Saturday, June 2, 2012

With Jesus -

Avery (4mo. old) and I playing with Photobooth - May 2011, Fambrough Home, FL. 

"Avery went to be with Jesus today. We are heartbroken. 
The sixteen months we had with him were beautiful." - John and Audra Notgrass 

The only three words that could describe today -  Shock.  Hysteria.  Grief.
The only thing we are certain of - God is near. He is holy. He loves us. Avery is with Him. We will see Avery again.

Please be covering John and Audra with much prayer. 
Please be praying for comfort, rest, peace, for God's grace poured out in incredible ways. Please pray they would sense God's nearness while the shock turns into reality, and grief covers every part of their lives. Please also keep Henry (7months old in Audra's womb) in your prayers, for protection and safety; and comfort for all of us who grieve.

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." ~ Psalm 147:3

"The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart..." ~ Psalm 34:18

"Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them." ~ Psalm 139:16

Thank you for all your prayers. 
I can't believe he is gone. 
Psalm 23
~ Jemmie ~ 

Shelby wrote a brief post on her blog, you can see it here

Friday, June 1, 2012

Urgent prayers for Avery! -

John, Audra, Avery and Henry (in the womb) a few weeks ago in California.

Y'all know about Avery. You know about him because he is Melody's little brother. You know about him because his Mommy is the only one besides Elle (who named me so) who calls me Jemmie. The one who calls me best friend, and laughs hysterically when we mispronounce words and who listens to me when I cry and prays for me.

They need prayers as they cry out and call to the One Who sits upon the Mercy Seat. 
They need prayers and they need them now. 

Avery is 16 months old, and has a severe abdominal infection. He was airlifted to VCH in Nashville this afternoon.
It is very very serious.

Here is the prayer request on Facebook -

"Urgent prayers needed NOW. Avery is fighting for his life. Pray God will let us (John and Audra) keep him. The next 12 hours are critical."

and 2 hours ago -

"Avery is still with us but the next 12 hours are very critical. We desperately need a miracle."

I am so worried. So scared. So trusting of God, but still so so scared. I love Avery so very much.
Please pray that God would bless him with strength, that his body would fight, fight, fight!!!
Please pray for John and Audra (and Baby Henry). Pray for peace. Pray for strength. Pray for trust.
Pray that God would give Avery a long life here. Pray for healing from the One Who loves us so much.
Thank you! I'll try to update when I know more.
~ Jean Marie ~

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
~ Psalm 91:1 ~