Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Prayer is needed once again.

Here I am again...asking for prayer.
My youngest daughter, Melissa went to the doctor today to hear the results of the ultra-sound on the baby.
There was an abnormality in the heart.
Mel went for blood work this afternoon, and then has appointments set up in Ann Arbor with a high risk specialist.
The first reports may be pointing to Downs Syndrome, or even Spina-bifida(sp).
 One doctor said that this is all just precautionary...another says differently.

We are praying for good results, and great reports.
 This is Melissa's third child...Maddie and Charlotte are fine. Mel did lose a baby about four years ago, so she's a little nervous about all of this.

 Kevin is strong in his faith, so he and his family are all prayer warriors.

I KNOW without a doubt what prayer can do!!

You were all so gracious, and supportive last winter....and I thank God for each and every one of you for your prayers for me!!

So...I come humbly.... again...asking for your support.

However this plays out.....we are going to trust the Lord.
Thank you all!!!
God Bless!


  1. Oh Debbie, you got it! I hope and pray everything will be fine with the baby. Prayers and hugs. XO

  2. I certainly will prayer that your daughter is strong during this time.

  3. Debbie you bet I'll be praying that all is okay. These tests are a help, but they also cause so much anxiety and in many cases everything is fine. It happened to my girlfriend who was told one thing and then had a perfectly healthy baby.....
    My prayers for your family,

  4. I will also pray for your daughter and her baby. Sending a hug to you for strength as you support your loved ones too.

  5. I just gave this prayer today to someone at work..and here the Lord leads me to your chance? I think not!! So here is the prayer I am giving you, all God's Word, His power!!!

    I prayed this prayer over my three children...and I can TOTALLY relate to what your daughter is going through since my first born..well I went through the same thing, being told the exact same things....He's 22 years old right now and let's say God IS good all the time!!!

    Father, I thank You for my unborn child. I treasure this child as a gift from You. My child was created in Your image, perfectly healthy and complete. You have known my child since conception and know the path he/she will take with his/her life. I ask Your blessing upon him/her and stand and believe in his /her salvation through Jesus Christ.
    When You created man and woman, You called them blessed and crowned them with glory and honor. It is in You, Father, that my child will live and move, and have his/her being. He/she is Your offspring and will come to worship and praise You.
    Heavenly Father, I thank and praise You for the great things You have done and are continuing to do. I am in awe at the miracle of life You have placed inside of me. Thank You!

  6. Girl, you know you got them! My sister was Downs and my niece has spina bifida. They both have their trials, but they have more joy.
    Praying for a normal, healthy baby, but if in God's wisdom, he has picked Mel to be the mommy of one of his special angels, that he trusts her enough with one of them, prayers for her to rise to the occasion.
    I have never regretted that he chose me to be Doug's mommy.
    Prayers are backed with the healing power of Jesus Christ, and there is no doubt that they can and do change things here on earth.
    Grab your baby girl and look up, look up, look up. Blessings are coming your way.
    Hugs- Tete

  7. Yes Debbie, I will be keeping your daughter and her baby in my prayers...and you too grandma. Sending hugs your way.

  8. My prayers are with you, your daughter and her family. I will keep my fingers crossed.

  9. Lifting your daughter and her little family and this baby before His throne right now.
    Asking of Him for His peace which surpasses all understanding....and for His perfect will to be done.
    Trusting His Heart for your family and for that precious little one Debbie xoxo

    In His love,
    Deborah \0/

  10. Oh hunny, I am praying for Melissa and her baby. I hope that all goes well and it is just precautionary. Prayer can do so much that is for sure and she has lots of angels on her side. :)


  11. Oh, Debbie.... I am so sorry that the worry is robbing your family of the joy you should all feel right now.
    But the God who created the universe, has His hand on this baby...
    "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb"
    I'll be praying... Please keep us posted

  12. As I read through all the the wonderful comments here, sis - I was so blessed. I felt like I was in the company of a band of angels. What great friends and prayer warriors we have in blogland. I am lifting each and every one of you up right now, Debbie. Stay strong, keep looking up, and know that each and every prayer is being heard. ♥ Luv you.

    xoxo laurie

  13. I'm Praying Debbie, I also know what prayer can do, when My daughter was pregnant with Little Miller, he was diagnosed with a Brain Cyst & then Mandy went into labor at 26 weeks ~ Prayer worked Miracles ~ Little Miller was born Perfect & a day before his due date ~ I will Keep Melissa, Baby & the entire Family in My Thoughts & Prayers xox

  14. Deb. you know I'll be praying for you and your daughter and babe...prayer works as you know and He will be listening to all of us! Ours will be here in four days, please say a prayer for my son and wife that everything goes as planned!


  15. You've got it, Debbie! Prayers, prayers, prayers.
    As the Queen says,
    Keep Calm
    Carry On

  16. Oh how scary and stressful for your daughter and family. Big prayers coming your way that the little one is ok!

  17. Of course you have my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Hello Debbie,
    I will pray for Melissa and her baby!!! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
    We will be here waiting to hear the results of her tests my friend.
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  19. Holding you both so close in my thoughts and prayers and sending you a big hug.
    Take care,

  20. Oh Debbie, I am sending lots of prayers to your family at this time! Prayer is such a power thing! HUGS to all of you!

  21. Hi Debbie,
    I've been thinking of you since yesterday, and now I know why. I somehow missed the post about your daughter being pregnant. I will most definitely keep her & her family, the baby, and you of course in my prayers. Sending you big hugs, hang in there!!!

  22. Debbie, I will surely keep your daughter and all of you in my prayers and thoughts. Best to you all! Hugs :)

  23. You know that I am now praying for you. My dil had a test that told her the baby had spina bifida...about 90% accuracy they said. They suggested she abort the baby (her first). She said absolutely not that they would deal with whatever it was when the baby was born. Guess what? The baby did NOT have spina bifida or ANY OTHER birth defects...she is now almost 13 and perfectly fine/normal in every way. Sometimes the experts are just not all that expert and forget that there is someone bigger than all of us IN CHARGE! xo Diana

  24. Such a stressful time...I am glad they have found peace...sending prayers! XO