Sunday, October 26, 2008

PARENTING AND NURSES ALL IN A DAYS WORK


Melanie, Austan and Witt spent a lot of time together today. The nurses were really good today as well. Both were back after a number of days off and I think really enjoyed getting to meet the "entire" family. Nurses on this floor are dealing with some really hard cases and probably some very demanding parents and family members. They try not to interrupt good family time, but they are always available to help answer questions and take care of Witt. We noticed Melanie is already very good at taking care of the needs of Witt, but ready to ask for help from the nurses. The nurses remember that the mother and father are so needing and wanting to be involved as much as they can. We praise God today for the great parents Melanie and Austan are and the wonderful little boy that has captivated this family so quickly. We also thank God for nurses who love what they do and work so hard to make our lives easier during this time. Austan and Melanie both thank you so much for your love and prayers. We (Austan and Mel's parents) are trying to "parent" them as well. Helping them to not forget to eat and sleep in between visits with Witt. The strength to overcome the physical tiredness and emotional strain is from God. He has provided so much to our family thus far, and the journey has just begun. Thank you for your prayers and comments. They mean so much to us all.
Love,
The McCords and Luphers

8 comments:

Annette said...

Seize every minute with your darling Witt. You are all on my refrigerator.

Raley Family Blog said...

Just wanted to let you know we love you guys.
Alicia

Jenn said...

We love you all and are in constant prayer for precious little Witt and family. I wish I could be there to hug you.
Love you all
Jenn & Joseph

Gayle said...
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Gayle said...

Oh how we wish we were there with you! We love you all so much. Witt is so precious. Even your pictures show our Heavenly Father at work as we see the love flowing from you to your beautiful son. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! May God fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him today and always. We know HE is in control and will carry you every step of the way on this journey. We love you!
Bob and Gayle

Lynn & Sherri said...

Mel, Austan, Witt, & Gang,
Good Morning. The computer is my first stop this new day to get to see and hear about you. Y'all are in our hearts constantly. We love getting to see the pictures of baby Witt. He is soooo precious! I was asking God to give me a verse to pray over you and I was lead to Psalm 27:13-14. "I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord: be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." I can see a the goodness of the Lord when I look at your blog. Annalee told me that this is even a verse in his bed. We love you! We are praying for you without ceasing.
Sherri (Lynn & Sara Kate)

Leah J. said...

Good morning, precious friends. Thank you all so much for sharing the wonderful pictures of Witt and allowing all of us to hear his story. What a beautiful baby! I can't even begin to count the times each day when Witt, Mel, Austan and the rest of you are put on my heart. Each time, I ask that He cover you all in peace and calm during this time. Thinking of and praying for you constantly!

Katelyn said...

I found your blog through Annalee's. I'm praying for you fervently.