Friday, August 21, 2009

Pray for baby Austin

If there is one good thing about this blog its the fact I can spread a prayer request much faster than making a bunch of phone calls. One of my favorite families in the world needs your prayer, tonight especially, but for the next several weeks!

One of my best friends Christine was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome at 28 weeks and gave birth to her little miracle baby 12 weeks early. God has been so good. Little Austin is such a fighter. He is weighing in at about 3lbs now. Everyday is a new journey for this little man, as soon as he jumps one hurdle there seems to be no break before another one. Right now the immediate prayer request is that he is having an upper GI test in the morning because he has been having trouble maintain his feeds. There is a possibility of surgery if there is a narrowing of his intestine. Please pray that this little body does not have to go through a major surgery.

For what its worth to those out there that want to know, my life changed the day I met little Austin Rudy. I mean Ive heard of "miracle" before but my heart melted inside when I walked into the NICU and witnessed this TEENY, TINY little body whimpering for his mommy. I cannot describe it, I am NOT a writer, but God was as clear to me in that moment as night and day. I know everyone has their stories and seen amazing things, but THIS was my AMAZING thing, a MIRACLE! What God created so PERFECTLY, PRECISE, BEAUTIFUL was never so vivid to me. Life is a gift, given to us, its nothing to be taken for granted, nothing to be ungrateful for. I have been blessed with so many things, witnessed God in my life SO many times, and know how BIG my God can be! Pray for this family, for this tiny miracle baby, for his mommy and daddy who need energy and strength, and for his big sister, that they will be uplifted, rested, and continue to Praise God in the valleys and on the mountaintops over the next several weeks.