Monday, April 19, 2010


Over the weekend Witt seemed to be doing better but around 4am he spiked a fever of 103! He was supposed to go home tomorrow but that is delayed until at least Wednesday and only if he has no more fever and the tests all come back negative. I want to ask everyone to pray that Witt goes home soon. Melanie and Austan have been working hard on their house and especially Witt's room to prepare for his homecoming!

Please join me in praying that Witt's homecoming will be in God's perfect timing and for strength for Mel and Austan as they wait! I can't imagine what this long, windy, up and down road must feel like to Mel and Austan. Melanie wrote on her facebook that she is about out of energy...what a great chance for God to show Himself to her as her Strength and the One Who Lifts Her Head! I pray today that Melanie and all of us who might be weary are simply seeking the Lord. Lord, let there be an outpouring of Your strength that is only explained by the name of Christ!

Psalm 105:1-4

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders. Glory in His name; let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually."

I am going to have to figure out a way to secretly video Witt...he gets way to somber when he knows I am recording!


Anonymous said...

Perhaps the fevers are of neurological origin and not infectious. This is very common in children with chromosomal and neurological abnormalities.

annalee said...

i love that little man AND his adorable room. praying!

Elizabeth said...

To Witt's Family, I know this must be so hard for you, so close to going home, stay strong, the Lord will hold you, I know he has all three of you in the palm of his hand.
We will be praying for Mr. Witt, a full recovery, and to stay well, so he can go home and be where he belongs.


Penny said...

praying praying here for Witt to be home soon!

PLEASE, can you help!!!!

I have been a follower of your blog for a long time. I am working to help raise awareness for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. You may remember the Chase Give, that was my introduction to Spinal Muscular Atrophy and my introduction to Gwendolyn. I was so moved by these beautiful children that are battling for their life from this disease that is stealing precious babies that our webstore Beb-e-ssentials is having a fund raiser for them. PLEASE, post, tweet blog about it!!!!

SMA could attack YOUR child! Your neice or nephew! These ARE someone's children. Please help us raise awareness and research money. More than 1 in 40 people are carriers of SMA!

I know you probably get many many requests..... just watch the little clip on our shop site. My heart breaks for these families.... they are essentially watching their children DIE. Please help them save their babies

Please help us, posting about SMA on your blog about the fund raiser! Your blog traffic will alert SO many. You can also refer people to our webshop at , or to my blog, or tweet and FB it. We also have a Beb-e-ssentials site there. You can also donate directly to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation.

Please do it for the babies born and not yet born, ..... for families praying for just another day.


Penny and Melissa

Raley Family Blog said...

Our hearts and prayers are with each of you. God does have the perfect time for Precious Witt to see his new room at his new home with his loving parents. That time will be incredibly special for all of you, but especially for Witt, Mel and Austan. We know that our Heavenly Father will wrap them in His arms and give them all the energy and strength they need. It is so evident that God is in control of your lives. He loves each of you so very much.
We love you, too!
Bobby, Gayle, Alicia, Mark, Britnee, and Luke

Kelli said...

His room is so cute!

Praying for Mel to have a strength that can only come from above!


Prayer for peace and healing continue for your dear babe and family to get home to that beautiful, cheery room. ~ Angela