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Sunday, January 18, 2009

PRAYING FOR HARPER

I found Kelly's blog about a year ago maybe. What I loved about her the most was her faith. Today she is exercising that faith more than any other day in her life thus far. After years of infertility, Kelly and Scott Stamps alerted their blog readers back in May that they were pregnant with their first child. We all watched as she found out that she was having a girl. We watched and read about all of the baby showers they were so generously given. We've all enjoyed seeing Kelly & Scott prepare for their baby girl. She has posted nursery room photos, clothing pictures of outfits she has purchased, gifts they've been given for Harper and so on. It's been fun watching her prepare for her first little one.

Kelly was a week over due and went in to be induced early this past Friday morning. The blog world was on pins and needles as we waited and refreshed our pages 100 times in hopes of finally seeing pictures of precious Harper. All went well most of the day. We saw Kelly all dolled up - looking FAB for her delivery as her parents took photos of her sucking on Popsicles. All was well right up until the time of the birth. Kelly lost a lot of blood during the delivery and ultimately recovered. Thank goodness! However, baby Harper is struggling to survive. She was born with pneumonia and was given a very grim chance at survival Friday night. The doctors in Arkansas ended up airlifting her to a hospital in Tulsa, OK that could handle her illness. Kelly was separated from her child until last night. She was finally released from the hospital and able to drive with her parents to the hospital out of state where they've admitted Harper. Scott left Kelly Friday night and drove with his own parents to stay with Harper until Kelly could be released from the hospital and meet them in Tulsa. As you can imagine, this family is in turmoil. Satan has tried with all of his might to get a foot hold on this joyous occasion and none of us are going to stand for it.

You think the AGD blog has a following? You should see Kelly and Scott's blog following. Thankfully because of that following, there are thousands and thousands of prayers going up all across the country for Harper. It also helps that Kelly's Father, Harper's grandpa, is a minister in Arkansas. His entire congregation is praying incessantly as well. God is sooooooo good! We are awaiting word on what is happening now. Initially, Harper was being transferred to Tulsa to receive a heart and lung bypass. (ECMO) I'm unsure if they are still planning for that now because at one point they said it looked as though Harper was responding well to treatment without it. However, after reading Kelly's dads blog this morning, it appears that the doctors have said Harper's heart is still enlarged on one side and not putting out the blood flow that it should be. She is also still having difficulty breathing due to suffering the effects of the pneumonia.

Once again friends, we have a family that needs our prayers. DESPERATELY! You too can jump over to Kelly's blog and leave her a message letting her know that we are all praying for her. If you scroll down a bit, you can follow the story as the events unfolded this past Friday night. Kelly is an incredible Christian sista' and that sista' needs our uplifting and so does her newborn baby girl. Please - I ask again - stop what you are doing and pray for Scott, Kelly, and baby Harper.
PS...I thought today's song choice here on the blog (Addison Road - "Hope Now") was very fitting given Scott and Kelly's circumstance surrounding Harper. Crank up your volume and pray for this family. How many times have we felt we were in rising waters just begging for the shore? Everything rides on hope now. Everything rides on faith somehow. When the world has broken us down, his love sets us free! Amen sista's!
In his grip always, Angie

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13 Comments:

Blogger The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

Thanks for sharing this story. I stopped after reading it and prayed for baby Harper, as well for the family. I have seen the power of prayer in my own life and it is ah-ma-zing.

I will continue to keep them in my prayers. Keep us updated.

Jamie

1/18/2009 1:52 PM  
Blogger Woodsy Ivy said...

Thank you for sharing this. We will certainly all be praying for baby Harper. This story just breaks my heart, but I know that there is a lot of power in prayer and that God can fix any situation no matter how bleak it seems. Prayers heading their way! Jill

1/18/2009 4:29 PM  
Blogger mama's smitten said...

What a pleasure to come across your blog. Thank you for sharing. In return I will definately pray for you and all your friends.

1/18/2009 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Rhonda and Bailee said...

Hey Angie,

I found Kelly's blog a while back and we have been following her! Do you know what I first thought when I found her? I thought of you, because of her fun and spunky style! All of the zebra print and cheetah print things. I thought several times to tell you about her, and you were following her along! We sure are praying for Harper and her parents. You are awesome Angie for putting these prayer requests on your blog. There is POWER in prayer!
Love you!
Rhonda and Bailee

1/18/2009 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Rhonda and Bailee said...

Hey Angie,

I found Kelly's blog a while back and we have been following her! Do you know what I first thought when I found her? I thought of you, because of her fun and spunky style! All of the zebra print and cheetah print things. I thought several times to tell you about her, and you were following her along! We sure are praying for Harper and her parents. You are awesome Angie for putting these prayer requests on your blog. There is POWER in prayer!
Love you!
Rhonda and Bailee

1/18/2009 9:24 PM  
Blogger Cortney K. said...

Angie-
Thanks for the info. I appreciate your creativity but appreciate your heart more. I will read,watch and pray for Kelly, Scott and Harper. Don't mess with our kids Satan! We will take you on and win with our MIGHTY GOD!

1/18/2009 9:29 PM  
Anonymous MY3Princesses2008 said...

Hey ANgie,

WHat a sad story what they had to endure to get pregnant and then to have complications like this,nobody deserves this not even our enemies....I will be praying for there family .I will also go to church and light a candle for little Harper....
P.S. Thanks for posting this for us,so we can be able to hopefully be part of a "MIRACLE" ...

Nicky

1/18/2009 9:31 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Angie,

I've been praying nonstop for Kelly and Harper. Isn't she just so beautiful?!

Kristin

1/18/2009 10:32 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

I am praying for them. I visited her blog.....boy I have been right where she is right now. There is peace on that other side of that suffering. Thanks for sharing, Angie. You have a BIG BIG BIG heart.

1/18/2009 10:59 PM  
Blogger Katy S said...

Angie thanks for sending out the prayer requests! I too follow Kelly's blog, as a fellow Arkansan sister! She is just precious and I have just been amazed that all over this nation, one family has been so lifted up in prayer. All over my town and Arkansas, everyone knows of Kelly and Harper, she is prayers! Thanks again for passing on the prayers to all your followers

1/18/2009 11:29 PM  
Blogger IRENE said...

I've read about Harper. Joining in prayer and belief.

1/19/2009 6:04 AM  
Blogger Dancing Queen said...

headin' over to read about this precious family right now!

thanks for sharing! isn't it absolutely incredible to have this network of moms praying for one another?!?

love you, girl!

1/19/2009 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Mommy Sue said...

My prayers are with this family and this precious baby girl.

1/19/2009 4:12 PM  

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