Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday Morning

This will be short... it's early, and we need to leave for the hospital shortly.

I just wanted to tell you that Spencer and I are humbled when we saw the number of people who left us a comment last night. We so deeply appreciate your encouragement and your prayers.

My friend Kirsten will be updating throughout the day today.

Thank you again for continuing to pray...

~ Stacy

144 comments:

Banni said...

I've just found your blog. I admire your faith during this time. I've prayed for you & will continue to pray that God surrounds you with His angels today and beyond. God Bless you, your husband & baby Isaac.

Jen said...

Lifting you up in prayer, precious mother. I will pray continuously. The God of all comfort will surround you with His peace, grace and favour today, I am sure of it. He walks alongside. He holds you steady, and supports your strength. In your weakness He is made great, and He loves you dearly, with an everlasting love

Anonymous said...

I am up too, thinking and praying for you all. You are so loved. Keep God close. Many hugs, Jill

Celine said...

I am praying for you and your family.

Traci said...

You are always in my prayers, today even more so. May you feel God closer to you than ever today. Kiss that little angel for all of us here.

Kim said...

You and your family are in my prayers today.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Holding you close in thoughts and prayers. We are thinking of you so much today as you welcome your beautiful boy. With much love XX

Stephanie said...

praying... 6:22 am

Anonymous said...

Praying that you will actually see and actually hear God in a big way today. He's right there with you every step of the way and knows exactly what you are going through...he gave His only Son for us...to die on that rugged cross so we could have life eternal. Our God and Father will do awesome miracles for you today.

kate said...

I am praying for your family today. Isaac is going to be beautiful.

Jami said...

Isaac, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers today. May God watch over you.

Marissa said...

I'm up early, praying. I can't believe I woke up early to pray for a stranger. But that's how much YOU, Stacy, have touched me. You've made me want to be a better mother, a better friend and most importantly, a better Christ follower. Isaac has changed so many, for the better. Happy Birthday Isaac, you are SO loved!

Anonymous said...

We are thinking of you, Spencer and Isaac today and will continue to pray. Happy Birthday sweet Isaac.

melissa said...

Ted and I are praying for you all day today! Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Loves Me this I know for the Bible tells me so.
Praying that all of you feel His great love for you.
Praying that you will feel the love of others for you.
Praying that you feel God's love, peace and joy in on this very special day.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and your family and your precious little Isaac.

Anonymous said...

I feel asleep last night thinking of your sweet baby boy and your family. I will continue to pray for Baby Isaac. Your faith is amazing, and I believe God will be with Isaac, you and your husband. Lots of Love.

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Seth was awake from 3-5 this morning, and I couldn't help but wonder if he knew...I just held him and rocked and prayed and wept and begged our Father for the miracle we all so desparately want. You are being lifted up all around you, Stacy. We love you.

Nicole said...

Stacy, you and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers today. May the Lord be with you and comfort you through this. ((Hugs))

The Sloterbeeks said...

Just came across your blog, I will be praying for you today and know you will be blessed as you meet your son.
Joshua's mama

Crystal said...

You are in my thoughts today Stacy. Happy Birthday Isaac. God bless you.

Shannon said...

I came across your blog and wanted to let you know that I am praying for you, your husband and for Isaac. God Bless you and your family.

"The Lord replied,"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you."

Libby Ann Photography said...

I am thinking and praying for you today.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you, your husband, and that tiny little miracle inside you. God can do amazing things and I'm hoping it's his will to do something great for your family today.

Jadey said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers today. Thank you for sharing your story with the world. You are such a strong and amazing woman.

cara said...

you are in my every thought today.

Marci said...

Stacy,
I just found your blog, I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers today....Good bless you...Love, Marci

Anonymous said...

i am praying and praying!!!
keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Merrie Beth & John said...

Life is a precious miracle and you have not only created life in Isaac but given us life as well. Prayers and hugs to you this special day. Happy Birthday Isaac! The good Lord will be with you every step of the way.

nikandmike said...

I am thinking of you today, Stacy, and your beautiful baby.

Melissa said...

I will be thinking of you and your new family today. Praying like crazy. God's love. Melissa

Patrice said...

A family memeber sent me an e-mail last night asking me to pray for your sweet family.

I have not had time to read through your entire blog, but I have read enough to know that this wonderful baby that is kicking around in your womb is blessed to have parents that love him so much.

I am praying hard for you and for a miracle.

Anonymous said...

praying for you, you may be holding little Isaac right now!

ntstultz said...

Good Luck today Stacy! I hope your find the peace you need to enjoy the birth of your son, even though you don't know what the outcome is going to be. My heart is extremely heavy for you & Spencer today. I have no idea what you are going through and cannot even imagine, but I admire you two beyond words. You are both so strong and true to your beliefs, I hope for this that God gives you the miracle you are asking for, you both deserve it. I hope you have a lifetime to spend with your little boy, but if you don't at least you know you'll have someone pretty special watching over you!

Mrs. Soup said...

Sending you all love, hugs, and special prayers today Stacy.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you and your beautiful family today. I'm praying for you to have precious time with sweet Isaac- to kiss and hug and love him.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Isaac! Sending prayers your way.

julie said...

many prayers coming your way.

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Praying for you all today. May you find peace and may you soak in the precious moments with your baby!

Tracey said...

Your faith is inspiring. I hope and pray and wish that you get the miracle that you need.

I will be thinking of you, Spencer and Isaac today.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you and Spencer today. Your strength and beautiful heart are so inspiring.

Michelle and Gary said...

You, Spencer and Issac will be in my prayers. I pray god gives you strength and peace today.
Your courage is inspiring!

Meg said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Alison said...

I woke up in the middle of the night and prayed for you until I fell back asleep. Thinking of and praying for you today, Stacy. ((HUGS))

Michelle said...

Praying for you, your hubby, Isaac, and doctors.

Amy said...

I am praying. And this morning I have Bible study and we will be praying for all of you there too.

Amanda, PA said...

Thinking and praying for the three of you.

nestie melissaandeddie said...

still praying......

Anonymous said...

I prayed for you and your family this morning and will continue to do so. I have no other words for you other than for you to know that I am one of many praying for you.

Brianne said...

I will be thinking and praying for you, Spencer and sweet little Isaac today Stacy.

Angela T from Collegeville, PA said...

I've been praying for you, Spencer, and baby Isaac, and all your family and friends, too! May you find God's peace, comfort, and love in this trying time. I will continue to follow your blog and pray for you. Happy Birthday Isaac!

The Titsworth Family said...

I'm thinking of you, Spencer, and little Isaac today.

nellieboo said...

Many thoughts and prayers with you, Spencer and little Isaac today Stacy.

Taylor said...

I laid awake last night unable to sleep because of many things heavy on my heart... you, Spencer, and Isaac were prayed for in the early hours of the morning and again as I begin this Tuesday. My prayers are with you and my heart is too. Please KNOW you are lifted before our Father.

Erin said...

I've been praying for you all since I woke up this morning. You and your husband are remarkable people for saying so strong in your faith.

Neither life nor death shall ever
From the Lord His children sever
Unto them His grace He showeth
And their sorrows all He knoweth

Though He giveth or He taketh
God His children ne'er forsaketh
His the loving purpose solely
To preserve them pure and holy

Ashley said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family all day. God bless you.

kat said...

Praying for you.

Leanie said...

You are in our thoughts, our prayers, our souls. God bless you and your family. Thank you for being so amazing.

Renae said...

I woke up praying for you, Spencer, sweet Isaac, and all of your family this morning. Still praying that you all will truly feel lifted up and in God's hands today and for the days to come.

Angela said...

I cannot stop thinking of you, lifting you up in prayer and weeping to God on your behalf. I, like hundreds of others, will be clicking refresh all day long.

Beth Anne said...

We prayed for you last night when we went to bed, and will continue to pray throughout the day.

James 16:33 ""I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Jessi_Murph said...

Good luck, I'm praying for your family today.

Casey said...

Prayers coming from SC!

Brooke said...

You are in our thoughts today. You have such strength and grace.

Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers today. I am still praying for a miracle. God bless you and your family today.

Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers today. I am still praying for a miracle. God bless you and your family today.

Dawn said...

You are such an inspiration... your strength is just amazing. I will be lifting you all in prayer today as you meet little Isaac. Blessings to you of all. I do believe in miracles and if there were ever time for one, its now. May you find the peace and comfort you need today and always.

Anonymous said...

I just recently heard of your blog and you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I didn't sleep last night and everytime I woke up I thought of you. I'm praying for your miracle and pray that you will get to keep your little boy for as long as you can. Whenever the time comes for him to go home know that he is in a better place and will always be in your heart. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you and your family. I am thinking of you today and hoping that the doctors are wrong. . . Thoughts from NH.

Anonymous said...

praying for you and your family. You will be in my thoughts all day today, my heart feels heavy for you.

Sara said...

Praying for you today...

Valerie said...

Stacy,

Please know that you have a boatload of people praying for you, Spencer, and Isaac every day - but especially today. We will walk this path with you and hold your hand when you need us. You are never alone. He is with you, and so are we.

Val

unc00ref said...

Prayers and hugs for you and your family. May He hold you in His blessings today and always.

Beth said...

A friend sent me the link to your blog asking for prayers for your family. I have been praying for you last night and been thinking of you and your family this morning. your faith is inspiring and your story has prompted me to cherish my own blessings even more. I pray that you are able to hold your little Isaac this morning and find peace and comfort in that.

Anonymous said...

I thought of the three of you as I watched the sun rise this morning. I am wishing you peace.

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday Isaac! We love you and are praying for a miracle. Cannot wait to see pictures and hear all about you!

Heather said...

You guys are in my thoughts today.

Tif said...

Praying in Texas....7:31 am.

Scott, Bri, Elijah, Abigail said...

I can't tell you how much your faith has touched me. When you mention memorizing Psalm 121 so you can repeat it during your C-section.... I am humbled by the faith that you have held onto in light of mind-blowing circumstances.

I will be praying for you today - as I have stopped to think of you and pray for you often over the past couple weeks since I stumbled over your blog.

Romans 12:12 comes to mind...
'Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.'

I pray God WILL take this cup from you .... but stand in awe of his awesomeness and pray that His Will be done!

~Fellow Beleiver, To God be the Glory

Anonymous said...

Again, another stranger leaving a comment. I woke up at 1:39 a.m. last night and just asked God over and over for a miracle.

Anonymous said...

I hope you can feel us beside you today, your own personal army... holding you in our arms and lifting you all up in prayer.

Robin said...

I've only been following your blog for a short time but I have to leave a comment on such a special day! I'll be lifting you both up in prayer throughout today and especially little Isaac. Praying for God to bless you with His peace that passes understanding and the comfort only He can give. And I wont' stop asking God for a miracle for Isaac!

Robin

missyolivepants said...

Look at all the people praying for little Isaac!! May his life be a testimony of God's incredible love for all - drawing everyone to him.

Many hugs to you, Stacy, Spencer & Isaac. God's blessings upon you.

Nicole said...

My mother and I have both been praying for Isaac.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in MA

Anonymous said...

So many prayers for all three of you. Your strength and faith is humbling to witness.

Anonymous said...

I wish you luck, and a miracle from God.
I just came across your story from another site I use (Myfitnesspal.com) where someone was asking for prayer.
I am lifting you up before God in prayer.

Gina (Mamapants)

Beth said...

I'm still holding out for a miracle for Isaac, you, Spencer, and your family. I am continuing to pray...

Jen said...

Stacy, for some reason, Daniel 3 has been on my heart for you. Especially the part where the three boys respond "If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."

While the golden image may not be in context, the words "is able to save us" and "But even if he does not" stood out so clearly. Their faith was unmeasurable. They knew what they were walking into. They knew that God could save them. But they also knew within themselves that even if He did not, they knew what was the right thing to do, and they would praise and honour Him till the end.

Stacy, by allowing Isaac his life, you have walked towards the furnace. You know God can save. You also know He may not. Your faith has never waivered. You kept walking what you knew to be right.

How I pray that today there is an angel in the furnace with you keeping you from the fire. I pray Jesus Himself will be there to keep you safe. I pray the Lord God will save Isaac. Yet even if he does not heal him this side of heaven, I will join with you to praise His Name.

As I wrote to Isaac, God is able. He remains faithful. We still pray in faith.

jennyanne said...

I am praying for you stacy and spencer. praying god bleses you time to kiss his face, love on him. i pray that you will continue to trust God to sustain you in this wonderful but difficult time. we all love you spencer and sweet Isaac and praise God for what a light this little boy has been.

Mikaela said...

I have followed your story for months--throughout my entire pregnancy. My older brother was born over 30 years ago with an oomphaloceal and given less than a 4% chance of survival--today he has a daughter of his own.I am praying today for you and your son. Issac IS a miracle, and he is so blessed to have parents that will love him with a lifetime full of love.

Jess said...

Stacy and Spencer,

I am praying for you today and Issac will be in my thoughts.

judi said...

You've been in my thoughts and prayers all morning! Still praying . . . 8:50am.

mandie said...

More prayers coming your way....

Anonymous said...

You've been in my thoughts since the first time I saw your blog. Your strength humbles me. I wish you nothing but the best, and I'm praying for you and your family.

LDRN said...

Thinking of & praying for your entire family today. [Hugs]

The Barron's said...

We pray for you, Spencer, and your little Isaac. May you all have a wonderful Birthday day! My God shine his grace on you all today. We pray that he will let you hold on to your little boy for a while. My God truly bless your family. You are such an inspiration!!

Bonnie said...

We are praying for you, Spencer, Isaac, and your families. Some spend their whole lives wondering their purpose and you and Spencer are so blessed to already know.
You are the ones showing the world that even in your times of grief, questioning, and uncertainty, your faith in God is unfailing. May He continue to bless you all.

pollykinz said...

I have been thinking about you guys non-stop since yesterday. I woke up in the middle of the night and said yet another prayer for Isaac and for you. Please know we are all praying for all of you with all our might - God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and thinking about you every minute this morning. Enjoy meeting your beautiful baby boy :)

Jenn said...

I've been thinking about your family and praying for little Isaac all night and morning. My husband and I said a prayer for all of you last night before going to bed. You and Spencer are both inspirations as parents. Isaac could not be more blessed.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family today. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

ive been following your story for a while now, but have never posted. On today, such an important day, I wanted to say how much you have truely inspired me (and im sure a lot of others too). I will be praying hard for you, your husband, your family and friends

Jason, Liz, and Caroline said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and I am deeply touched by your story and how you have handled everything. You are truly an inspiration. You were the first thing I thought of this morning and I will be praying for you and your family throughout the day.

Teresa said...

Please know that you are not alone. We pray for you, your family and sweet baby Isaac.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying for baby Issac.
Snowbunny from SAL

Christine said...

I've kept up with your blog for several weeks now. Praying for you and your husband, and little Isaac, and your family. Praying that God gives you all the time you need with your precious son.

Jo said...

I am praying for you.

Dawn said...

I fell asleep last night praying for you, Spencer and Issac last night. I hope you get the miracle you so deserve and desire today.

Home of Harris said...

You don't know me, but I am praying for you and your husband and Isaac today.

Barbara said...

Saying lots of prayers for you and your family today. (From TTCAL)

jamie shipley said...

We were praying all through the night for you guys. Keeping you in our prayers all day.

Monica said...

Praying for you continually throughout the day...hoping for a miracle but interceding for peace, joy and grace on your behalf. Much love to your precious family!

Peyton Shealy said...

I wish I had read this earlier to continue praying for you and your family. I will try to make up for lost time and pray for you throughout the day. God Bless.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Praying for you momma, and your Isaac today,
Happy birthday Isaac, and congratulations on the birth of your son!

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of thoughts and prayers. All the Boston Nesties are thinking of you.

CE said...

God bless and hold you and your family today!

Peyton Shealy said...

God will carry you, God hears you and all the prayers that go out for baby Isaac. I will be thinking and praying for you throughout the days to come. God Bless.

Jenny said...

I am praying for you today. I pray you will feel the Lord's presence with you today, that you will have a peace that passes all understanding. I pray you will be blessed through all of this.

Becky said...

Prayers for you, Spencer, Precious Baby Isaac, and the rest of your family today. You were the first thing that I thought of today and you will be the focus of my prayers all day today. May God bless the time you have as a family (and still praying for a miracle.)

The Osborne Family said...

We are still praying for you. My two-year-old even asked Jesus, "Jesus be wuth I-sack morrow." May God comfort you and his angels surround you today.

Anonymous said...

We are praying and thinking of you today and in the days ahead. Please know that there are so many who are doing the same.

Jodi said...

Your strength and faith amaze me! I just read "Thirteen" and stopped after every one to repeat it in prayer.
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and the upcoming days.

Christine:) said...
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Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you right now. I hope God hears all the prayers and well wishes from everyone!

~Sheila (LGB from the Nest)

Christine:) said...

(sorry, I spelled Isaac's name wrong in my deleted post). I will be thinking about you ALL day and am praying continuously for your family. Happy Birthday, Isaac!! :)

Rachael said...

I will be praying for you today

Alida Bowles said...

I have been reading your blog since July and decided to finally leave a comment. I have been praying so much for you over the last few months and especially yesterday and today. I hope that the Lord will bless you with the peace and comfort that you need and desire. I don't know you or Spencer but I love you both, I love your heart, your faith, your willingness to follow God's plan for you. May you feel His love with you today and always.

Jessica said...

many prayers are going up on behalf of you and your's this morning...

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog and I just watned to let you know that you are an amazing woman. You have strength and courage in the face of adversity and you are so humble and gracious- I don't even know you and you amaze me! You and Spencer and Isaac will be in my thoughts today. I hope you find the strength to face whatever will be- I know you will. Thank you for documenting this time in your life- I know it can't be easy but it is nice to know that there are people in this worl as remarkable as you.

Anonymous said...

I went to sleep last night thinking and praying for you, Spencer and Isaac after I spent several hours last night reading your blog. You are an amazing woman and your faith is inspiring! God will bring you through this and I will continue to pray for your family as we progress through this joyus day. Happy Birthday Isaac! You are loved by SO many!

Laura said...

Praying now...may God's presence be tangible even now as you are with Isaac.

Sending much love

Michelle said...

Stacy and Spencer,

You will be in my heart and my prayers today. I pray that Isaac is born healed and if not, that he feels only love and not pain. I pray for an easy operation and quick healing, for the swift stitching so that you may spend time with your precious son. Trust God and may he bless and keep you.

Michelle
Huntsville, AL

ishkabibble said...

I am in constant awe of your strength while reading your blog. You, your husband, and sweet Isaac will be in my thoughts all day, as you will be in so many others.

I am in no way religious, and your unwavering faith is truly inspirational.

Congratulations on your beautiful son, he is so lucky to have you as a mother.

erin said...

You have been in my thoughts for months and more today than any other. I am praying for your family and especially Isaac that you feel God's presences and voice is all that is to come.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet Isaac. All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.

Cate said...

I will be thinking about you and your family all day today.

Cristy said...

I have been praying for you for a few weeks, ever since I found your blog. God will be with you today and in the days to come to comfort you.

Jaime said...

My heart and my prayers are with you, Spencer, and Isaac today. Godspeed.

Lacy McMillon said...

I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now. You have been on my mind and in my prayers. I pray God will give you strength and understanding. You are already such a shining witness for how great He is. God bless you, your family, and little Isaac.

Anonymous said...

There are chills all over me. The time is here, the time you have anticipated with all sorts of emotions. I pray that our loving Father will wrap you, Spencer and Isacc in his loving arms and surround you with his angels. Your letter to Issac this morning was so sweet. Much love and prayers.

Jennifer said...

I have followed your journey since the beginning and I woke up this morning thinking about you, Spencer and Isaac. I wish you strength and courage this day. Many thoughts and prayers, Jen

Amy said...

I have been following your blog and praying for you. May you find comfort in the knowledge your baby boy is alive, well and healthy with Jesus.

KimMc said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family! May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding!