Last night, I found out that my sister’s best friend and college roommate’s nephew was born early and needed prayers. Ryan was born at almost 29 weeks gestation while his parents were out of town about 6 hours from home.
This family could use all the prayers and good thoughts anyone can provide. I know how hard it was dealing with early labor and the NICU while 20 minutes from home. I can’t imagine what it’s like to experience it hours away from your family, friends, and home. I’m sure the Ronald McDonald House is a blessing for them, but it’s not the same as being able to be at home while recovering and trying to parent your baby.
Little fighter Ryan is fighting some complications of prematurity right now, early in his NICU stay. I know exactly how lucky we have been. I thank God everyday that Drake didn’t suffer any bleeds or have any respiratory regression issues. He has his own battles that he fought and is still fighting. But I know how it could have been and how precious every week you remain pregnant is.
God, please watch over precious new baby Ryan and his mommy and daddy. Help him to fight through his battles and get strong enough for his homecoming. Watch over all preemies and their parents, Lord. Give them the hope of your loving embrace. Amen.