Thursday, June 4, 2009

You thought you needed your tissues for the pictures... wait till you hear this!!!!

TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!!
This is Stephanie posting for Suzie and I am shaking while I type, but Suzie just called me... and today is the day. They have a heart for Lindsay and the doctor said they don't think it could be more of a perfect match. Of course Suzie was in Kalamazoo when they called, so JR is on his way home from work and they are getting ready and then on their way back to A2 (police escort please!!).
Please pray today for the doctors and for Lindsay as she prepares for surgery, please pray for Suzie and JR as they wait patiently for the day to go as God has planned... here is the prayer that Bob and I pray every day before his surgeries, if you are speechless like I am right now, here's a prayer to say the rest of the day:
Dear Lord,
Please be with the Doctors today as they preform their surgery on Lindsay, Keep their minds sharp and their hands steady as they do your will. Please be with Lindsay and her family and reassure them that they are well taken care of and in good hands. Please be with the anesthesiologists and the OR staff... keep them ready to assist in whatever the Doctors might need. Please be with the nurses taking care of Lindsay before and after the surgery, may they be alert to any problems that might arise so that she may recover safely and swiftly and return home (to us!!) soon! Thank you Lord for this family and for all that you do for all of us. We ask these things in Jesus' name.
AMEN!

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I have prayed for this day ever since I came upon sweet Lindsay's blog. What a doll she is and I pray that this surgery and recovery will go smoothly.
xoxo

Keri Leonard & family said...

What an amazing early birthday present...everyone is in our thoughts and prayers!

Jessica said...

Thank you, God! We will most certainly be praying for Lindsay and mommy and daddy and brothers and everyone! What wonderful news. :)

Stephanie Winter said...

Surgery is supposed to be at 8pm...

Millie said...

I've been following but have never posted a comment. My son has HLHS too. He is almost five (next week) and is post Fontan.
Praise God Lindsay is getting a heart! I'll be praying!!
Millie and Colin-HLHS

Tiffany Lockette said...

How amazing and wonderful. When is the surgery scheduled for?

To Lindsay: You amazing, beautiful gift from God, you go into surgery a half and come out a whole. You never quit fighting. You've got "Team Lindsay" praying with all their hearts for you to stay strong during and after surgery. I can't wait to read the blogs about you growing older and your little healthy heart. I am praying for you. BELIEVE

Tiffany Lockette said...

Please keep us posted.

Lauren said...

What a great early birthday present!!! You were so right Suzie things do happen in three's!!! I am crying happy tears!!! We are praying so hard!!!

Anonymous said...

When I looked at the picture on her blog, it looked as if she was watching out the window, just waiting for it!

What wonderful news--for those of you driving over now, please be careful!

Love, Aunt Debbie (your San Diego stalker!)

The Butcher Family said...

BELIEVING IN MIRACLES!!!

Rachel Dominguez said...

One more thing....I hope you dont mind, but I borrowed a picture of Lindsay from your blog to put on my blog post just now to ask my faithful readers to PRAY PRAY PRAY for your darling girl.

I sure hope that was ok. I added your blog address and asked them to come over and leave you with some words, whatever they feel.

God Bless You All!!!!

Rachel Dominguez said...

I dont know why my first comment didnt show up! But I am praying with all that I am right now! I am so excited and nervous right now, but one thing is for sure....WE HAVE ONE GREAT GOD!!!! He will take care of Lindsay!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe today is the day - I read your blog every day hoping before I click it open that today will be THE day! Praise God! I will pray for Lindsay and her recovery and your family. What a birthday present! I will also be praying for her heart donor as well. What a precious gift.

Please keep us posted!
Karen
cincymomof4

Todd Leonard said...

God Bless your family,we are thinking of all of you. Thoughts and prayers are with you all1!!!

Kali said...

Yeah Lindsay!! I am praying with happy tears running down my face!!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Oh I have chills and tears of excitement!!!! I am so happy for you all and Princess Lindsay...a perfect birthday present!
My prayers are with you all!!!!!!
Amanda- SC

Anonymous said...

Wow, what great news. We have been checking the blog daily just waiting for this post!! Good things come to those who wait! We will keep her in our prayers tonight, as always and say an extra prayer for her surgeons as they perform this miracle. Please keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!!! And please add a prayer for the completely unselfish family that helped make this possible as well. Their baby will forever be remembered through Lindsay.

Hang in there kiddo!!

Love you and see you this weekend--
Lisa--your night shift buddy!

Stephanie Winter said...

Please be sure to pray for the donor family also. Thank you Lord that even in their time of grief, they were gracious enough to donate their loved ones organs.

Clint, Brielle, and Molly J. said...

I have been following Lindsay's sweet blog for some time now and was immediately drawn to her sweet face and spirit. Good luck sweet little girl, we are praying for you.

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

My own heart just stopped! To my knees in prayer for everything to go PERFECTLY! I guess good things do happen in threes :) What a special birthday gift for the Princess! It's finally your turn, sweet girl... YOUR miracle day is here! Lots of love and prayers!!! Love, Danielle

Amanda Groulx said...

What a day! We have all of our fingers and toes crossed. Bless her little heart and thank God for such a generous donor family. Please let us know how it goes.

We love you!
Amanda, Ryan, Sonora, Maizy, and Owen

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you guys, take care of that beautiful little girl!

Love,

The Martin Family

The Simmons Family said...

GREAT THINGS DO COME IN THREES!!! Oh my are we praying hard for sweet Lindsay and her new heart!! WOW! I'll be watching (paitently) for updates...

Andrea

Travis, Kristen and kids said...

woohoo princess Lindsay! You are in our prayers throughout this delicate time - stay strong baby girl and make that heart beat.

Love, the Davidson's

GarretJulie said...

We are praying for you all. How exciting!
With much love,
Julie Houston
(Laura Groen's sister)

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for Lindsay, her family, the donor's family, and all of the doctor's and nurses.

Sarah

Nathan Decker's mom

Patti VanHuizen said...

Yippee!! Oh Lindsay you have a special place in my heart. You are such a strong little girl, I just know everything will be perfect. Next time, pics at my place :)

Hugs to all of you!!!

Patti

Elaine said...

Thank you dear Lord, for this answer to our prayers. I am late to this posting party as I was on the phone with Grandma Linda and then our newspaper. But I just wanted to suggest, after reading Steph's beautiful prayer, that maybe we can all pray that prayer over and over tonight...I like the feeling that God will be hearing the same thing from all of us all night long! Thank-you Steph...

Love, Elaine

Twice Blessed said...

I have tears of joy in my eyes! Suzi was right, it happens in 3's! I will be praying for all people involved! Happy Birthday Lindsay!!! God is awesome!!

Laura Groen said...

We will be praying for her and the team that is with her. We are so excited for you guys and we will be checking the blog lots tonight. Your little girl has become special to our family since losing our Lindsay. Go Lindsay go!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and over the last few days lindsay has really been on my mind. What a wonderful chance for this precious little girl. Prayers for all to go well for Lindsay, her dear family and all the medicos
the song "amazing" on this blog is fantastic and so appropiate.

jo in Australia.

Steve said...

What an unbelievably beautiful birthday gift! I can't think straight, I'm so excited! Thank you so much for calling with the good, good news! I think by now that half of Wichita knows and we're all praying for Lindsay and sending up prayers of thanksgiving! Give her a big kiss and hug for me, and know we will be thinking of you and praying for the Princess tonight, as always! We will be on pins and needles here, so PLEASE have someone update! Can't wait to see you.

Love,

Michelle

Anonymous said...

I am thinking and praying for you guys. Hang in there, it will be some time until they are done. My prayers and thoughts will be with you all.

Love Ute

ShannonLeideker said...

I KNEW SHE WOULD BE #3!!! GO LINDSAY GO!!! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Anonymous said...

So thankful to hear...what an amazing few days it has been for so many! We will be praying!

~Stephanie and Braeden(HLHS)

gayle zientek said...

I know your anxiety...we had a nephew born 19 years ago with the same defect. Jarrod endured many heart operations and long stays at Motts hospital. He was never considered for a transplant due to other anomalies. It's an emotional road...you are in my thoughts and prayers today. May your baby girl Lindsay experience new life with her new heart!

Anonymous said...

This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!.....May His grace and peace comfort the donor family.

jessica jenkins said...

So, pretty amazing that we got to share the moment with you Suzie. You getting the call when you were with us, was amazing!!! Praying, Praying, Praying. We love you all and can't wait for updates!

Take care!
Jessica and the girls at UT&T

Aunt B said...

Praying for your family today...God is Good all the time all the time God is Good.

Heather and Zac said...

You don't know me, but I've been praying for your sweet little Lindsay since I happened upon your blog weeks ago. Her smile melts my heart. Our prayers are with you today especially! Happy Birthday!
-Heather

Megan said...

I'm so excited for your family and Linday!!! Praying for a fast recovery! She is so cute!

Trisha said...

I am beyond thrilled!!!!! Yessss. I will be checking back all night for the updates. You go sweet girl!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying all goes well with Lindsay's surgery! Praying for all of you!

Warren and Phyllis Groen
(Lindsay Bear's grandparents)

aimee gillespie said...

Steph (& Linda), thanks so much for the calls. I have been stunned ever since! Thank you God for this wonderful family who chose to donate life to our princess. Please Lord, keep the doctors' minds sharp and their hands steady as they do your will. We'll continue to pray and check for updates!

Aimee & Family

The Butcher Family said...

PRAYING NOW!!!

Lacy's Family said...

I need a new heart...mine stopped when I saw the post title! I am so excited for Lindsay and her family and am praying for the best.

Kandi Butcher said...

I have not posted on Lindsay's site before. I am Brittney's gramma. They have kept me up to date on Lindsay and I am so happy for all of you. Stay strong and BELIEVE. Miracles do happen<3. I am praying for your family and the donor family. Kandi Butcher

jeandavee said...

Praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!!!
Prayers headed to the Dean family. May everything go well with the surgery so Lindsay can recover quickly and fully. How awesome it will be for her to get to play with her brothers at home. Will be checking the site for updates.
A huge thank you to the donor family for helping another family. Thoughts and prayers go to them at this difficult time. I am sure it was not an easy thing for them to do.
Happy Birthday Lindsay!!!!!!!

Mindee said...

I am so happy for you all! I will be praying for Lindsay, her family, the medical team....and especially the donor's family for their selfless act in the midst of their own tragedy. GO Lindsay GO!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying all goes well for your sweet baby girl!!! Praying her new heart is the PERFECT MATCH!!! YOU GO LINDSAY GIRL!!!! You've got many angel friends and earthly ones praying this heart will help you live a long healthy life.

Mimi said...

oh YAY!!!! What great news! We will be praying all day for you sweet Lindsay! You can do this! You have one job...love that angel heart.

Suzie... can you believe it finally happened??? My heart is racing! I can't wait for an update!!! What a great birthday gift for her.

Praying praying praying for you family and for Linday's Angel's family.

Anonymous said...

Bless your family and little Lindsay. Our hearts and prayers are with you...what a lovely birthday gift from God and may the donor family be blessed every day forever for making this moment possible... Go Lindsay...she saw the light in the window (just like her incredible picture)...there IS such a thing as a perfect heart... her light from within will shine even brighter with her new heart.. LOVE TO ALL OF YOU, Owen's g-ma Vicki

Brett042174 said...

Oh my gosh!!!! This is soooooo exciting. I just called Brittney, who is in Mackinac on her 5th grade field trip. She shouted out with joy! We have been praying for you! I will not be able to sleep tonight. I am so excited for you! Stay strong and believe!
The Butchers

Anonymous said...

Suzie, I have been following your blog from day one but have never left a comment. My sister (Aimee) called me as soon as she got the call. I am so happy for you and your family that your prayers (and ours) have finaly been answered. We will continue to pray!
Sarah Holderbaum (Pierce)

Anonymous said...

This news just took my breath away. I pray every day for beautiful little Lindsay and your family. What a wonderful day. God is good and his love is strong.
Barb Sallee

Tina said...

Dear Suzie, Jr and Lindsay,

Give Lindsay kisses and hugs for us, we are praying!!! Thank you donor family for a generous gift. You go Lindsay, you can do this.

Love ya all!!

Steve and Tina

Jill Teats said...

Lifting Lindsay and her family up in prayer, that she will be protected and the medical staff guided by our Heavenly Father...

Jill Teats...fellow heart mom
carepage: MikeJillEmerson