Friday, June 24, 2011

Mr. Bell Can't fix Baby Jack's Heart...But God Can

Remember Mr. Bell, who could fix everything but broken hearts?



I've got a story for ya.

In case you're new here, this ten cent yard sale find caught my eye because of the first page:

Little did I know that just a few days later, my newest little nephew, Jack Christopher, would be born.  With a broken heart.


You may remember that my very pregnant sister in law visited over Memorial weekend, expecting her first baby boy.  Well, within hours of Jack's birth, he was helicoptered to Children's Hospital (WITHOUT his mama, I might add) and underwent heart surgery at the ripe old age of 2 days.


So this past weekend's Maryland trip was a little unexpected.  But we just had to meet the little guy who had heart surgery and lived to cry about it, and we just had to go and give his mama and daddy a hug.  Cause they're gonna need some hugs.

Meet Jack, 3 days old:


Mr. Bell can fix everything but a broken heart.  That's because only God can fix a broken heart.  And if you, too, believe this to be true, would  you pray that God would fix little Jack's heart?  Recovery has been slow, and stabilization has been a tough road.  There has been a lot of crying.  There has been a lot of praying.

And there has been a lot of trusting.  That God will heal Jack's broken heart in time, that all things work for the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose.  But that doesn't make it any easier.  As of now, Jack is still in intensive care, doing a bit better but he's got a long way to go.  And we'll be praying for him the whole way through it.

17 comments:

  1. We'll definitely be praying for Baby Jack!

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  2. Thanks for posting pictures. We've been praying for him so it's nice to see his picture. The kids just want to jump through the computer and hug him.

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  3. Love, hugs and positive thoughts for Jack.

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  4. We are defiantly praying here at Homegrown Strawberries. I have some dear friends whose little girl was also born with a broken heart she is one of the sweetest two year olds I know.
    This may interest you and your family. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/ChildrensHeart/index/ My little girl loves this ministry it has been pretty close to my heart as they thought my son had a congenital heart defect shortly after he was born. Fortunately for my family it was a false alarm Many prayers for yours and particularly little Jack and his parents.

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  5. Praying for baby Jack and peace for his family. Let us know how he's doing.

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  6. Praying for strength for sweet baby Jack! May he get well soon and be wrapped up in his mama's arms!

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  7. Praying for Jack and his family. I posted this on my sites Facebook page so that others could pray for them as well. Keep us updated.

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  8. So sorry to hear about your new nephew. He and his family are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.
    Angie

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  9. Thank you all so much for your prayers. Jack had a good day today. They want to remove his breathing tube but can't until swelling in his throat calms down. Hoping he will be ready tomorrow, then his mama will get to hold him!

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  10. Praying for Jack and his family. I hope he has a quick recovery. My third child was born with CMV and had to be rushed to another hospital where he spent 5 days in the NICU so I know what it is like not to be able to take your baby home with you. My son is now 13. I hope his momma got to hold him today!

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  11. I'll be praying for the little guy. I'm so happy to see that you and your family know who the real Physician is.

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  12. I will be praying for Jack and your family. Poor little guy :(

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  13. How is he doing? Praying!! What a beautiful boy!!! I have 3 boys and it breaks MY heart to see him like this. :(

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