Monday, December 8, 2008

THE DOOR


While the Luphers were in the area, they stopped back by the NICU nursery where Witt spent his first two weeks. What a joy it was for Mel and Austan to be able to share Witt with the nurses and doctors that poured love and attention on him during those first days. And what an amazing thing for the hospital staff to see how Witt has been growing at home!
The picture above brings tears to my eyes to see Witt in Mel's arms on this side of the door we used to have to walk through to visit him. Mel and Austan went through that door countless times to sit by their little man's side and simply be with him. Witt's loved ones spent countless hours on the outside of the NICU nursery door in the waiting room waiting for a turn to join one of the parents in Witt's room and get a peek at the little guy that stole all of our hearts.
There was a time, not so long ago, when we were told our only chance to meet Witt here on this earth would be on the other side of that door in his NICU nursery. And now what mighty, mighty things God has done. Witt is no longer hooked up to any tubes. He is not attached to a single monitor. He is simply cradeled in the arms of his parents living life at his earthly home. And we are so thankful to know that God's arms have been holding all of us through the NICU days and the home days alike!
-Annalee

6 comments:

steve and molly said...

While I was reading this post, the song "Mighty to Save" was playing on my computer. I can't think of a better theme song for Witt's short little life thus far! Our God truly can and WILL move the mountains...He is so mighty to save!!

Gayle said...

How precious! I love the picture. I don't think Mel and Austan could smile any bigger! God is so loving and He does still show us His miracles today. What a wonderful God we adore, trust,and serve. What a blessing it has been to witness all He has done not only in and through Witt's life but our lives too. We continue to pray for all of you.
Love,
Bobby and Gayle

Mandi said...

I am just so happy God chose to move the way he did in Witt's life!!! How wonderful that he is able to live life on the other side of those doors! Oh, praise Him!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Amen and Amen! I'm usually drawn to tears at the way God continues to move in Witt and in his family. This time is no exception. How wonderful to see him in his mom's arms with no tubes. And growing and thriving. What a blessing! Prayers continue.

Jenn said...

What an amazing journey this has been! God is awesome! I love the picture with all of your smiling faces! Witt is so strong and will continue to grow in the strength of the Lord! Love you guys! See you soon!
Love
Jenn & Joseph

connie said...

Witt's life is just an amazing story. I'm so happy for his family.