noelle still hasn't been able to hold Emily (that's that last I have heard anyway), and has only been able to hold her hand

Our parents went up to be with them and help comfort Noelle and keep her company, as she is understandably having a hard time

We all have the faith that what the Lord wants will happen, but, at least for me, it's been really hard to see her tiny body and think of them performing surgery on that poor little girl

And then I think of all the other people that have had to/are going through the same thing, and my heart hurts even more

But, it will all turn out okay

Thank you for your continued prayers on behalf of this sweet little girl

And I will let you know when I know anything else


Joann Mannix said...

Here's what I see, when I look at that picture. I see a beautiful, plump girl and I feel that sweet girl is a fierce warrior who will come through this with flying colors. I feel this so strongly in my heart.

Noelle, I love you, darling girl. My prayers are with you. Be brave and strong. Soon that sweet little girl will be right where she needs to be, in your arms at home, a happy little family.

I'm praying hard for sweet Emily. Not that she needs it, she's going to do this. Just wait and see.

TheBlogWriter8 said...

We're very grateful to read all you have to say, Amanda- thank you.

I am praying, too. I'm glad Noelle met Emily- that's good news. Can't wait to see this kid running about hale and hearty with Trouble.


Judy said...

Emily is so beautiful! When Noelle does finally get to hold that little girl, it will be so much sweeter after such a long wait. Hang in there Jason and Noelle!

-stephanie- said...

What a sweet beautiful baby girl. God is good! Continued prayers for all of you.

Dazee Dreamer said...

Thank you for keeping us posted. And thanks for posting pictures. What a beautiful girl she is. Be strong Emily. You have the best mom and dad ever!!!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon this blog and have been reading it ever since....will be praying for sweet little Emily! She is gorgeous. Please let us all know if there is anywhere to donate funds..

Heather said...

She looks pretty tough!

I will pray anyway. For all of you.

I know you will get to cuddle your daughter soon.

Kristin said...

Oh she is just so beautiful and looks so strong!! Prayers will continue to flow from my heart during this struggle. God bless you all, and especially little Emily.

Much love....

Hoontah said...

I agree with Joann. My family has been praying for your family for months and months. We have been praying even harder the past few days and feel such a tremendous power when we pray for Emily.

Emily is a fierce warrior and her spirit has brought many people together. Noelle, my heart aches for you and Jason that you can't hold her right now. We love you and hope she will be in your arms soon.

walden said...

I see the same thing...a strong, strong girl. She's a fighter! Miracles can happen and there can be a million little things that work together to make everything work out.

I feel like everything will go well and be just fine. You are the person to nurture your little girl through healing.

I've been praying for you all and especially that you girls will have strong hearts...and you both DO!

Love you! Alison (Whiting) Flake

aimee said...

Congrats, she is beautiful! Continuing to pray for Emily, mommy, daddy and the rest of the family. Praying also for all of the physicians and nurses that are caring for Emily. Thanks for the updates!

Meghan said...

Congratulations! She looks so chubby and adorable. We will continue to pray for you.

Julie said...

Thank you Amanda for the beautiful picture. She looks so healthy, I know that this means all will be well.
Thanks for sharing, the updates and more. Take care my friend and give your sister my love and prayers. said...

All my love and continued prayers to all of you. SHE IS PRECIOUS. SHE IS A FIGHTER. SHE IS HERE and SHE WILL BE OKAY!
Keep faith. No worries, though. We're all holding it for you in moments when it slips away.

adrienzgirl said...

I see an angel! An angel sent to you Noelle! She is beautiful and strong and a fighter! Just look at how big she is. She fought hard to gain enough weight to be healthy enough for her surgeries!

Heavenly Father picked her parents out special for her! I know this is so hard, but just remember, you were hand picked for this job by Emily and her Maker!

LOVE and STRENGTH coming your way!!

Venassa said...

I also believe it will turn out okay. She looks like a little fighter! I will keep praying for her and I know she'll be on my mind tons the next few days.

Sam said...

She's so beautiful! Still praying for you all, and excited for when you finally get to bring her home. xo

Singedwingangel said...

She is breathtaking.. praying for her little heart and I still believe that God's time is not always our time.. He can move mountains anytime, even in the midst of a surgery. Could you imagine being a surgeon and watching a hole close and you did nothing to make it that way... talk about an awesome testimony to the power of the God we know.. sending mom and Emily so much love.

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

I look at this beautiful picture and I see her mom and dad. She is love...because they are love. She'll have strength...because they have strength.

I don't think I've ever prayed this hard. Love you Hermanita and I can't wait to meet this little angel.

TJ said...

i find that i do better with DOING something for people rather than saying something, as what i say sounds incredibly lame and stupid. so if i were around, imagine that i would bring you dinner at some point, listen to whatever you needed to say, bring you whatever treats you wanted, bring some flowers, laugh with you at the size of the pads they make you wear after you have a c-section, then go buy you some that don't feel like you're wearing a diaper, and then cry with you.

lots of prayers in your direction.....

le Chef said...

Oh hon ... I've done nothing but keep you in my heart all day.
I have a sister whose had two babies with serious issues; best advice, rest when you can, and take everything with a grain of salt - hold on to hope and love; blame no one, especially yourself - you've done wonderful the both of you!
Thank you sis for the update, I hope you keep it up. ;)
Let Noelle and Jason know we're pulling for them, and calling on every angel we can think of. Sending little Emily blessings of strength and courage. Little girls are tough - ask any doctor. She looks like a warrior princess if I ever saw one. Hang in there baby girl! xoxo

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Jamie said...

Could she be more beautiful? Could she be anything more perfect than what God has created...she has a purpose and God will received the Glory through her!!!

I love that she is flexing those muscles to show us her strength! So, AWESOME!!!

Much love to you all!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Stopping over from Vida la Vida...she's beautiful...prayers to your family.