Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend, Shane, the boys, and I loaded up after church and went to Brandon, MS to the pumpkin patch.  Yes there are pumpkin patches that are closer but I had an ulterior motive, I wanted to see Layne, and get to hold that sweet little angel, which I did!!

The boys add more fun playing once they picked out pumpkins.  I will add more pictures of the pumpkin carving and Halloween. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Layne Grace Gaston - Caring Bridge

I have several that have e-mailed asking how Baby Layne is doing as well as her family.  They have created a page on Caring Bridge to keep everyone updated, please click on the link below.

I'm so excited, we are going to the hospital tonight to see Kris & Hamp and Baby Layne.  Please continue to keep this special family in your prayers - that God gives them wisdom and peace in the decisions they make for Layne.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby Layne Grace Gaston

Yesterday, Thursday October 14, I had the joy of meeting Kristina face to face and sharing in the joy of meeting Baby Layne Grace Gaston
Until yesterday, Kris and I have only talked by email, text, and FB, so I was so excited that I could be there to share this special day with her.  Layne Grace was born at 1:00 pm yesterday and is doing good and breathing on her own.  She weighed 4 lbs 1 oz and 16 1/2 inches long compared to Aiden she looked big to me.  It was such a blessing and a testement of God's love to us. 
I received a text earlier today that Kris was able to hold Layne Grace last night and I know she had tears of joy.  It was such a great day of love, faith, family and friends. 
I also met Julie another Trisomy 18 mom, her daughter Magdalina lived a miraculous 167 days and went to Heaven January 13, 2009.  I feel such a connection with these ladies and even though I would love to have Aiden with me and not have this connection, God has brought us together to help each other.  He does have a plan in our lives and I am so Thankful! 
Please continue to pray for Kris, Hamp, and their other children that God gives them strength, love, and healing.  Pray for Layne Grace that God continues to hold her in His arms and keeps her from pain. 

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I really was unsure about posting this after the wonderful and miraculous day I had yesterday (will post later today).  But I could not let this day go without remembering. 

Today - October 15th - is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

For those that have experienced this loss, it's not just today but everyday.  Our little angel babies are always on our minds, in our hearts, and not in our arms. 

But this is a day to celebrate all babies that are in Heaven - some that were only "known" as a heartbeat on the ultrasound, some that were felt in the womb, some that took a breath and all that touched our lives. 

Please pray for the parents that have lost babies and those that will.  God knows you before you are conceived and His plans for you are great and wonderful. 

Father, I have experienced deep emotional wounds.  But I ask You to deliver me out of all of these.  Heal me and cause me to grow from these wounds
Psalm 34:19

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Prayer Request

Kristina, a dear friend, found out at 28 weeks that her baby girl, Layne, has Trisomy 18.  She is scheduled to have a c-section on Thursday, Oct. 14, please pray for Peace and Guidance for her and her family.  I feel a very close connection with Kristina even though we have yet to meet.