February 13, 2010

Lazarus - Fuji FP-3000B

I know, this photo is not really anything to write home about or all that aesthetically pleasing at all. BUT, the story behind them is AMAZING.

That little boy you see there in his parents arms, was DEAD for at LEAST 12 minutes. DEAD people. No heart beat, no breathing, nothing.

I won't go into many details as you can read all about it HERE, but that boy went home YESTERDAY 100% normal. Like nothing had even happened. We ran into them on our way to see Weston. My friend Natalie told them about us and they dropped off a goody basket full of folks who camp out in the PICU need (goldfish crackers, soup, crackers, candy etc).

To the WONDERFUL people up at Primary Children's who are performing miracles daily, and to the THOUSANDS of people who sent thoughts, prayers, you name it, to this boy and the other dozen of so kids up there right now with our Weston, THANK YOU.

Life is insanely delicate but it is also absolutely amazing.

Weston is SLOWLY but surely improving. Not much has changed, but that small amount changed is HUGE to us. More updates next week.


Natalie. said...

Jon, I know you KNOW this, but since I can't do anything else, I just feel the need to keep telling you: I NEVER STOP PRAYING.

Natalie. said...

oh and YAY Bronson!!!

kimsueellen said...

With Nat. We are all...all of us, even my tinyz praying for you guys...and for Westie. Tears. We love you guys SO much...you feel like family to us.

Huggs. This photo of Bronson is beautiful. Seriously amazing that miracles are real.


StephRue said...

I followed Natalie's blog, that brought me to Bronson's blog and this blog. The amount of faith and courage that flows through that hospital is amazing. Bronson truly is a miracle baby! This picture brings such warmth to my heart. Weston will continue to be in my prayers!

smf said...

Like Steph, I started with Natalie & Gavin, then Bronson and now your Weston. All these precious boys (and their families) are being loved from Australia. Keeping Weston in my thoughts. Yayyy for his improvement!

Adelaide, Australia

Melissa said...

Wow, I can't believe that photo. Jon and I have been reading up on Bronson (thanks to Natalie, as seems to be the trend around here :), and I seriously didn't have any idea that was him in the photo until I read Natalie's comment...that's AMAZING. And the photo is beautiful. Perfect. What a miracle. Glad to hear your Weston is improving, Jon and I were so sad to see your post on his re-admittance to the PICU, and we have been pouring out prayers for you all. (I hope this comment doesn't seem strange since we've never met, but we feel like we know you so well through your blog, your attitude toward life portrayed on your blog, and your amazing photos...we can tell the life you capture in your photos is nothing less than a reflection of the amazing person behind the lens, and we think that's awesome.) Thank you for the inspiration that flows out of you, we can't get enough of it! Your family and little boy remain in our prayers!

Melissa (& Jon) Smith

LexiD said...

more big prayers for your little guy.

happy love day!