Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy One Week Birthday to Harper!

One week ago today - we got up at 4 a.m. and got ready for the biggest day of our lives. We took this picture of my belly right before I left. Little did we know there was an almost 10 pound baby in there!!!!! Of course - I never dreamed all throughout the day that it would have turned out like it did. I thought I would be holding my little baby soon after delivering and we would all look and admire her and then take her home in her perfect white dress the next day.

God's ways are not our ways.

Last night I received an e-mail from a lady who accepted Jesus as her savior after finding my blog last Friday and praying for Harper which led her to re-open her Bible for the first time in years. Every second of the last week has been worth it for that fact alone. And we truly mean that.

And we are so blessed. We got here this morning and I almost started jumping up and down in the NICU because Harper is at 43% oxygen!!!! She is doing SO well and I swear she looks prettier today than she did yesterday.

Here she is with both her proud grandmas!!! This poor girl is going to be spoiled rotten.

P.S. Jennifer N. in NC - I got your beautiful flowers!!! And we took them to share with the RM house! Thank you so much!

I'll try to do a few more updates throughout today when I get time!


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Lauren Kelly said...

HAPPY 1 WEEK BIRTHDAY HARPER!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!! :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

Happy 1 Week Harper!!!!!

USCEmily said...

What great news...43%...that's so wonderful!! And isn't it amazing how God works?

Jennifer said...

Praise Jesus Kelly!! God is good!! Continuing to keep your sweet family in my prayers on this 1 week birthday of your sweet baby girl! You are loved very much!

Meredith Chamberlin said...

What a wonderful day... Happy 1 wk sweet girl!!

Ashlee said...

I'm so excited to hear such encouraging news! We'll keep praying. Blair sends a kiss to Harper!
ashlee
ashleemwood@gmail.com

Susie Harris said...

Happy one week Harper. I dont know who is the cutest...Harper or those proud grandmas!!! What a praise to hear about that lady accepting the Lord! Just goes to show us who knows the bigger picture. I will be checking back all day for your updates... Just making my weekend all the better!

mommyof2sons said...

Happy 1 week birthday, Harper! That is awesome news about the oxygen and the lady accepting Jesus.

Lisa said...

Happy 1 week Birthday Sweet Harper!! So happy to hear that things are improving everyday. I can't wait to see pictures of you holding sweet Harper just like Jenna was able to hold Brayden yesterday. That is what we keep praying for plus many other things.

~ Lisa

Kelli said...

I just fund your blog a few days ago. I was asked to pray for you by another blog that I read regularly. I stopped and prayed immediately before I really understood what was happening. I have shared your blog with many others to ask for their prayers as well. I'm so excited to witness this miracle God is working in your life. Please know that you, your dear husband, Harper, and your dog are in my prayers.

God Bless - Kelli

Elaine A. said...

The power of prayer shows itself in Harper's life every day, doesn't it? So WONDERFUL and GLORIOUS!!

SO glad to hear that she's doing well and she is just beautiful! : ) Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

How amazing as we all get to watch the Lord answer prayers!!! And what exciting news that someone came to faith becuase of Harper's story. That is a huge praise! Looking forward to seeing Harper's sweet eyes - maybe in days!!!

Rachel said...

YAY HARPER!! This is such great news!! We are still praying for your sweet girl!!!

Stephanie E said...

Happy 1 week Beautiful girl! She is soooo adorable! Still praying in NH!

<3 Steph and Dave

Jenna said...

So excited to hear such great news today!~ God is truly AMAZING!!!

Happy 1 week Harper!

Saskia said...

What fantastic news!! Harper is only 1 week old and is getting so strong! Lots of love x

Patrice said...

I am done stalking you blog and leaving a comment today!

I have been praying for you and I agree, It's all worth it when one will experience the Kingdom of Heaven, even it has been a hard week!!! All I can say is YAY!

Harper is so beautiful, Happy One Week Birthday Harper!!

Jenn said...

Praise God for the saved soul!!!
To God be the Glory!
Happy 1 Week Birthday Harper!!! We are still praying in Ky and we can't wait to see her precious little eyes!!!

Kelly said...

Yaay! She's a fighter! You are a sweet inspiration to so many people. Looking forward to more good news throughout the days. Let's keep trusting in the Lord.

Love,
Kelly in Georgia

tami said...

It's hard to believe that a week ago, I had never heard of Harper. Then Angie Smith asked us to pray for her, and I've been doing it ever since. Way to go, Harper, and praise to our Lord. Thank you for the wonderful news this morning. You will be holding your precious baby in no time. Blessings to you!

The luckiest Wife and Mom in the world! said...

Oh yay Harper!!!! I think God had bigger plans for you guys than what you thought! You have helped so many people by believing in the power of prayer! May God continue to Bless you guys and heal Harper!

Heather in GA said...

It is so amazing that GOD has shown just how powerful and almighty he is through Harper and your family. Your continued faith that God is always in control has been so inspiring to myself and many others. I am sure you will never know just how many lives your blog has touched - we THANK you for it! We will continue to pray for Harper's improvement and Happy 1 week birthday Harper!!!

Jess :) said...

Happy 1 Week Birthday, Sweet, Angel-Girl Harper!!! Oh what a happy day it is for everyone who knows/follows you! Such a blessing...43%...look at how far you've come. Prayers are amazing, aren't they!! Kelly, thank you so much for continuing to update us. You have NO idea how much it means to from you!! And as soon as you've posted...I head to my blog to update!! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You beautiful friend!!

Lots of love and hugs,
Jess :)

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through a friend.. I am faithfully praying for your sweet baby. I wake every morning asking God to heal Harper. Today is my "little girl's" 13th birthday! God is so good!

Stephanie said...

Yeah Harper!! What a beautiful post!! I cant wait to see her in that white dress SOON ;)

Gina said...

You go Harper girl! What wonderful news...I am thrilled beyond words.....thank you God! Thank you God! Thank you God!
It won't be long now Kelly...she'll be out of there really soon. Wait until Dawson sees her...he is going to love her too. What a beauty!

The Speight Family said...

Happy Birthday to Harper! She is such a beautiful little angel who has already made a HUGE impact on this world and I can only imagine the things she will do in the future.

Praise God for all his wondeful blessings and they way he has already put Harper to work.

Susan said...

Happy one week birthday, little Harper! God, in his infinite mercy and love is smiling on all of you! How precious is that beautiful little girl, holding onto her blanket? Very soon, you will be holding her in your arms. Grateful prayers are said for both her continuing progress, and all the nurses and doctors who are leading her through this first week.
Susan
Lake Saint Louis, MO

Mighty M said...

Happy Birthday Harper!

Katy said...

Happy 1 week birthday, Sweet Girl!

The Lord answers prayers. It's moments like this that I have no doubt in my Lord that he can help Harper pull through.

KLC said...

Things don't always go as planned, but that's just because God's plan for us is bigger and better than we could ever imagine on our own...it doesn't matter that you didn't get to take her home the next day, what matters is that she is getting strong and has been beautiful and pure from day one and will get to go home when she is ready to :) God is good! Thanks for all the updates, we all continue to pray for you. We love you Harper!!!

Ter said...

great news!!!

Linette said...

Praise God Kelly! I found your blog a week ago thru a friend. I've been praying for Harper ever since. God is truly answering prayer right before our eyes. He is so good!

The Fillmores said...

Praise the Lord...for He IS doing more than we could ask or imagine!

Sarah said...

So So sweet, I'm so glad to hear she's doing so well. She's been in our thoughts and prayers!!! Yay Harper!! ; )

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Isn't God amazing! Isn't it such a happy thought to think that your beautiful baby girl is leading people to the Lord at one week old! What a miracle! She is such a miracle baby, who is bringing together an entire blog community to support you and your family! It just amazes me! and by the way, I can't wait to see Harper in a frilly white dress too!!!!!
God Bless,
Abigail

Kristi said...

You never know how close you can come to God unless you have trials like these... and, Hooray for Harper!

Anonymous said...

Kelly and family I don't have a blog but I do look at your everyday as it has really blessed me. I have shared Harper's story with our church and Sunday School class and we are all praying for you and your family continuously. I don't know you nor you me but you and your family have such a powerful faith that I see in these pictures and in reading your words and I want to thank you for that. I know OUR Lord has this situation under control as we have seen with the day to day success. I think she is beautiful and God is good and will allow you to hold Harper in no time!!!!

Lindsay Rogers

Lara said...

Happy one week birthday, sweeet Harper. I can't wait to see those eyes.

Ashley said...

Yay Harper!! Happy one week today!! Im so proud of you!!

Melinda said...

Oh...is the Lord not GOOD??!

Praise Him from Whom ALL blessings flow!

Hugs,
Melinda

Becca said...

this is so good to hear!!! I'm so glad Harper is doing so much better!!!!!!!!!

Vineyard Vogue said...

Wow, Kelly, how amazing!!! I am so touched by your story and am so so so happy that Harper is making such progress! That beautiful girl is going to be healthy in no time! :)

Amanda said...

I still cannot believe there was a 10 pound baby in there!!! :-)
Happy 1 week birthday to Harper and PTL for all the progress she has made!

julie & joe said...

Happy one week Harper!!!! You look beautiful. We are praying for you and will be thinking of you when we celebrate our little boys 3rd birthday today. A baby really has changed everything.

new mom in law said...

Happy Birthday Harper! You ARE beautiful. Kelly, I know you cannot WAIT to pick her up. I know this is a silly thing, but I have been praying about how pumping goes for you. I know that is very difficult and it would be so easy to quit. I will continue to pray. love, from NC, angela

Alyssa said...

Yay! I can't wait to see you bring her home in that perfect white dress!
Alyssa/Bentonville

Mel said...

HAPPY 1 WEEK BIRTHDAY HARPER!!!!

sandy said...

Happy 1 week birthday Harper! Be strong:0)

Anonymous said...

Happy 1 week old birthday baby girl - we are all so proud of you and cannot wait to see you with your precious eyes open! Looking forward to hearing some great updates later today!

Lots of Love & Prayers to all!
Jennifer (Locust,NC)

P.S. Kelly - I am so glad to hear that you got your flowers - I was worried you didn't get them.

Diana, Bailey, and Alexis said...

Kelly & Harper-

Our prayers continue for you all from Colorado! One of my blogging friends had a link to prayer for Harper and that is how we found your site. I just done having an extremely high risk pregnancy where we had to continually fight fears that our little girl wouldn't be okay or make it. We are living proof that God is GOOD! She is doing great now. We are believing that Harper will continue to improve and that she will be home much sooner than originally predicted. May God give you His strength and rest!

Much love-
Craig, Diana, Bailey and Alexis

Becky said...

I thought of you as I awoke. How one week ago you were entering a day full of anticipation and innocence. Also with a belly FULL of baby!! One week later, you are finding new mercies each day. Just enough to get you through today - don't have to worry about tomorrow and save any. Isn't it amazing? Sometimes the Lord works through our 'smallest' blessings.....Harper is already a missionary.

Natalie.m.lowrance@erac.com said...

Happy 1 Week birthday to your little princess. She is doing so well! I am so happy for ya'll. I keep praying and will look forward to more wonderfull updates!
Godd Bless,
Natalie, TX

Natalie.m.lowrance@erac.com said...

Happy 1 Week birthday to your little princess. She is doing so well! I am so happy for ya'll. I keep praying and will look forward to more wonderfull updates!
Godd Bless,
Natalie, TX

Vonda Axe said...

Happy 1 week Harper!
God is AMAZING!!! What sweet news about the woman who accepted Christ through this event.
God really does work in mysterious ways.

Praise Him!

Jeremy

Emily said...

Praises be to God our King of all Kings!

Happy Birthday Harper!

I found your blog the day Harper was born and have been praying for her since. And my sister in law and I have been following your blog since. We get so excited to just read your blogs and see Harper. Kelly, the Lord is doing something AMAZING in you and your husbands life. What a sweet baby girl! Happy One Week Birthday!
xoxo, Emily

Jen said...

Happy Birthday sweet Harper!!

Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers and using this amazing story to bring souls to you!! You are sooooo good!!

Can't wait to read more good news updates as the day unfolds.

Praying,
Jen

jill said...

way to go sweet baby harper! we've been praying hard in texas all week (even in my pre-k class!!!). my sweet hubby has gotten on his knees to pray with us for the first time since we've been married. so THANK YOU harper,kelly & scott for this amazing gift you've given US. he's had big tears in his eyes each night as i read him harper's latest stats. CAN'T WAIT to see pictures of you guys at home with dawson SOON!!!!!
much LOVE from texas!!!!

jill, derrell & sophie blair

Jon and Steph said...

Happy one week baby Harper! 43%, that's wonderful news!

Jacquie said...

Praise the Lord, Kelly! 43%... you're Daddy's out the door like a rocket, even as I type.

I would've NEVER wished this upon you, but it has been THE most amazing week to see God at work. I'm so thankful for that.

I'm praying for you to look into your sweet girls eyes - TODAY!!

Sherree said...

Happy one week birthday. That is great news. She is a fighter. Still praying!

Lauren said...

Happy 1 week birthday, Harper! What a little fighter you are!

What WONDERFUL news! God is good! She is SO beautiful! You will get to get your arms around that sweet girl SOON!

Still praying...

Shelley said...

Kelly,

From the moment I heard sweet Harper was sick, my mind went to the story of the man born blind.
"As he passed by he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him." John 9,1-3
Thank you for sharing how His works are being made visible through Harper! She's so wonderful & beautiful!

Love,
Shelley

Justin and Jenn said...

I'm so happy to hear that she is doing well! God is good! My husband and I are going to stop by briefly this weekend since we'll be in Tulsa anyway.

Megan said...

Happy one week birthday Harper! Hallelujah!

Sarah said...

I've always believed that it's in our weakness that God shows his strength (afterall, that's what we learn as toddlers in "Jesus Loves Me"). Boy, what immense power He has shown through little Harper. My God is still in the miracle business, and that's such a huge praise!

I've been so touched and inspired to see how your family, in the midst of your own crisis, could step outside of the situation and offer encouragement, hope, and prayer to others. Our God is a God of grace and mercy, and those qualities are shining through in your family.

I also have to say that largely because of your blog, my family decided to visit FBC last Sunday. We are looking for a church home anyway, as we're somewhat new to the area. But after reading your posts from this week and last, I really kept saying to myself, "I've HAD that (in a church family)... and I want it back."

Your transparent posts and inspiring faith has touched more people in more ways that you'll ever know. Despite the heartache you've experienced this week, thanks for continuing to be a vessel for the Holy Spirit to work through. I hope one day soon I'll be able to meet you and give you a hug of thanks in person!

Anonymous said...

Kelly~ I AM jumping up and down for you! Praise Him ! Praise Him! Tell of HIS excellent Greatness, Praise Him Praise Him, prophet and priest and KING!!!
Zephaniah 3:17 says He rejoices over us with singing!
Let's sing those praises back to HIM, (I'm sure I'm a little off key but who cares hahaha)
What a mighty mighty God!
HE is rockin' my socks off! Hallelujah to HIS Holy name for the one who came to know Jesus through Harper Stamps.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, a plan to prosper you, not harm. A plan for hope and a future!
Hebrews 4:12 For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
GOD IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS
GOD CAN DO WHAT HE SAYS HE CAN DO
WE ARE WHO GOD SAYS WE ARE
WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST
GODS WORD IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN US
WE ARE BELIEVIN' GOD!!!!
I'm pumped about GOD and will be for the rest of my days!
Know that we are praying and rejoicing!
Love ya,
Jennie and Savanah

Nikki said...

I love how Harper is cuddling the blanket with your scent in the bottom picture. She may be sedated, but she KNOWS you- she's very sweet. Best wishes for her continued recovery. You are all in my prayers.

Miz Jean said...

YAY! (for Harper and for a new life in Christ!)

Elissa said...

AMAZING news about her oxygen levels! Prayer works! The angels are rejoicing today on behalf of the sweet lady who accepted Christ. The Lord has BIG things in store for Harper's life!! So encouraging!!

Erin said...

Happy one week sweet baby. Keep that great fight up Harper!

Virginia said...

You're so right, His ways are not our ways. He's writing a beautiful story for Harper and for your family, thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! I've been reading your blog for a while now, we met several years ago through Hillary. I'm praying for you, Scott, and Harper...and for all of the people that come across your path through this story. I'm expecting our first baby in 7 weeks, and have just been praying that God would tell His story through our little boy too. We of course pray for health and safety, good sleeping habits and eating habits, and all of those things that new mommies worry about...but ultimately I know our baby boy is in his FATHER's hands. I would never want to change that, its the safest place to be. Dangerous, risky, difficult sometimes, but good.

Blessings to you.
-Virginia

pocket full of pink said...

Wow, I found myself EXTREMELY choked up at this post. To see God bring a woman into His Kingdom through your situation is UNBELIEVABLE! He is doing amazing things through your precious family! Can't wait to see Harper in that beautiful white dress you mentioned!

Melissa said...

Happy 1 week Birthday to Harper! :D

Deanna said...

43%! Awesome! I've been praying for your sweet little girl.... and will continue! Sending love to you from NY!

Katie said...

YEA!!! That is definitely one much loved little girl!! Praying, praying hard as ever!

Alex and Jill said...

I love the pictures of Harper with her Grandmothers. I can't wait until we get to see her when she's awake!! :)

Praying in Little Rock...

Jill

T with Honey said...

The news keeps getting better every day. I am so happy for you!
Know that I continue to keep not only Harper, but every baby in my prayers. God hand is clearly visible in the work being done around and through your beautiful baby girl.

Aubs said...

What an amazing blessing to have our Lord and Savior work like he is through you! Still praying for Harper's continued healing!

Harper~ Happiest 1 week birthday! You are such an amazing lil girl and God has GREAT plans for you that are already being seen in action! Keep fighting...we are praying for and pulling for you!!

Stephanie said...

Happy 1 Week Harper!!!!!

43% is awesome..Praise God!!!!

She is absolutely beautiful Kelly and I am keeping her in my prayers!!!! Thank you for sharing your precious baby girl with us!

Anonymous said...

Wow, such GREAT news!!! I am so thrilled for all of you! Happy 1 week, Harper! We're praying for you in Florida

Jaci said...

Happy 1 week birthday! I am glad her oxygen is lowering, that is great. Keep the updates coming, she is so cute!

Sarah said...

YAY Harper!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Hailey said...

Happy one week Miss Harper bug.

Kelly, that pic of you at 4 am with your python bag (that I cannot find anywhere)... WOW! You are beautiful! At 4 am, geez. You even put your make-up on!

Harper has gotten so big. She looks like she has grown a lot in these pictures. How much does she weigh now?

Still praying!

Linkis Family Love said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE MISS HARPER!
I bet you make that 40% sooo soon! Then Mr. Doctor can start waking you up, so you can flash those beautiful eyes at your mommy and daddy!
Have a fantastic day today little one! We love you!
Kelli <><<
"For He shall give His angels charge over thee." Psalm 91:11

MaryBe said...

Sending fervent prayers from New York

Sarah said...

GOD IS GOOD!!! That is fantastic news!!!

Lisa said...

Praise God for the good news about Harper and happy birthday little angel! I pray that God continues heal your daughter.

Thank you for sharing about the lady that found your blog. That is amazing.

Lisa Q

Rhonda said...

Happy 1 Week to Miss Harper!!!!You are so beautiful!!!

momofonefornow said...

I can't even see to type because of the tears. 43% is awesome! Way to go little Harper!!!

I can't wait until you get to hold her and look in her eyes and feed her. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

Jaclyn said...

this post thrills me heart!! It sounds like you will be looking in Harper's eyes, holding her, and kissing her all over before we know it. I am so thankful to the Lord for all these answered prayers. I cannot wait to see a picture of you holding your little girl!
Happy 1 week Harper!!

Katy said...

Awesome news. Continued prayers from Paris, TX.

Tutu said...

Happy one week!

I had little 6 lbs babies. Harper looks more like a 3 month old to me.

Michelle said...

HAPPY ONE WEEK BIRTHDAY MISS HARPER! I'm so excited about 43%! WOW! PRAISE GOD for her healing and for the reader who accepted Jesus as her Savior! Harper is so precious looking, but her little grandmas are pretty precious looking too!

Stephanie said...

Kelly, I'm just amazed at what the Lord is doing for you and with Harper's healing. He is so good, isn't he? Look how He took this last week and used it for His glory and for your good, even amidst the heartache and the pain...He has not forgotten you and He will not forsake you. I'm praying for a day when you can love on that sweet little Harper and bring her home in a precious white dress!! Happy Friday!!

becky said...

happy 1 week angel girl!! what a little fighter you are!! 20% to go and you'll be on your own!!

Rach said...

Oh how wonderful---43%!!! Here's to getting to see those pretty eyes and holding her soon! Happy 1 week Harper!!

bethsnana said...

Found your site thru a friend who asked me to pray for Harper. Been "stalking" ever since. There are so many people praying for you here in Mississippi. Harper is beautiful and is a strong, little girl. Praise God for your little miracle!! Take care of yourselves!

Jenna said...

Happy One Week Birthday, beatiful girl!!! We love you and are so proud of you and your sweet family!!!!

Love the pictures of the grandmamas and you are right, she gets prettier and prettier with every picture!

It's hard to believe that girl could GET any more beautiful, but she is just excelling at everything she does (breathing more on her own, being the most adorable child ever, woo-ing family and strangers alike....) I am just praying with thanksgiving for all that she has done in her life in just one week! More than some do in their whole lives! Amazing!

Have a great day, Kelly! Love ya'll!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Happy Birthday Harper!!!! 43% Yeah. HE is so awesome! How amazing it is to see how Harper has made an eternal difference in her short little life. She will never have to wonder about her purpose in life ") God already is using her to change lives.
Julie

Chele said...

Praise God! Go Harper Go! Happy one week birthday sweet baby girl!

Kristin said...

Kelly, you just amaze me every day with the beautiful spirit that you have! Happy one week birthday to your precious Harper!

To think that this story is bringing so many people back to Him. I know it has helped me tremendously as I yearn to get back to Him and know Him better. What a testimony to faith and the power that our prayers really do have. I admit that I had been questioning God lately, before this happened. I was asking Him if He was really there....did he really hear me? And then this happened with Harper and I saw our prayers being answered and how strong you all were, and it was as if He was telling me, "Yes, I'm still here"

I can't tell you how amazing this walk has been to me, so thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful story of God's love. Your example has been what has made me want to be a strong Christian woman!

I am praying every day for your family and the other families there. God bless you and I can't wait until the day you get to hold your precious little girl!

Kristin from TX

Stacia said...

Happy one week pretty girl. 43% means you can see those beautiful eyes soon =)

Tristan said...

Amazing little Harper...she has had such impact on peoples' lifes..and she doesn't even know!

Jessi said...

Way to go, Harper! 43% is nothing short of AWESOME! (She *really* wants that pony.)

Happy 1 Week Birthday, sweet little Harper Brown! You are a missionary already--living proof that God is oh-so-powerful!

Honea Household said...

Happy one-week Birthday Harper! I can't believe it's already been a week! And down to 43%??? Hallelujah! I pray that they will be able to continue to bring it down with no problem! I want to jump up and down just like you!!!

Kelly, that picture of you is so adorable! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your shoes. What kind are they? I have been looking for some similar. Are they Merrills?

Have a good weekend! Know you are on my heart and in my thoughts! Praying for you,

Ashley

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

I just wanted to let you know that I prayed for your baby when I was cleaning my carpets the other day and again last night before I went to sleep. It is amazing how God has used this tiny little girl to reach so many lives.

The Shabby Princess said...

Happy 1 Week Miss Harper! You're the prettiest little lady I know.

So glad to hear that she's down to 43%--she wants that pony! Ha ha.

So amazed to hear about a woman accepting Jesus because of what she's read. That is truly amazing. God has important plans for little Harper, and it's amazing to see His plan in action.

Sending prayers your way that little Harper will be home in her perfect white dress to meet her big brother Dawson and wear flower headbands very soon.

Anonymous said...

It's so good to hear about Harper's improvements.
Praying for her and your family daily.
Carley

Detra said...

Not spoiled ;) however, loved unconditionally - exactly how we are loved by our Savior! Praising God from whom all blessing flow!

Mommy Addicted to Scraps said...

Happy one week birthday Harper!!!! So happy that she is down to 43%. How awesome is that???? Still praying for you and your family! :)

Campbell said...

I have been following your blog ever since I saw a button on a different blog asking to pray for Harper. I am so happy that she is doing so well. Congrats on your sweet little girl. I hope you have lots of room for that pony...LOL

Ruggy13 said...

Hi! I'm knew to your blog and was kind of having a crappy day until I read your blog! It really did bring joy to my day reading about how well Harper is doing!!! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

Laura Ann said...

Happy Birthday Harper!

I think that your Mommy is going to be holding her baby girl before the weekend is up from the looks of things.

Oh, God is so good and he is working hard for Harper and all of those whose lives she is touching, one by one!

Many more blessings are coming your way.

Keep the Faith ~ You are the best Mommy ever.

Julia said...

That is such beautiful news. God is using you to further His kingdom...that must make you feel so good! So at what point can Harper be sent home? When she's at 0% or can it be higher?

Becky said...

Happy 1 week Birthday to sweet Harper! Such good news Kelly...I soooo happy for you guys!

She looks so pretty with her grands doting over her.

Julie D said...

Rejoicing with you and continuing to pray!
Because He lives,
Julie D.

Leah said...

God is good! I'm so happy for you.
Happy 1 week Birthday, Harper!

eetomost said...

That is wonderful news kelly, we will continue to pray for you and all the babies in the NICU:)

LEigh-nc

Nancie said...

Happy 1 week birthday Miss Harper. God's Ways are amazing. What a testament all of the praying and rejoicing with this blog are to that. Praise the Lord on the lower oxygen. Amazing, truly amazing

Emily said...

God is amazing!

Happy One Week Harper!

Melissa said...

Thank you for being an example of someone who chooses to believe in God's goodness even in the most trying of times.

Your commitment to live a life that honors God and share it with others was used by God to bring another one of His chlildren to Him. How wonderful that you recognize that you are a part of God's BIG plan that we do not always see.

I have been following your blog since the day before Harper was born and I have been blessed reading it! Many prayers and praise to our Awesome God who has Harper in the palm of His hand

God bless you and your sweet family! Melissa

Amy Anderson said...

that is amazing! my favorite verse in the entire Bible is Romans 8:28... how amazing is it that God can bring something AMAZING out of something so hard.

on friday i left with my youth group kids for a ski trip, and every morning and night i would check for updates. i told the girls in my room about harper and then, they kept asking "how is the blog lady and baby harper??" :) i can't wait to see them on sunday and give them the latest GREAT news. hang in there and know that we will not stop praying for you!!

Becky said...

What a testimony this precious baby has, and she is only a week old!

We praise you Jesus!

Jeremiah 17:14
"Heal me, O Lord and I will be healed. Save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise."

Lara Jane said...

"Praise the Lord" is all I can say with every update. He is so good.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I posted on my blog about today being Harper's one week birthday. Praise God she is doing so well. I am so happy. Tomorrow is my baby's 20th birthday. It just seems like yesterday that she was born. Savor EVERY moment, as it goes by too fast. My oldest daughter is 25. Girls are so special, as I'm sure you know already!! I can't wait until you can hold Harper for the first time. The Grandmothers look radiant and so proud!! Thanks for letting all of us in blogland be such a special part of your lives.
Love & blessings from NC!

NINA said...

Happy 1 Week Birthday, Harper!!!! I'm so excited to hear the news... 43% that's terrific news!!!

Cindy said...

I have tears in my eyes for each of your updates. What wonderful news!!! And she is prettier and prettier- it's not just her mommy talking. :)
Happy 1 week Harper!

Molly W. said...

Praise the Lord! God is sooo good, all the time. My baby was born at 3lbs 6 oz and spent 26 long days in the NICU. I know the days can be long, but hang in there, she'll be home before you know it!!

nanner27 said...

Little miss Harper is such a beatiful baby and I am so glad that she is doing better, she has definately been in my prayers. That is so awesome that someone has come to Christ because of your blog, I am continually praying for Harper and all babies in need of His help. In Christ's Love Brianne -UT

Michelle said...

Like you, Kelly, I assumed our first born would come in to this world with no complications. After all, our family histories and my perfect pregnancy gave me every reason to believe I deserved that perfect baby. Soon after his birth, I was quick to realize that it's God who is in complete control, not I. While a surgery fixed the defect, he will live his life with social, developmental, and academic challenges. Our dreams for his future, however, have not been shattered ... just altered. He is unique. He is our son, our gift from God.

You have been blessed with a sweet girl for a whole week now. You are Mom forever! And you will love every minute of it, even when life throws you a few curve balls...

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift
That's why it's called the PRESENT!

Praying many "presents" are heading your way!

Michelle in Cincinnati
micheller@cinci.rr.com

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

I love how she is holding on to her blanket.
I see now why she is such a pretty baby, you are stunning, and she has such pretty grandma's!
I can't wait to read your blog each day to see how Harper is doing. I am so glad she is getting better, and just know she will be in your arms before long.
hugs,

Linds said...

Happy One Wekk, Harper. God is so good!

(And the word verification is so apt - "sighs" !!)

Miss B said...

Great news!! Happy Bday Harper!!I am still praying for you! God isn't through working miracles with you yet!!

junebug said...

I'm so glad little Harper is doing better every day!!

That's amazing that someone was saved from reading your blog!!

Elyse Shirley said...

May God's name be praised! It is amazing the way God is using this to work in so many lives and to bring people to Him. He deserves all the glory. I remember you posting something about God allowed you to conceive Harper only when it would bring Him the glory and Him alone. This is so true.
Happy 1st week birthday Harper. We are praying that you get well soon!
Much Love,
Elyse Shirley

Karen Needham said...

Happy 1 week birthday, Harper! You are prayed for and loved so very much.

Prayerfully,
Karen Needham

Melody said...

That is SUCH wonderful news! I told Jessica I am sorry all I brought you was Thank-you notes I just remember after having Bailey that was something I really needed. I will continue to lift up Harper in prayer! ~Melody Estes

Erin said...

Great news. I can't wait to see her with her eyes open. It's amazing what a Christian example can to do in people's lives. Have a great day. Still praying in Danville.

Erin

Sonya said...

Happy 1 Week Harper!

As I have been praying for Harper and your family, I have also been praying that others that come across your blog and story might come to Christ! I am very excited to read just that!

Tiffany in TX said...

Happy 1 Week Birthday Miss Priss!!!

What an amazing PRAISE to know that she is down to 43%!!! Before long you will be able to hold your precious angel and see her beautiful eyes!

You and your family continue to amaze me with your wonderful faith in GOD. I thank you so much for sharing Harper and her precious story with us all. You have positively affected many people lives(lives of complete strangers like myself) throughout this journey. You will have an amazing story to tell Miss Harper one day about how her life brought another womans life into God's eternal love.

With all of our love and continued prayers for everyone!!

petrii said...

Kelly,
That is such GREAT news!!! HAPPY 1WEEK B-DAY HARPER BROWN STAMPS!! She is just precious.

Have a Blessed and beautiful day!!!!!

Praying on,
Dawn

The Pifer's said...

Happy one week to Harper!!!!! I am so happy she is doing even better today!!! God Bless this child and continue to keep her in your wings!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Last night with my Church Life Group I shared about you blog and the power it's had across America. We got a chance to talk about the Power of Prayer and it was really cool for everyone to hear about. I'm SO happy to hear that Harper improves daily! God is great!

LauraBeth said...

Wonderful news! So glad to hear that Harper continues to improve and that her situation, though difficult, has brought another soul to our Lord. She keeps getting prettier and prettier with each passing day. Continuing prayers for y'all . . .

Anna said...

Happy 1 week, Harper! Look at her hugging her "mommy blankie" so close to her in those pics. That is too sweet. How exciting to hear about the woman who came to Christ!!! Still praying... -- Anna

Kelly said...

God is amazing! Praising Him for His healing hand on your sweet girl and continued prayer.

Kingdom Mama said...

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!!! God is so good!

Ruthie said...

43%!!! Praise Jesus. I can't wait to see her big, beautiful eyes, wide open! Happy One Week Sweet Harper! Kelly, you have had such a graceful honesty throughout this whole ordeal and it has really encouraged me. I have been praying for Harper all throughout each day, and it has helped me get back into the habit of "praying without ceasing," and the Lord has reminded me of many other things I need to be praying for daily that I've neglected. You know, Harper is not going to remember any of the pain and heartache of this time, but what a sweet foundation she will have to build her life upon. She will hear of the miracles and stories and prayers of the first weeks of her life and she will have such a heritage! Her memories of this part of her life will only be the sweet blessings, the amazing love, the overabundant grace of God. She is such a blessed baby to be shown the power of God, her God, her Creator, so early in life! Continuing to pray...

Ruthie

Tonya said...

Shut up!!! You did not look so rockin' right before delivering an almost 10lb baby girl!!!

YAY on her oxygen percentage!!! God's mighty hands are at work on your baby girl!

Still prayin' in KS!

Hilary said...

Happy 1 week Harper and to you and your husband, Happy 1 week of being parents!!
43%!!! Praise God!
I'm so excited for this good news :)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Harper looks so cute with her bow! I'm so glad to hear the praise reports coming from this sweet girls life. Praying so much for you and your precious family.

Liz said...

PRAISE THE LORD!

Kristen said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!! That is wonderful news!!!!!

Shaila Creekmore said...

Kelly and Jenna,
Each day when I read your blogs my eyes fill with tears. Not for what you are going through - though I pray for you daily - but for how God is using your two families and your little ones to reach others. I also can't help but to think of the day when you both get to take both of those babies to your church. And with the way they are improving, it doesn't sound like that's too far off. I just can't imagine the rejoicing there will be in your church when those two healthy babies get to go. And what a connection Harper and Brayden will have starting out their lives. Praying for all of you from Jonesboro.

Anonymous said...

Happy 1 Week Birthday Pretty Girl!
You look SO cute with bows in you hair.
43% is awesome...she is on her way to meeting her brother Dawson.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

when i read your post a week ago about harper i asked god why? i couldn't believe he might take your baby after you'd waited so long for her.

then i read your dad's post and i realized you all are there for a reason only god knows. he has you there for a reason and hearing about this woman's salvation makes me more sure of it.

i told your story to my girls last night to emphasize the power of prayer and the way god works in our lives even when we can't see it.

you're an encouragement!

The Proctors said...

Awesome news Kelly!!! Happy 1 week to Harper!! She is just beautiful!

Lisa said...

I heard about you all through Angie's website. Just wanted you to know your family, especially sweet Harper is in our prayers. My heart aches for you as I know what it is like to have your baby swept away from you shortly after being born and not being able to go with them. But I also know the sweet peace of our Heavenly Father that sweeps over you in moments like this. One day you will look back on all of this as a faint memory, one that completely re-shapes who you are as a person, and as a child of God. I will be reading faithfully and praising the Lord along with you with every piece of good news. The fact that someone has come to know the Lord through Harper's life is such a testament to the purpose her life holds.
Your sister in Christ,
Lisa

Hannah Elisabeth said...

Happy 1 week to sweet Harper!!!!

Melissa said...

We so are excited for you Kelly. Keep up the good work Harper. Prayers are still being sent your way!!!!!!!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Happy 1 week Birthday sweet little Harper!

~Beth~ said...

Praise God! You truly a wonderful witness to the Lord!

Happy Birthday Harper! Bless your heart!

Prayers and good thoughts to you Kelly and Scott!

Jenny said...

What great news to hear on her 1 week birthday! Thank you Lord!

I will continue to lift sweet Harper and your whole family up in prayer.

God is good!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

She does get prettier every day, Kelly!

I am THRILLED at that great news! Yay, God!

ClintandGina said...

Happy Birthday HARPER!!! How amazing that lives are changing as a result of your sweet life. You are a blessing to many! 43% is awesome........sounds like Mommy will see your eyes soon! May God continue to heal your little body!
Gina

Jan said...

How VERY awesome! When my little princess was in the PICU she too seemed to be more beautiful by the day. And once the swelling subsides, after she's off the vent...Man alive, she will be ABSOLUTELY amazing to look at! Prayers will continue for her "numbers" to get better!!!

Round of applause to all the NICU and PICU nurses and doctors out there...they are fantastic children of God!

PreppyGirl said...

Great news!! That's so great to see that she's healing. Still praying here in Maryland!

Anonymous said...

Happy one week sweet Harper! Our prayers are with you and your Mommy & Daddy! Lots of Love!

duchess said...

Such wonderful news.
Happy birthday sweet girl.

KK said...

Happy 1 Week Birthday to a precious little girl.
We are thankful for the name added to The Lambs Book of Life because of someone lost praying for your sweet Harper.
Praising Him with all of your family.
The Grandmothers expressions say it all, thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures of them with Harper.
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Molly said...

Praise the Lord!

The Wisers said...

In some ways Harper's story sounds so much like my little Jonah. I never dreamed I would go home from the hospital without him....but God is so amazing and has an incredible plan for ours lives! During his stay in NICU I learned so much about myself, about my husband, about our love, about being a mama and about the community that enveloped us when we needed it most.

I'm continuously praying for you and your beautiful family.

<>< Melanie W.

Whit Bit said...

Kelly,
I'm so happy to hear the news about Harper's oxygen level. You and your husband are such wonderful parents. Harper is very blessed to have parents like you rooting for her and showing her unconditional love. My husband and I are praying for you everyday.

You don't know us but I found your blog and was so inspired by your words. It's always wonderful to see somone who looks at life with their glass half full.

God bless your whole family.
Whitney and Andrew Venable

Tara Gibson said...

Happy one week Birthday Miss Harper!
I am sooo glad to hear such great news! Not only is she beautiful she is strong too!

Take care of yourself Kelly!

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

Happy one week Harper! I can't wait to see all God has in store for you in the years to come. What a joy you are to so many! Praying for you daily.

Twice as Nice said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl. Love the Twins

Melissa's Thoughts said...

Praise God. I woke up in the middle of the night just praying for Harper and you and Scott. We do not know your family personally, but we are sisters in Christ and I thank you for keeping us posted on her daily progress to a full healing. What special parents you must be that God would choose you to be Harpers parents and walk through this time in her life with her. God is good.

SouthernAccent said...

Happy birthday Harper! I thought about you first thing this morning and wondered what your current oxygen was at! So happy to hear it's down, yet again! Still here and still praying!

MaierHousehold said...

God is so good!

I can't wait to see pictures of Harper with her eyes open enjoying the life that God has given her.

Still praying...in San Angelo, Texas

Jacky said...

I'll keep praying!

Elise said...

I am thrilled that she is doing so well! I will keep you all in my prayers.

Catherine said...

She is so beautiful!! I am a mother of 4 beautiful babies myself and each one is such a blessing! I bet she is the biggest baby in the NICU!! She is precious. Both of my nieces had to stay in the NICU for a while, the nurses and doctors there are a gift from God. I can't wait until I come to your blog and see that Harper is going home with you and Scott! Praying for you in Georgia!!

Dawn said...

Praise the Lord! and Happy birthday Harper! I am continuing to pray for you all, God is good, God is gracious, let us thank Him!
Kelly, I keep checking the blog throughout the day and am so excited when there is an update especially with pictures! Can you fill us in a tiny bit about Harper "activities"? What I mean is, do they have her sedated so she'll not fight the treatment, or does eh move her little arms and legs? Just wondering if you are getting to see those little toes wiggle yet. Also, maybe I missed it somewhere, did you get to hold her after her birth and see her little eyes? or did they swoop her off? I hope it's okay to ask these things, and I apologize if I missed any details somehow, but I have read every word! I am sure there are others wanting every little detail about Princess Harper! Much love to you all!
On my knees,
Dawn in Hot Springs

Table for Four said...

Yay Harper! That is such wonderful news Kelly! I sat at the computer and cried at your praise report last night and now this one is even better. We're still praying and know that Harper will be much better VERY soon! Happy Birthday Harper!!

Kimberlie said...

That is wonderful! Happy Birthday sweet Harper! Praying for you daily.

Tracy said...

YAY Harper! Praise God for such a beatiful little girl!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Happy one week baby Harper!!!!! She is so beautiful!!!

My little girl turns ONE year old on the 28th...it goes by so fast - cherish it ALL!!!!

Amanda- SC

Anonymous said...

Ok. I just came across your blog - so you've never heard of me.. but when i read this my heart just sank. I know the feeling of going full term, having your baby, thinking you would come home the next day and then it doesn't happen that way. My baby boy's lung collapsed when I had him and we stayed in the NICU for 10 long, excruciating days. While I was happy to have my baby, it was a dark time for me because like you, I went through "what if we never take him home?" thoughts. It was glorious moments to watch the oxygen levels be turned down and for him to breathe completely on his own. God knew what he was doing though - even though I truly thought I was alone at the time. God knew.. I have never, not once taken that baby for granted. We will celebrate his 3rd birthday in March, but reading your blog makes it feel like it was yesterday. God is good and HE is there holding Harper in HIS arms. Thank you so much for telling your story and keeping us updated. Y'all will be in my prayers.

Joyce said...

Wonderful news... I smiled at your dad's blog when he mentioned the dresses you have with Harper's name 'engraved' on them : )

Blessings to all of you-Joyce

Mrs. D said...

Great news! Way to go Harper!!

Anonymous said...

God is good ALL the time!!! Praise the Lord for his blessings on baby Harper. I hope things continue to get better for you and your family each moment of each day.

Laura W. in Rocky Face, GA.

Katie said...

Kelly!! Yeah I have been praying for good news. Praise Him!
Katie <><

Lori said...

Oh, I just love hearing stories of how God is working through your experience. It's too many at once, hard to keep up with!!! Good thing you have an online record of all Harper's 'bestowed' blessings, for one day you can write a book about how God's love can touch people through all mediums. God bless the blog world :)

Anonymous said...

Kelly, thank you for being so open about your faith! What great fruit has come from that! Amazing! Harper is already reaching people for Jesus and she is only 1 week old! Yay Harper!
So glad to hear of continued decreasing oxygen. One day you will go in and there will be no hook ups on her sweet face! It's the best feeling!

Karen Barnes said...

Happy 1 Week Birthday Harper. It's it so amazeing that Harper's journey has made someone rethink there relationship with Jesus Christ, thats so wonderful. I'm praiseing God for what he has already done & is still going to do in Harper's health. It looks like you are going to be adding a horse to the Stamps family, ha!!! I've always wanted a Bichon dog if you run out of room for Dawson. I know its your first born but you could vist. So thankful for the good news. Love & hugs to you Kelly & Scott, Karen Barnes= Jessica M's mommy

Holly said...

Kelly- I pray for continued progress and that Sweet Baby Harper is in your arms in no time. What a strong little girl you have! I so look forward to updates everyday and watching what the power of pray can do!
Keeping the faith,
Holly in Ft. Worth Texas!
http://theloffs.blogspot.com/

morgan823 said...

Happy 1 Week Old Birthday to Harper!! That is great news about her oxygen levels! Me and my 19 month old little girl said another prayer last night for her. We will continue to pray for you and your family. God Bless!

Stephanie said...

We are praying for Harper in Camden, Arkansas. She is precious!

Love,
The Champion Family

Beth said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! I've been checking your blog two-three times a day for updates, and I am so glad that Harper is doing so well! The way God is working, she could be on 0% oxygen by Monday!! For nothing is impossible with God!

By the way, she is a beautiful baby girl!

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