Saturday, April 9, 2011

IT'S HEART DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last night I was laying in bed, and I was talking to Scott about my blog post the other day. I was tired and frustrated and just completely done.

I found out that I'd semi-finaled in a writers contest yesterday, and while I was excited, it fell limp given Annabelle's status. I almost didn't care. I just wanted Annabelle well and HOME.

I told my husband last night that I was done. I was laying in the middle of the road (see my last blog post) and just waiting for a car to run over me because I couldn't go any longer. I was tried and couldn't make it to the next curve.

A few hours later, at 4 a.m., we got our heart call!!!!!!

As long as everything stays on course, Annabelle should roll into the OR at noon today. They say it is a really GOOD heart for her. There are still complications that could arise that could make this a no-go, but for now, we are believing this is IT. But preliminary tests are REALLY good!

God knows when we are done. And when we lay in the middle of the road, give out, that's when he carries us around the next curve to our destination.

GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!

PLEASE! We covet your prayers today. I'll be updating my blog a billion times today with her updates, but more up-to-date info in between will be on my twitter (www.twitter.com/kristaphillips)

THANK YOU everyone for your prayers and for joining us on this journey.

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! ITS HEART DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Off to calm my baby... they are taking labs and she is NOT NOT NOT pleased!

50 comments:

Riete said...

Ooooohh! I am so happy for you! God is so good!! I'm praying!!!

Holly Rutchik said...

Oh my goodness! I am offering my WHOLE day for her. Ohhh, what should I give up? hmm.
This is amazing! I'll be praying. I know what it's like to be there and waiting - but please update throughout the day with any prayers needs!
Praying this is the BEST DAY!!

Terri Tiffany said...

Praying!!! Praying!!!!

Hope's Blog said...

Wow...so many of us have been waiting for this post. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am also saying a prayer for the family that lost their little baby that will be giving Annabelle a new heart. God is good!

ajett said...

I was NOT expecting this post when I woke up! So happy for your family - mine will be praying ALL DAY for you, your surgical team, and of course, Annabelle.

Danna said...

Praying for Annabelle, for your family, for all of the doctors and nurses that will be taking care of her. Praying for wisdom and discernment for the team taking care of her, peace for you as a family and healing for sweet Annabelle. (((hugs))) This is such exciting news!!!

Julie Jarnagin said...

Praying! Praying! Praying!

Pepper said...

Oh wow! Congrats, Krista!
So happy for you and your family.
We'll be praying!!!!

Cori said...

Praying!!

APE said...

Big day!! I'll be praying throughout the day. :) :) :) :)
April

Sarah Forgrave said...

Praying for you during what is sure to be a long day. I firmly believe God has little Annabelle securely in His hands.

Mary K said...

Praying for Annabelle and the family that lost their baby. God is good, all time.

Sherrinda said...

Like you said....God Is Good. Krista, so many are praying! Know that you and your family are so loved and prayed over!

Celebrating with you!

Kristi said...

I am so happy for you. I will pray continuously throughout the day for her, the doctors, nurses, and the family. God is GOOD! Please keep us posted as you can. Love you Krista!

Julia M. Reffner said...

God is so good. Will be praying.

MaryC said...

What great news, Krista! I'm keeping everyone in my prayers and will be waiting on updates.

Stephanie said...

So happy for you!!!!!

Bizibit said...

Yayit's heart days...prayers going up for y'all and Drs!!!!!

CandaceCalvert said...

Praying for you all--Annabelle, your family, the donor baby and family, and the medical team. SO happy for this miracle!

Katie Ganshert said...

On my knees!!!!!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness...in tears and goosebumps...so excited for you!! Can't wait to hear an update. Praying!!

Jenny B. Jones said...

Just prayed for Annabelle and your family Krista.

Ruth said...

Praying!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you guys!!!!! Yea!!!! Praying that everything goes great today!!! ((((hugs)))) yea heart day is here!! :) :)
Jenny (alys mommy)

Joy Tamsin David said...

Delurking to say I'm joining the chorus of people online lifting Annabelle up today!

Heather Sunseri said...

Crying out to Jesus, Krista!!

Valerie said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! YAY!!!

We've got Old Zion's prayer chain going this morning!!! Everybody is so excited about her heart!

Sarah said...

Krista, we are rejoicing with you!

The Hammitt's

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Praying for your little girl!

Jodie said...

We are praying, praying, praying!!!!

Tamara said...

Thank you, Lord! Praying for you!!!

Valerie Comer said...

Praying.

Jennifer Riegel said...

Thank you, Father!! He is so good Krista! Praying for you Scott and Annabelle xx

Anonymous said...

This is great news! I almost jumped out of my chair when I read your post. I will continue to pray for Annabelle and your entire family. God is good and today will be too!

Shawn & Holli said...

in tears! praying for annabelle today!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Bless you today!!

Casey said...

Oh Krista, we are PRAYING HARD!!!

Carla Gade said...

Oh, Krista!! Your beautiful baby girl is getting a heart!!!! And your is being refreshed and renewed. Hang in there. You are strong. You are brave. You are loved. And the Master Physician is at the helm!

Anonymous said...

Posting blog on my facebook page. I have a lot of friends willing to stand behind your family and pray. I am excited for you and condolences and prayers go to the family that had to say goodbye.

Julie J. said...

Krista,
I've never met you and don't know you but Candace Calvert posted your good news on Facebook and I had to stop by. I am so excited for you and your beautiful baby girl!! This is such a fantastic time for all, yet very scary. I will pray for all of you, including the family who had to say goodbye to someone. In my former career, I worked as a RN who was blessed to prepare these little ones for their "new lives" once we got the call. I miss that experience and the joy that comes from it. Please know that you have my prayers for strength, courage, and endurance in the days to come.

Anonymous said...

That is amazing. God is good. I will be praying for Annabella and your family

Kristin said...

Praying!!!! <3 <3 <3

Erica Vetsch said...

You are in our prayers.

Keli Gwyn said...

Adding my prayers for Annabelle, her medical team, you, your family, and the donor's family. May you feel the loving arms of the Master Physician upholding you.

Anonymous said...

Praying, praying, praying....
Love, Jessica Scranton

Ralene said...

Covering Annabelle and yoru family with prayers. I'm so happy for you. *biggest hugs* How about that semi-finalist AND a new heart. God is showing your with blessings!

Patty said...

Prayiing for Annabelle, and for you and your family.

Jean M said...

I saw Matt's tweet about this and was sooooo excited! What great great news. Been praying all morning.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!!! Praying for both families. Will check back all day to get updates!!! Huge Hugs!!!

Aleisha said...

LORD, I PRAY THAT YOU WILL KEEP YOUR HANDS ON ANNABELLE THROUGH THE SURGERY AND THAT YOU WILL GIVE THE DRS. THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE THAT THEY NEED AND TO GUIDE AND DIRECT THEIR HANDS AS THEY PERFORM THIS SURGERY. LORD I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD HELP ANNABELLE THROUGH THE SURGERY , RECOVERY , AND HEALING SO THAT SHE CAN GO HOME WITH HER FAMILY AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. LORD WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY THAT HAD TO SAY BYE FOR NOW TO THEIR BABY, I PRAY THAT THE FAMILY HAS THAT HOPE THAT THEY WILL GET TO SEE THEIR BABY ONE DAY IN HEAVEN, LORD I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD GIVE KRISTA AND HER FAMILY STRENGTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT AS THEY WAIT. LORD WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR GRACE, YOUR GOODNESS AND YOUR MERCY , IN YOUR NAME WE PRAY, AMEN