Thursday, September 20, 2007

almost home

Copeland's heart stopped about 30 minutes ago...she was fading in my arms, but she came back and is now persisting on. They called the doctor in because we thought it was time for her to meet her Father. But she came fighting back. It is so up and down - her heartrate kind of ebbs and flows - we are praying that she is not in pain and have been assured that she is not. This experience contnues to be very surreal. We have sweet moments with her and have shed plenty of tears. I would not trade this time for anything - she is a special girl. I will continue to update you with whatever is happening. Thanks again.

Conor

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us all updated in the midst of this. Know that there are many praying for you during this time.

Rebecca said...

I'm still praying. I'm so glad you've had this time with your baby.

rebekah (anderson) wright said...

we are praying right now--for peace for all four of you and for copeland's comfort.

Brandi (Angie's Friend) said...

I am fervently praying for you all that the Lord will give you strength and peace during this difficult time. I am amazed by your strength and faithfulness during this great trial.

Anonymous said...

You where there when that precious life took her first breath and will be there when she takes her last....may you find peace. We are all praying for you all

Anonymous said...

Know that we are praying for you and cannot imagine what you are going through. I am humbled by your strength and faith and you are truly a gift to so many. I have been checking in all day and prayed things were going well when there were no postings. It is so generous of you to keep updating in the midst of all you must be feeling. Prayers for you and your family may you feel them and give you comfort.

Anonymous said...

Christ is waiting with open arms~what comfort!

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for comfort for Copeland, as well as strength and peace for you two and Sellers!

Our hearts go out to you every minute of the day.

crystal varenkamp said...

We are praying right now for peace and strength for you, comfort for Copeland, and for God's presence to fill your hospital room.

Anonymous said...

Dear precious Farley Family,
You are in my prayers.

Tara said...

I am praying for you and your family even now this afternoon. Little Copeland is such a fighter. I know you will look back on these days and remember her sweetness.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your update. I can't concentrate on working because I am going back and forth looking for news. Please know that we here in Arkansas are also praying for you and your family.

J said...

We are praying for you. May the Lord be with you all.....

Tillman and Megan said...

We love yall and can't tell you how much little Copeland is blessing our lives. You will continue to remain in our prayers.

MOM said...

Praying for you the continued peace that passes all understanding....keep your minds and your hearts. I pray that God will multiply your precious moments with Copeland. We are continually praying for you ....night and day.
Much love,
The Holloway Family

Melissa Platt said...

thank you for the update. praying for peace and comfort for ALL of you.

Darby Stickler said...

Praying for her comfort and yours...

Lani said...

We (pocket) are praying for you guys. We celebrate and are heartbroken all at the same time. She's a fighter!

The Lenda's said...

Congratulations on your beatiful little miracle! Praying for peace and comfort for your family and your precious tiny baby. Praying that God continues to give you more hours and days to hold her in your arms until He joyfully carries her home in His arms. Enjoy every precious moment with her!

DeeDee said...

May you feel angels wings surrounding this time w/Copeland. I am thankful that she is in no pain. Enjoy your minutes, hours with your sweet baby girl!

Still lifting you up!

Joy,Debi o

BLG said...

Praying for your family in California. God is awesome and may He give you peace during this time with your precious daughter.
Love, Beth (a member of the Auburn family)

LWB said...

So glad to know Copeland isn't in any pain. Praying for this precious time you have left.

Laurie Wunder Bolden

Kelly in Texas said...

Thank you for keeping us updated. I check your site several times a day and I am lifting you up in prayer continuously. May God hold you all close in His care and grant you peace. Know that Copeland has touched many lives...many people like myself who only met your family recently via the internet. But we are all brothers and sisters in Christ and we share your joy and your pain.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying!

Anonymous said...

I know God is with you as you hold onto Copeland for these precious hours. It is a very surreal experience I know. Thank you for taking the time to keep us all informed so we know how you want us to pray. I am with you in spirit.

Praying,
Mandy

jenni said...

We are praying for you all--I just saw Sellers in class with her friends & it was so beautiful to see her sweet, smiling face singing with their teacher--what a special family you have.

Mary Alice said...

You know, I was thinking today about how blessed Copeland is that her entire life will be spent either in the warmth & comfort of her earthly parents' arms or the safety of her Heavenly Father's embrace. And as she is blessed, she has blessed so many others.

I am humbled by your sweet and gentle faith and your thoughtfulness to keep all of us updated during this, the most difficult and intimate of times for your family.

You are so loved. And you are just covered up in prayer.

Sherry Luttrell said...

thanks for updating so quickly. it's great to know what's going on when everyone cannot physically be with you in the hospital. i pray she has no pain and will just sleep in peace. may you have strength and rest....
Sherry

Anonymous said...

Still praying and will continue to. Sweet copeland is loving being with her earthly mother and father, but how exciting for what awaits her. you both are amazing...
Mary T. Miller
Birmingham

Anonymous said...

"Fix your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in his wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow
strangely dim.
In the light of His glory & grace"

Joy for Copeland that she soon will look full in her Savior's face. Still praying for you all.
Ama. TX

Laura Roberts said...

I can't help but think of the Casting Crowns song "I Will Praise You in the Storm". That is what you all are doing, You are praising Him in the storm.

The song also says "every tear I cry, You hold in your hands". God knows every tear that you cry, and he does hold them in His hands! He is in control, and He knows every hair on your precious baby's head! I praise God that you have confidence in Him, and trust Him to take care of her until you are with her once again!

Praying for your continued courage and strength!

Laura

Joann said...

love and prayers

derrickandamy said...

Praying for you all. I do not even have words to express my deep sorrow for your hurt. I pray that God will soothe and protect your hearts during this time. Conor, what strength you are showing as you endure. I specifically pray continued strength for you as you lead your family during this time. Blessings~ Amy

Anonymous said...

Praying, praying for you all! Precious Copeland, you are surrounded by so much love, we have all been touched by you and will never be the same!

I hope you feel all our prayers...you will find strength through our heavenly father. You are an amazing family...

Dellie said...

Yet again sending you HUGE hugs and our prayers, don't really know what else I could say, but we're thinking of you xxx

michelle said...

I found your blog a couple of days ago and I cannot begin to tell you how amazed I am at your faith in God during this difficult time in your lives. You've touched me and others in ways I don't think you will ever know. I pray these last few minutes or hours with Copeland are the best yet and that you have peace when it's time for her to take wing and fly away to her Abba! Praying in Indiana...

JUST A MOM said...

(((HUGS)))

Stevenson gang said...

I imagine that your hospital room almost feels like a holy place right now -- with all the prayer and the presence of the Lord almost tangible. My prayers continue to be lifted with those of others as you hold Copeland through this time.

Cindy said...

Praying for you, rejoicing with you, yet hurting for you as well. The word that keeps flooding my mind is "grace." So thankful for His amazing grace. Grace that Christ paid the price and then went to prepare a place for us, grace that Copeland can soon be there with her Heavenly Father, grace that He will be with you through your time left here without her, and grace that you can see her again and together praise your Father in perfect completeness forever! Copeland, I don't know what it's like in heaven, but I picture the angels and my Logan, along with many precious saints who have gone before, preparing a super celebration for you sweet girl. You have touched so many lives and God is being glorified in you! Much love to your whole family, I am continuing to pray for God's abundant grace to be lavished upon you!
Cindy Waldeck
www.logansrace.com

Kimmy said...

You don't know me. I'm a Canadian who's been touched by your story. Please know that I am praying for the requests you provided in your posts. Your example of acceptance and faith is incredible.

Sun said...

Thank you for updating the blog - we will continue to lift your family up! Sunshine

Anonymous said...

Still lifting your family up in prayers.

God Bless!

Jenny said...

it's so amazing how God, who is bigger than the universe, would choose a four-pound precious baby to bring glory to his kingdom. you can't even imagine the impact on hundreds of people that little copeland has already had in her short time here. i love you sweet farleys. jenny watkins

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you! Praying for God's loving arms to surround you with comfort and peace.

You all are such an inspiration! My husband and I have been blessed by reading your blog.

Blessings,
Lori

Laurie said...

Conor, In your post of August 13th, you had such concerns about being the right spiritual leader for your family when this hour was upon you. You have surpassed your expectations and are being held in Gods loving arms right now. And when Copeland draws her last breath and you hand her up from earthly father to heavenly father, I pray the heartbreak you and Boothe share will be bearable and somehow wrapped in Joy to comfort you. Your faith you share together is so humbling and so real.
All of us posting here are right outside your door there with you, lifting you and Boothe in continued prayer and thanksgiving. You are living examples of the Beauty of Jesus and your light shines so bright in this darkest hour.
Continued peace that passes all understanding will carry you through.
Laurie in Ca.

Paula said...

PEACE AND AMAZING GRACE...HOW SWEET THE SOUND..

Anonymous said...

I heard a new song this morning and thought of Copeland. In Better Hands by Natalie Grant. Please know I am praying.

Jena Baker

Anonymous said...

i dont know you at all but my thoughts and prayers are with you i received a prayer message from a friend of one of your friends. May you find peace I am praying for you

Anonymous said...

Jesus loves you this I know.

Katharine said...

Conor and Boothe,
I don't know you, but heard of your family from an acquaintance at church. I am praying for your family, and praising our Father for the faith He has given you, and the comfort you have found in Him. I am mourning and yet rejoicing with you from Massachusetts.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you - praying that God and your spiritual strength through Him will hold up the human side that can be so frail.

Blessed Assurance - Jesus is mine.
Dawn

Emily said...

I'm lifting you up and praying for that peace that surpasses all understanding. Big hugs and bigger prayers being sent your way.

Anonymous said...

I hope your family finds peace in the fact that your little Copeland is touching so many lives! God had his plan and is working it out perfectly. I will continue to pray for your family with love... you are all truly amazing!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sweet family...

Beth said...

Today my thoughts toward you have been covered with "being rooted and grounded in love." And, oh, that's what you are. I pray that you "may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that you may be filled with the fullness of God.
Our hearts break with you.
Much love,BethWilliamson

alston wise said...

we love you all...

sarah jo said...

I am praying for you guys. Ya'll have been in my thoughts and prayers so much these last few months. I will continue to pray for peace and comfort for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Jesus -- sweet Jesus would you send your ministring angel's into the presence of the Farley family right this very moment -- would you encamp the angels around these precious ones and may your blanket of peace fall on them like never before -- would you be all that they need in this very hour and when you call your lil angel back home-- would you wrap your arms around Boothe & Conor and Sellars... and may they feel your love in a tangible way and may you comfort their pain and their loss.... Oh Jesus be merciful to this sweet sweet family.....

Jenna said...

Y'all have been in my thoughts throughout the day today, and I am praying for each of you as you experience this holy time with Copeland. She is a miracle and has already touched the lives of so many people.

With Love, Jenna

Anonymous said...

you are in my prayers today.. your faith is so inspiring.

Elizabeth S said...

I heard the words of a song today that reminded me of your faith.
"Though the pain is an ocean, tossing us around around around, You have calmed greater waters, higher mountains have come down. I will sing of your mercy that leads me through valleys of sorrow and rivers of joy." Still praying for you.

Jenny said...

I woke a few times in my night and thought of Copeland every time. So I prayed. You can tell she loves you both, and feels safe... she is trying hard to stay with you! You are all so blessed to have each other. The Lord smiles upon you.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for God's peace on your family and for little Copeland. What a fighter she is. Thanks for updating us. It's truly amazing - the strength you have.

delia said...

Still praying and thinking of you all.

The Piersants said...

We are continually checking the blog and praying. Please know we are tearful with you and rejoicing with you that Copeland is going to her heavenly home. May God bless you and comfort you- we love you guys so much. Christy

Anonymous said...

Precious Baby Copeland,

"Through many dangers, toils and snares you have already come. His grace has led you safe thus far, and grace shall lead you home.

The Lord has promised good to you. His Word your hope secures. He will your shield and portion be as long as life endures."

We are praying for you. And loving you and your sweet family from a distance.

MFL said...

thanks for keeping us updated. Your sweet family is in our prayers as you take in these moments with Copeland.

Anonymous said...

As I keep reading these blogs, my eyes fill up with tears and my heart breaks all over. We are praying for you and that sweet precious baby.

Anonymous said...

there is a great group of women at landmark church here in cincinnati that is praying for you and weeping for you and celebrating for you during this time. know you're loved by so many and we THANK you for your example of faith during this time. we ache for your pain and celebrate in copeland's homegoing. she is an amazing child and has reached so many in her short life. praise be to God! we love you.

jason ingram said...

Thinking of you, hurting with you, rejoicing for your moments, begging for our merciful Father to hold you all closer still.

Sarah said...

Still praying for you...for incredible peace and continued comfort.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you, thanking you for sharing your hearts with all of us. You are both awesome examples of true followers of Christ.
Sincerely,
Jennifer
Ft. Myers, FL

Bonnie Keen said...

Tears streaming,
Prayers running,
or maybe the other way around...
kiss Copeland for all of us who
love her from afar.
Somehow it seems she may already feel our love...
Reading Brennon Manning's writing
today in "The Ragamuffin Gospel"
"If your life or mine were an untarnished success story, an unbroken upward spiral toward holiness, we might never come to understand the human heart."

thank you Lord, for allowing this
beloved Farley family to show us
more of the human heart, it's capacity for faith, and intention
of holiness.



bonnie k.

Anonymous said...

your profound faith in the midst of an unbelievable amount of grief is something I will hold on to and will help me at times when I am doubting and feel like giving up on God. I will remember you and your story and print out your entries that I have read and hold to them in times when I would otherwise let go of my faith. you have been a vessel of God and your faith has helped me in my unbelief.

david galbraith said...

Boothe and Conor,

Copeland is such a beautiful baby. Your faith is an encouragement to me and all of those around you. Nancy and I are praying for Gods peace and His perfect will for your family. Know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers.

David Galbraith

Constance said...

Many times in these past few posts, I have wanted to leave a comment but have no words to say. Even now, I am humbled....
Connie Hopkins

emily said...

we have never met, but i have been so encouraged by your faith and your ability to trust God in this difficult time! my prayers are with you and your family. so thankful you have been able to share these sweet moments with your little girl wrapped in your arms!

Paulette said...

I have been following your journey for awhile. My heart breaks for you today, I am thankful that you know the Grace of Jesus, it is so evident in your testimony. You inspire me with your life.
May the Lord give you a peace that passes all understanding.
Blessings to your precious family in the days ahead.

Aubrey said...

i am lifting you up in prayer many times during the day-- you are all on my heart and i admire your steadfast faith.
aubrey naish west

Shannon said...

I hope that if I ever am faced with such difficult circumstances I will walk through it as beauitfully as you all have. Your sweet daughter has touched my heart! Praise God for Copeland and for your family...

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family that your baby will be a blessing to all who come in contact with her and her fighting spirit. The heavenly Father will care for her and you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all!! May you have peace in the knowledge that she will soon be resting in the Father's everlasting arms for all eternity. May His grace be with you!

Anonymous said...

I have been and will be praying for your family and your sweet baby girl. You have no idea how your testimony and strong faith has touched so many hearts. It is wonderful to know we can find peace in Christ in times like these. Thank you for all your updates and I will keep praying.

Natalie McGough said...

Thank you for sharing this part of your life with all of us! I have been praying so much for your family. It's amazing how God has used Copeland so much, before she was even born and he is still using her now that she is here. I live in Vermont, and most of my friends here are non believers, it's been so neat that I have been able to talk about God when sharing with them your situation.
Love, Natalie (Ross) McGough (Shannon Galbreath's friend)

Rachel said...

I am so amazed by ya'lls faith and strength. I continue to pray...

Anonymous said...

We are in a community group with your parents and want you to know how we continue to pray for you, your family, and your sweet little Copeland. We are blown away by your honesty and willingness to share this journey with all of us. We will continue to pray for all of you.

Anonymous said...

You have deeply touched me with your honesty and unwavering faith. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. You truly have an amazing family - hold on to each other. On my knees in prayer for the four of you...

Anonymous said...

I praise you, God, because Copeland is fearfully and wonderfully made; you works are wonderful, I know that full well. Her frame was not hdden from you when she was made in the secret place. When she was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw her unformed body. All the days ordained for Copeland were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:14-16).
Thank you God for the blessing of a little time with this angel! She has touched lives and demonstrated our total dependence on our Heavenly Father. A crown of rightousness is awaiting this princess, and we are grateful to her family for sharing her life with us. You are blessed, Michelle

Anonymous said...

My heart aches with you, but also rejoices at the way the Lord is carrying you through this most difficult yet precious time. I pray tonight that the peace of the Lord will overwhelm you both. For sweet Copeland...her life has pointed more people to Christ in just 2 days than most do in an entire lifetime. May you find joy in that! Continue to hold on to each other and to Jesus in the coming days. Jesus is being glorified and to HIM be ALL the glory! Praying without ceasing...

Jewels of My Heart said...

I am so sorry for all that you and your baby are going through. What a beautiful wittness you are of Jesus' mercy and grace. YOu are all in my prayers.
God's Peace and strength...

Anonymous said...

We are praying for baby Copeland all the time. We don't even know her but we love her very much. We hope you get to spend a lot more time with her and know that when she is no longer here with us she will be resting in the arms of Jesus. We know that angels are watching over her.

Kelly, Michele, Brooke, and Brady Burns

erika said...

Praying for you! Praying for peace, for comfort, for strength.

Anonymous said...

Dear Farley family: As I prepare to go off to bed tonight I will be thinking of you. Last night I awoke several times during the night and had to check on you. My heart aches for you and I am so glad you have had this time to spend with Copeland. I have always heard the phrase "pray without ceasing" but never really understood it until these past few days. There is a constant prayer on my lips for you. I wish you peace and comfort tonight. You are an amazing family and have touched my heart. On our knees.....in Arkansas.

Anonymous said...

I'm lifting your family in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Conor and Boothe,

Your faith is very uplifting to all of us who read your blog. God is doing amazing things in you and I have no doubt HE is equipping you with all you need at each moment. I think how blessed Sellers is to have you for parents. And how sweet that Copeland has had you this long. May God continue to do what he is doing in you.
With love,
pat ward

Anonymous said...

Conor and Boothe,

Your faith is very uplifting to all of us who read your blog. God is doing amazing things in you and I have no doubt HE is equipping you with all you need at each moment. I think how blessed Sellers is to have you for parents. And how sweet that Copeland has had you this long. May God continue to do what he is doing in you.
With love,
pat ward