First, pray for Stellan. Many - thousands - are following Stellan's struggles on his mom's blog, My Charming Kids. Please go there to read all of the details, but basically Stellan is a 5 month old baby with a broken heart. He's struggling and causing other hearts to break all around the world (literally). There were many times before Stellan ever took his first breath that the doctors said he probably wouldn't make it. But he's here, and he's a miracle. Please pray for him now and ask God for another miracle. Also pray for Stellan's family and the scary time they're going through. When I clicked on her blog tonight to see the lastest picture she posted of Stellan, I couldn't help but go straight upstairs and take sleeping Brody out of his crib to hold him close. I just feel sick when I think about how many babies are sick with life-threatening diseases or conditions. I feel heartsick for them and for their parents. Why, God? Why?
Secondly, pray for my friend Kristina and the TWINS she is carrying! Kristina has been on an emotional rollercoaster in the last week. She found out she was pregnant a couple of weeks ago (her baby boy is 5 months old), then she thought she lost the baby, then she was told it might be an ectopic pregnancy, then she found out that actually it could be one, two, or THREE babies! It was confirmed today that it is TWINS! You can read more on her blog, but God's hand is on these babies. Kristina held strong last week when a doctor wanted to give her medication to "dissolve" the sacs he thought weren't viable, but Kristina had hope that she'd be the 1 in 30,000 chance that they actually were. My heart beats faster just thinking about that. (I hope I have all of those details right, Kristina!) So pray for Kristina, the two babies she is carrying, and the other THREE kids she has at home. What a woman!
And of course, if you want to, you can always pray for these three babies. They're pretty special to me.