Friday, November 7, 2008

"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!"


The latest word is that our precious little miracle will be going home

TOMORROW!

What felt like a nightmare just two weeks ago feels like a DREAM today!!!

24 comments:

lov said...

what amazing news!! god is showing his awesomeness through witt!

Kay said...

WOW! There are no words to describe the joy inside. God is good, all the time .... all the time, God is good!

I am thrilled to say "I'll see you at your house, little guy"!

KayO

Raley Family Blog said...

What an incredible journey the Lord has had you on. I am so excited Witt will get to go home tomorrow. I will continue to pray for him as he continues to grow. Love you all! Alicia

Anonymous said...

I am a "strnager" ("parent" of Annalee's) but want to celebrate with you. I've been following daily and I am so happy for your good news. My church has been praying for Witt, and I must say this is an awesome witness to the power of prayer! Thank you for your courage and faith - it is an example to me to live by. Amen!

Megan said...

SOOOOOOO exciting!!!!!!! :)


Love you guys!!

Jen said...

Amazing!!! We are so excited for you to take your little man home!
Love, Jen and Big Al

erika said...

I don't know you but found your blog through a friend's. I have been following and your story and just wanted to say CONGRATS on going home.

Fran Mays said...

Wow, I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you guys to get to go home!!! The power of prayer is awesome.

Megan said...

Woo hoo!! This is fantastic news, and I am so happy for all you!

tmurff said...

Wonderful news! Praise God that you can bring your precious baby boy home soon (two weeks in and out of the hospital is long enough...even Chick-Fil-A can get old after a while!). May our loving Father continue to hold you all in the palm of His hand!

Love,
The Murff Family

tmurff said...

Wonderful news! May our loving heavenly Father keep you all in the palm of His hand as you settle in at home! Please let us know how we might help in any way.

Love,
The Murffs

Your Dallas Family said...

How wonderful!!! We are so excited that little Witt will be going home! We are so proud of Mel, Austan, Witt, and all the rest of the family for your faith. It is very inspiring.
Love you all!
The Donham Clan

Mandi said...

BEST NEWS EVER!!! God is so good!

Penny said...

God is so good and prayer is SO powerful. Just two weeks ago a family broken in grief pulled and grabbed at God's robe. Never letting loose or taking their eyes off the Savior.

What a blessing!!!!!! I get goosbumps thinking about it and I don't even know your family. Still praying here for Witt and your family.

Wendy said...

That is awesome! It's amazing the miracles that God can do! Prayers will continue as Melanie and Austan get to experience being new parents with Witt at HOME!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome proof of the POWER OF PRAYER. I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING BABY WITT'S PROGRESS. IT HAS BEEN AN ENCOURGEMENT TO ME TO SEE HOW EVERYBODY'S FAITH AND STRENGTH HAS GROWN IN THE LORD!! I'VE VERY HAPPY FOR ALL OF YOU THAT THE BABY WILL GET TO GO HOME!! PRAISE GOD!!

Jenn said...

This is a wonderful mircle from God! What a journey! God is good! I love the power of prayer! Faith is what keeps us going! I will see you all very soon!!!
Love you
Jenn

Jules said...

What wonderful news!!!! So glad to see a happy ending to this story :)

Gayle said...

What a joyous celebration! We can "see" those smiles from here!
I woke up this morning, praising and thanking God for Who He is and how He loves us so much through the depths of the storms to the highs of the mountain tops! He is with us always!! You are in our hearts and our prayers.We love you all so much! Send us pictures of Witt's first day at home!
Love,
Bobby and Gayle

Kelli said...

HOORAY!! What great news! Witt is going to love being home!

Raley Family Blog said...

Great Picture of you two!

Mandi said...

Beautiful picture...I think it needs to be framed. (:

Biker Chick said...

Mel,
Your smile is beyond words. Congratulations to you and Austan as you take your baby home.
Emily

Anonymous said...

o, the news I hear is that Mr. Witt Harris Lupher will/may “be going home” tomorrow. “Going home” – just words, but SO MUCH MORE; words I thought might never be heard. So what “words” would I use to express what it feels like to hear that news? I would use this picture; the smile on Mel’s face; her holding Witt; Witt… no tubes, no tape. This is a different smile; it speaks; it tells the story – the tears, the fear, the questions.

Mel’s smile is the answer.
The story of tiny Witt Harris Lupher is SO HUGE!

It has all happened so fast that I can’t even put it all together yet; EVERYTHING that has happened these last two weeks; what it all means. Although hearing these words is just the closing of a single chapter of this story, what a _____ chapter it has been. The blank is the key “word” in the sentence. It’s the smile on Mel’s face that “names” this chapter because that smile speaks…. To your heart; it “names” everything that we’ve felt in our hearts through this journey; it IS the answer to all of the questions.
I tried to think of a way to describe, a way to name, the indescribable feeling that I have inside; that smile on Mel’s face…….. “I AM” is what I heard.
“I am that I am” (

Jesus goes on throughout the New Testament ascribing his deity by the use of this word: I am… bread of life, I am… light of the world, I am… from above, I am… the door, I am… good shepherd, I am… resurrection and the life, I am… way, the truth and the life, I am… true vine, I am… Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty, I am… first and the last, I am… he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, I am… he which searcheth the reins and hearts, I am… root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
“I am… way, the truth and the life” – How many questions have we asked about Witt’s LIFE? He is the answer.
He IS this chapter - “the beginning and the ending”.

Witt’s LIFE is HIS story - “which is, and which was, and which is to come”.

“God revealed himself to his people Israel by making his name known to them. A name expresses a person's essence and identity and the meaning of this person's life. God has a name; he is not an anonymous force. To disclose one's name is to make oneself known to others; in a way it is to hand oneself over by becoming accessible, capable of being known more intimately and addressed personally.”
And so Witt’s story is named, “I AM”.
He is Witt’s essence, his meaning and his identity.

In this chapter He has made Himself known. Just as He so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, He has handed us Witt; He has handed himself over to us so intimately through Witt’s life, through his story.