Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First day of Life...

Tonight was a special night in our little family. I had the opportunity to just sit and enjoy the company of my son. The doctors came in and looked at his progress. While we were talking they spoke about numbers and data points, but to me, it was one more day that I was blessed to be with him. It was one day that we were told we would never get. So it was a special day.

Jeff and I were able to be in his room at exactly 7:46 to celebrate Jacob's first full day. We had the NICU nurse take this photo of us with Jacob just before we sang "Happy Birthday" to him. This was one thing we had talked about doing if we were blessed enough to have him for a full day. It was an emotional moment for both of us.
Here is a picture of the flowers we have recieved to our room from many of you. We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love we have been shown through the calls, visits, comments to our blog, and prayers for our little family. Thank you!

Please keep the prayers fervent, as we still have many challenges ahead. But our God has already shown us great mercy by being present and honoring us with a precious day with our son.

34 comments:

  1. I am SO moved by your story and your FAITH in the Lord!!!!! My friend, Jennifer Rizkalla, sent your blog to me... and I am just in AWE this miracle!!! The thankfulness of just one day with your son, and your strength in the Lord is AMAZING!!!!
    I will be praying for your sweet little guy!!! and BELIEVING for miracles to continue....
    Heather Marvin

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  2. Thank you for checking in and sharing the beautiful pictures. Happy day one birthday, Jacob.

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  3. I have been praying for your son from the moment your father told the congregation. Jacob is still in my prayers, now more than ever and I pray that you have so many more moments with your sweet miracle of a child!
    -Amber Sturgis

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  4. He's a beautiful baby and I know you feel so very blessed! I will keep Baby Jacob and you all in my prayers.

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  5. He looks so wonderful and you are a beautiful family. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Julie and Jeff,
    Yesterday afternoon when I checked your blog for an update I just started bawling when I read your good news. I printed out your latest update and ran around town showing everyone I had told about your story the good news. Then I called all the family and friends that I had also told about your story. There were many, "Oh I'm so happy for them" and "Halleluhs" last evening on your behalf. We love you three more than words can express and are so happy that you get to share these moment with Jacob. You are still in our prayers and thoughts!

    Love,
    Ryan, Jeremy, and Ethan

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  7. You don't know me...but I was given your blog site from a Mom's Corner blog. I just wanted you to know that from the moment I was told of your story I've been praying for little Jacob as well as you both! I will continue praying and thinking of you both! You're both very strong...Thank You LORD!! Thanks for the updates :) Happy Birthday Jacob...stay strong buddy!!

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  8. he is beautiful!!! i pray that God will heap blessings over you all through his life.

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  9. Praise be to GOD who is so GOOD! Bobby and I are so happy to hear the news and will certainly keep praying for all 3 of you. Your faith through all of this has been so amazing and inspirational....

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  10. Like many who have heard of your story from a friend of a friend, I've been moved by your testimony of God's involvement in your beautiful son's life. Praise God for precious moments to look at the face of your son. I will continue to pray for your family, I've experienced God's miracles with children in our own family and I KNOW that He is working! Hang in there. We're praying for your family out here in Georgetown, TX.
    Paul & Melanie Partlow

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  11. Yesterday when I checked your blogspot, I couldn't stop the tears. Then as I was going from class to class, I told other teachers about you all. There is much rejoicing. We will continue to pray for the three of you. Thank you for keeping us posted on Jacob's progress. John and I are so happy for you. Your faith is amazing and an example to all who know you. Happy Birthday, Jacob. May God bless you.
    In Him,
    Melinda

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  12. Just wanting to let you know I am praying for your family. I hope you don't mind my posting your story on my blog. I have had lots of prayer warriors and I know they will lift your family to the Lord as well. Wishing Jacob a Happy Second Birthday!!!
    Danielle Malone

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  13. praying for many strong days ahead...

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  14. Praise God for these miracles. HE IS AN AWESOME FATHER and HE loves Jacob and you soooooo much.
    Prayers will continue.
    Love you,
    Barry and Gigi Self

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAY TO SWEET JACOB! our prayers are certainly continuing.

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  16. Mom, you look great, Dad, well, you look proud, and Jacob, you look absolutely beautiful!! We love you and we are praying for you!

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  17. Such a sweet post! I have never even met you, but I can tell that you two are both WONDERFUL parents!!! So special that you were able to share such time with your precious little one! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers!

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  18. What wonderful news!!! I will keep praying for your sweet boy. Thank you for sharing your story. It is amazing how you guys are taking it one step at a time and value each second with him.

    Theresa

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  19. God is AMAZING! You have been blessed for your faith and we are praying for those blessings to continue! What a beautiful baby boy!

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  20. Congratulations on your little miracle. I will pray that God has many more miracles ahead for Jacob and your family. The story of how you celebrated his life before he entered this world is quite touching.

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  21. Julie and Jeff you both are SO PRECIOUS and we LOVE IT! There is nothing I love better than a mama and new baby and Julie you fit the part PERFECTLY! Jacob's curly hair is the sweetest thing and it makes me giggle when I look at him. I want to just rub it and twist the locks around my pinky and watch them spring back. CURLY HAIR ROCKS!! I love you so much and you keep being creative and enjoying every second of this special time in your life. Our prayers along with those of some of our powerful prayer warrior friends are with you! Love to you!
    Angie and Mike

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  22. Happy Birthday little Jacob! Jeff and Julie, he is so beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful updates! We continue to pray for you all!
    Hugs and Kisses!
    -Cousin Shellie

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  23. My prayers are with you! Your son is beautiful. (friend of the Highs...)

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  24. God is GOOD, ALL THE TIME!! He shows us most often in little ways, but, this is one of the big miracles we don't always get to see.... I am so happy for you... and I continue to pray for this miracle to continue, and that Jacob will grow only stronger, look at all of the people he has reached already!! Before he was even born, I believe that God has plans for this little one.... Congratulations!! Loving you, and keeping you in my prayers,
    ~Hugs~ Marie

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  25. He is precious! Happy birthday, sweet boy! We are continuing fervent prayers!

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  26. I found your blog from another blog and I just wanted to tell you that I am praying for your beautiful son, and for your family. Your posts are inspiring. May God continue to bless your beautiful family. I will be thinking of all of you.

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  27. Jeff and Julie, After I told my grandmother about all the places Jacob went before he was born she said" No wonder he's had such a hard time. They've worn him out already." She wanted me to pass it along. Have a great night.

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  28. We heard about you from a Heather Hood. We count it as a privilege to pray for you and your family. We are so happy that you guys have made it this far. Keep us posted, as we continue to pray! ~The Leisten's-Easley, SC

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  29. Jeff and Julie,

    Luke T. sent me the link to your blog. It is amazing to see lil' Jacob. It is wonderful to see God's blessing and know that he is shining down on you all. He has answered many prayers with this. We are so happy for you guys.

    With continued prayers and petitions,

    Brent and Meghan Hendrickson

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  30. I happened upon your blog while reading about another baby's amazing story. My prayers are with you. God is good and He is capable of great things. What a beautiful baby boy! Thank you for sharing your story and pictures of little Jacob. Wishing you the best.

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  31. Jacob is simply perfect and beautiful! What a lovely family.
    Jen

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