Friday, February 12, 2010

Coming home...

I type with one hand while I hold him...
as he helps every so often from my lap.
fedasx
There that was from him.
We just wanted to share more amazing news!
We are going home today!
HOME!
They see no reason to keep him!
When they discharged us from PICU to NTU yesterday,
there was talk of sending us home.
But they wanted to watch his pneumonia one more night
and so we stayed.
He slept on my chest all night, wanting his mommy.
Forgiveness is sweet.
We are heading to an Physical and Occupational Therapy Session this morning
at the hospital's Rehabilitation Gym.
Then we will say good-bye to beloved friends,
pack up the zoo of assorted new bedtime pals and come home with out little miracle.
Just wanted you to know what your prayers have done.
Words are utterly useless.
None sufficient to express relief and gratitude of this magnitude.
But thank you.
THANK YOU.

127 comments:

Tricia said...

I am glad he is going home. Maybe you can all get some much needed rest. I will pray that his healing continues. May God bless you and yours.

ashley g said...

yay!!! so happy!

Dawne said...

So glad to hear. I've been following throughout this ordeal and watched your news interviews. I'm so grateful for the blessing you have receieved and that your sweet baby will be fine. Best wishes.

Brooke said...

Wow!!! Amazing, beautiful, wonderful, joy, happiness......all the words that come to me while I type this. Our GOD is an awesome GOD and your miracle baby is proof. This is a happy day and forgiveness is wonderful. Praying for you!

Mustang65 said...

What wonderful news!! An amazing blessing. I'm sure B's brothers will be beside themselves to have him and mom and dad home. Hopefully you can have a quiet connecting weekend.

Ryan & Amanda said...

That is wonderful, the news the "there is no reason to keep" your child is the best there is!

Peg Lewis said...

How amazingly quickly things change! And how glad we are for you. We'll be watching and waiting for all the good news to follow. Love from B1.

onceapickle said...

Oh, Sara! Best news ever. Chris and I watched you, Bronson and Matt on the news last night and literally wept. We are so happy for you and grateful to our Father in Heaven for granting this miracle!

I kept saying to Chris over and over, "Bronson looks so good! Look at him! He looks so good!" It was seriously amazing to witness. My testimony of the power of prayer and the miracles brought forth through the priesthood has been strengthened ten fold. Thank you for that.

Have such a wonderful day! Enjoy every minute of marching that little miracle out of those hospital doors and welcoming him back home, where he belongs.

So, so happy for you.

Love,
Chris and Jenn

Chris and McKell Provost said...

I am so thrilled for your little family! What a blessing!

The Stone Family in Oregon City, OR said...

Yahoo!!!!! We are so happy. Thank you God for this little Miracle that is Bronson. Thank you Sara for changing my life and making me a better Mommy. Much love andHugs to all of you!!!
~Rayanne, Greg and Elijah Stone

The Stone Family in Oregon City, OR said...

Yahoo!!!!! We are so happy. Thank you God for this little Miracle that is Bronson. Thank you Sara for changing my life and making me a better Mommy. Much love andHugs to all of you!!!
~Rayanne, Greg and Elijah Stone

Rachel @ Busy Mommy Media said...

You have one strong little boy there! That is a beautiful miracle. Your story has definitely made me hug my kids a little tighter and rethink some of the things I try and multi-task. I'm as guilty as anyone else of multi-tasking bathtime. Thanks for sharing your story.

Jenny Bracken said...

Wonderful news!!!! :)

Taterbugtwins said...

Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!! My family and I have been praying for all of you. I was sent this link by a friend and have not been able to peel myself away from it. I am SO happy for the way things are going for you guys. My 8 year old will be on top of the world when I tell her. She asked me a few times a day "Is there an update on that cute little baby yet"' She also prays for him every night. We will continue to keep you guys in our prayers, for continued success and for you yourself, that you may be able to forgive yourself for what was clearly an accident. Much love! Tanya in Ohio.

tyler's mommy said...

what absolutely fabulous news.

welcome home, sweet bronson. welcome home.

... said...

Yay... going home!!! So exciting!!! That's so cute he slept on your chest. My little boy has been sick and he only likes to sleep on my chest too...haha! These boys love their mama's!

We will keep you in our prayers as you move forward with going home and start therapy. I'm sure you'll continue to see miracles in his progress! xoxo, Maria Dopp.

Kimmie said...

chills!!! so happy for you all! what a mircale it is!

Shelley said...

I have chills! What amazing news to read about! Thank you for sharing your story with the world. You have touched so many.... I wonder if you will ever truly know how much. You're an amazing mom, and your kids are lucky to have you :)

Natalie said...

That is truly a miracle. What wonderful news. And you are right, forgiveness is sweet. He loves his mommy because you are a good mommy. May God bless you all in the days, weeks, months and years to come. Thank you for sharing your story and being so honest. You've touched my soul.

Alli Easley said...

Congrats Staker family! Isn't it a miracle? Isn't lil Bronson a sweet little miracle?!?

Lynette said...

We are so overjoyed that Bronson is coming home healthy and whole!!
The best news ever!!
Have the best day ever!!
Hurry Home.........
XOXOXO

Jensen family said...

You are one lucky (or blessed) mommy to have such an amazing gift given to you and your adorable family! What a fighter your little guy is! Thank you so much for your story and putting your truth out there for the world to see. It took a lot of courage and that will impact many lives, as it has mine. I DO and WILL continue to hold my babies a little tighter. One day at a time...


My love and thoughts are with you,

Kari
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Emily said...

Amazing news!! Congratulations!!

Kierst said...

I just read Bronson's whole story this morning and ofcourse went from sobbing tears to smiles to laughter and back and forth but just wanted to say i am so happy to find the ending post being that he is able to go home with you and matt and his great brothers! Prayers are so powerful and wonderful! I had my share of hospital experiences this past year because of my beautiful girl being born at only 25weeks so 100days in the hospital was a journey but I also believe that all the PRAYERS from everywhere and everyone even those I didnt know sure helped and made god know it was not her time to go. And I think thats what happened with lil' Bronson as well. GOD bless glad you get to go home! All of you where you belong as a family!
Take care and god bless!
kierstien

Anonymous said...

I had chills reading your entry. So happy for you and your family. I hope one day to be be half the mother you are.

Amy said...

amazing! what a miracle!

Lindsey said...

That is amazing news! What a little miracle Bronson is. We will continue to pray for a speedy and full recovery!

Parko Post said...

It's a miracle how little ones heal! Often in their own time, but they seem to get through things many adults wouldn't! You are a wonderful mommy and have a wonderful family! Thank you for sharing your tragedy with me so that I too can be a better mommy! My little one (same age as Bronson) has not been left in the bath while I did other things since I heard your story. Who knows...maybe your sharing your story saved her too! I am grateful at the possibility! Thank YOU and enjoy the grand miracle of taking your little man home!!

THE Stephanie said...

Chills! What a mighty God we serve!!

MiNdY said...

YaY!!!!!! I am SOO excited and overjoyed! And CaNNoT wait to make my next visit with the fam at YOUR house! :D XOXOXO

Michelle said...

A hundred cheers for prayer and a loving Father in
Heaven. Bronson, you are a loved little man by all those that your mommy touched with this miraculous story. Bronson really has an amazing purpose to be on this earth. I hope we will be able to see that in the days and years to come. We love you Staker Family!!!

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo, what a great day! We are so happy for you!

Crystal said...

YAY! So glad that you get to take your sweet boy home!

Anonymous said...

This whole story has strengthened my testimony beyond belief. Thank you for letting so many people be a part of this miracle. You and your family have forever changed my life and touched my heart to the very core. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This whole story has strengthened my testimony beyond belief. Thank you for letting so many people be a part of this miracle. You and your family have forever changed my life and touched my heart to the very core. Thank you.

Kari said...

AMAZING AMAZING news! I'm so happy for your family! I loved seeing litte Bronson on the news last night, he looked so happy. It made my heart melt just thinking about my own little boy and how your miracle has been a blessing in the lives of so many people! Good luck and many prayers on your journey ahead!

.Lane and Jesika. said...

Congrats you guys! Hope that B continues his speedy recovery process and is healthy and happy. Praying for you still... Jesika

ashley g. said...

I'm so glad that your family gets to be together at HOME. Enjoy this sweet time with all of those boys. May God continue to bless you.

LaChelle said...

Congratulations Staker family! I have loved following your story and seeing the beautiful miracle unfolding. I'm so happy for you!

I have a precocious toddler and a brand new baby, and being perpetually low on sleep, I often feel overwhelmed and frustrated and impatient, and I lose sight of just how precious these little ones are. I discovered your blog a week ago, just when I was at my lowest and most discouraged. Since then, it hasn't been hard for me to be more patient and loving with my two sweet boys. The first night I found your blog, I went into my little boy's room and just hugged and hugged him. Thank you for sharing your story even though I'm sure it wasn't easy. You have helped and uplifted so many people.

Anonymous said...

How can anyone NOT believe in God or in the power of prayer after reading your story and seeing the miraculous outcome!
Bronson had a swarm of guardian angels looking over him! Some in the shape of doctors and strangers!
I believe that what happened to you, happened for a very good reason! Not only have you taught a lot of people a very valuable lesson, but you have touched many hearts and will leave an everlasting impression!
Thank you for the impression that you have forever left on me!

amy jane carpenter said...

Amazing!!!

Liz said...

Welcome Home!
Have a WONDERFUL VALENTINES DAY!

The Martone Memories said...

Once again, I open your blog and I cry. I am so happy for you and your family, it's made my day!

Stephanie said...

Laurie Harley is my neighbor and good friend. Her twin sister Lori is your neighbor and friend. Laurie told me all about Bronson and directed me to your blog. I have 5 kids my youngest being a 25 month old little boy who is as active and rambunctious as can be. Your story has definitely changed things for me. I have always been distracted. I can't tell you how many times I've left my little one in the tub being watched by a sibling for way too much time. Your story is a blessing! What an absolute miracle! What a testimony of what faith can do. You and your husbands faith was unwavering. And that blessing that Bronson received was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your story with me. I will Hug my babies a little tighter, give my children a little extra squeeze, be a little more patient and diligent and a little less distracted by the things that will wait until later. I will embrace the things that matter most!
Stephanie Adair
Highland, UT.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your story all week...and praying for your family.
It feels good to read that Bronson went home and to see the picture of him.
I am a member of babycenter and a post was on there about you guys...this reminds me of the miracles that happen in the world and the power of god.
Fridaylove92 (amy)

Connie said...

How wonderful for you, your son and your family! I'm so glad to hear of you baby's amazing recovery!

I just found your blog last night after reading your story on KSL.com. I stayed up till 1:00 am reading the whole thing and weeping. Then before going to bed I kissed and cuddled with each of my kids in their beds, almost to the point of waking them up.

Thanks for having the courage to share your story. Just think of the number of children you have potentially saved by making other parents aware of your story. Thanks so much. And Happy Valentine's day!

Peruchos said...

I am so relieved for you! CONGRATULATIONS!

Betsy, short for Elizabeth, formally known as Esther said...

God bless you all! May your reentry into "regular" life be as regular as it should be!!!

tomiannie said...

Hip, hip, hooray!

NDT said...

I am so happy to hear that Bronson is going home today. I remember the day I took my baby home from Primary children's. Best day of my life and I am sure your family feels the same way!!!!

~plaid said...

"It's all because of the love and prayers that have been given on his behalf. We really feel like we have been given a second chance," Sara said.

---I read that in the news, and found your blog the same way. I am glad you have been given a second chance. And everyone of us is mortal. All of us are subject to mortal conditions, which means we are at some point going to be distracted, or some other thing that could have consequences we never would have wanted (and had we understood the consequences prior, we would have likely been more focused on that particular and been distracted in another way and resulting consequences...)

Can I just say something as a grieving mom, though? I've buried two, and although their crisis events were sudden and unexpected and weren't "preventable" the way your crisis event may have been I still go through a whole list of every possible choice that I could have made that just MIGHT have given us a different outcome. That would have resulted in some kind of miracle like you have witnessed.

I'm trying to say this only to try to help others be more sensitive, not to say it isn't true. But when it is said that it is because of all the prayers given (or blessings, or fasting, or...) then it makes it seem that God favors one child over another. Why would God spare your child simply because of an outpouring, when we had a similar outpouring while our children were also in the PICU fighting for their lives? I don't want people to stop praying and believing. But it does just seem condescending to those who do NOT get the miracle to say somehow your child was "more worthy" of a response from the Heavens. Does this make sense?

It is probably just the very deep hurt that I feel. The bitterness. It brings envy and jealousy to the surface. I wrote about it on my blog. You got your Almost and it makes me wonder why our pleas to Heaven were not answered the same way - twice. I didn't earn my children's deaths, the same way you didn't earn your child's recovery, right? If prayers and love were all it took to keep them alive, my children would still be here. I love them just as much as you love yours. And I am so relieved to see that your little one is pulling through. That you have your 2nd chance.

Tiffany said...

Like others have said, following your story has strengthened my faith and testimony so very much. Reading this gave me chills and made me cry. There is nothing else to say, but that your little Bronson's story is MIRACULOUS. I am just completely amazed. Heavenly Father must have BIG plans for this little man, big big plans. Who says prayers aren't answered?

christy said...

When my husband and I tearfully watched you guys on the news last night he made the comment "That's a lot of pressure for that little boy. He must have one incredible mission!" I agree. Bronson was spared for a reason. Can't wait to see what's in store. He and your family have already touched so many--including me. I'm so sorry you had to go through such a horrific experience, but please know that it was not in vain. We'll never be the same. I hope to see you soon, Sara, so I can give you an enormous hug. So happy!!!! Giving thanks to our wise and loving Heavenly Father.

Let's all pray for the Toone family.

~plaid said...

Sorry, I think the link I posted was wrong for Almost ... anyway, the picture just loaded on the last post you have of PT, and it is quite amazing to see a spunky little guy after knowing how such a short time ago he was in the clutches of death. I'm grateful you are able to have him here, I really am. And I just imagine that someday I will see my little ones just as spunky and vibrant, and hopefully I can look back on it as "such a short time ago" that I had to lay them to rest. I look forward to reunions when separation happens instead of recovery.

hattie said...

So so so happy for you and your family. What a miracle! And what awesome examples you have been to the world! Gives me chills!
Hattie

The Wise Family said...

I don't know you... I found your blog through facebook... and I am SO GLAD I DID. I have been praying for you and checking your blog constantly. You have helped me so much... I saw myself in you and now I have a better understanding of what could happen if we don't let "the little things" go sometimes.
This post made me cry. I am crying sweet tears of joy for you. I can't imagine what you have had to go through but I am so happy for your wonderful outcome.
Thank you for your honest and raw experience. It has forever opened my eyes.

amy said...

Hip-hip-hooray!!! I'm so glad he's coming home! Wow! This is truly nothing short of an absolute miracle from above! Congrats to you all :)

Heather said...

What a Miracle! This is truly a testament to the power of prayer!! I am so happy for you and your family and your miracle boy!!

Brianne said...

I just read your whole story on KSL and had to read your blog. It was just another testimony to me that God is so aware of us and loves us so much!! Thank you for helping my testimony grow of the power of the preisthood and that Heavenly Father granted your family with an amazing miracle. I sobbed reading your story. Thank you for sharing it with everyone. You have a beautiful family! You have also helped me realize how fast things can happen!! Our children are so precious. I have two little ones so I'm always going to remember your story. I'm so happy for you guys!!
Brianne Call :)

Heather said...

So, so happy and grateful for you! Like many others I am a stranger to you, but found your blog through a friend and have followed your miracle closely. Your sweet boy and family have been in my heart and prayers. The power of faith and prayer is overwhelming, and the love of our Father in Heaven is immense. Your story is so relatable to any mom with young kids. Thanks for sharing. What a beautiful and happy day!!!!

Heather from California

Rob & Nell said...

Tears of joy from one mother to another!
I do hope that Treven gets some counceling for what HE indured. It will be a process for him to heal from what he seen. My prayer is that he gets that now so he can heal.

The Darquea's said...

That is so fantastic. I found your blog though a friend and I went back to your first post of everything and I haven't cried that hard in a long time. Thank you for sharing such a hard, hard time in your life with me because I am able to enjoy every little second with my children more. I am able to remember that life is so precious and can be easily taken away. I am so happy to hear how well Bronson is doing and how amazing your family is. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I agree with "Plaid"'s comment above. I think it's very important that people understand that Bronson's miracle occurred because it was God's will, not because of people's prayers and fasting. Just this week we learned of two sisters also at Primary Children's that passed away due to a tragic pesticide poisoning. I am sure there were just as many prayers and fasting sent to heaven in their behalf, but for reasons unknown to all of us, the answer in this case was no. Not because their prayers or fasting were not accepted by God, but because a God that knows all things had a different plan for them. The hope and faith that we live with is that someday all of it will make sense, even though in this life it doesn't. Every day people survive miraculous things while others perish. The miracles do not lay in who escapes death at that time, but in how the fasting and prayers change the people who are offering them. Events such as these bring people together for a common good, and it makes all of us think deeper of our purpose and belief system. It brings us closer to our Heavenly Father and his Son, our Savior. The miracle of your story as well as the family of the two sister's story is the same. It has made thousands of people stop what they were doing and look to God and there is always power in that.

I found your blog midway through this crisis and it touched me. I prayed harder, thought more, and loved my family greater. I'm so glad that this outcome is so great for you....treasure it always. My heart also goes out to the other family this week and all those not in the public view that have tasted the bitterness of tragedy without the same outcome. The peace is that Heavenly Father will bring miracles of a different kind to them in the comfort he gives to those that suffer such things. May God bless everyone and may we always be sensitive to the fact that prayers are always answered, but according to HIS will.

happygal said...

I am so thrilled to read he is going home. Thank you for your honestly and candor during this whole horrific process. There are so many of us pulling for you!

Sea_Gal said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Even though we have never met, it has been so nice to get be a part of this miracle in some small way. You are an incredible writer. I don't think any parent who reads this wont be changed for the better. I can only imagine how sweet and magical this day must be. It looks like his smile was always sweet, but now it is truly priceless. :)

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Been following your blog over the last few days, what a miracle! Thank you for the reminder to be ever grateful and vigilant. My kids were hugged and kissed a bit more the last few days, especially my baby who's just a few months younger than Bronson.

Anonymous said...

I am sure that the Staker family has expressed endless sincere gratitude to the staff at PICU. Lest we forget, as supporters cheering for Bronson and the Staker family, that there is a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and specialists who work incredible hours to help deliver on the miracles we all pray for. These people instantly and unconditionally care for these children that arrive for the care they so urgently need. I hope the staff at PICU experiences a lifetime of fulfillment as they send this beautiful, beautiful boy and his loving family home as just that, a loving family!

Memmott Family said...

Yeah! HappyDay for you and your family!!

Miranda said...

I literally have goose bumps all over and can feel the sensation trickle up my legs as I read this. I've been following your blog everyday with TEARS in my eyes, but this is the 1st comment I've made. Your boy is an ABSOLUTE miracle. Bless you and your family!!

Lisa said...

AMAZING! I'm so happy for your family! And I'm so happy for you that what started as tragedy has turned into such an experience!

Jake & April said...

I don't know you but I read your blog today. I started at the beginning of this ordeal and read through your release. I am so happy that he gets to go home. I cried and sympathized with you. Our Heavenly Father is so just. I am grateful for him and what he has done for your family. Thank you for sharing your story. You never know what life will bring. Trusting in the Lord is always the best plan. Thanks for sharing!!

Martha/Marti said...

Amazing, just really amazing.

Emmy said...

Best news of the day!!! So happy for you.

The Polk Family said...

YAY! Thats amazing! Prayers work!

Danielle Waiyanet said...

This is a true testimony of what the power of prayers can do! Praise God!!

The Bender Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is the best news ever. We don't know each other, but after seeing your blog and following little Bronson's progress, I feel like we do. What a blessing to have him home and in your arms. It was such a close call and makes us all more aware. Thank you for sharing your tender story. Your strength and faith amazes me.

Ams said...

There are no words to express how very happy I am for you guys! What an amazing miracle...

Annie said...

This news has made my day, week, month, and year!

What a miracle. Congratulations Bronson and family!

Lexi said...

I just came across your story yesterday, I live in Orem, and I went back to the beginning and read all that has happened! I was so sad for you and now I am so happy for you that you are going home and your little boy is ok! Of course you are not a bad mom, every mom gets distracted and Im so sorry that you had to go through all that you did! I am so relieved for you and I cant imagine how relieved you must be that this had a happy ending! What a miracle he is! :)

Melanie S said...

Oh, I am so happy! Words cannot express. It's too good to be true!!

I am Lynda Ogden's daughter, and my mom and sisters and I, and our husbands and children have been praying and fasting for Bronson and your family. We have just been in agony worrying.

God bless you and your sweet little boys! What a miracle!

christy said...

Dear Plaid,
Your feelings "made sense" to me. In fact, for years I have contemplated these same questions, but especially this week as I compare Sara's situation to Natalie Norton's and the Toones's (who, undoubtedly share the same agonizing sentiments) My sister also lost two of her children. It's been unbearable. I suppose we'll never know the answers to such difficult questions--in this life, anyway. I DO know we have a loving God who, in His infinite wisdom knows what is best for us, His children.

I know Sara and I know she did not mean to offend or be insensitive to the those whose children did not get their second chances--including you. It is a good reminder for all of us to be mindful of what we say. Thank you.

I have followed your blog in the past. You have all my sympathies, love and prayers for your devastating losses. I wish you comfort and peace.

zealandsmom said...

My eyes burn as they swell with tears for this amazing miracle. A true testament of HIS capabilities. I am forever in awe. Your story has captured so many and your family is in the hearts and minds of millions. Take care.

Laura said...

I have tears of joy for you. What a miracle! I sit here with my father dieing by my side, its his time to go but not for your little fighter. I am so happy that you got a happy ending. Your a beautiful family. YOU GET TO TAKE HIM HOME!!! YAY! I don't know you and you made me feel like I do through your blog, thank you for sharing this. Momma you have a goodnight sleep tonight back in your own bed with your husband and your wonderful boys, knowing your all safe and sound. Nothing in life is better then that. May God continue blessing you all :)

The Currie Family said...

God is Good and Faithful. Thank Him for answering all our prayers. So happy for your family.

Carrie said...

I'm so happy to read this fantastic news. My heart has broken and been touched while reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your miracle with all of us. My testimony has been strengthened.

Congrats to you and your little fighter! I'm doing a jig of joy for all of you!!!!

somewhereinthyme said...

Ecstatic! God has done a miracle for Bronson and thank you for sharing. My faith has been strengthened. Still , praise be to God who holds our lives and times in His hand. Praying for a joyful time at home and full recovery for your little man.

Rachael said...

Your story is heartbreaking, inspiring and truly amazing! Heavenly Father has a plan for that sweet strong boy!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Bronson and clan!! We are so excited for you. Please keep us updated on his progress!!! Much love to you all!

Jami said...

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A FATHER IN HEAVEN WHO LOVES YOU. CONGRATULATIONS!

Devin Durrant said...

Words cannot express adequately what a deep joy I feel for you and Matt and "the miracle boy."

mushbelly said...

I can't even imagine the PURE JOY you must be feeling. It so so wonderful to see this story have a happy ending. Your little boy is indeed a miracle. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

The Queen Vee said...

Amazing, awestruck, incredible, humbled, crying, laughing, grateful, thankful....HAPPY!

Bronson, sweet miracle child, may you have a wonderful LONG life and may you come to understand and know WHO has blessed you and your family so abundently.

TimeKillsHeartsLikeMine said...

Our family is VERY happy for you all!!! We'll keep praying for you! If I'm this excited and happy for him, I can only imagine how happy and excited you guys are! <3

Carly said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy for your family.

I feel so close to you and your family. Everyday I get texts from friends and family "Have you read about Bronson yet?!?" I know that means good news.

Thank you , thank you from the bottom of my heart for opening your lives to the world. You and your family have truly inspired thousands. I am crying tears of joy for you and your miracle. There is NO medical explanation for a child who went 11+ minutes with out oxygen to be healthy and discharged less than two weeks after the accident. But, as members of the church, we know there is an explanation. God is wonderful. Faith is amazing. May Heavenly Father continue to pour out blessing upon your family.

Love,
Carly
Phoenix, AZ

Brian and Brandy said...
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Brian and Brandy said...

I know that you Don't know who I am, but I just have to say that I am so Happy for you guys! I have been worried sick and cried many tears for your sweet little guy, I also have four little boys about the same ages as yours and I can't imagine what you have gone through... He is such a doll! you have such a cute little family:) Good LUck!

Mike, Sha, Kenna, & Kate said...

So happy for your family. I have been so blessed to watch this miracle unfold. Our Heavenly Father is in control. He must have an amazing mission for little Bronson to fulfill. Good luck!!

sarah baldwin said...

YEA!!!!! congrats to all of you. he is a miracle. thank you for sharing your story and experience. you are touching peoples lives... as always. we love you and would love to come see you. i'll call. tanner and libby are excited to see bronson.
xoxo sarah.

Tristan said...

I'm reminded of the Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home..." It's true! I am sooo happy for you. Now you can be all together again as a family. Good for you! Bronson looks wonderful.

Shannon said...

So, so happy for your little family. You have touched so many people by your story. I know that I have taken the time to enjoy my little ones a little more because of you. You are truly a great example to all of us moms out there! Good luck at home!

Candace said...

happy tears for you! many, many happy tears! That picture of him walking up there is the best thing I've seen in a long time!

Julie Broadbent said...

Congrats! I saw your story on the news last night and was really touched. I so glad you are able to take him home so soon.

Sabrina said...

Hallelujah!

brenkachicka said...

Sara - no forgiveness was needed. I know that's hard to understand, but one day you will.
From here on out every moment will mean so so much MORE. Every little thing he does will impact you. You will find yourself hugging him just because you can.
Now our prayers will be full of GRATITUDE!

Steacey said...

Yeah, I am so happy for your family and especially your little boy. Thank you for sharing this blog with others. I am sure everyone who has read this and followed your boy's progress will cherish the loved ones in their lives a little more!

Emily said...

There is NO place like home. Congratulations!!!

cindi zirilli clapp said...

enjoy your bundle of love...for love is all there is...happy valentine's day...xoxoxoxo cindiz

ashlie said...

How exciting that your little miracle is coming home! Enjoy your sweet little family in the comfort of your own home!

Lisa said...

Firstly, I am thrilled beyond belief for you and your family - I can only imagine the joy and relief that you are all feeling. I read on another blog that you were getting some negative comments, which is sad. This is not meant to be negative in anyway towards you or your family. Your family has been in my heart and in my prayers since I first read your story earlier this week.

But please, please everyone consider carefully what Plaid said - and much better than I will say it I'm sure - about being blessed and having miracles granted, prayers answered, however you want to look at it. Our family has lost two babies- one in an accident very similar to the one you experienced. We lifted our niece up in prayer as did hundreds throughout the country through the network of our church. She died anyway. We begged, we pleaded, we fasted, we prayed. She. Still. Died. She was beautiful, spunky, loving, smart, funny... and yet - she died.

Should we stop believing in God? In prayer? Should we feel unworthy of a miracle? Undeserving of God's mercy? No. What we believe is that God's wisdom and plan is something that none of us can understand in this life. We pray for the outcome that we hope for, but when it doesn't happen the way we hope, do we say "well, we must not have prayed hard enough, long enough, loud enough or we, too, would have been given a miracle?" Of course not - we have been taught to pray "Thy will, not my will"... but do we really mean it? Do we really accept that sometimes God's will -His merciful will for us in our lives - may give us hard, painful things to deal with and that we should still seek to glorify Him in ALL things? Do we?

Our little niece was a miracle, as is every baby who is born to every family. She is no less of a miracle because she died at the unbelievable age of 18 months and her death is not proof that we are less deserving of God's mercy. Her death only proves that in so many ways we have so little control over what happens to us and those we love.

A number of years ago near where I live, a pastor and his wife were traveling in a minivan with six of their children. They hit a piece of metal that had fallen off a truck in front of them on the expressway and their vehicle burst into flames. All six of those children burned to death in front of their eyes. At that moment, at the scene of that terrible, tragic accident the husband turned to his wife and said "we have been prepared for this". Imagine how badly they must have hoped for their miracle - or six miracles. And yet they accepted that God loved them so much that He prepared their hearts to accept His will. For me, it was a moment of terrible beauty, when I saw the peace in their eyes in the face of such unimaginable loss.

We are all human. Bad things can happen to any of us at any time. I pray that God will grant me the ability to accept what I cannot change in my life with grace and gratitude. He is in All Things.

Sorry this is kind of long - this is just a subject that weighs so heavily on my heart. I feel so badly for the parents who have lost babies - like my sister and my SIL - and can only imagine how it feels to hear people referring to the babies who survive accidents or illnesses as "miracles". They are all miracles created in His image.

Maggpie said...

Congratulations! BEST NEWS EVER! I am so happy to hear that your beautiful boy is coming home and that he is well enough to do so. I pray for his conitnued recovery. Thank you again for sharing your story with us. You are truly an amazing woman, and an even more amazing mother. I admire your strength - in fighting for your baby's life, in being courageous enough to share your story, in finding faith in the darkest of hours. And you write so beautifully. I hope you can truly forgive yourself, for your human-ness. You clearly are an awesome mom who loves her family very much. Thank you again. Your story has only strengthened my belief in God and that miracles can and do happen. I am so happy that you got your miracle. I absolutely do hug my kids even tighter now, without our family, we have nothing. God bless you and your family. Enjoy your reunion.

Elly's Blog said...

Wonderful news ... what a miracle. Prayers are answered! thank you for your example of faith and courage in the very darkest of times. Your family will stay in our prayers and our hearts.

The Haij Family said...

I don't know you, but I have been following Bronson's story and praying for you and your family for the past several days since I heard about it. My twins were born just over 3 months early and spent the first 7 1/2 weeks of their life in the NICU. I couldn't help but feel guilt as I watched all they endured that they weren't still in my womb where I could protect them. I get the mommy guilt that you feel. I know it's not the same thing. But I just pray that you have forgiven yourself for what happened. I know the Lord has. In reading your blog I am so inspired by you. You are an amazing woman and mother. Your children are happy and have happy souls. I can see it in their eyes. You should be so proud of this because it says a lot about you as their mother. My family will continue to pray for your family. May God bless you always. Thank you for sharing your story. Bronson is truly an angel. God bless his heart!!

joey said...

Sara, words can't express how happy we are for your little family. What a miracle. Please know our thoughts are still with you. All the best as you take that sweet baby home!! =) Lots of love, Richard and Joey

Cherri said...

I am a mom of four boys also. Mine are all a little younger than yours. I know how busy life gets, and I am always trying to muti-task. While reading your blog, I could just picture myself in your shoes. Your family has been in my prayers and I am so happy for you now. Thanks for sharing your story! I know that I will be a better mom from reading about your experience.

Absolutelywhyaard said...

Some children are born to be 'miracles' and I truly believe they are here for a reason! God has a plan for them! He has a plan too, for children he takes (I say this having lost children of my own). I do not say this lightly! But for those He spares, the blessed polar opposites of the ones He calls home, I do believe they are here to stand as miracles, as proof that He lives, as a reason to go on, as a gesture that shows He is mighty in His mercy, but also that these children - so close to death - or who have died, such as Bronson... stand as a pillar of rememberance of who is in control, and that their little lives are blessed beyond measure. Bronson has already been - your family has already been - a great example unto others. The lesson!? Prayer, faith and fasting can work miracles. Is it the journey for all? No, not necessarily and it is hard to accept death or illness as an outcome... but here in lies a story that bears testimony to the Lord's wishes coming to pass.
Bronson will have his story to tell! Listen - for in time he will share many secrets and miracles with you out of the blue some day! He obviously has a path to tread and God was not finished with him here... thankfully!
Be at peace and know that there must needs be opposition in all things... and when you get to the other side, how sweet the joy you find there!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I am in total shock!! Talk about a miracle! I have been following your story and I am SOOO happy for you! I hope that you will continue to update your blog with Bronson's progress! That picuture of him walking brought tears to my eyes! Wow!

Linda Peterson said...

All I can say is "Miracle". My sister drown over 50 years ago and was revivied by my mother who had just learned artificial respiration 2 days before from a "Lassie" show. She was under water for 10 minutes, survived and is now an excellent teacher. As the tears run down my face, just want to you to know how happy I am for all of you.

Sonja said...

My daughter told me about your blog and I wanted to share with you my little miracle boy. When he was 10 months old he drowned in a wading pool. He had been pronounced dead, and then came our miracle.... This little boy is now 29 years old, married with 2 beautiful children and works a full time job. Yes, he has a few disabilities but it has not stopped him. His spirit is so strong. I believe he is here for a reason, just like Bronson is here for a reason. If you ever need someone to talk to, I would love to talk about the heartaches and the blessings.

Tasha said...

Amazing. More happiness then could be expressed. Thank you for this story. For your willingness to share it all with us. I am just glad he gets to go home. Miracles.

Anonymous said...

Such great news! Bronson will always have a special place in my heart! I was honored to pray for you. Hope to still get updates from time to time :)

Julie Fay said...

Wonderful news. I, too, had a near drowning when I was almost 3. My parents couldn't talk about it for years. I know my survival was a lot of little miracles put together to save my little lifeless body and spirit. God never ceases to send his love and touch our lives. Sometimes we miss the little signs he sends and sometimes they are so much bigger. Bless your family.

Sandi J said...

What a remarkable story yours is. I am thankful to have read your journey thus far and felt the genuine nature of your heart.

You have amazing faith and strength, Sara.

Graciete said...

Bless you all! I learnt of your story through Natalie Norton's blog. I am so very happy you all have your little boy back safe and sound in your arms.

Much love to you and your family from Portugal.

Jaynann said...

So happy for you!

Darcy said...

Obviously you do not know me, but I'm a mother of 5 children who has been so inspired by reading your blog. This terrifying event that took place and your willingness to share it with everyone. I'm so glad that everything has turned out ok. Your little boy is so beautiful. Reading this has made me a more appreciative mother, and I have definitely been hugging my kids a LOT tighter and I've even been more patient. I think what is so scary about reading this is, anyone who has more than 2 kids knows how crazy busy life is and this thing could happen to any of us. We all, at one time or another do something that could put our kids in danger, so try not to be too hard on yourself. I know these words probably won't help you, but I just was so touched by your words and please know that I have learned a great deal reading your blog. Because of this, you have blessed my 5 wonderful children with a more patient and loving mother! Thank you!

BeeP said...

I know you have so many comments to read but I wanted to tell you of the grief and joy I have felt with you. I'm Lori Y. friend and so I have followed the story closely. I wept as I watched the video of B. miraculous gift of life! Congratulations on welcoming your sweet boy home- happy and healthy! I'm forever grateful to our Heavenly Father for providing you with a miracle. Much love- Jennifer B.

Kara said...

As many others who have commented on your blog, you do not know me, but have have been following Bronson's story. I am so happy for you and your family. I recently had a miscarriage, and one night when I was feeling down my little girl said, " It's okay Mommy heavenly father will give you a second chance." I am so thankful that. we are all allowed a second chance through the atonement of our savior, through forgiveness, and through miracles such as yours. I am so glad your sweet little boy got a second chance and is now back in your arms.