Saturday, February 6, 2010

Baby Steps...

It was kind of a slow, quiet day for our little man...
The big thing to report today is the continuation of his arm movements.
Up and all around and even above his head.
Yay!
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He was awake for much of the day, but still had that blank empty stare that we hate.
{Sigh...}
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They did remove his femoral central IV line.
There's our one line out for the day.
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Five poopy diapers. Count them... 5!
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He also had a couple of Spontaneous Breathing Trials.
(That is where they turn the ventilator onto standby mode and allow him to breathe for himself to see how he'll do when they attempt extubation again.)
He was a little agitated when they turned the pressure support down from 12 to 8,
so they tried again and he was able to hold steady at 10.
They'll try another in the morning.
One step at a time... right?
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We got to hold him again.
Amazing.
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We had lots of wonderful visitors and have some incredible stories to share.
Truly incredible...
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But I'll have to beg your apologies...
We are all tired tonight, so I'll have to keep you waiting.
Because, after all, that is what we are doing.
Just waiting...

143 comments:

Anonymous said...

praying HARD and standing in FAITH! OUR GOD is a God of MIRACLES and repair!

with you from edmonton alberta

renae said...

hang in there sara. i will continue to pray for little bronson, and for you and your family. i believe in a god of miracles. hang in there.

Chelsee said...

I am not a mom. But I do have 1 nephew and 2 nieces who I love more than anything. One spent 4 days at Primary's last week. Thank goodness for this wonderful place that only focuses on helping these children.
Your story has touched me more than any other story ever has. My prayers, hope, love, and deepest sympathy goes to you, Bronson, Matt, your other 3 boys, and the rest of your family. I know Heavenly Father will bless you for your faith in Him.
Love,
Chelsee
Riverton, UT

Amy Eds said...

Bronson and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Get some rest and know that you are touching hundreds of peoples lives and they are praying in your behalf. Thanks for the update--I was hoping there would be one before I went to bed.

The Ongman Crew said...

We are thinking about you...always! Loving to hear your updates and lots of prayers from our home (especially from Miss Avery and Mama). Please know that we are thinking about you!

My Life as a Domestic Goddess said...

Oh Sara, I am so glad to hear that he is making baby steps. I am so happy you have been able to hold him. That was the worst for me when Crew was in the NICU after he was born. I swear once they finally let me hold him & feed him he made so much progress. They need that contact as much as us mommy's do! And yea for those full diapers. Get some rest, girl. Your body & mind needs it. I love you so much. Stay strong. I pray for more good news tomorrow. Hugs from all of us here at the Taysom household!:)

Brooke and Dustin Jackson said...

Praying so hard for Bronson, you and your sweet family.

Thank you for posting... My heart breaks a million times over. Bronson has moved me. He is such a brave little boy.. you are such a brave parent and i feel like you are teaching me how to become a better parent myself.

I'm so sorry for all of this.

You are all in my thoughts, and prayers constantly.

xo

Brooke

Jason and Amy Smith said...

Strangers in Cleveland, Ohio are praying for you and your family right now! I have been waiting for an update... could not get to sleep until I got one... it's 2 AM, and I have my update, so I can get some rest now. Heavenly Father is definitely watching over your family. He hears your prayers. Your faith is amazing, and very contagious. Bless your heart, and your little family. We are praying for you all.

Ruth said...

My heart hurts for you, I cry for your pain. You are in our prayers. I pray you will feel the Lord's peace as only he can give it. Keep putting your trust in him.

Nicole Guerra said...

We are in the bay area, CA. and I just tonight saw a friend post a link to your blog on facebook asking anyone and everyone to pray for your family and little Bronson.....I read it right before our nightly prayers with the kids and we prayed for Bronson and your family. I spent the entire time it took to read all of your blog in tears feeling probably only a speck of what you must be feeling. My heart goes out to you and your family, you will be in our prayers perminently now. Hang in there, I believe in the power of prayer, and I think you have a lot of people praying for you all over the country :)

Mcbride Family said...

Praying for you tonight and always- and fasting for you tomorrow. We'll come drop you off some yummy food for you and matt next week sometime. Hang in there girl. You & matt are so amazing...Bronson is so amazing...

messi girls said...

You are so strong and so brave. All my best to you and your family. much love, Marci Jones Messick (Ed & Alyse Jones' oldest daughter)

Bethany said...

Yay for progress! Slow Quiet days are good, the healing takes time. continuing in prayers for you all!

Wendi said...

Wonderful news about his movement. Oh, that puts a smile in my heart. Hopefully he will keep making wonderful progress as all of our prayers and healing vibes are sent your way. So much love being sent from my family to yours. Stay strong Baby Bronson. You can do this little guy. Many big hugs from So Cal.

Sabra said...

Awake tonight thinking of you. Praying and fasting for you. I remember when Mark's dad was in the hospital after surgery and code blue... for what seemed like weeks he didn't seem to be there. I didn't think that he would ever be able to communicate or be his normal self...With time, he did return. We have since been able to enjoy almost 4 amazing years with him as part of our lives. I fast and pray with much FAITH that Bronson will continue to progress and soon, very soon be able to hold you back and tell you how much he loves you.

PhotoChick said...

Dear Sara,

I want to join Natalie Norton in prayer for your son. I pray for your sweet boy, for your entire family, and especially for you! Blessed are you, Sara, for letting Christ shine in your life in the scarriest of times. BLESS YOUR HEART!

There are so many things I would love to say to you -- in love and in prayer. There just isn't enough space on the internet for all I want to say & pray for you!

Most importantly, please know that Bronson will be in my prayers! I wil PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY for your sweet boy!!!! (that wasn't nearly enough 'prays' by the way) I pray for God's Healing Hand & Touch upon your son. I pray for your Strong Gift from God, and I only dare to imagine how Bronson will surely be uplifted, healed, & made whole!

I'll also be praying for you and your family. May God hold you all as well while Bronson heals! I pray for the minds, bodies, & hearts of the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff helping to care for & treat your son.

May God Bless you and your family, Sara. Bless your hearts! All my love,

Amanda

Shmonae said...

Fast Sunday couldn't have come at a better time :)
We will continue praying.

I pre-apologize for the mini Christmas that was our assigned "dessert" today. You see, Jon and I haven't ever had boys of our own and couldn't wait to send over a few smiles :)

Thank you for sharing your journey. It has already touched so many for good. Your example of strength and love is truly inspiring.

We love you!

Ben said...

Hello,
My wife found your blog through a friend of a friend. I am a Firefighter/Paramedic. I am sitting at the station tonight reading your story. The guys are all asleep, and I am full of tears! I have a 15mo old at home that I will always cherish. Only a parent can understand that feeling. Your story has helped me appreciate the 'simple' things in life. The Lord knows each one of us. Continue to be strong. We are all praying for you and your family.
Texas Fireman

Kassandra Givens said...

Dear Sweet Family,
I do not know you, but found your blog from a friend who expressed heartache and prayers for you. I can't say anything that I'm sure hasn't been said. But my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I prayed to Heavenly Father earlier tonight, to fill my heart with something worthwhile to fast for on Sunday. I know this is why I came across your page. I work in the Cardiac-ICU at UVRMC and my heart goes out to you. I can feel your sweet soul and the love from your heart, and those who love you too... even those of us who do not personally know you. It is spiritual. Sending all my love your way.

With Prayers of Love,
Kassandra

Doodle On Yoo said...

A friend sent me to your blog a few days ago, I have followed it daily. I'm a mother to 4 children and can only imagine the heartache you feel. I attended the Provo temple today. I do not know your last name, but wrote Bronson on the prayer roll. God knows him, even if I don't and he answers prayers. Keep your faith, don't let it slip away. I will continuing praying for your son and your family. Miracles happen to those with the faith that they can.
Chris Ralston
Orem Utah

House of Payne said...

sara- you owe us nothing. although we love to hear the updates...your health and strength come first! so glad to hear of his arm ROM!! Poopy diapers...CELEBRATE...WAHOO!! Still praying hard you guys! we love you!

Sue said...

Take time to rest. That is most important. Today will be another day of faith and fasting for the Staker crew and mighty little Bronson. Love you!

Ashley Abbott said...

You don't know me but I found your blog from a friend of mine. I haven't been able to stop thinking about you and your family! You are an incredible woman! I have been so touched by your experience! I will keep your family in my prayers! I know you don't care about this right now but you are a beautiful writer! You really do have a way with words.

Anonymous said...

Been praying for your little guy. Will continue to hold you all in my prayers. Here's to a Sunday full of SUCCESS for B.

Julie said...

Sara, I know I haven't seen you in a while (one ward away is so far sometimes!), but I wanted to thank you for your courage in sharing your feelings and experiences. I just spent half an hour reading your blog and sobbing uncontrollably. Then I went in and hugged my little one (exactly a month younger than Bronson) even though she was sound asleep. You are touching hundreds of people and I have no doubt that we will all be just a little more watchful, show our love a little more, and someone will be spared going through pain like yours because of what you're doing. Know that our family's prayers are added to the thousands already made on Bronson's behalf.

Scott & Tami said...

I hope Bronson has a wonderful day today. Get some rest Sara! We are all thinking of Bronson and sending positive vibes across the Rockie Mountains.

Mandy said...

I just came across your blog. Please know that my family and I will be praying for Bronson. I've had a critically ill baby but have never been in your shoes. I pray for God to hold you all through this.

Kierstin said...

Hoping and praying with much faith that today will be a wonderful day for sweet Bronson! That is wonderful that he is moving his arms so well!! Way to go buddy! Bronson and every one of you are in our thoughts and prayers continually, and our hearts are with you too...

((((HUGS))))

PMC said...

hope you were able to get sleep. i hope today is the best day ever...and every day is just a little better.

Carly said...

I found your blog through a friend of a friend.

Your family's story really hit home with me. My heart aches.

Neuro injuries are one of the most trying, touch-and-go, unpredictible conditions. My husband had a severe neuro injury after a car accident 5 years ago. He was in a coma for nearly 5 weeks. I understand the glassy-eyed, blank look. There is nothing more heart wrenching than knowing your loved one is there in the room, but not there. Now, 5 years later, my husband has little residual effects of his severe brain injury.

Faith is the only thing that you need. The doctors may give grave news and be pessimistic. But if you and Matt keep the faith, miracles can and WILL happen.

I am praying hard for little Bronson. You have no idea how many lives your story has touched. You have thousands of people praying for you.

Much Love and prayers,
Carly
Phoenix, AZ

The Gathering Place said...

We want you to know that everyone from the old 15th ward is aware and praying for you at this very difficult time. We love your family and hurt with you. I linked your page to my blog, (I hope you donn't mind), but thought the more people praying, the better. We will continue to pray for you all.
JoAnn

Anonymous said...

Another stranger touched by your words of honesty, strenghth, faith, and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your amazing family. Thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us and allowing us to put our faith into use. Much love from California.
Nicole Gillins

Krista said...

That's what I like to hear! Progress and patience. He is quite the poop machine. Good job little man!

Safford AZ said...

Safford Arizona Stake is fasting and praying for little Bronson today! We hope a fast recovery for him, this could happen to any one and we all feel your pain, and are in tears and grief for your family!

Brandi said...

We are all waiting with you, lots of prayer for you today.

Tiffany said...

Praying for you and your family and your sweet boy!!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog while surfing around blogspot and I have been praying for your family ever sense. I hope for a full recovery for your little Bronson.

Scott & Malarie said...

We are praying for your little family!! My heart aches with you reading each post! I so appreciate the genuine way you discuss your situation!!! Thank you for posting! We will continue thinking and praying for you!! Heavenly Father is miraculous and promises great things to the righteous and faithful!!

Anonymous said...

Sara, sending you so much love. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Palmer Family said...

You have no idea who I am but I have been reading your blog. I have 2 little boys 3 and 19 months. When Dillon my littlest was born he had to be at Primarys for 7 weeks in the NICU because of a horrible intestinal infection that is fatal in most preemies. It was the hardest thing so far I have ever had to go through. Just reading your experience has brought back so many memories and feelings. Your beautiful words have strengthened my testimony so much. I have such a testimony of the priesthood and the power of blessings. I know without a doubt that they are what healed my little Dillon. Never give up hope. I will pray for your family and may you feel the peace that I felt from our savior.

Amy said...

Fasting & praying for your little guy today. I know miracles happen!! My daughter at 9 months old went for, I don't know how long, without oxygen. Today she is a happy 18 year old with no effects. She should have died. I know MIRACLES happen. Yes, I blamed myself at the time - but today I don't & the best thing you can do is forgive yourself. We are humans! The Lord is always watching over us & our children. We just have to trust in the Lord and know whatever happens He's in charge and He gives us such profound peace in times of need.

McCabe Madness said...

I wrap you and your family in our prayers. I lift little Bronson to Lord as He holds him and strengthens him. I pray for Bronson's journey and I pray for him to have strength, and I pray for you and your husbands strength. Lord give the doctors the knowledge to continue to work your will and guide their hands and their instruments as they give Bronson the best treatment.

cindi zirilli clapp said...

the bottom line is...it's all about love and trust...believing and hoping...findng ways to accept the unacceptable...trials and tests...but in the end love always finds a way...and i am sending you all of mine...love love love xoxoxo cindi

Sue Gatchell said...

Sara, We are friends of your parents and your extended family here in St. George. The Nelsons are all special people to our family. We are praying for you and your beautiful family. This blog is amazing and has touched my heart. You are all so strong and I know you will get through this! We will pray for more peaceful days for Bronson allowing for those baby steps to full recovery!! Sue and Scott Gatchell

Jodi Mahan - Kennewick WA said...

Your blog has left an imprint on my heart. I dont know you. But I feel your pain. I cant wait to read the blog that says you finally know God's plan. I pray for you and your beautiful family - that you will have the strength to embrace that plan and live the rest of your days as He prescribes. I see in your posts that you truly do embrace the things that matter most! Forgive yourself. And hug that baby again.

We are the Mayletts said...

Still praying for Bronson. Keep being strong Matt and Sara.
-The Mayletts

Anonymous said...

You con't know me, I'm Sean Lorscheider's Aunt but I know your heart as a mother. I can tell you are a wonderful mother and that an accident can happen to any of us within a split second. Your faith and testimony of God touched me deeply. I WILL pray for you and your beautiful family. It is a miracle we are all joined by you right now. God Bless!!

Ashby Family said...

Sara, You continue to inspire me with your undying faith and beautiful words. I know how hard this is to watch a son fight for his life. We did it with our son a few years back. Primary children's hospital is an amazing place! I spent many a night there myself feeling just like you. You are being blessed by a loving Heavenly Father and He is listening, comforting, and sending miracles your way. Good will come from this experience. But as the days pass remember how much you are loved and how precious you are. My prayers are with you and I wish you all the best. Wait with faith...

Peg Lewis said...

Your gift of eloquent and open sharing has gathered the prayers of thousands around your baby boy. Last night as we prayerfully considered the purpose of today's fast - we do have many things we could fast for - Elder Lewis said, Elder Cotton's grandson. And of course I agreed. We thank you for sharing your son and your experience with us. I trust mightily in proxy work, including the literal bearing of one another's burdens, and I am honored with the trust you've placed in us all to do that for you without fear of judgment. That takes a brave woman, and that courage is what brings all these good things to Bronson, along with the Priesthood that stands behind it all. Hugs.

stephanie said...

We also are praying so hard for Bronson, you and your sweet family. Your story has touched my life...you and your husband are great examples to all. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

xoxo

stephanie

Jill said...

Prayers and fasting dedicated to sweet Bronson...

I echo Janae's comment; thank you for sharing your journey, and so very much more.

Love you

Darcie said...

I'm sending lots of prayers and love to Bronson, you and your sweet family.

Thank you for sharing your story. I'll squeeze my little ones a little longer today.

Rebecca said...

My seminary teacher shared your story with us in class and I was very impressed by your strength, your sons strength, and the strength of your family. Thank you for sharing your story and keeping everyone updated on the progress of your little boy. You and your son are in my heart and prayers, along with the hearts of so many people that have just heard your story through others but don't know you personally. Hoping for th best!

Anonymous said...

You are very lucky to have a man to stand beside you, with you and for you. You are bleased to have Matt and he does understand. Talk to him about his feeling too. Me and my son will add your family to our prayer.
Jessica

Cathy said...

You don't know us but I have been following your blog since last Tuesday. It has consumed my thoughts and prayers. We are fasting for Bronson and your family today. Praying and hoping for miracles to be poured out among you all. We just read Moroni 7 this morning and have been given a renewed hope that if we have faith miracles will happen. I have no doubt that this is true. Thank you for sharing your lives with us, it has changed ours forever.

Lindsay said...

Stumbled across Natalie Norton's Blog a few weeks ago. She inspired me so. I have since been visiting her posts and came across her prayers on your behalf. I spent the better part of my night reading of your blessings, strength, and the miracles that have already passed.
I felt very selfish just laying in my own bed when I had three little ones just down the hallway. Eyes filled with tears and gratitude, I curled up next to my 2 year old baby. Pretty sure he woke up with soggy hair as my prayers for your family consisted of many tears!
I fasted for you...
My prayers belong to you and your family.
Lindsay Brandt

The Queen Vee said...

The power and majesty of the Lord fell on us the past two days leaving us with 33 inches of spectacular snow. Today the sun is out, the skies are blue and the view just takes your breath away. Sara and Matt, you are going through a gigantic storm but I have faith that sun will come out and shine on you and Bronson too. As I shoveled and shoveled snow for hours I continually thought of your sweet Bronson and the huge storm that you are in the midst of, our prayers continue on his behalf and yours also.

Anonymous said...

I read you entire blog this morning and am so thankful to you for sharing your story and pain. I have had a hard year but nothing compared to your last week. It really put things into perspective for me. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. After reading your story, I will never look at my kids the same. I feel like I have had my eyes closed the past year. You have opened them and shown me what really is important. Don't blame yourself. God has a plan for everyone of his children. We just have to have the faith to go with that plan and no matter what happens, this life is just a spec of whay is to come. Your family is in my prayers and I hope for the best.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across your blog while looking on babycenter. I am a mom of 3 boys. My twins are only a few weeks older than Bronson. Your story hit me hard. I will be praying for Bronson and your family. I will check your blog daily to keep track of his progress. I know deep in my heart that he is going to do very well. One of my twins had a 6 month hospital stay and while it is very tough it is great knowing that they are in the best hands. I'm glad you are having a positive experience with the doctors and nurses. Please stay strong for your little guy. He sounds like such a little fighter. My heart goes out to you!
Dawn

Neff III family said...

I found out about what's happening to your family through a friend. I am heartbroken for you, and hopeful everyday that there is good news. I went running yesterday in the rain and prayed for your family. I wanted to do something for you. I wanted to give you something. I wanted to take away some of your pain. Anything to help you. But the Spirit said to me, You can Pray. And so I have been. All the time. I don't even know you but I love you for all you are as a mother, wife, and daughter of God. Give my love to Baby B. Hang in there.
Love, Michelle

Karolina said...

Your story really touched me, tears have been running down my face while reading your blog - which I found through a friend. I am truly hoping and praying for the best for your son and family. Love from lds strangers in Oslo, Norway

Walden Family said...

Your story has truly touched me like it has so many other people! My prayers are with you and your wonderful family. You are an amazing mother, and the hope and faith that you have is truly an inspiration to me. I hope you don't mind, but your story inspired me so much that I wanted to share it on my blog! tntwalden.blogspot.com
From sister to sister, and both daughters of our Heavenly Father please remember that you are loved and that we are praying for you always!
The walden Family
Gilbert, AZ

mizkylie said...

Praying fervently and with love for you and your family. You are such an example to me of faith in God and I cannot thank you enough for your words, I do not even know you and I love your family. Loves, hugs, prayers and faith to you from my family! Love, The Schraders

Anonymous said...

You will never know the impact you opening up your story and sharing it will impact thousands of women that have or could easily have found them selves in your situation. I am a mother of 3 boys and am eternally grateful for a wake-up call to remember to cherish every second. I have and will continue to pray for your little man. I am amazed by your strength.
Draper, Ut

Anonymous said...

you don't know me but I am blessed to know you. Your not a stranger to me because you have opened your heart to those who need to hear your words, that is me. I am a mother and that is enough to love you and feel your raw pain. My prayers are with you and your family and the warrior who is "B"

Nicole Foster said...

Reading your blog from Michigan. So sorry to hear about your little Bronson. I've been praying for you and your family and especially for little Bronson. I couldn't help but think of you all this morning in church as we sang:

You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
Your are God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne
You are God alone

Praying for comfort for you and your family and for a reminder that God is in control and has your little Bronson in his care.

Sincerely,
Nicole

Jessica N. said...

I've been praying for your son and your family.

Erika and family said...

Another stranger reading your blog. I am a mother of 2 from Idaho. I found your blog through a cousin's friend and have been reading your amazing story. I am so touched by your faith and strength and know that the Lord is as well. I fast and prayed for you and your family today, especially for your little boy. I hope and pray that he continues to make good strides and continues to recover. My thought and prayers are with you always as I am anxiously awaiting another update.

"I will not doubt, I will not fear; God's love and strength are always near.
His promised gift helps me to find an inner strength and peace of mind.
I give the Father willingly my trust, my prayers, humility.
His spirit guides; His love assures that fear departs when faith endures"
Hymn #128

Keep the FAITH and know our prayers are with you!

Angie said...

We haven't met but I've been touched by your story and have been praying for your little guy. Thanks for sharing.

Char said...

You don't know me but my friend directed me to your blog after I had just told her the story of my 18 month old twin girls who had a close call in the bathtub the day after Bronson's accident. I didn't walk out of the bathroom, I trusted my 9 year old and 6 year old to put a little water in the tub and watch them for 7 minutes until I got upstairs. When I got upstairs both my older girls were not in the bathroom and the water was all the way up to the top of the tub. Both babies were crying and shaken up but both were standing up in the water and okay. But the what ifs have haunted me and it really became real to me the next day when I read about Bronson.

I can't even tell you the heartache and pain that I have felt for you over the past week. I think that your story has really put into perspective for all of us moms and dads what really matters and not to chance anything in life. I can only pray for you and have faith that the Savior knows your pain and knows what you and your family need at this time.

Please just know that your story has made us all think twice before leaving our children in the bath and you will, I am sure, save many lives because of your experience.

Hil said...

fasting for baby Bronson today...

About Us said...

Oh, how I feel for you. :( I haven't been able to read everything yet, but I hope all has worked out with the detective. I pray that Bronson continues to improve and that your family is made stronger and closer through all this.

www.colesfoundation.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sara,

I do not know you or your family but I came across your blog through a friend. My heart is so full right now.

I am not a mom yet due to our fertility issues but I have a 2 year old nephew whom I love like my own. I can't even imagine the grief you have experienced because I can't imagine anything happening to my Tate.

I just wanted you to know that you have lots of prayers from people who you have never met. We pray for your Bronson to heal, for your family to heal, for your heart to heal.

Love and prayers,
Danielle Hall
Riverton, UT

ferfischer said...

I am thinking about you and your family. My daughter, 11 months old at the time, choked on a piece of diced fruit. She too stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest. Except we knew from MRI that her brain was damaged. It has been a little over a year from our accident, and little Cici gets a little better every day, but she has a severe anoxic brain injury. I will hope and think every day that your little B will recover fully and completely, because this journey is very hard. But, even if he doesn't, you are NOT alone. I have been where you have been, and I have some of the same feelings you have. Know that from one family who has survived tragedy to another, we are sending all positive thoughts to you.

Shmonae said...

Sarah,
You would have been all puffed up and proud today if you saw your son bare his testimony in church.( I am sure you are anyway). He was so gracious and strong as he reported on Bronson and the progress he has made. All of the boys looked so precious in their little suits. They made sure they came and thanked us for the little treats we brought them last night. How is it that your boys brought ME happiness today? They were angels. I had to chuckle as they left the church and were teasing each other. My girls tease in a different way, mostly cat fights and whining... I was so happy to see Allie with them. You could tell they felt comfortable and at home with her. What a blessing. Our ward family fasted and prayed for you today, as did thousands of other people. I hope you feel of our love and support.
Thank you for being you :)

The Sweet Petes said...

I am another person who is a friend of a friend of a friend of yours. I read your entries last night and was incredibly touched by your honesty, faith, and diligence. In my prayers at night, I added your sweet little one and all of your family to my fast. I will continue to pray for Bronson and all of your family!

Christina said...

I stumbled upon your blog last night and have been praying for you and Bronson ever since! We will continue to pray for you all and watch for updates. Please know you have touched us and made us appreciate our children even more.

Christina and family in MA

Alicia said...

Dear Sara,
I found your blog from a blog of a friend of a friend of a friend. I have been reading and sobbing all morning for you.
I want you to know that our prayers are with you and your sweet, darling boy. I am also a mother of 4 precious children. I can only imagine the grief and anxiety you must feel.
We will pray and continue to pray for your family. Thank you for being so honest and brave and thorough in your blogging. It helps bring perspective to a lot of us, who, I'm sure are less than grateful for our children on some days. On the days when the permanent marker makes an appearance on every available space on the wall, or when the bickering and nagging and whining and fighting never seems to end. But I am hugging my little ones tighter and longer. And I'm drinking in all those precious moments knowing so acutely how richly blessed I am. So thank you! And may God bless you and your family!
Alicia
Okinawa, Japan

Anonymous said...

My heart and prayers are wrapped to you and your family tonight! You are an amzingly strong woman...your son is the same! Miracles can and DO happen! I pray this little guy fights the fight and comes out on top! Faith and prayer is the main thing right now! I suffered a severe brain injury 8 years ago, I firmly believe my situation is what it is from prayer. You literally have the wrold praying for you.

Thank you for blogging this, as a crazy,. busy mom of 3, I need to remember this could be about my son that everyone is reading about. We are all only human and this could happen to any of us at any moment. Thanks for your courage to tell all of us to take a time out. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

dcprattfamily said...

I found your blog through a few friends on FB. The experiences you have shared, and the out pouring of prayers on your sons behalf, demonstrate that so many still believe, and have faith in God. I too, like so many others will pray for strength and comfort for you and your family.

Birchall Family said...

Once again you don't know me but your sweet family has been in our thoughts and prayers for a week now. My whole family and extended family fasted on your Sweet Bronson's behalf today.
My little boy that spent 3 months at Primarys was actually in their family/staff newsletter this week there at PCMC. He is on page 5, Mikey Birchall. Anyway, just know that you are all in our prayers!! Glad to hear the progress on Bronson.

Becky Wertz said...

here is to hoping you get rest and peace. What mircles your baby boy is causing around the world. as always hugs and prayers to you and yours

Anonymous said...

I, like many, do not know you and have never met you. I was moved to tears after reading about your tragedy and hope you feel God's mercy and strength. I am praying and will continue to pray for healing for your family. I also have a 13 month old daughter, and because of your story, I will always take bathtub and water time in general more seriously. I can't even imagine the heartache you are feeling. God will wrap his arms around your family and hold you lovingly in his arms. Please know sharing this story has touched and saved many lives.

Deseri said...

I just want you to know that your sweet baby Bronson and your family have been in our prayers and our family dedicated our fast today for Bronson's recovery. I believe in miracles; we have a son who is a constant reminder to us that Heavenly Father listens and hears our prayers as he was nearly taken from us when he was born. We will continue to keep Bronson in our prayers and that you and your family will continue to have the strength and courage needed to help him with his recovery. From the Montgomery Family in Yuma, Arizona

Trayanna said...

Dear Sara, Matt, Kaden, Trevan, Daynen and Bronson,

I am a 27-year-old woman in Charlotte, NC following your heart-wrenching story and I want to know how I can help. I saw that there is a Wells Fargo account set up for you. How can I donate? My email address is Trayanna.Dickens@gmail.com if you or anyone who knows can please email donation information, I'd appreciate it. I volunteer in the pediatric hospital here and talk with grief-striken parents about their ordeals weekly and it helps me remember to cherish every moment. I pray daily for Bronson and I want this blog (by the way, you are an AMAZING writer)to have a very happy ending.

Love,
Trayanna

Holly said...

Bishop Staker (your father-in-law) has been our Bishop until just recently and we have loved him and Sister Staker for all of their service to us. We were devastated last Saturday when we heard the news of their little grandson. We gathered together as a family immediately and prayed for him to be healed and your family to be comforted. We have continued to pray for little Bronson and we fasted as a family for him today. We have faith and hope that he will be healed!

Dria said...

PLEASE tell me they have put him into hyperbaric oxygen therapy-
push for it-- truly-- push.
Our son went without proper oxygenation for 17 minutes after he was born- he didn't have a hyperbaric chamber. When he was 10 I went to seminars about HBOT therapy He had 120 treatment when he was 11 years old- he had very positive affects- I only wish we had had it right after the lack of oxygen-- PLEASE check it out- do not let the drs poo-poo it.

Arizona Mamma said...

Praying for you and your family with tears in my eyes. I am a mother, and this is a huge reminder to slow down. Laundry will wait, toys can lay on the floor. It's no consolation to you, but perhaps you have been a needed reminder for a lot of moms around the world.

P.S. I read your previous words where you said "do not sugar coat..." I can honestly say I would feel the same way in your shoes. But on this side of things, I don't sit here with a pointing finger, I simply feel an ache in my heart for what you all are going through. Praying that your son is healed completely. Loving him from afar.

The Whitmore's said...

O....sweet family I've never met before! Please know that there is another family....far from yours (in Redmond, Washington) that is praying for your precious little Bronson. My heart broke last night as I read your blog.....realizing that this could happen to any of us! THANK YOU for sharing your experiences! THANK YOU for increasing my faith and for making me think about every precious moment we have with our children.

Your an amazing family and I know Heavenly father is watching over your little Bronson! You will continue to be the prayers of the Whitmore family! Wishing you lots of comfort and miracles! Love----Amy Whitmore

Anonymous said...

Still praying for Bronson. We are thinking of you.

From Minnesota.

Jamie Y said...

Sending prayers from Arizona...

LoriH said...

Bronson is an angel. We pray for him many times thoughout the day. We love you and your family.
Hang in there, hang on to your faith I pray a miricle is just around the corner.
lots of love
Lori and Raul Hevia
st. george, Ut

Marla said...

Praying for your family. . .

Diane Feinauer said...

Miracles Happen. Everyday. We are surrounded by them. I've seen them, I know it to my core, I live with one- my Jacob who is now 5. I have walked those same cold and lonely hallways of the PCMC PICU filled with fear, but there are many many miracles that have occurred there. Five years ago, my son was one of them. I have FAITH that your Bronson is one. Sending prayers of miracles your way.

The Feinauer Family
Salt Lake City, UT

"With great love, there are the greatest of miracles" Unknown.

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Melinda and Jeff Dalebout said...

Sara,
You are one of the most talented women I know and your blog brings that out. Wow, what an amazing account of things going on. You have made me cry, you have made me hold my babies, and most importantly you have strengthened my testimony. Thank you for taking the time to make an account of everything, I hope it will bring you peace. We are praying for Bronson and your entire family.

papa said...

We have included Bronson in our prayers....for that miracle, and for your continued strength and reliance on Heavenly Father during this time.

Kuulei, Honolulu, Hawaii

Robert & Jasmin dey said...

Praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

One minute at a time is all we can do!! You are in my prayers. Wanted to thank you for reminding me to cherish my little ones, life is so precious and you reminded me of that today. So thank you! My eleven year old and I read your story in tears, and we are praying for you.

With love from Boston MA

Joel and Carrie said...

I heard about your family through a friend. My thoughts are with you. I appreciate the touching words you so eloquently write of your life experience. This lesson will not be in vain as you are changing people with each post, each sentence, each word. Thank you for reminding me what is most important, who is truly worth my time, where my thoughts need to be, and how I can be inspired. All my hope lies with you and your family!
Carrie, Utah

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but I just found out about your situation from another blogger and wanted you to know that our family is praying for your son's health as well as for you and the rest of your family to find comfort in these difficult times. Thank you for sharing your experience. Your testimony is so strong and I really admire that. The Lord will take care of your family.

~Love and prayers from Provo, UT

Trishelle said...

Sara, I happened upon your blog as I've been following another. Please know that we are praying for you and your sweet family. When I asked my 8 year old daughter what she was fasting for this morning, she replied that she was fasting for your son.

We will continue to pray and fast and pray some more.

Love,
The Duncan Family
Jacksonville, Florida

Mom22Paynes said...

You are all constantly on my mind and in my heart. Literally all the time. I feel I am constantly saying a prayer in my heart for all of you, and I have cried tears nearly every day for you. I am so glad that you have the gospel and our Heavenly Father to lean on through this all.

This song has gotten me through some rough nights in years past:

Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
The day is past and gone;
The shadows of the evening fall;
The night is coming on.
Within my heart a welcome guest,
Within my home abide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide,
And lone will be the night
If I cannot commune with thee,
Nor find in thee my light.
The darkness of the world, I fear,
Would in my home abide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
Thy walk today with me
Has made my heart within me burn,
As I communed with thee.
Thy earnest words have filled my soul
And kept me near thy side.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.

Love, Rachel Payne (married to Boyd)

Traci said...

WE love you so much and thought about you all day! I've got little D tomorrow and the big boys after school! I will do my best to speak in my sweetest voice and channel your love to them! It is your place to be with Bronson, but know we all are loving and supporting you down here! Keep being strong, draw from our prayers and support! You are helping so many, thank you for giving us the opportunity to help as well! Love from the Maglebys!

Keri said...

Prayers are for your family from ours in Ogden, UT. Things are looking good and I pray that they'll only continue....

Joe said...

I am a stranger, but I have been touched by your story and am praying for your son. I hold my children and cherish them. Thank you for sharing your story. God bless your entire family. Miracles do happen and I pray for a miracle for your Baby B.

Victoria Harris Photography said...

Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way for comfort and health. Stay strong :) Miracles do happen

Stephanie said...

I too am a stranger....a friend on FB suggested I join in on "Prayers for Bronson". I was a nurse at PCMC in the NICU for several years and wish I could walk over to the PICU and give you a big hug. Hang in there! Your Heavenly Father loves you. Your pain is almost tangible to all of us who have read your story....I hope the love we are all extending is tangible to you. HUGS! Stephanie from AZ

Bowen and Shaelyn Summer said...

Our prayers are with you, little B, and your family. God Bless!

Carlie said...

My parents are in your ward. I live four hours away and my parents don’t get to visit with their grandson as often as they would like. Bronson is a gift from heaven for them. They love watching Bronson run around the foyer at church, and chuckle knowing their grandson is doing the same.

We pray for your entire family as you go through this earthly trial. We will say a special prayer tonight, asking for the Lord’s help as the doctors remove Bronson’s breathing tube.

Bronson…keep fighting…my parents can’t wait to see you running around again.

Anonymous said...

You know I am a mom of two great kids and I could have never imagine leaving my children in the bathtub and leave them unattended. I feel really bad for your son and your other 3 son's for having to witness this tragic moment. As a mother you should feel very ashamed of yourself. God punishes those who hurt his children and that you have done. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!

Meagan said...

I read a previous comment and my heart breaks that you have to read that... God is a loving God, you are is Daughter, he has suffered with you and for you. We all make mistakes and God is there to love and support you. I want you to know that you, your family and baby Bronson are being prayed for. Know that your loving Heavenly Father is sitting there next to you with his arms outstretched holding you up in your time of need. My little 6 year old even remembers little Bronson in her every prayer. Thank you for this blog. Sending love and prayers your way.
Meagan Cedar Hills, UT

Babata said...

Thinking of you and praying for your family!

Anonymous said...

I think their family is being punished enough. I can't believe anyone would be so heartless as to write that to a grieving mother. What's wrong with you?

Anonymous said...

God also punishes people who judge others. To whoever wrote that awful comment, shame on you. Everyone makes mistakes, Everyone.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the person who wrote that horribly hurtful comment has never made a mistake.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous -

You are right, God does punish those who hurt his children and guess what?? SARA is HIS CHILD and YOU have HURT HER!!! In your own words, "That you have done, SHAME ON YOU!!!" She made a mistake and is suffering pain that you obviously are unable to understand and God loves her and is providing her with the love and peace she is seeking to find from Him. You are choosing not to follow our Savior, but to willingly and deliberately hurt one of His. Sara is God's sweet and cherished daughter and the feelings you have expressed do not come from Him. Please get on your knees and beg Him for forgiveness and understanding. It seems that you may need the prayers of all of these wonderful people as well. We all have our own journeys through life and it is our job to uplift and love one another . . . NEVER to judge.
P.S. Love you Sara . . . praying for sweet B.

Anonymous said...

We are all just humans. We are not perfect. God understands this. He knows that we will make mistakes, we have to in order to learn from them. Shame on You commentor from above. Shame on you for passing judgement on this woman who obviously loves her children with all of her heart. Shame on you for taking a stab like that at another human being who is going through this horrible tragedy. I will not place judgement upon you but do hope that your heart will be softened and that you will understand this womans pain.

Sara, So many of us could be in your shoes right now. We are mothers who care about our children but tend to get caught up in the daily chores that life gives to us. We would never in a million years do things intentionally that would hurt our children. We simply just get caught up in the moment. We are just human. Please keep choosing faith and do not even take a second glance at the comment from the woman above. Most of us understand that forgiveness is a huge part of gods plan. Your family is constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

Alicia said...

I don't know you but I wanted to let you know that I am praying for your son and so are many of my friends.

Angie said...

From one mom to another ... sending lots of love and hugs to you this evening. P.R.A.Y.I.N.G. for Baby B and your family. Hoping you were able to hold him again this weekend. xoxoxoxxo

Brittany said...

My love and prayers are with you and your family. I know that the Lord is watching over your sweet baby boy. Your faith is so inspiring and reading your words makes me want to be a better person. Thank you and may God bless you.

Brittany Griffiths
Lehi, UT

Anonymous said...

To Annoymous blogger above,

"An incorrect judgment, judgement at all, will lead one far astray in interpreting Scripture."- annoymous

Hmmm, I wonder if your "great" kids are learning to be judgemental, heartless, and unnurturing as you have proven your self to be?

How dare you come to Sara's blog and write that to her. After all she has been through? I'm not sure how you will sleep with yourself tonight...

PhotoChick said...

Sara,

Still praying for Bronson, you, and the whole family! I have encouraged my loved ones to join me in prayer for your little one... And I know countless others are joining in as well! Your little boy is surely one of the most LOVED and PRAYED FOR little person in the whole world right now! Love and Blessings,

Amanda

Judi said...

dear matt and sara and boys...

I stumbled across your blog and Bronson's update from a friend of mine who asked people to pray. we live in Australia and just wanted you to know that a minute ago me and my 3 little boys said a prayer for your family and Bronson. We will continue to pray and believe that our God, Jehovah Rapha, The Healer, will touch Bronson's body and restore him back to full health and full healing. i cannot imagine what these days have been like for you and what still lays ahead. But know there is a family in Australia thinking and praying, interceding and believing on your behalf.

Jennifer Quinn said...

Sara,

With so much on your mind, there is no way you could do this -- but if you think of it, perhaps you could block anonymous comments? People are so cruel when there is no accountability.

You have so many people who are praying for you and your family -- so many mother's who have made errors in judgement, get distracted, or be overwhelmed by life, only to realize how incredibly lucky they were to have their child/ren spared.

May God continue to bless you and keep you and your sweet little family.

<3 Jennifer

Amy said...

We fasted and prayed for Bronson today. Your story has touched me and your little boy has been in my prayers constantly. Thank you for sharing your story with us and for turning so many of our hearts to God. What an amazing little boy. You all are in our prayers and in our hearts.

Amy
Irvine, CA

Brady and Rachel said...

We'll patiently wait and wait and wait. Prayers continually coming your way. Glad to hear some progress. Keep fighting little man! You are doing AWESOME!!! You are SO STRONG!

The Porter's said...

Your strength as a mother in this sad time is amazing, I pray that you have nothing but strengh to get through another day. That little boy knows how amazing you. I'll keep your family in our prayers.

Brittney Porter
AZ


I CAN DO HARD THINGS "In the strength of the Lord I can do all thing."
Elaine S. Dalton

mrs boo radley said...

Oh my...my prayers are lifted up for you and your sweet boy. You have great faith and an incredible spirit and you are such a HUMBLE writer. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. May you be blessed.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family! I hope that his will is your will and that sweet baby Bronson will be whole again!

Shauna Quintero said...

I've been where you are. My son, Christian, nearly drowned about 7 months ago. Your Bronson reminds me so much of him. My Christian also has anoxic brain injury and they were able to see the damage on the MRI.

Hold tight to your faith because that and God is what I clung to for that first week.

The blank stare is hard but it will go away with time. It will get better.

God bless you and your family!

Becca and Jared Anderson said...

I have two beautiful children, a four year old daughter, and a two year old little boy. I love my children more than anything in the world. They truly are the apple of my eye, the beat of my very heart, and the love and joy of my life. I would do anything for them and give my life for them in a second. My thoughts are of them, and my life is for them. They complete me.

I have on more than one occasion walked out of the bathroom during bath time, to grab pajamas, or a diaper, or lotion, or a towel, not to be negligent, but because I plan on being gone only for seconds or for a moment. How quickly I am learning that things can happen in an instant.

I was devastated and heartbroken when I heard about Bronson. My heart goes out to you Sara--more than you could ever know, and my heart goes out to Bronson--precious sweet baby boy. My heart stopped when I read your story because I imagined myself like I have done many times before, walking out of the bathroom for a moment, but instead of returning to my babies laughing and playing with rubber duckies, returning to a horrible nightmare. I can honestly say that I will never leave the bathroom again, not for anything. Thank you for sharing your story with us, even though it is painfully your reality right now. You have changed so many lives--you have changed mine. Thank you.

I have a testimony of my Heavenly Father and our Savior. I know our father is a loving, merciful father. He tenderly takes us each in the hollow of his hands when we need him most, and his arms are always outstretched, reaching for us, no matter what we do. He loves us each individually. He knows us, each on a personal basis. He knows we are human, and we make mistakes. We are supposed to. This is how we learn and this is how we grow. That is why we are here--to have human experiences, to taste of joy and pain, and happiness and sorrow. We are here to learn, to grow, and to love others--to help others. We are commanded to love others. It is the second greatest commandment, next to loving the Lord Thy God, being the first commandment.

In regards to the comment above about a punishing God (left at 10:46PM tonight), it should be taken as nothing more than a grain of salt. The fact that it is anonymous, shows a lack of responsibility or ownership for one's own opinion or comment. Such a bold comment would carry more validity if the author stamped it with their name at the bottom. The lack of claiming or taking ownership for this comment deems it as meaningless, and lacking truth. I suspect the comment was left not to inform others of pertinent information, true opinion, or scripture, but to stir all types of emotions, mostly negative--which is unproductive essentially. This person was trying to take attention away from what is most important here, progress updates, support, and love, and turn it on themselves, making a negative comment, hoping to get negative comments back, which is selfish and again unproductive. I truly suspect this person isn't a mother at all, but more an individual that wants to turn a positive supportive base into a negative argumentative base, turning the focus, which is again unproductive and selfish, and is also something I will never fully understand.

Sara--I am still praying for your miracle! Keep up the faith, and know that hundreds and thousands are praying for your family, and for your precious little boy! I am pleading with our father every night, and will be tonight, and many nights to come, for the full healing of baby Bronson as a friend you have never met, as a mother, and as a heavenly sister.

Much love,
Becca Anderson

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say something to the Anonymous person who said some awful things, but I won't. I'll sign my name at the end of this because I feel that Sara and her family are inspiring and I can't remember my login. I can feel her love for her children and her husband. I haven't seen or heard from Sara since Jr. High, but she was sweet then and she is today. Our whole family is praying for Bronson. Many friends are praying for him. God's will is what we have to look forward to. I've never met Bronson, but now I feel a connection that so many others feel. Thank you Sara for your posts and your honesty.

Alex Fox

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say something to the Anonymous person who said some awful things, but I won't. I'll sign my name at the end of this because I feel that Sara and her family are inspiring and I can't remember my login. I can feel her love for her children and her husband. I haven't seen or heard from Sara since Jr. High, but she was sweet then and she is today. Our whole family is praying for Bronson. Many friends are praying for him. God's will is what we have to look forward to. I've never met Bronson, but now I feel a connection that so many others feel. Thank you Sara for your posts and your honesty.

Alex Fox

Rachal Perry said...

I live in Western Australia, the furtherst state in Australia from anywhere in the world, and I have an amazing tale to tell.

Today I was in the doctors, and two elderly laides and a younger lady were sitting in the chairs behind me. I heard them talking about "a tragic accident in the states where a child had drowned in the bath" The young lady was telling this to the elderly ladies and mentioned that the young mother was updating her blog so family and friends could get information quickly.

Of course I asked if she was talking about little Bronson, and Sara his mum, and of course, she was.

To cut a long story short, there were tears, all around.

In a little waiting room, near Perth, Western Australia, Bronson had touched the lives of 4 ladies who were moved to tears.
But as women, you touch us too Sara, because each of us can relate. We multitask because it's the only way we can get anything done.

How vital a lesson you have showed each of us, and how many lives have now been saved because of your bravery in telling your candid story.

DO NOT listen to one anonymous person who hasn't the guts to take responsibility for their comments, their ignorance and judgement.

And know that literally, in every corner of the globe, you, Bronson and your family are in our thoughts and hearts....

With love from Australia
Rachal Perry

Mandy said...

Like many others, I have found your blog through a friend of a friend. Thank you Thank you Thank you for sharing your heartbreaking and miraculous story. Of course I realize that me, a woman from Vernal, Utah cannot even begin to comfort you... but I want to say I'm so very sorry and you are in our prayers.

I can't even begin to understand what you are going through, but please know that your story is touching lives EVERYWHERE and we all feel like little Bronson is our boy too! My husband and I have both read your story and it started a huge discussion between us of how easy it is to take simple things for granted. We have one son, 7, and we cannot have anymore. Trust me, we held him a little tighter tonight and told him how amazing and special he was to us. You are an amazing mother and Heavenly Father knows it! Bronson is a very special spirit and people are feeling his strength from all ends of the Earth! How lucky you are to be the Mother of a little boy that is having such an impact on the entire world. Reminds me of another mother of a very special son.... What was her name? Oh yah, Mary.

Give "our boy" a big love from Mandy and Brett from Vernal!

again, thank you so much for sharing this story!

I love you!!!!

Brad and Hailey said...

I was so sorry to hear about your little boy and the heartbraking experience that you have had as a family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

I know you have heard many people's stories of their experience at PCMC but one thing I learned quickly after living there for days is that if I am not healthy and I am not emotionaly strong for my child then I am no use to them. My daughter needed me not to cry when things hurt but to be strong and hold her hand through it all. Your child needs you to be able to do that too.

Good luck. I pray for your son and your family every day. Miracles do happen.

Brad and Hailey said...

I was so sorry to hear about your little boy and the heartbraking experience that you have had as a family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

I know you have heard many people's stories of their experience at PCMC but one thing I learned quickly after living there for days is that if I am not healthy and I am not emotionaly strong for my child then I am no use to them. My daughter needed me not to cry when things hurt but to be strong and hold her hand through it all. Your child needs you to be able to do that too.

Good luck. I pray for your son and your family every day. Miracles do happen.

Torman said...

I do not know you but I am blown away by your story and your honesty throughout. (in a good way) In a world were so many people are trying to place blame anywhere but on their self, it is so amazing to me that you do not. I read your blog last night. Today I have a new out look on my entire life and I feel I will never look at my 3 small children the same. Thank you for what you are doing. I saw myself in you as you talked about how you got distracted. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. What a tough little man.

Brent and Shalamar said...

http://tarrywiththeterrys.blogspot.com/2010/02/cherish-every-moment.html

Anonymous said...

Hi, you dont know me. I used to live next door to Russ & Megan when they lived in MIchigan. I heard about Bronson from their Facebook pages. My heart breaks every time i read you blog. I do not have any children but i am 18 years old and i have a 3 year old baby sister and i can not imagine what you and your family are going through. My heart goes out to you and your family! I hope Bronson pulls through, you have a Beautiful little boy! Me and my family are praying for him! (also do not listen to what that horrible person said, people make mistakes everyday & he has no right to judge)

Good luck! Miracles do happen!

Mom22Paynes said...

Regarding the anonymous "Shame On You" comment..... I thought to myself, when hearing of Sara's tragic accident, and then reading it, "what mom out there HASN'T done exactly what she has done?! Leave the child for a moment with distractions" And literally every mother I have shared this story with has said the same thing, without me even mentioning my thoughts first... out of their mouths "wow! I've done that!" or "what mom hasn't done that?!" or "I am sure that every mom has done that!"

It is unfortunate that a person feels guile enough in their own life to spew those cruel accusations and judgements.

Much love to you, Sara. You are an amazing woman, who I believe God knows very well. I truly believe the he knew this trial would befall you while here on earth. I truly believe there were reasons for it. I believe this trial of yours has strengthened so many people across the globe in ways they probably REALLY needed. I believe there are people out there touched by your story that have grown closer to our Heavenly Father because of it. I believe there are people out there that weren't sure about their spirituality until hearing your story. This is what some people needed. I am sure there are people that are appreciating their own children all the more right now. I don't know all of His reasons for having you all go through this trial, but I still believe that it was His plan for many reasons.

I pray you find comfort and continue your faith. You are so fortunate to have such wonderful support in the arms of your eternal companion, and all of those wonderful family and friends that are holding you up, including the hands of our Heavenly Father.

♥ Rachel Payne

{jane} said...

waiting kinda sucks.

to put it bluntly.

i guess we all needed to learn a little patience, bronson is truly the example of that right now.

bless him.