Friday, December 9, 2011

Please Pray for Crew

I am sitting here holding my 8 week old delight, Crew. He is very sick.
He has RSV. :(
 We have had a very difficult week. Not only learning to juggle 5 kids 8 and under but we have been hit hard with illness. First it was Lake. I spent a night crying out to God on behalf of his little life that has been wrought with illness. He has asthma and major food allergies. Next up was Hope. One night I went from room to room to room praying/caring for Lake, praying/caring for Hope,  nursing Crew... all night long. Coughing, Gagging, Fevers, Nose Bleeds, Ear infection, crying, etc... I layed down at 6:30 am when Tim got up and slept until the older children woke up. It was exhausting. Spiritually and Physically.
Then, the next day, I heard it...
Crew coughed.
Praise the Lord, Lake and Hope have finally turned a corner.  But now, my sweet darling baby Crew is sick. Really sick. I am praying we are able to stay out of the hospital. I will be sitting in the same chair for one week holding him and praying and reading my Bible.  Staring at my big chunky candles remembering that Jesus is the light of the world. And, He is the light of my world and the light in every dark valley I will ever enter.
He is waiting on us in every trial. So is the grace and strength and courage and every weapon we will need for the battle. 
I am stretched. I am weak. But, a crowbar could not pry him out of my arms. I can't sleep. I won't. He needs me. I need him.
We need Jesus. He is our Help. He is our Hiding Place.
Please pray right now for my baby. Please. God is able to heal him.
I know Jehovah Rapha personallly.
Would write more but it is hard to type while holding him and I won't put him down. I will update asap.
 "You are my hiding place"
Ps 32:7

5 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

I have followed your blog for quite some time. I hope Crew can stay out of the hospital and that all this illness will pass really soon. xxoo

Erica said...

Praying with you that the God of peace and comfort will fill each of your hearts, and His healing touch would grace Crew's life. Much love.

b said...

love and prayers ~

"I am weary, o God; I am weary, o God, and worn out . . . Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." Proverbs 30

Emily Copoer said...

Praying for Crew and your family, Steph! I am so sorry he has RSV. I pray he gets over it quickly.

Erin said...

I know you know that I am praying, but had to tell you that when I read this:

I am stretched. I am weak. But, a crowbar could not pry him out of my arms. I can't sleep. I won't. He needs me. I need him.

I thought you were talking about Jesus. Then I realized it was Crew. But of course, it is Jesus too. Thought that was very, very cool.