Saturday, December 1, 2007

welcome poppy joy luce!

I so wish I could be there with Nathan and Angie as I type, but I did get to speak with Nathan's sister and learned that Poppy made it through delivery - a major accomplishment for any trisomy-18 baby - and is currently spending time with her parents and extended family in the recovery room. Praise be to God for her safe arrival into this world. Apparently she weighs over 5 pounds - another major accomplishment! - and is breathing on her own or with very little assistance. All of these are huge answers to the prayers I know so many of us have lifted up for the Luces.

Having walked through this same situation myself, and remembering clearly the emotions I experienced that day, I would ask you to pray specifically for:

-time with Poppy, and time that is free from anxiety or fear
-that Poppy will continue to breathe on her own and will be able to feed from a bottle
-that the medication Angie is on will equip her to function as normally as possible after such an intense surgery
-that Marianna will be able to process just enough to enjoy her new little sister and that her parents will know how to protect her through something that will inevitably have some sort of impact on her little heart


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11 comments:

Kim said...

Thanks for letting us know!

Rebecca said...

Boothe, thanks so much for letting us know. Happy birthday, Poppy Joy!

Amy said...

Thanks for the update. It's really wonderful news!

Laurie said...

Thank you so much for the update Boothe. No one knows this moment like you and Connor do on this road less travelled. Will be praying for all that you asked as was prayed for your time with Copeland Fair. I think of you and her daily and ask Gods love and blessings on you. And 5 pounds, oh my gosh she must be so beautiful as Copeland is. Love to you today.

Laurie in Ca.

Tracy said...

sweet poppy.

thank you for filling us in. i was out of the house for a while and got on the computer right when i got home to check on the family. thanks for letting us know what was going on! :)

Anonymous said...

Boothe - We met the Nathan Luce in Memphis at a wedding. When you seem them, please tell them that we are praying for them.

I continue to think about you daily and pray for you!

love,
Estelle

Stephanie, mommy of twin angels said...

Boothe,
Thank you for keeping us all updated. I will continue to pray for the Luce's. And you also continue to be in my prayers. Your blogs continue to help me so much. Thank you.

Emily said...

I just read the news. Like you, I am on my face for them tonight. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is something... anything... I can do.

mommy to an angel said...

God bless you for being there for the parents of Poppy. It is very hard to go through this with someone else when your heartache is still so fresh. My friend's son died 6 days after my son died and it was so hard to be there for her - I wanted to and I did, but it was like ripping my wounds open again - not to mention both of our sons were in the same hospital and were burried right next to one another. I always tell my friend that the situation of us both losing a son sucks, but at least we have each other and the both of us can look each other in the eyes and say, "I know EXACTLY what you are going through" We have helped each other out along the way, we've cried a lot on each other's shoulders, I've pulled her along when she wasn't able to on her own and she's done the same for me.
God bless you for reaching out and doing something that is really hard to do.

Robinsonzrzo said...

Thank you so much for the update Boothe. No one knows this moment like you and Connor do on this road less travelled. Will be praying for all that you asked as was prayed for your time with Copeland Fair. I think of you and her daily and ask Gods love and blessings on you. And 5 pounds, oh my gosh she must be so beautiful as Copeland is. Love to you today. Laurie in Ca.

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