Tuesday, December 21, 2010


In January we will have some changes of personnel :)  please be patient with us as we transition. Also please feel free to leave new requests on the comment section or on our facebook page. If you have any suggestions we'd love to hear them :) Also if you have a blog listed and would like it moved to a different section or removed all together, please leave a comment on this page..

thanks so much! I am excited to get Safe Haven up and going again.

Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you all and see you in January!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

a few requests...

Please be in prayer for sweet little Maggie, she has been having a very hard time and things aren't looking very good...

Kyle and his family are also in need of some prayers and good wishes..

also please pray for sweet Morgan, her family lost her 5 year old sister March 2010, and now Morgan (4 yrs) is suffering the same disease. She was discharged last week to go home on hospice.. This is the same disease my daughter had and is so aggressive and so rapid, once the symptoms start, its just a matter of time befor they are gone..the link is a FB page, but it is open to anyone..

I will update again later, please let me know if you have any other requests to add.. also be sure to follow us on facebook! thanks and have a blessed weekend!

They all have forms of mitochondrial disease~Mitochondria exist in nearly every cell of the human body, producing 90 percent of the energy the body needs to function.  In a person with mitochondrial disease, the mitochondria are failing and cannot convert food and oxygen into life-sustaining energy.  For many, mitochondrial disease is an inherited genetic condition, while for others the body's mitochondria can be affected by other environmental factors.  What is happening with these little ones is that the mitochondria (little power houses) are not getting to where they need to go in the body. This causes respiratory, liver, kidney and other sorts of organ failure. It also makes the person extrememly immune deficient and makes it nearly impossible to fight off infection.. be sure to visit the UMDF.org for more info, there is a faq section..

Monday, October 4, 2010

a few requests...

Please pray for Ashley, she had a liver transplant a while back and it is now sick..

Please pray for Beckhams mom kim, she is expecting a new little girl and was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Please pray for Cal. We lost my daughter to a mitochondrial disease last May, so I speak from experience when I say this is a monster, it robs you of your healthy children so fast..

Emerson and her family could use some prayer right now, She was just given another, not so good, diagnosis..go on over and love on them..

Rebekah is having surgery on Nov. 3, please be in prayer for the doctors wisdom and for her to have a successful surgery..

Please remember sweet little Logan as he is still doing well after his heart transplant last month.

Sorry its been so long..I will try to update with more tomorrow...

also please feel free to leave a comment here or find us on facebook  (button on the side column) with any more requests and/or updates..  

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Urgent Request


Please pray hard for Logan. He is on the transplant list for a heart and been in the hospital again. As of late last night he has been moved into the CVICU in Houston and is not doing very well at all.. please pray for God to cover his little body until a heart can come. Amy has not had time to update his blog (obviously) but as I hear updates I will post on the safe haven Facebook page..pray hard people!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

a few requests for now..

Ashley is having a bit of a hard time lately and could use some prayers and warm thoughts..

Audra had an MRI and it came back clear! She is doing PT and re-learning to walk! what wonderful news!

Looks like Beckham is in the hospital with some tummy issues..pray this is resolved soon!

Sweet little JJ has taken a turn and could use prayers..

Josiah has had a rough few days too and needs some prayers and encouragement..

Kate started her first day of kindergarten this week after having a negative pet scan last week..what a blessing!

Waverly and Oliver both had some testing done this week, pray for good results as they come in

Little Faith passed away Aug. 7th after a very valiant fight, please remember her family during this time..

Safe Haven is on facebook now, click on the button and follow..we will also be accepting requests and links on the page, as well as here on the blog.

I would also like to thank Christy for giving me the opportunity to help with this site, someone was so kind and requested prayer for our daughter Ella when she was sick, and the prayers were felt during her illness and her passing. If you ever doubt that it makes a difference, I am here to tell you it does. Ella was never in pain and her passing was like something in a movie, she was asleep and slipped away so peacefully. The showers of prayers for our family offered us peace like we could have never imagined. We were and still are so sad we lost her, but the Lord provides us light in our darkest hours..so please take the time to love on these families posted and for those yet to be posted and feel free to share any new requests and links, because it makes a big difference to the effected families...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Too long....

Wow. I can't believe how long it has been since I have updated this blog. I feel so bad for letting it go this long. I am in the process of getting helpers so we can get this thing going again. A few people commented that they would like to help a while back, but didn't leave email addresses. If you are interested in helping post updates to this blog, leave a comment and let me know. Still looking for partners! :) Hoping to get some sort of update posted soon, and hope that you all have still been checking in on these little ones. Forgive my procrastination, and I hope you all have been having great summers.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thank you so much.

First I want to say thank you for all of your responses. I really, really appreciate all of the kind words of encouragement. Some of your comments had me in tears, and I heard the Lord's voice in your words. I was getting so behind on updating, I felt bad even trying because it has been so long. I have had offers from some of you to help, and I think I will take you up on it. I want to say thank you to those of you that offered, and tell you I will be in touch with you soon. I also want to address a few comments/questions:

1. There was a suggestion to organize the prayer list by category, those going through the same diagnosis. This would also give those going through the same thing a way to find others that have something in common, and provide a sort of support group. I think this is a fabulous idea, and I will be making those changes soon. Thank you!

2. There was a question about making a list of the prayer requests so you can check them yourself. If you look at the top of the blog, the different lists are across the top, and if you click on them, it will take you right to the list. I used to have them all listed out on the side but it made the blog so long to scroll through, I seperated them into different pages.

3. There was another suggestion to list the requests so that the ones most recently updated will be at the top. I do not know if the pages I am using will allow that, but I will look into it, because that is a great idea. It would allow for ease of knowing who has posted an update.

4. Someone metioned having the comments set to where I do not need to ok them before they are published. The reason I had it set like this is because I was getting a ton of spam. It has seemed to ease up though, so I will change the comments settings. Thanks for this input.

Thanks for all your ideas. You ladies (and guys?) are awesome and I appreciate you. I know God does too. I will be working on some changes and hopefully some updates will start posting soon.

In the meantime, here are some prayer requests that I feel HORRIBLE about not being posted. Please forgive me.

Schroeder Matter

Logan has been listed for a heart transplant. His little heart has too much scarring on it. Please keep him in your prayers, and I have moved his blog button back to the prayer requests list.

I commented on my last update that Jace's blog was gone, and someone left a comment that he is doing so much better that his mom took his page down. Praise Jesus!!! :)

This is Harmonee. She suffers from Biliary Atresia, and had a liver transplant on May 14th. Now, she is having some signs of rejection. Please add her to your prayers!

Thanks again so much, and hope to have some updates soon!!! :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Here's the deal

I have been terrible at updating this blog lately, and I feel, well, terrible about it. I just wanted to share my heart for a minute today, and hope for some feedback. I think lack of feedback on here has been discouraging to me as well. This blog has grown so much, and I am so happy about that. But, when I sit down to do an update, it takes me anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. And anyone with little kids will understand how difficult that is. Not to mention I also have so much else going on, my blogging has seriously fallen by the wayside. I need some ideas. I want so much to be able to keep up with each and every prayer request on this blog, but it is next to impossible. I am leaning towards just posting new requests, and maybe if some of you guys could let me know if there is something serious going on with someone I can post that too. I don't really know what to do, but I know I want to keep this blog going, somehow. I do have some new requests to post but haven't been able to yet. I hope to be able to sit down and do it today. So if you have any ideas or comments, please, please pass it on. I'm at a loss here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Here is a partial update, I hope to have the rest up tomorrow.

Avalon will be having shunt surgery this week, be in prayer for her.

Brayden is suffering from allergies, pray that it clears up quickly.

Remember Brody, he has been having seizures. Also they will be leaving for China on the 23rd to try some special treatments, be in prayer for this.

Emerson is in the hospital with another infection. Pray for quick healing.

Faith had an MRI yesterday, please pray for a good report.

Isaiah is in the hospital recovering from surgery, pray for quick healing.

I tried to check on Jace Schweitzer's caring bridge site, and it said it had been deactivated by the author. If anyone knows of an alternate website, can you leave a comment? Thanks!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Making Plans......National Infertility Awareness Week

By: Rian

I got married when I was 20 years old. My husband and I had been together for over 3 years and I felt it was time. I know some people would say that was young, but I didn't care. I knew what I wanted and I was ready to be a wife and soon a mother. I had always planned to have kids when I was young. My mom was 18 when she had my brother and 21 when she had me. Because of that my grandparents are younger and my great-grandmother, who is 96, is still living. I wanted my children to know their grandparents and great grandparents. So when I got married I had a plan. Soon I realized that plan would not come to fruition because my husband was still in school and I was the main money maker, so having children was put on hold. We were finally ready right after my 26th birthday. We amazingly got pregnant really quickly. I always had this thought that it would be hard for me to have children because my cycles were so screwy. Sadly we would go on to lose that baby at 12wks. That was the day my life changed forever and my journey with infertility began.

Even throughout my 4 years of infertility I would still find myself making plans...if I got pregnant in this month then the baby would be born in this month, I can't go on that vacation because I will be too pregnant, I want to have my first child before I am 30... None of my plans ever worked out. I eventually had to admit I was not in control and I had nothing to do with when/if I would have a baby. It is hard to let go of that control when you are in the midst of fertility treatments. Taking medications, shots, having sonograms and blood work. Realizing that all you are doing and all the money you are spending may not end in a baby. But that is how it goes when you give your life to Jesus. He is in control, I guess He is really in control even if you don't believe in Him, but at least believing in Him means there is peace and grace and mercy.

During my infertility struggles I became pregnant 5 times and each time I lost a baby (my son had a twin). While in the trenches of my heartache and suffering I could not fathom how any of this pain would come to good. I tried my hardest (not doing very well many times) to believe that God's plan for my life was the best. Knowing that He wept when I wept and that He saw my pain. When I was at my lowest after my 3rd miscarriage I sought my pastor for some wisdom. He challenged me to give everything about my desire to be a mother, the good and the bad, to God. He even suggested that I physically do it. So I went out and bought a box and I decorated it all pretty. Anytime I had a negative test I would put it in the box and tell God that I knew He was in control. Whenever I had a miscarriage I would write about the pain and the heartache and put the note in the box and tell God that my life was wholly in His hands. I cannot describe how much the physical act of giving things to Him helped me. I would suggest that if you are really struggling that you give it a try, and I would love to know how it works for you.

Sadly I cannot tell you how or when your journey will end, only God knows those answers. But what I can tell you is that He does care and He does see your pain and heartache. He is always there for you. He is ok with you being mad at Him and maybe even screaming and shaking your fist. But that part of the grieving process must end and you must realize that His plan is the best plan, even if our earthly eyes cannot see it.

After four years of infertility and five miscarriages, Rian was finally able to realize her lifelong dream of motherhood. She now spends her days raising her one year old son, caring for her husband and their home. She is also co-presiding over the Amarillo chapter of Resolve. Rian has a calling to minister to women who experience suffering and heartache.


Tiffany offered for me to link to her Infertility Support page on her blog, so I've added a link to it on the "Resources" tab. It is a list of infertility blogs, from women struggling with it, to women who have beat it. I'm sure you can find all the support you need from these amazing women! Thanks, girl!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Catching up......

Yesterday, April 24th, began National Infertility Awareness Week, and runs through May 1st. During this time, pray for our girls who are struggling with infertility, and maybe leave some encouragement on their blogs: Kristen, Tiffany, and Michelle. If you have anyone you would like to add to our pregnancy prayers list, please leave a comment with their info. Also, Tiffany is posting on her infertility journey this week, you can go check out her blog. She has some wise and encouraging things to say! Also, if you are posting anything for this special time, leave a comment and I will link to your blog!

Still praising the Lord for Rosie and Derek's new little blessing, Gavin! If you want to keep up to date on their little family, I moved their button to the "Miracles" tab.

Continue prayers for Avalon and for her doctors as they run tests to see what is causing her problems she has been having.

Remember Brayden during his doctor visit tomorrow, his counts were a little high.

Please pray for Brinley, there is a possibility she might have relapsed. Pray for her and her family too!

Gabe has pneumonia, please pray for a quick recovery for him.

Grace is wearing a patch on her eye to try and heal it so she will not need surgery, please pray for success and that no surgery will be needed.

Josiah has been sick, please pray for quick healing.

Pray for Lindsay, she has been in the hospital with pneumonia and RSV. She is home now, but keep praying for quick recovery.

Baby Luke had some issues with some very low sodium levels. He will be having an MRI in May to see if there were any effects in his brain, please pray for good results.

Pray for Tripp's eyes, he is still having lots of pain and swelling in them. Pray that they heal up soon!

Remember Dylan in your prayers, he has glaucoma, and it looks pretty bad. Pray that the drops he is taking will clear it up.

Jaxson's family is adopting a little girl from Eastern Europe, through Reece's Rainbow! Here is their adoption blog to raise funds to bring Makayla home!

Gwendolyn had a scare and stopped breathing, she is fine but the family is struggling to recover and stressed. Please pray for peace for them.

Keep Jonah in your prayers this week, he will be having surgery Thursday (the 29th) to have a g-tube put in. Pray for peace for his parents, and for safety. There are a lot of things that can go wrong for him during the surgery. Pray for protection!

Reagan's mother left this prayer request:

"I have a prayer request...
After 2+ years of nonstop seizures Reagan has been seizure free for 4 months (thank God). But a few days ago we saw some weird eye movements and then yesterday she did something that looked like a startle (or an infantile spasm). She did it a few times and then it gradually increased to every 20seconds or so. Very scary. Please pray that it's not seizures again. Some sort of neurological quirk I can handle, but not seizures."

Philip will be having two surgeries in the next few weeks, keep him in your prayers.

Pray for Veiyah and her parents as they make important decisions about her heart in the next few months.


This is Chrissie, a little girl adopted from Eastern Europe. She was brought to the United States for a life saving heart surgery, and had her operation on the 19th, last Monday.

This is Lillian. She was born on March 22, 2010 with several conditions. She's already had one surgery to correct her diaphragmatic hernia (on April 7, 2010) but will continue to struggle with Turner Syndrome and Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Lauren, Lillian's mother, is trying to be strong for her baby with the support of her family, friends and God. Lillian's father is not in her life. Currently, Lillian is at Texas Children's Hospital in the Level III NICU.

This is Tara, she lost her baby yesterday morning. He had a birth defect that prevented him from living life outside the womb. Please pray for this family during this very difficult time. I have added her blog to the "Angel Families" tab, under her little boy's name, Benaiah.

Monday, April 19, 2010



Rosie had her little boy, Gavin, On Wednesday, the 14th. Praise the Lord for a healthy baby and momma!

Pray for Avalon, she is having more setbacks with headaches and increased pressure.

Please check Beckham's blog for some prayers requests for other children.

Brinley has been sick, and fighting fevers, pray for quick healing.

Please pray for Brody, he is having a lot of problems breathing.

Chloe will be having surgery on Thursday (22nd) on her spine, please keep her in your prayers.

Eden's momma is pregnant again. Please keep her and the little on in your prayers. With as many difficulties as she has had before, they need protection and health. I am moving her link to the "pregnancy prayers" category.

I will try and finish the update tomorrow......sorry it's been so long.

Friday, April 9, 2010


By: Rian

I have been reading Leviticus lately. Have you ever read that book? If not you really should. It is quite fascinating all that God tells Moses and the Israelites. The book is about "the law", which was a huge list of rules that the Israelites had to live by to prove their love to God. There were consequences for breaking the law, sometimes even death. The law is very thorough. It amazes me how specific it is. Here are a few versus from Leviticus 12.

"The LORD said to Moses, 2 "Say to the Israelites: 'A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period. 3 On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. 4 Then the woman must wait 33 days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. 5 If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait 66 days to be purified from her bleeding."

This is just a little snippet of the book. There are much more in depth parts of the law. My point here is that the Israelites were not "saved by grace" like we are, they were bound by the law. They had to know it and live by it every day. Thank you Jesus that is not the case today!!!

Have you ever just sat in awe of God's grace? Have you ever really pondered the meaning of God's grace? Grace is one of my favorite words, actually it is what I will probably name a future daughter (when/if God blesses me with one!!). First off, let's look at the definition of grace. Dictionary.com says, "the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God". How wonderful!!! From this it looks as though I do nothing to deserve God's grace, He chooses to freely give it to me in spite of who I am. That is wonderful, considering I would never be good enough to earn it. That is why God sent Jesus to save us, people couldn't live by the law. People are inherently flawed and sin. God knew the only way He could save us from eternal damnation was through sacrificing His son. Ok that seriously is the best news ever! I say all this to remind you to think about God's grace for you. He loves you unconditionally and forever. There is nothing you can ever do to make Him stop loving you!! He is always here for you in the moment of your pain and heartache and He will love you like no one else can.

I leave you with one of my all time favorite songs. The lyrics to this song are so true, and beautiful and they make my soul sing. I have bolded the best part. I hope they move you like they move me and they speak of God's grace and unending love to your soul.

How He Loves Us
David Crowder Band

He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

Yeah, He loves us,
Oh! how He loves us,
Oh! how He loves us,
Oh! how He loves.

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
And Heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…"


After four years of infertility and five miscarriages, Rian was finally able to realize her lifelong dream of motherhood. She now spends her days raising her one year old son, caring for her husband and their home. She is also co-presiding over the Amarillo chapter of Resolve. Rian has a calling to minister to women who experience suffering and heartache.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Urgent request

Cathy left this request yesterday, please add Kristin to your prayers:

"On March 23rd, she was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Minnesota. Kristin had several blood clots in both legs, her kidneys weren't functioning, and she had an infection in her aorta. She was heavily sedated and time was given to allow her to heal on her own.

On Friday, April 1st, Kristin underwent her surgery to have her right leg amputated as well as a portion of her left foot. She doesn't know this has happened to her as she's been sedated since prior to her surgery.

At some point in time this week - it's looking like she will be allowed to wake up. Her doctors will explain to Kristin what has happened - and she will be surrounded by those who love her while they do.

Currently, she is still very much asleep in an effort to control her pain level. She is on direct dialysis (which runs 24/7) and her kidneys were still without much function.

I don't know much about the infection in her heart - but will find out and will keep you posted!"

Saturday, April 3, 2010


The Shuberts will be traveling to Taiwan tomorrow to finally meet their son! Please be in prayer for them during this time!

Faith is struggling with a lot of pain, please pray for her. Pray for a miracle!

Prayer requests for Gaines: weight gain, and for his lungs to get stronger.

Josiah's mother is getting tested to see if she is a carrier of Menkes, the disease Josiah has been diagnosed with. Please pray that it is negative.

Keep Kate covered in prayers as they are in Houston going through some new treatments.

Pray for Maddie, that her new medicine will help control her seizures.

Jonah has been sick the last few days, please pray for quick healing and that it doesn't go into anything worse.

Lydia's momma requested prayer for a little two month old boy, Brenon. He has a mass on his liver.

This other request was left in the comments:

"This morning (3/26) a 15 month old and his 5 year old brother were shot and killed by their father in Scottsdale, AZ. The father shot himself but is expected to live. He and his wife are going through a divorce and custody battle. I don't know if it is appropriate to add but I'm sure this sweet mother could use prayers on her behalf. The community where they live is heartbroken, as well as the family of these little boys. There are links to the story on www.fox10.com."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Here is the rest of the update from yesterday:

Noah: Still struggling with lots of health issues, pray for rest and healing.

Camryn: Struggling with GVH rash, please pray for quick healing.

Philip: Not doing well and is in a lot of pain. Pray for health and comfort.


Josiah: He was just diagnose with a rare fatal disease called Menkes disease. Please add this little one to your prayers.

My friend that I have been requesting prayer for and her little girl, Baby J., has set up a Caring Bridge page for her. Thanks for praying for my friend! She is doing much better and I know it's from all the prayers! Here is her site:



Original post:

I wanted to say that I am so sorry it has been so long since I have posted an update here. It has been a stressful month for me and I haven't spent very much time online. I hope that you all have been keeping up with the kiddos on here and I also hope nothing serious has happened with anyone in my absence. Plase pray for me and that things will calm down for me. Again, so sorry that this update has been such a long time coming.


Shubert Family: They will be leaving for Taiwan on Easter Sunday! Please be in pray for them during this process. Also they are having trouble with their VISA's, please pray that this will get worked out.

Kristen: Pray for wisdom on how to proceed with their infertility treatments.

Tiffany: Requesting prayer for her mother. Please check her blog and add her to your prayers.

Beckham: Has been diagnosed with Evans Syndrome, and is having troubles with side effects from this. Pray for healing.

Brayden: He is having lots of pain from his last round of chemo, pray for health. Also his one year anniversary of his diagnosis is coming up. His momma is making a scrapbook for him, so if you want to leave a note for him to add to it, leave a comment on their blog.

Brinley: Has been running fevers a lot lately and not doing well, pray for healing.

Christian: They suspect that he is having lots of mini seizures, so they will be doing a 24 hour EEG soon. Please pray for the results of this test. Also they will be doing an auction on April 3rd to raise money for treatment. If you would like to donate any items, go over to their blog.

Emerson: Also has some fundraisers coming up; check their blog for ideas to help.

Joshua: Has an infection in his knee that is not responding well to medication. Pray for healing!

Kate: Her MRI was today at 3:00. Please pray for miraculous results!

Lydia: She is having lots of tests run and her yearly checkup. Pray for good results on everything.

Rebekah: Had her heart cath last week, pray for wisdom on how to procede with her treatment.

Tomorrow I will post an update of the rest of the prayer requests.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A few updates

Sweet Layla Grace went home to be with Jesus early yesterday morning. Please pray for her family during this very difficult time. Fly to Jesus, baby girl.

Please continue to pray for my friend, and baby J. No new updates yet, thanks for the prayers!

This request was left in a comment yesterday, please pray for this boy and his family, especially today as he has surgery:

"I have an urgent prayer request. My best friend's son was just diagnosed with a brain tumor this afternoon and will be undergoing surgery to have it removed tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. He will then have chemotherapy and/or radiation. This will be a long road for them, so please lift them up in prayer and pray for a successful surgery tomorrow."

This is Witt, and prayer was requested for him as well:

"We have a friend who's little boy, Witt has been in the hospital for most of his 16 months of life. He's got a lot of medical problems, but we especially need prayer right now as they're going to put a trach in tomorrow (3/9). Witt's a fighter, a trooper, a true, living testiment to how much God can do. He's got a trememdous family who are begging for huge prayers now. Thank you!!"

EDIT:His trach surgery was postponed and has not been rescheduled yet. Please pray for this family!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Urgent prayer needed again please!

I am again asking prayer for my friend and her little girl, baby J. She is the one with the severe head injury. I received word today that things are not looking well at all for baby J. Please lift her and my friend up in prayer!! Thank you.

Friday, March 5, 2010


The Shubert's court date is Tuesday, March 9th. Be in prayer for this, as well as the waiting period afterwards. Also pray that their homestudy situation gets resolved quickly!

Emerson had a perfect time at Disneyworld for her Make-A-Wish trip, praise the Lord! Although, now she is back in the hospital fighting another infection. Please pray for healing!

Pray for Kate to recover from the chemo quickly so she can go home soon.

Layla is still hanging on, please remember her and her family!! Don't stop praying for a miracle.

Baby Luke had his heart surgery this week, and everything went great! Please pray for him as he recovers: pray for his pain, and all the effects of surgery.

Dylan will be having a bone marrow biopsy done on March 11th and 12th to check for cancer cells. Please pray for good results from this test: NO cancer!!!

Pray for Noah who is back in the hospital; pray for quick healing!

Pray for Ava as she recovers from surgery on her leg and foot.

Jonah needs prayer for issues with his feet, and feeding problems. Pray for Jonah!

Reagan has been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease; please pray for them as they are still trying to figure out treatment for her.

Veiyah is pretty sick and in the hospital, pray for quick healing!

Abby is also sick in the hospital, pray for healing for her as well.


This is Faith; she is in first grade, has just been diagnosed with brain cancer, and has been given 6 months to live. Please pray for her and her family.

This is Aviana; she was hit by a car in July 2009, and suffered a severe brain injury. Please pray for this little one and her family.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


More updates.....

Be in prayer for Jacob and his parents, as they make decision concerning his care.

JJ is having lots of problems with eating, and with is eyes. Keep him in prayer, and pray for healing.

Kate is nearing the end of her treatment, pray for complete healing!

Keep praying for Layla, she is still hanging on. What a strong little girl! Pray for a miracle.

Pray for Mikayla, she has come down with a virus.


Be in prayer for the Shuberts as they wait on more details for their adoption, and for their upcoming court date on March 9th.

Ashley has injured her leg somehow and cannot stand on it. Please pray for quick healing!

Beckham has pneumonia, and is still having tummy troubles. Please pray for quick healing for him as well.

Brayden is experiencing some issues with his latest round of chemo; pray that they do not continue so he can keep up with the chemo.

Pray for Brayden, he has been sick this week with a cold.

Chloe is in need of a new hearing aid. If you feel lead by the Lord, check out her blog for directions on how to give.

Gaines has had his oxygen turned down! Please pray that he cotinues to tolerate it, and that they can lower it even more!!

Pray for Isaiah; he is in the hospital having difficulties. Please pray they get resolved quickly.

More updates to come tomorrow.....

Rebekah is being tested for Crohn's disease. Also she is still havin tummy problems. Please pray for healing!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

URGENT prayer request

Please pray for a friend of mine, and her little girl, baby J. She is two years old, and is in the PICU with a severe head injury. She has severe swelling on the brain and is not doing very well. Please keep my friend and her little one in your prayers!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Resource

I wanted to post about a new resource. This is from Lesli Westfall, and this is her ministry, Dancing Upon Barren Land. Here is a little about it that I took from her website:

"Most women from the time they are little girls dream of having children of their own and becoming 'mommy' some day. Our culture has changed over the decades, women are starting their families later in life. A childhood dream is shattered and the bite of reality stings when the desire for children doesn't come quickly, or at all.

It is estimated that one in six American couples (7.3 million women) are affected by infertility, even more worldwide. Those women who attend church or profess a belief in God, unfortunately, are not immune from these astounding statistics. They leave their places of worship with the need to fit in, to be accepted, with a profound feeling of hopelessness. Where is there inspiration for their confused mind and depleted heart?

Dancing Upon Barren Land - Spiritual Nourishment for the Infertility Road addresses those needs through a Christian online support ministry, whether they are new in their faith in Christ or seasoned believers. The ministry's mission is to inspire belief through Jesus Christ that there is an expected end to the road of barrenness. The monthly disappointments can be turned into God appointments, bringing joy and peace along the journey, as well as offering tools to family members, friends and ministry leaders to support the fertility-challenged, the women traveling to the destination of motherhood."

Thank you, Lesli, for letting me know of your ministry! Blessings on you.

See post below for a prayer list update.

Friday, February 19, 2010



Bronson, who was just recently added to the prayer list, was in a drowning accident and was in a coma. Praise the Lord, he is awake now and totally healed! Thank you Lord for miracles!

Continue prayers for the Shubert's as their court date for the adoption approaches.

Keep Brinley in your prayers, she has been running fevers all this week.

New fundraiser for Christian!

Continue praying for Eden's eye problems. Pray for healing!

Specific prayer requests for Gaines: for his hamstrings to strengthen, and to conquer sitting on his own. Pray for his body and muscles to get stronger!

Joshua still needs lots of prayers, for his blood pressure and shunt problems.

Kate had her stem cell transplant this week. Please pray for her body to take this treatment well, and also in the next few days when they begin radiation.

Please keep Layla and her family in your prayers, she does not have much time left. Soon she will be with Jesus, unless God chooses to heal her little body. Please pray for this family!!!!

Remember Rebekah as they are still trying to figure out her breathing and tummy issues.

I will finish the update tomorrow asap.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Urgent news: Prayer vigil being held tonight for Layla. Please visit her blog for more details. Please pray for this precious girl and her parents! Unless God performs a healing miracle on her body, she will be with Jesus soon. Please pray!!!

Continue to pray for the Shubert's during the adoption process, for their son's health, and also for the birth momma during this difficult time for her.

I found the sweetest blog today, while checking on Brayden. It's called Adaptions 4 Kidz. Here's a little description about it from Brayden's mom:

"If you have a little one with limited mobility or extra special needs, this is the blog to seek out and follow for wonderful craft, game, and activity ideas for our little ones. Junior's mom, Heidi, has some amazing ideas that Junior loves to demonstrate for you through his pictures...​he has an infectious smile so even if you aren't interested in the ideas, you should go check out the pics for a smile to brighten your day!"

So sweet, and I thought it was a great resource!

Eden needs prayer for her eyes. She has a visit with the eye doctor coming up, pray for improvement and a good report!

Please pray for Emerson; she has been very sick this week, and is still recovering. Pray that she is well for her Make A Wish Disneyland trip!

James had a chemo treatment this week and is having a rough time. Please pray for him!

Joshua needs prayers as he is having some difficulties recovering from his last hospital stay. Please pray for healing.

Kate has begun her chemo treatments this week for the stem cell transplant. Her kidneys are not functioning at %100, please pray that this improves, and for protection for her during this time.

Please pray for Lilliana's lungs, that they will get better and she can begin to breathe on her own.

Pray for Lindsay, she has a light case of pneumonia.

Rebekah is also having some respiratory issues, please pray for quick healing for her.

Noah is recovering from the croup, please pray for quick healing.

Gavin has the flu, please pray for him.

Abbey is on another round of chemo, remember her.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New stuff

Ok, so I just finished some changes......I added tabs at the top to seperate all the different categories. It's pretty much grouped the same as when everything was on the sidebar, except the resources page is a little different. I thought maybe this would make it easier, and save a lot of scrolling, because the sidebar was getting quite long! I also tried to keep everything pretty current, and I removed some sites that were no longer active, and some fundraisers that have closed. I hope this helps....comments? Questions?

Monday, February 8, 2010

2 new requests, and help needed

The blog will be under construction until further notice, so please be patient. Some things might disappear and reappear, so just keep checking back. Thanks!

First, I want to post these two new requests:

This is Bronson; he had a near drowning accident on January 29th, and is now on life support.

This is Luke; a request for him was left in the comments:

"Could you please add a little boy from my church to your list? He is only 8 months old and has already had several heart surgeries. He has been doing well but then took a sharp turn for the worse on Friday. Thanks for your prayers."

Second, I would like to request some input from you all. I am in the process of (attempting to!) reorganize the blog, to make it more user friendly. If you have any suggestions of how to make the blog easier to navigate or find particular resources, if you know of any site that would be a good addition, or any new requests, please let me know. Again, thanks for visiting and praying, and as always thanks for the comments you leave about precious little ones needing prayer. Blessings!

Friday, February 5, 2010


This is the rest of the update that I didn't finish from yesterday. Make sure after you go through this one, to check the last two posts: the first half of my update, and Deena's update on our Angel Families. Thanks for praying!

Kate will begin her new chemo treatment on Monday. This will be a long and difficult time of isolation and strong chemo and radiation. Please keep her and her family in your prayers, and pray for a healing miracle! (Also on her website is info about the fundraiser for Kate to be in Karen Kingsbury's novel.)

Remember Maddie in your prayers, she is still suffering greatly from seizures with no relief.

Keep praying for Rebekah as she recoveres from respiratory issues; she is home but still needs prayers!

New link for Tripp's blog!

Jaxson is in the PICU with lot's of breathing problems. Pray for him!

Say some extra prayers for Jonah and his momma this week. Send some encouragement too. And don't forget Jonah's EB Auction!

This one was posted on Lindsay's blog, and I wanted to pass it along:

This is Lilliana. She was born with a sever congenital heart defect, and is in the hospital now not doing well. Please add this little girl to your prayers!

This is Heather. She and her husband are adopting a beautiful baby boy from Taiwan: Nathanael. He is just recovering from penumonia. Please add this family to your prayers!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Continue praying for Baby Sunshine and the situation with her birth parents. Also Elaine has asked prayers for her uncle who had a brain aneurysm. Please pray for him as well.

Audra is in the hospital with breathing issues, and they can't figure out what is causing them. Be in prayer as they wait for news and be in prayer for the doctors.

A few things I wanted to pass along from Brayden's blog:

- Rays of Sunshine: Information and support for families of children with Hydranencephaly.

- If you would like to donate funds to help purchase needs for Brayden for his physical therapies, etc. go to his momma's blog here and look for the PayPal button.

Pray for Brinley this week; she is having a rough time with this round of chemo and steroids.

A few support sites for Brody: (also keep praying for a miracle for him to wake up!)

- WMC Foundation - Brody Johnson

- This artist, Bridget Huhn, is selling her music and half the proceeds go to help Haiti and half go to Brody.

- hugs4ndc: Hugs Foundation for Near Drowning Children; To connect parents of near drowning children with families who are going through the same experiences or have gone through them! (You can find Brody on this site as well.)

You can help raise money for March for Babies by joining Eden's team! Consider donating, or even walking if you are in the area.

Emerson is back in the hospital with infections. Please pray for quick healing!

Please pray for Ethan's momma, she is having surgery next Monday, the 8th. Pray that it goes well and that recovery will not be difficult.

Gaines has RSV and two ear infections, please pray for quick healing for him.

Gracie's mom requested prayer for her 16 year old niece who has been diagnosed with viral encephalitis. Please pray for Mackenzie!

Isaiah is in the hospital with two infections, and is recovering from surgery to fix an abcess above his bladder. Please pray for quick healing and recovery!

Pray for Jacob, he is in the hospital with pneumonia.

Continue praying for Joshua as they try to resolve issues with his shunt.

This is half of an update, I will post the rest tomorrow. Also, please check the post below for an update from Deena on the Angel Families.

Angel Families update

Pray for Kerry and her pregnancy.

Pray for Andie's family. Her birthday is approaching-Feb 19th.
Also pray for and/or donate a beanie baby to Andie's Angel Legacy.

Pray for Ayden's mommy. If you feel led, leave her some words of encouragment.

I'm late on this one, but there is new apparel for Cody's crew available.
There is also a good post on spreading awareness about neuroblastoma.

Pray for Colton's family. His birthday was Feb 2nd.

Pray for Hannah's family, and again if you feel led leave some words of encouragment.

Isaiah's mommy is really needing prayer right now. Keep her in your prayers!

Read more about Chronically Cool Families on Gavin's blog. It is a parent to parent support group for families dealing with chronic illness.

Olive went to be with Jesus. Pray for her family.

Please continue to pray for all of the families. Also, leave words of encouragment or even just an I'm thinking of you to let them know we are still praying and thinking of them.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


By: Rian

At church a couple weeks ago the pastor said, "Worry is a misery we choose". I had never heard it put that way, but it really spoke to me. I am not a stranger to worry at all, even before fertility treatments and miscarriages. I grew up with a very manic step father. Everyday on the bus on the way home from school I would wonder which dad would be waiting for me; the fun, happy go lucky one, or the angry, mean one? It was so bad that at the age of 13 I was diagnosed with an ulcer and put on medication. Thankfully a couple of years later I got a boyfriend (that had a car!), then got a car and then a job, so I spent less and less time at home.

In my early adult life I really did well not worrying. I realized that I basically had no control over things so what was the point. That all ended after that very first miscarriage. My world was rocked and my naivety about pregnancy was gone. Every pregnancy after that I tried so hard not to worry that things would go wrong. I think I did ok, but worry was always around the corner.

Why do we worry? What good does it do? Can it change the outcome of anything? I'm sure we all know the answers to those questions. Worry really is a misery, or a prison. A place we choose that makes our lives even harder than they are. All of our lives would be so much easier if we could truly lay it all down at the feet of Jesus and believe with our whole heart that He is in control. Wouldn't it be so much better if in those moments of worry we could pray instead? I'm sure prayers are much more productive than worrying, and think of the peace your heart would have.

Matthew 6:25-34

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


After four years of infertility and five miscarriages, Rian was finally able to realize her lifelong dream of motherhood. She now spends her days raising her one year old son, caring for her husband and their home. She is also co-presiding over the Amarillo chapter of Resolve. Rian has a calling to minister to women who experience suffering and heartache.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Continue praying for Baby Sunshine at Elaine's blog; that all involved would make the right decision for this little one.

Keep praying for Ashley as she is still recovering from her tummy bug and cold.

Beckham is in the hospital with RSV, please be in prayer for him.

Pray for Brayden as he is still recovering from being sick, as well.

Brinley's mom is in Washington DC this week for Cure Search, lobbying Congress for more funding for childhood cancer research. Please pray for her this week!

Brody is sick with bacterial pneumonia. Please pray for quick healing!

Continue to pray for Eden's reflux and breathing problems.

Elijah will be having eye surgery soon, please be in prayer for this.

Please pray for Jacob, he is in the hospital with pneumonia.

Pray for Joshua, he is in the hospital with shunt problems, and is in a lot of pain. His doctor is in Haiti this week so they are waiting on her to return. Please pray that he stays stable until they can operate on him, and for healing!

Continue prayers for Kate and her parents as they still have decisions to make concerning her treatment. Also she will be having a 3 1/2 hour PET scan tomorrow.

Please be in prayer for Layla and her family. They just found out that her cancer is getting worse and there is nothing they can do. Please pray for peace, and for wisdom on her treatment the next few months. Also don't stop praying for a miracle!

Little Olive went to be with Jesus on Friday. Please be in prayer for her family during this time.

Go here to read about an opportunity to help Noah's family.

I wanted to mention Linden's blog. Her mom, Bianca, has been posting about different babies and children with Downs Syndrome that are in desperate need of being adopted. Please stop by, take a look at them, and pray.

Reagan still needs extra prayers, she is having so many seizures.


This is Avalon. Brinley's mom requested prayer for her on their blog, and I wanted to add her to our list. Please take a few minutes to read her story, and say a prayer for her. She will be having surgery Wednesday (the 27th).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Continue praying for Elaine's friends and for Baby Sunshine, that all involved will make the right decisions for her care.

Please pray for Ashley, she has been sick this week. Pray for quick healing and for it to not go into anything worse!

Brayden has also been sick this week, pray for a quick recovery for him.

Chloe's family is still having trouble getting help from nurses, pray that this situation resolves and they get the help they need.

Pray for Eden's reflux and choking issues, that they will clear up.

Prayer requests for Gaines:

"His legs are still improving but are still not there yet. There is still some tightness in his hamstrings. So, I'm asking for that specific prayer request. Please pray that at his next appointment in a few weeks, his hamstrings are not as tight. So far Gaines has overcome every obstacle he's had and I pray that this will be the case with this. Also, please pray that Gaines avoids Reed's cold. Reed has a pretty good cough and runny nose that I'm hoping we can keep Gaines from catching."

Continue prayers for Kate and her family as they make decision regarding her care and if they should attempt surgery. Pray for wisdom and understanding!

Pray for Noah and his family as they are in court today continuing the trial. Pray for peace.

Rebekah is still in the hospital with feeding tube issues. Pray the doctors can quickly figure out what is wrong!

Aidan has a bad respiratory illness, please pray for quick healing for him.

Pray for Waverly and Oliver who have battling the flu for several weeks now. Pray for healing!

Continue praying for Noah's leg, and for healing.

Ava has been sick and running high fevers. Pray for healing for her!

Don't forget all the babies and families in Haiti! This request is from Rhyan who is stationed at an orphange in Haiti:

"PLEASE! Pray for our babies in Haiti. I am at an orphanage here and we are located only 10 miles from the epicenter of this weeks DEVASTATING earthquake!"

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Pray for Jacob who has come down with pneumonia.

Pray for Kate's mom and dad and the doctor's as they make some very important decisions concerning her care and treatment.

Olive had surgery this week to repair her shunt. Please pray that there is no infection!

Rebekah has been in the hospital this week with some feeding tube issues, please pray for quick healing.

Pray for Noah, he is having severe pain in his leg.

Abby is still having bad headaches, please pray for her.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


There is a family that is needing our prayers over at Elaine's blog. Please go read their story and pray for this family!

Specific prayer requests for Brayden:

"Please join us in praying for relief for Brayden. He’s been in a lot of pain over the last week in his lower back, his ribs. He has a lot of trouble walking at times. We’re also praying for safe travels to Little Rock Wednesday and that the weather will hold out for us to make it there and back. We’re praying his bone marrow is able to kick in and keep new, baby, healthy cells growing. We pray for peace for Brayden's heart and his resiliency he's exhibited to keep propelling him forward. We pray for happier times for Brayden to renew his sweet spirit so he can continue this journey."

Here are two requests that Brayden H.'s momma had posted on his blog, and I wanted to pass them on:

"*please say some big prayers for a dear friend, Angela, and her family who are a part of the hydranencep​haly online support group I have become close to. They had to say goodbye to their 4 year old little girl two mornings ago when she gained her angel wings after an unexpected and very tragic accident... RIP sweet angel ^^Emily^^.

*I also need a little prayer for a hydran sweetie, Addison, whose mommy Heather just posted that she remains in the hospital with breathing complicatio​ns. She has been in there for a little while, however things are not looking up right now. Pray she can overcome this obstacle and get back home and to her happy little self soon..."

Pray for Chloe and her family, that situations with getting help with nigh nurses will be resolved, and they can get the assitance they need.

Eden has had a virus this week, pray for quick healing and that it does not go into anything worse. Pray her lungs stay protected.

Pray for Emerson as they treat her heart for new issues they found, and for upcoming tests.

Please pray for Kate and her family. They did not receive good news on her MRI. Please pray over this family!!!

Go help Maryn win $10,000 to go towards the cost of her treatments!

Keep Noah's family in your prayers, the trial is next week on the 11th and 13th.

Olive is having more problems with her head, and her breathing. Please pray for healing for her!

Continue prayers for Rebekah, for her heart and lungs, and her feeding issues. Here is another specific request:

"Please pray with us that Rebekah will fight off any little colds and stay healthy. And please pray that if we do go to Charleston, the logistics will be worked out (care for the boys, transportation, finances, lodging, etc.)."

Button for Jonah's auction and fundraiser!

Keep praying for Reagan, that they can resolve her tummy and sleeping problem.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Settings change

Hi prayer friends! I just wanted to let you all know that I changed the comment settings. I have been getting a ton of spam comments, and some of them are pretty bad, so I turned off anonymous comments. I know that a lot of you have posted prayer requests under anonymous, and I don't want that to deter you from posting, so PLEASE keep posting! I made it so you just have to have an ID to post, so hopefully that will stop the spam. Thanks for faithfully praying!

Monday, January 4, 2010


The newest little Mac was born, Saturday Januray 2nd! Praise God for a healthy little baby boy! To find the Mac's blog click on "Cora" in the Angel Families column.

Pray for Brinley as she begins another round of chemo this week.

Kate's MRI is coming up very soon, pray for good results! Also she is having more problems with movement in her right side, pray for this to heal.

Olive had shunt placement surgery last week, and is having some problems. Please pray for a full recovery for her!

Rebekah has another cold, plase pray for quick healing and no complications!

Pray for Dylan, that his tummy issues will clear up and he can keep down his medications.

Visit Jonah's blog for a way to help raise money for DEBRA, and to celebrate Jonah's first birthday!

Reagan is having a surgical procedure done tomorrow, please pray it goes well. Also continue to pray for her tummy troubles.

Keep praying for Abby's headaches.


This is Brennon and this request is from his momma. Please pray for this little boy!

"I am needing prayers more than ever right now. I have a three year old named Brennon Layne and he has migraines and has to take meds daily to control them. He has been having several other problems so when we went to the Dr. she told me that he could have arthritis. My husband's family has Rheumatoid Arthritis. So they ran tests and yesterday I got a call from the Dr. saying that first thing Monday morning we needed to come in they needed to run more tests. So, we are needing your prayers and it would be awesome if you could let others know so they can pray for us as well."

This is Grace; she is recovering from a massive stroke in November. Please add her to your prayers!