Thursday, April 23, 2009


Look who's 6 months old! Please pray not only for Witt's heart valve but also for his lungs. We have not been able to turn the oxygen down and even at the higher level the osat is bouncing around some...dropping down. Pray for Melanie once again be strengthened, to be filled with the joy of the Lord that is her strength!!

I never new my life could be changed (for the better!), my faith increased so much by God working through a baby's life! I trust God more than I ever have, I have a greater understanding of how little I can control, I have added many little things to my list of "don't sweat it", I have never been more grateful to know that this life on earth is less than a blink of an eye compared eternal life with Christ. I want to make the most of my opportunities to share Christ, to live the abundant life that God promises but I am grateful to be heaven bound where, as great of a hospital it is, there will be no need of Texas Children's Hospital. Happy 6 month old day, Witt! God has given me an infinite amount of "gifts" through you. Today, I bow, actually fall before the throne of grace with gratitude and praise for you!!!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the first days of Witt's power packed life!

Today is a grand day! Please join us in shouts of thanksgiving to God for one of His greatest Witt-nesses!!!


Leslie Hokanson said...

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory.

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

We love you little Witt! Thank you for reminding us to pray without ceasing and to glorify God in all that is given to us.

cheryl said...

Amen and Amen!!!

Happy Half Birthday, sweet little man!

Thank you Mel and Austan for allowing us all to share in this incredible journey with you. You have reminded all of us to walk in faith in all circumstances!

We love you dearly!

Debi Ostrom said...

Happy Birthday baby Witt!!

To God be the Glory!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am beaming from the inside out. 6 months of spiritual growth for me and physical growth for Witt! Witt and y'all, his family, have been such an inspiration. I praise God for you and for the lessons you learn, share and teach. Prayers continue. ~Mindy

Deela said...

Witt---Happy Birthday sweet boy!! You are the sweetest evidence of children being a gift from God. The word gift is still inadequate to describe the joy you bring to all who love you!

Marjie Murff said...

Happy 1/2 Birthday little Witt! We praise God for your life, and we are thankful for your family's witness of faith to all of us. We look forward to your coming home, so we can celebrate with you!
The Murff Family