But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Seth better again!

He's back down to 3 liters/minute flow on Vapotherm cannula only. I'm holding him right now, so happy he's with us here on earth and wanting him to come home and join the party!

While Seth won't make it home in time for Christmas, we know he is on the mend and will be with us, Lord willing, for Christmases to come. I keep thinking about and praying for the families who won't have their little ones with them this Christmas, including those devastated by the Sandy Hook Elementary mass murder. I cannot begin to fathom their agony - it's too painful to even go there in my mind with our precious 2nd-grade Isaac as a "what if?" All I can do is pray for supernatural comfort and peace beyond comprehension to enable them to bear their grief (I love the verse about God daily bearing our burdens.) Isaiah 40:11 is a verse I've prayed many times: "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young." It seems so appropriate for this tragedy. Those parents and families need His gentle care.

I also think of my little cousin Per who is with Jesus and doing just fine while his family here misses him every moment.

And then there are my beloved friends who would love so badly to have a child on the way or already here and IN the way this Christmas. For the first time in 6 years I was able to sit through a Christmas concert 2 weeks ago without the sad ache and longing of secondary infertility.

My friend Donna was sharing how difficult the holidays are as there are so many reminders of her two grown sons who've both gone to be with The Lord, and I know my best friend Heather's family would give anything to have her beautiful smiling face and gentle spirit with them as they celebrate.

I could go on and on - more and more names and faces come to mind, including friends' beloved spouses who are sick or already gone. I will try to be faithful in praying for all these! It so easily could have been us this Christmas, a Seth-sized hole in our hearts and family. THANK YOU once again for caring and praying!


  1. Thanks, sweetie. I needed that today.

  2. Carrie, you never cease to amaze me. Thanks so much for sharing. Thanks also for the good news about Seth. It helps to make my heavy heart soar. I so love all the pictures. the babiea are all growing so fast. I remember the first pictures I ever saw of thema nd they were so very tiny. I remember all the despterate praying for Seth to just please be able to breath and today he is so much improved. These babies, all of them, are such wonderful examples of God's mercy and love.

  3. Beautiful thoughts for those that are hurting so this Christmas. It's never easy to see friends and loved ones have to deal with these painful emotions. We can only rest on our Lord and Savior for comfort that only He can give. So happy to hear Seth is much improved today and that you are getting some quiet time with him. Prayers continue....as always.

  4. I love that verse when it is sung in the Messiah. It means so much and is so beautiful.

  5. Prayers bring perspective! Thanks for sharing. Glad to hear Seth is better PTL!!

  6. When our first grandson died two days after he was born it was in late November, and that year the only Christmas carol I could bear was Coventry Carol. It's amazing how a such a sad song could be so comforting.

    So glad to hear about Seth's improvement!

  7. That was beautiful Carrie. I live in CT and know people who lost children last Friday, and I've often come here and looked at your beautiful babies. It is nice to see blessings too during these times! Merry Christmas to you all


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