Romans 12:12 - "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
What a sweet little miracle! Congratulations to the entire family!
Blessings and more - EMMANUEL IS the word!! What joy - and from one who has had to use COHMC KNOW that the team that cares for your wee one is the BEST!! Blessings from Wasilla!
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl.I was directed to your blog by a friend. I used to live in Olympia and know quite a few people who attend your church. My son was born with a heart defect as well. I understand what you are feeling right now. I am praying for wisdom for the doctors, healing for Anna and peace to you and your family. My son is 12 now and lives a normal, healthy life -- despite tremendous odds. I hope that is an encouragement to you. It's not an easy road, but it is a fulfilling one. May God bless you all.
I don't know your family personally, but I found your blog through a mutual friend. Anna Joy is absolutely beautiful ... congratulations to you and your family. My family will be lifting up prayers to the good Lord for you today and in the days to come. With love from a fellow believer.
praising God for the miracle that she is...
Wow, what a beautiful baby girl. I'm SO happy that you have both been able to hold her.
She is certainly beautiful. We are praying for your whole family!
Hi Matt...this is Beth Swanson Miles (we knew each other as kids). Praying for your little one. Heard about her from Sherry Duerre (my cousin-in-law). Had a premie myself and know that prayers are always needed. I'll keep your little one in my prayers and keep checking in here for updates.God bless....
perfection is the word that comes to my mind!
What a beautiful little girl!!! She's still in my prayers but this is definitely great news!! :)
Congrats!! She is gorgeous!! You have been in my prayers since last night when I saw your story in my local news in Boise ID, I will continue for prays of strength and comfort.
Praying for sweet Anna and your whole family here in Forest Lake, MN. My husband grew up in the Olympia area and we lived there for a year early in our marriage. Saw your story on a facebook link to the news coverage- and have been praying ever since. She is beautiful.
So happy for you! I'm in Nampa at NNU and have been following your story through the Fields. Lots have prayers have gone up for your little girl around here, and those will continue. She's so beautiful!
So happy to see those rosy cheeks! We are praying hard for your little family right now!!
Praying! She is lovely. What a gift. She is in good hands.
She is precious!!!! Myself & many others are praying!! Hugs!!!
I cried at work when Auntie Heidi texted me that she was born and screaming it up good in the delivery room! Congrats... still anxiously awaiting what lies ahead. To God be the glory. I can feel His Spirit at work!
Matt and Alissa, I have had you on my mind all day, lots of prayers your way. She is absolutely beautiful! Your faith is admirable, and an example to many! I am still praying, praying, praying!Love, Julia Ward (formerly Taylor)
She is such a miracle and we are praying miracles will continue to bless her heart!
Alissa, you probably don't remember me but I went to church at Richland Naz many moons ago when your family attended. (Your parents sang in my parents' wedding, Phil and Patti Baldwin.) Anyway, I just wanted you to know that my family is also praying for healing, comfort, peace, and pure JOY for your family! Baby Anna Joy is precious. May you feel His arms wrapped around you during this time and know He has Baby Anna Joy so delicately placed in His hands! God is good...all the time!
God came through with a Blessing from above...expecting more miracles...She's is exquisite!Tammie Rutledge and Family
She is so beautiful. She looks great. She is an angel before she came into this world and now she is here, so all of us can see what an angel she really is. Praise GOD for this little miracle called Anna. GOD bless this family and thank you for all the blessings that have been received since the day she was conceived. Thank you JESUS!
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Baby Anna Joy is beautiful, what a gift from God you have!! :) My daughter Karissa and I have you all in our prayers!!! God Bless you all! :)PS, we found your story from Brenda Arend's fb page Kari
alissa, matt & joy, know that the cook family here in Olympia is also praying for you all as well. Also, the Northstar Church of God in Tumwater as well, I have a close friend there and she is "on board". Beautiful miracle, can't wait to see her!