Monday, February 23, 2009

Prayer Request

Please put heart baby Gracie Gledhill(linked to Lindsay's blog) in your prayers for the next days to come. Gracie received her angel heart after only being listed on the heart transplant list for 3 days!! She has her new heart but it is not working like it should. She came out of the transplant surgery and is on ECMO. Because they think that Gracie got a bad heart, they have re-listed her to get another. We all know how long this can take so pray that a miracle happens and that another angel heart becomes available soon. Please also pray for the family that lost their beautiful baby but selflessly gave a chance at life to another precious being. Oh, how I agonize and dream, all at the same time, over how we will feel the day that we get the news that our princess is getting her new heart. I know that sounds weird. It should be how joyous that day will be! And it will, but I won't be able to keep from my mind that another family is experiencing the loss of a child. A new heart for the Lindsay will be a dream come true, but with that comes so many other emotions that are indescribable and that is what the Gledhill's are experiencing right now, I'm sure. Please lift them in prayer.
Thank you so much,
Suzie

6 comments:

Evie's Story said...

Suzie
We've been following precious gracie and YOU come to mind with every update I read. Even as we pray for them, I'm asking the Lord to give YOU much assurance, peace and comfort as you anticipate...and a very healthy strong new heart for Gracie AND Lindsay.
Love you all so!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Praying for Gracie - and Princess Lindsay...

The Simmons Family said...

My heart aches for the Gledhill Family! It also puts a little more reality into the whole transplant situation. It's scary!

How's Lindsay?!

Stephanie Winter said...

Praying for you today! Stay strong Suzie!! Give Lindsay kisses from us. I logged on and Mags said "baby?" love you guys!
steph and crew

Elaine said...

Oh, Suzie...we will pray for the Gledhills as well as you...all the feelings this brings forth for you. I was just talking to your mom about how surreal the idea is of actually getting "THE call"...there is so much waiting and praying that it is hard to imagine it actually happening. Then to experience what the Gledhills are...waiting again...it just seems overwhelming. So we will keep all of you in our hearts today and lift you all up in prayer.

"Please dear God...watch over these precious fragile babies we love so much."

We love you so much, Elaine

Danielle Holtzman said...

Oh my goodness... my heart is breaking for this family. Rest assured, we have been lifting baby Gracie up in our prayers today.

I cannot even begin to imagine the fear, worry, anxiety, frustration, and agony that must be a part of your daily life. I have to confess that my own baby girl had her first ever fever today and that little "nothing" had me in a worry-fit! Even though I was worried about her, I couldn't help but think of YOU, of Lindsay, and of this sweet little Gracie and her parents. I almost felt silly, and a bit guilty, for worring over something so meaningless. I certainly don't have any words to offer to ease your burdens. All I can offer is my continued and heartfelt prayers...
for you, for your Lindsay, and for your heart friends in need.

Your faith and endurance is inspiring. I shudder to think of how I might react under your circumstances!

If you are interested, my 4 year old offered a spontaneous prayer for Little Lindsay today. I was so touched by his faith that I wrote about it in my own blog (www.theholtzmans.blogspot.com - a blog that I started, in large part, because of the inspiration that I have received through reading about Lindsay and her friends!). And then I asked him to pray again so that I could capture it and remember his "child like faith" forever!

Praying for you and your miracle daily,
Danielle Holtzman