8 Weeks & Prayer Request

by Kathy on November 12, 2009 · 7 comments

in Abby, Bob, Hope, Milestones, Molly, Sean

I would not have believed you if you had told me this time last year that today I would have a happy and healthy eight week old baby girl! 🙂

HAPPY 8 WEEKS ABBY!

Mommy, Daddy and Sean are so blessed and lucky to have you in our life (with Molly always in our hearts)!

Here is a recent picture of our daughter Abigail Grace from this past Saturday after she was baptized!


Thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers as we settle in to life with our new baby girl! One of these days I am going to find/make some time to sit down and share with you here some about the first two months of Abby’s life with our family. In the meantime, overall things are going well and we are adjusting to our new life as a family of four (with our sweet Molly Marie watching over us from Heaven).

The prayer request is for my Godmother/paternal Aunt Denny who was in a serious car accident on Saturday afternoon while driving home from her best friend’s house. The impact was on the driver’s side of the car and she was transported to the Shock/Trauma unit of a Maryland hospital by Medivac. She sustained several injuries including a head laceration, multiple broken vertebrae and ribs, broken pelvis and scapula. Denny also sustained severe head trauma and is mildly responsive, but is making excellent progress by saying her name.

According to her children/my cousins, she has overcome a big hurdle in her road to recovery, as ​she is now off the ventilator (initially she was unconscious and in critical condition), but still needs assistance breathing with an oxygen mask. The initial swelling has gone down and she looks good. There is still some concern over swelling in her brain. The doctors continue to stress that she has a long road of recovery ahead of her.

Please send your thoughts and prayers for healing and strength to my Aunt Denny, her three children, their three spouses, her four grandchildren, her four siblings (including my dad), her numerous nieces and nephews and all those dear family and friends who love and care so much about her.

Denny has worked in high school campus ministry for many years and thus has made an impact on countless young people’s lives, who have gone on to do great things and yet have never forgotten how she helped them through difficult times in their adolescence. I started a Facebook group on Monday afternoon, for family and friends to come together during this difficult and uncertain time, called “Prayers for Denny” and already it has over 500 members, many of whom are current or former students that she ministered to over the years!

G​rowing up in the Midwest​ I didn’t get to see and spend time with my God​mother/Aunt very often, however I have so many wonderful memories of the times we’ve shared together over the years. Many have commented on the “wall” of the Facebook group and in the guestbook of a Caring Bridge page, that Denny’s children set up to keep us all updated on her condition, about how Denny has helped, stood by, prayed with and for and stayed strong for them during challenging times in their lives and I too can attest to that. Now it is our turn to help, stand by, pray and be strong for Denny and her children. So please send some much needed and much appreciated thoughts and prayers for healing and strength to my Aunt Denny, her children and all those whose lives have been graced through knowing her.

May God bless you and your loved ones.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MFA Mama November 12, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your aunt/godmother's accident. Your description of her injuries made me cringe. I'm glad she seems to be making progress toward recovery.

Abby is GORGEOUS! She looks SO much like you, Kathy. She's a lucky little girl 🙂 Also oh my goodness, look at her CHEEKS! Yay for chubby cheeks, I love it! Is she getting the rolls now, too? She's at such a cute age and I know you must really be enjoying her. Thanks for sharing her with us in her spiffy little dress!

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2 Katie November 12, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I am so sorry to hear about the accident. I will definitely keep her in my prayers.

I can't wait for more Abby/Sean updates! She is gorgeous!

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3 Fertilized November 12, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Oh Man – sending prayers to your family.

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4 Beautiful Mess November 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Many prayers and positive thoughts going out to your family. I hope they recover soon!

Glad everything is going well with Abigail. I love that picture of her! So sweet!
Thinking of you
*HUGS*

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5 JuliaS November 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Oh she is simply divine Kathy! I am completely thrilled for you and your family for this bit of deliciousness in your lives.

Many prayers and good wishes for your Aunt Denny.

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6 Nicole November 14, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Prayers for your Aunt…may she continue in her recovery each day.

Congrats also on the baptism of Abby! What a joyeous occasion! She's such a doll…thanks for sharing!

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7 Kerry November 25, 2009 at 11:01 pm

As you know, your aunt is in my thoughts and my prayers.

That is a beautiful picture of Abby! It is the first I am seeing this picture. What a sweetheart! Keep up the good work Mommy.

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