Monday, April 27, 2009

Updates

NOPE

I'm not back from my blog break just yet.

But since I'm always giving you things to pray for - I thought I should follow up on two important updates

Do you remember the Bevins family? They had lost two children and were in the process of adopting a daugther and had brought her home from the hospital when the mother changed her mind? I was so heartbroken over them.
Well - guess who are now the proud parents of a little boy named Cash??
When God closes one door, he opens another.

And little Kayleigh? She has been in the NICU for 10 months and recently after a few surgeries - she is (they believe) brain dead. They posted some beautiful pictures of her yesterday and she looks so much like Harper when she sleeps to me. It is unspeakable the pain they must be in.
Please go read here about them and how might could help. Imagine if that was your family and then consider for a minute how blessed you are?
You can also go on www.etsy.com and search for "Kayleigh" and there are sellers who will donate their profits to Kayleigh if you buy something from them (win-win)!
It really IS so much better to give than to receive.

Oh yeah - and Stellan went home today!!!!!

Oh and here is Harper with her Aunt Carrie and Uncle Chris this past weekend. I didn't want to make a quick post without at least one picture of my sweetie pie.

Bye for a few more days!

42 comments:

Rachel said...

Kelly,

I love the story about the Bevins family. I have been following their blog and I just kept praising Him last week for their blessing! Your blessing also just gets more beautiful with each passing day. Hope you are having a great week and drinking lots of Sonic drinks-- I just had my first Sonic last week and I am HOOKED!

~Rachel :)

Stafford Moments said...

Glad to hear from you today. I wish you and Harper a wonderful week. Hopefully the rain will stay away so you can enjoy the outdoors!

j3k said...

I've missed you and Harper and thank you so much for the update. I keep up with both the Bevins and Kayleigh's blog and pray....pray...pray!!!! Enjoy your break!
Hearts and Hugs
Marie

Leslie said...

Nice to have just a little post. Hope you're enjoying your break!

Jennifer said...

Hi Kelly, I hope you are enjoying your well deserved break. I have been reading your blog since Miss Harper was a few days old. I want to thank you for sharing your life and Miss Harper's life with me. I have 3 daughters. Allison is 13, Emily is 10 and Katie Marie will be 4 on Saturday. I miss having a baby girl in the house and truly enjoy all of the pictures and updates you have given. I also want to thank you for sharing your amazing faith, you are truly inspiring.
Jennifer

Midwest Mommy said...

I saw both updates from those blogs. I was overjoyed and heartbroken in the matter of two clicks.

tara said...

hey kelly! yeah a pic to tide us over! Ha! Thank-you for sharing the Bevins family story, what joyous news! Jim & I both have been praying hard the past few days for Kayleigh. Praying for nothing short than a miracle.
Have a wonderful week! -Tara

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing those with us! Nice to have you back for a little bit at least! Enjoy your break.

Yocumotion said...

O I missed you! thank you for the updates!!! we are praying

The Stain Family said...

So sweet of you to share.

Linda said...

I'm missing the Harper pictures! I hope you are blessed by your break.

Jennifer said...

You have been missed, but your break is well repected! Enjoy your time with your sweet girl and know you are in our prayers that this is a peaceful time for you and your family. Thank you for the BITERSWEET update. Take care! God bless you Kelly!

linda said...

So glad to see you back today! I have been having "Harper Pains"...I love seeing all the pics with hair bows. My 2 girls had a million bows too!! Love them. Glad to hear you will be coming back! Miss you, Linda

Ruthie said...

Good to hear from you! Harper is looking as sweet as ever. :) Oh, another praise, Stellan was discharged today!!! Praise God! Keep enjoying your break.

Ruthie

Lindsey said...

I've missed you.

I donated to that sweet family. I'm trying to do a better job of "paying it forward"!

I've had 4 Sonic drinks in the last 2 days. MM is a huge Sonic fan too. I think of you everytime I pull in the parking lot;)

Could your Harper get any cuter???

Paige said...

Thank you for the update on these two precious families. Hope you enjoyed your weekend with your family and your break from Blogging!

May God bless you and Harper this week!

Mama Notes said...

Come back soon, I miss your blogging!! :)

Funky Kim said...

Wasn't that just the most joyous post from the Bevins?

Thanks for the Harper fix! See you soon!

AKat said...

Thank you for those links! And enjoy your break!

Shannon said...

I hope you are enjoying your break and your "free of blogging" time with Harper. We in SC are going through Harper and Kelly withdraws. Ha! See you soon!!!

~Holly~ said...

I'm going to check these blogs out now! Enjoy your time away with Harper! She's a cutie!! :D

kate said...

i talked about you today as if we have known one another for years! it made me smile...and I just had to say thank you for being such a special light in my life!
hugs pretty lady! k

Lynn said...

Know that the Lord is always with you whatever happens! Praying!
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
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Michele Helms said...

I am so happy to pray for this family! Enjoy your break!

mccoy5 said...

So great to see a new picture of Harper!!! :]] Hope you are enjoying your break. And praise to God for Stellan going home! And continuing to pray for all the others! Enjoy your continued break.

Kelly Taylor said...

I'm so happy for the Bevins family and their sweet new addition. He looks so sweet in all the pics she's posted.
Kaleigh's situation just breaks my heart. I can't imagine what they're going through and all the emotions they're feeling. I'm praying that our God of miracles will provide healing, as He sees fit, for this sweet baby girl and her family.
So excited for Stellan and Mckmama to be going home today. I can't wait to see some precious pics of their homecoming and re-uniting with the other small children.
Great picture of Harper with her aunt and uncle!

Luv a Bargain! said...

Thank you for the updates. I am so happy for the Bevins family. I have followed their long journey. I will be praying for the Kayleigh and her family.

Yeah!!! Stellan went home!!!

Stephanie said...

Kelly, please pray for The Hamrick Family. Brian Hamrick, age 32, passed away Friday night. He was pastor of First Baptist Church, Clewiston, Florida. He was married to Katherine and had two boys, Nathan, age 4 and Luke, age 1. He had been sick but was recovering, the death was sudden. I went to college with Brian. He was a wonderful guy and will be missed.

Nykki said...

Just want you to know that we miss you and are praying for you! I hope you are getting plenty of rest!

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Sweet post-thanks for updating. I have a son named Cash, too!!

Tina said...

Kelly:

What a kind person you are....always thinking of others. Thank you so much for the shout out for Kayleigh...I have been asking for prayers and help for her family for weeks now. You are the greatest and Harper is so lucky to have you for a role model. Also I am so happy to hear about the Bevins Family and I'm sure little Cash will be greatly loved! Enjoy your break and your beautiful baby girl!!!!!!

Julia said...

Hayden had a dream last night that we met you and Harper and he thought "well, we better get a picture because isn't that what those blog girls do when they meet each other" but he couldn't find the camera! haha

Laura said...

Harper is SMILING!! I love it! Miss you!

Jen said...

Thanks for the updates.

I hope you are enjoying your break,but I really do miss hearing about you and Harper. Hope all is well and we will be seeing you both soon.

Have a great day!

Allisyn said...

Even though I knew that you were going to take a break, I still checked your blog. Also I made another one of your dishes and I hope that you do not mind I posted it on my blog but gave you all the credit. Enjoy this time away from the blog world, but I do miss reading your blog.

The Jones Clan said...

Thanks for sharing on your time off. And thanks for the picture of Harper. She is such a cutie.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Yipee! I know you are on break but I just had to give it and try and to my suprise you are here! So good to hear from you...hehe. You have us so spoiled..smile. Praise God Stellan is on his way home. Just wanted to say Hi and I miss you and Miss Harper. Hope you are enjoying your break~ Susie

Claire said...

Great to hear from you, honey! Enjoy the rest of your break!

Cxx

Donna said...

Hi Kelly, Just stopped by on the chance you might give us a Harper fix! What a cute pic! So glad Stellan is going home. I can't imagine how Jennifer dealt with all of this, one baby in the hospital and three kids thousands of miles away. I know she is glad to be home. Enjoy your blogcation.
Keeping you in my heart in GA.
Donna

GavinsMom said...

We miss you Kelly! Give that Harper a big hug for us!!

tahnie said...

excited for the kayleigh fundraiser. my heart is breaking for that family. i am also working on an etsy fundraiser for an extremely rare disease, Cystinosis. only about 500 in the U.S. are affected, it is incredibly rare and doesn't receive any government funding, so every fundraiser is incredibly important!

http://etsyforcystinosis.blogspot.com/

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Kelly,
My sister has a miracle baby conceived through four years of fertility treatments. Noah is 1 1/2 now. They just found out they are expecting baby number two in October! No treatments this time! Woohoo! Miracle baby number two. We are all still so surprised and feeling so beyond blessed.

I hope you are enjoying your break. Can't wait to see the updates.
Have a wonderful evening.
~Melissa :)