For a month now, these little guys have fought and they continue to fight. Every day they hold on to life is a small victory as their bodies struggle to develop. THANK YOU for joining in this fight; your prayers matter!
Thank you for your words of encouragement to Janice and me and to Andrea and Jason. Every day they make their way to the NICU, they see the lights flashing, the alarms beeping, they watch closely the monitors. To see your little ones struggling, to see their oxygen levels or heart rate fall dangerously low, to watch the dedicated staff move quickly to respond and wonder will they rebound, is heart-wrenching. As a dad I just want to hold them and reassure them 'it's going to okay', but that isn't possible right now; and so we trust and pray!
The Bible encourages us to, Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8) Through all the ups and downs of these past few weeks, our God has been gracious and kind, His faithful love a constant source of strength and joy. We have also found a source of great blessing in sharing this journey in community, with friends who have stormed the gates of heaven, interceding for Noah and Luke. THANK YOU for praying!
Right now, we are holding on by faith, our joy tempered by the reality they are still fighting for their lives. By faith we are looking to that day when they are strong enough to leave the NICU and go home, to that day when they will come to Valley and I can say, 'I would like you to meet my grandsons, Noah and Luke'. We covet your continued prayers!
The words of the God, as recorded by the prophet Isaiah strengthen and encourage me: For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you. (Isaiah 41:13)