Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jacob's big day is approaching...

We continue to be faithful in prayer as our son Jacob gets ready to present himself to this world. Please keep praying that God will give us the "glorious impossible," as we have been asking since week 20. Unless he comes early, he should be here on Monday, January 26th.
Here's a picture of our little one just 2 weeks ago. It's a 3D image of the profile of his face with his arm coming up to his forehead. He looks a little chunky, but cute!

35 comments:

  1. Julie and Jeff,

    Hi, I am Alisa's sister-in-law. Alisa has told me about your story and shared your blog with me. My heart goes out to you. We will be praying for a miracle for Jacob. I know Jacob has already brought you such joy, we will pray that you continue to experience the joys of parenthood with a healthy baby boy. Keep us posted through your blog.

    ~Alicia

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  2. You guys have been and will continue to be in our prayers. We are praying that God will perform an awesome miracle and cover you with peace. Love you guys!

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  3. Hi,
    I am a friend of Chad and Laura Beth High. We are in the same Sunday School class at Brentwood Hills and Chad has been requesting prayers for you and your husband for months now. I just wanted to let you know that we prayed for Jacob on Tuesday night as a group and I am praying that you will find a peace that passes all understanding as you are entering into the final days before the birth of Jacob. I am praying for your delivery and for Jacob and for the doctors that will be performing his surgery. Please know that you have many people praying on your behalf.

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  4. Praying for little Jacob. Praying that you will receive comfort and peace before Sunday and after. Also praying for God's wisdom for the doctors. Thank you for posting your story.

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  5. Jeff, Julie, and little Jacob,

    Thank you for starting this blog and opening your lives to us in such a personal way. You have crossed our minds and prayers in the last months since we found out from Mary Joy about Jacob's diagnosis. We will continue to lift you up these weeks ahead as you celebrate God's answers to many prayers...and especially as you cherish these last few days of having Jacob in utero and await to meet the precious face of the little guy who has grown great faith in many people.

    Asking God for your Miracle to happen!

    With love,
    Benjy and Carolyn Brednich

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  6. My name is Rebekah Parker and I am also a friend of the Highs. You have been on my heart since Chad told our class about your sweet baby. You are in my prayers as you await the arrival of your precious son! May God bless you with a smooth delivery and watch over the doctors and nurses as they perform surgery on Jacob. We will continue to lift you up to God and look for updates on your blog. Your strength and patience is a true witness to what God can accomplish.

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  7. Hi. We are friends of the High's and just want you to know that you all have been and are continuing to be in our prayers as you approach the arrival of baby Jacob. God is SO good and we just pray that you find peace during these next several days. May God continue to bless your family!

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  8. Jeff and Julie,

    John, Kathy, Jon, and Nikki love you guys. God often sends spiritual blessings in different packages. You all and your family have unwrapped this one beautifully. Jacob is in the hands of the GREAT PHYSICIAN. Our prayers continue.

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  9. Just another person who has been moved by your story and your faith and who is keeping you covered in prayer. For with God all things are possible.

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  10. We are also friends of the Highs who have been deeply touched by your faith and we are fervently praying for a miracle for Jacob. You are all in our prayers.

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  11. You, Jeff and baby Jacob are in my prayers. I have you on the prayer list in my Sunday School class and the prayer group at AZ Kelley is praying for you.

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  12. Hi! I, like many who have already posted comments, also go to church with Chad & Laura Beth at BHCC. You have been on our prayer list & we've been praying for you for quite a while now. I can't imagine what it must feel like to be experiencing what you are, but please know that you are in my prayers every day as your delivery date approaches. My husband, Craig, went to Lipscom with Jeff. You look familiar- do you teach ELL? I job-share at Shayne Elem. now, but I use to teach ELL with Chad at Hattie Cotton about 5 yrs. ago. I think I might have seen you at some ELL training. ANyway, please know that Craig & I are praying & will be checking your blog for updates.

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  13. We are praying for you! We will be lifting Jacob up constantly to our Lord on Monday. May He be glorified through Jacob's life!

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  14. Hi, you don't know me, I came over from Troy and Amber's. You have a beautiful baby and have written his story wonderfully. I will be praying for your precious son.
    Erin

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  15. Jeff & Julie,

    We love you guys and are praying for the three of you.

    John & Shannon Ott

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  16. Hey Julie! I'm so glad you and Jeff have started this! I have lots of people praying for you and this is an awesome way for them to get to know you better. Your sweet spirit and strength from the Lord have been such a testimony to all of us at Cole. You will continue to be in our prayers. Love you! Carrie

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  17. You don't know me. I am Ryan Thornton's cousin. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

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  18. You don't know me. I am a friend of Laura Beth's from high school. You guys will be in our prayers. The Lord will give you strength. He will be with you every step of the way. God bless you.....

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  19. Barry and I continue to pray for you and your little Jacob. Our God is an awesome God and He has a perfect plan---we are praying for a miracle.
    Love to you,
    Gigi Self

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  20. Jeff, Julie & Jacob~
    My family's thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will be thinking of you tomorrow. God Bless!
    Julie Nichols Vinton and family

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  21. We are praying fervently for your family and precious Jacob. May God's peace overwhelm you, may his healing be miraculous!

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  22. Hey Julie and Jeff,

    Just heard the news and wanted you to know that my prayers are with the three of you. I Love hearing about all the adventures you've already had with Jacob and eagerly wait to see what else God has up His sleeve for the two of you and your precious boy.

    Lifting you up in prayer,
    Sunny Vann

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  23. Jeff and Julie,
    Our thoughts have been with you two all day. I pray that God's peace will spread over you all in the next several hours as you begin to see God's answers to your prayers. Please know that you have the thoughts of prayers of many with you as you begin this journey. We love you guys.

    Chad and Laura Beth
    P.S. Can you believe I'm up this late?? (Chad)

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  24. We are praying for you both and Jacob. The Lord has already done great things through Jacob's life. We pray that He does much more and that Jacob is healed and is able to go home with you. We will be praying throughout the delivery and that God gives the doctors knowledge and skill. The recent picture of Jacob is amazing. He is so cute.
    Love, Lindy and Justin Pardee

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  25. I'm a friend of Jon & Jenny's and have been getting updates and praying for you all for months now. I'll be thinking of you and praying for sweet Baby Jacob today. God bless you all.

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  26. Julie and Jeff---Jeremy and I are thinking of you all day as Jacob is welcomed into this world. We are praying for you and your family. We love you three more than words can say.

    Love,
    Ryan and Jeremy

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  27. We are also friends of the High's and are praying for you today. God and so good and we pray that you feel His presence with you today and in the days to come.

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  28. Hello, I am a friend of Ryan's sister Samantha. Our small group is praying for you right now. How lucky Jacob is to have such loving, devoted parents! You are truly amazing people!

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  29. You don't know me, but I am praying for the three of you and lifting Baby Jacob up to the Father.

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  30. Tuleys,

    We're praying for you in Chicago.

    Grace and peace,

    Luke

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  31. i'm a friend of sarah's a few posts up. we are praying for you today!!

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  32. Today is the big day. I hope whatever arms he is in today (whether they be yours or God's or both) that he will be so very happy and peaceful.

    You both are amazing parents.

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  33. Julie,
    You are well loved around here at school! I have been asked dozens of times today about your progress. You have many people in your corner and hopefully you have been able to feel the presence of our prayers. Your class misses you and they have flowers and a gift for you. I will bring them by when you get a place to keep it.

    Chad

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  34. I am a friend of Sarah and Michael O'Dell's and I have been praying for healing and peace for your family.

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