Thursday, January 1, 2009

1st prayer request of 2009

sweet baby Brecken with big sister Kayden



I had a blog idea that I would write today about my New Years resolutions and actually, I already wrote it. It is saved and maybe I'll will post it on another day. Today I need everyone who reads this to please pray for my very dear friend Melissa, her husband John, and their sweet baby Brecken. You can read their full story here http://johnmelandkayden.blogspot.com/ but the synopsis is that last year their sweet baby Janey went to Heaven just a few hours after her birth. About 2 1/2 months ago she gave birth to sweet Brecken. The Dr's did have some concerns about Brecken's kidneys but when she finally made her appearance her kidneys appeared to be functioning correctly. Her levels have been good and all had seemed well up until yesterday. Yesterday they went to the specialist appointment that had been scheduled for a while. It wasn't a major ordeal since every time they have checked her levels they have come back normal. Yesterday the Dr found cysts all over here little kidneys and are pretty sure that she has Polycystic Kidney Disease (read more about that http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/1000/1046.asp?index=5791&src=news&ref=1000/1046.asp?index=5791) This is obviously devastating to Meli and John as well as their friends and families who have seen them through this valley of life they have been traveling in. I DO believe that God WILL work all things together for good for this family who loves Him so just as much as I believe in the power of prayer! That's why I am begging you to not only keep them in your prayers but maybe post a quick blog asking others who read your blogs to lift their names in prayer. If I could give that baby my healthy kidneys I would do it without a moments thought but since prayer is the thing I CAN do, I plan on doing it with all my might. Thanks in advance for your prayers and if anyone would like Melissa's address to send her a note of encouragement just e mail me at Laurierwalker@yahoo.com May God bless you and yours and may you have a wonderful new year!

4 comments:

The Holtons said...

You are too sweet and a great friend to have! Can't wait to see you-love ya-

The Dawkins said...

Love ya La!! Cant wait to see you next week.

The Holtons said...

I can't believe after I was so sweet to you, that you were a "smartie" about my slideshows!!!! You better be ready to show me something new or I'll just leave you out of our pictures:)! Love ya-be careful but HURRY!

Melissa Lester said...

They are in my prayers, and I hope you have good news to post soon.