Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Faith

Faith is a funny thing. It's also something I have struggled with most of my adult life. Even now I am often unsure of my own faith. But like I said faith is a funny thing and it seems to be one of those things that lie there in a cloud of uncertainty until the one day you really need it. My day has finally come.

Amy-Jo was readmitted to the hospital yesterday, not because of her cervix and not because of Logan, both are doing fine. The human body is a fantastic machine that runs on such precision it can at times out smart itself. When a woman carries one baby and the baby passes, as with what happened to Cody, the body will typically mis carry the baby to rid the body of the foreign body no longer dependent on it for survival. This is what the doctors here believe is happening to Amy-Jo. And if she mis carries one she mis carries them all. As with the cervix problem there is nothing they can do to stop this from happening, only hope that it's not what is happening. We need to make it almost 4 more weeks for our babies to have a chance at survival.

This is where faith comes into play. For the first time in a long time I prayed last night, I prayed for my unborn children to hang on and for my wife to be strong and fight. Since we have started this blog there have been so many people, family, friends and complete strangers, who have always shown their support. We ask that you continue with that support and join me in praying for Amy-Jo and the babies. I am certain we will get through this and Amy-Jo is doing great. She is keeping a positive attitude and not letting anything the doctors tell her get her down. We will continue to do everything we can, but a little assistance from an old friend wouldn't hurt.

27 comments:

Misty said...

Brandon & Amy Jo,
My prayers are with you and those babies! My heart also goes out to you. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do to help.
Big HUGS!
Misty

Anonymous said...

Brandon and Amy-Jo,
You don't me, I am just a "lurker" and found your blog through another. I just wanted to let you know that you and your precious babies are in my prayers. Stay strong and know that God has a plan and will see you through all!
Blessings,
Kristi

Amanda said...

I am a firm believer in prayer and faith. It can and has got me through the rough patches in my life. I have and will continue to send many prayers up for both of you. You can do this, keep fighting.

Amanda Shaul

The Carlsons said...

continuing to pray for you, amy-jo and your children!

jag said...

I am so glad to hear that Amy-Jo is keeping a positive attitude in spite of the adversity she's faced with. I will pray, pray, pray...

Robin said...

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight". Proverbs 3: 5-6 I continue to pray for you and Amy-Jo and your precious babies.

The Gerwer Babies said...

I pray for you guys every day and will continue to do so.
I am here for whatever you need. Amy-Jo, you are so strong, if anyone can do this, you can!
Brandon, you are such a good "rock" for her.
I am thinking of you both constantly! XOXO

The Rohrboughs said...

We love you guys, and will continue to pray extra hard that everything turns out fine. Let us know what we can do to help.
XOXOXO,
Phill, Kris, & Bryan

Joanne & Christine said...

Amy & Brandon,
Our prayers have been and will continue to be with all of you.You and the babies are on our churches prayer list, our bible study group prayer list and countless friends and family across the United States. Believe that God is in control and has a plan for you. We will hold you and the babies up in prayer. God bless.
Joanne & Christine

Anonymous said...

Brandon and Amy Jo

Our prayers and hope will be with you. I am sure you also must have the best Drs. working for you. We are all thinking of you in Phoenix!
Linda

Jutta, Germany said...

Amy-Jo and Brandon,

Like Kristi, I am just a "lurker" but you and your babies are in my prayers.

Jutta
A blog "lurker" from Solingen, Germany - former Coconut Creek, FL resident

damien said...

I will keep you in my prays . Saint gerard is the sait you pray to for safe pregancy. Is there any way you can contafct dr elliot in phx arizona is a great dr he will know what to do . take care and keep us informed on yoru blog

Brooke said...

thinking of you guys and praying...

Anonymous said...

You are surely in my prayers. I am a faithful reader who has always just been a lurker, but know I am praying hard for you and your family. Mary D

Holly Belill said...

Brandon and Amy Jo,

You guys are in my prayers. Stay positive!

- Holly Belill

Jenna said...

We are routing for you! We will continue to pray for yall! We think of you all of the time.

Andrea said...

Brandon and Amy-Jo,
My prayers and thoughts are with both of you and your precious babies.

Andrea

Ticey said...

As a fellow blogger and self-proclaimed blog stalker, I saw your blog in the PAMOM newsletter and wanted to wish you the best, but after reading your blog my heart goes out to you and your family and please know that you are in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers daily! I wish I could have some answers to solve things.
Love-
jenn

Jodi said...

I just found your blog through another blog and wanted to let you know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jodi

Lindsay said...

I think about you and those babies all the time. I hope you know you are constantly on my mind and in my heart... wish I could give you a great big hug.
Lindsay Francuck

AZCRISANTI'S said...

We are praying for your family as well. We are preg with quads in Phx,AZ - anything we can do aside from praying????
Kami

Tubre Quads said...

I just found you guys through the Walker Quads. I will be praying for you. Keep your head up.

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Love from Louisiana,
Jac & Crew

Anonymous said...

I just happened across your blog today, seeing a fellow family from North Dallas I decided to start from the beginning. I was hit hard by your latest post. My heart breaks to for you both. Stay strong. My prayers have already been sent up and will continue.
Amy

Anonymous said...

I am praying here for you! May God bless you through this tough time.

Tressa

Belinda said...

I do not know you personally, but please know that I will pray for your family and your babies. My heart goes out to you both on the loss of your sweet Cody. I wish you all the best.

Anita said...

Kayla Patschke in Taylor Texas gave me your website along with a request for prayer for your precious family. We serve a BIG God and I am praying that He wraps His big arms around your family and protects ALL of you. Keep the "faith"....God sees the big picture.

Blessings,
Anita