Friday, September 21, 2007

another day - another blessing (8:30 pm)

Posted by Aunt Chelsea (Boothe's sister)

What a day of joy today has been. We all left last night uncertain of what the morning would bring - and praying that we would get a chance to hold and love Copeland one more day. However, we have still been praying all along that the Lord would take her if she was hurting at all.

It's been an awesome day to come to the hospital and all day long see Copeland full of color, breathing well, strong heartbeat and as precious as could be. Boothe and Conor have been filled with the joy of the Lord and we have all been able to spend the day smiling, loving the sweetest girl in the world.

At 2:00 today, our closest family and friends gathered with Pastor Don Finto and Pastor Jeff Helton to dedicate Copeland's precious life to the Lord. We all rejoiced in knowing that He has given us another day to love her and spend time getting to know her better. Sis and Conor were encouraged that they have loved her the way the Lord calls parents to love and have done all that is in their power to love her unconditionally. They have shown how much they love their daughter and proven that their desire is for the Lord's will to be done with her little life.

Copeland also had a visit from her favorite NICU nurse, who is in fact off today. Carly brought her husband by simply to see precious Copeland one more time. She was such a breath of fresh air and such a joy to see, as a surprise, one more day.

Today has been filled with surprises, blessings and most of all the joy of the Lord.

What a beautiful thing it is to have another day with our girl.

32 comments:

DeeDee said...

Dear Boothe...God continues to give you the desires of your heart! Praise Him!

Rest completely in Him

Joy,DeeDee

Tallu said...

awesome, awesome post! thanks for the update chelsea! i am thinking about all of you.... much love.

Elizabeth S said...

I just checked the blog one more time to see if you all had updated. Praise God! He has been so faithful to you all. I am so happy for you to have had a wonderful, love-filled day. I will continue praying tonight. Peace be with you!

Melissa Platt said...

praising God with you for another day full of joy! praying you all are able to rest well tonight!

Kelly in Texas said...

I've been checking in hoping to see another update. I'm overjoyed to hear you all got to spend another day loving and enjoying precious Copeland. God is Good!!
Praying for all of you continuously!

Mary Alice said...

God is SO Good!!!

Sherry Luttrell said...

What a blessing you've had to spend one more day with Copeland! We continue to pray that God's will be done. Thanks for continuously updating. Hope Sellers is doing good :)
Love,
Sherry & family

Darby Stickler said...

Praise God for His many blessings!! Especially for another day with such a sweet angel! Thank you, Chelsea, for the update that so many of us have been waiting for!

jtcosby said...

Thank you for the update! I have been waiting on pins and needles for the latest news. WOW! Copeland, you are loved!! By people you have never met. Precious child of God...wow. Thank you for sharing!!

It's funny, a friend of mine (elizabeth s) and I met for lunch with all of our kids and she looked at me and asked if there were any updates before I left for lunch...she hadn't been able to be home. You have touched my life in ways I cannot even express. Thank you!!

Carly (NICU Nurse) said...

I am so glad the day went so well. It is such wonderful news to know that Copeland was surrounded by immense love for another day. Such a precious family...I was so glad to be able to visit (and thank you for the kind words). I will checking the blog frequently until my return on Monday. You kow how to reach me if you need me. God Bless...

Debra Kenney said...

Praise Him! To God be the glory! My heart rejoices to hear of such a good day for Copeland, her parents, grandparents,and other extended family. Continuing to pray for you guys. Thank you for updating.

Laurie said...

Wow, what a beautiful post as another sunset comes with Copeland showing what a warrior can do in Gods strength. I am so humbled to watch His plan for her unfold. Bless her little heart. I pray that all of you get peaceful rest and the sweetest of dreams tonight. Thank you for the update Chelsea and you have quite a sister to look up to. Rest in Gods peace tonight and let Him fill you with love and joy. Praying non stop tonight for your whole family.
Blessings to you, Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for one more day. I continue to be amazed at God's blessing to give you this time with Copeland. I will check in again tomorrow for an update.

Mandy

Sun said...

wow! Praise God! Sunshine

Kaylane said...

Praise Him for His goodness! PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM!!

MOM said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. We will be praying for continued joy and peace that comes from Him. Thank you for sharing these thoughts and most intimate family moments with us as we are all strengthened by your uncompromised and real faith.
Love,
the Don Holloway family

Jena Baker said...

Praise God for another wonderful day! This blog reminds me to enjoy every precious moment I have with my two boys. Praying that Copeland has a restful night and that ya'll have a a wonderful weekend together.
Jena Baker
Memphis, TN

LWB said...

What joyous news! So glad to get an update and to hear what a wonderful and special day it has been.

Laurie Wunder Bolden

{Karla} said...

what a blessing.

Praising God for another day for y'all to hold your sweet babe.

blessings,
karla

Christina Adams said...

Praise God for such a wonderful day! Thank you for keeping us updated. My family and friends and I are praying for you.
Love you,
Christina Adams

Anonymous said...

Praise God for each and every sweet moment you have with her! You are in my prayers....

Rebecca said...

Hooray for Copeland! Yay God!

the*4*of*us said...

Just amazing! Isn't it wonderful to see the way that God shows himself to us sometimes? You are all so blessed to hold such a beautiful little girl here on this earth!

Anonymous said...

Although we do not know you personally God has brought you to our hearts through friends. We will be praying for your family continually. May God continue to you bless your every momment and give you strength to enjoy your tiny blessing.

whitney burrough akin said...

well the joy of the Lord is your strength! i am so glad that He provided yet another day and I pray that you will rest easy this night in HIs love and the love He has given all of you for one another.
Blessings and my love,
whitney

The Lucky One said...

"His mercies are new each morning." Blessings to you all. Thanks for sharing your hearts. Our prayers are with ya'll.

Jenny said...

It is wonderful to see how God loves on those who are faithful to Him. This news makes me so joyful... I can only imagine what it does to you! You all have become so precious to so many people. I pray more and more strength for you all.

Kathy said...

To God be the glory! Great things He has done!!!
My prayer tonight is for a peaceful night for Copeland and all her wonderful family. What a wonderful world this would be if all babies would be as loved and cherished as little Copeland. Surrounded in the love of her family and by God's love, mercy and grace. Continue to know that you all are lifted in prayer by countless brothers and sisters in Christ.

Cathy said...

I recieved a call from Krista, here in Texas to tell me of your precious Copeland. I am also the mother of a full T18 baby girl named Annabel.She has just turned 30mths. Praise God! I think God has wonderful plans for Copeland and she is here on this earth to touch many lives. Cherish each and every breath and enjoy all the time God gives you. No one gave me hope in the beginning, just that she could not and would not make it. Everyday is such a gift! your family is in our prayers and I will be checking on this Angel's progress.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you all. What a blessing it is! Great is His faithfulness...
Phemie

JUST A MOM said...

OH MY GOODNESS SO HAVE THEY TRYED TO FEED HER AT ALL? WHAT are the doctors saying about her stickin in there this long? This is just the best news ever... Praise God

simonsays said...

Thanks, Chels! I, too, have been watching the blog like a hawk - hoping for an update. I am so moved to think of you all gathered around little Copeland dedicating her to the Lord. This is pretty amazing to feel so connected to so many people who are pulling for her - it's like a little taste of heaven for all of us.

Take care -

Love, Julie