Monday, October 6, 2008

24

I have heard that 24 is a great TV show, though I have never watched it. It is an interesting concept, and if it were on earlier in the evening, I might be able to get into it. Waking up at 5:15 for work, though, doesn't lend itself too well to late night television.

I think it goes without saying why this post is titled what it is...I guess it could be stated as "24 hours until I get to meet my son," or, as it has been feeling to me, "24 hours is the time I know that I have left with Isaac." Either way, it seems like in a blink of an eye, I have thought of the time left until October 7 in months... then weeks... then days... and now hours. Hours.

To be honest, this morning my heart is just really heavy... heavy for the uncertainty of what the next few days will bring, heavy for Isaac and wanting so much for him to not be in pain and to just feel so loved, heavy for Spencer and his heart as a father, heavy for my parents as they prepare to meet their first grandson. The whole Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane thing that I talked about yesterday is more real to me today than it was even just yesterday.

The chorus to the first song you hear on this blog has just been in my mind a lot as I feel like we're in the "eleventh hour" and I want so much for God to intervene and make everything okay...

Can you hear me?
Am I getting through tonight?
Can you see him?
Can you make him feel alright?
If you can hear me,
Let me take his place somehow
See, he's not just anyone,
He's my son.



Today we're going to be taking it easy again. We do need to go down to the hospital for pre-op bloodwork and to fill out some paperwork. I am hopeful that someone has alerted the people with whom we'll be interacting about our situation so that I won't have to field the painful questions of, "Is it a boy or a girl? Is the nursery finished? have you decided on a name? Are you excited?" It is so hard to know how to respond in those situations, and I am not sure I have it in me to do it today.

Please continue to pray for us, particularly in these next 24 hours. Please pray for peace today, tonight, and tomorrow; please pray that we'd be able to have joy in meeting Isaac even though we know that time will also be filled with sorrow. Spencer communicated some additional fears about all of this last night, so if you could please pray for those fears as well, that would be great. Thank you for continuing to walk with us and uphold us.

201 comments:

Stephanie said...

Thinking of you all the time. Wake up praying for you and go to sleep praying for you. My children are praying for you. My blog followers are praying for you.

You are covered. You are loved. You are cherished by the ALMIGHTY GOD. May His presence envelope you over the next 24 hours.

Mommy07 said...

Prayers and well wishes as Isaac's birthday approaches.

Anonymous said...

Please know that my husband and I are praying for you Spencer and Isaac. You have renewed our faith and you are in our hearts and our prayers. I hope all goes well today and tomorrow.

alihutch said...

I hope you felt the prayers of a church in Central PA yesterday. I shared your story with them and we lifted you, Spencer and Isaac up. You guys are constantly in my thoughts these days, and I am still hoping for a miracle.

I am also praying for the medical staff that will help bring Issac into your arms, and ask that they be as helpful and sensitive as you need them to be.
Alison
(yellowcar from the Nest)

Erin said...

Thinking of the three of you and will continue to do so. My thoughts and prayers are with you as Isaac's birthday approaches.

Kamaile said...

Thinking of the three of you.....

Jocelyn said...

Please know that there are prayers being said in your name all over the world today. God bless you and your beautiful family.

From Nova Scotia, Canada

aelomellin said...

I have never prayed so hard as I have for you and your family. It has renewed my faith in the power of prayer. I pray everyday that if it's God's will, he will heal Isaac. I will be thinking about you and praying for you night and day.

Caleb's Mom said...

I will be praying for peace and relaxation today. If anyone says anything that might hurt you, just remember that you ARE excited--as much as it is all bittersweet--because you are going to be meeting your son for the first time! It might not be the same type of excitement most people feel, but yours is much deeper and even more meaningful because you know your time is precious. So be excited...be excited for every single second you get to spend with your beautiful boy!

Doreen said...

I found your blog on my google reader a few months ago, and have been following your story. I am the mother of 4 children, and knowing how precious they are, and how much their births have meant to me, I can't begin to imagine the pain you must be feeling at this time. I hope you will be able to cherish this last day with your perfect little baby inside. I hope you will find comfort tomorrow. I hope you will find peace.

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

All our love....we have so many people in Toledo praying.

Courtney said...

As i read everyday i cannot help but cry. I cry because this isnt something any mother should face, i cry because i want my faith to be as uwavering as yours, i cry because i know Isaac, if choosen, has a special place in heaven. I will continue to pray for a miracle and for things to go as smooth as possible tomorrow as Issace makes his entrance into this world.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Praying

Anonymous said...

You faith brings me to my knees.

Constantly praying for you. All of you.

banbear2 said...

As always I pray for you and Isaac and Spencer. I pray you will have the strength to get you through the next few days and weeks and months. I admire your faith and draw my own courage from your amazing strength and courage.

julie said...

My first thoughts this morning were about you and your family. You are always lifted up to our Father. May his comfort give you and Spencer peace over the next 24 hours.

Stacy said...

You are on my mind as soon as I wake up these days. All weekend long I kept thinking that Tuesday is the day. I know that we do not know each other and, but I have been praying so much for your family.

I wish that I could see Isaac for myself because I know that he is going to be a beautiful little boy. He has been so covered in prayer by so many.

This morning, I am specifically praying that you will get to hold Isaac while he is alive and well and that you will be able to look into his eyes.

Thank you for allowing others the honor of taking this journey with you. My prayers will not end tomorrow, but will continue well into the future.

The Fabulous Ms. Beth said...

My prayers continue to be with you as you prepare to meet your son tomorrow.

Jamalynn said...

In church yesterday, I said a special prayer for you, Spencer, and Isaac. I prayed that God will give you as much time with Isaac as He can.

cara said...

i am thinking of you all the time. you guys continue to be in my thoughts- i pray for a miracle for you, DH and isaac. (((hugs)))

lynette said...

"God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day."

Psalm 46:5

my thoughts and prayers are with you all,
x

Aunt Robin said...

We are all praying for the three of you, Stacy- our thoughts will be with you and Spencer tomorrow as you meet your little Isaac.
Love, Aunt Robin

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Praying for a miracle and healing first of all. If that is not God's will then for peace. I pray that you have precious moments with your Isaac if it is not God's will that he stay here on this earth with us.

May you find find peace in these next 24 hours...we are all praying for you,Spencer and Isaac.

Brooke said...

Good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you and Spencer and little Isaac.

Tashia said...

I pray for you, Spencer and baby Isaac everynight. I pray for a miracle and that he will live and you will be able to experience all the major events in his life with him. I also pray that if it is not Gods will for him to stay here on earth that he will move to his heavenly resting place without any pain or discomfort and the presence of God will give to strength. I hope that no matter the outcome you get to hold your sweet miracle Isaac and gave into his eyes.
I came across a page www.babybeblesseddolls.com on someone else's blog. They do custom order dolls and proceeds benefit a child in need. Thought it may be a good gift to give Isaac or a way to remember him.

Jen said...

I will be continuing to pray for you during these hours before Isaac's birthday. I cannot imagine how you must be feeling, but God knows. God knows, and He hears. I pray that you and Spencer feel peace and joy at the birth of your baby boy.

Tif said...

May you be blessed with His peace within the next 24 hours.

I woke up with you on my mind this morning...will continue to pray.

pollykinz said...

Stacy, my heart is so heavy for you today. I have been thinking about you all weekend and praying for all of you. I pray for continued peace for you and Spencer, and for a miracle for little Isaac. He has touched so many lives, I hope the power of all of our prayers can touch his.

Melissa said...

Praying for you and your family

Halfpint said...

You, Spencer & Isaac are all in my prayers. I will be fasting tomorrow on behalf of you, Spencer & Isaac.

jin'swifey said...

I have been thinking and praying about for you and Isaac all weekend..I have also asked family and friends to lift you up in prayer.

Jen said...

I will be thinking of all of you tomorrow.

Jess said...

I have been and will continue to pray for you, Spencer and baby Isaac....

Sheila said...

lots of prayers for a safe healthy delivery, quick stitching by the dr, plenty of time spent with Isaac, and of course, a miracle.

The Balsmeyer Family said...

Our prayers are never ending. May the Lord bring you Peace.

Lauren said...

Praying.... always praying.

Kara said...

Thinking of all three of you today. My prayers go out to you. We are strangers but I really do care about all of you! Isaac is here for a purpose and that is what really matters. I wish I could hold him and hug him too! haha

Michelle said...

I'm praying everyday for you. May God continue to give you the strength you need and the chance to cherish the time you have with sweet Isaac.

Anonymous said...

You and your son have shown me a new depth of faith in God. I have truly never "met" someone who loves their unborn child more than you and your husband. My heart is aching for you. I am in constant prayer for Issac and your family.

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for you. As I was ironing this morning and getting ready for work, I thought of you and how heavy your heart must be today. You are in my continued thoughts and prayers as Issac' birthday arrives. May God bless you, Spencer, Issac and all of your family.

Anonymous said...

Your faith and strength in god is so amazing! I envy you. I work in the nicu and don't think I would be able to show the strength you have had. May god carry you over the next 24 hours, days, and weeks ahead.

Anonymous said...

Remember that you are not alone as you enter that hospital tomorrow - HE is truly with you, as are the thoughts and fervent prayers of hundreds, perhaps thousands(?) of people who have been following your blog and shared your story with others.

Nichole said...

Praying for you and your family and sweet little Isaac. Praying that it will be a peaceful and joyful event as you get to meet your beautiful son. Praying that your C-section will go well, don't worry.

Love from California,
Nichole

Katie said...

My family and I will be praying for you and your miracle.

Love from Colorado

KK said...

Praying for your family without ceasing. Praying for peace of mind, grace and mercy throughout today and the days ahead.
May His Peace Be With You,
Kaye

Delayna said...

My family is also praying for your family. God will surely show His mercy, peace, and comfort to you tomorrow, as He promises.

Sarah said...

You are all in my thoughts.

Connie said...

I just prayed for your sweet Isaac for a miracle tomorrow.

Heather said...

You, Spencer, and Isaac will not leave my thoughts for at least the next 48 hours. I'm praying and hoping that God has one miracle left for this pregnancy.

I pray that Isaac surprises everyone and I pray for you and Spencer to have peace.

kristen said...

You don't know me, I came across your blog through someone else. I will be one more person praying for a MIRACLE - - nothing is impossible with God. And, remember symbolically that "7" is God's number...!!! I will be on my knees for you praying and thinking about you and your family over the next 24 hours...

Leah said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I hope that God gives you the strength and peace you need right now.

LDRN said...

I have shared your story of super strong faith & bravery with so many people over the past several weeks, since I have found your blog.
I have asked so many to keep their thoughts & prayers with you all as your time grows closer.
So many L&D nurses & OBs are praying & thinking of you here in Nashville, TN, and in Little Rock, AR.
I hope you both are granted peace & serenity today & tomorrow. {Hugs}
Becky (a L&D RN)

Lauren said...

Just wanted to say that we love you and we are praying for you. We are both excited for you to meet Isaac and praying for you in the midst of all the unkown as well... but we know the Lord has already designed Isaac's birthday and things will go just perfectly.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of you and just want you to know that I pray for you, DH and of course that beautiful baby boy Isaac. May the next 24 hours be as peacful as possible. Thinking of you...

Devon Rene said...

praying....

Robyn said...

I just found your blog today and started from the begining and read every post. I will be praying for you, Spencer and Issac!

Amy said...

Praying for you. I wish I could give you hugs and just cry with you. May peace invade your heart and this last day together be just the way you want it. Love you guys lots and lots

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you, your family, and Isaac.

Anonymous said...

You, Spencer and Isaac continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May tomorrow be a peaceful day for you and your family, as you welcome your beautiful son into this world. I will NOT stop praying for a miracle for your family, while continuing to pray that you may be at peace with whatever God's will is.

bcyouloveit said...

You and your family have all my prayers tonight. I hope tomorrow brings you surprises and blessings and peace far beyond your imagination.

May the Lord bless you and keep you close.

KAL071203 said...

you are in our prayers stacy.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Hi again,
I just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly, and that we will be thinking of all three of you so much tomorrow on Isaac's birthday. We look forward to seeing some pictures of your beautiful boy. With much love X

Addison said...

Like I'm sure many that follow your blog did, I found your story through a friend of a friend of a friend. I am praying for the precious miracle you so badly want. Cherish those precious moments you have with sweet Isaac and let the Lord hold your hand and guide you to a field of peace and comfort. You are truly an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family...

Nestie Becoming_untied said...

Continuous prayers for the 14 things you mentioned, plus more.

I hope you, Spencer and Isaac are feeling all of the love, prayers and support that you need and deserve.

I saw a rainbow this morning - which doesn't happen often where I live. I instantly thought of Isaac. I thought of how I wished that I was seeing the rainbow tomorrow instead of today. I wished/prayed that it was God's way of conveying the miraculous healing of Isaac for His glory and for the whole world to witness. (((HUGS)))

Beth said...

Hi Stacy, I will say a prayer of healing for you, Spencer and Isaac in synagogue this week. We say a prayer called the Mishaberach, which focuses on healing the body and the spirit, and helping those in need of healing to find the courage they need.

Kate said...

Our family is lifting you all in prayer over the next few days. We pray that you dwell in God's love and find some peace to endure the delivery of your sweet baby boy.

Kate, Westminster, MD

Michelle said...

I've shared your story with my husband and we will both be praying for you. It is truly amazing how much faith you have had through this whole process. I respect your honesty and insight through the whole process. God is bigger than any diagnosis and we will continue to pray that a miracle happens for your family tomorrow.

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Praying everything goes well with your surgery tomorrow, and an especially speedy time stitching you up. Praying. Praying. Praying.

Robin said...

praying

Becky said...

You have brought Jesus back into my life. I've been reading your blog for a little while and can only hope that someday I am as strong as you and your husband. I can't imagine what you are going through. You have been in my prayers since I found your blog. You will continue to be in my prayers for a long time to come. May God bless you in your time with your son tomorrow. Enjoy every tiny second with him and know that if he is not with you in this world, he will be with the Almighty God in Heaven.

Erika said...

I just found your blog and just finished reading it from the start. I wanted to let you know I am diligently praying for you, your husband, and your sweet Isaac. God bless you. Sending lots of hugs & prayers.
~Erika

Amy said...

You guys have been on my heart all morning. I am continuing to pray for a miracle, and praying God gives you a blessed time with that precious baby of yours. Your story has challenged my faith. and I thank you for being so honest and open to us...I can't wait to see pictures of your gift!

Amy

Anonymous said...

May the lord look upon you with favor and bring you peace.

I pray that God gives you strength to make it through no matter the outcome. I also pray that you can find comfort in each other and family and friends.

I will be thinking about you and Spencer and Baby Issac.

Cynthia

Angie Smith said...

i am praying for you, friend. i will check i often tomorrow and see how the day is going...you will be surrounded by prayer.

love,
angie

The Bowman Bunch said...

I, too, found your blog through a friend. I will be praying for you continually, and know that many others who have never even met you will be praying for you, your husband and baby Isaac. May God's peace envelope you and Spencer and may God's healing touch go where the doctors' hands cannot. I know that Isaac feels your love even now. You are already an awesome mom!

Alison said...

We are praying for you constantly, Stacy - whenever God brings you to my mind. We will be praying that God's Will will be done tomorrow and that you'll have plenty of time to spend with Isaac on his birthday.

((HUGS)) You are well loved!

Erin said...

Praying for you all fervently, may He uphold you all in His magnificant grace and envelope you in a peace that only He can bring.

Emily said...

I know you don't know me and I don't know you. However, I found your blog through a friends. I find myself pulled to it like a magnet. I wish you the best of luck tomorrow. I am amazed at your faith. No matter what happens tomorrow, I know that you will have the opportunity in this life or, in the next to come you, will be able to raise Isaac as your son. I hope you can feel some peace and comfort as you go into this tomorrow. The Lord is on your side. He is there for you every step of the way! Thank you for sharing your story with me. I have been very touched and blessed by your example of unshaken faith. You and your family will be in my prayers!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been follwing your story for qutie some time now and have be catuped by the beautiful spirit of your little boy. I am praying for you every hour today. May God continue to give you peace. I am reminded of a song by Sandi Patty that means and meant so much to me when I lost my littl girl. May the grace of God wrap his loving arms around you and Spencer in the days ahead.

Sometimes
You're in the valley
All of your burdens
You carry alone
Oh but I know
I know when you need me
Call I'll be there
Longing to prove how much I care

Peace, I'll give you peace
When the wind blows on
Peace whenever you call me
I'll give you peace
When the wind blows on

Heartaches
Whenever your heart aches
I want to be there
To help see you through
When you're weary
You know you can find all the strength that you need
Find your rest and your hope in me

Peace, I'll give you peace
When the wind blows on
Peace whenever you call me
I'll give you peace
When the wind blows on

No matter how long the night may last
I'll keep you safe til the storm is past
I'll give you peace
Sweet peace
When the wind blows on
Peace whenever you call me
I'll give you peace
When the wind blows on

I'll give you peace when the wind starts blowing
Peace
I'll give you peace when the wind starts blowing
Peace
Whenever you call me
I'll give you peace
When the wind blows on

"I'll Give You Peace", Sandi Patty
From "Another Time, Another Place"

Chelsie said...

I have come across your blog occasionally and just wanted to let you know that you, your husband, and little boy are in my prayers. You are such a strong testament of faith and have surely served as an inspiration to many. Thank you for sharing your faith with everyone during this extremely difficult and heartbreaking time.

Erica said...

I will continue to pray for you, Isaac and Spencer. I pray that you will be able to spend time with Isaac and that His peace will be with you all.

Laura said...

Think of you so often...praying for you. Praying you know how loved your whole family is.

I will never forget...

korndog99 said...

I will be thinking of you a praying for you and your wonderful family. You are such a strong person!

Anonymous said...

I have beeen praying that you will be blessed with the miracle so that you, Spencer and Isaac will be together. I took your story to Richmond and thousands prayed for you, Spencer and Isaac Sunday morning. Tomorrow, all this pain and confusion will seem like a blur when you see that beautiful baby boy! I will be praying for you, singing the songs on your blog, and waiting for word of a miracle. Connie

Heather said...

You, Spencer, and sweet baby Isaac have been on my mind all weekend and all day today. Lifting you up in prayer for all that you've asked.

Bre said...

i've been following your story for some time now, but never have posted. Your faith is so inspirational. When I feel rushed and overwhelmed I think of Isaac. He reminds me to slow down and cherish EVERY moment.

I'm praying for the three of you.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Marlee Belle said...

I just found your blog yesterday...ever since, I have lifted you up to the father periodically...in the shower, car, laying in bed, standing in the kitchen. I'll continue to do so! I can't begin to imagine...it brings me to tears even trying to.

May the Lord bless & keep you over the next several hours. May you feel His presence each minute that goes by!

IANSMOM said...

God be with you and your family. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.

MrsKDLady said...

May God watch over you and your family tonight and tomorrow. I truly am praying you get that miracle you seek.

Rachel said...

I've lurked for a little while after your blog was linked from Google reader. I wanted to let you know that my husband and I are praying for you. I am awed by your faith, strength and courage through this.

Marissa said...

I've been following your blog for a few months now. I woke up thinking about you, Spence & Isaac this morning. My prayers continue to be with you during the upcoming days and I can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful son.

May His grace be seen, His will be done, His name be glorified and His peace protect you. I know Issac WILL be healed - and I pray its on this side of heaven...if only for a little while. God bless you all and best of luck with your c-section, I know it has you very worried.

Please update your blog as soon as you're able.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying for your family. Issac is on my mind alot. He has helped me alot i am praying for a miracle but also like you said for Gods Will to be done whatever the outcome. love jessica

sandi said...

I just found your blog last night. I can't get you off my mind. Everything I have done today has been with you and your family in mind. I am hugging my kids a little longer and a little tighter today. You are in my prayers.

Sandi
Orange County CA

Anonymous said...

I will be thinking of you and your family and baby Isaac in these upcoming hours. I pray that you and Spencer have the strength to get through this and that baby Isaac feels nothing but the warmth of your love after he is born.

God Bless you!

Karen K said...

Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I am praying God will be with you in an amazing and all powerful way.

Amber said...

Your story is so inspiring. I don't think there has ever been a woman who so appreciates the (typically, dis) comforts of pregnancy. I know you are enjoying all the squirms and kicks, especially today.
I've been reading (linking through Angela) for a while off and on, but I'm so glad she pointed out that tomorrow is the day you meet Isaac. I hope that you enjoy the time as a family, the three of you. You are in my prayers. And don't forget - if you are a mom for a few moments or a mom for 80 years, you are still a mom to that little boy. You have nourished him as any good mother would, and I pray that you are rewarded as much time as possible with your son.

K. said...

Prayers to all of you. I hope Isaac's birthday is as glorious as it should be.

pilgrimwanderings said...

Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog today and am overwhelmed by the love you have for your son. I will be holding a candlelight vigil from now until Wednesday for your family. I will offer my prayers and best thoughts for a miracle and for God's grace to be done in your lives. I send you love and comfort and just know you have our hearts pulling for you and Isaac!

emily said...

I am thinking about you and your family. I will say an extra prayer again.

Anonymous said...

Stacy, you know my family and entire church family are praying for all of you. I am sorry your heart is heavy. I will be up tonight--you know how to reach me if you need anything.

Praying for peace for you. Praying God holds you all in the palm of his hand and that you can feel Him. You are so loved, and your son will be just as loved and as beautiful as are you and your husband.

"Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, 'You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you'" (Psalm 16:1-2). Much love, Jill

The Mentzers said...

My family and friends are praying for you,Spencer, and Isaac. Thankyou for helping me find my way back to the lord!!

Kory said...

Hey Stacy-

I am so touched by the number of people that this little unborn man has had on so many people's lives in drawing them closer to our Savior. I pray that someday God may use me to influence people for Him in the way that he has used you, Isaac and Spencer.

You are truly blessed. I am praying for you all and will keep you constantly in my thoughts as the time approaches. Cherish every moment you all have together whether that be minutes or years to come!

-Kory

Stephanie said...

You, Spencer, and Isaac are in my prayers. I pray that on his birthday he will know how truly loved and blessed he is to have parents who love his as much as you do. I pray that your c-section is uncomplicated and that everything goes well so that you get to spend as much time as possible with your little man. Just like your blog title says, know that God will carry you through this, know that you are not alone. There are so many of us who are here for you and will be right with you in spirit, sending all of our love and prayers to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Your faith and strength in what has to be the most difficult time in your life is inspiring to me. You are a phenonominal woman, mother, and wife. I will continue to pray for your family and that sweet Isaac's body will be healed. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Christie, Jeff and Kennedy said...

You don't know me, but know that I will be praying extra hard for you and your family tonight and tomorrow. I saw a link to your blog on thenest.com, and have been following ever since.

So Blessed said...

I am praying...

Meredith said...

Praying for you and your beautiful little one to come. I know Jesus has a plan. God Bless you all....

Anna said...

Praying for peace and strength for both you and Spencer. Praying for time to hold and love and be with Isaac. Praying for God's love to just envelope you all. Praying for a miracle. We are all praying for you

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you with all of my heart. I keep thinking of the words from the 23rd Psalm:

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

Anonymous said...

I am a reader of your blog who has been continually amazed by your strength and faith. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts as you meet beautiful Isaac tomorrow.

Sarah and Travis said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow...

The Hulocks said...

Praying and thinking about your family!

SP Photos said...

Many prayers for your family.

Christa said...

Stacy,

You are so unbelievably strong. May that strengthget you thru the rough road ahead. We'll all be there with you tomorrow holding your hand.

Big hugs.

~CP

Christine:) said...

I found your blog about a week ago and your story touched my heart in ways I cannot understand. You have been in my daily prayers and I am praying for a beautiful miracle for you guys. Even if you aren't sure what will happen in the following minutes, hours, days, or years (because, even without this prognosis, none of us ever will know what happens "next"), I pray that you and your husband will receive wonderful joy at the first sight of your beautiful little boy tomorrow. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

I wish you peace tomorrow. Isaac knows how loved he is. Love and prayers to you.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family tonight and of course for beautiful little Isaac.

Anonymous said...

The world is already a better place because of Isaac. He has touched so many lives in his short time. My thoughts, love, and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you can find moments of joy in this sorrowful time.

Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers. I lost a little one years ago, and someone gave this poem to me - I hope it comforts you as it did me.

God Speaks to Parents

I'll lend you for a little time, a child of mine, He said

For you to love thee while he lives and mourn for him when dead

It may be six or seven months, or twenty-two or three,

But will you, til I call for him, take care of him for Me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and if his stay is breif,

You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your greif

"I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return, but there are lessons taught down there, I want this child to learn.

I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true, but from the throngs that crowd life's way, I have selected you.

Now will you give him all your love, not the labor vain, Nor hate Me when I come to call - to take him back again?"

"I fancied that I heard you say: 'Dear Lord, thy will be done.'

For all the joy thy child shall bring - the risk of grief we'll run.

We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,

And for the happiness we've know - forever grateful stay.

But - shall the angels call him so much sooner than we've planned,

We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.

author unknown

Your faith is inspiring, and you are in my prayers.

Andrea Rodriguez
MVCC

*Erin* said...

Your story has touched me from the very beginning. I find myself thinking about Issac and your family alot throughout the day.
May God be with you, your son, Spencer and your entire family during this time, and may the prayer for a miracle never stop!

michelle said...

I will be praying for you and Spencer and Isaac constantly for the next two days. Your faith and your strength are such an inspiration. Even if Isaac is only with you for short time, know that he has touched so many hearts.

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

As always, you are in my prayers. I cannot imagine what you are feeling right now and my heart is absolutely breaking for you. I hope that every second you spend with Isaac feels like an eternity.

Anonymous said...

you, spencer, issac and your families are in my thoughts and prayers as issac's birthday nears.

Jennifer Currey said...

praying...praying...

Nicole from the suburbs of Atlanta said...

We are praying so hard for you, Issac and Spencer. I actually went to church yesterday - it has been a long time since I have gone - but I went solely for the purpose of praying for you. I believe very much in miracles and I pray for one for Issac. My sister who lives in Australia is also praying for you. Issac probably doesn't realize it being that he is just a sweet baby - but he is the luckiest baby ever to have you two as his parents. God bless you and give your beautiful son a big kiss from our family.

Phyllis said...

Stacy,

You have been and will continue to be on my mind for the next 24 hours. All of my love to you, Spencer, and Isaac.

Phyllis

Kirsten said...

Praying for you...bombarding the gates of Heaven on your behalf. His grace is enough. He will be with you each moment.

Blessings,
Kirsten C.

Kim said...

Words cannot express how much my heart goes out to you. My prayers are with you, Spencer, Isaac, your family members and your medical team. God be with you.

Lisa said...

My daughter in Columbus, MS emailed me yesterday to pray for you. She's been following your blog for sometime. I HAVE been praying for you all, as I will continue to. I've also sent out a prayer request for your sweet family on my blog as well as a link to your blog.

Look at your comments...you all are so covered in prayer. You have become dear to so many by sharing your thoughts and feelings so openly. I'm a total stranger and yet have thought of you all day. How much more have you been on the mind of Our Heavenly Father? "The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms..." Deuteronomy 33:27. I pray that tonight and tomorrow "He will cover you (and Spencer) with his feathers and under His wings you will find refuge...". Psalm 91:4

God's Peace to you all from Titusvile, FLorida.

Jen said...

I just spent some time in hard hard prayer for you,Isaac, and Spencer. I prayed for a miracle, for peace as you sleep tonight and on your way to the delivery room tomorrow, for fast stitching so you can spend every moment possible with Isaac,and for Spencer's heart as a father- as God knows what kind of love a father has for His son too. My heart is heavy with you and for you, and I just pray with all of my might and strength that a miracle is in God's plan for all of you. Isaac will be beautiful, and will be yours, and nothing can take that away from you.
May you feel His hand of comfort and peace upon you now,tomorrow,and always!

Jen

Anonymous said...

Our family is sending positive energy your way. We are praying for your miracle and for you and Spencer to find the strength to get through tomorrow and the days that follow. We know the joy you feel when you meet your son will stay with you for always.

Sarah M said...

Best of luck to you and my thoughts will be with you.

Hiltyn said...

Isaac, I hope you feel each and every one of these prayers. Many of us will be thinking & praying for you and your family.
Stacy- you've been so strong and so steadfast in your belief, I am in awe of you. I hope for nothing less than a miracle for you tomorrow.

Melanie said...

Stacy,

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, Spener, and Isaac. I hope you continue to feel God's love, strength, and peace; especially during these next couple of days.

Lauren and Tim said...

I came across your blog recently and, as are so many other people, I am praying for you, Spencer, and Isaac. I will be thinking about you all and praying all day tomorrow. God will be with you - you have SO many people praying for that. Happy Birthday to Isaac!

Anonymous said...

Praying for a calm mind for you in the coming hours, that you might greet Isaac with as much love in your heart as you've shown us all you have for him.

Katie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your difficult journey and incredible strength and faith with us. I have been thinking of you so much lately, and will be thinking and praying for you, Spencer and Isaac all day tomorrow. I hope that you know the impact that your family has made on so many people already- you are an inspiration!

four4now said...

I can't even remember how I got here now but it must have been a God-thing. I will be praying for you during the next 24 hours as you meet your precious son.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face shine upon you and grant you His peace.

Jen said...

Praying for you here in Australia, dear.

Psalm 119:50; My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life

Isaiah 51:12; "I, even I, am He who comforts you.

John 14:1-3; "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

2 Corinthians 1:3,4a; Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Py4tgG-VteQ

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=i99qj9fIJMw&feature=related

Anonymous said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

Jen and Archie (Stacy's cousins) said...

Dear Stacy and Spencer,

I feel like I have never prayed so hard for something or hoped so much for something to change as I do now for you three, with the exception that we would become parents. We think about you guys all the time, and also pray for you guys with Jack when we lay him down to sleep at night. We are praying for all of the things you mentioned, and I think the 140+ posts say it on here-we're all here for you guys to walk alongside of you through whatever happens tomorrow. We love you guys.

livvielo said...

I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow, and praying for that miracle and for peace for you and Spencer.

Joanne said...

Isaac, you, his mother, and Spencer, his dad are covered with prayer. May you "feel" those prayers tonight and in the days ahead. Know that you all are loved by many.

cjsbdl said...

I have been following your story for a very long time from The Nest, but tomorrow I will say a special prayer for you, your husband and sweet husband.

I will pray that God will hold you in his care and provide you with peace that passes all understanding.

Ashley said...

My prayers are with you, Spencer, Issac and your entire family. Your story has really touched me deeply and I have spent a great deal of time today thinking about you and how you have helped to renew my faith and trust in the Lord above.
God Bless,
Ashley

Mark and Amanda said...

You and your family are such an inspiration to everyone and Baby Isaac has touched so many lives already.

You, Spencer and baby Isaac are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Pamela, Jason and Joey said...

Thoughts and prayers from Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

May your faith give you comfort and perhaps even a miracle.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your story for awhile now and will be praying for a miracle for you tomorrow...but mostly for His peace to carry you through whatever happens. You are loved!

Sherri in NC

buckeyebabe99 said...

Lots of hugs, prayers and love to you, Spencer and Isaac.

Travelwahine said...

I ran across your blog. When I delivered my baby who had died in utero, he was born still May 23, 2008, I prayed during his delivery and the peace I felt was overwhelming. I was in such turmoil, but my son's actual delivery was peaceful as he was born still. I will pray for a miracle for you and pray to our Lord Jesus Christ that he brings you peace during this difficult time. He brings us to it, he will carry us through it.

Anonymous said...

I don't know you or your husband, I have been keeping you and Isaac in my thoughts. I am praying that God will give the three of you time and comfort and most of all Joy in Isaac's birth.

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Anonymous said...

Praying that you will be able to cherish every moment as a new family, that our God will comfort your entire family, and I know that Isaac already feels the tremendous love you have for him!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying for you.

Chad, Tina, Carson, and Caylee said...

I do not know you but I want you to know that I will be praying for you in the coming days, weeks, and months. God be with you. Sending prayers from East Tennessee.

Nestie MelissaandEddie said...

Ive been a reader of your blog for quite some time but never commented. But on this night, I am thinking of you...a stranger in NY, is praying as hard as she can for you, your husband and Isaac. May God bless all of you and make tomorrow joyous day for you.

Robyn said...

Amazing!!! 161 people praying for one purpose plus hundreds more who haven't posted!

I am Kristy Davis Clifford's sister-in-law. I came upon your blog based on a post you put on her Facebook page. I have been following since June. You have encouraged me as I have journeyed through the last couple of months. We were foster parents to 2 sisters, but have had to let both of them go ... unwillingly for the most part. I wanted to hold on to them because I didn't think ANYONE could love them like I could. How foolish of me!!!!! God's plans were different than mine and they were ripped from us. Your faith has meant so much to my walk these last few months.

My husband and I prayed for you last night and today. We prayed that God would send SHOWERS of blessings your way ... not just mercy drops. We prayed that Spencer would have the strength he needs to care for you physically in the days to come after surgery in the midst of everything else. We prayed that God would flood you with the peace that passes ALL understanding. We prayed for divine appointments for EVERYONE you come in contact with tomorrow...that every nurse, doctor, staff person would be there to encourage you because God placed them in your path. But most importantly, we prayed for a miracle in Isaac's life. Still praying for blessings!

jennie in Wisconsin said...

love, prayers and blessings to you and spencer in this next phase with your beautiful Isaac.

janak said...

Your faith and strength is both humbling and inspiring. Thank you for bringing your beautiful baby boy into my life... not yet born, he has taught me more about love and faith than most adults I know. My deepest prayers will be with you all tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog tonight and read through it. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am truly praying for a miracle. Your faith is amazing. You have stayed strong through this entire pregnancy. Best wishes tomorrow. I will be thinking about the three of you.

M and H said...

I'm praying for you, Spencer, and Isaac Timothy. I'm praying for strength and peace for all of you.

AngelsAmid said...

Stacy- I'm sending all my prayers to you today and tomorrow. I'm praying for all the things you need prayers for. I'm praying mostly for a miracle. (huge huge hugs)... I don't have the words to express how much you're on my mind right now...

Scarlett said...

My family is will be keeping you, you husband and little Isaac in our hearts and prayers. Please know how many people are praying for you.

Lost in Translation said...

Still praying for you and Isaac and hoping that everything will be ok and God will intervene for you and your family. I also have friends and family praying for you and your son. Praying for you all as you prepare to meet this wonderful little boy tomorrow! I just want to say Happy early Birthday to Isaac! With much love to you, spencer and Isaac! You are in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Have been reading, but never commented. I hope you know how many people all over the world will be thinking of you tonight, tomorrow, and in the weeks and months that follow.

Nicole said...

Praying for your family. You are truly an inspiration to all. Your faith is remarkable. Little Isaac is always in my thoughts. Enjoy every minute with Isaac. He is loved by so many.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me and I only know you through thenest.com and your blog. Your story has truly touched me. I'm praying for you, Spencer, and little Isaac. Your faith is so inspiring. Stay strong, there are so many people praying for you!

Anonymous said...

I am saying many prayers for you today and tomorrow and always. Your blog and your spirit is amazing and inspiring to all of us who have exp a loss of some sort. You and Spencer and Isaac have touched us all in more ways than you know!

Anonymous said...

I am saying many prayers for you today and tomorrow and always. Your blog and your spirit is amazing and inspiring to all of us who have exp a loss of some sort. You and Spencer and Isaac have touched us all in more ways than you know!

Just Me said...

Sending prayers.

Amanda

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile and have commented from time to time. I just wanted to let you know that you, your husband and sweet baby Isaac have been/will be on my thoughts, mind, and my heart. I have been praying for you and will continue to do such.

Please know you are not alone and that you have so many people praying for all three of you tomorrow.

Kimberly said...

Praying for continued stength and courage and as always a miracle. God Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Stacy - I don't know you, but have been following your blog for a while. I wish there were words or actions that could ease the burden you and your are feeling at this moment. If there was a way I could send you a miracle, I would. I hope you get to enjoy every moment with your dear son tomorrow on his birthday.

MrsMags said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers as Isaac's birthday is nearing. I'm not sure you realize how many people are actually praying for the 3 of you tomorrow. You've all touched my life dramatically.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Just stopping in again, to say Im praying for you. You and your sweet boy are on my heart tonight, and tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your story for months from the nest boards...you, Spencer and sweet Isaac are in my husband and my prayers. Thank you for renewing my faith in God and all that He has the potential to do.

BarnStar said...

I am continually inspired by your faith and devotion to God. May He demonstrate His holy power tomorrow, and bring you peace with Isaac. Know that you and your entire family are enveloped with prayer now and in the coming days.

heidi marie said...

hi,

i found your blog through another, and your story is so touching and heart-wrenching. i can't imagine what you are going through, but you, your husband, and especially your little baby will be in my prayers. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Found your blog through a friend's tonight... your story has touched my heart. I can't imagine what you are doing right now as I type this. Tomorrow will be such an amazing day in your family's life. I will be thinking of you and praying every chance I get that God will intervene and allow you and your family to have Isaac for as along as possible before he's called home. Love & prayers from Salem Oregon.

Sandra said...

I have emailed your blog to all of my family, to Scott's family, and to all of our friends who pray. We are all lifting you and your family up tonight and will pray especially fervently tomorrow morning.

I also wanted to tell you that I shared your story this afternoon with a colleague at the University, and he wanted to understand what brought you and Spencer such conviction. I told him that your faith in God is what has given you the strength to survive this experience. My colleague is not a believer, and has mocked Christians before, but he was truly moved by this story. My hope is that Issac's life, through your faith, will continue to speak to his heart.

I will pray through the night for you. We all will.

Jill Williams said...

your blog was just to my attention through a friend of mine. I am praying for you and your family. May God hold you in His mighty hands and remind you with each passing moment that He is with you, He will give you comfort, peace, and strength, and He truly loves you so much.

Daberath said...

Praying for you....

Melissa said...

Praying, weeping, and begging God on your behalf tonight...

Taylor said...

I am praying for you. My heart is burdened for you and the memories of what are soon to be your reality are fresh on my mind. Please know that I am lifting you up in these moments and I KNOW God is going to be so close to you in these hours.

Anonymous said...

Praying and praying... And praying some more.

Lisa & Erik said...

Stacy & Spencer... our thoughts and prayers are with the two of you as you prepare for the birth of your beautiful Isaac.

Krystal said...

So pleased for you to see so many prayers going out on your behalf tonight. I too am praying for you. I am beseeching our Heavenly Father to hold you, Spencer, Isaac, your family, and your friends in His arms, cradling you in His peace and strength. Yup, I want a miracle for Isaac. Dunno what God is going to do, but I ask for His blessings on all of you.

Thank you for your testimony in this blog.

Because He lives...

Joanne said...

My heart, thoughts, and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you all. I wish I had words to express how I feel for you. I hope for you.

Kylee said...

Wanted to let you kow that i'm praying for you as you finally meet your precious little son. I know that Isaac will feel the amazing love that his wonderful parents have for him. Know that there are many people all over the country praying for a miracle tomorrow.

Lots of love and prayers coming from Dallas, Tx!

~Kylee

Kathy said...

praying for you

Kelsey in Colorado said...

I am praying that the God of all comfort would carry you in His arms in a very real, tangible way. May tomorrow be filled with sweetness as you meet little Issac.

Hazeleyessue said...

I discovered your blog through my sister-in-law's blog who posted a prayer request on your behalf. We will be praying for you as you approach this very trying time. May the Lord comfort you!!! It has been such an encouragement to read how the Lord has been preparing your heart for this.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine on you, and be gracious to you, and give you peace.

Julie said...

We are thinking of you...

Keri said...

Praying for you all night last night and all day today from Madrid, Spain, that the Lord will be carrying your family today.