Sunday, February 21, 2010

Prayers for Bodie

Please keep Bodie in your prayers tonight and tomorrow. His surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning - we're not sure what time yet. We know it's not the first surgery, but will likely be on the schedule second - so, probably 8 or 8:30. It should last 4 hours or so and they'll update us periodically and we'll pass those updates along to you. Then, assuming the surgery goes ok, the next 24-48 hours will be critical. So, we need nothing but to be bathed in prayer for the next 2 days - for Bodie, for the doctors, for the nurses and for everyone involved. We're scared (out of our minds, if we're being completely honest), but we know this is the only chance our sweet boy has at life, so we have no choice. We know that God is control and he has given our sweet boy to us for the time being. Tomorrow, we will hand him back into his Father's hands and we pray ferverently that He will hand him back to us to raise. Please pray with us.

In related news, Dusk got to see Bodie today for the first time since he was born (since he's been sick, he wasn't allowed in the NICU)!!! It was so amazing to see the look in Dusk's eyes when he locked in on his son. :-) We both got to hold Bodie, too, which was an incredible experience. I got to hold him for a while and he just slept in my arms. It was beautiful. Then, the nurse tried to give him to Dusk a little later and Dusk did get to hold him, but only momentarily, since he got super fussy. According to the nurses, Bodie is a fussy little bug. We're hoping it's just because the poor kid hasn't eaten his entire life thus far - and not a reflection on his personality. :)

Here are a few pics of our special day with Bodie today:


8 comments:

  1. We are praying extra for Bodie and have our friends praying for him too. (Dylan also prays for baby Bodie and his sis Sierra. He loves the pics and video.) We love you and pray God will give you peace tomorrow as He holds you and Bodie close to Him. Lots of Love, Bonnie and Shaun Kerr

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  2. We are praying and sending so much love your way! If anything, don't let them talk you into getting rest tonight. I know it sounds crazy, but it's okay to spend every moment with him tonight. That's how I felt with Nick and I am so happy I did - and I want to share that with you! Nick is happy and sad for Bodie - happy that he's alive (at 8 he thinks it's cool he's alive because Bodie only has half a heart) and sad that he has to go through surgeries. He said that he knows surgeries will make him better and you can come through them and be okay. So there you go, words of hope and wisdom from one little fighter to another! Much love, ~J.

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  3. praying all day today for all of you! we love you lots and lots. thanks for all the updates...it *almost* makes up for not being able to be there. :) Rebeccah, for the wagners

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  4. You look beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story and updates on this blog, and sharing your heart. I will be following closely and praying on my knees.

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  5. Lifting you guys up in prayer today and for the many days to come. Love the picture of Daddy locking eyes with his SON. So sweet!!

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  6. SO many prayers are being said today. The pictures are wonderful, thank you so much for updating for us. Amy & Dusk, Stay strong. Bodie is a fighter. =)

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  7. Debbie and Lilly catesFebruary 22, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    We're praying that Bodie will live a long healthy life and one day hold his grandchildren. That's an awesome thought! ♥

    Debbie and Lilly Cates

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  8. We're praying! Love the pics! Wish we were there. Erin

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