Saturday, October 8, 2011

Picture worth a thousand...

It has been 2 weeks since we held our baby girl (with the exception of 5 minutes at Akron Children's when her stats were plummeting.)

So that makes today a really good day.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing. "Yeah God" for a good day. Love you! Sharon and Bruce

Anonymous said...

Praise God for a good day...Your in my thoughts and prayers daily.
In Christian love, Cathy

Carly said...

She is absolutely precious. The way she looks up at you both is adorable. Praying for your family from Florida.

Anonymous said...

Us again...we are unpacking (still) and just hanging a sign in our kitchen. Want to share it with you - Hebrews 11:1 "Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see." We have the faith in God's miracle for your precious little Chaia. Love, S & B

Anonymous said...

These Pics are Priceless...
Hugs, And Prayers for you all..
Stephanie Wilson!!

Mary Beth said...

Praise God for a really good day!! That has to get your adrenaline flowing. Give her some love from us here in SC. We love you guys and are praying for you!

Anonymous said...

These pictures are priceless! Becky Gross

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben & Shaina,
I just heard about Chaia from a friend at the Catholic campus ministry in Pittsburgh, and I wanted to let you know I am praying for her and your family. Your story has a special place in my heart because I was very sick as a little baby as well. I will also ask my parents and friends to pray for you. May Chaia be healed if it is God's will, and whatever His will is may you and Shaina be strengthened and comforted throughout this ordeal. I hope to be able to hear good news soon.
God bless,
Kelly from Pittsburgh

Anonymous said...

Beautiful

Kimberly Fisher said...

AWESOME!

snoke said...

No words can describe the love that the three of you have for each other! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures! We love you all!

The Snoke's

Jackie Thompson said...

So happy you had a good day. She's still as beautiful as ever. So are you two.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful smiles on all of you. Today is a really good day and I pray you have many many more!

Pam said...

What a beautiful family picture! Continued thoughts and prayers.

Becky said...

So very glad you got to hold her. What joy that brings to my heart so I can only imagine your hearts must be bursting! Give her hugs from us and know that we love you all so very much and are praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Ecclesiastes 4.12: And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
What a strong and beautiful threesome you are!
Love and prayers, Diane

Anonymous said...

She is so beautiful! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers God bless!

Kevin & Rhonda

Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful pictures of a loving faithful family of God! I pray for more days of holding onto each other through this grueling ordeal. Today was a miracle in itself! Janet W.

Anonymous said...

YAY for cuddling w/ baby Chaia!!!! This is absolutely priceless. We are continuing to pray for you all and are so happy you got to hold your beautiful baby girl. We love you so much and are sending hugs (and kisses for Chaia:-)) your way!! Love Jay and Brandie<3

Gramma2u2 said...

Precious Moments. So glad you had this day. Praying for a miracle!
Judy

Anonymous said...

I don't even know what to say-I cry every time I read your blog. I rest easy though knowing you are all a family of faith and when I see your video updates I can't believe how collected you are. You are SO right that God is already using this experience to bring people of all kinds together, and for His glory. Matt and I pray for you and for a miracle every day. We have an 18 month old baby girl and because of your story I hold her longer than I ever have. -Gretchen (Schnee)

Wood said...

What a blessing to hold her, and those eyes!! Praying for strength for each of you. Wood and Roberta.

Mama Karen said...

Beautiful! The Lord showed me today that now we have a clear picture of what is wrong with Chaia. Without this positive proof, we didn't have anything to gauge against that a miracle has fully taken place. I am still believing for God to perform a mighty miracle in her little life! This way when it happens, the doctors can look back at the test results from yesterday and stand in awe at what God has done! Praying fervently for you both as well! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit"...

Steph said...

Praise the Lord for baby cuddles! Print those pictures and get them in frames! Continuing to pray that the Lord's will be done. Love you all! - Steph Wright

The Tightwads said...

Praying for you guys in STL. You all are precious.
love to you!
Aunt Jen Azar's friend,
Amy

Anne Fischer said...

Your message of not so good news broke my heart. To see 2 wonderful, young parents in so much pain, is agonizing for those of us who know you and care so much about you. However, the pictures of Chaia with Shaina are awesome. To see that little fragile bean smile so beautifully as her mommy held her in her loving arms, made everything so much easier to take. Chaia is a little fighter...you can see that in her eyes. I pray that you 2 and the doctors can make the very best decisions for her future and that the 3 of you can go home together one day soon and be the family you were so meant to be. Loving you all, Anne Fischer.

courtney said...

these are amazing