Monday, October 27, 2008

Family

This isn't going to be one of my silly, useless posts. I'm sitting at my keyboard, tears streaming down my face, not from sadness but from awe at the strength of families. I received an e-mail this morning from Cheryl who is the promoter of the Zapp Hall Antique Show. I like to call her my little boss, but I also treasure her as a friend. As I've said before, going to Zapp is like going to a family reunion twice a year. These folks are mine and Cat Daddy's extended family. In her e-mail she announced the arrival of her new greatnephew, Witt Harris Lupher. His proud parents are Mel and Austan Lupher. Witt was born with Edwards Syndrome(Trisomy 18). Their family has started a blog to journal Witt's progress. I am encouraging everyone I know to click onto Witt's button at the top of my blog and read an awe inspiring diary of a family bonded by God and love. Prayers are asked for and prayers will be received. Cheryl and Karen and their entire family are such a testament, that all who visit there will leave blessed. Thank you for taking the time to read this today and while I am not a novelist and sometimes have trouble saying the right words, I hope they and you understand what I am trying to say today. I'm going to close this now because I think I need to call my sister just to say I love you- maybe my kids and husband, too. Debbie

13 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Prayers sent for all. God likes it when we talk to Him and about Him. Much love ~Mindy

Bristol said...

Enjoyed finding your blog~
Bristol

David said...

God bless little Witt and his family. Prayer sent.

French Vanilla said...

Thanks Deb for sharing this. What a testament to Faith. What a loving, courageous and brave family!! I'm honored to be a pray warrior for little baby Witt. Peg

unique unique design said...

my prayers are with this little guy and his family. Thanks for passing this on. marcie

ludmil said...

I and so many others welcome the chance to join in prayer for this family and little child of God.... what a powerful vehicle the world of blogging can be when we put our recources together like this much can be accomplished.... you are wonderful to do this Deb... bless you as well. Love Linda Marcov

Frippery said...

Praying for little Witt.Pam

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thoughts and prayers from Minnesota...

Amy

debi said...

Hey darlin...
Just wanted to let you know that my blog address has changed to "www.junkinyayablogspot.com" I dropped the word "the" :)

Hope all is well! xo...deb

Sweet Repose said...

Prayers of hope and peace to the family.

sharon

LuluRedstar&Lauri Evans said...

prayers being said. Yesterday on Oprah they showed a family with a baby that had the same diagnosis. Prayers will be said every day.
xo lulu

cheryl said...

Debbie...
I've had a very difficult time coming up with a response that seemed adequate...your post was tender, moving and left me in tears.
We all feel very blessed to have this time with Witt no matter how short it is. He is an amazing little man that God is using to do MIGHTY things! It's incredibly humbling.
God Bless You, Sweet Friend!!!
Much love, Cheryl

cheryl said...

Debbie...
Have you seen the latest news on Witt?!? We are AMAZED beyond words...the doctors are ready to try bottle feeding! I am smiling from ear to ear!!!
GOD IS SO GOOD!!!
Love, Cheryl