My New Little Cousin--Thanks for your prayers!

Yesterday I posted a prayer request in regards to my cousin Tara who was being airlifted in order to undergo an emergency c-section. She and her husband had been on their way back home after spending time with her family in Arizona when she suddenly became critically ill. I posted a prayer request here at CB and then also quickly sent messages to a couple of people on my friends list before racing off to the Saturday night service at my church to have prayer for her. Christians began to pray. People we had alerted began to call us or send us messages via the internet. My aunt, who has not been following Jesus for many years, broke down and cried when she learned about all the prayer that was going up on behalf of her daughter and precious little granddaughter.

They did not expect the baby to make it. A deadly infection was racing through my cousin and they thought it was too late. The only thing they could do was try to take the baby and hope for the best. The prognosis for my cousin to survive wasn't much better.

Later last night, we received word that the baby had arrived safely. They were surprised at her size. She's 13 1/2 inches and 2 pounds, 9 oz. Here's a picture of her with her daddy.

She's going to remain in Las Vegas for three weeks before being airlifted to the hospital in Iowa City where her parents live. She is doing well and her prognosis at this time is good. My cousin is still not out of danger but is making progress and they are now hopeful that she too will recover.

I'd like to thank everyone for their prayers and support and praise God for keeping his hand on my cousin and her daughter!

K :princess:

Alison Stewart @kiwibird ·

It is truly a blessing to see this picture of Tara's baby. I want a name!!!! For now I am going to call her Hope. God knows who I am praying about. Bless you K. kbird

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

She doesn't have a name yet, but they contacted my son about a website he was talking about once. My son really loves names. I'll post the name as soon as I find out what they have decided to name her.

I think I'll have to make a trip to Iowa sometime within the next few months!

K :princess:

Tl Sia @doulos ·

Amen! Our God is Good!!! :) :dance::clap:

Linda Young @savedbyegrace ·

With man, it is impossible. With God, all things are possible.

What marvelous news, thanks, K.

Kirk M @blessings2you ·

If only we would remember situations such as this and the unbelievable power of community prayer, we would be able to see so many more miracles! Thank you God for stepping in and covering, providing for and blessing your people--all to YOUR GLORY and HONOR. Amen.

Sandy Brooks @poodlelady ·

Praise God for he is worthy to be praised! Prayer is a powerful tool we have been given by the Lord.
I am praying God will use this to return your Aunt to him as well as for Tara and (for now) baby Hope.
Love in Christ

Lisa Stoughton @everfaithful ·

Praise God! I will continue to pray for all of them!

Marsha Tyler Ronquist @kraftykatz ·

Prayer works wonders. What a wonderful illustration you have shared.

I love babies, any picture is adorable. My great nephew Zachary was about the same weight at his birth. He is now graduated from high school and attending community college. He is a healthy 6 foot tall very handsome young man.

God is good all the time, all the time God is good.


K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

My mom called me yesterday afternoon as her sister had called her. They were so worried about Tara (the mom) as this afternoon visitors were no longer allowed. Her condition was deteriorating. Later last night, my mom called me again, Her sister just called and she was so excited. Her condition has suddenly improved dramatically and at that moment they were getting her ready to see her baby for the first time!

The baby is doing great. They're having trouble keeping her from wiggling off down in NICU but she's entertaining and charming them nonetheless.

I know all of you moms out there remember what great "medicine" that was for you once you saw your baby. I know I was pretty sick but once I saw that baby, Whoo! Hooo! :dance:

K :princess:

Kirk M @blessings2you ·

Such excellent news and Praise be to God for His abounding mercy and grace. Let's keep praying that the new "medicine" will do its job and mother and daughter both totally recover and all ends well to the glory of God.