Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's me.....finally.

A photo for Rebecca Butcher!
And, as promised, for Danielle Holtzman! "The" bow! This is the first time that she has ever had it on because we were saving it for this special day!
Yes, I was holding the princess and smiling!!! Well, needless to say, I am still shaking,crying,and smiling all at the same time.......and a killer headache to boot. But........who cares about a headache!!!!!!!!!! LINDSAY IS GETTING HER HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has just been crazy the last few hours and when I say that, I mean a GREAT crazy! JR got the phone call today from Dr. G and then of course called me afterwards. I was at work getting my toes done!!! I cried like a baby and started making phone calls to try and quickly make plans. I had only been in town about 45 minutes! A little while later, I spoke with Dr. G and he is the match is just perfect! That's right, he said perfect!!!!!!!! There should be no concerns about antibodies at all!!! (I'm knocking on wood as I type that!) GOD IS SO GOOD!! Ethan, you are an incredible little boy and I just know you had a hand in this!!!!!!
Lindsay's surgeon, Dr. Devaney, is on vacation so Dr. Ohye will be doing the transplant. He does most of them here at U of M and he did Tommy's yesterday too! I will be posting as we get updates through the wee hours of the morning and looks like, if things go as planned, Lindsay will be up in the ICU around 7am. So, hold on to your seats. It's going to be a LONG night!!!!
Please pray for the the donor family tonight. They have given us the greatest gift ever!
PRAY PRAY PRAY
Love a very grateful mommy and daddy,
Suzie and JR

44 comments:

Lisa said...

YEAH YEA YEAH!!! Praise God!!! I am praying for beautiful Lindsey!!! So precious and sweet! We love you all!

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

I have been praying since I read the news! I posted the princess' picture on my blog and asked for others to pray for her too! I can't imagine you all sitting there as I am on pins and needles here and I don't even "know" sweet Lindsay...

Anonymous said...

love you guys!!! we are praying here at the Yoder house!!!

ashley sharon and denny

jessica jenkins said...

us too........love ya

Jess, Bear and Kendall

aimee gillespie said...

Praying, Praying, Praying. The rest of us will be wide awake along with you :-)

Patti VanHuizen said...

Praying so hard for you guys right now! Definitely keep us all posted!

ShannonLeideker said...

WOW, what an amazing couple of days at Mott! I have been checking your blog every hour for updates! Madison is getting upset that I'm not paying attention to her!!!
I have been following your blog for a while and I met you and Lindsay in Mod. Care in Nov. You have been in my heart ever since!
That was so sweet that Tommy wanted to see Lindsay before his transplant. Now they can be roomies in the ICU!!!
God bless you throughout the night. I am praying hard for your princess!

Maggie Geiger said...

When I put Alli to bed tonight we said our prayers & she said to me, what a perfect birthday present for Baby Lindsay. What a smart little girl! You are in our thoughts and prayers here in Kzoo! The phone lines and Facebook are burning up!

All our love,
THe Geigers

Alyson said...

YAY.....I am overjoyed to hear the great news!!!!!!!

I'm praying hard for little Lindsey!!!!!

God bless,

Alyson

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see that Lindsay is getting her new heart! As always, my thoughts and prayers will be with you family.

ShannonLeideker said...

I was right there in the same room listening when Lindsay got listed in November. I am so happy to be right here (in shelby twp., mi on my laptop) when Lindsay finally gets her new heart!

Stephanie said...

Praying for Lindsay and all of you tonight!!!!! Praying Praying Praying!

What a glorious gift...can't wait to see her beautiful smile with a full healthy beating heart :)

Hugs and Love to your entire family!

Lauren said...

We are praying hard for you tonight. And thinking of you. . Go Lindsay Go!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are not going to be able to sleep tonight. What great news! You were right Suzie- I guess things do happen in threes. We love you and will be praying all night long.
Hugs
Howard and Ann

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Oh Suzie... I can hardly see to type because of the tears in my eyes! Thank you for posting that picture of Lindsay... it literally made my heart smile (and my eyes cry)! I can't believe that she is wearing it!!!! But, oh so thrilled to see it atop her sweet head! I have been praying nonstop ever since I heard the news and will not stop!

Relax and know that you are being lifted up in so many prayers tonight. I wish I could wrap my arms around you and rejoice with you because it's finally here... HER turn, HER Miracle Day!

So much love and even more prayers...

Danielle

Trisha Visel said...

So excited for all of you!!! The prayers are pouring your way. Can't wait to check back in in the morning!!! God Bless you Princess!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to read your post and not burst out into tears of joy for Lindsay. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, and to the donor family.

Love,

The Martin Family

Uncle Dan said...

Praying like crazy!!!

Love, Uncle Dan

Stephanie Winter said...

The pictures are beautiful! Go Lindsay Go!! God bless you guys tonight! Call if you need to talk, my phone is on! Take some excedrin... the caffeine in it will help your head ache and help you stay awake! love you! glad your toes look good for the big day!
love,
steph
P.S. Garrett said tonight "maybe Lindsay can walk with us to school this fall!" YEAH!!!!!!!!

Suzan said...

God is goood indeed!!! I can't believe this day is here! Praying, praying, praying for you guys and the donor family. So wish we could be there with you tonight!! We love you!!

Suzan, Ken & Zach

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

I was just admiring that sweet face again and I happened to notice a special little angel's face in the background... as I told Rebecca, that special little angel baby is sitting at the foot of Jesus tonight and making sure that Linday is well taken care of!

Anonymous said...

Amanda told me of the news I could not stop shaking and crying for joy!!! I grew to love you guys I pray that everyhitng oes well and I will be looking forward to the updates. Much love Esperanza

Ps. Fight princess and be strong:)

Mari said...

Sooooooo thrilled for you as I have read along on your blog. Amazing!!! Amazing when someone is in their deepest sorrow they willingly are giving life from their precious child for your sweet princess. My humblest prayers of gratitude and comfort go to them and all their loved ones and my deepest prayers for a smooth, safe transfer of organs and healing for Lindsay are being said for all of you. The new photos, especially the one of Lindsay in the basket, are perfect!!! May she quickly heal and see Tommy!!! God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

I came across your blogspot while I was reading an update on Tommy. WOW!! Your daughter is absolutely soo beautiful. I am so thrilled that she will be getting her new heart. I used several kleenex reading everything, listening to the music and look at Lindsays beautiful pictures. GOD IS GOOD!!
Ethan has sure been busy, hasn't he. I mean first Tommy..and now Lindsay!

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Theresa Buck

Anonymous said...

Were so happy were crying like babies.Everone at work is praying for the princess. They love her too. We will be praying all night for all of you! We love you princess. Aunt Retta and friend Mary and all of us at Kazoo

Evie's Story said...

Suzie and JR,
Its going to be a sleepless night for many! Praying peace for your hearts as you wait and pray. Just sent a little package in the mail this morning, saying a prayer as I mailed it...,ever dreaming today would be THE day! SOOO excited. All our love!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures!!! I cannot believe what a miracle day/night this is, how amazing!!!
Sending love and prayers . . .
Big hugs from the Snyder family

The Austin Family said...

I will be praying for Lindsay all night... I can't wait to hear updates and I'm so happy for you and your family!

The Butcher Family said...

Praying for MIRACLES right now...and PRAISING GOD for the precious gift of life for Lindsay!
I love her in the Butterfly wings...you know I just had to get them when I saw them and I could think of no one better than your babydoll! Oh, and the heart bow!!! I just love it! I knew that the perfect time would come...your patience will be rewarded, sweet friend!

Praying...and believing in the One Who can!!!

Love you~ Rebecca

Anonymous said...

We are friends of the Schomaker family and we continue to praise God for all that He has provided for Tommy and now that a heart has been made available for Lindsay. We want you to know we will be praying for you little girl...she is a cutie pie. May God guide Dr. Ohye and his entire team as they perform the transplant. If there is anyone that will relate to your emotions, it will be Colleen and knowing her, I'm sure she's being a wonderful support and ministering to you as needed.

Sending lots of prayers,

Our Family said...

HOORAY! I just posted a link to your page on Luke's site. I was crying when I read your post, Suzie. We will keep your beautiful girl in our prayers throughout the night and we look forward to reading about how well the surgery went tomorrow morning. All of the heart angels will be joining in prayer tonight for their heart sister. We will ask Luke to ask God to take care of his little friend. God bless you guys!!!!

Bernie

Anonymous said...

Hi! You do not know me. I got your blog site from another heart mom. I have a 3 year old with HLHS. I just want you to know that our family will be praying for you and for the donor family. I cannot imagine what you might be feeling right now. God is so awesome and prayer is so powerful!

God Bless - Tawnya Strauser
carepage: kellenstrauser

Steve said...

I'm watching the clock, thinking what must be going on up there right now. I remember all those emotions when we left Zachary with the surgical team...ugh, gratefulness and anxiety all in one.

Alex was so excited for Lindsay tonight, and all the boys were asking questions about why she needed a heart, where she's getting her new one, and so on. They all mentioned her especially in their prayers tonight, and I look forward to sharing even more good news in the morning!

Steve and I celebrate our ten year anniversary tomorrow... we will be celebrating Lindsay's new heart as well!

Keep us updated as often as you can... we're on pins and needles here! I'll be checking back throughout the night...

Michelle

Anonymous said...

As I write this, Lindsay should be in surgery.....how awesome is that! You guys have been waiting for this for so long--may God's blessings be all around Lindsay and the staff working on her! Hugs and prayers to everyone.

Sam, Clint and family

Elaine said...

SPEECHLESS...yes, ME!!! After reading all these beautiful posts and thinking about all the love and prayers surrounding you, I just feel overwhelmed by the precious FAMILY that all of us who love Lindsay and you have created. It's a family of heart moms, of old and dear friends, of perfect strangers across the country, of new friends...all knit together by our sweet Lindsay. I guess I just needed to voice how special I think that is. And when we post on the babies' blogs, we all feel like we know all of you and we KNOW we love all of you.

So on this most blessed of nights: thank-you for all the love and prayers and the richness these relationships have added to all our lives.

And Steph...if I had read "party at my house" earlier, I'd have shown up on your doorstep! It's no fun reading these alone!

And Suzie...keep posting...there's not a lot of sleeping going on in Lindsay's Kingdom!

Praying, praying, praying.

To the donor family: you may never know what your sacrifice has meant to this family...but please know you are now part of our family...God Bless You.

Love, Elaine

The Simmons Family said...

I am SO very happy for you! PRAYING HARD for you all!! :)

Andrea

Anonymous said...

Prayers being sent up from Kentucky tonight! Waiting on an update!
Brandie

Doug Dobson said...

JR and Suzi,

Are thoughts and prayers are with your family. God is good. We can't wait to hear how everything went. God Bless! Doug and Meghan Dobson

Melissa said...

God is good and I will be praying all night to him. What a cutie!!(like always)

Patti VanHuizen said...

Elaine, I couldn't have said it better!

Talia said...

I have been a lurker, reading Linday's story for months. I will be praying for your sweet girl tonight.

Anonymous said...

Did you get your hug from me, to you, from Colleen?! When Colleen called me this evening to tell me the news, I was overcome with thinking about the miracles taking place at that hospital! My tears have been frequent the past 2 weeks but I must say the past 2days, they have been different tears. I am praying non-stop for your precious little girl. I have requested more prayers on Ethans carepage and have alerted all of our prayers warriors. I DO KNOW Lindsay has a special angel watching over her!
God Bless Lindsay and her new & perfect heart!
Sandy

Lori McDermott said...

Hi Suzie,J.R and Lindsays big eyes!!I am so overjoyed with the news!!My prayers go to the grieving family,but ,once they know,if they do,who holds the new heart and see those BIG beautiful eyes,they will be rest assured.Sofi recieved her new heart ,hallejiauh!i will be there in prayer and give her a huge kiss on those dumpling cheeks for Lindsay and God bless!.Lori ,Kristyns Mum,Sofis grama.I'm the one who gave lindsay the outfit when i came to visit(just in case you don't remember).Lori xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Amy said...

Suzie and JR, I am so excited for Lindsay! Best birthday present ever! I can't believe it - 2 miracle hearts in 1 week! I will be praying for her safe recovery. I need to go find some tissues now!

Amy RN, 5E