Sunday, December 2, 2007

The day before


Today is "the day before" Tristan will be born. We are just going to spend a relaxing morning at home as a family (in that this will be the last day we are all 4 together until possibly Thursday), finalize our packing for the hospital, attend Tanner's Christmas musical at church tonight and end the evening with a special time of prayer for our unborn baby boy, Tristan. To be honest, I am filled with such mixed emotions right now. Part of me is so excited because I cannot believe I will finally be holding Tristan in my arms tomorrow, then there is a part of me that is a little scared about the unknown of tomorrow and then there is a part of me that will really miss feeling Tristan kick all day and night, knowing he is safe and alive inside of me, so I want to stay pregnant! However, with all of these mixed emotions running through my head, I still have a very real sense of peace and I am completely trusting in the Lord to carry us in the upcoming days, no matter what that might entail. Please keep us in your prayers as we spend this last day together as a family and finish preparing for tomorrow.

24 comments:

Laurie said...

Yvette,
I am praying for you today to have a most peaceful and relaxing day as you prepare to meet Tristan tomorrow. May the Lord hold for you all of the emotions and the unknown in your heart, giving you His complete peace.
And may you experience the greatest joy tomorrow as He introduces you to this little miracle boy, straight from His heart to yours. Sweet peace and trusting in Him today is my prayer for you.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Linda said...

I will certainly pray for you and your family. I found you through a comment the Laurie in Ca made on another blog.
Blessings,
Linda

julie said...

we will be praying for you...cant wait to hear an update and see this sweet little boy!

Anonymous said...

We are in the Luce's Bible Study class. You were added to the prayer list today.

May you experience a peace as you face tomorrow and may God grant you precious time with your little miracle.

Anonymous said...

Yvette,
Your family will be in my prayers tomorrow. We serve a loving God who will take care of Tristan always.

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Yvette-

Remember to trust in His promises and His commands, as I know you do! "Be still and know that I am God." We are on our knees for you and your dear family and we are asking the Lord for his peace, joy and trust in Him as you await the arrival of little Tristan. Enjoy this evening of family, praise and prayer and know that you are very loved!

Love and prayers for your time with Tristan-
Kenzie, Dusty and Deacon (& Maddox)

Jana said...

Yvette, I am Nathan Luce's sister, and I want to let you know what a blessing is in store for you tomorrow. Poppy Joy's birthday (just yesterday, Dec 1) was filled with so much joy, and I will be praying for your family as you travel this unknown road together tomorrow.

Terry said...

Our heart and prayers go out to you as I read your blog.

Boothe Farley said...

hi yvette-
i was just checking out the links on my blog and saw that you are going in tomorrow to deliver your sweet boy. conor and i are praying for you and your family. may you have unspeakable joy in the journey you are about to walk on, and may you know the Father's great love for you.

thank you for sharing your story so that others may be praying.

boothe blanton farley

Anonymous said...

Yvette,
I found your blog through Poppy Joy's blog. I have never met you, but I want you to know I will be praying for you and your family, especially tomorrow.
Nicole

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Yvette,
I will be praying for you tomorrow. I am excited that you will meet Tristan and my prayers will be obvious. I am so upset for Angie Luce and am still in a state of sadness for them. I am hurt by the realization of this whole thing for all of us. But I lift you and your family up with a new hope and prayer that things will be perfect tomorrow for Tristan and I will be anxiously awaiting to hear about your sweet miracle.
Love and prayers!
Kim

Chrissy said...

Praying for you as I have been but more now than ever. Have a peaceful nights sleep tonight and know that God will be entering those hospital doors with you tomorrow, he has not left your side. Praying for the doctors and staff as well...and will await for the next post and update. Prayers from Pittsburgh coming your way! Love, Chrissy

Emily said...

Oh Father God,

It is my hope that the Hostetter family felt your peace within them and around them, in every moment of this day. I ask that you help them sleep peacefully tonight. I pray that sweet Tristan snuggle in a little more tightly to his Mommy tonight, that she may always remember the feeling of him tucked safely beneath her ribs. Oh God, only you know the miracles of the morning. Only you can see what lies ahead. Father, I pray that the time with Tristan be beautiful and perfect... just as you always planned. Oh God, just let Yvette and Trayc rest in your arms and let them breathe in every moment of Tristan's precious life. I ask that you keep your hand on them, that you continually whisper your truths in their ears, and that your voice remain the loudest one they hear. I have seen first hand how beautiful it is to witness not only the miracle of my child's birth, but her death in this world as well. To release such a tiny, sacred one to you is an honor that no words can describe. I pray that when Tristan's time on this earth is through that you bless his family with a sweet passing, such as the one we remember with such bittersweet fondness now. We praise you, Father, for letting us borrow miracle babies like Miller Grace and Tristan. We know you are able to carry us when we cannot carry ourselves. We bless your name this Christmas as think upon tiny miracle baby boys who came to change the world. You are the source of our hope and the only one worthy of our praise.

Until next time... amen.



I will be lifting you up night and day. I cannot wait to see how beautiful your little miracle boy is! The days that lie ahead are going to be filled with awe and wonder of your God, and I am excited that you will soon know those sights, too. And when the sun seems unable to shine as brightly as it did today, I will be right here lifting you up to the one who holds the clouds in His hands. He is more than able to carry you through.

Be blessed and know you are a blessing.

anno said...

Am following your journey and praying for this most difficult, but precious, time.
Anne (Australia)

Angie Luce said...

Yvette,

I am praying as hard as I can for you tonight and tomorrow! Our little ones ended up being just two days apart. I know that your experience is going to be unique and exactly as God has it for you, and I will be praying that whatever that is, you will be filled with peace and joy beyond what you think is possible. It is going to beautiful to see the fulfillment of all of the prayers for Tristan. I love you, and I cannot wait to hear the news!

Angie

Elizabeth S said...

I just found your blog today through the Farley's and the Luce's and I just wanted you to know that I will be praying for you tomorrow as you welcome sweet Tristan into the world.

Angel said...

Yvette,
I'm praying for you and remembering my sweet Bethany. Just read through most of your blogs and wanted to comment on the Christmas Tree. That is a great idea. We always do something or go somewhere special on Bethany's birthday and now with Evan being six, he now understands and looks forward to that day. I am praying for you and your family tomorrow and a sweet time with Tristan.

Love, Angel

Marlina said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I'm excited to hear about Tristan's birth and "meet" him! Thank you for sharing your special story with us.

Tiffany Thigpen Croft said...

Trayc and Yvette,
I am so glad I got to see you tonight. I finally found the blog and caught up reading your entire journey. I am so proud of both of you, the way you have allowed your faith to shine and the strength you have gained from this difficult journey.
I am consumed with thoughts of you tonight and my children are as well. Ever since the news of Tristan my children have prayed for you and him. When i told them about tomorrow they asked questions and then at bedtime prayers asked to pray for Tristan and your family. The impact of your story has touched so many and we are all blessed to pray for you and learn from you. You are being lifted up and carried...We will continue to pray!
Love you, Tiffany

Pat said...

Yvette,

I couldn't sleep so thought I would just check after saying a prayer for you, I am praying that you to have the contiuned Peace and that you have a good birth and have the time with Tristan, I am looking forward to seeing pictures of this precious little boy. Thank you and Trayc for taking time out of your day to spend a few minutes with me tonight. It was great seeing you after all these years. Your testimony as you travel this road has been and will continur to bless and minister to many.

Mandy said...

Praying for you this morning as you begin a day that will, no doubt, be a joyous one as you meet Tristan. Please know that I am thinking of you and pray that you have lots of time with Tristan. God bless.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Kim said...

I am praying for you today and am praying for the best possible outcomes for Tristan. I can't wait to see pictures of his precious face.

Happy birthday, Sweet Tristan!

Anonymous said...

praying for you today.
Jennifer

Emmie said...

Happy Birth Day to your little one. I found you through sweet Poppy Joy's blog. I am praying for you and your dear loved ones. "Pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us." From Emmie, grandmother of 13 in central Texas