Sunday, November 2, 2008


Witt was fed for the 3rd time today at 9pm! They are still watching for proper digestion but most of all we are praising God that he was able to eat 3 times in one day. Wow!
Austan and Mel are currently driving home to spend the first night in their own bed since Witt's arrival (they have been staying in a hotel next to the hospital). Please pray for them as they adjust to being a little farther away from Witt during the night and that he all 3 sleep well tonight.


amy <>< said...

YEA for 3 feeds in a day!!! Praying that Witt tolerates it and is able to continue to increase it.

Our twins (born Sept. 4) were in the NICU- one for 5 weeks, the other for 8 weeks and it was so hard for us to leave them there. Praying for Mel and Austan as they're a bit farther away- understanding those feelings. We always said that Reese and Riley had the best babysitters in town though! God is good- he is our comforter, our provider, and our healer. He is faithful!

Anonymous said...

This was my quiet time reading for today. I couldn't help but think about the Lupher/Mccord and extended familes being God's "advertisement". How many thousands of people have read God's "catalog" during the past 10 days? I am blessed to call these people my friends.

"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." —John 13:35

Tis the season to receive catalogs in the mail. Every trip to the mailbox ends with an armload of slick holiday catalogs. Each one claims to offer me something I need—immediately. “Don’t wait!” “Limited offer!” “Order now!”

The lure works. I open the pages to discover what I didn’t know I needed. Sure enough, I see things that suddenly seem essential, even though a few minutes earlier I didn’t know they existed. Manufacturers use catalog illustrations to create desire for their products.

In a way, Christians are God’s catalogs. We are His illustration to the world of what He has to offer. His work in our lives makes us a picture of qualities that people may not know they need or want until they see them at work in us.

Jesus prayed that His followers would be unified so the world would know that God sent Him and loved them as God loved Him (John 17:23). When Christ is alive in us, we become examples of God’s love. We can’t manufacture love. God is the manufacturer, and we are His workmanship.

As you browse holiday catalogs, consider what the “catalog” of your life says about God. Do people see qualities in you that make them long for God? —Julie Ackerman Link

What does the world see in us
That they can’t live without?
Do they see winsome qualities
And love that reaches out? —Sper

As a Christian, you are “God’s advertisement.” Do people want what they see in you?

Continuing in prayer for you all, especially Witt and his ability to digest the milk and be nourished enough to get to come home soon!!!

Biker Chick said...

Just want to echo that prayers of healing and comfort continue for Witt and his family. You all continue to be a testament of your faith. I continue to be amazed and inspired.

Sheryl said...

Well . . well . . well . . God is so good. We will continue to pray that Witt will continue to tolerate the feedings and that he is able to digest all that is given to him. I will also pray for peaceful rest for everyone:

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30

In His Love,

Anonymous said...

My sister works with you, and when she told me your story, my heart immediately wen out to you and your wife. My daughter is 1 year old, and she endured the same things as Witt according to what my sister has told me. Your son has had my prayers from the moment I heard. Looking at the pictures brings back so many memories. So many nights I prayed for God to have mercy on my child even if it meant taking me away. It's not easy, but know that the doctors DO NOT have the last say so. I was told to basically give up and let go, but that was not an option! I fell in love the moment that little girl moved in the womb...then to see her was total bliss. So I prayed and cried and cried and cried and cried...sleep never came easily. This test is your storm, but aren't you glad trouble don't last always. My baby girl is a happy playful and now healthy "tooky poodie" (that's what I call her)! She has had 3 successful surgeries, is moving around, playing, learning, and all that GREAT stuff right now. So...please be strong and know that your presence is the best gift he'll ever have. If you ever have any questions...want to know about the doctors...ANYTHING, please let Marcia know, and I am willing to talk even in the wee hours in the morning when you just need someone to cry with on the phone. Take care and GOD BLESS you!-Trena

Mandi said...

HOORAY for 3 feedings!!! Praying the Lord will continue to increase baby Witt's appetite and ability to digest his milk.

I know it must be hard for Mel and Austan to be away from Witt for a few hours, but it must be comforting to them to have all of their loving family there to fill in when needed. (: