Thursday, January 19, 2012


We have been gone almost a week. 

For Jack it has been a week of learning, of being excited about new endeavors, meeting new friends and eating fabulous meals.  They have wined and dined us well.

For me it has been some R & R, meeting new friends, dressing up for great dinners, reading blogs, catching up on some paper work, sleeping until noon everyday, watching Jack be so excited about a new job BUT it has also been a week away from some little people.

The weather has not been great for much sightseeing. We will come back in the summer.  I love meeting new people and I think I can count ten new friends when leaving Chicago.  The kind you keep in touch with.

Our flight out is tomorrow afternoon and the weather forecast is not too great.  90% chance of snow possibly accumulating to 5 inches.  Right now the weather app on my ipad says 8 degrees
feeling like –6! 

I want to get home but and I am not a scary flier, but I am not interested in flying with ice on the wings.  AT ALL!!!

Our driver just called and said we needed to leave 2 hours earlier than we had planned to because of the roads. And he lives here so I guess he knows.
We watched another good movie last night George Clooney in The Descendants!

So we are two for two this week since earlier we saw Courageous.

You know I have a heart for babies.  I need you to pray for a new little man named Crew.  His family lived in Shreveport our earlier years here and we have always kept in contact.

My heart is hurting for them this week. As I got on the plane last week Marie had arrived at the hospital in Arkansas, looking like a model, ready to deliver her second baby. As I got on the plane this was the picture that I saw.  Is Marie gorgeous or what?

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then with her Mom and my sweet friend Rhonda, who is her sister….


I checked my phone all day for the arrival of Crew.  Then this came up on my Facebook…

Crew is here and has been rushed to Arkansas Children's Hospital. There are problems.  It's called bladder extrophy.

It's extremely rare, but as a result of his lower abdomen not closing up his little boy part did not fully develop and close up. Very complex situation and he will be facing many surgeries.
Marie had to have a section and was not able to travel with him and then I saw this picture.

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Her beautiful Mom traveled with him….The picture of a grandmother loving on a sick baby.  Here is Crew with both grandparents. 

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Then Rhonda posted this…..which in my thinking is a miracle
“We got awesome news! It turns out that if Crew had been born 6 months ago, he would have been transferred to Seattle for this surgery. BUT God knew that and 6 months ago the surgeon who can perform this surgery moved from Seattle to Little Rock!! Crew will have surgery in 7 days!”

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So precious……and finally Mom and Crew reunited.  Please put this entire family on your prayer list.  They have a long road ahead of them.

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Debby said...

My little great nephew was born 2 and a half months early. We knew just a few weeks before he was born that his intestines were on the outside of his body. When his Mama went into labor she was transfered to a hospital one hour away. Then when the baby was born he was taken to Childrens Hospital. Only weighing 3 lbs.....some ups and downs and 11 weeks in Childrens.......he is a beautiful very normal 3 year old.
Hope this little guy does well too. Oh ours doesn't even have a scar. They tucked it all in aaaand made him a belly button. I know that yours is a little more complicated but doctors are amazing......and so is God.

Christy said...

I will def. add sweet Crew to my prayer list.

Marydon said...

Lifting! What a beautiful baby boy. May God hold His loving healing hands around this precious family.

Have a beautiful eve ~

Theresa said...

I will pray for Crew and all of the family! He sure looks like a tough little fella and mighty cute! Prayers for safe travels for you and Jack too! BIG HUGS and PRAYERS!

Justabeachkat said...

I'm stopping right now to pray for them. I'm praying for your safe trip home too.

Big hugs and much love,

Buttercup said...

Prayers for Crew and family and for a good flight for you!

His Doorkeeper said...

Praying for this family right now! Little Crew is in good hands with the Lord and ACH!

Kelly said...

I will pray for Crew & for the surgeon who will operate. And his sweet family!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

He's so very precious! Praying for baby Crew and his family.

Also for safe travels so that you can both see your littles again.

skoots1mom said...

definitely praying for Crew and his's medical teams truly work miracles involving very complicated situations
may he recuperate quickly and not have to have as many surgeries as they think he will need

Life Happens said...

Glad you are enjoying Chicago with your husband. I will keep baby Crew in my prayers. Now that I am (finally) a mother, my heart aches SO much more when I hear of stories of babies needing prayers, but I know that God is in control.

Mellodee said...

The things that medicine can do are amazing in the true sense of the word. Having the surgeon close by is such a great thing for the family. Facing something like this is bad enough, doing it far from home makes it even worse.

Farming On Faith said...

Oh I am praying~ yes life can change in a moment!

debi said...

Will be praying for Crew and for his family.. Can't imagine being handed this situation. But, God handled the switch to Little Rock from Seattle I trust he will handle this.



Linda said...

Praying for Crew and his beautiful family right now!!!!!!!!!!

Nezzy said...

I spend my baby daughters young years on that side of the pictures.

Know I will pray for that precious little Crew and his family and that God will touch their little babe in a miraculous way.

God bless ya sweetie, I was just listening to the news tonight and prayin' that ya'll made it outta there before the weather turned too bad and they start shuttin' flights down.

Take care guys!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm looking forward to seeing that movie. Well your story just put tears in my eyes. I will be praying for the whole family but especially for little Crew.

Cousin B said...

What a beautiful family....My heart and prayers are going out to them.

Terra said...

Wow sweetie, this is a shocker. I am praying that this adorable baby will have a very successful surgery with wonderful results. You have such a heart for people, and it is good to call on us as a prayer team.

Beth E. said...

Praying for Baby Crew and his family, trusting God to give the surgeon great wisdom and ability to help that sweet baby boy!

(I have some catching up to do on your blog. What's this new job opportunity?)

nancygrayce said...

I'm going to pray for Crew and his beautiful family right now and God will go before them and be with them during this time!

Mimi said...

Thanks for stopping by the Acre and for your sweet comment about my littles. I will be praying for Baby Crew, his entire family, and all medical staff involved in his surgery and recovery. I'll be checking back for updates. Thanks for letting me know about this.

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are so right when you stated, that in a moment everything can change. Will be remembering this dear family and their precious little guy. What trying times they are facing.

Sounds like you had a great time in Chicago.

Kimberly said...

Good Luck to this family! I will be praying for Baby Crew.