I know that all of you are praying with us for Tres. All your prayers are greatly appreciated. When I pray I always prefer to pray as specifically as possible. I have a couple reasons for preferring to pray this way. 1. I like to tell God exactly what it is that I am asking of him. 2. When I pray specifically it is always exciting to see God answer my prayers.
Throughout this whole ordeal God has been so good to us. He has already answered some very specific prayers that I have prayed for Tres. I continue to pray and I urge you to continue to pray with us.
Of course the number one request is for God to place his mighty healing hand on our baby and heal him completely. We pray that God will give him two healthy, normal, fully functioning kidneys. We pray that God will straighten and heal his spine. We pray that while there is no amniotic fluid in my womb with the baby that God will protect his head, face, hands and feet from deformities that are a result of the lack of fluid. In a nutshell, we pray for a normal, healthy, God healed miracle to be born. We desire a miracle that doctors are unable to explain, therefore God will get all the glory.
I have a second set of prayer requests. These are things that are personally improtant to me in the case that God does not choose to heal Tres.
1. Pray that I am able to carry Tres to full term. With Tres' condition this is very unlikely, but every day that I have with him is precious to me. Therefore, I want this pregnancy to continue as long as possible.
2. Pray that Tres turns head down into the correct position before I go into labor. With out amniotic fluid, babies have a difficult time turning and often get stuck breech or transverse(laying on their side). If that is the case, then I will have to have a c-section.
3. Pray that Tres is born alive and that we have enough time before he passes for us to be able to hold and cuddle him and that Luke and Ray will have a chance to hold him while he is living also.
These requests hit the major points of what I pray for daily. To all you prayer warriors out there we thank you for standing in the gap for us. I pray and thank God for you daily. I have prayed that God will bless you for your failthfulness. In James he says, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." James 5:16b. It also says, "the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up." James 5:15a
Remember this though, God is at work and has his hand on this situation no matter what the outcome is.
And we praise him for that.