Friday, February 20, 2009

100 Days!

Yes, that is right...Reed has been in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for 100 days. Even though it has been a long 100 days, we have so very much to be thankful for. Reed is doing great since his transplant, and we are so blessed for how far he has come in these 100 days. God has blessed Ryan and I with Reed and Braden and we cannot imagine our lives without these boys.
We owe huge thank you's to so many of you for bringing us food, helping with Braden, visiting Reed in the hospital, and the list could go on and on. But the most important thing that we need to thank you for is praying for our sweet little Reed. It is amazing to step back and see what this little 3 month old has already been through in his life and we owe God all of the glory!

So here is what I would love for each of you to do that have followed this blog and prayed for our family during these times. I would love for you to either leave a comment, your favorite scripture, a note to Reed, or just to simply say you were praying him during these past 100 days.

Now for those of you like my nanny who do not know how to leave a comment, here is what you will do:
1) Click on the pink link below that says # comments.
2) This will open a new page where you will see a box titled "Leave your Comment"
3) Type what you would like
4)Then type the word verification word. This is just simply typing the word that you see above the word verification box.
5)Under "Choose an identity," click the button for Name/URL and just enter your name. You do not have to type in a URL. OR you can click anonymous if you would like to.
6)Finally, click "Publish your Comment"

I am going to get a book made from this blog, and I would love for our boys to know who all prayed for the two of them, especially for Reed's surgery! I know that there are a lot of prayer warriors out there and I would love to see how many people that God used to help us get through this time in our lives. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!!!

141 comments:

Haley Morgan said...

"I know that You can do everything. And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You." (Job 42:2)

Reed, I heard about you through a friend and have been praying for you all along. You are a such a fighter. Our Father has BIG plans for your life and we can't wait to see them unfold.

Anonymous said...

Son,

I love you more than you will ever know. The words "I love You" will never express how much I truly care for you. You have been given an amazing gift. I want you to cherish and respect the gift you've been given. Over the last 10months thousands of people have prayed for you...God is Good.

Mommy, Braden, & I are ready to have you home. We are so proud of how strong you are. You have taught us what matters most.

With All My Love-
Daddy

Anonymous said...

"Hope" - Reed this is Your Life Verse

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 5 -

Shane, Natalie, & Madelyn said...

"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him."(Palms 28:7)

Reed, What a blessing it has been to hear your story. My husband and I pray for you and your family every night. You are SO strong!
-Natalie Ivey

The Confer's said...

We are still following Reed's progress and are praying for you all!

Audrey and Denver

Anonymous said...

Reed and family,
I have been following your miraculous story and share the updates with my family often. We lift you up to the Lord and receive inspiration from you daily. My Father, 60, is waiting on a new heart and you give us hope. We understand the infection fight b/c we are dealing with that pre-transplant. We continue to learn and grow through you and Our God Almighty. Thank you for touching so many lives and making my heart whole. You are truly a blessing to me.
All my love to you!
Love & Blessings,
Laura Lake

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Bill Price said...

Ryan and Keeley,
You haven’t seen visits or notes from us but I know Reed can feel our prayers. I’ll continue to pray for your family. I’m thankful God is in control. Have a blessed day.

Psalm 127:3-5
3 -5 Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
Like a warrior's fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth.
Oh, how blessed are you parents,
with your quivers full of children!
Your enemies don't stand a chance against you;
you'll sweep them right off your doorstep.

Your brother,
Bill

Melanie said...

"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." (Zeph 3:17)

Reed, You may never know how many lives you have already touched. We have not stopped praying for you and your precious family. Thank you for drawing us all closer to the Lord, as we seek Him on your behalf. We look forward to rejoicing with your family when the time comes for you to join them at home! God has big plans for you and Braden!

Sarah said...

Keeley, we have been praying for sweet Reed ever since I found your blog. Our prayer group at school even prays for you all!
Sarah (Ward) Jenkins, Steven & Carson

The Thomanns said...

Dear Reed,
My whole family has been praying for you and Braden,your Mom & Dad even before you and Braden came into this world. Your strength and courage has been a blessing for all of us. We celebrate with you, little precious one,and will rejoice when you get to go home and be with the rest of your family. Ryan and Keeley, we pray that God continues to strengthen you as Reed's Homecoming gets closer. Braden,you are such a sweet little brother and we pray that you and Reed will grow strong in the love of the Lord.
We love you all and ask God's blessings upon each of you.
Frank & Karen Thomann

Kristy said...

Reed,

I have been following the story of you and your brother since just before you were born. I found it through a friends blog and have prayed very hard for you and your whole family. You are an amazing little guy who already has an incredible story to share wtih all. My little boy just turned one and I know what a joy he brings to me and I'm sure that you and Braden will bring the same to your mommy and daddy. Stay strong and bless you all!

caseyandnewt said...

Keeley and Ryan,
Your boys are so blessed to have such dedicated, godly parents. I have followed your blog DAILY to check in on you all. My heart goes out to you! You all have been in our thoughts and prayers. Your story makes me strive to be a better mom to my two boys, Luke and Hudson! I couldn't love them more than I already do but I can definately work on making EVERY moment count! I can't wait to see pictures of your family all together at home! Your boys are precious!
Casey Ealy (friend of Natalie and Holly)

Jessie said...

The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still. (Exodus 14:14)

Reed, I am amazed at how far you have come since the first day I met you. I have prayed for your family daily and there have been very few hours in the last hundred days when you were not in my thoughts! I feel blessed to have the chance to be apart of your life and I cannot wait to watch you grow!!
lots of love!
JJ

Emily said...

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."
Psalm 46:10-11

You all have been in our constant prayers and thoughts. We are so thankful God blessed Reed with a new heart. What an awesome God we serve! We pray you all continue to feel his arms around you daily and know you are surrounded in prayer.
Love,
Steve, Emily, and Joseph McCoy

The Sullivan's said...

"Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King. His love endures forever." (Psalms 118:1)

Reed, We go to church with your grandparents and have been praying for you since before you were even born. We are so happy you are doing so well and look forward to the day you will be going home.

Next Fri., Feb.27, Joshua will be "Jumping Rope for Heart" in your honor at his school, Ezell-Harding.

We keep praying for you and your parents,
Pete, Rachel, Joshua & Sarah Beth

P.S. Your parents will soon find out that Psalms 118 is also a VeggieTales song!

Sean W. said...

Reed,
Aunt Sheena and I have been thinking about you and praying for you, as well as Braden, since your Daddy told me that he and your mommy where pregnant. We were so excited and thrilled that both you and Braden where going to be coming into the world. We have not ceased praying for you both, especially you during all the difficult days that you have had. Your Mom, Dad, and Braden have been so strong and brave through all of this. Sometime we don't understand the trials we face, but God chooses those that he knows who can face those trials head on and be better because of it. God knew that your Mom and Dad would lean on him during this time, and they have done so with an amount of integrity and faith that inspires so many. There have been so many who have prayed for you, cried when times where tough for you, and so many who have rejoiced at just how strong and wonderful you are. Things are not always easy; you, Mom, Dad, and Braden certainly know that. But Paul tells us in Romans 5:3-5, "we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Hope, Reed, is the message of our God and he has provided so much hope to you through blessing your new heart with his Spirit. We love you and looking forward to you and Braden getting to grow up with your cousin, Colin!
Be good to your brother, and Mom and Dad. (But give Dad a hard time just so things aren't to easy for him)
Love,
Uncle Sean

Allison Gardner said...

We have been praying that God would heal your little heart since before you were born. We have been following your progress from the beginning and are so thankful to see God's great power through your life. God has amazing plans for you!
Allison, Forrest, Ella and Emerson Gardner

Gavin's Mama said...

"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."
Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV)

Reed,

You are such a strong little boy. You are a testament of Gods love and grace. You are one lucky lil' man with two inspirational parents. In so many ways you have given us hope.

We have prayed for you daily and asked for God's healing...for there is nothing to hard for the Lord.

Love,
Faith, Adam and Gavin Kuykendall

Natalie Church said...

Reed,
You have been in our daily thoughts and prayers for months! You are such a strong little boy and I hope you get to come home soon!
Bryan and Natalie Church

Karina said...

Reed,

Radnor and I have prayed for you every night since you have been born. We plan to say many more prayers for you as we ask God to bring you good health and many more smiles! You are a blessed little boy to have the family and friends that are a part of your life. We hope you get to go home soon.

Love,
Karina Walters

Cindi said...

I have been following the progress of your boys and truly believe that God work is the most wonderful ways. Your energy and faith has been an inspirational to all of us. I also heard about you through a friend and believe that children can never receive too many prayers.
Cindi

Lauren said...

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make HIS face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn HIS face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6 24-26

Little Reed,
What a BIG BOY you are! My family and I have followed your miraculous life from the beginning...you are so special and one of a kind. May our wonderful FATHER continue to heal your fragile little body. May he also fill your mommy and daddy with strength and peace. It takes two very special people to raise a boy as miraculous as you! May GOD show your sweet brother Braden many miracles in his life as well! OUR GOD grant you and your brother countless blessings indeed!

The Thompson Family
Chivas, Lauren, Sam and Chap
Kosciusko, MS

Natalie said...

Reed,
It is sometimes hard to understand why God chooses the paths that our lives will take but he knew that your mommy and daddy were two very strong faithful Christians that could handle the up's and down's they have faced since the day they found out about you and your brother. Justin and I look up to your parents for never giving up hope and for always turning to God. Our God is an Awesome God and your sweet story proves that.
We will continue to pray for you and Braden and can't wait for you to get home.
We love you!
Justin & Natalie Griffith

Hannah said...

Hi, Keeley,
I found your blog through Kelly Julian's, and I have been keeping up with it since before your boys were born. Y'all have been in my prayers, and I am so glad that Reed is doing so well. Your posts are always so upbeat; I can't imagine the stress you are under. I will continue to pray for Reed and all of you. Reed and Braden are beautiful little boys. God bless you!

Wendy Kelley said...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Such a simple little verse but one that I have turned to so many times in the past few years. It is one that I can always keep in my head when things get tough and lets me know that God has a plan and purpose for all that happens in life.

Dear Ryan, Keeley, Reed and Braden,

Our family has had you in our prayers from the beginning. You have all been an ispiration to Jimbo and me. We are so happy that Reed is doing so well and we look forward to the day that Reed and Braden will play with Will and Clay in Sunday School. I am excited to see what God has in store for all our boys as they grow up together.

I check your blog daily to check on Reed's progress and see all the precious pictures of Reed and Braden. We will continue to pray for God to bless Reed and your family.

Love,
Wendy and Jimbo Kelley

The Adcocks said...

Reed,
We have been praying for you daily. You are one amazing baby boy.
Love,
Len, Christine, Will and Walker Adcock

brian said...

Reed,
These words from the Hillsong United song MIGHTY TO SAVE have been on my heart the past 100 days, "Savior, He can move the mountains. My God is mighty to save. He is mighty to save." You inspire me little man. I have prayed for you everyday. Can't wait to hold you in my arms...

Ryan & Keeley,
You guys rock. Love you both more than you know. I am reminded of you guys when I read about Hannah in 1 Samuel after giving birth to Samuel - her miracle baby. After having her miracle baby, the Bible says in 1 Samuel 1 that Hannah brought him to the house of the LORD and cried these words to God, "I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." Make that prayer your prayer for Reed. God will use him in incredible ways. Love you guys.

Brian & Heather Cromer
PS...Will I ever be friends enough to make your blogroll? :)

Anonymous said...

Woohoo, Reed, you're coming home today! I am so proud of you and inspired by your strength to fight. I have prayed for you, Braden, mom, and dad from the moment I heard about you. What a special family you will always be. You hold a special place in my heart as you are a beautiful picture of God's miraculous works. I pray that as you grow up you will always choose to live your life in glory to God, the one who saved you.

Ryan and Keeley,
Through your blog and talking with Brian have seen this experience draw you close to the Lord. Thanks for sharing your story. I am excited to see what God has in store for your family in this next stage.
Love you,
Heather Cromer

Anonymous said...

Reed: What an adventure it has been following your adventures with my heart in my throat.Cheering for you, praying for you, and thinking so often of your fight. You are an amazing little guy and an inspiration.

Braden: What a trooper you have been! you are the ultimate brother and so good to be a part of this adventure. You are a hero!

I just can not wait for you two to be home together thinking of ways to drive Mom and Dad crazy! You go guys!

God has already blessed you and your family, but God has blessed all of us by allowing us to share in your fight.Thousands of prayers daily have tremendous power. Your Mom and Dad are rocks in a sea most of us might drown in - Love them dearly.

Tommy Clevenger

Anonymous said...

Jeremiah 28:11-14

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord.

Keep on fighting little man!
In HIM, The Frawleys

Emily Workman said...

Nahum 1:7 ~
"The Lord is Good; a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those that trust in him."

My mom shared this verse with me a several years ago and I always go back to it whenever I feel that I can't go on. It became my rock when Kate was born and in the NICU. It helped me make it through a lot of scary moments!

Reed, you have such a wonderful family! They inspire me more than they will ever know. I pray for you everyday! I know that God has amazing things in store for both you and your brother.

With God's love,

Emily Webb Workman

Rori and Kellen said...

I have been following your blog like crazy, and have been praying for your whole family every chance I get. I can't wait to see what the future holds for your wonderful boys...I know it will be amazing.

Rori Frank (friend of Amanda)

Mel Miles said...

Hello Reed!

I'm a friend of a friend of your parents and have been keeping track of you through the grapevine. Praying for you was an honor- I know that God has awesome things for you and your life.

Go out and conquer, little man!

Mel in Dallas

Anonymous said...

Since I found this blog about a month ago, I have been checking it daily and praying for you. What a precious gift from God you and Braden are! God has great plans for you...allow Him to use you and to be the Lord of your life. Jeremiah 29:11.
Erin Klitzke, Louisiana

David Parks said...

White Family,
We have been praying for your family from the start. We are so happy to hear how well Reed is doing.
Reed, you are an amazing gift from God and God definitely has big plans for you and your brother. May God bless your life together!!
David, Amy, Josie and Jenna Parks

Anonymous said...

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

REED! I am SO EXCITED that you are coming home! I cannot tell you how many times I have prayed for you over these past not only 100 days, but months! I remember when your mom told us about you at camp, and I knew from that moment on that you were going to be a special little boy! You have such a unique story and already you and your family are touching so many people through your story! I cannot wait to meet you and be a part of your life :) i love you already!

Liz Hartman

Mittig family said...

We've been praying for your whole family and will continue to do so! God has big plans for you! We love you!

Sheena White said...

Way to go little man! We are so happy for your tough spirit and God's amazing ability to make things happen in our lives! We love you, Reed and Braden :)

Uncle Sean and Aunt Sheena

mkburcham said...

Reed, I have been praying for you since your mom told me about your heart condition. You have amazed me with your strength, you are such a fighter. I have been so inspired by your parents faith and trust in the Lord throughout the ups and downs in the past 100 days-you are a lucky little boy to have strong christian parents. I am so--happy that you are getting to go home! Praise God--he has big plans for you! I will continue to pray for both you and Braden.. We love you!

Barry & June Estes said...

We are thrilled for the four of you! Many prayers are being answered. Thank you for being the parents you are and keeping everyone updated with this blog.

Amy said...

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go. For to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8

continually praying for all of you . . .

Anonymous said...

Reed,
We have been praying for you and your brother since before you were even born. We know God has great plans for you, and we are so excited to see how far he has brought you already! My boys love to look at the pictures of you all on your mommy's blog every day.
We will continue to pray for you both and look forward to seeing what great young men you will become.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." Jeremiah 29:11
Laura, Chip, Carter, and Cason Peebles

Anonymous said...

I have and continue to pray for both the boys,especially Reed.The boys are already loved by so many people. May God continue to bless you.

Anonymous said...

You all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Although we haven't seen little Reed in person, we have been following his progress on your blog and feel like we know him! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa & Burt Nowers

Courtney said...

We have been praying for your sweet boys. They will continue to be in them daily. "Every good and perfect gift is from above." James 1:17

Jake and Courtney Guthrie

John and Dell said...

Ryan, Keeley, Braden, and Reed...I heard of your amazing story through Missy and Leigh. I have been following your ups and downs for several months now and praying for each of you every night!!! Braden and Reed, you are so very lucky to have been born into such a strong and loving family! May God bless each one of you!!!
The Wood Family
Hinesville, Georgia

vergne said...

We have been praying for all of you and are so glad that Reed is making good progress. It's wonderful! I don't know you personally but Keeley, I knew your brothers some and my husband knows you.

I hope that Reed is able to come home soon.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Matt & Paula Vergne (& girls)

Stephanie said...

Braedon and Reed,

I have loved reading about your first 100 days on this earth. It's been a rough 100 days but the days have also been blessed with many things. You should be so proud of your parents. They have loved you the moment they found out you were coming in this world.

Reed, your parents never lost faith that you would get a heart. It is our prayer and hope that you and your brother will continue on in this life with the same faith your parents have. And don't worry about the scar. Many teenage girls find it very sexy! Your parents will have their hands full keeping you away from the girls during those teen years!

God has very big plans for you two boys and I look forward to reading all about it on your blog. We may never have the opportunity to meet you but we knew your parents for a few years and you can't ask for two better ones who love you. May God bless you in your life journey.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

Eric, Stephanie, & Hayley Schwieter

Anonymous said...

Reed, Wow you have touched more people than you can ever imagine. You are an inspiration! You and your brother are so adorable! My family has been honoured to lift you and your family up in prayer. You have been born into a wonderful faithful family that is loved by thousands!!
I claim Psa. 20:4-9 for you and your family. For you Reed "May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God." Psa. 19:5
In Him, Debbie Miller

Meredith said...

We have been following your amazing story on the blog. Your family has been so blessed. Your resilience and strength is remarkable. I look everyday for updates and thank your Mommy and Daddy for sharing your story. You ALL are living proof of God's glory! Our love and prayers are with you daily!
Meredith, Ed, Will, and Bryce
St Simons Island, GA

Stacey said...

We continue to pray for you and your family every day.
The Sarver Family
Ron, Stacey, Kelvey, and Baby

Melissa said...

Sweet little Reed~
We have all been praying for you since we first heard about your heart condition. Even when you were still in your sweet Mommy's tummy. God has been so good to you and your family. You were blessed with the best family in the world. God could not have given you a better mommy, daddy, brother, or grandparents/great-grandparents. Keep healing because God has many plans for your life. We cannot wait to meet you in person after seeing all of your adorable pictures of you and your brother. We continue to pray for you and you will be home in that adorable nursery very soon! My daughter is really cute, too... you all should go out on a date sometime.

All our love,
Dave, Melissa, Rylee and Katelyn Mallicoat

The Byrd Family said...

Reed and Braden, you all have been so blessed with such wonderful Christian parents who love you so very much! We have been praying for Reed and your family and will continue to do so! Reed is such an amazing little boy who has proven his strength at such a young age! Ryan and Keely, you also have proven your strength and your amazing faith through this whole process! Thank you for the wonderful example that you both are to so many people! May God continue to bless your precious family! In Heaven's Care, Robert, Dana, Aden & Austin Byrd

Julie said...

"For I know the plans I have for you..plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
You are in our daily thoughts and prayers. We love you!

chris anne said...

we've been praying for you guys and will keep it up. i am so thankful things are going so well. little boys are so much fun, and i know you can't wait to see them running around and playing together.

andrea said...

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4

Reed,

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers...you are already such an amazing little boy who has accomplished and overcome so much in such a short time.
With love,
Andrea (Seaborn), Justin, Eliza and Noah Fox

Anonymous said...

Reed,
I have prayed for you every day since we found out about your heart. God is so good!

Braden,
You are such a special little guy! You have been prayed for as well - I know that God has great things laid out for your life!

You guys have the best mommy! Always be good to her! :)
Love, Martha

Jan and Randy Cromer said...

God bless you all. Keeley and Ryan, you have been such an inspiration to so many people. Reed and Braden, you are too cute for words. May God continue to hold you in the hollow of His hand. We will continue to hold you up in prayer. We will also continue to pray for the doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt who cared for you. And we will also pray for the brave family (and precious baby) who made this miracle possible. God is so good!!!

Jonathan said...

Ryan and Keeley
Thanks for the TEXT and the word that your family is now at home! Just before I read the text Barbara called me from Gatlinburg with the wonderful news. I was in Spartanburg just ready to go on the air with a Bison game when you called me to tell me that they had a heart and the surgery would be that evening---I thought about your family through the game and the bus ride home---and what a blessing to be with you at the hosptial that night when the doctors told you it was an A+ surgery. Today I was just about to go on the air again when I got the new that everyone was home! What a blessing! No one will ever know or understand what your family has gone through these past 100 days! But we worship and awesome GOD! May he continue to bless your family! What a Journey! We love you all and we continue to pray for each of you! Glad your family is home--together tonight! Jonathan and Barbara Seamon

Anonymous said...

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
Reed, What a little miracle you are! We know God has a BIG purpose for you in this life. And we are so proud to be an aunt and uncle to such beautiful boys. We cannot wait till you both can hangout at the farm. We love you all so much! Uncle Craig and Aunt Tina

Laura Beth said...

Sweet little Reed,
God has some big plans for you! You are a living testimony to Him - to God be the glory! We have been praying for you (and Braden and Mommy and Daddy) for months now! There have been so many prayers, tears, and shouts of joy for you! We love you all!
Chad, Laura Beth, Lawton and Carolina High

ashley said...

I have been praying for all of you! Ashley (Hodge) Kink

Anonymous said...

Reed,
May God continue to bless you. We are so proud of how well you are doing. We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will soon be well and ready to go home soon. I wish we had gotten to know you better at Vandy. My husband was the one that popped over and ask about baby Reed. We thought he might have had the same problems as Isaac. We were blessed just to have transpostion and a couple holes in the heart. I was blown away when you told him heart transplant. I didn't know really what to say. I've never been through that before. I can't imagine what you been through. Just remember it will all be worth it when you are all home together.
May God bless you. When we were at Vandy we stayed with the Stephens from Brentwood Hills church. Our paths may have crossed before. We really love the church at Brentwood. Also, we know the Kincades, they were the ones that found us housing. Ann Davis gave blood for Isaac. God put great people in our lives when we needed them the most. May God continue to bless you.
Jonathan, Kim, Tristan and Isaac Pharr

Dixie and John said...

Your family is very special to us.
We will continue to pray for good health and much progress. What a
blessing you all have been to so many!

And my God will meet all your needs
according to his glorious riches in
Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:19

Dixie and John Rayburn

Emily said...

I am so happy that you are finally getting to go HOME! My prayers are continually with you and your family. God has some BIG plans in store for you!

~Emily and Aaron Van Voorhis

Missy said...

Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keeps You Humble, Success keeps You Glowing, But Only God keeps You Going.

I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.. Philippians 4:13

I pray that each day you grow stronger and stronger!! God has great plans for you!

Anonymous said...

Oops, I put the wrong verse for our favorite scripture...Jeremiah 1:5 is what it should be!
Laura Peebles

joyce klein said...

Thru God all things are possible.
What a miracle God has given to you all first two little boys, then a new heart for Reed and look at little Reed now what a beautiful little boy. Our prayers will continue for you and that your life is fill with all things possible. Can't wait to see you playing with your little brother
God Bless

The Beards said...

Reed, you and your family have been in our prayers long before you and Braden were born. We are looking forward to seeing you when you visit Nana and Papa's. We love you all very much. May the Lord continue to bless you all your days.

Uncle Robert and Aunt Janice

Anonymous said...

Reed and Braden,
We have been praying for you everyday. We are anxious for the both of you to meet our girls.

Jeff, Jenny, Madison, and Macey

Beth Lifsey said...

Continued blessings for your famiy... The story of your little hearts has been on our hearts and in our prayers daily! Beth Lifsey

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Anonymous said...

Reed, I there when you and brother braden where born I was so happy for you mom and dad, we knew that you had a heart problem before you were born, so we were ready for some hopstial time. We have been praying for you since before you were born, and we conituned to pray for you. I Watched you mom and dad as they watched our you and loved you.we visited you several times before you came home. I spent timed alone with you in the early morning during our New Years visit. I talked to you about many things, how the hopes and dreams your mom and dad had for you and brother. Itald you how we can all learn things, even were we don't expect to. You ,Reed taught many things durning you stay at the hospital, however most of all you taught us patience. You will never know the hungreds of people who have prayer for you since you were born.There prayers and love for you and your parents are just proof that god is good all the time. You wilk tell you about the time he spent at the hospital with you , but you will never totally knowthat it was hundreds fo hours. He talk to you hold you and just love you.I am so proud of the fighter you have been. I am so proud of you mom and dad for the parents that the are. Reed, I love you . Grandpa terry

anonymous said...

My darling grandson, I am so glad that your home with brother, mom and dad. Its been a long time coming and yet were so thankful that it was not longer. I think that when we have trying times it just seems like it is taking so long. But I think that we forget that God works in his time schedule not ours and I am very grateful that he gave the doctor who did the very first transplants a go. As 20 years ago this would not have been possible to have you. My prayers for you and the very sweet and loving family that gave you this chance to live are so bountiful I cannot find it humanly possible to say enough. The Lord has been good to you and your mom, dad and brother. The plans for you and your brother will be of the Lords doing and I know they will be BIG. As everyone who prayed said you and Braden will have a wonderful life.And with mom and dad and your extended family and the people who love you (As it takes a village to raise a child) you will be good boys, sons and good men. I have so many bible versuses that I like. This ran across my face yesterday. Isaiah 40:31 They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles: They shall run and not be weary; They shall walk and not be faint. I believe in this and I will pray that you all will live long and healthy lives with God, Prayer, & Love. In God's word always, Gram

anonymous said...

WEll as always I put the cart before the horse the person prior to dad and me said the same saying in the bible. So we will try another: Lord,help me to remember that you are always there. Listening to my heart, hearing every prayer. With you no problem's hopeless, no concern's too small. Because we're precious in your sight. You love us one and all. In God's word. Gram



lord so here we go with another

The Pirtles said...

Children are a blessing from God sent from heaven. Thank you God for trusting us to take care of these special blessings from you.

Keely & Ryan, you have received two very special blessings from God. He knew that you would be great parents. Parenting isn't something you learn from a book, but from the heart. You have experienced so much in these 100 days, than most do in a lifetime.

We read your blog almost everyday and then say a prayer for you and your precious boys. These prayers have been answered!

Because of the blog, We feel like we haven't visited or talked to you, but you have always been in our prayers. Can't wait to see those precious boys.

We will keep blogging and always keep praying.

Jim & Teresa

Bryan and Sarah said...

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

My name is Sarah Sanders, and I have been praying for Reed. I pray that he will keep getting stronger and stronger.

Segadi Family said...

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Reed & Braden~ your mommy painted this scripture on a board that is now in our little girl's bedroom. HE has had a plan for you both since the very beginning and what an amazing story you already have to tell!

Blessings,
Jay, April, Elan & Emery Segadi

Anonymous said...

We have been praying for all of you!

Love,

Heather and Landon

The Moores said...

From Alex - John 3:16

From Dawn - Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all during the pregnancy and these past months. Perry's niece had heart surgery at 12 weeks, so we are aware of how precious Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital is to precious babies like Reed. I praise God for the care he has received, for the donor family's willingness to share life with Reed, and for your blog and testimony to God's power in our lives.

Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Reed, God loves you and has a plan for you. Trust God, as your parents have trusted Him with your care. The LORD is walking with you always, lean on him, allow him to guide your days.

Blessings - The Moores

Anonymous said...

Baby Reed,

You will never know how fully loved by so many that you have been in the short time you have been here. It has been such a blessing to be a part of your life, and Pat, Maggie, John Patrick, Ryan, and baby Cameron (soon) cannot wait for the fun times we will share with you as you grow up with us!!! We have prayed long and hard through your journey and will continue to do so. It has been such an encouragement to see your Mommy and Daddy stand by each other and by your side as they have loved you and worried for your health. They have been such an inspiration to so many and a model of trusting in the one who is all powerful and all healing. We love you so much, and we know what a blessing every child that God gives us truly is.

I have often sung the song "God Is So Good" to my kids at bedtime, and even Maggie still requests it from time to time. I think it is so appropriate!

God is so good
God is so good
God is so good
He's so good to me

God answers prayers
God answers prayers
God answers prayers
He's so good to me

Love,

The Chaffins

Anonymous said...

Dear Reed,

Wow, what a journey it's been for you, your brother, and your parents! We met your parents when your mother was about 4-5 months pregnant in Cancun, Mexico. We had a blast with them and loved talking with them about you two boys (at the time, we didn't know you were boys!) We have followed this blog since we met your parents and WOW, you will never know how much you and your sweet parents have touched our lives. You have been a true inspiration to us and you have shown us how truley amazing our God is! We have a 2 year old son named Connor and we have prayed every night for you and your family. We can't wait for Connor to meet the little boy he's been praying for!
-Jamie, Josh and Connor Whitehead

Michael and Hannah said...

Dear Reed,

We have been so blessed to "know" you and to have our faith strengthened through you over the past months! You have an incredible mommy and daddy that love the Lord and that have assembled an army of pray warriors to help you fight this battle. What joy to see your victory! The verse that comes to my mind most often when I pray for you is this:
"Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
-Philippians 1:6
Just seeing your sweet shy smile and your melt.my.heart eyes on this blog, it's clear that God has begun a good work in you. How exciting it will be to watch you grow and see God carry His plans for you on to completion! You are so very loved (and in case you didn't know, your brother is pretty special, too!).

Much love,
Hannah Rogers and family

Sara said...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

I prayed for you and thought about you so much as we all waited for your new heart, our family continues to keep you in our prayers!

Sara Jo Neal

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog about precious Reed for awhile now. I don't personally know your family but it is a small world. My brother's baby was born with TGA and had heart surgery at 6 days at Vanderbilt. He was there having a recheck of his heart the day of Reed's transplant and just happened to overhear your situation and talked with you a bit. I mentioned it to my Aunt in Oxford, MS and she is a friend of Ann Davis and said that Ann had told her of a baby having a heart transplant that same day. Then my in-laws realized they met Ryan's parents at their church in Florida and have spoken with them each time they visit down there. They get the chuch email from there and knew of Reed's upcoming surgery. So, I feel like I know your family. Reed is a very special boy and Braden is too, of course. I am so, so happy that things went well and he is healed. Praise God for giving the doctor's the minds to be able to correct heart defects. Here is my Bible verse for Reed as it was for my nephew, Isaac (I even bought him a shirt with this verse on it)

Psalm 139:14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.

In Him,
Michelle Beaver

Anonymous said...

You have been in our prayers since before you were born. I'm glad you are finally home together. Vanderbilt is a wonderful place. We are so thankful to have Vanderbilt so close by even though our experience wasn't as long and difficult as yours has been, but there is nothing like being home. God has been the center of your parents lives from the beginning of their relationship and He will continue to guide and bless the 4 of you. Sleep well at home!

Love,
Ruth Ann, Friday, Charlie, and Christy Blackwood

Anonymous said...

We are familiar with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and all of the wonderful people up there. We have prayed for you and your family and will continue to hold you up in prayer. We are members at BHCC with you and think of you often. We look forward to watching the miracle of your lives continue to unfold.

Psalms 131
1 My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.

2 But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.

3 O Israel, put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.

Greg, Dede & Russell said...

Dear Reed, We have been praying for you and have been in awe of the constant miracles taking place in your behalf. God is with you and has put you here for such a time as this.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Matt. 5:8

We can't wait to see what he has in store for you, Braden & your Mom & Dad. From our hearts! The Slagle Family

Courtney said...

Reed,

My family and I have been praying for you since you were in your mommy's belly, and I can't tell you how happy I am that you're doing so well! You are such a strong little man and you are so lucky to have such strong, loving parents as well... Your strength and courage at only 3 months has really inspired me, and we will keep you and your family in our prayers forever! God is so good! :)

~Courtney (Burton), Sean, & Everett Saylor

amazeingteacher said...

Reed and Brayden,
You have a wonderful family who loves you and the Lord faithfully. You are both adorable and I've been so blessed to follow the beginning of your life journey.

Faithfully praying and sending love!
Amy Maze

Beth and Harrison said...

Precious Reed-
You are such a sweet and special boy. It has been such an honor and a joy to be a part of your journey and to get to know and love you and your family. You have taught me so many things. I have prayed for you and your family daily and am so proud of you for being such a strong little boy.

Braden- You will always be my "boyfriend"! I have loved getting to hold you, feed you and take care of you when your mommy and daddy were visiting Reed. You have been so patient and unselfish, even if you dont realize it at this point, and will be a great brother!

Keeley and Ryan-
It has truly been a joy to get to know you and the boys and be a part of your lives the past few months. I hope and pray that our friendship continues to grow. You are both such an inspiration as Christians, married couple, and parents. Thank you for letting me be a part of this chapter for your lives.

Lots of love for you all,
Beth

deidre said...

Hey guys!
Still thinking and praying for all of you and love following your blog! Keeley and Ryan, you are very special parents and it was a joy to help and be a part of your lives for a little part of this journey. The Lord is blessing you and making your stronger through it all! We love you and always pray for the best...

Love, your crazy nurse Deidre from the PCICU

p.s. we miss you, but are glad you aren't here!

Elizabeth S said...

I have considered it an honor to pray for Reed over these last 100 days. You have both been such an encouragement and example of faith to all who know your story. I pray that God continues to bless your family, and that you get to bring Reed home soon!!

Elizabeth Shirely
(Stephanie Poole's cousin)

JR and Christy Mullens said...

We check your blog often and are keeping you and your family in our prayers!

Jennie Scott said...

Little Reed,

You might not be so little anymore as you read this. I have prayed for you very often during your hospital stay. God has blessed you with the gift of a new heart and, it seems to me, a strong, quiet determination. Go forth and live a strong life of determination for God. I think God has big plans for you and your brother.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Emily Clevenger said...

Sweet Baby Reed,
I have been talking to you ever since you were in your mom's belly and I am so thankful for the wonderful little fighter and boy you have become! I have constantly been praying for you and it was such a blessing to get to come visit you and see what a precious blessing you are. I love the verse Jeremiah 29:11-" For I know that plans I have for you declares the Lord". Reed, I can't wait to see what glorious plans he has for you! See ya soon!!

Emily Clevenger

Dana said...

Reed,
We have prayed for you since you and Braden were still in your mommy's tummy and will continue to pray for your strength for years to come. Your parents are so wonderful and have done so much for already, but I know their rewards will be so much greater! Little boys are such a blessing and have been in our house. I'm sure you will have your mom wrapped around those precious fingers like mine have done to me. We love your sweet family and are so glad that you all are home. Keep safe and remember there is so many praying for you and your brother.
Love to all,
Jerry, Dana, Wesley, John & Kendall

" Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

Larry & Connie EvansNew Jersey said...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight." Prov. 3:5-6

Reed, We have prayed constantly for you and your family. Your journey has been a long one that has been blessed by God! We hope that, just as your parents have done, you will always "Trust in the Lord with all your heart!" We also know that you have been given a very special best friend in Braden. We cannot wait to see more pictures of you and Braden! You guys are so handsome! Your parents are the best! Always remember to listen to them.

Rachel said...

Reed-
You captured my heart when I helped take care of you in the NICU (one of the residents) - I've been praying for you!

Rachel

Anonymous said...

Reed and Braden,
What a blessing you have both brought to your families. I have prayed fervently for you both. Reed, you are your Daddy made over and Braden, you are you Mother made over. Reed, I pray your new heart will help you have a wonderful life serving our God. You are our little miracle. Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with God.

Love,
Mrs. Overson
Aunt Sheena's Mom

The Karkaus said...

Ryan, Keeley, Reed, and Braden, We prayed for all of you so much. You all have been such an encouragement to us. Reed, you are evidence that God IS faithful and IS ABLE to do so much more than we could ask or imagine.

Love,
David, Laura, and Colton Karkau

Anonymous said...

Reed-

We have prayed daily for you even before you made your big debut. Of course we couldn't tell God what to do... But we trusted that God would take care of you and that He has big plans for you and your family. You are so blessed to have such spiritually strong parents. You all have and will continue to be such an inspiration to so many people. Everyone who encounters you will know Jesus and how he has touched you so carefully with his fingertips. Our God truly is an Awesome God!!!!

Much love-
Cindy, Jeff, Andrew & Stephanie White

Hoy and Ali said...

You are two very special boys--

Reed, your story and life are an inspiration to all who will know you. From the time before you were ever born, your faithful parents chose LIFE and praise God that a very generous family out there also chose LIFE for someone they did not even know. I pray that God will continue to do great things in your life, and may you always allow Him to use you in mighty ways.

Braden, LIFE came so much easier for you, but certainly not any less appreciated or important to your family, to your current and future friends, and to your Savior. Praise God for your simplicity thus far, as this has probably helped your mom and dad keep their sanity! You have so gracefully remained in the shadows of your brother these first few months, but we all know God is doing great things with your little life that will be revealed in due time.

Many blessings and many years of miracles and happiness--
Hoy, Ali, Logan, and Lucy Crane

lyla said...

We have all been praying for you since you were born. You have already touched so many hearts and lives with your story. You are such a strong and precious little boy!
"For He will command His angels concerning you, Reed, to guard you in all your ways." Psalm 91:11
We hope you get to go home soon!

The McCreary's said...

Precious Boys: Reed & Braden, Thank you for allowing us to see God at work, alive in you and your parents. Reed, through your continued fight to get stronger every day and through the unconditional love given you by your parents, your brother and the many many friends and family that have followed your journey, we all have been able to see God's presence in your lives with our own eyes and in turn have been blessed ourselves. What a gift you have given us all. Continued Blessings!! Much love, Jason, Shelby, Tucker & Zack McCreary

Anonymous said...

Reed,

You've influenced and encouraged more people in your fist 3 months than most will be able to do in a lifetime. With the fighting spirit you have and great family and friends God has blessed you with, I look forward to seeing what you and your brother will do for many years to come. (Hopefully your mom will keep blogging so we can all watch)

Matt Smith

Sunny said...

I've been following your journey since I first heard about you all. Every one of you has been in my thoughts and prayers throughout this process. God is so good and I will continue to pray for your sweet little boys.

Miss Peggy said...

Sweet Reed,

I have prayed for you even before you were born and continue to do so every single day. You are my inspiration. I look at your sweet face daily on this site and just marvel at the wondrous works of God. You are a miracle and that is what I prayed for. Miracles are great gits from God and you are one of them. Those great big eyes of yours just melt my heart and that smile just makes my day. I can't wait to see you when you come home. I know you have so many visitors and I will patiently wait my turn. God has big plans for you and I know you will have the strength to meet those plans. You are an adorable angel sent to us and you cannot imagine how much you are loved. I love you with all my heart. Your mommy, daddy and brother are loved very much too. God bless you all and may you always remember that "love is the greatest gift".

Rachael said...

Ryan and Keeley,
KJ and I are so happy that little Reed is finally home!! He is a fighter, and God is so amazing!!
Rachael Stiles

sarahlife said...

White Family. So many praises to the Lord for such a glorious day! Reed, I am so excited for you and your family that you are well and on your way home to help complete your family!

Brian Cromer put your story on his blog, and I have been able to pray and read of your progress.

Much Love, White family as we continue to pray for health and happiness.

Sarah Dicus

Anonymous said...

Reed,
I am so happy you are home!!! I have been praying for you and your sweet family! May God continue to use you to touch many lives for him. "For all things work together for good for those who love the LORD and have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28. You are such a blessing and encouragement to me! God is so good!!!
Love,
Melanie Cabaniss Thomason

Anonymous said...

Reed,
You're only a 100 days old and look at the impact you, and your parents have had on so many folks! God has already used your life to teach us many lessons on faith, hope, and love along with the power of prayer. You have captured my heart with your courage, strength,endurance, and those big brown eyes! I pray God will continue to use you to glorify his name. You have been in my prayers constantly and will continue to be remembered. I look forward to having you and your brother part of the children's programs at BHCC.
From the heart,
"Miss" Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Reed,

You are such a miracle!! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for you. It must be something really big! You have been in our prayers for many months now. Your family is a great inspiration to everyone who knows them. I will continue to pray for you, Braden and your Mom and Dad!
-Kelli Wilson Williams

Katie said...

"Children are a gift from the Lord;they are a reward from him." (Psalm 127:3)

Reed and Braden-you truly are a reward to your mom and dad and to all of us who have been reading about you. You boys and your parents will never know how many lives you have touched.

I will continue to pray for Reed that he will get stronger each day and will get to go home soon. And I will keep Braden, mom and dad in my prayers too, as I know you three are anxious to bring little Reed home.

Happy 100 days!

-Katie R.

Elizabeth Fair said...

Hey Keeley!! This is Elizabeth Fair from Mississippi..went to Harding with you. I'm not a blogger, but I have Keeley and the twins as a favorite and check in with it all the time. I pray for yall and all involved everytime I read your updates. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11...for I know the plans I have for you. God has so many big plans for your boys!! I'm so glad he has brought you so far and I know he will continue to see you all through life!! May God bless you and your family!!

Shearon Sarver said...

Our family has been following your story since the beginning.We read the news everyday and keep up with what is going on. We love the pictures,especially the ones with the UK caps.We were so excited to hear you are at home! PRAISE GOD What a special little boy you are. You and your brother are very lucky little boys. You come from a wonderful family who LOVES the Lord. What a wonderful blessing.We will continue to pray for you,Braden,Mom and Dad and the rest of the family.What a true warrior you have been the past100+ days.
Keeley and Ryan, you have shown such strenghth and courage.You have been an example to us all.
What a precious family you and the boys make. We are grateful you are all home together.
Our Love,
Ronnie and Shearon Sarver

Beth said...

I know you through Natalie and my friend Allison, who was one of Reed's nurses in the NICU. We actually live down the street from each other on Danby. I have been praying for you both and little Reed since I heard he was having trouble before he was born. I will continue to pray for the four of you. God bless!
Beth Miller

Anonymous said...

Dear White Family especially Reed,
We have looked at your blog everyday and prayed for you every day. We are so excited you get to come home. We will keep praying for you and your brother to grow strong, physically and in the Lord. We can't wait to watch you grow up we can't wait to get our hands on you!
Love,
Trey, Beth, Elizabeth, Savannah, and Maddie Hartman

Anonymous said...

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided-
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

Reed,
When your mom started this blog, she began a prayer chain that has reached multitudes. I have been blessed to be one of those.

Tammy DeLoach
Glennville, GA

Deanna said...

" So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

Jay and Deanna Nelson

Anonymous said...

Ryan, Keeley, Braden, and Reed,
We have been praying for your family constantly. Our God is awesome and amazing-we praise Him for the incredible journey Reed has had so far in his short life. We know He has wonderful plans for both of the boys. We are so thankful that Reed is finally home!

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
-Isaiah 41:10

JB and Laurie Bradley

Missie said...

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Josh 1:9 (NIV)

I have been praying for your family since I first heard his story. I work in the NICU at Vandy, and I have loved following his successes.

I am so happy that you are all home together, and my prayers are forthcoming for you all

Anonymous said...

Susan & I have been praying for you and your entire family for many months now.You see, Reed, you & me have a little thing in common called a "heart" problem...but you are tiny and I am a big man but sometimes it still hurts even when you are big. We pray that those hurts and pains will go away very quickly and you will be up and running with Braden soon. I tell you what...when you start walking (or maybe crawling) lets see who can win a race! Even though I am 70 and you are 3 months, I bet you will still beat me! You have much to be thankful for and our prayer has been that you will be the sweet boy God wants you to be. God definitely has a plan for you! You have a wonderful Christian family and our favorite song is "Great is Thy Faithfulness" You & your family has been great and God has been faithful to carry you through. We love you and adore you.
Susan & Bill Pauley

April Kay said...

Sweet baby boy Reed,
Marc and I (along with our sweet boy Mason Thomas) have said a special prayer for you every morning since we first found out you were searching for a new heart! You have been wrapped so closely in God's arms and He has taken such good care of you! I went to middle school at Ezell with your sweet mommy and haven't seen her in years, but still am blessed to keep up with her and her family through this blog. Reed, you are an amazing miracle and have helped show Jesus to so many people! God has wonderful plans for your life, as well as for your brother! We love you! By the way, I'm SO jealous, I wish I had a twin! :)

April Kay said...

Sorry, I forgot to add who that post was from! It's Marc, April (Myers), and Mason Moore

Anonymous said...

We live a couple of blocks from you and attend BHCC. Our two year old son, Ford, was so excited to bring food to you one evening. We let him carry the corn to the door. After that, each of his nightly prayers included "please help Baby Reed feel better in hospital; I bring corn to them!"

We have never officially met your family, but through the blog and Ford's daily prayers for Reed - I feel like we know you and can't wait to meet you some day. You will continue to be in our prayers - all things are possible through God.

Love,
Jim, Tracey & Ford Alderdice

Anonymous said...

Dear White Family,
Your story has truely inspired so many. Your strength and your faith is amazing. Reed and Braden you are so blessed to have such amazing parents. We will continue to pray for your family everyday and look forward to hearing about both boy's accomplishments! We know God has great things planned for both of them. Love, The DeHart family

Melissa Claire said...

Reed ~

You, your brother and parents have been in our prayers. We have no doubt that you will grow to be a great warrior for the Lord as you have already been such a warrior for your life.

We did get to watch Braden one night while your mommy and daddy went to the hospital to be with you. That brother of yours, well, your mommy said he shouldn't have any "dirty" diapers...let's just say he broke us in well! We're looking forward to seeing you and Braden grow and play together. We love you.

Stephen and Melissa Cornwell

Willeford said...

We love you guys and can't express how excited we are for you and how amazed we are at God's incredible power. We've been praying with Weston for his good friend Reed every single night for months and months.
Lori and Josh

Anonymous said...

We'll continue to pray for your beautiful precious family. I'm so thankful that you all get to be at home together!
Love,
Miss Phyllis

Anna said...

Keeley, Ryan, Reed, Braden:

I have been praying for good days and low stress for the whole family. Each uneventful 12 hour shift a blessing, and each new day for Reed is a miracle.
I have been praying for patience and strength to endure the roller coaster that is Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Love,
Anna Olson- NICU

Karen Risley said...

You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the people. Psalm 77:14

God has worked a great miracle for us all to testify to. I know God must have great plans for your sweet family! Thanks for sharing your journey.

Debbie Arnold said...

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

We have prayed for you for many months and are so thankful that Reed is home and your family is together now. May God continue to bless you with each new day.

kana said...

So happy that Reed is home!! I am still praying for all of you. Have fun with your brother!

Tam Tam said...

Dear White family,

We have been praying for you and the boys before they were born.

Zach and Martha Lynn have kept us updated. Zach let us know when the heart was available and the surgery started.

Children are such a blessing and your have already shown yourselves to be Godly parents.

We will continue to pray for you all.

Love,

Tammy and Raymond Cowart

manyo3 said...

Reed,

We pray that you will be God's servant. So many from our Cincinnati network prayed for you. Your scar will forever be a reminder of the NEW HEARTS that God puts in his people. Ezekiel 36:26 - It is for God's glory that this has happened.

We love you and your family very much!

Eric & Witni Sztanyo

apc24_13_21 said...

You have two very beautiful baby boys! You guys continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Many blessings for your family!

Reed, Throughout your life remember this, you can do all things through Christ! You are a blessing to us all!

Tam Tam said...

Continue praying for your family and prasing God for his Good work - finding a donor, giving you hope and giving doctors skill to perform the surgery. Zach's Aunt, Sandy.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful testimony of God's faithfulness. I just found out from some of the NICU nurses that you got your much needed, much prayed for little heart!!!! I rejoice with you! "For I know the plans I have for you...to give you a future and a hope!" (Jeremiah 29:11-13) God has a plan for you, Reed, and for your sweet little family.Love, Susan (night nurse)

Amy said...

I just wanted to add that I've been praying! I didn't get to start watching this blog until recently because I didn't know of the web address, but I've definitely been praying! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!! I pray things continue to go well for both you of you little guys! Amy Haynes

Tim said...

Coll stuff.

Tim said...

Coll stuff.