Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Grace, then Mercy, then Peace


He gives us grace.

When we received the neurologist's preliminary diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy for Nathan, it was news that we could not handle on our own. Jay and I just held each other that night and cried so hard that we shook from head to toe. We knew he had it...the neurologist was confident, Nathan had so many of the symptoms...we were going to lose our son. Our only son.

The next few days were filled with tears and sadness as we talked about our plans for Nathan's care, about how we were going to take care of the girls through such difficult circumstances, and about praying that our marriage would stay strong and that we stay on the same page through all of this.

One day about 3 weeks ago, Nathan was having an especially rough day. His grey episodes were frequent, and he just didn't seem like himself. He was unusually fussy all day, and his breathing just looked horrible. I tried everything I could to calm his breathing rate down, but nothing seemed to be working. I was frightened. He looked so sick.

As I laid him in his crib that night, I slowly stroked his head and prayed "Lord, I know that you don't need my permission, but if you want to take our son home to be with you, you can have him. But I ask that you please take him while he is sleeping so he doesn't suffer." I kissed his fuzzy head and wondered if it would be the last time I would kiss him alive.

I was heartbroken that evening, but I also knew that Nathan was in God's hands. I knew that there was absolutely nothing that I could do, but I knew that he would forever be in our Heavenly Father's care. I had known that ever since we received the diagnosis, but I believed it whole-heartedly on this night and every single day since. Nathan was in God's care. I surrendered what control I thought I had over this situation to God.

God gave us grace.

He gives us mercy.

Nathan woke up that next morning, and I thanked God for not taking him in the night. Two days later, he started pushing himself up on his arms again. His neck control improved dramatically. With the help of a new bottle, he started eating more. A little over a week later, he started rolling over again and his respiratory rate noticeably started dropping to more normal levels at times during the day. 2 weeks later, the muscle weakness that had labeled Nathan as "hypotonic" by three different doctors had strengthened dramatically. He was no longer lagging his head behind when you pulled him up by his arms, and he no longer "slipped" when you held your hands under his arms. And the last time I saw Nathan turn grey around his mouth and eyes (something that was happening several times a day) was while giving him a bath...5 days ago. He seems to be a different child now versus a month ago. He is just so strong.

The PA at our neurologist's office called at about 5:30 this evening. She said that they received the genetic tests back on Nathan...a good couple of weeks before we were expecting them. All of his tests came back normal. He does not have SMA. He does not have Myotonic Dystrophy. He does not have any progressive form of muscular dystrophy. All of the tests they had ordered came back normal.

Words simply can not describe our level of thankfulness and elation. Nathan does not have SMA. Those words will ring in my ears for a long time to come.

The Lord has heard our cries to him. He has answered our pleas. He has received our prayers.

We will continue to visit with the Neurologist, the Pulmonologist, and the Physical Therapists until they either find the reason for Nate's unusual breathing or until he starts breathing normally. While his breathing has gotten so much better over the past few days, we still know that it is not considered "normal".

But we don't care what is ailing Nathan. We have had the wonderful privilege to see God's handiwork in our son. We have seen God's hand on our son. We have seen Nathan develop dramatically over the past 3 weeks, and we know with everything in us that that could only come from God. He has been with us. He has been with Nathan. And we know that he will continue to be with our son. For great is his faithfulness.

He gives us peace.

We are on the mountaintop right now, and it is so good. We may be in the valley again someday soon, but we are rejoicing in the state we are in currently!

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever." I Chronicles 16:34

87 comments:

Table of Stone on June 10, 2008 at 10:55 PM said...

Oh God is so good! I can't wait to share the news at my home church tomorrow night! We've been praying diligently for Baby Nate. (and will continue to do so) May God continue to bless your precious family

Jen said...

I have been praying for Nathan ever since I started reading your blog thanks to the Doodlemama's. Amber...I am so happy for your family and Nathan. What an answer to prayer this is!

Tara on June 10, 2008 at 10:57 PM said...

Thank the Lord! Tears of joy are streaming down my face. We serve a wonderful and gracious GOD! I know you feel a hundred times better. I love you all so much and am on that mountain top with you. Give him kisses for me!

Christine on June 10, 2008 at 10:58 PM said...

OMG!!!! That is the BEST news that I have heard ALL WEEK!!! GOD is good!!! Much love to the family tonight! Sleep will come so easy for you I am sure!!! Ok...now to go and finish the post!

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news, Amber, and I can't begin to appreciate the level of joy and thankfulnes you and your family must have right now. Nate truly is blessed by God.

September

Christine on June 10, 2008 at 11:23 PM said...

I just keep coming back to this to make sure the news hasn't changed! HA! Dork that I am ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh Amber, what wonderful news! PRAISE GOD! We are so happy for you all. We will continue to keep the five of you in our prayers.
~Becca H

skye on June 10, 2008 at 11:53 PM said...

My heart has just ached for your family since Nathan first had symptoms. I just can't imagine what it's been like for all of you.

And now I am crying tears again - but of joy! I don't even know what to say...but I know God is is just so good!

I hope that you all get the opportunity to relax! Many, many hugs to you! Love you guys!!!

mollie on June 10, 2008 at 11:57 PM said...

We are celebrating with you in Ohio! I have cried many tears of sadness for you and now I am so happy to cry tears of joy with you! Love to you, Jay and the babies. God is great!

Tara on June 10, 2008 at 11:59 PM said...

Oh my gosh, Amber!!! I am sitting here crying tears of joy for you and your family. I've been following your blog since Nathan was (mis)diagnosed, praying that it would be just that, a misdiagnosis. I still can't get over how much Nathan and my 4-month-old boy look alike. God is good!!!

Michelle on June 11, 2008 at 12:03 AM said...

what amazing, wonderful news! Praise God!

Kacey on June 11, 2008 at 12:15 AM said...

Amber, I'm just so happy for you guys! What an amazing blessing!

Veronica on June 11, 2008 at 12:32 AM said...

Praising God and rejoicing with you and your family!

phaedra on June 11, 2008 at 12:48 AM said...

THANK GOD. Thank God. I keep saying it over and over. Thank you, God. Amazing news Amber. I'm so happy for your family I could shout for joy!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! I have been reading your blogs since my mom (told me about your son's health concerns. Your wit, humor, strength and faith are a wonderful inspiration to everyone that reads your messages. Enjoy this day and your joy and may God continue to bless you and your lovely family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Amber, Jay, Abby, Emma, and Nathan,
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!!! Nathan does NOT have SMA!!! That's the most beautiful sentence I can think of! I've been earnestly praying, as others have, that little Nathan would not have any of the things they thought he might. Our prayers have been answered and now there are so many tears of joy! We rejoice with you and will continue to pray that his breathing becomes normal.
God's grace is sufficient; His mercy endureth forever, and now there's peace that passeth all
understanding.
We send our love to you and our gratitude to our wonderful God.

Uncle Travis & Aunt Geraldine

Kim on June 11, 2008 at 1:55 AM said...

Praise the Lord! Amen!! I'm overflowing with joy for you! The goodness of God never ceases to amaze me. May your mountain top last a long, long time.

Chrissy Mae on June 11, 2008 at 2:09 AM said...

Oh Amber... I don't know you... but I have been following your story since you posted the announcement of your sons birth on the march 2008 ivillage board. At first I loved your pictures... and then I started reading your stories on your little man. I never knew how it felt until my angel was hospitalized for meningitis... and when she was sick and fighting for her life... I realized that if I ever lost her.. I don't know what I would do. I then quickly thought of you and your family and what you were going through.... I have prayed for you and your precious family. Although we have never met, I feel as if I know you. Your strength and faith in God, has been an inspiration to me... as we go through medical tests with our little girl in regards to her seizures. Thank you for all of your words... and I am soooo glad that things are looking up for your family.

Other Mother on June 11, 2008 at 2:11 AM said...

The verse comes back to me again, this time in joy and praise, "I will lift mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord."
Thank you, Lord.

Anonymous said...

The Lord is so good! What wonderful news to hear. I turned my laptop off during the bad weather yesterday, and did not check the blog last night. What a GREAT way to start the day!
Danette

Jill Chandler on June 11, 2008 at 7:39 AM said...

I am crying tears of joy with you,
Love, Jill

Emily on June 11, 2008 at 7:58 AM said...

Wow!!! Praise the Lord! If we bloggers feel God's hand while reading your words, you must feel that relief and his presence ten fold. That is wonderful news!!!

Candace said...

God is so good!! Amber, I am sooooo happy for you and your family. Praise the Lord that He is active in our lives - reminds me of the verse in 2 Chronicles that the eyes of the Lord run to and fro, watching over those who love and fear him. Praise the Lord for his goodness and his faithfulness!

Beth on June 11, 2008 at 8:09 AM said...

We never stopped praying and are so extremely thankful!! Thank the Lord over and over again!!!

Have a wonderful day!

ellen has an opinion on June 11, 2008 at 8:12 AM said...

What wonderful news!
I don't know if you know who I am or not, but I'm Adele's friend Vickye's daughter, and I've been haunting your blog since right before Nathan was born to see pictures of your cute babies, and I've stuck pretty close for updates since Nathan has been going through his trials, but I haven't commented until today.
Today is not the first day I have cried for your little family and baby Nathan, but let's just say that the tears are much more joyful today.
My little part of Little Rock, Arkansas will continue to pray for you guys.

Teachermom on June 11, 2008 at 8:20 AM said...

Praise God! I am weeping tears of joy and relief for you all. God is so gracious and merciful! What a blessing to get the results back earlier than expected, too! We will continue to pray for you all, and for the doctors to have wisdom in treating Nathan.

Vikki on June 11, 2008 at 8:23 AM said...

Oh Amber, this is the best news. I'm sitting here crying and looking at my own little boys trying to imagine what you and Jay have been through the past weeks and I'm just thrilled for you today. I wish I could grab that little baby and give him and you a huge hug. This is truly wonderful news.

picketfencemom on June 11, 2008 at 8:30 AM said...

Praise the Lord! Little Nathan has been on our prayer list at church, and lots of folks up here in south Georgia have been lifting all of you up!
God is so good!
Continued blessings for your family,
Amy O.
picketfencemom

Barbara on June 11, 2008 at 8:56 AM said...

Wonderful news! Thank you Lord!

Emily on June 11, 2008 at 9:14 AM said...

What an answer to so many prayers! What an incredible God we serve! I couldn't be happier for y'all!

Jennifer on June 11, 2008 at 9:27 AM said...

oh my...I'm smiling and crying at the same time. I wanted to write you several times and couldn't get the words out.(ask OhAmanda) Amber every time I looked at your little Nathan I just cried. I knew deep down in my heart he didn't have SMA! I don't know if God was telling me this, but I didn't want to say anything to you guys in case I was wrong....PRAISE THE LORD! THANK YOU THIS CHILD HAS BEEN HEALED!!! Oh I'm just soooo happy for you guys. Just wrap that precious child in your arms and give his a big huge from Jennifer in TN...he warms my heart!

This is a good week..GOD IS GOOD!!

Jodi said...

Praise the Lord, Amber! I can hardly type now for the tears of joy streaming down my face for you and your family. I am in awe of our amazing God!

megan russell on June 11, 2008 at 9:46 AM said...

OH Amber. SO SO happy for you. Rejoicing at the Lord's mercy and kindness! Can't stop smiling :)

rickgreen on June 11, 2008 at 10:05 AM said...

Praise the Lord! Oak Hill church has been praying for ya'll and this news is such a Blessing. I couldn't help but be moved to tears reading your comments today. By the way, like your father, you have a wonderful gift for writing! By His Grace, Rick Green

Anonymous said...

Wow,I stand in humble amazement at the delivering hand of our Almighty God. I shouldn't be surprised...we should pray believing...Lord, help thou my unbelief! We have offered up daily prayers for all of you, and especially that He would heal little Nate if it was His will. There is no telling how many thousands of people across this nation have been praying for the same thing. Now, let us all join together in prayers of thanksgiving!

There aren't even words to say. My faith is renewed...to God be the glory!

We love ya'll so much,

Jill, Zachariah, Jaycie & Kaylie

Kayla on June 11, 2008 at 10:20 AM said...

Thank you for sharing your miracle with me. I am praising God through my tears of joy with you. What a gift you have been given.

Kelly Spezzano on June 11, 2008 at 10:29 AM said...

I cannot even contain my tears! The Lord is so merciful and gracious!! We are so very very thankful to hear this news and will continue to sing praises to the GREAT PHYSICIAN! Amber, our prayers will continue to stay with Nate that his little body grows stronger and stronger each day and that he can grow to be a shining example for what the Lord can do for his children!

We love you all very much! and again PRAISE THE LORD!

Anonymous said...

Hannah loves to look at the pictures of Nathan, Nafey, Nate...and her most frequent comment is "He is sooooooooo cuuuuuttttteeeee!" "Isn't he the cutest little thing." in her best Texas accent...she is a product of her "lets make a 3 syllable word out of Hi" mother. It reminds me of Clarice thinking Rudolph was so cuuuuuutttttte. Seriously, this kind of wonderful news makes me hyper, giddy, and the ugly cry has been replaced with a really happy ugly cry... Words cannot express our elation at the Good News of all the answered prayers. God is so amazing and gives us so many reasons on a daily basis to just be Thrilled!!! All the so called little things are HUGE! The humidity isn't so humid, the traffic is a place to just sit back, relax and smile, the diapers are just free from oderant and the spilled milk is laughable. I think we are all going to have some very happy days and continue to pray that the good news keeps rolling in from all the tests, and when you all do find out the diagnosis, I pray you get to stay on the mountain top you are on right now!!! What a great day!
Love, Aunt (Dee) LaDelle, Uncle David, Hayden and Hannah

StephthefutrRxDr on June 11, 2008 at 11:29 AM said...

This is the best news I have gotten in a long time. God is sooo good!! I'm elated for you and your family. All the prayers worked! I'm so happy.

Anonymous said...

Amber, this is Joy Purvis (the Fletcher's daughter). I have been reading your blog ever since you were about 6 months pregnant with Nathan and have prayed and kept up with him ever since. When I read this report, the tears started streaming. I am now sending up prayers of thanksgiving to our holy Father. Such wonderful news. I pray that Nathan continues to strengthen and that you get a correct diagnosis soon. And I wanted to tell you that you have such a beautiful family, but you already know that. Your photography is the best I have ever seen, I mean that.

Merrie on June 11, 2008 at 12:04 PM said...

Rejoice Rejoice!! Nathan has been on my heart and in my prayers, and truth be told, your walk has done wonders for my faith. Thank you not only for sharing your wonderful news, but the way that you shared it. Grace, Peace and Mercy. Those words mean even more to me now. God bless your family, and again I say Rejoice!!

Jennifer on June 11, 2008 at 12:23 PM said...

We've continued to keep you in our prayers and we are so very, very thankful for this news!!! May God continue to strengthen and bless your precious family!
Love to you all,
The Loudermilks

Anonymous said...

I have tears in my eyes!

I am so happy for you and little Nathan.

I am so glad he does NOT have SMA. That is so wonderful.

Amy

Mommy to Emma Hope SMA type 2

www.emmahopeworld.net

Doris on June 11, 2008 at 12:57 PM said...

Thanking Him with you...

oh amanda on June 11, 2008 at 1:01 PM said...

I'm crying, Amber! I just am SO happy for you and Nate and your family.

Thank you, God!

Shea-Shea's Mama: on June 11, 2008 at 1:24 PM said...

Oh thank goodness! What relief you must feel.

Joyful tears have filled my eyes. I am thrilled to read this post, thank heavens you did not have to wait the additional weeks for the results. What a blessing to find out so quicky and that they are NEGATIVE. Thanks to God!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Father's Day this weekend ~ hopefully you can all now relax. I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed Nathan keeps continuing with his great progress, he sounds to be doing fabulous.

Gin on June 11, 2008 at 1:32 PM said...

As I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I am beyond happy for you guys and precious little Nate. Reading this has made my day! God is good Amber.

Dana on June 11, 2008 at 1:42 PM said...

Hallelujiah praise Jehovah!!! It is almost as if I have heard the great news about my own child. We have been walking around the house all day saying, "So what about Nathan!!!!" We are continuing to pray for Nathan's strength and we love you guys sooo much!

Anonymous said...

Jay/Amber - I don't know where to even start with how thankful I am. I have been in daily prayer for you all and have shed your story/blog with many friends and shed many tears in prayer for you all. It is so wonderful to
"see" God manifest, by faith, by such an act of Mercy and Grace. I truly believe that this is an act of healing as a result of the prayers of thousands upon the heart of our Lord whom is so loving and merciful. This is truly a faith building experience for me. And might I also add, that your's and Jay's attitudes through this experience have shed appropriate light on the Glory of Him. He has truly been honored by your faithfulness.

God bless you sweet ones.
All my love,
Uncle Dan

Siobhan Marie Tully on June 11, 2008 at 1:56 PM said...

Amber that is such wonderful news I am so so happy and thankful. True faith you have. Love to you and all of your family xxx

Kathy on June 11, 2008 at 2:19 PM said...

I'm crying tears of joy! I read Jodi's(http://theyoungpages.com/jodis_blog/) blog post first and learned the wonderful news! God IS Good!
We will continue to pray for you and your family!

mandi on June 11, 2008 at 2:21 PM said...

Praise God!

Mimigrace08 on June 11, 2008 at 2:23 PM said...

Praise the Lord! I pray that God will continue to heal Nathan.

A Single Mom's Life on June 11, 2008 at 2:26 PM said...

Oh Amber!! Wow..this makes me believe that maybe there is a God. I had been crying almost 2 weeks straight recently because I did a paper on SMA for school, because I wanted to learn more about it since you told us...and I know my instructor was even in tears when she read it..and now I can go back to school and tell her the good news! Hugs for the whole dang family!

Mom of TWO Princesses on June 11, 2008 at 2:27 PM said...

Oh Amber... I am so happy to hear this wonderful news! God is definitely working with Nathan! I'm continuing to pray for you all!

Misti From Texas said...

How do I even begin to try to put into words what I am feeling right now? I can't....... All I can say is PRAISE THE LORD!

TracyVDM on June 11, 2008 at 2:49 PM said...

Oh AMBER! I wish SO badly that I could just hug you right now. I could not be any happier. This is the best day, ever. I have been praying and praying for all of you and just knew in my heart that precious Nate was going to be okay. I have felt such a special connection to you and Nate since he and Elise were in our wombs. From sharing our horrible nausea together, to anxiously awaiting their births. You both mean SO much to me. I just want to kiss that sweet little guy!

God is so good. I still have chills running down my spine...and tears streaming down my face. I am so, so happy for you.

((Hugs))
Love,
Tracy

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! I have been out of town recently and haven't been keeping up with your blog. What wonderful news to hear. I am so happy for your little family. I will keep praying that Nathan continues to get stronger.

shalonda on June 11, 2008 at 3:22 PM said...

amber i am speechless! with joy in my heart and tears running down my face I stand in awe of God's presence with Nafey!

~sydney~ on June 11, 2008 at 3:36 PM said...

Wow, Amber! What a tremendous blessing! I got teary reading this! How wonderful and great the Lord is! I love you all so much and have been praying for this day!

Anonymous said...

OH, Wow! You and I were just asking each other yesterday if you had false hope or if he really doesn't have it, and now you know. I just don't even know what to say right now. We love you, Dawn and David

Crew Mom on June 11, 2008 at 3:50 PM said...

I'm sitting here bawling...I just am so thankful...our family prays for "Baby Nathan" so often...I can't wait to go upstairs and tell them that God answered our prayers!!!!!!! GOD.ANSWERED.ALL.OUR.PRAYERS!!!!!! What wonderful, amazing news! Amber, your strength and faith were tested and you have been a total inspiration to me. While enduring sheer agony, you kept your face to the Lord and He showered his love to you all. I am so happy right now I can't even put it into words...I want to hug you all! PRAISE GOD!!!

Dawn on June 11, 2008 at 4:01 PM said...

Oh, Amber - this is such amazing news!!! I am rejoicing with you with tears in my eyes.

Shanna said...

OH Amber, Praise the Lord. It is just a wonderful thing to see prayer answered like this. This is so wonderful. I have thought and prayed for him daily and I can't even begin to tell you how happy and relieved I am for you and you whole family. I am crying tears of joy along with you!

Jade Cook on June 11, 2008 at 4:04 PM said...

I am so happy for you and your family!! Everyday that I read your blog I'm hoping the test results will be known!! God is so good!! I miss you and am glad to know your baby boy is healthy! Take care!

Dani on June 11, 2008 at 5:39 PM said...

Thank you Lord!

I can't wait to tell everyone, that hasn't already read this at Church tonight!

willblogforshoes on June 11, 2008 at 5:48 PM said...

I just saw the news on Oh Amanda's blog! What a wonderful miracle!

Amanda on June 11, 2008 at 7:24 PM said...

Amber we have been praying for this day and are so thankful that the Lord has heard our cries!He really is a merciful God. We are so happy for you and can'twait to see you all again!

Lok on June 11, 2008 at 8:32 PM said...

AIGHHHHHHHHH!!!! Praise the Lord for His healing!!! I believe the doctors weren't wrong at first. But God has healed that beautiful, precious boy!!! Praise HIM!!!!!!!

I'm looking forward to reading more about your wonderful family from your fantastic and humorous point of view!

Toni on June 11, 2008 at 9:12 PM said...

I have tears of joy streaming down my face right now. This is just so wonderful to hear! I am so happy for you and the family!

Anonymous said...

Amber and family,
We are so awe inspired. What a glorious God we can claim as our Saviour. April and Pam have been keeping us apprised of all this. We have prayed, however, I never feel that I pray enough. But God is so good. We will praise His holy name with the good tidings of your blessings for precious Nate. This unique venue of sharing has been so very inspirational to us all.
We thank you for sharing such precious personal private things with us all. It has brought us all to our knees, our hearts have poured out petitions of concern and love to your beautiful little family.
We continue to pray for continued improvements in Nate's condition. But we believe with all our hearts that you will have a precious healthy young man to raise up in the Lord. And Nate will have a precious gift from God to give to the world.

Love to you all,
The Phil Jackson family Clovis NM

Katie on June 12, 2008 at 8:32 AM said...

Hallelujah, Hosanna! Praise You, Lord! Bless you, Amber. And the rest of you! You can't help but wonder if the Lord healed him that very night you surrenderd. Or long before... or if he simply never had it... who cares, praise the Lord!

Dana on June 12, 2008 at 9:10 AM said...

Words can not express how happy and relieved I am for you and your family and especially for your handsome little Nate. Your strenght through this rough time is amazing!

The Princess on June 12, 2008 at 11:34 AM said...

We serve a GREAT God! Phillip and I are elated that most of your questions have been answered and that you have some sort of relief. Again, your words are encouraging to all of us. We love you all!
Love,
Ash

Jack-on-the-Lake on June 12, 2008 at 3:13 PM said...

I've never posted on your blog but I've followed your story and thought of you often.

I'm rejoicing in the news with you!

Gina on June 12, 2008 at 3:38 PM said...

The song "Great is Thy Faithfulness" keeps ringing in my ears. I'm so VERY glad that SMA has been ruled out! AND that he is improving! Hooray!

Kelly (chikabby) said...

There aren't even words for the joy I am feeling for your family and for Nathan right now -- you are so so blessed, and I am thrilled for you. I will continue praying for your precious Nathan to continue growing, and developing, and amazing you evey day.

Tasha on June 12, 2008 at 4:13 PM said...

This is such wonderful news! God bless Nathan and all of you!

Lori on June 13, 2008 at 12:45 AM said...

As soon as I read the news, I PRAISED GOD and e-mailed the last two friends I had asked to pray for Nathan, to tell them he did NOT have SMA, saying, "Whether he never did have it, or whether the Lord answered the thousands of prayers by granting a miracle, we will never know. Either way, PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!!! OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!!!" I also woke up DH from a sound sleep, thinking this was one of those rare times when the news is so good, it was worth losing a few moments of rest!
Now I'm off to e-mail everyone at church...
Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again, I say, "Rejoice"!!!

In the Name of the GREAT PHYSICIAN,
Lori and family.

Mommy Cracked on June 13, 2008 at 3:46 PM said...

What man and modern medicine cannot do, our Lord surely can. What a beautiful living testement your family has to that in your son. So glad to hear this Good News!!

Karen said...

God is amazing! It is such great news to hear. I have tears in my eyes and chill bumps on my arms! I am so happy for you and your family!

Neurotically Yours: on June 13, 2008 at 5:44 PM said...
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Neurotically Yours: on June 13, 2008 at 5:47 PM said...

I stumbled here by way of Sleepless Mornings (by way of SITS) and I just wanted to say I am so glad Nathan is doing better. (I went back and looked through your archives to get an idea of what was wrong.) And let me tell you he is adorable (the girls, too) - I love the pic of him in the cup -PRECIOUS!

BTW, Nathan and I share a birthday :)

it's me, Val on June 14, 2008 at 1:36 AM said...

Coming from ohamanda's blog . . .

This is just amazing. A true miracle. I don't even know what to say except that may God continue to bless your family.

Erin Faubus on June 15, 2008 at 11:20 AM said...

Wow! I just read your good news and I am overjoyed, so thankful that God has heard the prayers of so many and answered them. I will continue to pray for strength for Nathan, it is truly remarkable - you have an amazing story with this little guy and I know his story will only be more amazing as he grows!

Trina on June 15, 2008 at 5:52 PM said...

God is SO GOOD! This is so wonderful! We will praise the Lord and ask for his continuing grace and mericies on little Nathan. WONDERFUL, just wonderful.

Miss Daisy on June 15, 2008 at 10:55 PM said...

Amber and family,
What a blessing it is to see God answering all our prayers for Nate! I heard about this yesterday at the Bass Reunion. It is so good to see the Great Physician at work in Nates' life. May God continue to bless your precious family.

In His Name,
Shanna

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