Saturday, September 29, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Update

After speaking with Jodi today she shared with me that Olivia had a good day. Ryan and Jodi were able to read a story (1 chapter) to Olivia. Olivia seemed to be content and resting peacefully during their visit.

While visiting Olivia, Ryan and Jodi were given a memory box for Logan. Jodi told me it had his personal effects from his time spent in the hospital. This is something that Ryan and Jodi treasure.

Please cover Ryan and Jodi with your prayers. While their faith in the Lord is strong, their hearts are weary. They are saddened and confused. Please pray that God's comfort will be felt and that they will receive peace in their hearts.

Olivia is their bright ray of sunshine. I know the hope and prayer of many is that she will continue to grow stronger and healthier with each passing day. Ryan and Jodi are longing for the day they can welcome her home. She is fighter - but still needs our prayers.

Ryan and Jodi appreciate all the the well-wishes, words of encouragement, and prayers being posted on this board. Please continue posting. You mean so much to them at this time.


23 Weekers said...

"He was so small,
so beautiful,
so full of hope and promise.
What a blessing he has been
to all who knew him
these few short weeks.
He taught us to love,
to hope beyond expectation,
to trust in that which is unseen.
He drew us together
in our anxiety,
our moments of despairing and hopelessness,
as well as in our joys and delight,
and in his every breath.
His life ended prematurely;
just so had he been born.
Too soon he died.
We wept.
The tears continue.
We hugged
and held one another.
The pain will always linger.
Our hearts emptier
for his absence
and the unfulfilled dreams
he promised.
But the love he brought
into our lives will live forever.
Thank you for giving him to us.
Thank you for the blessing
that he will always be.
Thank you for the love we
would never have known,
but for him
and his brief days with us.
Thank you for Logan,
our blessed child of grace.

23 Weekers said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Shanon Woolley

Anonymous said...

We mourn your loss, but we Thank God for Olivia and her continuing progress. Don't forget, she now has her own personal Angel to help her through life. May God comfort and console you. Mary and Ed

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hold on to God and your faith! Be strong and know that God is carrying you right now.

Juile Fisher Hamlett

Anonymous said...

I'm Jodi's father. I felt I had to let everyone know how much I appreciate the comments on this wonderful blog. It started out as a simple means for Jodi to communicate Olivia and Logan's progress to friends and family, but has grown so incredibly to include inspiring, caring people all over the world.

While I grieve for the loss of my Grandson Logan, I also grieve for my sweet little girl, Jodi. I've always felt so fortunate that I was given such a perfect little girl in this imperfect world. She has grown to be such a beautiful woman inside and out, and I continue to be humbled and inspired by her depth of character and her faith in God.

I remember the day several years ago when young Ryan came to our house to ask if he could marry my daughter! What a fantastic moment that was for me! He went on to explain that he didn't know women like her existed. I didn't know men like him still existed! And, I'm so thrilled that parents like Jodi and Ryan still exist! I certainly don't understand the reason for the loss of Sweet Logan, but I'm confident that together they will get through this. They both have families that love them. They both serve a God who loves them. They will laugh again. Just as Jodi has been for me, so will Olivia be for them.

I thank everyone who has been praying for the entire family...there will be a special place in Heaven for special people like you!