Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Prayer works.

Since the days I was in the hospital before Addie's birth, I have been AMAZED at how many people have shown support through thoughtful words, phone calls, emails, cards, gifts, dinners, gas cards, and prayer.  We're never going to be able to thank each and every person in the way they deserve, but rest assured, our hearts are overflowing with thankfulness for each one of them!

I can't wait for the day that we can sit with Addie and show her this blog... I want to show her how much prayer means and how much it works!  We have heard from so many people who are praying for a little girl they have never even met!  It humbles me to think that they care so much for our baby girl.  I can't wait to tell Addie about how awesome God's power is even during the most difficult times in our lives.  My prayer is for her to realize that God had plans for her even when she was such a teeny tiny little baby in the NICU... and that He has even bigger plans for her as she grows!  All she has to do is let Him take control. **

I decided to create a couple of maps to show her where all of these prayer warriors lived while she was in the hospital... here's what I have so far:

The hot pink states are the ones where people are praying for Addie... that's a lot of states!  ...and that's a lot of praying for our sweet baby! :)  Makes me tear up just thinking about it...

I also have a map that shows some other countries where people are praying.
The purple countries show where we have sweet friends and family praying.

If you happen to be in a place that I've not highlighted, please let me know.  Also, if you check in on Addie, please become a follower of our blog so that one day she can see all of the people who care about her. :) Just look in the right column of the blog... under the "Followers" header you'll see where you can click "follow." :)

Thank you again for loving our little girl... we are going to see her tonight, so I will take some new pictures to post!  Her little face is filling out and it is SO precious! :)

**I heard an awesome quote at church this past Sunday...
"Even when things seem out of control, God is still in control."
Amen?! :)


Last of the Southern belles said...

Do you have Connecticut on the list? I have a friend there who is praying for Addie. BTW I sent an early present for Addie home with Dennis. Love seeing how well she's doing. Barbara B.

Anonymous said...

hi, Gayle here; I've been posting to your mom's FB wall. I'm in Oregon and we're praying here daily for baby Maddie!! Following the Blog too. Much love!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Johnell--meant Baby Addie!!!


Nonna said...

What a beautiful blog and an awesome reminder of the power of prayer! I love you! :)
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18