Thursday, January 22, 2009

PRAISE!!!!!!

Most of you have seen this painting that is hanging in Harper's nursery. It is the verse I prayed as we tried to get pregnant with Harper and what we claimed after we were. This verse now means even more to me as we watch the miracle of Harper's healing.

Today has been the best day ever. I think it's probably better than my wedding day!
Harper has done SO well today. Scott told her yesterday that he would buy her a pony if she would just try to breathe on her own ........so someone is going to have to break the news to Dawson that not only are we getting a baby but a horse too. :-)
We started off the day at 80% oxygen. Right now she is at ........
57%!!!!!!
She is breathing half on her own! I have smiled all day long! We are SO excited!
We still have a long road here but she has turned the corner!
We had another sweet group of visitors today - thank you for all of you who came!!!

This is Harper's other day nurse, Karen. We love her too! Thanks to all the nurses for taking such good care of our sweet girl!
Scott's parents are so helpful to us - they went and did our laundry today. We are so blessed to have our families with us to support us.
We got this beautiful fruit bouquet today - thank you so much to the Woods in NE!!! What an amazing gift!
Look at these cute cookies!!!!!!! I love them - I don't think I can handle eating them - they are so precious - one says "welcome Harper" - thank you Laurie, Linda, Sunni and Tiffany - ya'll are SO sweet - I can't thank you enough!
Isn't this the cutest thing ever???? This sweet girl, Jen, came to see me on Monday and she came back today and brought me this necklace! I love it so much and I'm thinking I'll wear it pretty proudly!!!!

So many of you have asked for an address where you can send things. Really - we don't need anything - we are SO blessed. All we need is your prayers. But if you need an address - this is probably best:

Harper Stamps
EOPC
St. Francis Hospital
6161 S Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136

Thank you for your prayers - God has been so good. Please keep praying for little Brayden and for the other babies in NICUs.


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Megan (mommyesquire) said...

So excited that Harper is doing so well! God really IS able to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine!

Stephanie E said...

OH THANK GOD! We are still praying for your sweet baby girl everyday! Thank you soo much for the update! I've been checking in ALL DAY! :o)

Still Praying in NH!

<3 Steph and Dave

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Praise God!! It's such a blessing to see God's hands at work.

Stephanie said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!

Jenn said...

Praise God!!! That is such wonderful news!!!

Meghan Appleberry said...

God is sooooo GREAT! So happy that Harper is doing better. I'm still praying for you guys!

Colette said...

That verse is MORE than appropriate. What an absolute miracle. Such an improvement in such an short time. It really warms my heart.

Praising and praying simultaneously.

P.S. Kelly you look fantastic, it's going to be so hard getting used to you without a bump!

Paige said...

Thank you Lord for again showing your love and mercy to the Stamps family. Please continue to use Harper as a vessel of hope and faith to us all!

Jenny said...

Praise God!!
Thanks for the updates. I've only started reading your blog 5 days ago,but feel so deeply for what your family is going through.

Kari said...

To God be ALL the Glory! How wonderful! And, thank you for being so faithful as to post so many upsdates!!! I know it takes away time from Harper, but it is a wonderful testimony to hear the blessings He is bestowing to you! ANNNND...thanks for the address!!

Kate said...

That's a beautiful & powerful verse!

About the address ~ are you in Arkansas or Oklahoma? The address says "Tulsa, AR"... should it be Tulsa, OK?

I wouldn't want gifts/cards to not reach you!

Sara at Miller Moments: said...

Just found you through several of the blogs I read, and I want you to know that I'm also here in T-town. If there is ANYTHING you need, you have a local Christian faith family here that can help you out. You can contact me through my website (my phone number is on the bottom of the home page)www.healthyhome4family.com

We're praying for you AND Harper! PTL that she's improving!!!

Anonymous said...

It is so beautiful to watch God at work! We continue to pray here in Alabama! What WONDERFUL news!

Anonymous said...

Kelly, I think you intended to put OK for the state and not AR. Habits are hard to break, huh? I lived in Tulsa for 6 years and think you do have the zip correct.

Rebecca Jo said...

Praise the Lord!!! So happy to hear good news. I just left a message at your mom's blog as well... people at my church in greenville, Indiana were walking around last night talking about "baby Harper".... so many praying for this angel!!!

Still lifting everyone up in prayer!!!

LOVE that necklace too!!!!

Leigh Ann said...

I'm so pumped to read this praise. I will be praying all day tomorrow. That's incredible to have her at 57%. WOW, now that's God at work, huh! You look great.

Mandy said...

Such wonderful news. :)

Jo Lynn said...

What an answer to so many prayers. I am so happy for your little family. Since you mentioned a mailing address in your most recent post, I wanted to tell you that I sent something to you at the Ronald McDonald House. You should get it in a day or two. When I called, they assured me you would get it! Just think, you will soon be able to look into baby Harper's eyes...what a blessing!

jmwheels0 said...

God is good! Love to hear these things. Bye.

taryn in ny tarynhomick@roadrunner.com said...

I've been checking all day - I just knew that she'd have a great day!!! I am overwhelmed with happiness that she is doing so well!!! We will keep praying that she continues to do well and I can not wait until tomorrow to see how she is doing! God is SOOO Good!!!

Incredible!

XOXOXO

Carrie said...

Thank you Jesus!

Jessica said...

Praise to God!! He is good!! It is so easy to remember that He is good when things are great. However, we all have trouble remembering his goodness when times are rough. I know I have had a hard time with this lately.

I am so glad to hear that Harper had a great day.

Thanks for the address. I anticipate you'll be getting lots of gifts soon. :)

Elizabeth said...

Kelly, I just noticed it says Tulsa, AR rather than Tulsa, OK. I just wanted you to know so people don't get confused:)

I am so thankful that Harper had a better day! She is improving quickly and I am so excited to see what great news you have tomorrow!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Praising Him! That is wonderful news!!

Angie said...

Praising God with you. Will continue to pray for complete healing!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD. I got chills reading that! I'm so happy for you, your family and sweet baby Harper. Pretty soon you'll be posting pictures of lil' miss Harper wearing all her beautiful dresses playing with her pony and eating barbie crackers :)

God is so good!

With love,

Britney in CA

Patty said...

I am so excited and again have chills all over because God is Able!! I want you to know that the name of my blog is God is Able and Eph. 3:20 is my verse. :)

I will continue to pray for Harper and I have been praying for the other babies and their families to!

May God continue to strengthen you and give you an abundance of energy!!

Love,
Patty

Amanda (McNeely) Vestal said...

Yay Yay Yay. I am so glad Harper is doing well. I can't wait for her to be breathing on her own & closer to getting to go home!

Jessica said...

Aww, Kelly! This news brings a song to my heart! On my blog, I have been praying that Harper would use less of the machine for oxygen and more of her own- and wow!! She has had a great day! What a great girl you have there! : ) Is God being glorified through her, or what?!?!?

taralynn819 said...

Praying Harper can snuggle her way into her mama's arms sooner than you think!

SO glad you had a happy day in the hospital! It's wonderful to see your smiles!

Annette said...

Oh Kelly, I really don't know what else there is to say except GO HARPER!!!! But I can tell you that your life changing has changed many many lives. This is going to be a testimony some time soon down the road!!!

PRAISE GOD!!!

Kim said...

PRAISE THE LORD for Harpers's progress! He is so good! BTW, Kelly you look great! Take care and enjoy your treats!

Oh, I noticed in the address you put AR rather than OK. I'd hate for you to miss out on any mail!

noahandlylasmommi said...

that is great news!!! it warms heart to know she is getting better and you have so many people supporting you through this. still praying and thinking of you guys daily!!

pinkmommy said...

Did you mean Tulsa, OK? :)

I am praying so hard for Harper, Brayden and all the NICU babies. Especially the ones that Jenna told about that did not have anyone to talk to them and even have been abandoned! Oh my word, that broke my heart!

Katie said...

WOW! God is SO good to us! We'll be praying through the night again, of course! Y'all get some good rest!

And I love how she looks so comfy and loungy with her little leg up on that doggie! Couldn't you just eat her right up, Kelly?!

Anonymous said...

Glad Harper is doing SO much better!!!

Jacky said...

Kelly, I'm trying to keep Harper and you guys in my prayers--so glad she had a good day! Keep trusting. =)
~Jaquelyn

Lisa said...

WOW - God's healing is working and your sweet Harper is proof of that. I am thrilled that she is breathing halfway on her own. PRAISE GOD!!

I will just be thrilled when I see you post pictures of you and your hubby holding Harper for the first time. Oh, it gives me chills thinking about it.

Continuing to keep you all in my prayers!!

~ Lisa

julie & joe said...

Wonderful news! The glitter & Bliss pendant is beautiful. We will keep praying for Harper and all the other babies in NICU. You are very lucky to have such wonderful support from your family.....what a wonderful mother-in-law to help take care of the laundry. Please make sure you get rest.

Jill_in_AL said...

Thrilled over the great news! God is doing His thing in healing Miss Harper.

Eat those cookies--I've gotten one of the CBD baskets and they are really good! The necklace is so cute.

Blessings, Jill

Jody said...

God is GOOD! I am so happy for you guys. Still praying for more goodness to come.

Macy and Lucy said...

That is so wonderful, Kelly! I am so happy for ya'll...God is awesome...He truly answers prayers!!

We continue to mention you and Harper and Scott in our thoughts and prayers!

Love,
Shannon Willcutt

Becky said...

Praise God! This is the best news ever!!! I know you are soooo excited! And Kelly, you look AMAZING....I sure hope you are trying to rest.

Desirae and Veronica said...

OMG this is amazing!!!!
57%% wooooohhhhooooo
Praise god!!!!!!

cityfarmer said...

thank you for the update....
prayers answered

The Five Fares said...

What a wonderful blessing and update! God is so amazing!

This Little Hen said...

I am so excited of the good report! She is going to be a handful just you watch and see. Such a fighter! Praise!!!!! is an accurate title, all the Glory in his name!

PoisonIvy068 said...

YAY HARPER!!! Your still in our prayers, but we're VERY happy to hear that Harper is getting better!! :) We send our love to Harper & the other babies in the NICU!!

Heather said...

Praise God!!! This is just SOOOOO awesome!!! I am so happy for you, Kelly!!! I love that verse so much and have actually been praying it for you this whole time! God is good!

Mab said...

GREAT news!!!! :)
Made me smile soooooo big!
Wow!
love ya!
Arlene
p.s. thanks for the address

Christy said...

Wow, what an amazing report. I am so glad that Harper is doing better... Awesome that she is breathing more than half on her own... the Lord never ceases to amaze me. He is healing harper... Praise the LORD!

I will continue to pray for you, Scott and Harper... His peace be with you both. God Bless,
christy

becky said...

This day just keeps getting better! You are just glowing in all of your pictures. God is just so good. It is SO awesome to see all of our prayers being answered. My prayers will continue!!!

suzncasey said...

God is so good!!!!!!!!
Keep it up Harper!
Suzanne from California

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! I think that is the best news that I have heard all day. Way to go Harper!

Brittany said...

PRAISE GOD! Still praying.. love you guys! Way to go Harper!!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful testiment of God's love and power you & your family are! Praise God for the blessings He provides!

Praying for Harper in MS

Anonymous said...

Way to go Harper!!! Praying for another good day tomorrow!

Lots of Love & Prayers -
Jennifer (Locust, NC)

P.S. I had something delivered to the hospital on Wed - I just want to make sure that you got it :)

Tanya Fehler said...

I know this isn't how you imagined your 1st month with your precious girl - but you and Scott seem to be doing amazing and hang in there. The time will come when you have put everything behind you and you are chasing her around on her new pony:)

God is Good!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Praise God for this wonderful news! Way to go Harper!

Heather said...

YAY!!! This is amazing! I always hold my breath as I wait for your blog page to load and I am soo glad for some great news. I cannot wait to hear more soon!

Becky said...

Thank you Jesus! I am so happy to hear the news. Still praying.....

Dave and Jenn said...

I'm so happy to hear that Harper is doing better! I know this is such a relief for you...you will be bringing your future Miss Arkansas home sooner than you thought. :-)

Your comments about Dawson and the pony are too cute...our dogs would feel the same way!

The power of prayer is amazing!

Much love,
Jennifer

Jen said...

Thank you Jesus!! HE IS SOOO GOOD!

What a GREAT day!!!

Praying,
Jen

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

That is awesome..God is so Good! Still praying in Arkadoo!

By the way...one thing people can do to help you and others in your situation is to collect the pop tabs off of aluminum cans. The Ronald McDonald house in LR (possibly others) recycles these in order to help families. My sons school in Arkadelphia collects these.

There was an article in the AR Dem Gazette today. I'll try to do a blog post about it in the next couple of days. baxleydavis.blogspot.com

Kappa Prep said...

57%, YAY!! Go Harper and thank you God for answering so many prayers!!

Kathy said...

Smiling and praising...

So happy for you. So excited to watch that little girl grow!

Susie Harris said...

Praise Him!!! She will be home in that sweet nursery before you know it~

Heather said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy to hear that Harper is doing so well! She will be home before you know it! I will keep the prayers coming, they seem to be working!!
Hugs and prayers,
Heather

Stacy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news! Praise God!!
Still Praying for little Harper,
Stacy

Kate said...

Oh Kelly! I can literally feel the hair on my legs standing up (now isn't that a pretty picture!!) from how excited I am for you and Miss. Harper! Praise God!!!

As for Dawson, I think he'll be just fine! I read your Daddy's blog and he looks like if he can learn to live the country life, he won't even be surprised to see a pony in is yard! :)

Continuing to send prayers your way!

Meg said...

Fify-seven percent...FIFTY-SEVEN PERCENT!!! That's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Praise God!

Oh Kelly, I am absolutely thrilled for your little girl. I'm sure that both you and Scott are walking taller, because of the weight that is being lifted off of your shoulders.

Stay strong, Kelly. You are a phenomenal mother, but more importantly you, Scott, and Harper are children of God that are SO loved by Him. I know that the journey to wellness is still a seemingly long one, but you all are in the palm of His hand.

I hope that you and Scott are able to get a peaceful night's sleep, and I pray that Harper continues to heal by leaps and bounds :)

Gracie Beth said...

God is good! Thank you so much for posting the address, because I intend on sending something. Harper is such a little fighter!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Hallelujah -- you'll be at 40% and then 0% before you know it!!!

Erin said...

Yay!!!! Praise God! I can't wait to share the good news! :) I am glad that she is doing better.

Your story has touched my life so much, and gives me hope for my future!

Twice as Nice said...

Tell Granddad to hurry up with that changing table because it won't be long now. How wonderful!!

Cindy Watson said...

This is great news! Thank you Lord for your healing! It is a blessing to pray for Harper, Brayden, and the other babies....

Mandi said...

The news just keeps getting better and better! That verse is special to me, too. (: I just LOVE that fruit bouquet and those cookies...how sweet!

Holly said...

I'd get her a whole whole herd of ponies, even!

Wonderful news! Wonderful, Wonderful GOD!!

Love and prayers,
Holly

KYMomma said...

God is soooo good. I am sitting here in amazement at all the wonderful things he has done for your baby girl and for your family. I'm still praying here in Kentucky and I just jump for joy at all the good news you are updating us with. Praying for you to get restful nights of sleep and hopefully soon you'll get to hold that little blessing in your arms!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelly this is GREAT news! I am so happy to know that baby girl Harper is doing much better with her breathing. Oh Thank you God!

She looks beautiful with her little bow. Too cute! Hang in there Kelly and Scott. We've got you covered in prayer. Take care of each other.

Love,
The Duffy Family Margaret and Len
Virginia Beach, VA

Claire said...

Kelly and Scott,

I am so excited. I started crying when I read this. We will continue to pray. Thank you for sharing the great news. Harper has definitely touched a lot of lives. God is Great!

Anonymous said...

MOMMY2VIN
Sweet Kelly,
What a blessing tonight to have Harper breathing on half on her own! We serve a mighty God-may many come to know Him through Harper! HE certainly is able to do more than we could ever ask or think! Thank you Jesus!
Love you, Danielle

Anonymous said...

Kelly- I have followed your blog through the last few months of your pregnancy and birth of Harper. I have prayed for you and your precious miracle. I know she is going to make a full recovery and be such a blessing. It sounds like we have alot in common- my dad is also a pastor (Lonoke,Ar) I went to Ouachita 1994-1996, and my husband and I had trouble conceiving our first baby. We had in vitro twice. We just had our second baby, and we got pregnant the old fashioned way!! I will continue praying and look forward to the encouraging updates on baby Harper.

Jennifer- Lonoke, AR

Haley said...

I'm so thankful that she is doing so much better! Praise the Lord! You really should eat those cookies! They are delicious!!! You could freeze the one that says welcome Harper and keep it until she's big enough to eat (if it's still good then) or at least SEE it in person! We still have one from my 3 year olds cookie bouquet when she was born. (It had her weight and height on it) I'm sure you're thinking "that's gross" but, it's sentimental! lol Also, that verse is going to mean more and more to you as she gets older, I promise!

Cindy said...

What wonderful news!!! She is such a doll. Clutching that blanket and her little leg hiked over that dog. So, so cute!
Continuing to pray.....

Welcome to M & M World! said...

...how marvelous, how wonderful, is my Savior's love for me....(I stand amazed Chris Tomlin). Kelly, this song was playing as I checked on sweet Harper this evening. Continue to pray for all of you in Tulsa from NC.
Take Care
Mary Catherine

A Wedding Story said...

You are an inspiration of faith.

Kristen said...

THAT'S AMAZING!!!! God is so awesome!! You'll have your baby girl in your arms in no time. You better start doing your push ups ;) GO HARPER!! you little fighter you!

Preppy 101 said...

Such wonderful words to hear from you today! Keeping you on my prayer list!!

Heather said...

YAY, more good news!! That is so awesome and we will continue to prayer for little Harper and that she will keep recovering quickly and continue to amaze everyone! Still praying in Houston and hope the road back to Arkansas is a quick one for y'all!!
Blessings!!!

jodi said...

So happy to hear this wonderful news...it just makes me want to hug your neck, Kelly, and I don't even know you! I'm so amazed at God and the miracles He is performing.

The Russell Family said...

God is so GOOD!! WE are still praying for your sweet family!!

Wendy

Jess :) said...

57%!! Praise the Lord for that wonderful news!! :) You look so good, Kelly and I'm so glad to hear the good news! I will continue praying for ALL of you and all of the other little ones in the NICU!!

Love you,
Jess :)

Catherine Asher said...

I wrote this on your FB, but in case you don't get to check it-Anna was up A LOT last night and I just kept praying that Harper would astound the doctors and lower her need for oxygen. God is so good! He is hearing the prayers of so many crying out for this precious baby. It is so exciting to see her bow and cute blanket. We keep praying....

The Borgfeld's said...

Oh what great news!!! I, like many others have gotten hooked on reading all of your updates on little Harper! You are such a great inspiration to so many! Best wishes to you, your family and to your sweet, precious baby girl!
-Emily

elainaann said...

I have found your blog lately and just love your family. I've also been praying for Harper and am so glad God is answering our prayers and she is slowly getting better.

ellen said...

Praise God!

Shal said...

Woooo HOOOOOO!!! Yes, I'm so glad.. so after she gets to 40% or less they will wake her up, right? That's so exciting! So glad you have your parents and in-laws right there to be your comfort!

Praying that Harper gets to open her eyes and see Mama and Daddy soon!

Christie C. said...

Yay! What a wonderful answer to prayers :) Go Harper!

Anonymous said...

Kelly, God is good all the time!!! What a praise...will continue to pray until Miss Harper is breathing 100% on her own...and looking at her Mommy and Daddy!
Norah

Carol said...

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow"
Hugs & love,
Carol ~ in Tulsa

Jacquie said...

Come on 40%!!!!! Kelly, I couldn't be happier for y'all. God is so good.

I just keep thanking HIM!!

(Your Dad is going to drive 100 mph to get there tomorrow...)

Mere said...

I am so excited for you guys and so proud of Harper!! I continue to pray for her daily and know God has His hand on her. Can't wait to hear the news that she has opened her eyes to see her sweet Mommy and Daddy! I hope tomorrow brings more good news for Harper and you!

HowryFamily said...

GOD IS GOOD!
You guys have been on my thoughts constantly... you are one incredible momma:)
We will keep praying that Harper needs less and less oxygen... this is so wonderful!!!
God bless and have a great Friday!

Momofgirls said...

What a fighter she is! Let's all keep praying that she will glide the rest of the way!!!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

REJOICING and PRAISING God with you!!!!!! Oh...this news just blesses my heart beyond words. What a mighty God we serve. Go, sweet Harper! Thank you, Jesus!

ocean mommy said...

Tears! This is such a praise!!! Thank you Lord Jesus for 57%!!!!

Still praying!
stephanie

The Hurst Family said...

I found your blog through another blog and having been praying for Harper ever since. Prais the Lord on the good news. We will continue to lift this sweet miracle baby up to the Lord. My Mops groups is praying for her too. God is so good!

sweethomealagirl said...

That is fabulous! Yay God!!

Anonymous said...

It's so amazing to see you smiling so bravely next to your beautiful baby girl even though you must be hurting so much inside, just wishing you could hold and rock her by her crib at HOME with Dawson hanging out at your feet!! Praying that will happen VERY SOON!!! My faith has grown so much from reading about yours and the love of all who are holding you up in prayer and love!
Mary

The Horn Family said...

How wonderful! What an amazing day for Harper! God is GOOD!!
Amy

Pat said...

I'm so happy and excited for you. God is so good!

Kathy said...

Praise God!! I'm so happy to hear that Harper is doing better and better!!!!!

Kate said...

Kelly, what wonderful news! Thanks for the update. We are thrilled Harper is doing better. God is so amazing.

Blessed said...

So glad for the faith He has given you and your obedience in believing what you couldn't see. I am amazed daily that the love and compassion He bestows. What an amazing blessing to have your child responding so well. We are still praying for complete healing and pray that you don't take any meds home with you!!!

In God's Grace!

Jeremiah, Jessica, Corban, Judah, and Eliana (9/3/08) Hutcherson

CookingMama said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

Emily said...

Praise God!! That is amazing!

oliviasmommy07 said...

I am so excited for Harper and the rest of the family!! I just started reading your blog the week before you were due with baby Harper and whta perfect timing God has. He led me here just in time to pray!! Amazing how HE has done that with so many people so that Harper has all the prayers she can get during this time.
SO great to see that she started at 95% last night when you left with you afraid it wouldn't last and now she is at 57% oxygen level!! YAY GOD!!! What an awesome testimony your whole family will have of God's grace and faithfulness through all this.
With love,
Jenny
Little Rock

Morris Family said...

Praise GOD for HE is good!!! I am so glad that Harper is improving!!

Karah said...

WOW!! I am so glad to hear that Harper is getting stronger every day. God is GOOD!! Still praying in TX...

Kelly in Texas said...

Praise the Lord!! I am so happy to hear this latest news! I was praying for Harper on the way home from work and I just had a good feeling things were going to get better! Thank you Lord!!

The Allens said...

You absolutely must buy her a pony now!

I tink in the address, you meant OK, not AR.

I am thrilled at the progress. We are still praying.

janet said...

Just wanted to let you know we are praying for Harper!! I work for a Dr.'s office in Houston and we get together everyday at one to pray for staff concerns or certain prayer requests, we have included Harper in our prayers this week and will continue to everyday at 1 pm!! So happy to hear she is making improvements! God is Great!

Alexandra said...

Kelly,
I found your blog months ago through a friend of a friend. Over those months I checked in to follow your exciting journey to motherhood and you have been such a positive inspiration! I truly admire your enthusiasm and faith. I just wanted to say that although I don't know you and your family personally, I have been thinking of you and praying for you and Harper. You have so many wonderful people following your story and I just think it is amazing how many people you and baby Harper have touched. I wish you all the very best!
Alexandra (New Jersey)

Wendy in Kentucky said...

God is good! All the time!
Continuing to pray for your precious girl!

Betsy said...

Oh Kelly...that is so AWESOME!!! Thank you Lord! I am just praying so hard for sweet little Harper. You have an army praying for her!! Keep all those wonderful updates coming! YAY!!!!

Cibele said...

She deserves her pony. Praise God and good job little girl!

Jesse said...

YAY! Praise God! We are so excited for you! And will continue our prayers!

PunkRockChic said...

Hello, I've just recently begun following your blog. I found yours through another blog I follow. I just want to let you know that I've kept baby Harper in my prayers. I hope and pray that she gets well and gets to go home with you and your husband soon. I am a mother myself, so I can only imagine what you are going through. I will pray for Harper's health and well being as well as for God to give you strength in this journey.

Ashley said...

Praise the Lord! I love the pictures of Harper and in this group I can see her sweet little toes! Praying for you all and believing the Lord is going to heal her completely! Blessings, Ashley in Texas

Flo said...

SOOOOO glad to hear the good news! I hope your little one is at home with you - safe and sound - very soon! Blessings, prayers...the whole bit. - Flo

Val, Mike and Brax said...

just when i was wondering if prayer could really "change God's mind..."
my son and i have prayed for harper every nite before bedtime. i have always wondered, tho, if my measly little prayers actually had the "pull" to change anything... God sure is using harper to teach me something i believe. thank you God for harper!!!

~Nicole~ said...

YAY for Harper! I am so happy for y'all! God is GOOD! Please keep the updates coming...PRAISE JESUS! Much love from Waco, TX...

Susannah said...

Yay Harper!!! We have been praying so hard here in Alabama! We have a network of people who are saying prayers. Our son was in the NICU here in Montgomery and it is a tough road. You stay strong for that pretty girly girl! She needs her momma! She KNOWS you're right there with her! So is GOD!;)
Love the cute necklace by the way, where did they get it?
Susannah McCord

MiMi said...

Praise the Lord for the wonderful news! He certainly has done far more than we could ever ask or imagine! Praise His Name!

kimberly t. bowling said...

Oh Kelly....that is OUTSTANDINGLY good news....what a wonderful PRAISE report to exemplify the glory of GOD shown among us right before our very eyes!!

and what a great answer to SOOOO many prayers...but I am not surprised...God already promised as much in his Word....JAMES 5:16=
"...the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."

so, I'll be continuing in fervent prayer for that sweet Harper.

jenn said...

Praise God! We are praying for more amazing days for Harper! Go Girl!

Anonymous said...

Kelly, I read your morning post and was so excited that you were lifted up this morning by Harper's improvement...I have been praising God for that! Something told me (GOD) to check your blog again before I went to bed tonight and I am just moved to tears at the news of how the day has been for Harper, you and your family! I will continue to pray for her healing and PRAISE Him for His Blessings! God bless you and your baby! All my love, Paige in Florida

Kristin said...

What a wonderful, encouraging day for you! The power of prayer is amazing.

Cas said...

Fantastic news!!!!

Melissa Butler said...

I came upon your blog and I check it daily to see how your sweet baby girl is doing! She's such a pretty little angel and I can't wait to see the post saying, "We're going home!"

With love and many prayers from TEXAS,
Melissa & Macey

Natalie said...

What fantastic news!! You may have a whole zoo if she keeps up the improvements!!!

We are continuing to pray!!

Much Love from Tampa,
Natalie

Ashley said...

This news has made my day!! Im so proud of Miss Harper!!

Faith said...

How great is our God?!?! Kelly, I am thrilled for the wonderful day that Harper has had!! Our God is so awesome and He alone is worthy to be praised!

Love and prayers, Faith

Janet said...

Such good news! I will continue to pray for Harper and the other babies with her. Such a wonderful blog and lovely family!!

Janet

Jennifer said...

I am a new reader. I had to come check out what everyone was posting about.

Such an inspiring story, and so refreshing to hear in the midst of all this craziness!

Prayers and blessings -

Jen

Amanda said...

Praise God!!! He is so GOOD! I am so proud of Harper's parents, too! You guys are handeling Harper's situation with so much grace and concern. It is not easy to have a baby in the NICU--I don't know from experience, but I am an NICU nurse and I see what parents go through. Keep being the awesome parents that you are! Harper is one lucky little girl!

Whitney said...

Continued prayers for baby Harper, Mommy and Daddy!!! I am so happy to read she is improving. God is so good!

Whitney

Elizabeth said...

Kelly, each time I read your updates I am moved to tears. Tears of joy!! I am so happy to hear of Harper's progress. I am continuing to pray all throughout my day for her and the other babies and I have taken more time to just hold on to my daughter, Ella b/c it makes me realize how precious life can be.
elizabeth

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

I just said a thank you prayer.... yea. I can't wait to you tell us she was able to wake up and open her eyes, I am waiting for that picture.

God Bless.

Megan said...

SO glad to hear this! Soon it will be 40% and you'll get to see those big beautiful blue/green/brown eyes you are so anxious to see! God is so great!

Laura Ann said...

Kelly ~ this is wonderful news 57% ~ WOW! That Harper girl is a fighter.

Looks as if you better trade some of those bows in on a PINK Cowboy Hat and some Pink Boots because that Sweet Baby is going to have a PONY real soon!

I am so thrilled to hear this news and to God be the Glory! I think he is working over time for you guys these days. What a true blessing for all of you.

I can read it in your words that today has been a much better day for you...that was part of my prayer this morning, sweet friend.

Have you told your job yet that you have just become a STAY AT HOME MOM? I do not see you going back to work and leaving that little miracle baby.

We will continue to lift all of you in our prayers.

Lots of Love ~ Laura

April said...

Yay! Praise the Lord!
You are all still in my thoughts & prayers!

Tammy said...

Oh Kelly,
How wonderful....Praise God!
You will soon be holding that sweet girl in your arms and looking into her beautiful eyes! Will continue praying and can't wait for tomorrow's update!
Tammy in Alabama

The Epps Family said...

Praying for you all. We almost named our baby girl Harper. Her name turned out to be Marlee Sue, but Harper is a beautiful name, and I love it. God be with you.

The Shabby Princess said...

Oh my goodness--I am so excited. I'm so thrilled that Harper is doing better. So thrilled! God is good! This is such a testament to the power of prayer and I hope that everyone who reads your blog is touched by that. I know that I am.

Can't wait to see Harper in her girly dresses on her new pony!!! Ha.

Kristin said...

What a wonderful update! I'm so happy for you and I continue to pray every day for Harper and the other babies.

Lea Ann said...

Praise to Lord!!! I am so glad to be witnessing this miracle. God is using your child in a WONDERFUL way! I am closer to God because of Harper and I can never thank you for being God's light- that I have needed to see for a long time! Harper is ready to see her mommy and daddy! GO HARPER!!!!

Ashton said...

God is so good! This is wonderful news and I will continue to pray for her! :)

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Oh that is such wonderful news!!!! I am so glad to read this!!! Prayers continue for you all. I promise if I were closer I would be a visitor!!! :)
Amanda- SC

Darla said...

such wonderful news!!!!

Krystal said...

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! I'm so happy to hear the good news! I will continue to pray and have enjoyed "meeting" your sweet family! Your precious little girl looks like her mommy to me!

May God continue to bless you and be with you!

Krystal in TX

Adrienne said...

Hi, Kelly!!!

This took my breath away!! I could barely tell Jim the good news I was so excited and moved by your posting!! I am soooooo happy baby Harper is doing so beautifully today!! This is such a miracle. Praise God!!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!! GOD IS GREAT!! Even as a Mother I have no clue what your going through..I do know that the lord is watching over Harper, you, your husband and your family. I have been praying for yall and will continue! I know you will be glad when you can take that precious little girl home with you!! Thank you for taking time each day to give an update on Harper!!
With Much Love,
Jessica Cameron
Mt. Pleasant, TX

Shannon said...

Last night, read your post for hopes of 95% and I said, "Come on, God! Make it zero oxygen!" He is well on His way to that! How awesome! SO SO glad to hear Harper had a good day! Still praying in Sugar Grove!

Kingdom Mama said...

Praise Jesus!!! I am trying to tell my husband but I'm so choked up!

Stacey said...

Praying for you, your precious abym he nurses ans staff. God Bless You!

Kristi said...

PRAISE GOD!!! Our God is an awesome God, and he is proving that by the work he is doing in your family. He did that awesome work for our family in June and July. Our girls are healthy and living life to its fullest, now it's Harper's turn! That is such great news. I pray for Harper, and Brayden and all the sick babies all night when I am awake feeding my babies. Hang in there, remember take care of yourself too.

Buford Betty said...

How awesome!!! So glad you had such positive news today!

Erica said...

YAY Harper! 57% is awesome! Going from 100 to 57% this quickly is pretty amazing. Good girl, Harper. God's little shooting star!

Annie said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lauren Kelly said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!! :) He has out done himself!!!!

Michelle said...

It is wonderful to witness God's work!

Rachel said...

Praise the Lord! I wanted to share a verse that has always meant a lot to me during difficult times...

Jeremiah 32:17
Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

I'm on the edge of my seat praying Harper home and looking forward to what God has in store for her! Bless her little heart!!

Rachel
http://thetrystingplace.blogspot.com

In His Army said...

Oh Bless His Holy Name! This is all answer to specific prayers that you asked for. God is so good. This morning on the way to preschool and work we were praying in the car and Jaiden interrupted me and reminded me to pray for "all the little babies"...God is on our side and I am so thankful we have a God who cares about each and every thing, our fears and concerns but also our heart's desires. I am so glad to see you post the verse...I have prayed it over and over again this last week calling it your "theme verse" and I believe that while we ask for healing and recovery and the doctor/nurses have said you could be there for weeks, I am still praying for a speedier recovery because I know God is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine--today was DEFINITELY one of those days. Praise Him!

heather spratt said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I'm still praying...

Missy said...

Praise God! That is my life verse (Eph 3:14-21) and it's awesome! We'll continue to pray for a quick and full recovery for Harper! God bless.

The Flesher Family said...

oh praise God! That is so exciting and it made my day to come home tonight and read that she was down to only 57%....we serve and AWESOME and mean AWESOME God. The name Harper is such a precious name and even as I taught my class of 1st graders in Plano,Texas today I thought of Harper several times today and each time she popped into my mind I said a sentence prayer for her. She is beautiful and I can't wait to see the blog pictures of the bows on her head. Reading with hope each day......Lindsey

The Branches said...

Yeah! Praise the Lord this is WONDERFUL news! I've been thinking about ya'll so much lately, I am so so SO happy to hear this good news!

Rathi said...

What great news and keep the great updates coming!! Praying for Harper and the other babies in the NICU!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Oh, this is WONDERFUL news! :) Thank you so much for the update. Great to see all these prayers working!
She really is SO cute. Forgot to say love the little bow and can't wait to see her in the big ones.

Crystal said...

Woooo hoooo for 57%! Still praying in Georgia!!

Amanda said...

Kelly, your little girl will be breathing on room air any day now!!! That's great!! She's such a fighter! When my daughter got off the CPAP and we were working on breastfeeding with the Lactation Consultant in the NICU, I promised her a pony if she just tried one more time to nurse. She did. And because I had a friend with me visiting that day during the nursing session, I went out and bought her a My Little Pony Christmas ornament that afternoon. I knew that if I didn't make good on my promise to get Cadence a pony, my friend would tell my daughter about my promise on her 5th birthday and then I'd have to get her a real pony :)

That is so great that your mother in law took care of the laundry so you had one less thing to worry about. I hope you can focus on your precious daughter, your wonderful supportive husband and taking time out to get some rest and pump that Liquid Gold to help Harper's body recover.

I hope someone brings you a Sonic Vanilla Diet Coke soon!

Thanks for keeping us updated! Can't wait to see her open her eyes soon!

Anonymous said...

I am soooo excited for you!!! I showed my boys the pictures of Harper and we began prayer for her as a family last night. I've been prayer for her since the day she was born and just wanted to included my kids in the prayer! I can't wait to heat that you got to hold her! That is going to be sooo special!!!

The purple bow looks adoarble! I think she is ready to get out of there so mommy can realy get to dressing her up! Now she has a pony to look forward to!

Still prayer for sweet Harper!

Laura

KrissyBo. said...

That is such wonderful news! I know you and your family are praising God, he is so good! :) That fruit bouquet looks delicious, and the necklace is precious!! :)

Melissa said...

That's fantastic!! I was so excitied to see the title of this post!! Keeping all of you in our prayers!

Ruthie said...

Dear Kelly,
I've been smiling all day after reading the great post from this morning and now this update! Praise Jesus. My little girl, Sophia, who's four, loves hearing about "Baby Harper" and looking at her pictures. What a testimony of Jesus' grace that I get to share with her! Thank you for always taking the time to share updates and your heart with us. As Harper improves, I see your sense of Humor and your "sparkle" returning in your posts. What will you name the pony? :)

Ruthie

trentandalexlewis said...

Praise the Lord! So glad to hear that Harper is doing better!! My husband and I are still praying for you guys...! I check in everyday for an update..thanks for keeping us posted..

God Bless You...

And I hope you get a Sonic Vanilla Diet Coke soon!

Joy said...

Praise the Lord!!

Jen said...

Praise God!! LOVE hearing this wonderful update!!

Brittany said...

I am crying now, just flat out bawling! PRAISE THE LORD!!!
And that necklace is precious!

The Carter Family said...

Oh, I'm doing the happy dance!!! That is such WONDERFUL and Glorious news!! Way to go baby Harper!! Will keep praying!!

Crazy About My Boys said...

What an awesome day! Praise God! So happy to hear the good news. Thanks for sharing with us!

Dawn Jenkins said...

God is good all the time!!!

Kimberlie said...

Yay! Praise God! Still praying for all those sweet babies.

Mom2Valerie said...

I am laughing at the promise of a pony and praising God for the work He has done and continues to do! WOW! Absolutely amazing! God is truly able to do ANYTHING!

mandi said...

I'm so happy for your entire family - what a wonderful day!! Still praying for 100% on her own!!

Honea Household said...

Oh Praise Him! That is awesome! I'll keep praying!

MeganSloan said...

That's amazing!

becky said...

oh praise you God!! for anyone who doesn't know, room air is 23% so this is just such glorious news!!! keep it up you pretty girl!!!

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