Thursday, May 6, 2010

My beautiful blessings




Audrey Ann Huffstutler was born this morning, May 6, 2010, at 4:55 a.m. On the National Day of Prayer, and we have been so thankful for the multitude of prayers that have been going to God for us today. He has been good to us and we are thankful for all He has blessed us with today. And His grace continues to amaze me.

Today Audrey as been very stable, she is on a ventilater, and has had some medicine to help her lungs work better. She has had many tests today and we are still waiting to talk to her doctors about all of those. Some of the test results will not be back until tomorrow, so once again we are waiting and trusting. She is a little fighter and we continue to hope she simply amazes the doctors with these test results.

Over the day I have tried to stay focused on the Promises of God as well as singing songs. One that came to me today was from our Easter Cantata: "Once again I look upon the cross where You died, I'm humbled by Your mercy and I'm broken inside. Once again I thank You, Once again I pour out my life...Thank you for the cross."
My trials seem hard to bear but I am trying to remember that God knows, He suffered, and He cares for me and for my precious Audrey more than I ever could.

Please, LORD, help me to trust You!

23 comments:

  1. You are right, Becca. Christ suffered so much for us so that we could have eternal life. I pray that our loving Savior would sustain you at this time and wrap His arms around you. Audrey is beautiful...every birth amazes me because it's God's handiwork. As it says in Psalms, "the Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made." And God has made Audrey so perfectly. I look forward to meeting her. Love and hugs to all of you!

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  2. Aidan is sending kisses to you all. He kissed the screen. lol

    Now we have 2 nieces that were born May 6th(one on my side)

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  3. Becca, I am praying for God's strength and peace that passes all human understanding to fill your heart and mind today. I can only imagine your fears right now. Your Audrey is gorgeous. Please know that you are in my prayers, and that sweet Audrey is being lifted up over and over today.

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  4. What beautiful words, Becca. Audrey is so precious and so incredibly adorable. I love all her little features...especially those cute little ears and that headful of dark hair! We love you guys so much and are praying, praying, praying!!!

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  5. I'm praying for strength for you and your family and lifting your precious Audrey up in prayer.

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  6. Becca,
    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! I am so moved by your faith. Praying for God's strength and comfort in the days to come for you all. We will keep you all in our prayers; I will add your family to my blog list to have continued prayers from my blogging friends. May God be glorified through your journey together(I Peter 5:10). Huggs and kisses to one of the best college roommates and mommies! Happy Early Mother's Day!

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  7. Becca,
    Audrey looks great in the picture you posted of her in the incubator. She is bigger than I imagined she would be. I hope that you are recovering well and feeling good today and I'm thinking of you as always!
    Love, Kendra

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  8. She is so tiny and beautiful! You look amazing! Praying for your strength over the next several days. Grace and Peace to you.

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  9. Praying for your precious baby.

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  10. Love you Becca. We are continuing to uplift you all in prayer.

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  11. I am visiting from Tiffany's blog. I am praying for your sweet precious Audrey and for peace and strength for you and your husband.

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  12. Praying hard for you guys, all of you!!!

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  13. I have heard a lot from my sister who goes to your dad's church about this precious gift. I am praying for you and your family. I know GOD is still in the business of performing miracles!

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  14. I just read your story and remember your face from college but not your last name. I am lifting you and Audrey and everyone in your family up in prayer right now!

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  15. Becca, we're praying for you guys. Audrey is a beautiful little miracle...and a birthday on the National Day of Prayer...WOW!

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  16. praying for your sweet baby. (visiting from Tiffany's blog. )

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  17. Becca and Chad,
    My prayers and love are with all of you. You have been on my mind and in my prayers a lot lately. I will be praying for all of you as you spend your time with beautiful baby Audrey.
    Love and prayers.

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  18. Becca, Chad, David, and Linda -

    You're in my thoughts and prayers -- that you'll know the everlasting arms around Audrey's tiny body and your hearts.

    Please let us know if there's any way we can come alongside or help you.

    Love,

    Ruthie (Sell) Brasel

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  19. God Bless You Guys, You are showing so much courage as you go through this, if there is any comfort I can bring to you please let me know. This was suggested to me by a friend who has gone through an identical situation, she says it helped more than she could find words for. http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

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  20. Audrey Ann what a beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl whose time was short on this earth but will have eternal life because of our gracious loving God. We know all see will her one day. My heart and love goes out to all the family and will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

    Love you
    Ed & Liz

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  21. David, LInda, Chad, and Becca -
    You're still in my thoughts and prayers as you walk through these days of empty arms. I wonder if she's not sitting on Jesus lap looking into his loving and kind eyes as they laugh together.

    I'd love to be with you tomorrow, but can't make it. Will be with you in thought --

    Love,
    Ruthie

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