Friday, May 2, 2008

1 Month!

Today I am exactly 27 years and 1 month old! Woo-Hoo!!!

Oh yeah...way more importantly, tonight marks one month that Tricia has been breathing with her new lungs!!!!

It's amazing to see the difference one month makes. To think how far God has brought us is more than we can comprehend. So many things had to fall exactly into place in order for everything to work out just as it has, and while we give a priceless amount of credit to the Duke staff for the incredible way they have cared for my two girls and myself and our families, we know full well now, more than ever that God is real and intricately involved in every area of our lives.

God's blessings in our lives continue to amaze us, and continue to inspire us even more to do whatever we can to bless others.

Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us. May is looking to be an incredibly exciting month for us for many reasons, and we are beyond thankful for the opportunities that God continues to give us to share our story and make a difference in the world around us.

Thanks!

Nate

52 comments:

Angela R. said...

It's amazing that it has been a whole month already. It went so fast, but Im sure felt like forever to you guys. I am so happy that you all have come so far. God is good and your story just has proved that over and over again. I think anyone who has not had faith, now does from following your story. Thank you so much for taking us through this journey with you, it has been an amazing one, thats for sure. I wish you all the best of everything and pray that May, as well as the future has all good things in stored for you ALL!!


God Bless!
-Angela

Angela R. said...

P.S.- I love the picture... you have a beautiful family!!!

Laurie said...

Such a great picture of your Family of Three!!!! I agree that God has been so amazing in this journey of yours. He has shown His Stuff to the world that He loves you guys and is watching over you. And He will be faithful to complete what He has begun in this miracle story. Love and Blessings in May to you.:)

Laurie in Ca.

Aida Rita said...

One month already, wow !!

God is good.

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Paige said...

Can't believe it's been one month. God is great and all the little details that have come together is because of Him. Very cool.

You are complete strangers, yet I am so incredibly happy for all 3 of you. I pray you have a wonderful life together.

I also pray that you learn to go to your "happy place" when Gwyneth cries in the middle of the night...non-stop. : ) Seriously. The happy place is a God-send.

Twila said...

What a great 1st Mother's Day Trisha is going to have. Also you make a nice looking family I might add.

Julie said...

I can't believe it's already been a month since Tricia's transplant! It's been so awesome to hear about all of her progress - God sure has provided her with strength and determination. Makes any complaint I have about being tired or having an ache or pain seem pretty lame.
I'm sure Tricia will continue to be an encouragement to many people in the days, weeks, months, YEARS to come.

Emily said...

It's amazing what progress Tricia has made in one month, and Gwyneth too for that matter!! God is so good and it's awesome to visibly see him working in your lives. Praying for many more wonderful and healthful months to come.

You have a beautiful family!

Kelly said...

Happy one month-versary! God has truly blessed you with an amazing life and it is wonderful to see you praising Him for it all!

Kitchen Scrapbook said...

It's been a whole month already?!

I loved this post. I'm just over and over amazed at how everything has gone for your little family so far. I have been/am thoroughly enjoying sharing your journey. God bless you and Tricia for touching so many lives all over the world.

Mags said...

Well as they say April showers bring May flowers! I am so glad to here that things are going so great. I can wish nothing more than for Gwyneth to keep growing strong, Tricia's lungs to expand more and more every day so she can get that deep breath, and for your whole family to finally be able to go home together. I hope May brings you many more things besides flowers! Love to your whole family!!

fyi: Capitol Hill just made it official, May is CF Awareness month!

~Maggie

lawrenson fan said...

Time flies, it doesn't seem like it's been a month. So glad to hear that Tric gets to go to the walk tomorrow and get out and "see the world"

Jessica

Two blessings from above said...

Happy 1 month.!!!
Woo-Hoo is right!!!
Praise God!!!

DeAnne said...

I've been a "fan" for a little more than a month now. Praise God for His hand in our lives. I get so teary thinking of Tricia being at the CF walk...AWESOME! Praise God that He is the Healer! Praise God that He is the Author of Life!
Abundant Blessings to your family,
DeAnne

Abbie said...

Holy cow!! I CANNOT believe that it has been a month already!! That is so exciting! :)

The Posti Girls said...

I have been watching your story for almost five months now and I feel like you are part of my "family". I was so excited to learn of Tricia's transplant and for it to have taken so well to her body, I am so pleased! Good luck with the PT and everything else that makes Tricia stronger.
One month down and everything is looking "oh so good"! I can't wait to read that Gwenyth is being dischared too. That will be an amazing day!

Jenny, John, Jennah & Abby said...

I have been so happy to see pictures of all 3 of you together! Happy 1 month to Tricia! Truly a miraculous and inspiring journey thus far! Can't wait to watch it unfold further....the coming months will be filled with many more firsts & anniversaries! So excited and thankful for all 3 of you!

God is undeniably good, faithful and gracious! Perfectly illustrated through your family!

Prayers continue for you all...

Keep on truckin' you guys!!

Much Love,
The Vande Castles

Blessings From Above said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

I am so incredibly happy for you!!! :)

Deb said...

Time really flies!
I love your family pictures :)
Praying for May to be the fabulous month you are expecting!

megasam said...

It is so beyond amazing what you have been through and the amazing things that have happened this past month. I am so excited for you for what lies ahead for the month of May. I continue to pray for Tricia's healing and for Gwyneth to gain those last needed ounces so she can be released.

Melissa Dovel said...

With all that you and your new family have been through its prob. sometimes hard to imagine that this is what we were all praying for. I mean its just amazing to see both of your girls looking so strong and good and looking to going home! I know it will be greeted with much joy!


PTL ALWAYS!!

The Dovel's

jamie said...

Thanks to you, Nate, for allowing all of us to be a small part of your miraculous journey. It is awe inspiring to see God at work. Your family has become loved by folks all over the world. I think God is pleased with the ministering you are doing through this blog. So once again, thank you Nate, Tricia and Gwyneth for this journey.
((((((HUGS))))))
Happy ONE MONTH!!!!!!
God Blss you all
Jamie in Texas

L&DRNKY said...

Yes, you are so blessed. Best of luck and continued prayers in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Your journey is such an amazing story of faith and endurance. Thank you for helping me reach to a level of faith I never thought possible. Your in my heart and thoughts daily.

WannaseeJesus said...

Ok hopefully this isn't an awkward question. But I was wondering what Tricia wears around her neck. Is it something that she will continue to always wear? Or eventually will it be removed? Just curious :)
Praise God for your testimony!!!

Sallie said...

Happy Lungaversary!

Praise the LORD!

grey like snuffie said...

WOW, time has flown by. We silly people wouldn't have even begun to know how to time all things. Looking forward to the glorious day of Gwyneth's release, family united.

hepmomto3 said...

I just found this today and all I can say is...Beautiful!
Beautiful baby...beautiful mom...3 beautiful spirit...beautiful story. Simple beautiful! You are all such an inspiration. Thank you for that!

Chelle' said...

Nate- Praise GOd for all that you have said as well as all that will be in the future.

I wonder- with Tricia's restored health, and baby G's encouraging growth and well being... any chance there will be a sibling down the road?

I know you are living in the moment and the future may not be a consideration as of yet... but just wondered if what was once "forbidden" regarding family planning... may well now be an option.

God bless you all.
Chelle'

Em said...

I'm so happy that everything is moving along. Next thing you know Gwyneth will be joining you, and your family will begin.
Your strong faith has made mine better.

(((((( HUGS )))))) to your families. You are all beautiful.

Leslie said...

Praise God for today! One month with new lungs. How wonderful! Tricia- as a mother of a beautiful little girl with CF, I can honestly say how encouraged I am by you! It has been wonderful being able to follow your story and your progess. God is so good and I am thankful for your openess and sharing how He is continuously working in the life of your family.

Emily said...

Wow, a month! I can't believe it. I'm sure it seems like that long to you but to me time is flying! Congratulations on 1 wonderful month & I pray for more & more wonderful moments for all of you!
Emily

Vicki said...

Love the family portrait!

Andy Lawrenson said...

I was in Rita's today with Ty and talking to the owner about you guys and your trip to Carry's Rita's the other day. While explaining a lady walked in with her boy and heard me finishing up the story and then she picked it right up telling them about the blog.

Meanwhile I enjoyed my mango gelati and Ty enjoyed chocolate custard.

c&v said...

I share a birthday with Nate and will forever remember to pray for your family on that day! It has been amazing to follow your journey and I love continuing to see (through your blog) your little Gweneth grow! She is beautiful...your an amazing family:)

Kim said...

Happy 1 month Lawrenson family!
It doesn't seem that long-Tricia you are just movin' right along!
What a powerful display of God and His miracles!
Kim

Kate said...

Wow--a whole month already! Congrats! God is definitely at work in your lives and your story has taught me to never, ever turn my back on Him.

Dandelion Seeds said...

Praise God!!!

~j~ said...

Wow, and what a blessing it has been to have been given the opportunity to share in this journey with you all! This family picture is soooo priceless for so many reasons. My heart is overflowing with gratitude.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow...

Anna Marie said...

Yay! Go Tricia and Gwyneth!! :)

Also, my fiance is doing a CF walk up in Pittsburgh! If anyone reading this wants to donate to his walk, here is the link: http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/ChrisLewarchik

Hope y'all have a great evening!

jheatherdefoor said...

One month already!! WOW! Praying for you.

laura said...

Very cool. :)

You're right, it is an amazing journey and God's provision for you and your girls has been incredible.

Thanks for all the regular updates, and information on the issues involved with organ donation and premature birth.

Kim said...

Happy one month birthday, Tricia's new lungs! (Or Tricia With New Lungs, since technically they're not one month old either...you know.)

Congrats to you all, and YAY FOR GOD! He's pretty cool...

sara said...

Happy One-Month with new lungs :)

mrsnan said...

No, thank YOU for sharing your journey with US! It's been a pleasure, Nate, and a real opportunity for spiritual growth for us all.

Joanna said...

It's been a month already?>??? Where did time go? Wow! That is great! I am so happy for her and ya'll!! : )

The Beaver Bunch said...

Wow! That's got to be the quickest month ever. I seriously did a double take. Yay Tricia for doing so well and praise God for His many, many, many blessings.

Scott said...

It is an unbelievable story! I said this along time ago but it was like living through a Bible Story, except we weren't sure how it would unfold. Looking back, knowing how it did unfold is easier than going through it at the time. I don't know if my post makes sense or not! Lord bless you guys as the journey unfolds further. We are still praying!

Jen in Al said...

wow!!! time is really flying by! love the picture of all three of you!!! thank you so much for blessing my life and the lives of so many by sharing your journey. words really do not do justice in describing the impact your lives are making for Christ! praying, jen in al

Beverly said...

What an good looking family...

twin power mommy said...

It truely IS amazing. I can't believe it's been a month already.
Gwen looks soooo cute in the above pictures.
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Dottie said...

You are all beautiful! Praise God that things have been going well and it's been a month with new lungs! Our God is an Awesome God and I am so happy to hear of your blessings. May God continue to bless you all.