A prayer request

Thursday we have another ultra sound and I am very excited to see Max again. Last night he was all over the place he was kicking more than ever; thats how he has been in all the ultra sounds too, which means he's a fighter!! I keep thinking how amazing would it be to go to the ultra sound and baffle the doctors. His hands open, foot straightened, heart healed just everything healthy...so I keep hope in that miracle. But it's difficult so many families that have gone through this, such amazing families...I feel almost bad thinking I could receive such a miracle, the "who am I " card comes up but like I said before Max is already our miracle and I could and sometime will write the blessings of having him in our life cause I already feel and know some and have many more to come.

Tonight though my heart is aching for a family I started following just days after I found out about Max. You can find the link in the side bar under inspiration "An Unfinished Life". Leah the mother of Christian who passed from t18 just a short time ago is having a very difficult time right now with blame and I just want to lift her up in prayer that she finds peace and that Jesus would wrap his arms around her. I break with the thought of the loss but she is in it now and needs prayers from all over. So please don't forget to pray for her.

Thank you so much to everyone who has kept us in your prayers. I don't know how to express our gratitude, all I know is I don't know what we would do without the prayers, emails, and support of family and friends it means the world to us.



Christena said...

Dear Trish,

What a gorgeous picture of Max. I have been thinking of you and praying for you since I first saw your comment on the Trisomy 18 foundation support page. I found your blog under Leah's comments and I have indeed been praying for her sweet, aching heart. I will keep you in my heart and prayers as well as you get the chance to see your beautiful son again on ultrasound!

I'm sure you may have already looked at some of the links on the side of Leah's blog for other Christian families who have walked the same t18 road that you are just starting now. They are always there to support new families and if you haven't already, I encourage you to contact them.

I will continue to follow your amazing journey with Max and keep you in my prayers each day.


Yvette said...


I was sent to your site my the girl who posted above, Christena. We too had a little boy named Tristan Asher that was born with Trisomy 18 on December 3, 2007 and lived 56 days.

I began this journey on August 15, 2007, when we found out through an amnio that Tristan had T18. Obviously devastated and not knowing what T18 was, we researched the Internet and I was led to the story of Poppy Joy Luce. I reached out to Angie and we immediately became friends as we were only due 1 days apart. Since that time I have meet many other sweet christian girls, 7 of which I had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with in Atlanta this past June at the Beth Moore: Deeper Still Conference. I encourage you to reach out to others that are walking this journey, it will help more than you can imagine!

I will begin praying for you and your little boy Max. And please feel free to email me if you ever need to talk.

Yvette Hostetter