Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Urgent prayer request: The Stanfield family (Maddox)

As I mentioned 3 weeks ago, when Trayc and I first started out on this Trisomy 18 road in August we felt so alone because we did not know anything about T-18 nor did we know anyone going through this. Since that time the Lord has brought so many sweet Christian girls into my life, via the Internet, and we have been able to walk this road together. We have shared our prayer requests, our answered prayers, our hopes, our dreams, our excitement, our sadness, our disappointments and our fears. Along this journey I have asked for special prayer for my sweet friends, Angie Luce (12/1/07) and Kim Summons (1/14/08) and now I am asking for prayer for my friend, Kenzie Stanfield.

***Kenzie asked that I post the following details on my blog because she did not have time to do a post before she left the house, however they will update their blog as soon as possible***

Kenzie just called me from the hospital and said she was being admitted because she is having contractions 4-5 minutes apart, she was scheduled for February 5th. One of her good friends drove her to the hospital and is by her side because her husband, Dusty, is out-of-town on business. He was in the process of catching a flight from one airport to another and then driving the rest of the way so please pray for his safety while traveling and that he makes it in time for Maddox's birth. Kenzie was also trying to reach all of her and Dusty's family members because they live out-of-town, so please pray for their safety as they travel to the hospital tonight. Please pray that Kenzie will remain emotionally strong and calm and will continue to feel the peace she has felt throughout her pregnancy, I know how overwhelmed and scared she must be feeling right now without Dusty and their family members there supporting her. Also, please specifically pray that Maddox be born alive, that his heart rate will remain strong, that he will not be in distress and that Kenzie and her family will be able to share some very precious moments with Maddox.

***UPDATE on 1/22/08 at 8:30 pm***
Kenzie has now posted an entry on her blog from the hospital room, please go to her link for a current update on the awaited birth of Maddox.

***UPDATE on 1/23/08 at 6:30 pm***
I spoke with Kenzie's sister this evening and she said that Maddox was born at 4:25PM this afternoon, he weighed 3lbs and was 15 inches long. He opened his little eyes to look at his daddy and then went home to be with Jesus!!!!! My heart aches for Kenzie, Dusty and for little Deacon tonight. I cannot imagine all that they are experiencing right now, but I do know this, they love the Lord with all their heart and in the midst of their grief they are thanking Him for their precious little boy even though his time on earth was only for a brief moment. Please remember them in your prayers tonight and in the upcoming days as they prepare for Maddox's memorial service on Saturday. Please visit their blog for more information. Their link is located under our family picture.

James 5:16 says: "Confess your faults to one another and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (friend) availeth much."


Collins Family said...

Please update as soon as you know anything. I also follow her blog as well as yours. I am praying for her and Maddox and will continue to pray for Tristan as well!

Rebecca said...

I am praying.

Robin-Jacksonville, Florida said...

Yvette, Praying for Tristan, your family, Baby Maddox and family. May God continue to bless you all.Thank you for your daily blogs.
Your are very special person.

Laurie said...

Prayers are definitely being lifted up for them since finding out on Angies blog. I especially pray that Dusty is able to get there in record time so Kenzie will not be alone. I know you can identify with all of the emotions that she is faced with and I am agreeing with you in prayer for all that is posted here. Especially for Maddox to be strong and alive.
Prayers continue for Tristan daily too. He is one amazing little guy and I am enjoying hearing about him so much.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Aunt_Nette said...

I am praying for Maddox and his family along with all the other T-18 families. This is a tough period of life to experience and I think we will endure better with the strength of friends and our Heavenly Father.

Anonymous said...

Hello Tanner and all the Hostetter family:

Tanner, I was your teacher in 2nd grade @FBC Sunday school. I can see from the pictures how proud you are of your sweet little baby brother! I just know you are being a really big help to your Mom & Dad. Psalm 3:3-5 says "But thou O Lord are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice and he heard me out of His holy hill. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me..." I am praying for peaceful rest for all and special sweet days with Tristan.

KrazyMom said...

Will be praying for the Stanfield family and checking back for updates! I also just had time to catch up on your posts and will continue to pray for Tristan as well. I am so sorry that he had such a rough night. Hoping you can all get some rest with your amazing little guy cuddled in your arms!