Thursday, March 13, 2008

Still here




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67 comments:

  1. How precious, Joshua and his big sister Oceana. Priceless! You guys are so strong!! I haven't been able to think of much else today. This is the third post I've made today. Still praying for you all.

    Debbie Lionberger
    Illinois, USA

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  2. Susie,
    Thank you for keeping all of us in blog land updated...Kiss and hug Joshua for us in Oregon

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  3. TOO CUTE! :) Still praying...

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  4. He's so beautiful. He loves you all too much to say good-bye just yet.

    Praying.

    Karen in TN

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  5. I have been reading your blog for quite some time. I am praying for you and your family. I do not understand all the emotions that you must be feeling but we have the same Jesus, who is holding you through this.
    in Christ, praying,
    Jane

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  6. Oh, Susie... you all are in my thoughts and prayers. What a precious boy he is... and is loved by so many. I will keep all of you close to my heart.

    Laurie in Minnesota

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  7. I have offered up my prayers for Joshua, you and your family. Know that God has an amazing strength and power about Him that is so much stronger than you or I. That last image of Joshua and Oceania is very touching.

    Thank you for updating us during this difficult time.

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  8. Awww I love that picture of Oceana with Joshua! You're still in my thoughts and prayers!

    Sarah

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  9. Thank you so much for keeping us updated, I know that so many people are praying for your family. Stay strong!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your story with people all over the world. We will be praying for you.

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  11. Lets see that tooth!!!

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  12. Oh those are beautiful pictures of him...especially of him and Oceana. Tell him Gramma & Grampa loves him.

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  13. I know what he is thinking and feeling.
    Who would want to leave this much love?
    sobbing away in Manitoba

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  14. oh susie...he is beautiful...!
    & he looks so very peaceful.
    you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. my heart truly does go out to you and yours.
    God bless you.
    -sonya uden, illinois

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  15. I've been reading since before he was born...he's so beautiful. Such a treasure!

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  16. I just found your blog today. What a strong little man you have there.

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  17. God bless you for your faith! I've been looking on here all day. You have a powerful, amazing testimony as you go through this difficult yet blessed time.

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  18. Oh Susie-
    I missed a bunch yesterday...Keeping you in my prayers as you deal with this situation. If you have any specific prayer requests, please make sure to post them.

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  19. gorgous boy. such a fighter. there are so many people praying for you just in my immediate circle. i can't imagine how many people world wide are praying for your family. all my love is being sent to your family. stay strong and courageous.

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  20. Tim and Michele BrazellMarch 13, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    our hearts are with you...we love you guys.

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  21. Susie, Matt, Oceana and Joshua,
    I just wanted to tell you again that my family and I are constantly praying for you!! Joshua is such a strong little guy!! He is so lucky to have been blessed with you guys for a family. Enjoy these precious moments!! We love you, Tanner, Pat, Aidan(5), Liam(3) and Sloane(2mo)

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  22. I love the last picture of Oceana and Joshua.

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  23. Praying for you and your family and for all that you have yet to endure. What a blessing to have come to "know" you through your blog. May the love of Jesus embrace you, comfort you, and give you peace.

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  24. Wow Susie and Matt,

    I am amazed at Joshua's strength as it is Thursday afternoon here in the US and you are on Friday morning now.
    I am praying for your hearts as this must be so mixed emotionally for you, moment by moment, pouring your love into him. He truly is a miracle and is touching my heart. I am praying for Oceana as she goes through this with you that God protects her little heart too. Life is truly in the Masters hands. I am so thankful you chose life for him while knowing this time would most likely come. Joshua's life is blessed because of you.

    Love, Laurie in Ca.

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  25. Thank you for posting this. I keep on checking on you guys. Its amazing that he's still got fight in him. What an amazing little soul! We're praying for you. The last picture is so precious!

    Your sister in Christ, Ashley
    Columbus, OH

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  26. Stand firm dearest.

    I heard this song on the radio this morning, and it resinated for you. When you get a chance, and if you want to, you might want to listen to it... It's by Mark Schultz and it's called "He Will Carry Me".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pke5wKU154&feature=related

    You are close to my heart today.

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  27. I belong to an Australian parent forum, and a posted shred your blog. It has now gained much more interest.

    http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index.php?showtopic=510574&st=0&gopid=6860445&#entry6860445

    Thinking of you again today.

    Nicole (australia)

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  28. Joshua's still here....
    I'm still praying....
    I'm still praising the Lord for the time He is giving....
    I'm still asking God for a miracle.

    Devin in Illinois

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  29. Oh Susie! After I found that song for you, I stumbled accross this one... How I wept!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Hr7Z1rSOQ

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  30. That last pic is just lovely. Those eyes of his! What a sweetie!

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  31. Thank you for sharing your precious family with us. We are praying for you all! Lisa in NC

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  32. I have been following your blog for the past month or so and I just want you to know that I am praying for Joshua and your family. Isn't it great to know that we serve a God who cares and knows about our every need and gives us the desires of our heart! What a mighty God we serve!

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  33. You are such a beautiful family. I can't imagine how you must be holding on to every minute. Joshua looks so peaceful, like an angel.
    The story of your faith moves me in ways I can not explain. It makes me question my own faith & how deep it really is. I pray for you all. Allow yourself to feel every ounce of love us in cyberspace send you as we can feel all the love in your family, in your heart, in your Joshua.

    Beth
    San Antonio, TX

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  34. Susie, I'm one of the 'Babyfit' moms and I've been checking your blog daily since Joshua was born. You are such a strong woman. I cannot even imagine what you are going through. Please know that you, Joshua and your whole family are in my prayers.

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  35. praying for your beautiful family.

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  36. Susie,
    When I opened your blog and read that Joshua's cele had burst, I immediatley burst into tears. I can't stop crying. I can't imagine what you and your family must be going through. Joshua has touched so many people, and I am one of them. He is an amazing little man and such a miracle. He's definetly a fighter too! I am praying for you and your family as you go through these very rough times. I pray that God is with you and that you somehow find peace when Joshua decides it's time to go home with Jesus. Please know that I am crying and praying with you.
    You are incredible, and Joshua is incredible.
    Love, hugs and prayers from Ohio and a fellow January babyfit Mommy,
    Jessi

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  37. Thank you for the allowing us the privilage of shareing some of this time with you. You are all in my prayers.

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  38. I am so happy to see he's still here on Earth in his mommy's arms!

    Enjoy those precious moments, they are definitely a miracle from God!

    Big Hugs!

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  39. I love the pic of Joshua and Oce. She looks like she's really worried about him and you can tell she really loves him a lot.

    God knows what he was doing when He gave you Joshua--even if you don't. Know that Joshua's life is not in vain. He has been a blessing and a testimony. He has touched more lives that you could ever really know (Just look at your blog counter!)

    I pray you find peace through this time. God bless you!

    Debbie

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  40. I thank the Lord that you are getting these precious hours with Joshua. You are right about him looking different now. I love the last picture of him with Oceana, super cute!

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  41. These pictures are so precious, especially the one with Joshua and Oceana! Thanks for sharing!

    Amber

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  42. the picture with oceana and joshua is absolutely adorable and heartbreaking.....here in rochester NY we are keeping you in our prayers as joshua goes to his real home to be with jesus....you'll be together with him again one day....thank God for our salvation!

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  43. What an amazing miracle Joshua is! He looks so much different now that its burst. What an amazing child ... there are no words.
    Sending love and kisses from your anonymous internet friends in Michigan.

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  44. Absolutely beutiful photos of you all. He is such a cutie.
    Praying for you all. Krista

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  45. I've been thinking of you all all night. Joshua is such a beautiful boy and his strength amazes me.
    So many of us are learning so much from him in his short life.
    Take care of each other,

    Amanda x

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  46. I don't even know the words to say right now as I sit here with tears in my eyes. Joshua is in all ways a miracle. I continue to pray for your family, I wish there was something I could do for you.

    Thinking of you in Virginia,
    Dana

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  47. Susie,
    I was just sent your blog page through a friend. What a miracle you are holding! He is so precious and Oceana looks like she is already a great big sister. I will be praying for you. It's hard to understand these things but I am so blessed to know that you are holding on to God as he holds on to you. With Him all things are possible.
    With love and prayers,
    Kim

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  48. Found you through Eva's mom's blog. I am thinking of you and your family. God bless you!

    Praying in GA
    Mandy
    www.madelinegracehopkins.blogspot.com

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  49. Just wanted to let you know that I am lifting you up in prayer right now. May God continue to comfort you and may Joshua be peaceful and feel no pain. May you rest assured knowing he will soon be healed and held in his loving Heavenly Father's arms.
    Praying in PA
    Rachel

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  50. I have not been able to keep my self focused today I have been thinking and praying so much for you guys, please continue to update us

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  51. What a fighter your little man is. Thanks for keeping us updated and for sharing the pictures - they are beautiful! We love you guys and you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly.

    The Goodson's

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  52. My first time here, but my heart still goes out to your family and Joshua all the same. What a sweet boy he is. You are all in my thoughts.

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  53. The last picture is priceless Susie. Blow it up, frame it. Make it a part of your sight daily because it is jsut amazing.

    God Bless you in this time.

    Praying for you.

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  54. I am praying, praying, praying. On my face for you in prayer.

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  55. you've been in our minds all evening - i don't want to go to bed for fear I'll miss something. what a beautiful picture of him and his big sis...! it makes me tear up everytime I look at his little face - how strong he is! standing with you in prayer...

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  56. There's a great song at my church, it goes like this
    "When I'm weak/you are strong/you're my feet when I can't go on/you shine your light in the dark/you're the whisper inside my heart...And I surrender all to you..."

    I'm tearing up as I write it - guys we love you and are proud to carry Joshua's story and journey with us.

    Kristin (And Brian)

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  57. He's got lil chub cheeks, luv it. I pray God holds you as you hold Joshua.

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  58. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us, I have been reading your blog since shortly before Joshua was born and I check it everyday for an update. My heart sank today when I read about Joshua. He is such a fighter, so strong and courageous and it seems he is just not ready to say goodbye... I am praying for you and your family and especially for Joshua during this difficult time...
    Prayers from New York

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  59. Your family is in our prayers. I'm so thankful you have had more time with him.

    ~Christy~

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  60. Susie -

    I found yor blog through the Goodson's and I check everyday to see how little Joshua is doing. I think you are amazing and a wonderful mother. Oceana is beautiful and how blessed she is to have you and to have had this time with Joshua. Even though I do not know you I think about you often. It is so amazing to me how are kids are always stronger than we are. They get us through some tough times don't they? Enjoy every moment of that beautiful baby boy and I'll be praying for you all.

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  61. Susie,
    The picture of Oceana and Joshua makes me weep. Please know that I am praying for you during this time and you truly have blessed my life with your strength and courage. You are such an incredible mother to your two children and I thank you for sharing your story with us.

    Blessings and peace,
    Ashley

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  62. That last picture made me cry even more than before. Take care of your sweet precious son, who you know you will see again in heaven. Lots of love from Trinidad.

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  63. Joshua is truly a miracle baby. What an angel face he has. I am sending up my prayers and many hugs for your entire family and most especially Joshua.

    Annie
    Orlando, FL

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  64. Since I found your blog on Rachel's blog I have been keeping a daily (sometimes more than that) check on you all. Its awesome to hear your faith, your courage, your love. I know that Joshua is proud to call you Mommy and Daddy. And that there is no doubt that our heavenly Father says well DONE! My prays have been not only for you and your family but also all the Drs, Nurses, and people from ALLLLLL OVER THE WORLD that his life has touched in such an awesome way. I am 32 years old and am pretty sure that there are not people ALL OVER THE WORLD that I have touched. Although there should be. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOU LIFE WITH ME!
    -Kara-Bolivar, OH

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  65. Dear Susie.
    I´m from germany and i´m just 14 years old. i´ve read all of your storys. but i couldn´t understand everything. i hope you´re good and enjoy your live as well. i´ll pray for you and your wonderful son joshua.
    Love Janine

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