Girls, this is something I don't like to do on this blog, but my family is in desperate need of all the prayers and love we can get. My sister gave birth about 6 weeks ago to a beautiful baby girl. She was 14 and a half weeks early. She weighed 1 lb 10 oz. It has been a tenuous situation, just trying to get through each day and not worry about tomorrow. This little angel girl is a fighter. And a miracle. She has blessed and touched many lives in the past 6 weeks. She has fought tooth and nail to be healthy and strong and has been doing amazingly well. Yesterday she had a rough day and a major setback. This morning she was rushed to Ocshner's in New Orleans in an emergency transport. Her teeny tiny little body wasn't ready to come into this world just yet, so there are lots of things that her underdeveloped system can't handle well. She has an infection and may need to have surgery in the next few days. My dear sweet sister is barely hanging by a thread. She has been so strong throughout this whole ordeal, but there is just so much a mother's heart can bear. She has 4 kids at home and one angel baby in heaven. Earlier this year she lost a baby boy at 20 weeks. I ache for her. I want to take away all of her pain. And I can relate to her pain in some ways that others cannot. I too lost a baby boy at 27 weeks, almost 4 and a half years ago. I long for him every single day, but know that I will see him again and my family will live together forever. She knows this too. And it is such a comfort. But a parent should not outlive their child...not once, especially not twice. I cannot bear to see her go through that heartache again. We know that if our Father in Heaven sees fit to bring her back home to Him, we will accept his will and have faith that He has a plan for us. But at this moment in time I cannot even go there. I don't even want to think about that being a possibility. I will have faith. I will be positive. I will pray and pray and pray that this precious baby girl will fight her way through yet another trial. I believe that she can and I hope that she will. So, I am asking for prayers in her behalf. She needs them and I know with all my heart that she will get them. I feel blessed to have each one of you beautiful souls in my life. I am honored to have such amazing women as friends. I was welcomed into the wonderful world of blogging with open arms and open hearts. What a blessing you all are in my life! I am so thankful for good people. There alot of good people in this world. And there are miracles happening around us every day. Please join me in praying for a miracle for sweet baby Ella. Tell everyone you know about her. Ask them to pray for her. Prayer is a gift...and it works. I have a testimony that God hears and answers our prayers. I know that He loves each one of us and knows us personally. I will continue to have faith in Him. Thank you for being there for me and my family in this time of need. We truly are so blessed!
Love and Blessings To You All ~ Amanda