Romans 12:12 - "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
Prayers are with the surgical team. Prayers to Matt and Alissa during the next several hours. Prayers to Baby Anna, you're a strong fighter lil one, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Praying right now. Congratulations, Anna Joy is BEAUTIFUL!-Carrie Hays
Praying: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13) and rejoicing with you in the birth of your precious Anna.
alissa and matt, Anna Joy is beautiful. All of you, including Isaac, are in my prayers and I will leave my prayer door open all of the time for you. I know it's God's work that Anna is breathing on her own, that you and Matt could hold Anna and tell her you love her. Any tears I shed will be tears of joy for Anna. I admire you for your powerful faith, courage and love through all of this.debbie gaetz
HI you guys...I am a Mama of a heart baby adopted from China. I saw you blog from a friend on facebook. Our Georgia had emergency open heart surgery at Seattle Children's soon after we landed at the airport from China. Please know that I am praying....hugs,Shannon
Praying for steady hands, clear thinking and strength for the surgeons and medical staff, peace that only He can provide...peace that surpasses all understanding to Matt and Alissa, that God may provide emotional stamina to those folks helping keep Anna Joy's family upheld in prayer and supporting them in these trying hours and days ahead. Our God is an awesome God. This is being typed by a woman, who once as a baby was so ill her parents were told to come say their goodbyes...the helicopter was ready for Children's but I might not survive the flight. By the grace of God, I am here. I pray the same miracle for Anna Joy. Many prayers and much love, DorothyAnne & Family
We've never met, but I want you to know our prayers are with you. Much love to you all from the Woodruff family.Molly, John, Lucy (7) & Silas (2)
Prayin. Prayin that precious girl has got some God-given piss n vinegar to fight strong. And prayin those docs use all their God-given skill and brains as they work on her lions heart. And prayin you and Matt hold fast in His promise, that he is always with you...in your corner.Matt Sanders
I've never met you I found your blog thru a friends fb post. I just read your story and wanted to let you know that my family and I will keep you in our prayers. I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant and I also go to Oly OB/GYN. I had a difficult 1st pregnancy and Dr Bell was truly amazing and genuinely caring.
I got a quick text at 4:30 from Aunt Heidi saying Anna is "safely on the heart and lung machine"! Yea! Come on God, work through those surgeons!
I read your blog through a homeschool site. We want you to know we are praying for all of you. May the Lord guide all the doctors involved and give you peace and comfort in this difficult time. You have a beautiful baby. We can't imagine what you are going through and know the Lord will be with little Anna every minute. Love to your family
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Praying for you guys and the doctors that are performing the surgery. What a difficult thing to go through, but as I have been reading your blog since I've known about it, you have TRULY shown much strength through it all... Keep strong and may you (as well as sweet little Anna Joy) stay strong through this time... Take care and God bless! Love,Angel and Claire (my daughter) O'Brien
I don't know you personally but my brother in law is Tyler Harding. He and my sister filled us in on what is going on and I just wanted to let you and your family know that our family and friends are praying. I posted a link to your blog on my fb page and have had a few friends repost. We are getting the word out. The more prayers the better. Happy Birthday Anna! Fight hard little one...
Praying right now!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
praying for you all. She is precious!
We are praying! May you feel God's arms holding you all so tightly...Mike and Melissa (Davis) Teeter
The picture of the three of you is touching. I can see on Matt's face the concern he has for his girls. A woman worries about her baby, but Daddy worries about about Mommy AND baby. FATHER GOD... thank YOU for holding Matt and Alissa close during this time. Thank YOU for the way YOU are working in Anna Joy's heart. Thank YOU for helping Matt to be strong for his girls.
I just came across your blog through a facebook share. You are bringing so much glory to God's kingdom by getting your story out. You have so many prayer warriors that have a tremendous amount of faith lifting you up to our Father! May God continue to bless you, comfort you during this time, and give you peace beyond understanding as you all fight this battle together. He is mighty to save!
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:14