Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pray Hard

Greetings from the TCH 17th Floor waiting room, its 6:22am I am sitting watching a huge sun rise of the city of Houston. Everyone elses life if beginning out there, there are more cars on the streets and more horns honking. It feels like everyone elses life is going on as normal and ours hangs in the balance. I don't have many words this morning I really just wanted to ask you to pray. I am sure you get tired of hearing me say that, but we are running out of chances. I woke up this morning saying, This is the Day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad and that is my Declaration of Hope this morning. They are going to attempt again to ween her off the machine around 8:00am, this will be one of the last chances from what I can tell. Please brothers and sisters in Christ pray just a little harder. Know that Ali and I love you and as soon as I hear something I will let you know.

101 comments:

aimee landreneau said...

We are praying harder than ever. We are lighting candles in our home for Cate, and I will remind my children all day to "talk to Jesus about Cate". They love your little girl!

We are with you guys to the end.

Love, Aimee

Mimi said...

It's 6:30 here and that same sun is shining over us! You are all in our prayers especially Baby Cate. Thanks again for sharing so much with us all. We love you guys!
Mimi

Teresa said...

I am heading off to my women's intercessary prayer group at work - we will begin at 7:30 a.m. sending up prayers for Baby Cate and all of you.
Teresa W.

Anonymous said...

Amen Charlie!!! This IS the day that the Lord has made!!! Wow what a way to praise God throgh the storm! For everyone reading this lets be like Joshua in the Battle of Jericho today, proclaim the victory befor the walls fall down!!! Thank you Lord for healing this beautiful baby girl and for giving Ali & Charlie the strength to face this road you have given them everyday!!!! You can do anything through Christ that stregthens you!!! Tessa Dischler

Anonymous said...

Charlie and Ali: I just returned from 6:30 mass. You and your precious Cate were so there with me. None of us will weary in our prayer for you as we, the Body of Christ, pray without ceasing. Brenda Verret

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you all: Ali and Charlie, Dude and Ella, Cate, Bill and Cheryl and Chuck.
Lewis

Lila Lambert said...

Oh God, This is one where I have to ask as the disciples did, "Lord, teach me how to pray"...I am so moved by your sharing..I just want to reach out and hug you both. I pray the mantle of Our Mother will surround baby Cate and your family. I turn to Our MOther of Perpetual Help Devotion and pray it for Cate...I anxiously await to hear from you and will continue to pray unceasingly...Love, Lila Lambert

Anonymous said...

My family prayed long and hard for you last night my brother. I have a meeting this morning at 8am and I will ask that we start the meeting with Prayer for Cate. God Bless

Tricia Granger said...

Blessed Selos pray for babby Cate!St. Plillip Guidry pray for baby Cate.(you have that special heaven connection watching over her with great love).The prayers contiune.love you guys! Tricia

Geralyn said...

Praying for all of you & will stop by later to give you our strength in person. :)

the perrys said...

We are praying for you all. We know that through God anything is possible. Blessings,
Chris & Denise Perry

Maria said...

As I sit here reading and praying, my little 20 month old Lucy, who had emergency brain surgery at 12 weeks, is looking at Cate's picture and calling out, "GO, Baby, GO!" From her innocent lips to God's ears. Our whole family will be praying for Cate today.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for your family in Springdale, AR.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about us being tired of hearing you ask for prayer. I think there is nothing more moving or beautiful than a father asking for prayers for his child. Keep asking...we will keep responding.

Love,
Jeremy and Courtney

Anonymous said...

Once again, you don't know me but I just wanted you to know that you will still be in our prayers.

Kim McCord

glenda said...

GOOD MORNING ALI AND CHARLIE,
I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW WE ARE STILL PRAYING FOR BABY CATE AND YOUR FAMILY. I PRAY THAT THIS TIME CATE'S LITTLE HEART WILL DO IT'S JOB.

GLENDA ROBICHAUX

Dede Chism said...

Good Morning Ali and Charlie:

This morning as the sun rose to a beautiful Colorado morning, a stone got into my shoe. I offered it stay for the intentions of the Blessed Mother. Then I noticed there were tow stones, then three. I was like, okay Blessed Mother let's do it! I got home and had received a note from Kate barta and went to your blog. I know without a doubt the Blessed Mother will carry you all today. I will keep the stones in my shoe today for Baby Cate and for the two of you. Every patient, every bby I see or touch today at work (I'm an NP in L&D) I will offer prayers for your sweet baby't heart. I will pray the Lord will kiss every heart muscle and nerve fiber - that it will be made new in His perfection.
Blessings!
Dede and Ken Chism (JD's folks)

Anonymous said...

praying...praying.....praying.....ms connie

Anonymous said...

For myself, like I am sure most of the people that are keeping up with Cate's progress, our day is just starting, yes, but our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you, Ali and Cate.

Sheilah

Lizzie Vents! said...

There is an incredible amount of faith, hope, and love surrounding Baby Cate and her Family. I've been following the stories and postings and have been sending my thoughts and prayers, and wishing you all the strength and hope in the world. God Bless Baby Cate and her Family. We are all here and fighting with you as hard as we can. ~ Elizabeth Bertuccini Green (from Boston)

Anonymous said...

Please know that the Kingdom of Heaven has you surrounded. We are praying for you, Ali and Charlie, and for baby Cate........
Donna Hoffpauir

midwestmom3 said...

Your family is on our hearts today.
We will pray for all of you on this day the Lord has made.
Todd and Julie

Megan Perkins said...

Praying, praying, praying ...

Megan, Jason, Hayes, Mary Elizabeth and Samuel Perkins

Anonymous said...

My day has begun in prayer for all of you and Baby Cate.....my candle is burning! Your messages continue to amaze and inspire me ....thanks for opening your hearts and lives to us all, it has truly been an inspiration! I will be sending up prayers for Cate all day and monitoring the blog for any updates...my heart is with all of you!
Love,
Breyan

Nadine said...

Charlie & Ali, your faith is unbelievable. I wish I could have an ounce of it. I have been praying for Cate. All I can think of is that I wish I could hold her and rock her. I will keep praying for her - stay strong. Love, Nadine (Lisa's sister)

Kip said...

It's 7:25 here in Abbeville, Louisiana. Ashley and I are doing double-duty in praying for Cate. It is so great to see two parents with such faith in God. Cate, by her simple presence, is blessing so many of us, teaching us more and more about prayer and about ourselves.

Ash and I love the passage from Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope.When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you.When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me with you, says the LORD, and I will change your lot."
Know that God is with you always and that He has a plan for you, Baby Cate, and all of us. May Christ send His Divine Mercy upon Cate and may His saints and angels come to her side.

With all our love,

Kip and Ashley Faulk

Jenny said...

I just offered a prayer to Our Blessed Mother for all your intentions. Then I called my older children in (10, & 8)& showed them Cate's picture. I asked them to pray & offer sacrifices for her today. My mother in law always said, "God especially hears the prayers of the little children."

Dixie from Nevada said...

I will be Praying without ceasing for your baby Cate and your family.
You are truly an inspiration. Bless You.

Rachael said...

someone shared this verse with me and i felt the call to share it with you as well.. Hebrews 11:1

"faith is the realization of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen!!!"

Your faith is your fuel right now and your hope is like the little dog from the cartoons cheering you on!!!

I prayed for you and Ali at morning prayer this morning--for your courage and your strength!!!

Keep running the race!

here is another verse Romans 5:3

"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that our suffering produces perseverance!!!"

Anonymous said...

prayin hard.

Kelly Clark

Jenny said...

We have been praying all morning and will continue to pray for Cate. We will also continue to pray for you and Ali. We love yall so much.

Jake, Jenny, Peyton, and Parker Menard

Pat Broussard said...

Just sent out a message via internet and hopefully it will circle the globe requesting prayers for all of you. Here is a big hug from Mr. Ted and I. We are running the race right behind you and Jesus is on the side of you.

All our love,

Pat and Ted Broussard

Mary said...

Today will be called "Pray for Baby Cate Day" at Ms. Mary's. After the Library program I will bring my 6 children to pray a prayer for Baby Cate at the Adoration Chapel. God does especially listen to the prayers of little children. Hang in there... we are all here for you and Ali praying, praying, praying.....Love yall, Mary Reed

Anonymous said...

I offer up my prayers to your family. May the Lord hear us all! God Bless. M. Fletcher

stacey said...

We are praying and will continue! Your little girl is always in my thoughts. She is loved by so many that she doesn't know and will never know. Bless you!
Praise you Jesus! Thank you Jesus!
Stacey Maturin

Ms. Jo said...

You are definitely in our prayers. Hope you know that you don't have to ask, because you are contantly on my mind. Charlie and Ali, I hope that GOD shines down on Cate and your family. Keep us posted. Good Luck!!!

Ms. Jo

Marin Dawson-Caswell said...

We are praying harder than ever for you guys. We know that through the Lord all things are possible.
Marin, Kyle and Kaylin

Wendy & Chris said...

Your family is in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I don't even know you, but you have come to me through my prayer chain connections and the amzing Body of Christ that we have in the Church. I am praying so hard for you. Our own Olivia was born two years ago with heart defects such lilke the doctors' had never seen either. My heart reaches out to you as you hope and wait. Olivia is our 9th child. Our hope and faith are what got us through. God bless you and may He fill you with His saving and comforting grace!
In Him,
Elizabeth

Cinco Owens said...

My daughters(6,5&3) and I are praying for you and your sweet daughter with each thought we have today. Each smile is dedicated to you and your angel. May God bring peace to your hearts and may Christ's Divine Mercy shower upon you. YSIC, Melanie

amy said...

you don't know me, but I'm praying for sweet Cate. I'm a mommy of 4 and I know how precious our children are to us. Isn't it amazing how the body of Christ works...we can lift up prayers on behalf of people we haven't even met. I don't even know how I heard of your story, but as soon as heard about Cate, I fell in love with her and started praying. God bless you as you trust in HIM.

on a sidenote...I am wondering if aimmee landreneau is related to the landreneaus that I know. I group up with Blair and Brooke Landreneau. Anyway...just thought that'd be a weird connection there! :)

Anonymous said...

We are praying for your family in Pierre Part, LA.

Lisa Templet

Anonymous said...

Charlie & Ali,
We are all praying SO HARD for Cate and all of you and will continue to until little Cate is well and back in your arms. In asking everyone to pray for all of you, I have heard so many stories of babies having serious heart problems and surgeries and how they made it through the storms and are healthy now. We love you all so much.

Much love and God Bless,
Cathy & Bill
Red & Frances
Jake & Laura

Adrienne said...

Charlie and Ali we are praying for
baby Cate so much. My heart goes out to ya'll for the strength you guys have, it is amazing. Keep believing and stay strong. We love you guys. Adrienne(Koby's wife)(Lisa's godchild)

Ben Lormand said...

Praying for and with all of you!

Love you guys,
Ben & the girls

Anonymous said...

Praying...and when I asked Baby Fen if he was praying for Baby Cate, he just smiled in his sleep. I think that's a yes. this family...in-laws included, is praying.
Betsy, Trey, Fenton

~Jenni said...

God Bless your beautiful family. I have just started reading about Baby Cate and have asked our prayer group to begin Mother Theresa's Emergency Novena for her.
The novena consists of nine Memorares in a row.

Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly to thee O Virgin of Virgins my Mother, to thee I come, before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful, O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.

God Bless you all!
The Miller Family Batavia, IL

DeaconJim said...

thank you for continuosly sharing your life and Baby Cates with us all... I dont know you or the family but still feel as if I do... As brothers in Christ we know each other. I pray, wait and read each day; knowing only that I don't know what you are going through or feeling... but I do know that God is with you and Baby Cate and is touching you all. We continue to pray as you continue to need... God Bless

Deacon Jim Kincel
Director of Permanent Deacons
Diocese of Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Ali,Our entire family is praying for you all...Thinking about what you are going through.......Claire sends her love to Mrs.ALi..God Bless your family.........Phil,Kim,Jonathan,Thomas,Claire,and Evan Hebert

Casey Zaunbrecher said...

Ali & Charlie...
I can't even begin to imagine how trying this time must be for your family. I am praying my hardest for your little Cate and for your entire family's strength and perserverence. Also, I work just down the street at Methodist Hospital and am here for anything... ANYTHING... you may need. TCH is just a short walk that I'd be more than happy to make should you need something during your time here.

God Bless Your Family.
Casey Zaunbrecher
czaunbrecher@tmhs.org

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for you all ... Emma and Ella are praying for Baby Cate before each meal and at bedtime. Though they've never met her, they talk about her and ask God to "make her better". Ali and Charlie, your faith is strong, and so are you! Your support system is tenacious ... love and prayers flow!

Ms. Louisette

Anonymous said...

A group of several families on vacation in Destin is keeping you in their prayers. Gave them the blog site this morning. With so many people there and everywhere 'storming Heaven' for baby Cate, and you all, God in His mercy and love is hearing all this and is with you. "Ask and you shall receive." "Where 2 or more are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of you." Praying.....
Love, Annette Gossen

Anonymous said...

Praying very hard!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Baby Cate is in our constant prayers today...
love,
Stephanie and Pete Greenfield

Anonymous said...

Always on my mind and in my prayers...Praying so hard.
Love, Stephanie Johnson

Tara said...

Still praying... don't worry about me stopping.... won't happen. I love you guys

Renee Moroux said...

Ali and Charlie,
This is Renee Moroux. I worked with Ali at Edie's long ago and knew you two through life teen. I somehow came across this prayer request and figured about that I know you two. She has been in my prayers long before I figured out I knew her parents. I live in Houston and would love to bring you dinner or just come visit and pray with you at TCH. If you are up for it. My email is rmorou@gmail.com. You are all in my prayers multiple times a day. Stay strong and keep faith in Him.
Renee Moroux

Anonymous said...

As I lifted Baby cate up during Eucharist last night, I received a vision of Jesus taking Cate's heart into His mighty right hand. I sensed His omnipotent power to heal, provide and restore.

We will not leave you in prayer as the Lord will not leave you.

"But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and formed you, O Israel: I have called you by name: You are mine. When you pass through the water, I will be with you; in the rivers you shall not drown. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned; the flames shall not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Is: 43:1-3a.

Loving you in Jesus through Mary,
Gina Borbas+

Lucy said...

I am praying intensely for you both and for your precious angel, Cate. I am praying for strength, courage, and God's blessings as you travel this journey. Know that God's grace is with you, and HE is holding her in HIS loving arms. Love to you both! Lucy

Kim said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Baby Cate and the entire Cantrell family today.

I have e-mailed this blog link to several family members and friends to ask for their prayers also.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

Kim Broussard

Crystal said...

I'm a CHD survivor. I have great faith that your sweet baby girl will pull through this. my prayers are with you and Cate right now.

Gretchen said...

As I was falling asleep last night, continuing to pray for little Cate and all of you, I had an image of thousands of arms outstretched over Cate in prayer. Kelly P. and I were just talking about how when we pray for y'all, we can feel the intensity and power of the throngs of people who are doing the same. We are praying and we will not stop.

Anonymous said...

Beloveds our whole team is crying out to God for baby Cate,we are still praying!We love you and wait
in heavy prayer for you all.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying too.
Love you.

Lori & Willie said...

My name is Lori Thomassee (I am Angie's aunt in St Louis.) As I sit at my desk, reading your blog about Baby Cate and her heart, I pray that the Lord will take her (and you & Ali as well) in his arms and heal her body according to his will. My baby Anna is almost 4mos old and I can't imagine what you have been through these past few months. I will continue to pray for all of you and the medical team.

Yours in Christ,
Lori

Anonymous said...

Beloveds our whole team is crying out to God for baby Cate,we are still praying!We love you and wait
in heavy prayer for you all.Offering up mass and prayers
all day,,lets see what Jesus will do here! Rejoice our hope is in Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Charlie, don't know if you remember me. You worked in the office at OHS when I was sec. I'd wear Patchouli Oil and you'd tell me I smelled like the bottom of Crooked Creek. :) I'm Ben Dupre's aunt. Your love for and belief in God will get you through all of this numbing experience. Many prayers are being offered. Just think how strong Cate will be once this battle is won. What a warrior she is! Prayers for your other 2 are going up too. Word is spreading about this blog and the "world" is praying. Prayer is powerful and healing.

Ya'll are in my heart and prayers,
Cheryl Deshotels

Brad & Joia said...

I haven't met you but have heard so much about your beautiful family and now, as a family, we are getting on our knees as warriors for Cate.

Brad also wanted you to know that Our Lady of Loreto's confirmation class will be praying HARD at the Mother Cabrini Shrine in Denver today.

Anonymous said...

Charlie & Ali:
Although you do not know me (I comments one other time - I know of you through fellow heart patient little Hudson Carnes), I feel as if I know you and Cate through reading your messages posted here. Please know I continue to pray for Cate and you both. Reading your posts made me think of another amazing testimony to God and how through Him all circumstances can be used to further His kingdom and to bring more people into a saving relationship with Him. I hestitate to bring this up because it does involve the death of a child, but I wanted to share this amazing tribute with you in case you had not been aware of it because it is my deepest hope that it will ENCOURAGE you, not discourage you. A radio host in Alabama name Rick Burgess lost his young son in a drowning accident earlier this year. The eulogy he gave at his son's funeral is one of the most amazing things I have ever heard. The amazing faith that he and his wife display -- even during such a tragedy -- reminds me of you and Ali. Just as Rick's words and actions have won many souls to Christ and have encouraged many Christians to deepen their walk with our Lord, your words on this blog have done that for me, and I'm sure for many others. Rick's son Bonner -- I am confident -- has saved more people's souls than many other Christians would live very long lives. If you wish, view the eulogy at http://www.rickandbubba.com/ which takes you to the radio show site, from which you can find a link to Bonner and the eulogy. Please know that your faith, your demonstrated reliance on God, even when the situation is something that cannot be understood, has already and can continue to be an amazing witness for our Lord. Cate -- through her circumstances -- is doing amazing things for God's kingdom puposes. Another example that comes to mind is Nick Vujicic. If you do not know of him, he is a young man who -- for no known reason -- was born without arms or legs. He has used his circumstances to establish the Life Without Limbs ministry, a truly amazing outreach to people from all walks of life around the world. His website is http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/. Again, I offer these hoping that they will be an encouragement to you and your wife. Keep the faith.

Yours in Christ,
Lori Baker

Lila Lambert said...

I was feeling so helpless in prayer this morning and then this was in my readings...When God inspires someone to pray, it is He transforming the one praying internally into more of Him,like an "empty vessel" that only He can fill...God replaces what is missing in us with His divinity. So the power of prayer is not in the one praying...but in the One who hears and answers...Lila

Susan DeMerchant said...

Ali,Charlie and Baby Cate,

You've never left my thoughts or prayers. My prayer support team continues to pray for Cate also.

Your faith was and is a great testimony to those in the CVICU waiting room. I know all to well what you are going thru. 12 years,ago, we were on the 3 week plan. You touched my life and I will continue to pray until Cate is healed!

My favorite verse while in the valley, is "Be strong and take courage. Do not fear or be dismayed. For the Lord you God will be with you."
Joshua 1:9
It's paraphrased because it's in a song I sing!

Love to your whole family!

Susan DeMerchant
PS: Dillon is doing well!
Also, Charlie, I don't really know you at all but I'll start to worry when your sense of humor is gone! Your blogs are amazing!
I was writing in my book to Dillon I also do this and they are kept in his many scrapbooks. Keep these many blogs you may want them someday! God will heal your emotional side over time too. I always wanted to remember how Good God was! Blessings to you, both your sweet parents.

Anonymous said...

Please don't think of anyone getting tired of you asking for prayer. Cate and your family have consumed all of my thoughts and prayers this week. It is a joy and a privilege to join such a loving and faithful family in prayer each day. I was up at 5 this morning, woke up with my middle child screaming from a bad dream. Rather than being groggy and going back to bed, I began praying for Cate and your family and resending prayer requests to my friends, family and groups. I will not tire of praying for her or for you and Ali. Praying as hard as I can today!
Cheree

Anonymous said...

"Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely upon his God. (Isaiah 50:10)"

I know that's exactly what you're doing. You will be rewarded.

Anonymous said...

you guys are continually in my thoughts and prayers. God must want to do something amazing with that little girl, He's not giving up on her.
hillary

Anonymous said...

I have a chronic illness and I suffer quite a bit each day. These past to days have been very difficult and I'm offering it all up for your precious baby.

God Bless

Anonymous said...

prayin hard!

I LOVE YOU!
Angie Dore

Anonymous said...

You are great parents and I think of you and your baby girl everyday since I heard of your story. I pray for you and your entire family. Ask people to pray as often and you want, you never know who is new to the cite :)
Always praying,
with love,
Shannon G.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning you guys (still morning here). We love you tenderly and ferociously and we continue to pray. Our Hope is in the Lord!

Bartas

Stacey said...

Praying for you and your entire family. And for a miracle!!!

Anonymous said...

i am praying for Baby Cate. She has my name.
Edna Cantrell

Darcy said...

We are praying!!!!!! Do not lose hope! God is with Cate and He will be with you as you wait! 3 of my kids offered their day for Cate today!
God bless,
DArcy ":0)

Team Pisano said...

We continue to pray for all of you. Baby Cate is in our constant thoughts and prayers. The kids like to pray for Baby Cate while her facebook and blog pictures of her is up on the screen.

May God bless and heal your sweet Baby Cate.

Love,

Aimee, Joe, Joey, Alexia & Matthew

Timberly said...

Our prayers are with all of you!

Claire said...

Charlie, I'm pretty sure that even if you ASKED us to stop praying for Baby Cate, every single one of us would keep on praying anyway. You're stuck with us now, buddy. I assure you that no one is tired of you asking for prayers, nor are we tired of praying...
Sending lots of love and endless prayers to you, Ali, and Cate.
Love,
Your favorite babysitter :-)

Chris said...

I never really know what to say in times like these because I don't know of anything I could say that would make any bit of difference. But in this case I will try because your family means the world to me and my family. You all are in our every thought and prayer.

Charlie and Ali, you are 2 of the strongest people I have ever met, and I admire you both greatly. If there was anything I could do for either of you I would do it in a heartbeat. So now, I am doing all I can. I am praying more for Cate than I think I ever have. Just remember that you have a ton of hearts with you all, every second of the day.
Always,
Chris Cordier

volpecircus said...

I just did a google search with little baby Cate's name and couldn't believe how many sites there are asking for prayers for your little one. Homeschool families here in PA and all over the US are lifting you guys up in prayer. Your family is such an inspiration of hope and faith to so many people. Thank you! Prayers and sacrifices are being offered up for you that the Lord may give you every gift you need and grant a complete healing to your little girl.

kasey said...

We are praying for you baby girl and your family.

Anonymous said...

"The Lord is my Shepherd there is nothing I shall want..."

blessings...ben, maria, hannah, michaela, helena and gemma

Anonymous said...

The chapel is having a holy hour here at covecrest..hannah insists that we get over there now mommy!! yes mam!!

maria and hannah

Anonymous said...

Still Praying for you.
Love Michelle

Anonymous said...

Charlie - this is the fist time I have written but I have been reading several times a day. Know that I am praying for you guys. Much love from Houma.
Courtney

Linda said...

Hi My name is Linda I live in the town of Rayne,La. and would just like to say that I joing so many others in prayer for your baby Cate. Keep the faith god is a god of miracles.

Marsha said...

Charlie & Ali, We are not giving up just as baby Cate isn't. she is fighting. You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly and we love you all so much. Yesterday Ella and Dude came over with Mom for a visit. Dude rode on the lawn mower with Michael and had a blast!! He was waving to us and smiling up a storm. they are having a great time at all their "sleepovers" and there are plenty of people spoiling them and loving them. Love you guys, Marsha

Lori & Willie said...

FYI-my pediatrician trained in Houston and she said Baby Cate is in the best place for her surgery.
Lori T

Simonne said...

Praying and begging the Lord on your behalf for this sweet baby girl. Come Holy Spirit and pour your peace upon this sweet family.
Love,
The Broussards

Cheree said...

Sharing with you a response I got from a complete stranger when I requested prayer for Cate this morning.
"16 years ago I had a little baby boy that under went heart surgery at 1 pound 5 ounces and it took him 1 month to get off of all of his supports. He is now 16 and the most beautiful gift that god could have given my husband, myself and 3 other children. I am praying for this child that she gets the same chance that my son got."

CAMERON said...

PRAYING superhard!!! Stay strong we love u, y'all are being so faithful. Don't worry about asking us to pray harder, we can & will!

"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever."
Psalm 73:25,26

Lilian Schmid said...

Heavenly Father,

I bow before you now and I ask you in the name of your precious Son our Lord Jesus Christ, that you will touch baby Cate with your Healing hands. I trust and I believe Lord that you will heal her right now and she will feel your power upon her.

Lord, we know that whatever we ask in your name, and we pray in faith, you always answer our prayers. So Lord, I trust that baby Cate is healed now in the name of Jesus.

Thank you Father, for sending your word to heal her, Cover her with your precious blood and infill her with your Holy Spirit.

Jesus you are the word who became flesh and dwelt among us. You bore our grief and carried our sorrows. Since the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in us, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to our mortal bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in us.

Father, thank you for your unconditional love.
Lord, I ask you now to watch over her and bless this beautiful baby and bless her family.

In Jesus name
Amen

Lilian Schmid
Healing Ministry
Sydney

Anonymous said...

We will keep baby Cate and your family in our prayers.

God Bless You!!

Love,
Tasha

Anonymous said...

The prayer of the righteous availeth much

Love, T. Fontenot

Anonymous said...

I pray and pray for baby Cate. I have a daughter exactly 8 months younger to the day and I can't imagine what your going thru. God be with you.