Sunday, January 13, 2008

Special prayer request: The Summons family (Mary Grace)

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. One of those sweet friends is Kim Summons. She is going to the hospital tonight where she will be admitted and begin the induction process to meet her precious daughter, Mary Grace, sometime tomorrow. I would ask that you please join me in prayer tonight and all day tomorrow for Kim and her husband Chris, their 2 daughters Kailey and Allison and for all of their extended family members that will be joining them at the hospital. Also, please specifically pray that Mary Grace will be born alive, that her heart rate will remain strong, that she will not be in distress and that Kim and her family will be able to share some very precious moments with Mary Grace. For further information and updates please check their blog "Mary Grace Summons" (their link is located under our family picture).

******UPDATE*******
(Monday, January 14th)
I just received a message that Mary Grace was born at 6:15 am and has gone home to be with Jesus!!!!! My heart breaks for Kim, Chris and their 2 precious girls, Kailey and Allison. I am reminded once again of the reality and sadness of this disease, Trisomy 18, however I am so thankful that Mary Grace was born alive, that the girls were able to bathe her and that Allison was able to change her diaper, what precious memories they were able to make with their new little sister. Please continue to pray for the Summons while they remain in the hospital this week, please pray for their 2 daughters' hearts to heal, please pray for Kim to quickly heal from the c-section and please pray for them as they face the upcoming weeks. For the complete birth and home-going of Mary Grace please check their blog "Mary Grace Summons" (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."

6 comments:

Kenzie Stanfield said...

We're joining in fervent prayer with you tonight and tomorrow!

Love,
Kenzie

So Blessed said...

Praying...

Laurie said...

Praying right now as they will meet Mary Grace soon, face to face. As the Lord has blessed you abundantly with so many precious days with Tristan, I am asking Him to do the same for Kim and Chris.

Laurie in Ca.

Daughter of the King said...

I have been lurking here..~~Forver~~ but in prayer for you...and yours and reading everyday......and now praying for Mary Grace and her family.
Deby
Near Seattle

Aunt_Nette said...

Is it not wonderful to pray for others! I am lifting you up in prayers and for Mary Graces family.

Holly said...

Just wanted to let you know we are praying for you. Hoping the appt. yesterday went well.

I thought I would share one of my favorite passages from Psalms:

Psalms 139:13-16
For thou didst form my inward parts,
thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful.
Wonderful are thy works!
Thou knowest me right well;
my frame was not hidden from thee,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.
Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance;
in thy book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet ther was none of them.