Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Introducing...

Briar Allen Whitis
 13 inches long.
2.3lbs
He was born into the arms of Jesus on September 13th, 2010.  That was also his momma's birthday.  What a special day to remember my little man every year.  I will share more of the story soon.  It was a LONG process.  I have a fever, so I'm still in the hospital today. My fever has been spiking on and off for the last two days. They were going to try to let me go home very quickly, but now it's looking more like tomorrow or even Thursday morning. So, please pray for my healing, so I can get home and begin processing emotionally.

We feel like the luckiest parents in the world to meet him in this world.  He immediately went to be with the Lord, which was a little sad for our earthly selves, because we wanted to meet him alive.  I felt him kicking right up until the end, so I know he almost made it. But maybe it was the Lord's provision to protect us by not allowing us to see our son die, we only released him right away to the Lord.  

Thanks for all your sweet thoughts friends!  Updates to come! I know the Lord will sustain us through this!
Luke 18:16 - But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

23 comments:

  1. love you Brooke!!!! the pictures are precious and so sweet. What a cherished memory for your birthday..... How beautiful are the hands and feet (of those who love Him- all 3 of you!)...He is now in heaven with the Lord,loved, and cherished by Him, and whole! We're praying for healing for you and that your fever would leave so you can go home and process thru everything. we love you and will continue to keep ya'll in our prayers!

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  2. What a precious Angel!!! May God sustain you!!

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  3. Oh, Brooke! I have been praying for you guys constantly. I am so glad for the time you got to spend with Briar. His pictures are beautiful. I hope you are feeling better quickly so you can go home soon. Then the real healing can begin. You and Brandon are in my prayers. Love you!

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  4. We are praying for you guys and know you have been down an extremely long road. The pictures are beautiful. Please take care of yourself and let us know if you need ANYTHING!!

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  5. You are an amazing mommy. I am praying for you. Goodness are his toes sweet...and his feet long!

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  6. Such a beautiful, tiny, precious boy! You are all being prayed for by so many.

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  7. My bible study group has been praying for you and your family and will continue to. Those sweet feet, there is nothing better than baby feet. And my his are long!

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  8. Gary and I are praying for you two! You are the most unbelievable person I have ever met. Your testimony through all of this is amazing. I don't know that I could be as strong as you! You are a special person! We love you!

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  9. We will pray for your health to return. We will pray for your family. I am thankful you can share your story with us. Your story has touched and will continue to touch many lives and bring more people to Jesus. You never give up. You and your husband are amazing people.

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  10. Praying for you immensely right now... we lost our first son on September 16th (4 years ago) and I will now remember to pray for you as well while my heart hearts during this time of year. I wish I had words to say that would help. All I have is that I'm so sorry and I am praying...

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  11. A beautiful tribute and a great testament of faith in the One who heals all wounds. Many many prayers.

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  12. What beautiful pictures, Brooke. Thanks so much for sharing them with us and for sharing so much of what you've been going through. You and Brandon are covered in prayers by so many people who love you!

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  13. What an amazing testimony of such a Godly, brave family. Your attitude and actions have demonstrated to me the power of the Holy Spirit and how to deal with adversity in a Godly manner. Thank you for sharing your story. Your family will continue to be in my prayers.

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  14. You have been in my thoughts and prayers for the past couple of days especially. I'm so sorry.
    Briar's hands and feet pictures are so precious. I pray that you are able to rest and heal quickly. Thank you for sharing your story so honestly and openly. May God continue to carry you through the upcoming days and weeks.

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  15. Girl, he has your toes! Incredible. Love you guys and I'm praying for you often.

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  16. Praying hard. You faith is inspiring, and I am praying that God will give you peace throughout this difficult time.

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  17. Lindsay (Alford) MontgomerySeptember 15, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    You are so strong and amazing! I have been praying for you everyday. Your faith is inspiring to me.

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  18. He is so precious and beautiful! Celebrating Briar! You all are and will be covered in prayer. I cannot tell you how many people have commented on this story (I posted it on my blog and on FB). So many people are encouraged and touched by all 3 of you. Praise God, that He would receive the glory, many would come to know Christ through this and that your faith would increase.

    Praying for peace that would transcend all understanding and comfort. Love you guys!

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  19. Oh Brooke, how I wish I could hug you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful, beautiful pictures - I have truly been moved by your story and will keep you, Brandon and the rest of your family in my prayers.

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  20. Hey brooke, it's michael.(former neighbor) I still can't believe it's been ten years since you baby sat me, and Matthew. I wanted to say I have you in my prayers and I hope the best for you guys. You should really stop by sometime :~)

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  21. I don't know you as a friend, just a sister by our spirit, in the Lord. My prayers are with you. I've lost 3 little ones before boith, the first, twins a boy and a girl. God gave me two sons later. I, too had a rough time, but HE saw us through the sad times and I know HE knows the BEST for us AND we SHALL see our little ones in a perfect body when we get to Heaven. Keep your faith, my sister, planning to meet you too, in Heaven on day where all things will be wondrous!!! Pray you ENOUGH!!! :>)

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  22. I love you. I know that's odd since you have NO idea who I am and I have never met you. But there is ONE thing that we have in common - we both have angel babies. My sweet Elizabeth passed away on January 5, 2009. I was 32 weeks pregnant. She was born January 9, 2009. I look at these pictures and tears fill my eyes. Such sweet hands and feet. Such tiny little blessings. Our daughter had been gone for almost 5 days when she was born, so our pictures aren't ones we can share or even look at. Sometimes we get the courage to look at them, but it just makes us cry. Her body was decomposing. It was so hard. But what we DO have is one single picture of one of her feet that still looked fairly normal. My husband is holding it. It's precious. We also have molds of her hands and feet. They are in a frame with a duplicate of the dress she is buried in. I love looking at it. I think about her ALL the time. I miss her so much, but the sadness isn't as bad as it used to be a year ago. I have tried to take my experience and change it to a positive one. I found out less than 10 weeks after Ellie passed away that I was PREGNANT again. We are scared and SO happy. Josh is now a HEALTHY, chubby and very happy 9 month old. He is an incredible blessing.

    I am sorry for your loss. It's a time of sadness, confusion and oddly enough - joy. Joy that your sweet little one is SAFE in Heaven. That part brings me the most comfort.

    Please stop by my blog anytime you want ( millironmoments.blogspot.com ) or email me ( kamillemilliron@gmail.com )

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