Wednesday, January 16, 2008

asking for prayer

Maxwell brought it to my attention that I am always finding "sad" stories on the Internet.....some I have shared with him as we say our nightly prayers. I know how much prayer helped our family when we found out about Madeline's diagnosis and then after she died so I wanted to ask again for your help when you are praying. I have "met" a family through blogging that could really benefit from lots of prayer. You may go to and read the story of a very courageous mother with cystic fibrosis and her little baby girl, Gwyneth, born at 24 weeks. Her husband, Nate, does a great job keeping his readers informed and there are always lots of pictures. I really feel like I know these people, whom I have never really met. Please take the time to visit them and lift them up as Tricia, the mom, is waiting on a double lung transplant. God is listening!

Thanks and happy blogging....


Tricia's DAD said...

Thanks so much for taking time to post Nate's blog on your page. As a family, we say thank you. I trust the Lord is still encouraging you on your healing path in regards to your Madeline.
Thanks again and have a blessed day.

Laurie said...

Hi Mandy,

Isn't this family just amazing and full of love for eachother? And watching God working here is so humbling and such a blessing. Maybe tell Maxwell that it is God leading us to the "sad" stories so we can pray for them. Of course, what am I saying, you probably have already told him that:) I am still praying for you and wishing you much peace and new joy this year. I love you guys and think about you a lot.

Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

MilePost13 said...

Thank you!

Emily said...

I can identify with having loved ones think I keep finding scary stories. To me, they're not scared, they are sacred. ;) I'm praying, too. For you, too. I think of you so much!

friendlyfaces said...

I came across your blog through reading Nate's blog and I am touched by all of the memories you share. Praise God for His Grace which is so sufficent. I will continue to pray for your heart as it heals, I had to say goodbye to my son, 31 years ago and it still brings a hurt in my heart thinking about it. God is faithful! And blesses us beyond words, I now have 4 children and 3 grandchildren who I cherish. My prayers are with you all.

Kim ( said...

Thank you for praying for our family and including us on your blog. I continue to pray for you and all the "sisters" I have met. You are a wonderful friend that I am grateful for! I will pray for Nate and all his needs and prayer requests - he will have an amazing miracle story to tell about all through the ages!

Kenzie Stanfield said...


Thank you so much for your sweet words of love and encouragement as we walk these days after losing Maddox. We are so grateful for the time that we had with him... it wasn't exactly what we had hoped for, and yet, it was exactly as the Lord had ordained. Know that I greatly appreciate your prayers and support! We continue to pray for your family.

Love much,

Laurie said...

Hi Mandy,

Just thinking about you tonight and praying for you. My heart broke when I read of Tristan being with Jesus today. It was so unexpected and really shocked me. I thought of you right away and know how tender your heart is for all of our special babies. Please know that I love you and am praying for you.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Jenny said...

Hi Mandy,
I've visited your blog a few times and after just reading this entry, I have to say I can totally relate to my husband saying I read too many sad stories. Why do you think we do it? Personally, I worry sometimes that God's using these to prepare me for something, which scares me to death and other times I think He uses them to make me appreciate what I've been given. I don't know... Whatever the case, you and so many others are on my heart and often in my thoughts. Jenny