Most of you know that I LOVE sharing our lives with all of you through this blog (especially for grandparents, family and friends back home). As much as I like to share my life with others, I also find myself enjoying other blogs that I have found links to from other blogs. The blogs that I read on a daily basis, I feel a close connection to (especially this one Confessions of a CF Husband, I check it many times a day).
This family is an amazing picture of Christ centered faith. I have been following the story of their lives since a few days after their daughter was born. To give you a little background (since some of you won't click on the link...I know you, but I dare you to, you will be blessed).
Nate is the author of the blog and shares his remarkable story of his life with his wife Tricia (who has Cystic Fibrosis) and now his micro-preemie daughter, Gwyneth Rose. Tricia was preparing to be put on a double lung transplant list and they unexpectedly found out they were pregnant. She carried that sweet baby as long as she could and the baby was born at a little over 24 weeks old. Gwyneth is doing fantastic and now weighs over 2 lbs., however, Tricia was still (if not more now) in need of the double lung transplant.
Today is the DAY!!! Tricia is in surgery right now to receive her new lungs and I am praying all goes well. I have been following the story so closely today and when we left for church they were the only thing I could think of. When we arrived home I barely got the two diaper bags off my arm before I checked the blog to see if she was in surgery. Tears started to stream down my face as I read the blog. I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a mother and I want for other women to be able to experience it, especially Tricia. When I am aggravated at the everyday tasks of caring for our two blessings, I almost always think of Tricia and how she would LOVE to be doing what I am complaining about.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pray for Tricia, Nate and Gwyneth as they continue on this journey. They have been an incredible inspiration to me as a wife, mother, and child of God.
Please don't forget to pray for the donor family as they have unfortunately lost a loved one today.
I am praying for the day that I see a picture posted of Tricia holding precious Gwyneth with no tubes, gowns, gloves, or masks in between them. What a sweet picture that will be.