Tuesday, February 9, 2010

AWAKE and back in our arms...

{Insert happy sigh here}...

He is awake!

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...and back in our arms!

100 comments:

Becky Wertz said...

will you please quit making me cry lol. That is one to the best videos I have ever seen. God bless him!

Melanie said...

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Way to Go Bronson!!! Keep up the good work!

The Moving Circus said...

I am SOOO incredibley Happy for you and this little miracle boy. You guys have been in my prayers and will continue to be...

meg said...

Oh, we love to see this sweet little boy! So, SOOOO happy for you all! We wish we could be out there with you! Sending our love!! btw, Jaida says "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!" She's kind of excited! :)

Peg Lewis said...

Wow! What a sight to behold! THANKS!

Hannah said...

I've sort of been following this, based on a plea for prayers from Amelia. You're family is incredible. I AM sending my prayers. What miraculous things you are experiencing. Expedient recovery to little dude, and to the rest of the family...

Shannon said...

AWWWWWW so totally in tears sara! seriously my little kids are loving this!! what a huge blessing!
Way to go BRONSON!! You little stud muffin!

House of Payne said...

oh matt and sara!! matt, you sound so good! so relieved!! sara, you look so content...oh you guys!! i'm so completely happy for you!! thank you for sharing this precious time with us. that is indeed a gift that should have been so personal for you guys, but you were willing to share that with all of us...thank you!! i'm not strong like lots of others, i need to see the miracle!! i believed the Lord could, and would, but I'm one who needs a visual!! thank you again you guys!! prayers of gratitude as well as continued strength and healing! we love you guys!

Esther and Brian said...

God Bless you, Branson! Hope you start recovering more and more every day for you and your family! I will be following you, little buddy, so you do great, OK? Esther

Esther and Brian said...

God Bless you, Branson! Hope you start recovering more and more every day for you and your family! I will be following you, little buddy, so you do great, OK? Esther

Esther and Brian said...

God Bless you, Branson! Hope you start recovering more and more every day for you and your family! I will be following you, little buddy, so you do great, OK? Esther

Jory Anderson said...

I am Brian Anderson's brother, Jory. My mom sent me the link to your blog a week ago and I have been following it. Today, while speaking to Brian, I mentioned the blog not knowing that he had lived in your basement and are friends. What a way for him to find out about your situation. Our family passed thru a similar situation in October 2009 with my nephew. We know that God lives and our task is to exercise faith that his will be done. I am elated to see the progress Bronson is making as he and your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

The Queen Vee said...

I'm bawling like a baby and praying for you Bronson, you beautiful miracle boy, that you will heal quickly so that you, your mommy and daddy can all go home very soon.

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Traci said...

YAHOOOOOOOO!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus for saving little Bronson!! I am so happy to hear he is doing so well. Your story weighs so heavy on my heart. As a mommy of 5 boys, I know how hard it is to get through each day. We've had some bumps in the road ourselves, but I can't imagine what you have been through the last 10 days. It could have happened to any one of us. I pray your family moves on from this quickly, and you can forgive yourself. I know as mom's we always carry the blame when things go wrong, but you can't let this get you. We have all done what you did that Saturday morning, so we are all just as guilty. I want to thank you for sharing your story, because you can bet your life that I will NEVER step away from the tub for even a minute again while my little one's are bathing. I cried tears of relief and joy when I read your latest update. I see my 17 month old in your babies eyes, and his little hands and feet. That could have been my baby, that could have been my mistake, that could have been my family. We are no different than you. Thank you for opening my eyes. Thank you for sharing your heart. I will continue to pray for your baby boy, as well as the rest of your family. Praise God, your son is back!

Your Fellow Mommy,
April
(mom to 5 boys)
Ringgold, GA

Anonymous said...

Praise God - our awesome, all powerful healer. Praise God!!!!!He was always in control...Enjoy your son as I know you will even more than you did before. Thank you for sharing with us all - even those of us who do not know you. I am not LDS, but I know God and He has heard everyone's prayers...

All About Teri said...

I, too, have been reading your blog waiting and praying for a speedy recovery. I let out a shout when I read of the miracle! You and your family have been in my thoughts non-stop since I heard about your situation. Like everyone else I am sooooo happy that your little boy is awake. Yeah!!

Sierra Prina said...

Even though we have never met and probably never will, I love him and you guys so much. My heart is so full of gratitude for my Heavenly Father. Im grateful that Bronson is doing SO well and grateful for the opportunity to learn from your trial. My testimony is strengthened when I watch this video. His spirit is so strong.
The reality that we are all children of God is so real. It makes me have so much love for people I see everywhere I go. We are all equal. We are all family.:)
Still praying...

The Hansons said...

"Has the day of miracles ceased? Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? Or has he withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them? Or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for it is by faith that miracles are wrought; and it is by faith that angels appear and minister unto men..." None can argue against the fact that Bronson truly is a living miracle. I am so happy for all of you...my family has been hanging on every bit of news about Bronson's progress. I want to write more, but my words seem hollow, bereft and small in contrast to the events of the day.

cindi zirilli clapp said...

alright!!! NOW WE'RE TALKIN!!!! way to go...love you guys...xxoxoxo cindiz

Paul, Megan, Sofia, Isabella, and Lukas Klimo said...

You have a beautiful son! Thank you for sharing that very precious moment with us! All the best-

McEvoy Family said...

WOW! What an amazing day, and what a miracle! God is loving! I can't tell you how amazed I am. Thankyou for sharing such a trying time so freely with all of us. Maybe when you get through this trial, you should write a book. That is not a joke! Your writing is so tender and honest and I find myself looking for updates often, and re-reading just because it is sooo touching. Much love to your family. Thanks for touching our hearts and not giving us room for doubt in our own lives!

Bethany said...

Yay again! So nice to see him in your arms! He is tracking so well!

Mandi said...

So so happy for you and your little guy! I have prayed for him ever since I heard your story. Amazing! Absolutely amazing!

Krista said...

THAT is tracking! You knew it. Whew. So relieved and so happy. yahoo Bronson! Get that vent outta there so we can see your beautiful smile, buddy! Happiness happiness happiness...love you guys! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Thank God he is doing better, you have been on my mind everyday, I have been checking your blog for updates and prayers have been said! He is so alert such a little trooper, he is doing amazing and so are you, hang in there. God will prevail.

Melzie said...

YAY!!!

Matthew said...

Sara,

I am so, so happy that he's doing so well. I have been praying for him and wishing with all my heart that he would be perfectly okay. Thank God for answered prayers.

twinadoes said...

I am so happy for you all!!! Though I am a completer stranger your story has touched me so much. Keep up the good work Bronson......

Jenn Granum said...

We are all huddled around the computer watching little Bronson. He is doing awesome!

Sue said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I can hear the huge ol' grin in Matt's voice and see those tears of joy almost fall from your eyes right at the end. What a beautiful sight to see Bronson tracking his Daddy around the room!

bstoutfamily said...

Wow! That is priceless! What a precious little guy! Truly amazing...I am in tears watching this!!! -Jen

The Davis' said...

Thank you so much for posting this video! I am in tears once again and I cannot even imagine the relief you guys must feel! Keep up the good work Bronson and get home soon!

Lynette said...

One of the best video's I have ever seen!!!True happiness.........

KC said...

I came upon your blog by a friend who is a fellow photog and so on and so on. I am so sorry for your current situation and am SO relieved that he is doing better. I cannot tell you how many times I do the exact same thing... EVERYBODY does! How can you not. You are a busy mom with kids and not enough hands to do everything that needs to be done. Heavenly Father works in mysterious ways. All will be well. Good luck with all of life's future challenges and struggles. Many prayers continue to be with you are your family.

Anonymous said...

I heard about your stoy through a few people and found the link, and have been following it..you guys are such amazing parents! I don't think i would have the strength to do it. Prayers are answered..and many are sent from my way! stay strong. Bronson is forever a miracle child! And this struggle may be a blessing in disguise.
Prayers are continued from my direction.
Pocatello, ID

Jess said...

I'm crying tears of joy!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment with all of us who have been praying and worrying and hoping. xoxo

Anonymous said...

That video and picture are amazing!!! He's a little boy, curious, looking around the room, and even grinning. Congratulations!!!

Kalli said...

I don't even know you. But I have watched this video over. and over. and over. Joy!

Shelleen Black said...

First of all I want to thank our Heavenly Father for this miracle. Matt I haven't seen you for a long time, but I always will love your family. I can hear the happiness in your voice. The spirit is so strong, I felt it when I prayed right when I heard about it. I am so greatful for the Lord, because I know you are so worthy, and it also is an example that if you are God will prevail all he sees necessary. I know your wife also saved him as well. Believe that. You are so beautiful, and such a wonderful mother. I hope I get to meet you one day. Our whole family sends their love and prayers. All the Black's, Ruttenbur's, and Forbes's!! Thank you our dear,kind Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

The Baxter Bunch said...

I cried and prayed for your family last night while I sat in Primarys myself with my baby....I feel like my prayers were answered. I am sure it's weird having a complete stranger say that, but I am so happy for you and your family.
God Bless

Mandy @ The Party of 3 said...

Yay Bronson!!!

The Benches said...

Way to go Bronson! He looks great! We are so happy. Tears of joy, prayers continued here in Lehi. Love you!

Anonymous said...

He has risen.... Way to go Bronson. Thinking of you in UT!

Anonymous said...

I started reading your posts on Saturday afternoon. And I couldn't stop thinking of your sweet family,My life was crazy this past week and i stopped to squeezed my kids a little more and tucked them into bed more often. So happy for your boy. Thank you for helping me be a better mamma! going for a CPR class next month!

Veylupeks said...

YEAH!!! YEAH!!! YEAH!!! Balling again, but a good cry. We want more video.

Cordie said...

I'm so glad you shared that with all of us! So happy for your family!

Anonymous said...

God bless you little Bronson... you are loved and healed. God bless you Sara and Matt and your beautiful boys. Still praying for a "going home soon" blog.... hugs & blessings from Sonia in MN

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your miracle...we have prayed for your family daily. You have a beautiful family and are a very talented writer/photographer. Please continue to keep us all updated on Bronson's continued progress. You will remain in our prayers--God Bless you all.

Natalie. said...

yessssssssssssss!!! so.many.joyous.tears!

xo!!!

N

Jennifer Quinn said...

PHENOMENAL!

-Amy- said...

My tears are now tears of joy!!! Way to go Bronson!!!

MV said...

This is so incredible. So thankful to God for you guys.

What a miracle.

{{Big Smile}}

Adi said...

haha that vid made me laugh. He's looking around like "What the crap are you doing dad? you're embarrassing me!" hee hee!

You know, My hubby is from Utah and i went to BYU. We'll be back there in May. I'm a budding photographer and I would totally love to get together with you guys and meet little Bronson!

My email is troisiemm@yahoo.com if you don't find that too weird :)

If you want to "get to know" us a bit better, my blog is sabenadiplus2.blogspot.com

Adi

Jenny Bracken said...

AWESOME!!!!! So happy for your family :)

Emily said...

I said it before and I'll say it again: Go, Bronson, go! Yippee skippee!!!

Michelle Tanner said...

I am crying tears of joy for you. I have been praying so hard. I am so pleased to hear this news. Good job, little man! You can do it!

Tina said...

This has ABSOLUTELY made my day! I don't know you guys, but have been praying and fasting so so hard. I hope your family, esp. you sweet mommy feel God's love.

{jane} said...

wow. look at his eyes! total control, lovin' his momma & daddy! awwww. he looks so good! exactly what we have prayed for.

can't wait to see him again!

Anonymous said...

MORE MORE MORE!! We want more video. This makes my heart smile. I will sleep tonite....

:) :) :)

Your unknown friend in St. George
Yvonne

Carly said...

Sara (i didnt even think to read the name at the end of each post...durr)
he is such a STUD! and you are gorgeous. He totally twitched to wave himself but he got camera shy :D:D
I wanna see a video of he and his brothers!!!
thanks for sharing!

Trayanna said...

Yay Bronson!!

Lecour Family said...

i found your blog through a friend of a friend.I have been following Bronson's (well all of your) journey. I am over joyed as well to hear of his progress. I am mother of 2 young children and can not even imagine all that you and your sweet family are going through. You definatly are an inspiration to me and i am sure thousands of others. i don't know if i could be as strong as you and your family during a horrific time like this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.i look at my trials in a better way now. thank you for keeping us all up to date. Jynessa

Absolutelywhyaard said...

Of all the photographs you have taken in your career... and of all the treasured memories you have, this one must number among the greatest of them all!!!!! This is right up there with his birth, I imagine... and is the most exquisite photo you could have ever been a part of since this rollercoaster began for you all so many many days ago... you have lived a lifetime... rest and be well!

xxxx

Anonymous said...

Go Little B!!! You little miracle you!! I pray God's continued blessings on you and your sweet family!

Michelle said...

What a fighter. You can bet that Jesus Christ was sitting with your sweet little man the whole time and still is. I wish I could see in Bronsons mind and see all the things he saw while he was not responding to you guys. I bet he was in our Saviors arms the whole time. He is such a special little spirit. I am a mother of 5 and I can not tell you how your story has opened my eyes. You have a beautiful family. I'm sure your boys can't wait to have little Bronson home. Heavenly Father loves you Sara. We love you and you sweet Bronson!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your heart and soul with each of us. You have strengthened many people as they have witnessed the blessing of our Heavenly Father. These tender mercies are a display of His love for each of us and you are truly loved in His eyes. May you continue to feel His arms around you as Bronson continues his recovery. We are praying for you and want to hear more each day. I understand what an eternal family can be. We will all be there for one another as we have been for you.
Chubbuck, Idaho

Steph Smith said...

Praise the LORD! I 1st heard your story from a military friend of mine orginally from Utah. I have been praying and asking others to pray for your entire family especially for a positive outcome for Bronson. A few years ago I had two close friends of mine whose children both drowned. I remember thinking how precious our time with our children really is because in an instant they can be taken. Thankyou for the reminder to not take my children for granted and to stop thinking at times things are so stressful because my stress is not even comparable to what you all are enduring. Thankyou for reminding me to cherish my kids!Continue to have FAITH, our GOD is so AMAZING. You are so strong and such a wonderful Mama!!!!!! Our family will continue our prayers for your family!!!!

Jen said...

I do not know you, but started reading your blog last night because of your fb fan page asking people to pray for Bronson. I can not thank you enough for sharing your story. Thank you for your touching testimony. Thank you for being real. Thank you for touching my heart! My tears are pouring down my cheeks right now as I opened up your blog just now to see a miracle... PURE MIRACLE!! I saw a sweet baby boy smiling back at me! That picture is priceless and took my breath away! Then I watched the video and can not stop crying! May Heavenly Father continue to pour His love down on your sweet family! Prayers and love still being sent up above on your family's behalf!!

Joey and Nettifer said...

That is awesome! Matt is was awesome to hear your voice! This is wonderful. Thank you for strengthing my testimony of Christ!
We are still praying!

Jessy and Kurt Antonino!!!! said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go Broston Way to go!!!! you made it! Tears of joy today for me, another ice-cream won't be bad either :)

Anonymous said...

AH...MAY....ZING! So happy for you guys. Thanks for the picture and video!!!!!

Chrissy said...

Been thinking about you and praying for you. The look in your eyes in this video made me cry...I can just feel your emotions as it's captured in this short clip.

Tasha said...

Tears of happiness

Sharon said...

Dear Staker Family, I have been following your blog from Vancouver, Washington. My daughter, Sharon Ford, went to school with Matt. I am here, visiting her and her family. Your family has become a part of our daily prayers and conversations. This experience reminds me of a quote,"Friendship multiplies our joy and divides our grief." Hopefully the love and prayers of so many new friends has made your grief easier to bear and now, after the news of yesterday, hundreds of us are sharing in your joy. It really was a banner day and we are waiting for even more hopeful reports. Our love and continued prayers to your sweet family. Molly Ford of Taylorsville

Beth's Wishes said...

Praise God, miracles do happen! Our entire family is celebrating with you. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Anonymous said...

I can't stop watching the video! Bronson is so alert, it's truly amazing. It looks like he even tries to move his precious little hand and arm to wave hi when Daddy tells him to. Sara, you are such a beautiful amazing mother! I'm so grateful for the time you've taken to blog all of this--as it has many others, this experience has changed my life. I've done the same thing to my 3 yr. and 18 mo. old more than once. Now I will (and have already) enjoy tubby time with them. You've probably saved my children and who knows how many others by sharing this experience. Love and continued prayer to Bronson and you all.

Leslie said...

Your story is so touching. So real. I am celebrating with you and your family. i am so happy that God is sending miricales your way. God is good! I am praying for you and your family! God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

My little boy who is 13 months old was smiling and waving at Bronson! This is so great!!!

Jeannie Reeves Photography said...

this is the best thing I have seen today!! Im in tears for your family!!! AWESOME!

Lindsey said...

We could not be happier for your family! It's strange because it feels like a victory for all of us. He is so very sweet. There is a reason that Faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ is the first principle of the Gospel!

Laura said...

Just precious...I love watching him track the camera, just a complete miracle of God!

kim milburn photography said...

All I can say is YES YES YES!!!!!

Truly Silkes said...

WHHOOAH! Bronson you're back!

So relieved to read about you and look you in the eyes.

Wishing a speedy recovery,
from Germany
Silke

jorgy said...

So amazing! Miracles do happen and prayers are answered! I have shed so many tears reading your blog and prayed for little Bronson & your sweet family & will continue to do so. Thanks for sharing your faith & testimony!

Angie

Denise said...

I don't even know how I stumbled upon your blog but I wanted to comment and say how HAPPY I am that MIRACLES do happen! I will continue to pray for your sweet boy & your family. Lots of love!

-Denise Gibb

Tamara said...

Your story has changed me... in a wonderful way!! Thank you for being so open and honest. We are praising God for the sweet miracle in your arms!

Lynz said...

Wonderful! Simply wonderful!

Julie said...

I have cried so many different kinds of tears for you these past few days, but today they are definitely tears of complete happiness for your family. I have prayed and fasted for your sweet family, and will continue to do so for that adorable little man of yours. I know our Heavenly Father is with little Bronson, and I am so happy for Bronson, you and your family. God Bless!

Christensen's said...

WOW amazing! I have tears again! Thank you for sharing your heart and soul with so many of us. You are truly inspiring and I am thanking Heavenly Father for blessing you and your sweet family.

Kalia

Kristi Nelson said...

More tears and prayers of thanks. Love you guys! I'm so happy that he's doing ok. He looks so cute!!!!

Lindsey said...

We've been fasting and praying for this little guy who is truly a living miracle to all of us.
What a beautiful family you all are. Thank you for sharing your story and testimony with us.

jill niven said...

Hurray! We are friends of friends, but have been following your story, and thinking about that sweet little boy. You are so blessed! What sweet angel boys you have, all of them. Our family has been blessed by reading about the faith you guys have! We are so happy for you! The Niven Family

Dria said...

Oh precious baby. Thank God he is on his way back to you!

Lali Johnson said...

I found your blog through a friend's blog. I have been following your son's story since the beginning. This video left me in AWE. GO BRONSON!!!! Still praying for you!

Doin' It Digital (Shannon C.) said...

Yeah! Continued prayers....

Anonymous said...

The power of prayer speaks volumes all over this blog! Thanking God for His amazing grace and mercy and thank you for sharing it so honestly so that others can see how awesome God is and how He has worked in your lives. Can't wait to hear that you are all back together at home!

arianemoe24 said...

that is AWESOME progress!!! this is such a nice video to see...and yet so sad!! he is such a HANDSOME lil' SOLDIER!!!

Danielle Christiansen said...

Sara how my heart aches with excitement and overwhelming feelings of Joy for you and your family to have bronson alive and in your arms. I can't imagine if it was my little Crew. Scott & I and the girls will prey for his quick recovery so he can return home with you soon. What a lesson to me not to get so distracted. We love you guys.