Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Want to Hear from YOU!

Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.


On "Tuesday's Tribute: Its NOT All About You" (For specifics about Tuesday's Tribute, you can click on the picture and follow the link)...I want to hear from YOU GUYS!
I know that many of you are struggling or know of someone in need of hugs, warm
thoughts, prayers, etc.

Many of you are raising money for various
charities and causes.

Many of you have had wonderful things happen to
you recently...or would LOVE to share how God has worked in your life.


We are all going through SO many different walks of life...

I want to hear from YOU! Leave a comment and tell me (and Blogworld) how we can support YOU, pray for YOU, laugh with YOU, give praise with YOU, learn more about YOU!...you get the idea!

HUGS and Happy Tuesday!

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130 comments:

Erin said...

I have so much going on in my life write now, I don't even know where to start.

Lastest was my PCP visit, turned ambulance ride turned ER visit. Which has now resulted in a month long stint of wearing a heart monitor.

http://erink007.blogspot.com

Judi said...

Hey Suz! I'd love it if you could pray for my husband James and I. He has been reactivated to active duty in the Army and is scheduled to report for a year long deployment this coming Sunday.

Janet said...

Wow.....am I actually the first to write. I came on to look at your blog to cheer me up. My daughter, niece and I are regular readers and tonight your request spoke to me.
My younger sister is at the end of her almost 8 year fight for her life due to ovarian cancer. She too struggled with infertility and now her 22 year old twins are having to prepare to say goodbye to their beloved mother.
Please pray that God will cradle her in his arms.

Leigh said...

I have 2 huge Praises to God. First, my 4yo son is Autistic/speech disorder. He's been improving tremendously with his speech and we understand more and more from him each day.

2nd my other son who's 8months was diagnosed with Benign External Hydrocephalus. This was scary for me, but we found out from the Neuro Surgeon that everything should be fine as long as we keep an eye on his head measurements and repeat his MRI's regularly.
I'm extremely blessed with a little girl as well. I'm just so blessed to have healthy children and wanted to share!

maryandheff said...

This post was so fitting to read tonight. We are a big family of big-time "Suz" and blog world followers and are having a rough few weeks as our aunt/mom is nearing the end of an 8 year battle with ovarian cancer :( Our "Kaky" is such a strong spirit and is loved by everyone she meets. Her twins, Emmy and John, are having a hard time with this as we all are. Please send prayers for her comfort and peace.

http://prayersforkaky.squarespace.com/

Thanks so much Suz and BlogWorld,

Mary and family

cat said...

Hi Suz, it would be great if you can give a shout-out to my blogbuddy Mel (http://bosombuddies.typepad.com/bosom_buddies/2009/02/last-minute-us-clothing-shout-out-.html). She runs a charity called Bossum Buddies that provides the basics to moms that are having babies is state hospitals in South Africa, as well as using this to spread God's word and support the poorest of the poor. She is currently collecting in the US - a shipment going in 2 weeks time. I would really appreciate. Also remember that at an exchange rate of R10 to 1$ your US money goes very far if you want to donate to her charity.

Cara said...

I'd love it if you could pray for my Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides team, Cara's Corps, to hit our fundraising goal!

Here's our fundraising video, if you'd like to check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltcmLCiO6xs

Every single day of my life is a blessing from God. :)

Thank you for being so thoughtful!

Lorelle said...

Hey Suz- So, I guess I'll announce it here.... I'm applying to be a foster parent. I'm terrified but overjoyed. I know that God has given me this desire in my heart for a purpose and I can't wait to start the process. I'm a single 28 year old female and I've just recently purchased my first home. I'm really looking forward to this journey. Please pray for guidance and strength.

Molly said...

Suz what a great idea !! We are adopting a baby from China (while being pregnant) so if you can pass on my fundraising store's URL www.morava.etsy.com, i'm trying to raise some more $$ for the adoption cost by selling hand knit handwarmers.

I am not in need of prayers myself but I'm actaully praying right now for the peace in Afghanistan and other war torn countries, those can always use some extra prayers

And if you want to know more about me (except reading my blog if you have time which i doubt lol) go to You tube and look up the synchronized skating, its such a cool thing to watch !!!

Beautiful Intellectual said...

The main thing on my mind at the moment is my dad...he has what the Drs helpfully call "a degenerative nerve and muscle condition" i.e. they have no idea why he's in constant pain and his nerve endings are dying. A lot of MS-type symptoms, but still no conclusive diagnosis after 5 years...
x

Chatabox Girl said...

I don't need people to pray for me as I am doing ok.

But there are a lot of people in the Victorian (Australia) bush fires who need some love an attention. Over 180 people have been killed, and whole towns are in ruins.

What angers me is the fact that this was arson. Not the summer heat starting fires.

Please keep these poor familys in your thoughts, and If you wish to donate something to people who have lost everything then go here: www.redcross.org.au

Please also keep in your mind the people in northern Queensland (where I live, but have luckily not been affected) who have also had huge damage to their homes becuase of flooding.

Its not the best times over in Australia at the moment.

Alex's momy said...

Please pray for our baby "peanut". Alexander is back in the hospital and we still don't know what is wrong. We are at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia which is over 4 hours from home so I am here with him at all times and Daddy can only come up every other weekend. :( We are constantly running more tests with no answers and no clue as to when we get to go home. Our blog is under construction but Alex has a webpage. Please leave comments on the contact page in the guest book,

helpalexbaker.com
helpalexanderbaker@gmail.com

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

First of all, I want to introduce myself... I'm Johnell and I've followed your blog for a while. It's so much fun reading about your babies! :)

Thank you for your sweet post! My husband and I are getting ready to start trying to conceive, and your prayer would be greatly appreciated! I know that the Lord has an amazing plan, and right now I'm praying that I am strengthened by that truth each day. :)

Hope you have a super week! :)
-Johnell

Anonymous said...

I am in need of prayers. I am having an MRI tomorrow. I am afraid of the dye and scared I might need surgery. They are looking for tumor in an gland located in the brain.

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne-
I love reading your blog.
My husband and I are still trying to have a baby, so that is my prayer request.
I do have a lot of praises though: God, marriage, friends, home and job security.
Thanks - Molly from Pittsburgh

Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

Hey Suz ... what do I need ... well I don't need anything really ... but having new visitors stopping by makes every blogger smile ... not to mention I am the mom to a 7 year old and a 7 week old and I just returned to work ... bummer! Happy Tuesday!

Rebekah and her girls!

lovey said...

I could use some prayers. I am on disability and the laws all work against me with Medicaid and health insurance COBRA, because I have SSDI (from work credits), not SSI. I am nearing bankruptcy just to stay alive while I am sick. The government "rewards" people who have never worked with SSI and full Medicaid. But people like me, on SSDI, because of having worked, are left to fall off a cliff financially.

I am very discouraged. There is not a way to work myself out of this, as every dollar extra I could earn goes back directly to Medicaid. It has made improving my health very difficult when I have tons of stress over medical bills, Medicaid, and insurance and piles of paperwork. I'm on oxygen at night and 15 prescriptions. I need some prayers to help me advocate for myself, that the promises of legislators come true, and that I am able to focus on my health more, not on my financial troubles.
Thanks.

Poppy said...

I don't know if I've commented before but I read every time you post, my google reader keeps me informed.

Life has handed me a big ol bucket of suck lately and I'm struggling. Big Time.

My 10 wk. old grandson passed away at my home on Dec. 3, 2008. I cared for him and my other two granddaughters (different sons little girls) while their mommys and daddys are at work.

Long story short my son and his wife (primarily the wife) have decided that it is all my fault that their son is gone. *despite the death being ruled accidental(he rolled over *which I had never seen him do* and ended up face down and suffocated)* They have not allowed me to see my granddaughter (who we have seen every day of her life since she was born Sept. of 2004)and I was informed last Thursday that they have filed a wrongful death suit against me in civil court.

To say I'm reeling is an understatement. I'm not only grieving for my little grandson and also struggling with a sense of responsibility. Even though my head knows I did nothing wrong and that it was a horribly tragic accident, my heart has yet to catch up.

Now I am also feeling the tremendous loss of my granddaughter and my relationship with my son. Add to that the staggering disbelief that they are suing me.

I'm really not sure how much more I can take but I keep praying for God to give me the strength to get through this. I keep praying that my son and his wife can find peace for their aching hearts and realize that this was a terrible accident and suing me changes nothing. I pray that God helps my granddaughter deal with all of this. She was just beginning to smile again after the loss of her baby brother when all of a sudden her Nana and Papa were gone too.

It's been 3 weeks since I've seen her. Three weeks since I last spoke to my son. Three of the longest, most painful weeks of my life.

So yeah, I can use all the prayers I can get. My heart is broken. My son and his wife are devastated. My husband is lost with out his little sidekick. My other children don't know how to reach out to their brother as he has shut them all out as well. Our family is in crisis and we cling to the belief that God will protect us all and help us stay strong in the face of all this tragedy.

Thanks, Suzie. I love your blog. Love following along as your children grow.

Halftime Lessons said...

Great idea, Suzanne. This is completely the idea behind Tuesday's Tribute.

Deb and I love that people have embraced this idea of focusing on others, or other things, serious or silly!

As you may know, I am right in the middle of my annual fundraising efforts for the St Baldrick's charity that focuses on children's cancer research.

I will be accepting donations for them through my site before we get together on March 21st to shave our heads in sympathy for those kids.

Wishing you and your family the best, and thanks so much for getting out the word!!

Jay @ HalftimeLessons

Francine said...

Well i must say I am honoured to be the first one to post on your blog... Let me also add I don't often comment on here but i love reading your blog and those babies are just precious. Now for the question you asked. Right now my father is in Alabama at the Vet hospital waiting to get the results of some tests to find out what stage the cancer in his kidneys is. He currently has it also in his spleen and bladder.. prayers for him would be so appreciated and on the other side for something a little more happy several girlfriends and I are planning a retreat for ladies that will take place in July. I have never done this before but feel strongly this is what God wants me to do. Its more of a "God just use all of us" than a "look what I am doing" thing but prayer that God would work in amazing ways would be awesome.
Thank you suzanne and let me just add that you are truly such a inspiration to me. I have no kids yet because I have to loose weight before my doctor will release me but I am thrilled to say I am achieving that and I am excited about the day I can have a sweet baby of my own. You are such a positive in this negative world.
Thank you again..
God bless,
Francine

Halftime Lessons said...

PS - My mom had a single Mastectomy on Friday...she's doing well, but maybe your loyal followers could think of her at prayer time?

Thanks!

The Pifer's said...

Hi Suz, I don't even know where to begin. My husband and I have been TTC for almost 3 years...we have been through so much, but at the same time have grown so much closer throughout this journey (I am sure you know what I am talking about). I've felt like I was destined to be a mother from a child, I never in a million years thought it would be this hard. Emotionaly, I have managed to accept the situation, although I have hard days and can't stop crying. I want to be a mother so bad, I want to fell that child kick inside of me, experience all that most women dread, such as stretch marks...morning sickness...gaining weight...all the wonderful things that pregnancy brings along. Adoption is not out of the question, we WILL be parents one day, pregnancy or not! If you could please say a pray for my husband and I, we would greatly appriciate it! Please pray that God continues to give us Faith throughout this journey!
You are amazing, God Bless You!
Tiffany

Bethany said...

Well, after reading the other comments this is surely going to sound incredibly silly, but I could use some prayers. I'm about to turn 24, and want nothing more than to get married and raise a family...but there are no guys lining up to date me of course. It's been my lifelong dream to be a mom, and the longing is so there and awfully hard some days.

Also, I'm having an awful time with my roommate. She's a former friend who has basically moved out, refuses to pay the bills on time and owes me hundreds. Of course, my car is also having issues but I can't pay for them until she pays me so it's a vicious cycle.

Grunwaldt Family said...

If you could please pray for my husband and I. We have a beautiful two year old boy and are really hoping to give him a sibling. It took us 14 months to conceive our son. We have alreay be trying to conceive for 9 months, but my husband went to Air Force officer school. So if you could please pray that when we are reunited that we might get pregnant right away.

Leigha said...

Suz n Joe, your blog has kept me company for the past year, but especially the past 7 months! My son was diagnosed with cancer at 6 years old, while in the hospital I had a lot of time just sitting. I loved reading your blog and all about your family. The babies are a month older than my youngest son so I can't imagine the fun around your house right now!

I would love prayers for our family. It has been 2 months since my son lost his battle, just 5 short months after being diagnosed! It was all so sudden. My husbands parents were killed in a car accident just 5 years ago and now losing our son! We are really having a tough time, we could definitely use the prayers :) You are too sweet to extend a listening ear to us viewers. I know you have a plate full to start with! Love and prayers... The Lashley Family.

diplofam said...

Hi Suz,
I have never read your blog before but God led me to it this morning. I run a non-profit quilting organization called Margaret's Hope Chest. MHC was birthed out of our family's hopeless situation-my grandmother, Margaret, was murdered almost 4 years ago. Now, we give quilts to other people experiecing hopeless situations-like some of the ones mentioned in these requests for prayer. This month we are in having a quilt liquidation so to speak, and giving away a quilt everyday of the month. We are a small operation (a handful of volunteers and my mom and I) and this is a huge deal for us-but God has been good (as usual)! It has been an incredible 16 days so far. So you can praise God with me! If there are readers who are interested in what we do (either as quilters, or knowing someone who might need a quilt) take a look at our website and blog. www.margaretshopechest.com
www. margaretshopechest.blogspot.com

Thanks for opening your blog to this!
In His service,
Carin Vogelzang

Courtney, Jeff, & Ayla said...

My friend delivered her baby sleeping at 34 wks exactly 2 wks ago today. I can't imagine what she is going through bc this was a great pregnancy up until that last day or so. She ended up being diagnosed with HELLP syndrome and almost lost her own life. We just finished up having a blog memorial for her little man, but I know she is still in great need for love and prayers!

mrsstrickland said...

Hiya! I am Lisa, a newer reader! We are about to start TTC again after a complete molar pregnancy. Prayers that it does not happen again!! I LOVE your blog! I pray for you often and your beautiful babies.

Holly said...

This request isn't for me, but for my dear and best friend Star. This past August she and her husband were in a car accident just one day before their 6 MONTH wedding anniversary. She came out almost completely physically ok, but her husband passed away due to his severe injuries.

This month has been hard for her with having to go to court to face the jerk who took her husband's life away, facing Valentine's Day, and coming up next week will be her 1 year wedding anniversary. Doing all these things without her husband by her side, it's just unimaginable. Please send out a prayer for her to give her strength to get through this or just send her some comments on her blog:

http://sumstarles.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Heather said...

I AM TRYING TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE RELAY FOR LIFE (AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY)IN MY AREA! I HAVE A GOAL OF $200 AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY DONATIONS AS YET. PLEASE VISIT MY POST ABOUT MY EFFORTS AND CONSIDER A DONATION OF ANY SIZE!

http://kimble-family.blogspot.com/2009/01/we-here-at-offisource-are-ready-to-get.html

Stephanie said...

My friend Cara already commented, but I would also like to add her to the prayer list. I have just joined the Cystic Fibrosis walk to walk for her...here is the link to watch her video...
http://steph-landon.blogspot.com/2009/02/caras-corps.html
She is such a wonderful person and doesnt deserve to deal with this ugly disease!!
THanks so much!!

Deb said...

I'd appreciate it if you could pray for a local child, Charlotte who is fighting brain cancer. Her strength, her parents strength and the love of those around her (even those who don't know her personally, like me) is amazing!

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/charlottereynolds

Katie Lewis said...

First time posting, but could definitely use some prayers. Had back surgery about a week ago for a herniated disk completely compressing my sciatic nerve and with 5 kids - 4 aged 4 and under - my husband has had his hands full since I can't lift or bend for 6 weeks. On top of that, the National Guard is threatening to cut his orders because he needs some time to help me (2-3 weeks since we can have someone come in from out of town after that) and he is stressed beyond belief. If you could send some prayers his way, I would so appreciate it..and the kids too because they are having a hard time understanding why Mommy can't pick them up and love on them. :(

Brad and Alyssa said...

Hi Suz,

Please pray for my friends. They have been seperated for about a year now and their 1 year old twin boy just broke his femer bone. I'm hoping that this will bring them and their family back together.

Also check me out at http://www.marchforbabies.org/alyssabinstock
I am trying to raise money for March of Dimes. I haven't raised much and nobody seems to be donating...can ya help me out? or anyone for that matter?

Take care and love your blog!

Dell5 said...

Thanks for doing this Suz! I am asking for prayers for my 5 year old Hayden. He has some big appointments coming up next week. First his three month ultrasound to check for tumors on his kidneys and then an eye appointment to make sure his glaucoma is still stable. Please pray for no tumors and stable eye pressures. Thanks!

Dave and Elaine said...

After 18 months of infertility and learning I had endometriosis, my husband and I have made the decision to proceed with IVF. This will be our last shot at concieving. God has been dealing with my heart recently and making me face my greatest fear...that I will NEVER experience pregnancy and the birth of my baby.
I trust and cling to the promise of God that His plans for my life are better and bigger than anything I could plan for myself!

Anyone who would join in praying for us during this upcoming IVF cycle in either March or April would be greatly appreciated!

Dave and Elaine said...

After 18 months of infertility and learning I had endometriosis, my husband and I have made the decision to proceed with IVF. This will be our last shot at concieving. God has been dealing with my heart recently and making me face my greatest fear...that I will NEVER experience pregnancy and the birth of my baby.
I trust and cling to the promise of God that His plans for my life are better and bigger than anything I could plan for myself!

Anyone who would join in praying for us during this upcoming IVF cycle in either March or April would be greatly appreciated!

Jennifer said...

Great idea Suz! I enjoy following your blog and enjoy your fun personality. I have a request to pass along. There is a little boy that was in an awful accident on Saturday. His name is Clay...so PRAY for CLAY...they are also needing donations at Carter Blood center for him. So, go check on the blog (grab tissues first) and pray for this family and donate blood in his name if you can! http://www.claydavidfite.blogspot.com
Thanks...

Erica said...

Hi! I love love love your blog. I am in awe of the giant love that just jumps off the screen of your blog. Your 4 children are very blessed to have such wonderful loving parents.
I have one son. His name is Landon and he's 19 months old. We've been trying to give him a sibling for 17 months now, twice we've miscarried. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and MTHFR, and will hopefully be finding out what our options are at the end of this week. If I could ask for one prayer directed at me, it would be to have another healthy baby.

But really I want to ask that anyone who has time takes a look at these blogs and offer a silent prayer for each of these families.

Makeitgrand.blogspot.com has experienced multiple miscarriages and is pregnant now after years of trying, please pray that her baby is born healthy.

Multiplebaby.blogspot.com is a Mom who lost one of her triplets, please pray for her continued strength.

and Helpingmakesense.blogspot.com is a very strong woman who after many IUIs, IVF and fertility drugs has just recently learned that she'll have to move on to using donor eggs in order to have a baby - please pray that the Lord sends her a baby soon.

I am praying for all of the other commentors, and for your children, Suz, that they live very long, very happy lives and that the Lord grants each of them the ability to change the world.

hugs,
Erica

Ms. M said...

Today, so many people and peoples are struggling so profoundly that it's impossible to narrow it down to one or two. It's a comfort to know that God sees all, that it is not his will that people suffer, and that suffering will not continue on forever.

Like many here, I do have one friend that comes to mind that I am trying to support. Her baby was born 15 weeks prematurely. She is participating in a March of Dimes Walk in the spring. She is not trying to raise a lot of money, but every little bit helps. If anyone feels inclined, please visit her page.
http://www.marchforbabies.org/personal_page.asp?w=131033212&u=melissgz&bt=7

Thank you, Suzanne. I enjoy reading your blog and love all the pictures of the little cuties.

JDRLB....That's Me!!! said...

I read your blog faithfully....As a former NICU nurse and now school nurse, please pray for the student we lost due to parental neglect...a burst appendix...she was left to die alone in her room at home. terrible tragedy...her dad and his girlfriend are in jail on 1 million dollars bond each.....please pray for this precious girl's mom and her surviving siblings.

Louise said...

In honor of "It's not all about you Tuesday", I will talk about my sister instead of myself!! She, my Dad and my grandparents are all making a trip to the Phillipines in March. She has only been once before but absolutely LOVED it! My family told her she would!! So, they are headed back again!!
Check out her story at http://laurierwalker.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Prayers of healing, peace and strength for those in pain.

I would like to offer a prayer of THANKS for the health and well being of my twins. Although they were born more than 2 months early resulting in a scary month in the NICU before coming home, they are about to celebrate their 2nd birthday this weekend. You'd never know they had such a rocky start to life because they are so perfect and full of joy!

In celebration of our "NICU Graduates" and in memory of the babies we've know who did not graduate, I participate in the March of Dimes March for Babies fund raiser each year. If anyone feels moved to donate $5, $10 or whatever you're comfortable with their website is http://www.marchofdimes.com/

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anniemal06 said...

OK...you don't know me, but I found your blog through a friend of mine. Shelley Barron.

Anyway, I've been asking people to pray for my parents. They've been married for 20 years. This man is not my "father" but he is. He's been there since I was a little girl. He walked me down the aslie when I got married. My oldest son is named after him. He's the father I always needed but never had till he married my mom.

Anyway, last week I found out that he has asked my mother for a divorce. They live in Houston. And my mother is 62 years old. She is worried that she will have to start everything over.

It's very hard to deal with. Even though I'm almost 30. I feel like I'm a child and I have no idea what to do.

I want them to be happy. I want them to stay together, but not at the expense of each other's happiness.

Anyway...thank you for your prayers. You can email me if you'd like. annieluna2000@yahoo.com

And I would also like to tell you that I enjoy reading your blog. Your children are just adorable and it's an amazing story!

God Bless!

Annie Luna

Lindsay said...

Hi Suz,
What a great post. I lost my 6 year old Avigail to brain cancer like Tuesday, 4 weeks ago tomorrow. You ask what you and your readers can do.... All I can ask for is prayers for strength and people to remember Avi.... You can check out her blog at www.rememberingavi.blogspot.com Thanks again for asking.
Lindsay
Avi's mommy

Andrew, Audra & Drew said...

It's so amazing how many people come out of the woodwork to ask for prayers and support for other people! That's the kind of great thing I love to see!

I pray every day to be God's hands and feet. I pray for God to put people in my path and then give me the words and actions I need to impact them.

Sunday morning a girl at church named Julie shared with me that after a 10 year battle with brain cancer, she has decided she is tired and wants no more treatment if the tumor returns. She's on extremely high doses of seizure meds and due to insurance not paying, they are in huge debt from 4 brain surgeries. They lost their house last summer and she said they are about to lose their car. I'm rallying together people from church and the community to raise money for some of her immediate medical bills (leg braces, etc) and for her car note. Please pray for us during this endeavor. She is a strong and faithful sister in Christ!

april said...

Im not even sure how I stumbled upon your blog but am so encouraged by it.
My husband and I have been working with an RE for over a year now, have done 6 IUIs, and had 2 miscarriages in the 6. We are still struggling with ttc. I have PCOS and there is nothing they can find wrong with him. We could really use prayer as to if we should continue down this or what. We dont feel adoption is the path the Lord is leading us but that may change. We have great insurance coverage that has covered all of this infertility stuff as if I broke my arm so that we are so thankful for!
Thanks for posting this! I am so beyond discouranged this week coming off our first failed round of IUI & Injectables.

Moni Graf said...

Wow....after reading all these prayer requests, our little problems seem so insignificant.

Suz, you're doing a wonderful thing!

Please keep the Graf Quads in your prayers....all have RSV and are struggling right now. We'll know more after our dr appt this afternoon.

Love ya woman!

Moni

Frugal Jen said...

What a wonderful thing to bring bloggers together to pray for each other...

I ask those of you reading to pray for those unborn children who are in danger of abortion that their mothers could choose life and adoption. My birth mother a young mom choose life and placed me for adoption and what a blessed life I have. My parents adopted me after a long journey of infertility. I praise God for her decision to choose life in a difficult situation.

Kristin said...

I'm currently raising money for my friend, Cara, and all the other people that suffer from Cystic Fibrosis. The average age CFers live is 37 and Cara is 27. I can't even imagine thinking that on average I only had 10 years left to live!! She is such an amazing person so this cause means everything to me! Thanks for the chance to share and if anyone wants to donate anything to help this cause you can go to my sight http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/KristinKotzebue THANKS and God bless!!!

Connie said...

Suz,
I really enjoy reading your blog. You don't know me, but I worked at CB&T at the time you were pregnant. I am a single mother with 2 wonderfully healthy children... Praise God! Drew is 6 and Macie is 4. Life gets a little tough sometimes, but I am very, very blessed and thankful for everything I have experienced.

In the past month, there is a concern that weighs heavily on my heart. There is a 4 year old by the name of Darcy Cassidy who lives in my town and she was diagnosed with a very agressive brain tumor. She had surgery 2 days after finding the tumor and is now in Memphis, TN at St. Judes. Darcy has loving parents and siblings. She is in desperate need of prayers. I would ask you to put her and her family on your prayer list too. You can read Darcy's story on www.caringbridge.com and use darcycassidy as the website name.

Thanks for being such a great blogger, wife and mother. I really enjoy watching your children grow!!

Connie Speer, Meridian, TX

amy said...

What a precious idea, Suz! Keep sweet Baby Witt in your prayers. He has had some difficult health challenges in his short little life, but God is at work- and has a wonderful family that loves him and prays for him. God is so good! Read his story and get updates at:
http://wittharrislupher.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Great idea Suz!

I want to praise God for all of the blessings in my life. I have a wonderful husband of 7 years and four beautiful and healthy children. Praise God!!!

I have read through the previous comments and will keep those in my prayers. My twins are getting ready to turn ONE in two weeks and instead of collecting more toys, we are having a fundraiser birthday party to support Cystic Fibrosis. I pray for a prosperous outcome so we can donate in honor of our friends Maddie and Gracie and others who suffer from the disease.

I also pray for some close friends dealing with MS while fairly young and raising two young children. Another close friend's mom is starting a long road of chemo treatment so I keep her in my prayers!

I love reading your blog and showing the pictures to my children!! I keep you and your family, as well as Liz & Chris and their precious new babies in my prayers as well!!

ANSLEY said...

Thanks for the prayers...I am struggling with a sad breakup & custody of our daughter.

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Hi Suz,

Mike's Uncle Robert is on hospice with end-stage Parkinson's disease.

Uncle Robert is Mike's fathers only brother and he really stepped up to the plate for Mike and his sister when their own father died 28 years ago today.

Uncle Robert was Mike's best man at our wedding, and he gave Melissa (sister) away at her wedding.

Thanks. This was a great idea this post.

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

awesome post, suz! the life stories here in the comments are so powerful. it's an amazing way to be able to pray for others.

i guess you know my prayer this week already - but i'll post it here too. i've been battling depression lately and praying that the suggestions the dr gave me will work. praising god as well for a hubbie who is so supportive and sticking by me while i've been taking him on a rollercoaster of emotions.

Sooz said...

I love Tuesday's Tribute. I had an amazing week last week. I have been raising money for Arkansas Childrens Hospital as a Change Angel and my team raised over $1200 in pennies, quarters, dimes, and nickels. It amazes me. People always surprise me with their generosity towards such special causes.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every day it inspires me. I am a stay at home mom of one and I don't know how you do it. If you could please pray for my dad, he is dying of liver failure.

thanks and keep the blog going it helps me get through the day

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every day it inspires me. I am a stay at home mom of one and I don't know how you do it. If you could please pray for my dad, he is dying of liver failure.

thanks and keep the blog going it helps me get through the day

jenkins_k08 said...

I read this and i feel so selfish about all my problems. I just pray for all these mothers that do have children and the issues they deal with on a daily bases. wether their children are sick or they just need a break. I'm trying to have a child, but I know God will bless me when its his timing, not mine.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

Hi, Suz! What a great idea for a post. I have been TTC for two years and just had my first IVF retrieval on Saturday. We have 12 embryos growing and 2 will be getting warm and snuggly in their Mama on Thursday. We have tons of people praying and IT IS WORKING! A few more wouldnt hurt!

Pray for strong embryos and for them to implant!

Thank you!

The Titsworth Family said...

Even though I don't know you, I think you are such a sweet kind person for thinking of everyone else!

Mine may not seem like a big deal to most but I've got big changes coming up in the next couple of weeks. You see, my daughter Emma Grace was a 26 wk preemie weighing 1 lb 7 oz and I've been home since I went into the hospital about 2 wks before I had her. Well now the time comes for me to head back to work. My sweet little girl who just turned 2 last week is starting daycare for the first time on Monday!! As a mom of micropreemies I know you understand my concerns. I'm terrified she will get sick and have been worrying myself so much over this. Luckily I love her daycare and it is right down the road from my employer but mommy is having a tough time with the change. Thanks for listening!

Susan said...

WOW!!!

I will pray with you for each of these in need. We are in need, but that does not compare to all of your blogger buddies and their heavy hearts.

God, please heal hurts and hearts. Protect against injustice, and give light and hope. You know what each person needs, and You have a plan for each person and situation. God, You are awesome and mighty. You have the power to heal and the power to save. Even if our circumstances are resolved in a way we do not think is fair, let us rest in You because All Things Work For Yor Glory and Honor, even if we do not undertsand. God, thank you for your Word - You will never leave us nor forsake us. Thank you for making us new every morning - thank you for your love and grace. God, please work in a powerful way!

Anonymous said...

If you could pray for my family today, that would be absolutely wonderful. My aunt had a brain aneurysm last Thursday that unfortunately ended her life. She was one of the most amazing and selfless people I have ever met. Today is her funeral and I know that my family needs many, many thoughts and prayers.

Anna said...

After reading and praying over all these request... I know I am so blessed, no matter what life throws my way.

So I have some praises-

I live in the best country on earth (for now) and for that I thank God & pray for my Cuban brothers & sisters.

I am as of yesterday an Aunt of quads...although the road ahead may be bumpy, so far - so good!

I am engaged to a man who loves me like no other. He taught me what love was, he treats me like a princess, & spoils me like I never deserve. He works so hard, & yet is facing layoff, but staying strong praying daily for God to lead us in the way He wishes.

I have a family that loves and always has, I have friends that care so very much, & I myself am blessed with a perfect job that is getting me through college with as little stress as possible.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL & I am so blessed.

Thank you for your work to brighten the lives of your readers by sharing your amazing faith in our savior, Jesus. You are storing up treasures in heaven, for sure!

a sister in Christ,
Anna Posner
thisunpredictablelife.blogspot.com

My [unbiological] neices & nephews born 2/16/09:

coxquads.blogspot.com

Mommato2miracles said...

Hey Suz,
Been following your blog for quite a while. In my own family I have a 2yr old (Sam) who has an immune deficiency who gets IVIG every 4wks who is recently pooping blood and no one knows why. I have an 11month old who won't grow, Sophia. If you would like to pray for these guys it would be a tremendous blessing...
But mostly I would like for you to pray for Jonathan Laberge's family. he is a 22yr old soldier who was sent to Iraq and was killed a few days ago. He has 3 younger siblings and I cannot imagine the devastation that is going through his family and friends right now.
I will post his story to my blog, for any who would like to read. Thanks for the reminder that IT ISNT ALL ABOUT ME!!! I needed it!

Anonymous said...

Hey Suz!!!
Please pray for my husband and me. After years of infertility we became foster parents. We are now looking into working with a private adoption agency. Please pray that we are making the right decision to stop fostering now.

ASHENFELTERS said...

wow. Reading all these prayer request really puts life into perspective. I have no requests. I have 5 healthy, happy children and a husband who loves the Lord and loves me. I just wanted to say tahnk-you. I am praying for each person as I read their comments..God is so much bigger than any of our problems and trials. And He is able to do more than we ask or imagine.

Phil. 4: 6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,present your requests to God. And the PEACE of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your HEARTS and MINDS in Christ Jesus.
These verses are my prayers for you all.

Josh and Jessica said...

I read your blog all the time. I think your little ones are just too precious. My great blessing in life right now is my husband and I are expecting our first child in September (09-09-09 to be exact). We are super thrilled and super scared.

Jessica

Liz said...

Hey Suz,
I have been following your journey with your quads for quite some time now. You really are a lucky woman. I really need some prayers because I don't think God thinks very highly of me right now. I feel like he is punishing me but i don't know why? I say this because my 36 y/o brother died of brain cancer recently as well as my grandmother. As if that isn't bad enough 2 out of my 3 triplet toddlers are probably autistic. I am so sad and have very little support. I feel like I have lost 2 of my babies and could lose one more. Thanks.

Natalie Porter said...

Hey Suz! I have been following your blog closely for the last little bit and you have been such an inspiration to me. Thank you!

I have a friend Kate who's baby was born on the 23rd of January and he has been in hospital most recently needing surgery on his heart. Please send warm thoughts, hugs and prayers her way. She could use all the support she can get :) My Tuesday's Tribute today was about her!

Thanks for my inspiration and helping me to find go blog yourself and Tuesday's fight with cancer.

jenn said...

suz,
i read your blog often and just love hearing (reading about)you, joe and your kiddos. my husband and i have been TTC for 2 1/2 years now...trying everything from good ole' sex, to many failed IUI's. we are struggling with the "what to do next" question. our insurance covers NOTHING, so we have been paying out of pocket for everything...and now are probably heading towards IVF, which will use up all our savings. which scares me to death! please just pray for us to make the right decision...
thanks!

beccad said...

We have a lot going on in our life right now also. My father-in-law passed away last Wed. and we buried him on Saturday. He had just been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma on the previous Friday and did not even live a week. Please lift my dear husband up in your prayers he is taking this really hard. He is now an orphan with no parents or grandparents.

We will also find out tomorrow if our daughter has to undergo another surgery on her skull. She was born with craniosynostosis a condition where the plates in the skull fuse together prematurely. She had surgery when she was 8 months old. I go into more detail on my blog if you want to read her entire cranio journey. www.harberclan.blogspot.com

Thanks for the prayers and the hugs we need them this week especially.

The Eadle Family said...

Pray my twins start talking soon. At least start saying words.

Pray my friend Jess deal's with the loss of her daughter Tuesday with grace.

Pray I get through this day with some peace and quiet. lol

Shelly said...

Im mainly praying for my sister right now who has been trying to conceive their first baby for quite some time now. she is 31 now so its getting close to being 'too old'. but God is good so I believe he will bless them.

kristen said...

I would appreciate prayer for my current twin pregnancy (at 15 weeks), including my health, raging hormones, baby's health, etc. and the many decisions that accompany such a life-changing occasion.

Grace! said...

God is showing me new things in life. He is moving my heart in amazing ways. I moved to USA a while ago & I am still adapting to a completely different culture. I am thankful for our church that has been sweet to me! And a prayer request for God to keep pouring more patience in me!http://www.graciavictoria.blogspot.com/ Have a blessed Tuesday!!!

Alan & Stephanie said...

Hey Suz,
I wanted to tell you and some of your other blog buddies about my friend Kayleigh. I've never met this little girl or her fabulous parents but she sure could use all the prayers we all have.
www.kayleighannefreeman.blogspot.com
When I have a bad day I think of her and how hard her tiny body struggles on a daily basis. Please pray for Kayleigh!
We are expecting our second daughter in May and we're trying to move away from the terrible little apartment we share with a roomate. If you could send a prayer or two our way, for a safe,clean place to bring our new baby home to, we'd appreciate it.

Keep up the good work Suz!
Stephanie and Alan

Kristina said...

We have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years now. We JUST started opening up and I started a blog to talk about it. We are raising $$ for IVF by doing give aways on the blog. I also started making hair bows and tu'tus to make money for the IVF. I am starting a blog for that, but for now, see my blog for information!
Thanks so much! Prayers are ALWAYS needed and welcomed!

Megan said...

Hi Suz, I really enjoy reading your blog. Such a source of positivity! Please pray for strength and direction for me. I feel like I am facing problems and stress in almost every aspect of my life. I feel like I could handle any single problem on its own, but so many problems on top of one another is overwhelming.

Claire said...

Wow this is so cool, Suz.

I would like to ask for prayer's for a dear friend, Sarah. Her husband left her with four children under 6 (IVF kids at that!) and moved to Europe. In the time he's been there she has had one of the kids into neurosurgery for hydrocephalus TWICE.

The husband didn't even call on Christmas Day or send any postcards. He's a DICK. But I am thankful for our other friends and family who are trying our best to support Sarah and the kids. Prayers would be good.

xx

Robin said...

Hi! This is my first time commenting on your blog. I don't even know how I first stumbled upon it, but I'm hooked.

My husband and I have been TTC for 17 months. I have PCOS and am not responding well to the medications I have been given so far. I know that God is all-powerful and I need to be patient and wait for his timing, but some days it's just so difficult. Please pray that one day my husband and I will get to become parents to a little one.

5littleones said...

Hi Suz,
Please pray for my son Cazden. He is two weeks old and only weighs 2lbs 7oz. He has been losing weight and the doctors dont know why.

Vanessa said...

Hi Suz,
Please pray for my 18 year old friend who was in a car accident yesterday.

Adam & Amy said...

Suz,

First I want to start with a praise God. I am so thankful to have a healthy wonderful 5yr old boy. I read about these parents with sick children and I can't even imagine what they are going through.

I would like to ask for prayers for my family. For the past 6 months my husband and I have been having problems. He is a soldier in the Army and has a severe struggle with PTSD. This struggle is interfering in our relationship in ways that I never could have imagined. To add to all of this he left for his 3rd deployment to Afghanistan in January just one week after learning I was pregnant with our second child. Things between us have not been completely resolved and probably won't be until he comes back next year. Please pray that God will guide his heart and mind and help us to resolve the issues within our marriage. I love this man more than words can say.

My second request is on behalf of all of the soldiers currently deployed. The 10th Mtn Div at Fort Drum, NY is the unit my husband is with and they are currently in a very dangerous area of Afghanistan. They are already coming under fire and facing horrific challenges and they have only been gone a month. So far there have been no injuries or loss of life, but I know this will probably change soon. I ask that God be with them, guide them through their missions and hold their hands and hearts when tragedy strikes.

Thank you for doing this post. Suz you are an amazing woman and reading your blog brightens my day. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the other families asking for requests on this blog. have a great week!

Rhonda said...

I want to praise God for giving our church a new pastor this last week! Our church had been without a pastor for over 7 months and we finally have one now. I can honestly say that I've grown a lot spiritually in the last 7 months and I'm so thankful for that.

I didn't realize until I read the comments to this post just how many people have hurts in their lives. And big ones at that!

I don't really have any hurts right now but have had my share in the past.

My husband and I had our 1st child very easily. It took 6 1/2 years before our 2nd child came along. Those were some of the toughest years. But, oh how good God was to us! 19 months later our 3rd child came along. I can look back on everything now (our youngest is now 10 years old) and see the hand of God on our lives.

Just want to encourage everyone to know the Lord Jesus Christ. He loves each and every one of us so much. Keep looking to Him and He will help you through all of the ups and downs in your lives!

Anonymous said...

HI! I have never posted before, but really enjoy reading about your family!

I feel so blessed as I have nothing that needs prayers. I am blessed with 2 healthy children, a 3 year old son and a 7 month old daughter. DH and I are both carriers for CF, but luckily it was not passed to our children. I feel for all of you with sick children. You are such strong people and I wish the best for all of you.

"Head"ing into Ministry said...

My husband I had an ectopic pregnancy the end of December. We have been praying for a baby for so long and have hurt so much for losing this child. We are trying now for a new baby. Please pray for patience and that God gives us the desires of our heart- to be parents... in whatever way that looks.

Baby Kaz Moore said...

Hi, we've never met, but incredibly, we have a few things in common. I'm not even sure how I found your blog, but I check it a few times a week and it always brightens my day. It's joyful although realistic. For that, thank you.

I grew up in Arlington, went to Baylor Law School (yep, I lived in Waco for 3 years and went to George's infinite times), and now live in the wonderful city of Austin. I make the trek back and forth to Waco so that my and I can meet and she pick up her beautiful grandson from Kazakhstan for week of hugs, kisses and love.

I truly thank God for the joys and blesses He's given me. It makes me forget the sad times of boyfriend problems and other stresses...He had a plan for me that I didn't know about. I traveled half-way around the world by myself to meet the son that He had chosen for me.

Best wishes to you, Susan smooretexan@gmail.com

CLIFF & KRIS said...

I just wanted to say that I really think you are an amazing person Suz! Not only are you a great Mommy you are a great Christian. To offer to say prayers for people you don't even know is so selfless. You really are an inspiration to all!

Kris

Bobbi said...

Great idea Suz, thank you. I just had surgery today because I have been bleeding heavily for 50 days. I had a lap to take out both my tubes and determine how much endometriosis I had. I am a very unlucky person and today God was watching over me. My endometriosis is very mild and they SAVED both my tubes!!! I was all set to start IVF and now I can try IUI!!!! Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks

Anonymous said...

WOW! all of these pray requests are amazing! I will be praying that they are have answers that they can understand.

My prayer requests would have to be...
My sister and her husband who have not even been married a year they had a dog named Sophie and yesturday she got out of their appartment and got hit by a car :(

I would also like to ask you to pray for my family...it seems like lately everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. I just had gallbladder surgery 3 weeks ago, my mom was put in the hospital for a virus that they never gave a name to but she was having welps(sp?) pop up all over her body and you could sit there and watch them, then that same week our bathrooms flooded and its something to do with the citys pluming but they dont want to pay for itand we dont really have the money to pay for brand new carpet bathroom tile ect. and then this happened with my sisters dog. It seems like we finally think its getting better and something else takes us to our knees.

Lastly...my brother and I are going to study abroud with Harding in Greece in the fall and we got the price list of how much it is going to be. My mom and dad are really stressing out about how we are going to be able to pay for this. Please pray that if it is in Gods will for us to go that the money will appear.

Thanks! it is nice to know that there will be others out there praying for my needs.

<>< Ashton

Anonymous said...

You are amazing, Suz. You are just so thoughtful. If you could send a little prayer my way, that would be great. I am 20 weeks pregnant and my water broke. The Drs. are trying to stay optimistic, but I can tell it might not be meant to be.
Thanks so much Suz!
XOXO Katelyn

Anonymous said...

You are amazing, Suz. You are just so thoughtful. If you could send a little prayer my way, that would be great. I am 20 weeks pregnant and my water broke. The Drs. are trying to stay optimistic, but I can tell it might not be meant to be.
Thanks so much Suz!
XOXO Katelyn

Anonymous said...

Wow, Suz! Youre a great person...

Random, I know, but are you getting together with any of the quadmamas anytime soon? (Gen, Jen and Mari again?!)

The McNulty Family said...

VERY cool post Suz! I love you.
XOXO
Gen

Marty Rhea Hill said...

I am so thankful to God that you are in my life, sweet Suzanne!!!

I hope to one day bring as much joy and encouragement to others as you do. We are all blessed to have you. Keep up the good work.

Katie said...

My husband and I have been TTC for over a year after a ruptured ectopic in Nov. 2007. We are starting on our journey with fertility treatments in March and I'm terrified of losing my left tube. Please pray for strength and serenity as we begin this journey.

Anonymous said...

You have so much on your plate and yet so kind to ask about others.

I would like to ask for prayers for my son TJ he has been having some learning troubles and now on meds for ADD/ADHD

My mommy heart is breaking having to put him on meds.
Thanks Hugs to you and your family
Heart from Ohio

capperson said...

Where would you like for me to start..lol
I have multiple medical problems. (endometreosis, IBS, Chrones disease, and chronic headaches and from all of this depression)
My brother left for Iraq last Monday, so please keep him in your prayers. He is also having some trouble with possibly and ulcer and would not get it checked out before he went over there, though he is clearly having problems with it.
Also if you read from the very begining of my blog you will see what God has brought my family through since Christmas.
I know theres people out there with a lot more problems than me and I pray for them everyday.
Anyways you are a really great person for doing this and caring enough to do this :)

Abby & her happy things said...

To the anonymous mom who's worried about putting her son on ADHD meds...

This just may be one of the best decisions you've made to support him. I wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until I got to college and wasn't until almost 2 years in that I found meds that work for me. I truly believe that I would have failed out of school and/or seriously considered taking my own life if I hadn't found meds that work. It's not just the academic parts that the meds help... they help me to be the person I truly am on the inside; the nice, helpful person who does NOT blurt out whatever she's thinking all the time. It's a bit scary at first, but hang in there. If you ever want an adult's(and a teacher's!) perspective, feel free to contact me. =)


I'd also love to share the website: www.wishuponahero.com with everybody. Check it out, it's wonderful.

Lees said...

Suz- You are great - thanks for doing this. I would like some prayer for my sister - she is in a bad marriage - he has been gone for over two years - in and of her and their kids lives. He is using drugs and abusive to her.

I just pray that she would feel the realness of God's presence and that she would come to know Him again more intimately... He loves her and can heal all hurts - He is the only one who can get through to Buddy as well!

Thanks.

Trina said...

Hi Suz! I have been following your blog for a while now as my son is about three weeks younger than your adorable quads! I love reading your blog! You are one amazing lady! You brighten the world with so much light, hope, and faith!

I don't have a prayer request at this time, just a praise and words of encouragement to all the ladies out there TTC. Oh how my heart feels for all of you. I so remember being in your shoes. My husband and I tried to conceive for 8 years. You name a procedure we did it! God taught me so much during those 8 years. We heard God calling us to make a big change in our lives and to move, so we followed His calling and laid our dream of having children down and low and behold God blessed us with a precious baby boy conceived naturally and then 10 months into his life, God has blessed us again with another baby boy due on Monday. I do not regret any of our decisions while seeking all of infertility treatments. I feel we sought God's will then and now. I know God's plan for my life may not be the same for all, but He is a big God with big plans!

All this to say, God can work miracles! So to all the ladies out there longing to be a Mommy, I lift you up to our Gracious Heavenly Father who knows your heart and the desires of your heart! Keep seeking Him!
Thanks Suz for this opportunity to pray for each other and share our lives and hearts with each other!

We are the Smith Family said...

Wow...thank you for this opportunity and awesome tribute to Tuesday.

Personally....we are in prayer that God will lead us in His path to our true home. Right now we are torn between two homes...our home in Valley and the potential home in Augusta with my husbands job transfer. We just want what is God's will for us....though we really want to be back with family. It is difficult going back and forth weekly 4 hours with 4 month old twins.....I want them to feel comfort in a strong home setting as well.

I would also like to request prayer for a special family...the Lamons/Hodge family. They lost their baby girl Maddox yesterday. Mother, Loni will be induced today to deliver. She had a chromosomal adnormality and went to be with God at 6 months. Please pray for their strength and God's comforting arms around them. http://www.maddoxelisehodge.blogspot.com/

Thank you again for this awesome ministry.

Sarah said...

I have a praise! For the past 6 months I have been experiencing horrible diarrhea, night sweats, headaches, lack of energy and mood swings. I had my thyroid tested and was about to start other testing. But I went online and found out that this was all caused from my birth control Yaz! I have since went off of it and am feeling so much better, which is good b/c I have a 7 month old son and a 3 year old daughter!! Which my family is also a praise!! Thanks Suz, it's awesome how you think of others even when you have so much going on in your life!!

Lolly said...

Hey Suz,

A precious friend Tricia, www.theyorkhouse.blogspot.com, unexpectedly lost her husband last week at 33. She is faced with raising her two boys, 10 months and 4 years alone.

Her post on her blog is such a testament to what life looks like when you have God's "peace that passes all understanding". Although she has Jesus in her life, she is hurting. Please lift up Tricia and her family in your prayers.

Nana said...

I ask for prayer for the Lamons and Hodge families. Their baby girl went to live with the Lord yesterday. Her name is Maddox Elise Hodge. Please pray for comfort and strength today as this amazing mom delivers her. You can read their story at... www.maddoxelisehodge.blogspot.com

Jen said...

My husband and I are expecting our first baby, a little girl, in 4.5 weeks. 4 days before our due date, my husband's company is announcing a round of layoffs. Seeing as he was the last hired in his group (over 1.5 years ago), we are very nervous about this. I will not be paid for maternity leave, and if he loses his job, we will have no income. This is very scary in this economy and bringing a new life into the world.

Anonymous said...

please pray for my niece and her family she had her son 3 weeks early and he is still in the hospital fighting pneumonia and jaundice

Les and Kimberly said...

Hi Suz, I would ask that you pray for me because my doc put me on bedrest this past Monday until she gets my blood work back (supposed to be today) and I will find out today if I can go back to work or not. I am measuring 36 1/2 wks, so we're almost there! Thank you - this is an awesome idea. I might have to try it on my blog too. :) I know that prayer works!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Hi Suz!

Love those m&ms I won! Thanks again!

I would be honored if you could pray for the health of my family and also those battling leukemia. THANKS so much and good bless!

The Sims Family said...

I look at your blog daily in hopes of updates! I loves seeing your sweet family.

My husband and I went through some infertility issues 7 + years ago but didn't pursue much into it. A few rounds of clomid - an IUI and that's it. Well, our heart was very much drawn to adoption and believe God meant for that to be the way our baby would come to us. Dec 4th of '06 we were blessed w/ the birth of our son through adoption. Was there for the birth - got to stay in the hospital ect. I was complete and God took any and every desire I had to be pregnant - COMPLETELY away. However, 2 1/2 mths ago - out of the blue, we find out I'm pregnant. It was a complete surprise and shock - yes, everyone around us thinks we should be ecstatic - it's starting to sink in but the giddiness is not there. I have worried myself to pieces over my little boy. I fear I am ruining his life - why!!! I know a sibling can enrich our lives but I think the adoption/birth thing has me tore to pieces. I never want Tucker to feel less or put on the backburner or out of place. I'm asking that you all please pray that he will know w/out a doubt now and always that God chose us to be together no matter how he or this new baby came into our lives and we are mommy and daddy period. Tucker has been my life and I can't stand the thought of not giving all of my time, love and energy to him. Pray for a healthy baby and pregnancy as well! Thank you so much.

Amy

Melissa said...

Hi Suz! I've never met you, but am completely amazed by your story. Thank you so much for publishing this blog. It brightens my day to come and visit to see how the Quads are doing. :)

As for what I could use...If you could send up a little prayer along with me and my husband, that would be great. The prayer is for our house to sell in another city. We are just sitting and waiting in our new town for the old house to sell before we can purchase a house down here. This city doesn't feel like home yet, and I feel that is the last missing link (a missing link that we have been waiting almost a year for). Any little prayer would help.

You are such a kind and warm person, I pray daily for your strength and guidance in bringing up those wonderful little ones!

The Baby-less Mama said...

Suz thank you so much for doing this. I love your blog.

My husband and I are trying to have a little one (or 4 like you:) ) and have been trying for awhile now. So just for patience and hope in this time of waiting on God's will for us and our marriage.

Thanks so much! Praying for you and your fam.

Schwimmer Family said...

Hi Suz,

I'm a new follower of your blog and have really enjoyed reading the many stories you have shared about the quads.

I would love it if you could say a little prayer for my little sister who is being deployed to Afghanistan soon. I hope with enough prayer and faith, she will come home safely.

Many prayers to you and yours...and everyone else who needs a little prayer on here <3

Lindsey

The Shepherd Family said...

I meant to post yesterday, but never got a chance.

Prayers and support are ideal right now for our family.
My husband is currently serving his 3rd year long tour in Iraq. I moved back home to Texas to finish my BA and raise our 2 girls. The last 6 months have been LONG... he has home right now for 2 weeks, which is such a blessing. But we still have 6 months to go..and then a huge readjustment period for our family upon his return. He will be getting out of the Army upon his return, which is another concern for our family.
We would really appreciate the prayers during this "season" of our lives. We know he is SOVERIGN..and he will get us through..it is just tough!
Thanks so much..you are an inspiration!!!
much love!

Anonymous said...

I left a comment earlier about having an MRI. I just want you to know God answered my prayers. I don't have a tumor. My gland is just abnormal, but that is okay. I was probably born that way. I will just have MRI every so often just to make sure everything is okay.

I just wanted to tell you I have loved watching your kids grow from day one. They are SO cute. Congrats on such a beautiful family.

Alisha said...

I have been following you for so long and I am in love with your children and your family, it makes me smile each and every time i come to your blog! My husband and I are trying so hard for our first child, we recently lost our first baby at 8 weeks pregnant in October. I had to have a D&C which was the first surgery I had ever had and I was scared to death! It is all over and we are now 4 months out and I can not wait for another chance! I have long...LONG cycles..43 plus days and no one knows why! I have had so many blood test and everything checks out fine. I have total faith in God that when the time is right he will bless us with a wonderful blessing! He is the only one that kept me so stong during our loss, knowing that he was in control and that this is what was right for us. The hardes part right now is that my best friend is 24 weeks pregnat and is due on my original due date with my dream baby girl! I am staying stong and supporting her as much as I can! Thank you so much for praying for all of us! I pray for your family all the time and I will def pray for Sav and her new shoes and braces! God bless you and your family!

Stacie said...

My 4 year old son, Gavin, is being treated for a brain tumor that had spread to his spine. It's been almost a year since this started and it's been a very long and difficult road so far. I blog at www.smithscooptexas.blogspot.com. I'd appreciate lots of prayers for a lifetime of tumor-free MRI scans.

Thanks,
Stacie Smith

Anonymous said...

Alisha

The same thing happen to my sister in law and I. Before I had the baby she was pregnant with a lil boy too.

Anonymous said...

Well, I feel trivial now, but my mention is not of hardship but of... well, hope. My cousin's daughter is getting married in just over two weeks, and so is another friend of the family a few days after that. All I hope for them both is long, happy lives with their husbands, and babies if they so desire. We all know how difficult those can be to achieve, particularly the latter, and they are both amazing girls who deserve so much. They are some of the lucky ones to have that chance to live 'happily ever after'.

Anonymous said...

please pray that my husband gets out of his funk and decides that he really does want to make this marriage work after almost 13 years.

Crystal said...

I am in need of prayers for my daughter, Bentley. She is 6 months old and was born with a heart defect that will require open heart surgery. Her open heart surgery is scheduled for May 20, 2009. She is doing amazingly well. This is the hardest thing we have ever had to face, words just can't describe. I believe in the power of prayer, and I am so grateful for people like you. I cannot thank you enough!

PS.. in your last post you said you went to Fort Worth Zoo, we're not too far away. We live about an hour from there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Suz,

I love reading about your beautiful family! Thank you for sharing your joys with us.

I will be praying for all that have commented, and would like to request a few prayers as well. My friend Joe is a paraplegic and has struggled for nearly a year now with infections, back surgeries, and nearly constant hospital stays. He and his wife (my dear friend, Brandee) are so amazingly strong and supportive of each other and in love. Next week, Joe will be coming home, hopefully for good. Please pray for his good health and strength. They want to begin pursuing adoption soon, and will be wonderful parents, so please pray for a successful journey to parenthood for them.

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law will be trying to conceive very soon after a miscarriage last year and a subsequent surgery for a large fibroid, so please pray for success and a healthy pregnancy and baby for them.

I am very blessed with a wonderful husband and family, great friends, good health, a home and a happy life. My husband and I would like to start TTC at the end of this year. He was recently laid off, and we are praying that he can find a new job by the end of the year. We are so excited to become parents and hope that we can do so next year.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I love reading your blog as you are very inspiring, considering we are in different countries etc..

But I could send a prayer for many many things, like financial help, happiness etc, but I do try that myself as well.

So how about we pray for YOU, is there anything that you need a prayer for?

I will continue to read your blog as its just gorgeous and I am now inspired to set my own up which I did yesterday and will post my first post today, so THANKYOU...
Thankyou Thankyou

Susie said...

I've been reading since before the quads were born but I don't think I've ever commented before. I really enjoy your writing style and reading about the kids.

If you are able to keep us in your thoughts, we're going through a challenging time right now. My husband's work is drying up because of the economy and I am newly pregnant with our first child and completely exhausted. I'm also trying to finish up my college diploma and struggling to do so while holding down a job and being so tired.

I worry about whether this is too much stress for the little one I am carrying but don't really see any other option.

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.

Mammommy said...

Please help us pray for one of our church members, Amber & J. C., they lost their son at birth. We are all very heart broken for them.

Alan & Stephanie said...

GOOD NEWS SUZ!!!
The prayers are working already!
We believe we may have found a new place to live!! It's too early to get excited and just early enough to jinx things but I wanted to share with you and blogworld that your prayers are already being heard! We had a scare last week with our baby Marlee, I was having strong contractions at 29 weeks! We're fine and she's still in the "toaster". My sweet husband may have found a better job too! Please pray for him, he's 24 and a disabled veteran medically retired seargeant from the U.S.Marine Corps. He served three tours in Iraq and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts. He's my hero and I love him and admire him more with every breath I take.
Thank you thank you thank you for your prayers! They ARE working and to show my gratitude and support for you I will also be praying over everyone on this post!! I will continue to "pay it forward" in honor of Tuesday and all others( and encouraging others to do so) for as long as I live!
You're such an inspiration Suzanne, GOD bless you!!!

erinrenee6977 said...

pray that me and jay have concieved or will concieve next month a child that we can raise in a loving environment. pray for a healthy pregnany and birth. please pray for us

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