Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hands On A Miracle

Before you view the slideshow below, please read the following.

This slideshow contains pictures of an incredibly small baby in intensive care isolation. Lots of tubes and IV's and strange machines, etc. Parents may want to preview first.

Please, note the following physical traits as you watch:

> The Lawrenson bowed legs.
> The Tricia ears (Tricia was adopted).
> The Lawrenson double chin.
> The Tricia nose.
> The Lawrenson flat-out good lookingness.
> The Tricia/Nathan hairyness.

The final picture is of Tricia and I just before they took her to the OR.
video

Now that you've watched once, watch again and listen closely to the words...pretty sure it was written for us.

Tricia and Gwyneth both look good, but each have a long road ahead. Tricia especially needs all the love and prayer you can spare tonight and tomorrow...this will be the toughest 24 hours of her life.

I promise to have so much more to write about tomorrow.

God, please keep my babies safe in your arms tonight.

Nate

137 comments:

Muriel and Jerry said...

she is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless--and praying for all of you, as I've been doing. Gwyneth is just gorgeous and I cannot wait to read more about this miracle.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby!! Both mom and baby will be in my prayers tonight.

M said...

Our God is good! She is amazing! As are her parents!

Anonymous said...

praying for all 3 of yall!!!
LU student

Anonymous said...

What a perfectly sweet and tiny baby. What a miracle! Thank you so much for posting. I will continue to pray.

Camryn's mommy said...

Tears as I read about your precious family..although I don't know you I feel connected to you through my 1 lb. 9 oz little girl who will be two in March! The Lord is AMAZING and I am praying he gives you, daddy, a certain strength encompassed by a heart full of peace. I am praying He gives your sweet wife, mommy, rest and healing! I ask our Creator to give your precious little one the spunk and vigor a preemie needs to thrive! May she bless your life as you are using this opportunity to proclaming the Lord's goodness to others!
If I can be of any preemie help, please feel free to contact me at jpats@suddenlink.net
Sincerely,
Jennifer Patterson

BuckeyeNP said...

amazing. Simply amazing.

Shandelle said...

She is beautiful! Congrats!

Baby Leino said...

thank you for introducing us to your little girl. she's perfect.

Lissa Lane said...

She's absolutely beautiful!! Your Montage made me cry. Praying for your girls tonight

higgie07 said...

She truly is a miracle. If she has half the strength that her parents have, she's going to do great. Thank you, Nate and family, for sharing this journey with people you've never even met. It's been an honor to pray for you and be a small part of this with you.

Elle said...

She is just beautiful. Congratulations. I am praying for your girls tonight.

bugsgidge said...

She is SO beautiful!! I know she has a long road ahead but she looks so perfectly formed!!! God is such an awesome creator!!! Praise him for the gift of life!!!

I will continue to pray for all !!!!
Bridgette Anne

Anonymous said...

She is an absolutely beautiful miracle!! Your lives have touched me and I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Some of the poses she is doing while in her incubator look just like the pictures from the ultrasounds.
May God bless you richly!
~Believer in Texas

Anonymous said...

Your church family is praying without ceasing!! He has brought ya'll this far and He's going to carry ya'll the rest of the way in this miracle.
She's beautiful and so are You and Mom. Congratulations!!!
Sister in Christ, NHC

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your precious little girl. I will continue to pray for all three of you.

Christy said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.. I came across your blog from a preemie parenting board I am a part of... I have 2 little ones.. My first was 1 pound 7 ounces my second 1 pound 15 ounces.. Both are healthy thriving little girls now..

It's a long road, not a fun one.. But you'll make it..

I pray that your wife recovers well and can get to meet your new little miracle real soon...

watto said...

Just got in from work, and I knew you would have an update, Wow! She is beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Great Job! Thank You GOD! On my knees for your girls tonight.

Wade

Nicole said...

Absolutely amazing!
What a precious little girl! I love how even her monitor buttons are pink! She and the rest of you will be in our prayers and in our hearts to stay.

Much love.

~Josh, Nicole & Alanna

Anonymous said...

God Watch over you and keep you this evening. What a beautiful little baby!

Congratulations and welcome Gwyneth Rose!

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Praise him all creation here below. Praise him above the Heavenly Host, praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

Nate,
You daughter is beautiful. Our family has been in prayer all day. Our children have been praying too. We will continue to pray for all three of you and ask Jesus to give you all a peace that passes all understanding.

Anonymous said...

Amazing and beautiful slideshow pics of your daughter. Congratulations on her arrival and my prayers are with all of you. ~ faithful

Jenn said...

Yes You have your hands on a miracle. God is so Good!! Your Baby is so beautiful!!! I honestly stumbled over your blog through another blog asking for prayer, but I know it was no mistake. I will be praying for your precious wife and baby Gwyneth that God will hold them and give them strength that only comes from him.
God Bless You and keep you and may he continue to shower you with his blessings

Anonymous said...

Absolutely a miracle!! I will definately be praying for you all tonight. You know, your little miracle weighs the same as my niece Hannah when she was born fifteen months ago.

God is great!!

Dianett

Jane-Jane said...

looks like another sleepless night for me...praying like crazy for you guys!

Thank you Nate for the updates, and pics too!

Make sure you rest man...you have two very precious girls to tend to!

Joanne said...

Nate,
Tears are streaming down my face as I watch the video and read your blog (I was linked through an online adoption group). Tricia's and your courage are humbling and amazing. Gwyneth is so beautiful and such a miracle.
Your story touches my heart personally as I used to work on a CF unit.

It's truly an honor to pray for your beautiful family.

fourblacksheep said...

We are lifting your sweet family up in prayers tonight. That God will see to Trcia's FULL recovery and the miracle of Gweneth's life. Our God is the creator of all things, the perfect healer, and the one who is not just walking beside you all right now, but holding you all warm in His safe arms. Keep your eyes on Him and know that all three of you are being prayed for continuously. May God's richest blessing be upon you.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE TODAY WAS A HANDS ON A MIRACLE
GWYNETHH IS SO BEAUTIFUL
TRICIA FAITH IS AMAZING
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THREE AND YOUR FAMILIES..(AS THEY HAVE BEEN)
GOD BLESS AND KEEP TRICIA & GWYNETH ROSE SAFE WHILE RESTING AND BUILDING STRENGTH
STILL SHOWERING YOU ALL LOVINGLY WITH PRAYERS
LONG ISLAND

Rhea said...

Your daughter's gorgeous. 15 years from now you'll be showing away the neighborhood boys with a stick :-)

Praying for you and your girls.

Anonymous said...

Your girls are in my prayers right now. Baby Gwyneth is beautiful!

Emily Jones said...

Nate,
You, Tricia, and sweet Gwyneth are on my mind and in my prayers early this Wednesday morning. May mom and baby receive healing rest. The physicians and nurses caring for both your girls are also in my prayers during this critical time.
Peace and rest . . .

TruePraise said...

There are no words....Wow!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL precious little life! Praise God! He is truly an amazing creator. Congratulations, Nathan and Tricia!

I am up coughing and decided to check in on you...will continue to uplift the 3 of you in prayer. Don't know you, but love you.

Anonymous said...

What a tiny miracle

Thank you for sharing Gwyneth's first day with us.

Denise said...

For the first time in my life I am speechless - Thanks be to God for all of the miracles He has given to you thus far and for all of the miracles He will continue to shower upon you today and always - Love you guys - Denise

Denise said...

For the first time in my life I am speechless - Thanks be to God for all of the miracles He has given to you thus far and for all of the miracles He will continue to shower upon you today and always - Love you guys - Denise

Scott said...

What a blessed and beautiful little girl! Her entry in the world is miraculous and spectacular and filled with so much love by so many people! Lord bless and keep your babies!! We are going to war for your family Nate, spiritually that is!

Rebecca said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

I'll continue to pray.

Mom2Three said...

Gwyneth is beautiful. And I will continue to pray for her, Tricia, and for God to sustain you through this experience. Your tremendous faith touches me to tears and has been a real wake up call for me. Thank you for that!

wthughes said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful miracle with us Nathan. We are continuously praying for Trisha and Gwynneth.

Tina & Wayne

Nichole said...

She is beautiful! I was born at 1lb. 14oz. almost 30 years ago. God is amazing and he has great plans for your child! Praying for you and your family!

Marie/nhc said...

Tears, joy, praise to God for the Gwyneth miracle.
She is beautiful and so are her parents.

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful. Praying for your girls.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your miracle - she is so sweet! What a precious but strong little girl you have!

-Sophia

T, Allison and Colin said...

Precious Nate! She looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your baby is beautiful! I am praying for all of you. Dad, I am praying for your strength because it takes a lot of energy to be where you are. Our God is so faithful. He will continue to guide you through every step of the way.
Kelly in Wisconsin

Anonymous said...

Nate and Tricia, Gwyneth is such a pretty girl. You are all in our prayers. Joanna

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the family sweet baby girl!!!! Can't wait to meet you,
Aunt Jenn

Thodgson said...

Beautiful miracle!!Thank you God!!
Nathan, you and your girls will continue to be on our hearts and in our prayers.

CJolly said...

Beautiful!!! And so tiny. God has surely blessed you all. And we will keep praying. You are right in your description. But the flat out good looking part....definitely from Tricia :)

Scott Lawrenson said...

Wow...I honstly cannot even fathom what you must be feeling.
Love to all,
Scott

Susan said...

It is a privilege and an honor to go through this journey of faith with you and your family. Our prayers on your behalf are continually before the throne of grace.

She is beautiful.

Hutch & Meg said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you Nate for updating us so frequently. I know several of my friends (who don't comment OR know you for that matter) who were glued to their computers all afternoon, praying and awaiting the news. We'll do the same today.

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful miracle! We prayed this morning before seeing the update- Now more prayers of thanksgiving and healing are flowing. To God be the Glory, Great things He has done!!

Much love and prayers,
The Edwards family

Melissa said...

Nothing like starting the day bawling like a baby as I watched this! Gwyneth is beautiful just like her Mama! (ok, and good looking like her Daddy too ;)
STILL and always praying!

Jessica said...

What an amazing gift God has given you. She is absolutely beautiful. The power of prayer is certainly wonderful and I pray it continues to bring Tricia and Gwyneth the strength they need. Thank you for sharing your journey with the strangers, like myself, who have learned of your story and continue to be inspired by your family. May the good Lord continue to bless you.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. God bless you all three. I'm praying for your miracle to continue.

Brian and Rachel said...

beautiful. may God's grace and peace be with all 3 of you. we continue to stand with you for your miracle.

Anonymous said...

beautiful....simply beautiful....

Holly said...

Precious tiny beautiful miracle indeed! Joining with others to pray you all through the next critical hours and days...

Emmie said...

Thats the most beautiful slideshow I have ever watched and you're so right - the music is just perfect. Congratulations on being a Daddy! Thinking of you, Tricia and Gwyneth so much xxxx

Carol said...

What a beautiful sight to wake up to. She is GORGEOUS and truly a miracle. I will keep praying. Hope you got some sleep last night, Nathan.

In His love,
Carol

Anonymous said...

sooo perfect!!! she will have a wonderful story to tell.

Anonymous said...

Thank God from Whom all blessings (AND miracles!) flow...
Crying tears of joy for all 3 of you...thank you for the precious pictures and song...what perfect words!
Staying on our knees today for your 2 girls...true miracles!
Claire Adams <><
Raleigh, NC

Anonymous said...

She is INCREDIBLE!!! Tricia is has such strength. God is a good God. How beautiful is His creation!! Is that the ink on her toes from taking her footprints? How tiny and beautiful they must be!
"How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who
bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
"Your God reigns!"
(Is. 52:7)
How can those little feet not proclaim those things and especially that OUR GOD REIGNS!!!
We are SOOOOO happy for you guys and are praying every time we think of you... which is SO often.
Sheryl, Jarod and Charisma =)

wereart said...

The King of creation is so good. Gwyneth is beautiful, a miracle and an answer to so many prayers. She's so blessed to have you and Tricia for parents. Thanks so much for sharing her birthday with us. We will continue in prayer for your family.

Melony said...

I am new to your story and I want you to know that I am crying out to God on behalf of your beautiful baby girl and your awesome wife. My prayers are also for you to have the strength that you need through these very difficult days.. Congratulations on being a Daddy -there's nothing in life any sweeter!!

JMom said...

I was just referred to your site by a friend. I am a medical miracle after almost passing following the delivery of my premature triplets. I also had a close high school friend with CF. Praying for you today from a heart that knows we serve a Sovereign, almight God. He can do anything.

Anonymous said...

Child of God,
The Lord says, "Trust Me! For I will release healing in you that will equip you." It is true that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! Rejoice in new life and hope!!! Restoration has already begun...The Lord will fight your battles. He wants you to rest in His peace. He is full of love and mercy! He loves you! He is a God of miracles!
I was given this word for you before I checked your blog today!
Love in Christ,
Betty in Wilson

Elizabeth said...

Praying for your beautiful family.....

Anonymous said...

LOVE IS BREATHING
(song by Sarah Mason after the birth of her first child. Seems more than appropriate for Tricia's beautiful, beautiful child):

life’s come out from inside
all caught up in a brand new smile
A L I V E
love’s come out from inside
carefully, WILLINGLY
and you are alive so alive
LOVE IS BREATHING LIKE A CHILD COME OUT
life suspended in the gravity of care
never ending does the child come out
HOPE'S COME OUT FROM INSIDE
AND WE ARE ALL CAUGHT UP
trying to hide
but YOU ARE ALIVE, more alive
LOVE IS BREATHING like a child come out
life suspended in the gravity of care
never ending does the child come out
you’re more alive when you try
growing down, enter the kingdom!, child
move the buildings to the fire
and color our most desperate cries with ease, please, child
Love is breathing like a tree on fire, consuming violent
and tender life
LOVE IS BREATHING...ALIVE...BREATHING

God bless and keep Gwyneth Rose and her brave, godly mommy.

MTaylor said...

Oh I have chill bumps!. Thank you so much for sharing your miracle with us.

We continue to pray for all of you.

Nathaniel Scott said...

beautiful. we are praying for you, tricia, and gwyneth

beachbug said...

How often does a person get to start there day off watching a miracle?
God is awesome! Your babies and you will be covered in prayer today by me and those that love you or have come to love you all around the world.
A couple of those slides look like they were taken after we left yesterday.
I opened my Bible to read this morning and currently I'm in the book of Psalm. I was in chapter 8 this morning and I think this is really cool:

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger v. 1-2

For those that the "foe" has duped into thinking their is no God. Gwyneth Rose, all 1 lb 6 oz of her has silenced the "foe" this morning. Just take a moment and look at the miracle, and you will see God.

Love you guys!
Gwyneth's Great Uncle Andy

Anonymous said...

Gwyneth is absolutely beautiful! A true miracle gift from God. I cried tears of joy as I watched the video. My prayers continue for Tricia and the baby as they are surrounded by the love of God and family.

Agnes' old friend Judy

Barbara Kay said...

Nate, she is absolutely, perfectly beautiful! But then I'm not surprised. Praise God and Bless you! The song was written for your dear family, for sure. I will continue to pray without ceasing. Love, Barbara

Dirkey said...

What an amazing miracle!!!
I remember the first time I saw my nephew he looked so similar to your Gwyneth (not that she looks like a boy :) but I just remember tears flowing down my face. It was like looking at scripture how God formed us in our mothers womb. It is truly a miracle to look at all those tiny tiny parts and know that God put them together and ordained for them to be. Praying for both your beautiful girls.

waitinginline said...

How beautiful. Tricia and Gwyneth remain in my prayers and thoughts.

hello and welcome to nhc said...

Good morning Nathan, Tricia & Gwyneth! How wonderful and marvelous. I tried to put into perspective 1lb6oz for Carlynne & David yesterday, and came up with a can of beans and tomato paste and asked them to hold both cans in one hand. The look on their faces were of awe...so Gwyneth is now your personal "beanie baby"! We love you and remain prayerful! Steve & Judi

Laurie said...

Yep, that song was written for such a time as this! What a miracle!! Praying for both of your girls as God continues His work gently and tenderly, bringing them through this tough but glorious time. And praying for you Daddy that your heart be so filled with His peace that there be no room for fear and anxiety. Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures of Gods creation. LIFE, oh it is a great thing.

Laurie in Ca.

Renee said...

Such a beautifully, small miracle. Praying for more miracles today!

Anonymous said...

Gwyneth is beautiful. My prayers are with you all.

~UNC NICU RN

Pam Doughty said...

Gwyneth Rose is absolutely perfect and incredibly beautiful. God shaped her and knew her name before you did, and He's holding her now. A dear friend had a little girl at 23 weeks; that was 4 years ago this coming April, and she is now a spunky spitfire of a miracle. Praying for Tricia, for Gwyneth Rose, and for you, too, Nate....
Thankful that He loves us SO much..

Jennifer said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations! We continue to pray for all of you!

Kara said...

You do have a miracle that is for sure! She is beautiful! I will continue to pray today for both your girls!

Kara
sahm22boys.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

That was amazing! I've got tears in my eyes right now! What a miracle!

Rick Lawrenson said...

Your mother was hoping to start out this morning with "a decent face". That slide show just did her in.

I'm crying too.

The Barnett's said...

You'll all be in our thoughts & prayers.
Our son was born at 2lbs 4oz and had a grade II bleed. He was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus and is doing great today. One note, bring a video camera with you to video Gwyneth Rose. This is one thing I wish I had done with my son.
God bless your miracle girls!

So Blessed said...

...a miracle, indeed. Praise God.


"Every good and perfect gift is from above..."

James 1:17

Prayers continue for your family.
The One who watches over you does not sleep...

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is so amazing and so incredibly beautiful...Congrats again!
Still praying for both ladies...
~ Dana and Wil Haupfear

the*4*of*us said...

that was beyond amazing!!! she is a beautiful baby!

Katelyn said...

She's beautiful.

vb2000rn said...

Nathan,
You do such a wonderful job!! that was priceless... She looks so strong and bautiful!! The song did me in, What a miracle in so many ways. I am praying for you all!!!
"The Lord is faithful and will give you strength and will protect you from the Evil one."
2 Thessalonians 3:3

Emily said...

As tears threaten to fall on the head of nearly three year old NICU veteran who once fit in that same little brightly colored cotton nest, I am filled with memories of her baby sister that spent five days there, too. And I am praising God for your miracle. I am hoping beyond all hope that Gwyneth will have her mother's graceful, courageous spirit and that she too might be a demanding three year old fighting for your lap at the computer and stealing your granola bar before you know....


Your girls are gorgeous. I know you're thankful. So are we. ;)

Wendy said...

She is beautiful:) You don't realize how truly tiny she is until the hand shows up in the photos. Glad to hear that everyone is doing well and hope it continues!!

Foytix said...

What a beautiful slideshow of a beautiful baby! The song is perfect. Always in my thoughts and prayers.

Tami Foytik
Powells Point, NC

Anonymous said...

I am continuing to pray! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

the Bensons said...

absolutely beautiful!
can we read or watch a post without crying our eyeballs out for a day? you are an amazing writer!
still praying...

Anonymous said...

My children, husband and I were glued to the updates yesterday. I saw the video late last night and just had a chat with my 6yo before showing it to him. We talked about how God forms these miraculous babies in their mothers womb. I explained how early Gwyneth was born and how tiny she would be in the video. He had tears in his eyes as he watched with me. He commented on how beautiful she was, asked questions about some of the tubes and equipment, but was never afraid. I started to explain that we need to keep praying to "remind" God to keep forming her even though she is outside of her mommy. He looked at me with the sheer innocence of a child and said, "Mom, God, KNOWS that. We don't need to remind him." Okay maybe I should have picked a better word, but I'm human and don't have all the answers. But as this 6yo sweetheart just reminded me, God does have those answers and I will continue to pray and give my thanks to him for all the wondrous miracles he is performing all around us.

jullylaw said...

She is gorgeous!!!
Welcome little Lawrenson!!!

Love,
great aunt Julie

Doripink said...

She is so beautiful. Praying for all of you. God Bless.

hemidemisemiquaver said...

This is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. She has miracle written all over her. She also has the strongest mother I have ever known. She really hung in for as long as she could, and boy when she wakes up she will have everything in the world to be proud of. She worked so hard for her.

Anonymous said...

She is just perfect.

Tanya said...

So amazingly perfect! So beautiful! You truly have your hands on a miracle! Continuing to pray for your baby princess.

Megan & Company said...

My cup runneth over today...

Rich and Lauren said...

Here's the lryics to the song:

Crazy, but I believe this time
Begging for sweet relief
A blessing in disguise
I'm dying behind these tired eyes
I've been losing sleep
Please come to me tonight

Hands on a miracle
I got my hands on a miracle
Believe it or not
Hands on a miracle
And there ain't no way I'll let you take it away

Everything that we've survived
It's gonna be alright
Just lucky we're alive
Got no vision
I've been blind
Searching everywhere
You're right there in my sight

Anonymous said...

God hears his people, and will heal them, faith and love create a beatiful baby girl. We are praying for all of you.

Family by Love said...

she is like a tiny rosebud waiting to blossom

Madelyn's Mommy said...

She is incredibly beautiful. We are still praying for your family.

Andrea

♥PugPosse♥ said...

So precious... you have so much to smile about..thank you for allowing me to peek into your world..

Kevin Martineau said...

What a precious and beautiful gift from God! My family is praying for you and your family!

K.T. said...

Tears going down - prayers going up!!
Gwyneth Rose is beautiful!
I'm sending your story to all the believers I know.
Looking forward to watching the miracles unfold in your lives!

Lisa said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations, Daddy.

maria said...

Our God is always doing the impossible, what a miracle.
Maria Wescott

Anonymous said...

Well Nate, I'm sitting here in tears. She is absolutely beautiful. There are no words to descibe the miracle she is. I used to see pictures like this and as a mother, I could barely stand to see it. It was too much to handle. But as I watched your video and your little girl, I watched in wonder and in joy. I kept thinking, "She's alive! She's alive!" and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Too see those perfectly formed hands, feet, face, legs, tiny, tiny fingers brought so much joy to my heart. She made it into this world and is doing well. How can my heart not leap for joy!? She is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I am praying for you, Tricia and Gwyneth and our church is praying for you guys, too. I'd like to show your video to our church if it's ok with you and Tricia. You can email it to me at travrach aT razzolink dot come. It's totally fine if you'd rather not. God bless you, Nate. -mother of 3 from WT.

blueyedranda said...

Tricia and Nathan,

Congratulations on that beautiful baby girl and the both of yall are in my prayers... I hope the best for yall and that everything goes good for the baby and Tricia....

Sincerely,

Maranda Everhart

blueyedranda said...

Tricia and Nathan,

Congratulations on that beautiful baby girl and the both of yall are in my prayers... I hope the best for yall and that everything goes good for the baby and Tricia....

Sincerely,

Maranda Everhart

Mandy said...

Wow! She is just beautiful. I know this must be the hardest time you have ever lived through. I do not know you but am praying for you and your wife and sweet baby girl.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!! And so tiny. I prayed for a long time last night for your family. In fact, you all took up 3 pages in my prayer journal. When I turned my radio on last night as I was getting ready for bed, God let me hear the perfect song to let me know everything was going to be okay for you. It's a popular song that you probably know. Part of it goes like this, "You are God alone, in the good times and bad, You are on your throne, You are God alone." God is watching over your family. Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl.

Jacqui said...

Oh my word! How lovely. Have only known of your blog for a few days. Wishing you all the very best to all your family.

P.S. My best friends daughter was also born at just 24 weeks: she's now a beautiful 14 year old. Seeing the pictures of your Gwyneth brought back just how tiny she was.

Justine said...

Your wife and daughter are in my prayers. Your baby is just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful baby and a blessing to all of us who have shared your journey. Gwyneth and I have a common connection....we both share the same birth date. I will always remember Gwyneth and Tricia on January 8, 2008 as they give me the greatest present....the gift of God doing great things for a wonderful family.

Our prayers will continue to be with you all.

The Tilson's
http://thetilsonfamily.spaces.live.com/default.aspx

Anonymous said...

wow how amazing, I am a fellow CF'er and have been following your journey. My best to you all and your family. You have an amazing way of capturing what is going on, thank you for including us on your journey.

mom2lillian (Nicole)

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful...thank you for sharing....am constantly thinking of you all.

Hopeful said...

She is just beautiful, thank you for sharing those precious moments with us. Good luck with the minutes, hours, days, months and years ahead. God Bless.

Jenny said...

Hi there,

I just found yuor blog today...I will be praying for Gwyneth and Tricia every day and every night. hope everything turns out well!

Jenny said...

Hi there,

I just found yuor blog today...I will be praying for Gwyneth and Tricia every day and every night. hope everything turns out well!

Kellars Mommy said...

Sending prayers for you and your family..I was at one time that scared parent w/a small 1lb 12 oz little one in the nicu, there truly isn't words to describe the emotions, the tears and the anxiety of the unknown..I know the feeling of facing the nicu, but I can not begin to imagine the other you are going through..Your faith and trust in the Lord will see you through, he makes no mistakes and none of this took him by surprise for all of our lives are already planned out..I see that Heaven is being flooded with prayers for your precious daughter and your wife, god hears these prayers and there is power in numbers..

Anonymous said...

May Gwyneth be blessed with the strength, determination and will power that her mommy and daddy have! I will be praying for you all. If only there were more people like you in this world. Your determination and understanding of the good that can be done with a little faith goes a long way!

Janet said...

Gweneth is adorable i wish that i could see her in person she looks so small we are praying for you at school and at home

love,
britton kate prentice

Jackson Jeffrey-Martin Hanna said...

Who sings that song?

I too had a 24 week baby.

Ellen said...

Hi Nate,

I'm one of the many strangers who has been captured by the story of your girls. This slideshow had me bawling. I've never been so in awe of my job as a NICU nurse. (I went to nursing school at Duke and can picture both units you're spending so much time in.) Praying for you and your girls, and thanking God for how He is bringing glory to His name through your family.

Grace and Peace, Ellen

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am a friend of a friend and I have been praying and rejoicing in every step of the miracle the Lord is working in your lives. I am still praying and so glad the Tricia is awake and able to see pictures of the baby. And, that Gwyneth is doing well! God Bless!

Terri said...

All babies are miracles but these little preemies are even greater miracles. What an amazing story you have to tell. With all these prayers for you, I can't wait to know what God will do through all of you.
We're praying!

Anonymous said...

Have been really touched by the story of your precious family. There is a long road ahead for all of you, but my prayers are with you that God keeps blessing you with these miracles.

Leslie said...

God bless your wonderful family. My twins spent a lot of extra time in their cribs this morning as I was glued to your blog. You were such an encouragement for me all day. I will keep you in my prayers. Our God is Sovereign! And he loves your Tricia and Gwyneth even more than you do. In my own life, that is impossible for me to comprehend. God Bless All Of You!