Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Prayers for a Friend

I have a very precious friend from church who delivered boy and girl twins on Sunday morning at only 28 weeks. I found out a couple of hours ago that their daughter has passed away. My heart is absolutely broken into a million pieces. I cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through right now. Please pray for God to comfort this couple and for their baby boy to live and thrive. Thank you so much.

60 comments:

Betsy said...

praying right now........

skaggsportal said...

Oh- that makes me so sad. I wonder if I know them too. Praying so much for them- love the new site makeover! -Emily

tiggerdaisy said...

Amanda, my heart is saddened to hear this news. I have a coworker who's sister-in-law had to have an emergency c-section yesterday to deliver her twins at 25 weeks. One son died; the other is in NICU. I'm almost 23 weeks pregnant and it shook me up. But I'm wielding my sword of scripture just like Beth told me, too!

I will lift your friends up.

Rebecca

Taylor said...

I'm praying, Amanda.

Yankee Mama said...

So so sad. I'm praying.

Li'l Rae said...

Amanda,
so very heartbroken to hear about your friend's loss. Lifting them up in prayer & asking God to deliver a miracle as I type this.

lavonda said...

I will certainly keep them in my prayers. Thanks for letting us know.

Marla Taviano said...

Oh, Amanda. I'm so, so sorry. Praying, praying!!

valerie said...

I'm praying!

The Barfuss Family said...

I can not even imagine! I will pray for them right now!!!

Landon Andrew said...

Oh, wow. Keep us posted on the little boy. Praying.

3girlsmom said...

Oh my goodness. I am definitely praying for them. I can't imagine the heaviness of their hearts right now. I also am praying for you. I can imagine that news like this can instill a little fear in you, too. Praying, praying praying.

Robyn

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Praying...

creative gal said...

praying.

Fran said...

Oh Amanda...I'm praying for them. I'm praying for everyone.

I'm so very sorry. May God surround them with nothing but His love and presence and strength.

Love,
Fran

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

I hate so much to hear this. I am praying right now.

Moose Mama said...

Praying.

Melana

Mindy said...

I will be praying too. So so sad!

Becca said...

That makes me sick to my stomach. Bless their hearts...I can not even imagine. I'll be praying for your friends.

GratefulinGA said...

oh yes, praying now!

Cheri-Beri said...

Praying that they sense the peace that passes all understanding.

Rhonda said...

Our heart breaks with you- God You know all to well the loss that this couple feels and the hope wrapped up in that little boy. Show Yourself strong on his & their behalf. Where there seems to be only darkness break through with Your eternal light, love & glory. In the name of Jesus we rebuke ANY fear that would try to overtake Amanda or any pregnant woman. In Jesus most comforting and healing name - Amen

pinkmommy said...

praying

Kelly said...

From someone who is sitting in the NICU staring at tiny babies all day every day - I can only imagine the pain they are feeling. I'm so sorry - I will be praying for comfort and peace for them.

Andreea said...

I will be praying!

kr said...

I just don't understand. Am praying now.

Tara said...

I can't imagine, Amanda. I will be lifting this precious family to the Lord.

Jerry, Lauren, Kaylee, and one more! said...

Amanda,
It makes me have a huge burden anytime I hear of this but especially while I myself am pregnant too. I will be praying! How aweful!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I'm so, so sorry and will definitely pray for comfort and strength.

i just wanna be a sheep said...

Amanda that same thing happened to a family member of mine a little over a year ago, have your friend (when she can) look up their blog
www.thephillipsphamily.blogspot.com
their story is so touching , go to the very first post if you can.

Alyssa said...

Amanda, I had a baby at 27 weeks also & I just did a post about him. I would love for you to pass Noah's story on to your friend. God did such a miracle for him & for us. This might offer her some encouragement. Here is the link. Noah

JayCee said...

"Lord, we lift up this precious family to you and pray that they will be comforted in their loss. We also pray for strength for this family and for this baby boy that he will live and grow strong. We ask Your will to be done in the name of Jesus, Amen."

Patty said...

Praying for your friend and my heart goes out to them!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness. How heartbreaking. I'll pray for them.

Jessie said...

I am so sorry that this happened... we also had a tragedy in our church family involving the death of a new baby last week and it is devastating. I wrote my thoughts on my blog last week and am still trying to put it all together in my heart - I know God is sovereign and there are things we will never understand and it is such a hard journey. I will keep this family in my prayers too.

Pam said...

Praying for all of them . . . and for you, Amanda. Thanks for letting us know.

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Hi Amanda...
I just wanted to let you know that I, too, have lost a child. My first son, Noah, passed away when he was nine months old.

I love to minister to other parents who have lost children. If you want to pass her name/e-mail on to me or give her mine, please feel free.

I know she is grieving terribly right now, but sometimes just talking to someone who's been there and made it through helps.

Blessings,
Sandy Cooper
www.godspeakstoday.blogspot.com

Honea Household said...

Bless their hearts. Oh how my heart breaks for them. I'm praying...

Jenna said...

Will definitely pray for your sweet friend, their little boy, and their whole family!

Jamie said...

Covering the situation in Indy...

Praying for you, too, that you would have wisdom to know what to say/do in this time to be a support to them.

Mary - Joy Filled Living said...

Praying for this sweet baby and for his dear parents. My the Lord just wrap His arms around them all.

Three Fold Cord said...

Amanda, I am so sorry to hear that, especially so close to delivering your own precious little girl. I will PRAY!!!

Membership Required said...

Hello Amanda, I am Michelle Sanders friend and we have met at her house during a play date. I was sad to read about your friend. My best friend delivered twins at 28 weeks(one had already passed several weeks earlier) Her story is heart breaking but she is surviving. My point is that when your friend is ready please refer her over to www.itsacornylife.blogspot.com have her contact Stacie. I am sure that this type of mommy experience can be dealt with better when you meet someone who has walked the road you are faced with. Also being that this is bloggy world, our imaginary friends are very helpful. Anyhow, I will pray for your friend and your heart too. Warmly, ML

Lauren Kelly said...

I'll be thinking and praying for your friend Amanda!

Mary Lindsey said...

Praying for them. I just found out I was pregnant with triplets - surprise!!! - so, my heart is burdened for this family. Our God is Sovereign... even when we don't understand.

Holly said...

Oh...praying. Praying with hope. Praying for His Presence with them.

Love,
holly

Angela said...

My heart is breaking for them! I will be praying for peace and comfort only God can provide. Please keep us posted on the little boy!

Profbaugh said...

Oh my!! I just felt my stomach drop. Of course, I'll be praying for your friends. I can't even imagine what they're feeling, but I know God does. He is the Great Comforter. Praying for that special comfort for their hurting hearts.

Much love,
~Cheryl (The Prof)

Lisa said...

Oh God Most High, hear our hearts cry and grant this request. Be near to this Father and Mother and grant them peace. Wrap them in your loving arms.
Blessings - Lisa

Lisa said...

Prayer sent, Amanda. I'm so, so sorry for your precious friend.

ocean mommy said...

praying.....

stephanie

Becky Vreugdenhil said...

praying...

Debbie said...

I am saddened by this today. I will pray for them.

Lyndsey Newton said...

I am so sorry to hear this news and will be in prayer for your friends and their family.

connorcolesmom said...

Oh that makes me cry!
I am so sad for them and will be praying for God's comfort and peace to surround them
I will also pray for their little boy to grow strong and be healthy
Kim

Lysa TerKeurst said...

I am praying right now. Oh how this breaks my heart.

I lost a sister when I was 18 years old and she was only a baby.

I will pray with tears of empathy today.

Susan B. said...

My heart hurts for them. Praying for them.

annalee said...

there are just no words for these moments. i'm so so sorry to hear about their loss, and will be praying for their family.
i think someone already mentioned thephillipsphamily.blogspot.com and i second it might be a good thing to pass along when the time is right. jaymie is a friend of mine from college and i know she would be more than willing to talk with your friend if she ever wanted.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

prayers for them. :(

Heather said...

Praying! I can't fathom!