Monday, November 23, 2009

More Waiting.......

First of all, thanks for all your prayers and support.  Kate and I were told we were going to get the results of our amniocentisis today @ 2:00.  After much emotional build up and prayer we were pushed back another day.  We were told we will now get our results tomorrow by 4:00 pm.  They said things can't be rushed, they have to make sure everything is right. 

Please keep Kate in your prayers.  The emotional build up for today was immense.  The wait for answers is both  draining and heart wrenching.  Today was crushing but,  we will push through it.  Please keep praying for both our family and Olivia Grace as we prepare again for tomorrow. 

"Consider in pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perserverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."   James 1: 2-4

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."  Romans 8: 28


  1. Psalm 139:13-16 For you oh God created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
    Olivia is God's creation and though you have many struggles ahead, she was created in a loving marriage by God to change lives and be a blessing to all that she touches. I am praying that you are comforted and strengthened during this time. I had my life group pray with me last night, and was very touched by the different prayers on your behalf. It was very hard for me because I was sobbing the entire time, thinking of all the challenges ahead for you...each person that prayed over your family, had something new to say that I hadn't thought of in my grieving for you. I walked away feeling very encouraged and have some things to share with you. I know it is hard to open up right now, but I'm hoping that I can be a source of encouragemnet for you and you will continue to allow me to be close to you during this time. I love you all very much.

  2. Creighton and Kate,
    I am so saddened by what you are going through. Creighton, you are still "one of my kids" and it hurts to know that you are hurting. God is in control and He knows what He is doing even if we don't. I am praying for a miracle- that God will reach in with His power and completely heal little Olivia Grace.
    I claim the promise in Jeremiah 29:11-13. "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 know how much God loves you and cares how you are feeling. Find strength in Him.
    You are constantly in mine and Karl's prayers. We also have our small group praying for you. Please call on us if there is anything we can do.
    We love you,
    Carol (and Karl)

  3. Creighton and Kate,
    With broken hearts Uncle Gary and I are interceding on your behalf. In fact, we are talking to the Lord lots about this!!! Your postings are precious and show that you are suffering rightly before God. It is painful and not easy. What a beautiful/appropriate name for a little girl with priceless intrinsic value and reflective beauty. Keep clinging to the Creator and know that we are lifting you up continually.
    On the path with you,
    Aunt Lynette (for Uncle Gary too)

  4. Creighton and Kate, You have a beautiful little girl. I love the name Olivia Grace Bryan and know that your faith, the encouragement of family and friends, and God's grace will guide you and Olivia each step of the way. Thanks for sharing your heart. Gary

  5. I am sorry you were left hanging today. I know you're anxious as it will show your path. I will be anxious and praying tomorrow that information will come to give you peace. I love you guys!

  6. Kate and Creighton,

    There are no words that can bring comfort during a time like this other than to just to say love each other during this time. Treasure every moment you have with her and every movement you feel. We have to hope for a miracle. Please know that you are surrounded by prayer.

    Kate, keep me posted about school, we will cover for you so don't give your classroom a thought. Just let us know what you need and we will take care of it.

    Love you,