Monday, August 8, 2011

An update of sorts, August 8th, 2011

Hi everyone,
We don't really have any new news about Jude. But I wanted to stay connected with all of you about how we are doing and to thank you again for your prayers, support and encouragement.

We are still anxiously awaiting our next appointment on August 15th. We will be sure to post an update soon after our visit. Over the last few days we are continuing to process Jude's condition. Each day has glimpses of encouragement and discouragement.

Brian and I were talking over lunch today and I shared with him that I felt like I was playing the ending of two different movies in my head throughout the day. In one movie we are left holding our son who has passed away and we are left desperate to find answers from the Lord about why he chose this path for us. And in the other movie ending we are rejoicing and bringing our son home to his room where we are reunited as a family and we begin our path as a family of four. The ups and downs of this diagnosis are so difficult.

What we are thankful for:
1. Each other. Brian and I are so thankful that the Lord has provided us with an incredible friendship within our marriage. There is truly nothing as sweet as bearing your soul and deepest feelings to your best friend and spouse. I am truly, truly thankful for our marriage. Throughout the years and now.
2. Out church family and their uplifting friendships. We went to church this Sunday and it felt so good to be in the presence of the Lord and surrounded by such dear friends.

What you can pray for:
1. Please continue to pray for our choice of hospital. We are weighing the options and benefits of many hospitals. Please pray that the Lord will give us discernment to choose the right one for Jude and our family.
2. Pray for us as we find our new "normal" after receiving Jude's diagnosis. Some days it is very tough to realize that we must wait until December to know what is going to happen. It is difficult to know that there is nothing that we can "do" to make his CDH better before his December due date. I am learning more now than ever that I must FULLY rely and trust in the Lords plan for Jude and our family.

Blessings and love to each one of you!
Brian, Rose and Annabelle
written by Rose


  1. Rose, I know this may sound strange but I have been praying that God will keep Jude in a "breach" that gravity will keep his other organs in the right spot!!! We continue to pray for you and Brian and Annabelle daily...let us know if we can do anything!
    Lynn Baker

  2. Rose and Brian - We will be praying for you over the coming days and months. Thanks for sending the DPC needs & requests email to let us know about Jude. We are lifting you up and would love to help in any way.

    Meg & Travis Hooper