What an impact you (if you're reading this, that means you) are making in our lives and across the world with you willingness to partner with us in our story. Here are a few ways I've seen so far.
> I've been looking for Joe and Kendra ever since I saw them two days ago. About an hour ago, I stepped on the elevator in the parking garage, and there was Joe. We walked and talked all the way to the NICU. I told him that a few hundred people had posted about praying for him. He said that they'll get to hold one of the boys today. Next time I see him, I'll have the web address written down so they can read the posts and be encouraged, If you haven't yet, post a prayer or encouragement for them HERE.
> The following comment was posted here by Robyn just a few minutes ago:
Dear Nathan, I will continue praying for you, Tricia and Gwyneth. My daughter Michalea is a miracle baby like Gwyneth!!! She was a preemie, born with so many physical problems and dr's told my hubby that she only had a 4% chance of survival...the Lord gave me this verse that I would like to share with you to pray over both of your girls, Psalm 118:17, they shall both live and die and proclaim the works of the Lord...I prayed that each day while in NICU with Michalea, and I would pray over the other little ones while I was there as she was in the worst NICU unit. But God is faithful, she just had her 11th birthday this week :0) I would ask though that you would also pray for us, we found out last year when my oldest daughter that was only 22 at the time- found out she is HIV postive and she was pregnant with our first grandchild and she has been very sick. I am praying for you.
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> The cards and packages are starting to come in. I even had somebody personally deliver some sweet t-shirts last night to the front desk. I think you're also making an impact on the staff at our hotel as they're beginning to ask me more questions about Tricia and Gwyneth Rose.
> While I was out, I did buy several things for Tricia and Gwyneth that will help continue to impact our families and friends for years.
> A 160GB external hard drive to store all of the pics and videos of Gwyneth as well as a storage space for all of the emails and such. For years, she will be able to look back on this time of her life as if she were one of us.
> A picture album of Gwyneth. I prefer to look at pics on my computer, but her mother (and her grandmothers) will want to hold a picture album. I stopped by a photo shop and printed off several of my favorite pics of her so far. I'm sure it will fill up quickly. (This album may even make it's way to NHC by next Sunday...) I was able to share a bit of Tricia's story and a few of Gwyneth's pictures with a girl at the photo shop.
> A binder for all of the ECards that are still coming in for Tricia and Gwyneth. I'm amazed, and Tricia will go blind reading them all. I'll let her crafty sisters figure out a way to make the binder look fun and pretty.
> Another huge bone for Meka the pug...OK, this one really isn't that big, but Meka kills me with kisses when I come home at the end of every day and has been sleeping with me every night, helping me to not be so lonely without my wife. She deserves an oversized treat.
> I need some help with something (Along With These). I would like to find a photo album that is decorated with a White Rose. I know there are several crafty people who are now involved with our story, and if you want to send us something homemade, that would be wonderful. BUT, DON'T go out and send us a store-bought white rose photo album because I would fear that we'd end up with 50 of the same album. (I take a lot of pictures, but I'm not a freak)
So, if you can help me search for something that might work online, or if you find something in a store, please let me know so that I can order it for myself.
I have almost caught up on reading every single comment. Thank you again. It has become the consuming pastime of my life as God is using your words of prayer and encouragement to fuel my soul and spirit (not to mention our families').
Off with Agnes (Tricia's mom) to get some dinner at the caf.