Thursday, April 10, 2008


Hi all first of all let me say how encouraging it has been to read the comments that have come in from people who have found us through "Joshua's Story". AND IF ANYONE INTERESTED IN POSTING A COMMENT, JUST CLICK ON COMMENT AT BOTTOM OF POSTING YOU MAY DO IT ANONYMOUS IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO LOG IN.
We have been having it rough but it is so evident to see the hand of GOD touchin us ever so lovingly and tenderly through out every moment. WE KNOW WE ARE NOT ALONE!!! On Monday we were having a rough day and Steve ended up in the emergency room with chest pains (thank God it turned out to be a bruised & swollen sternum and not anyhting more serious) Well this woman stopped me as I walked out of the bathroom and we began to talk she is a christian and I told her about Elijah she said she would pray. I went back into the room with Steve and after about 15minutes I heard a page over the loud speaker for Steve Douglas to call the hospital operator. I thought for sure it was my mom (she was watching Josiah). I went to the phone and called the operator and she said "please come to the front desk" so I went over and the woman stands up and smiles as she says, "I have a gift for you from Jesus (A BOOK) & a scripture for you & your husband" she said "and your husband will be well maybe this is the reason you came to the hospital today".
Today I just got back from school & Steve was getting ready to go to work but went to check the mail first. WE got the bank statement from Elijah's burial/memorial fund and found that some one made a deposit!!! also we got a greeting card in the mail (JUST AT THE MOMENT WE NEEDED IT)!!!! AND last night a couple from church blessed us with a gas card!!! HOW GREAT A GOD WE SERVE AND ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND US SHOWING US SO MUCH LOVE!!! WE JUST GOTTA SAY "ALL YOU PEOPLE ARE AWESOME!!!!!" Also my Tia Janie in Texas along with her church continue to send us their Love!!!! My Tia sends me cards and very encouraging magazines and her churches prayer cards have truely been a strength to us when we NEED it the most. The ladies at our church have put in place a prayer tree where someone prays for us daily WE CAN REALLY FEEL THE PRAYERS!!! AS I SIT HERE TEARS ROLLING DOWN MY FACE I MUST SAY THAT THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS OUR GRATTITUDE FOR ALL THE LOVE WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THROUGH YOU ALL!!!


  1. I found you through Susie's site. I read a reference she made to you the other day and was hoping you'd make a site! I will pray for your family every time I think of you. Your children are precious!

    -Katie in Texas

  2. For lots of caring and prayer support, consider joining this online ministry.
    Feel free to roam the site as well. It's wonderful to be able to come to a place and have your petitions brought before the Lord by so many wonderful people.
    Praying for you and for all that is still to come.

  3. I found you through Susie's blog (Joshua's mom) and wanted to let you know I'm praying for you, your family, and Elijah. I prayed for Joshua (along with my church) for months and will do the same for you guys! Know God has a purpose, a plan, and a blessing for you!!

  4. I just found your site from Joshua's page. I just wanted to wish you luck with everything. I also wanted you to know that I am praying for you.

  5. Hi, Marie,

    I'm glad you found Joshua's site and are realizing your birth options. I'm a doula (and lay midwife for close friends).

    Elijah's 'cele may or may not rupture during a vaginal birth, but you will have to decide if you are willing to take the risk. I strongly encourage you to find a different doctor. One way to go about it is to ask your local La Leche League for a referral to a more naturally-oriented doctor. These doctors are much more open to working with parents. Another good source would be to talk to your local midwives. They would also know which doctors are better to work with.

    Susie's situation was ideal in that the doctor turn Joshua breech and he was delivered vaginally. In the U.S. doctors are not trained to deliver vaginal breech babies but older doctors know how to do it and many midwives do also. If you are anywhere within driving distance of Summertown, Tennessee, the best midwives in the world are there and give you guidance. You can even email "The Farm" and ask them anything you want and see what resources they can point you to.

    Please feel free to email me privately anytime.

    I'll be praying for you and your family as you navigate the road ahead.

  6. Another leaper from Joshua's site...
    Praying in NC
    I'll be following your story as Elijah grows and pray that you'll have much precious time with your perfect little boy!

  7. I found you from Joshua's site also. I will be praying for you and with you.

    I will also rejoice with you when your precious son is born. And pray that you have the time that the Lord deems for you all to spend together.

  8. hi found me and then I found you :) I just read up on your situation and I wanted to encourage you to find a new doctor. There are no doctors who can tell you no to what you desire for your son. They are there to guide you....YOU are Elijah’s parents and your doctors are there to guide you in what MAY be the best thing but they are human and sinful and do not necessarily rely on Jesus. I have 2 doctors in my family and they are great but they make mistakes and misjudgments. Always question and pray for guidance because the doctors may not be doing that. Stand up for him.....he is yours to care for as long as he is here and God has picked you perfectly. If your doctor cannot help you treasure your son then there are people out there who will and they may even love the Lord....this is worth your time. Best wishes. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Karen Fahmer -Jacob's Mom