I want to share something with you and ask for prayer. This is sweet little Hayley (she's nearly 10 months old now). Her story (written by her mother) is below. In short, Hayley stopped breathing last Wednesday night. She was coded more than once and life flighted to Portland for further care. Her sweet little body went without oxygen for numerous minutes and her heart completely stopped, yet the Lord has thus far spared her life. God is in control and none of us know his will, but Stacey and Jesse (mom and dad) have asked anyone and everyone to pray. Their faith is simply amazing. I cannot even imagine how hard this is for their family. Hayley's future and prognosis is unknown at this time. Each hour and day bring something new. Stacey and Jesse regularly post updates and through the pain, exhaustion (mentally, emotionally, physically), confusion, and rays of hope, they remain strong in their faith and positive that God is in control.
It was a miracle that Hayley came back the first time. Being in the medical field myself, I can only imagine how "puzzled" (as Stacey shared) her care team is. Hayley continues to make small improvements against the physicians' predictions. Yet, we still don't know the extent of her health and condition. We may not know why this is all happening, but I'm trusting that God has a greater plan.
But now, we pray and surrender this to the Lord.
Hayley, Stacey, and Jesse, I am praying extensively for each of you. May God comfort you and bring you peace through this difficult time. May God's will be done- whether that means healing or clear answers. Thank you for leading by example and showing many of us what true faith looks like. You are both amazing parents and the perfect mom and dad for Hayley. What a lucky little girl to have you both.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20
Thank you for reading and thank you for your prayers.
|Photo taken from Stacey's (mom) facebook.|
|Mom, Stacey, and baby, Hayley, at a church women's tea last spring.|
|I met Stacey through my Mom & Dad. They attend the same church and are a part of the same small group.|