Monday, October 27, 2008



L- adelaide at 10 days old

R- witt at 4 days old

can you see the family resemblance? i know i can!

it is so interesting to me what a difference perspective makes. when i saw adelaide fall asleep like this back in january i wondered how she could possibly sleep on her changing pad in such an uncomfortable position. now it is 9 months later. yesterday i was in witt's room watching him squirm and squirm until he finally positioned himself like this. it suddenly looked like the most comfortable way i'd ever seen a sweet newborn sleep. i loved watching him peacefully snooze in his crib.

right now i don't know what words to pray but i am thankful to know that is okay. my prayers don't have to be perfectly phrased or all-knowing. that is not my role anyway. the important part is to pray without ceasing and always remember that God is listening.


in the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. we do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. -romans 8:26


Cassie said...

I love the pictures of those sweet cousins! Thank you for your post, Annalee!

Lisha said...

I keep checking the blog to see if I am missing anything up at the hospital while I painfully sit here at my desk. I want nothing more than to be at the hospital right now. Just knowing that Witt is on the other side of the NICU doors is so comforting while sitting in the waiting room. My dear sweet grandmother made up a song that she used to sing every time I saw her, "I am happy, healthy, fit, and energetic, loving caring, and filled with the spirit." Witt might not be 100% healthy and fit but I keep thinking that the little man is happy, energetic, loving, caring and filled with the spirit." I know he is. I know it by the way he squirms when Austan touches his chest becasue it tickles and how content he is when Mel is gently touching his little foot. This little guy is blessed and we have been so blessed to have him in our lives for 5 glory filled days. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Aunt Lisha

Biker Chick said...

In reading all of these prayers and comments I came across the one I keep on my desk:
O God:
Give me strength to live another day;
Let me not turn coward before its difficulties or prove recreatnt to its duties;
Let me no lose faith in other people;
Help me to keep my heart clean, and to live so honestly and fearlessly that no outward failure can dishearten me or take away the joy of conscious integrity;
Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things;
Grant me this day some new vision of the truth;
Inspire me with the spirit of joy and gladness;
And make me the cup of strength to suffering souls;
In the name of the strong Deliverer, Our only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

These posts and comments are so strong!

David said...

I love the verse you chose for this. Praying for Witt and for your family. God bless you all.

melissa said...

praying for ya'll and praising God for the work He is doing in all the hearts that have been touched by Witt. keep posting. it's touching to see God's hand on your family...i'm praying for His power and His glory to reign in Witt's life. baby Witt is already allowing us to see that! i believe that Our Lord is mighty and can do mighty things...praying for MIGHTY things!

Kelli said...

Those pictures of the cousins look absolutely adorable side by side!! What a precious memory!