Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Heavy Heart...

...that is what this post is written with. Yesterday I had a big date with my "boyfriend" Peyton and his sister Gracie. They are the kids of Coach Nichols and his wife, Haley, whom I wrote about in my last post. I was watching them while their mom had her "baby doctor" appointment to find out what the sex of their baby was going to be. I received a call from Haley (who's Dr was in Auburn, about an hour from Faulkner) from there and she told me the Dr was not able to find a heartbeat. As I write this I just received a text from Coach Nichols that Haley has just gone back for her surgery. I covet your prayers for this family. As Haley told me yesterday, "This baby is ok now, no one has to worry about it anymore" but the family obviously has a lot of healing to do. Please keep them in your prayers and just let me know if you would like their address to send a card.

Also, while I am asking for important prayer time, I have 2 other quick requests. I have also spoken before about Melissa, whom lost her sweet baby on the same day she was born last year, will give birth to another beautiful baby girl, Brecken within the week. There have been a few concerns with this pregnancy as well, so everyone involved will be so happy to meet this baby and make sure that she is healthy. Please keep, Melissa, Brecken, the Dr's, and the family in your prayers. Hopefully, the next time I post about them I will have a picture of a healthy little Brecken!!!

Last but certainly not least is Avie Dawkins. Avie is about 5 1/2 months old and was born to Audrey and Donald with a cleft pallet and is scheduled to have surgery to close it later this month. Audrey and Melissa both were at my very first birthday party so have known me longer than anyone else, excluding family. I love them both like sisters and miss being involved in their daily lives. I hope they both know how much I do care about them and I will be constantly praying for thir little girls over the next few weeks.

I feel so blessed to have you (whoever you are reading this) in my life. It is so reassuring when things seem to be spiraling totally out of my control that I can turn to all you over cyberspace and ask you to join me in prayer. Thanks so much for listening to my rambling and, in advance, for your prayers.

11 comments:

Bev said...

Laurie, Ginny came by this morning and told me about your friend's loss, so sorry but we know that child has peace and a heavenly home. I hope and pray Brecken will be born just fine next week and that her cousin Kinsey Horne will be delivered perfectly, too. Thanks for mentioning Avie's upcoming surgery, she is so cute and is just the happiest baby. Take care of yourself--love you Steve&Bev

Louise said...

:)

Haley said...

i would love their address so i could send them a card from Eric and I. And did you decide on what you were doing sat. or if your sisters could come too?

The Dawkins said...

Thanks La-I am so sorry about your friend. Melis called me about 8:45tonight and I thought it was time....but not so much.

Melissa Lester said...

I will definitely be praying for these ladies and their little ones. When I heard about Haley, I actually thought about you too, because I know you take your friends' hurts to heart. I know the Nichols are all thankful to have you in their life.

The Holtons said...

You are so sweet and everyone who has you in their lives are lucky! E-mail the address. Love ya!

Chad said...

We will definitely keep all of those mentioned in prayers. Please let each of them know that there are those of us out here praying for them.

Hicks Family said...

thanks, love you laurie

Leslie A. said...

I know I say this everytime I comment on your blog, but you are such a great friend! Not everyone would go to so much trouble asking for everyone's prayers for their friends! I was so sorry to hear about the Nichols (not nicole's like EV likes so spell it). Hope your weekend is WONDERFUL!!!

CL said...

Oh no. I hate to hear that about the Nichol's. I unfortunately no exactly how hard that is. I will definitely put them on my prayer list! Thanks for letting us know.

I will also keep Melissa and Avie in my prayers!

Kelly said...

Good to know you have a blog. I found yours through friends at Faulkner I guess. I am so sorry about your friend. I am thinking of them.