Tuesday, September 25, 2007

thank you

Copeland is sleeping soundly in her bassinet and has been for almost an hour now... she's finally getting some of the alone time I think her little four-pound body desperately needed. Perhaps all the passing around really meant a bit of exhaustion for her! As for the pink cheeks and lips... your prayers are being felt here with deep gratitude. I stand in awe at a God who will use something as mindless and irritating as the internet can often be for His glory - to amplify His name above all the earth and remind us that if we will but call to Him, we can expect results. We are not always sure what they will look like, but we can be assured they'll come, some way or another. For now I am rejoicing in my daughter's sudden blush!

42 comments:

Sun said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!! This is awesome news! Still lifting you up - Sunshine

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

I think the next time I blush or see someone else blush, I'll think of Copeland and will have a deeper appreciation for it. :-)

Christy said...

We are praying for Copeland and your precious family. I am so, so glad that right now she is resting peacefully. She is beautiful and I stand in awe of your family right now. My heart is breaking for you and rejoicing all at the same time that you are having this time with her. I am praying.

Rebecca said...

I blush a LOT. I'll try not to feel self-conscious from now on. :)

Anonymous said...

I just pray for you ALL! I am praying for pink cheeks, rest for you all, and a peace that passes all understanding!!!! Thanks for updating us so often!
Love from Franklin

Anonymous said...

Praise God...thanks for the update

MamaBear at Potter Place said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Continuing to lift all of you up ...

Laurie said...

Once again, God is so good in hearing his children's cry. You sound at peace and this is so good Boothe. This is one of the good things about the internet and I am thankful to be able to pray for your family. The "mother in me" hopes to not offend by mentioning that I pray each person that comes in contact with Copeland is well as her little immune system is so delicate and compromised at this time, and I am sure you have it covered so please forgive my concern. Sellers has LOVE written all over her as she feeds her baby.
What a blessing in the midst of a storm that God has his hand on. I am so proud of you and Conor and the faith that is so evidently growing between you this past week.
Praying for a glorious nights sleep for all of your family and that God keeps Copeland PINK! Keep doing what you are doing and He will bring you through with Joy.
Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

You sound so refreshed and renewed. To God be the glory! I pray that all will be well and peaceful in your home tonight. Happy Birthday, sweet Copeland!

Anonymous said...

Prayers are going up for your family from Northwest Arkansas. God is using your strength and courage in such an awesome way. We will continue to pray moment by moment for this special time you are able to have with Copeland.
Michelle from Arkansas

Amanda said...

Amen for the power of prayer!! Thank you, Boothe, for sharing such an intimate thing-the daily on-goings of your personal struggles-with us.

Anonymous said...

Boothe and Conor,

Copeland is absolutely beautiful! I am overjoyed to get to share in these special moments with you, especially her precious "blush"! We continue to lift you up to the Father and are praising the Lord for the precious moments you have shared thus far! With much love, constant joyous wishes, and continued prayer...we love you!

Amy Ruf

Anonymous said...

Thank you Boothe for being so transparent with your updates. You and your family are the real deal...thank you Lord.

Anonymous said...

i have never considered blushing a gift until now!! praise the Lord for hearing all of our cries, for giving copeland color and rest, and for giving her wonderful parents a little bit of peace. still praying for each of you all the way from abilene!
much love,
courtney and kyle

kristin and matt said...

what a wonderful update...hope you can all get some much needed rest and feel refreshed. still praying!

Dorothy Sifford said...

What a beautiful little girl Copeland is!!! I am so pleased that she is getting those rosey cheeks ! We love you and continue to pray for your sweet family! I am so thankful for your family. It is amazing to see God at work!
Dorothy

Anonymous said...

phil.4:13.. i can do all things through CHRIST< who stengthens me!!!!praying for your entire familys comfort, and yes, joy does come in the morning!!!!!a mother who knows!! shirlee

a friend at otter creek said...

I saw the pictures from Otter Creek School today and am so thankful that Sellers got to show off her little sister to her friends and teachers. She will ALWAYS be Copeland's big sister--what a special day for the two sisters to add to the other precious moments you have had together in this short week! Praise God for little blessings like this in the midst of trials.

Julie said...

continuing to pray for more rosie cheeks! Thank you for the great news before our bedtime.
Julie in VA

Mandy said...

So glad she is resting well and rosy-cheeked again. What a miracle she is.

Mandy
GA

Angela said...

God does answer prayers. I'm so glad though the day was hard, memories were made and it seems your making the most of the time you have. Thank you for the pictures. They bring this blog to life and are wonderful. We are praying. As always.

Carly (NICU Nurse) said...

What wonderful news!! Ya'll are amazing parents, I am truly thrilled for you both. It's very difficult being at work and not being able to check the blog. My husband isn't used to me calling so much during the day. :) The nurses in the NICU ask about you daily and request that I pass along the fact that they are continually praying for your family. We'll pray for continued peace and less of those nasty blue spells. Copeland is so strong and so brave, stronger and braver than people 30 times her size. What a blessing...Praise God!

Dee in Cincy said...

What a precious baby girl you have....you all are in my prayers.

the brown's said...

Praise the Lord!!! praise Him for rosy cheeks! i pray, that as you all enter into this evening, that Christ will send His angels to surround each one of you...that they will protect you all from any harm that may be sent by the evil one. i pray that you and Conor would continue to be knit tightly together, SO tightly that there is NO room for Satan to come between you. i pray that the Lord will carry sweet Copeland through the night with deep and continued breaths, free from any struggle. and i pray for precious Sellers, that He might continue to use her to bring joy in moments that seem so joy-less. you are all such a HUGE blessing, words are inadequate. thank you for touching our lives in a way that makes us forever changed. we love you guys...N.T. and D

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you for giving her breastmilk (if that's what her sister is feeding her). I remember you said you were going to try to pump. You are a wonderful mom.

the*4*of*us said...

Praise God!!!

miss julie said...

It was wonderful seeing your sweet family of four together this morning at Otter Creek.
Praise God for the special day you had with Copeland, and for much needed rest and Pink Cheeks!

jtcosby said...

How awesome is that sweet little blush! Pink cheeks will hold a new place in my heart!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

Sue said...

Praying for a restful night for all of you.

rebekah (anderson) wright said...

Continuing to pray for pink cheeks and for a good night for all of you. Praying that you will be rested and renewed in the morning.

Mary said...

Boothe and Family-
I am so happy to hear that Copeland is prospering as best as she can. Those little rosy cheeks are showing you all that you are taking care of her in the right ways. She is alive by the grace of God, but also because of your love and determination.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

Anonymous said...

Hope... Faith...

Elizabeth S said...

Like my friend Tamara said, I will forever think of Copeland when I see pink cheeks! It is so powerful to think that she is filled with the Breath of Life! Thank you God for giving this sweet family joy today! You are so faithful to answer our prayers. I will continue to pray for you tonight as you rest in Him.

Jenny said...

awesome. God is so good. I had a thought... would gentle massage help her blood circulation etc? I know it's not actually a circulation problem that is causing the blue spells, but perhaps keeping a good amount of blood to her organs would greatly enhance their working ability. I pray another peaceful night for you all.

Anonymous said...

Boothe, Conor, and precious Sellers and Copeland,
I am praying for you all. I can't begin to tell you how much God is using your faithfulness and hope right now in my own life and marriage.
God bless you. You are in our prayers. We love you so much!!!

Members of your Fellowship Family

Kate said...

Praying for you all.

Amy said...

Praise God for the update!I am so glad the little Copeland is resting peacefully. Thank you, Jesus!!

What an inspiration you all are to me! God is using you all so much in my own life- to mold me and to root me deeper and deeper in Him.

I love you all and am continuing to pray for you and your precious family.

Gracie said...

I am praying for you every time God brings you to my mind.

Part of you Fellowship Family said...

Just want you to know that we had community group tonight and spent the entire time lifting up your precious family before our Father.
We love you all so much and are continuing to pray for all of you.
Thank you for the updates.

Kelly Purcell Dorough said...

Boothe- just reading all of this for the first time- first of all, your girls are precious- these pictures are priceless. I am in awe of you and Conor's strength and faith- and I will be praying for you and your sweet family- I will praise God for the miracles and pray that He will continue to put His loving arms around you and hold you and comfort you and give you strength. much love, Kelly

Cathy said...

Boothe, i don't want to offend you with any comments so i try to phrase them gently. Being a mom of a T18 baby,one thing is sure is that their immune system is weak. I remember them telling me that we are coming upon the RSV season.Annabel did recieve the vaccine for 2 years now. Since our babies are more frail than others I didn't know if you had thought about that virus being out there. I don't want to sound like a know it all, but, they are just more suseptible to lil germs. She is so beautiful and Sellers looks so proud. i pray you and Conor get that rest you so need, so you can continue with God to sustain that precious Angel.We are praying!!!!
Cathy

Mary Alice said...

Boothe,

Your precious daughter is a WARRIOR! I am convinced that she is fighting so hard because she is determined to touch as many hearts for Christ as she can. What a blessing she is - I can just imagine her beautiful blush!

I will continue to pray vigilantly for all of you. Please give the girls a kiss for me - they are such sweet, sweet blessings!

Love you!