Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ready to extubate...

Another 4 am Spontaneous Breathing Test came and went perfectly
while Matt and I slept a few hallways away.
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This morning the doctors feel confident that he is strong enough to handle extubation!
Wahoo!
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Bronson can not WAIT to get that tube out!
Matt can not WAIT to get that tube out!
I can not WAIT to get that tube out!
It is the golden ticket that will land him back into my arms!
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I can not WAIT to hold my sweet, beautiful, strong, amazing boy!.
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They've just turned down the Precedex...
As soon as he wakes up...

136 comments:

Jamie said...

GO BRONSON!!!! He is a miracle baby Sara!

The Wisers

Anonymous said...

God is amazing!! He is and always will be in the miracle business:) Prayers are lifted for you, your tough lil man and family every day from our family to yours! ((((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

God is amazing!! He is and always will be in the miracle business:) Prayers are lifted for you, your tough lil man and family every day from our family to yours! ((((HUGS)))

Lovell Home said...

There is nothing better than holding your child. Do you think that is how our Heavenly Father feels too? We are praying for all of you.

Tiffany said...

I don't know you personally, but wanted to let you know we're praying for your son and family.
I'm glad you get to hold him today. What a blessing!

Stacy's Creations Photography said...

Praying for you and checking the blog constantly for updates...thank you for sharing your story.

Heidi said...

I don't know you, but I came accross your blog from http://www.natalienortonphoto.com/

I am almost a mother of 2 from Utah and just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family. God is good and I know he is watching over your son. Know that even people you've never met are thinking of you because being a mom unites us all :)

Bridget said...

So many prayers for you and Bronson...

Shannon said...

Go Bronson Go!!!!!!!

Luci Jones said...

I received the email from your Dad this morning telling about Bronson and my heart hurt until I got to the part telling of his miraculous recovery. We will add you to our prayers. My daughters, Ginger Johnson, Angela Schulthies and Lesli Groves have attended your Dad's seminars and two are certified, so your family has blessed the lives of all of our children and grandchildren. We use the Emotion Code and Body Code daily for healing. We are all so happy that Bronson is doing so well. I will check your blog each day. Sincerely, Luci Jones from Pasco,Washington.

ashley said...

I just found your blog through Natalie Norton and wanted to let you know....I will be praying for your sweet family and sending good vibes you way. Hang in there.

Shay Voorhees said...

We're but strangers, but I wanted to extend positive thoughts and prayers to your baby Bronson and your family.

Bethany said...

Yay!! Go Bronson! More prayers for little Bronson and your Family!

Liesl said...

God is truly a God of Miracles. It is so amazing to see the way a community pulls together in love for someone who is hurting. I know for certain that you and yours have been constantly in the thoughts and hearts and prayers of many of us since we heard. And as each of God's miracles is revealed we are all crying tears of joy for his goodness and of relief for you and Matt and your family. Way to go Bronson! Keep the miracles coming! We're still praying for them.

Brandy said...

I am so happy for you guys!!! Prayers are amazing! Still thinking about you and praying for more miracles...have a good day!

mckenzie said...

I just saw your blog and I have a little guy about your little boy's age and man am I glad to hear the good news. We will keep you in our prayers too!! I hope he just keeps getting better and better.

Candace said...

Hi, You don't know me, I hope you don't mind that I'm reading and commenting your family blog. I follow Natalie Norton's blog and she wrote about your family's tragedy and begged for prayers this morning, so I had to come read for myself. I want you to know that my little boy is just 4 months older than your sweet baby Bronson and he always takes baths with his older sister and I ALWAYS do what you just described... while they're bathing, I let myself get distracted with putting away laundry and getting their bed clothes ready for when they get out. Don't beat yourself up. If everyone's honest, we've all done that! Your story touched me so much, because it reminds me so much of myself. I, too, take my little ones in the shower with me to save time and plus, it's such sweet time. Anyway, I am praying for you and I'm praying that your baby boy returns to you perfectly healthy. You deserve nothing less. I'm going to continue following your blog and I'm going to post a prayer request for you and your family on my own blog. My whole being is hurting for you as I look at my sweet Noah. It could just as easily be me going through what you are going through. I hope you can feel the love and prayers that I know everyone is sending your way.

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for your little family. I will continue to pray for you! How are your sons holding up? I feel asleep worrying about them.

Meredith said...

Sara- I too just saw your blog... You & your family are in our prayers. Here's to miracles!
-Meredith

Sephysmomma said...

I am so happy that is great news!! I am so glad he is doing better. I know when that ventilator comes off its just one step closer to getting to go home! Keeping ya'll in my prayers!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Sara, This is such good news today! I have three boys (7, 5 and 22 months), and I can only imagine what you're going through right now. But I'm so encouraged to hear what wonderful progress Bronson is making! Our prayers continue to be with you.

Naomi said...

Just read your story and am sending prayers up for Bronson's full recovery. Love and prayers from TX.

Peg Lewis said...

It's so wonderful to log on and read the great news, ever greater news. Prayers work, and love works, and we know the source of that love. It sounds as though hundreds and hundreds are pouring out all that they have for your little guy. Isn't that just amazing? Here's a little more love from B1.

Chelle said...

I am so grateful that prayers of faith are being answered in such miraculous ways. Get that tube out and put that precious baby boy back in his loving mommy's arms. Go Bronson!

And GO Matt and Sara! Waking up and going through the motions every single day must be difficult, especially not knowing what each day is going to bring. Your faith, your courage, your strength to take one day at a time is inspiring.

We're hanging on your every word and we anxiously anticipate each new update. I'd tell you to hang in there and keep being strong, but you're doing that already!

-Rachelle Szymanski

Mary said...

heard about the need for prayers from natalie norton's blog, and wanted you to know that you have 2 people in the bahamas who are lifting up your little bronson, as well as you and your family and those doctors, all up in prayer.

be encouraged!

-mary saou

{jane} said...

Woo-hoo!!! Please wrap him up tight in his Jane-blanket while you hold him tight, then maybe he'll feel my love around him too!!!

Britney said...

Go Bronson! He amazes me...as do you.

Brianna said...

Wow, Sara look at all these prayers. Only just a few short hours ago while Bronson slept so peacefully did I last look at your blog. I was so excited this morning and will definitely check on you later. Brianna

Kiera said...

I also found you through Natalie Norton and I just poured over your blog and got caught up on your story.
I'm hoping that all is well right now with your sweet baby Bronson. I can tell that you are such a sweet and loving mother. Your boys are lucky to have you. I will pray for more miracles for your family.
Best of luck to you and your sweet family.

Fran said...

Heard the news that you needed prayers from Natalie Norton's blog. It looks like they are working, so glad to see your sweet baby is improving. We will continue to keep ya'll in our prayers. Hope you get to hold precious Bronson soon. Love and Hugs from NC

Brad and Jean said...

Go Bronson!!!

merideth said...

your story is so hard to read because i can see how easy something like this can happen. i am also a mother of four.... wow so many tears.

so glad he is progressing. go bronson. and i hope that you get to hold him today.

nicki said...

Praying for your little man! And for you!

Cathy Johanson said...

Great news for Bronson and your family. Christine and I pray for you, your family and a miracle for Bronson every day. I am amazed and strengthened by your faith. Thank you for sharing. We will continue to pray!! I truly believe in Heavenly Father and the miracle of prayer.
Cathy Johanson

Heather said...

YESSS! That's SO wonderful! He's all I could think about...pray about! I'm so so so excited for you guys!

Marg said...

wonderful, wonderful news! Will continue to keep Bronson and you family in my prayers!

rebecca said...

praying for your sweet little boy and for you and your family. i have 2 little guys that are 21/2 and 11 months. so thankful God has helped bronson do amazing so far!

Brian, Annalee and Ava said...

Your beautiful baby Bronson and family are in our prayers. I am so happy to read that getting better and stonger.

Bill Boland said...

I am so encouraged by your latest posting. We fasted for your family yesterday and I will add your name to our temple rolls today. Please know that our thoughts and good wishes are with you ALL of the time. I realize that you must have hundreds of people offering to help you at home, but remember that Bobby is living in Provo and he can be there at a moments notice if you need ANY help at all. We love you.

-The Oregon Bolands

Elaine Williams said...

Your dad, Dr. Bradley Nelson, sent a request to his Emotion Code list today for prayers for Bronson and your family. I've prayed for Heavenly Father's tender mercies to continue to expand His great love for you and your family. I'm sure that the unfolding of your blog posts will serve to validate your family's miracles for years to come. It has touched my heart!

Scott & Tami said...

I heard of little Bronson's story through Natalie's blog...natalienortonphoto.com. I am praying for your little guy. I am so glad he is progressing so well. I am LOVING my 3 boys a little more today.

Nicole said...

You don't know me, but I am praying for your family today! After reading your story I am hugging my own little boys a little tighter.

Betsy said...

I am on the other side of the country and prayers are being said on your families behalf. Miracles abound.

Forever Five McCluskeys said...

I, too, am a stranger and heard about this through your dad's Emotion Code list. Two years ago yesterday our son was life flighted to Primary Children's where we began a 7-week stay that ended in our letting our son return to our Heavenly Father. I see so much of what we went through in your experience, and I feel so thankful that your little Bronson is doing so well. I will pray for him and you. Even though our son was not able to recover from his seizures, I felt so much peace as we knew we had so many people praying for us. I want so much for you to be able to take your baby home with you!

The Werner Family said...

I just wanted to let you know that our little family is praying for you and Bronson.

The Werner Family,Portland OR

LeeXane Photography said...

I found your story yesterday at around 2am and my eyes welled with tears as I read it. I'm a mother of four and just want to tell you that part of being a mother is making mistakes, learning from them and of course....moving on! My family is praying for your little boy and your family. Stay strong and fight! Many prayers from New York.

Buckland Family said...

Sara, I don't know you or your family. I came across your blog from a link from my friends blog. I have been sitting here reading and bawling. We have now added your little boy and family to our prayers. I have a little boy that was born a couple weeks after your little guy and this breaks my heart. May god hear all the prayers for your family and help your little boy get better. Stay strong and know that people are praying for you.

abby said...

so touched by your story. many prayers for your sweet baby boy.

Kendra and Nate Wright Family! said...

Thanks for sharing your story. Wow. I am so excited for him. What a miracle! Prayers for your family are going your way.

Ams said...

So very exciting!! It will be SO nice once that tube is out :) Praying for you guys still!

Camille said...

Hi Sara, stopping by from Natalie Norton's blog. Just wanted you to know we're praying for your sweet little Bronson. I hope he is on the road to recovery and SOON!

BenLand said...

praying for your little guy...

God bless...

PuddleduckBunch said...

Wahoo! What a great God we serve!! Praying for his healing to continue and for him to be in your arms soon!!

Marianna said...

You've got a tough little guy! Keep it up little B!!! We love you all! Thanks for the updates! Hug everyone for me!
xoxo!!!

Heidi said...

Just wanted to let you know that we're sending our prayers heavenward for your little Bronson!!

Sushi-Mama said...

Hi Matt and Sara, This is Julie Nordfelt Doherty. Just heard about Bronson through Facebook and went to your blog and read and cried all morning. We are praying for you. I can't get you out of my mind. I just want you to know, Sara, that this could have happened to any of us that are Moms. We all make mistakes in our mothering, and for whatever reason, God allows things like this to happen. We have learned from personal experience that God tries those he loves! Thank you for your example of faith and your beautiful, eloquent words. You have reminded me to enjoy my children. You have reminded me that we have a God of miracles. You have already seen some. We pray for your strength and for Bronson's recovery- for many more miracles!

Nichole said...

I don't know you and you don't know me, but apparently we live in the same town :) My heart is with you through this. I have 3 kids and have always worried about bathtime and what can happen. I am so sorry for you. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Stay strong Bronson!!

Gibson Gang said...

I found your blog through my friend, Natalie Norton... then I realized that I know your family (Mauri and I were in the same yoga class and our boys have done some play groups - small world). Your experience is a true wake-up call to me as a mother. Thank you for your inspiring words. Little Bronson is in my every thought and prayer. What a little fighter!

Sandy said...

Prayers sent up that today will be amazing!!! Go Bronson!!! What a strong little man!! Hugs to your whole family!!

monica said...

i also found your blog through natalie norton's blog. your story is amazing and i'm praying for continued miracles to be showered upon you and your family... god bless!

The Hanson Family said...

Matt & Sara,

Just wanted to send you our love and support during this trial. Bronson has become a permanent feature in our family prayers and my wife hangs on each new posting of yours. The triplets will spontaneously ask about him and mention him in their prayers throughout the day. I’m so grateful to see the outpouring of support, hope, faith and love from friends, family and total strangers.

Love,

Kurt, Elizabeth, Austin, Kate, Chase and Kai

Anonymous said...

Our family is praying for your sweet little boy, and for your heart to be healed. You are touching so many people through your experiences and faithfullness. You have forever changed my life with your sweet testimony of prayer.

onceapickle said...

Keeping my fingers crossed and praying for another great day for little Bronson...

Sara, you are amazing. I hope you know that!

Love,

Jenn

Jessie said...

I saw your blog linked to someone else's...{isn't this blogging world a great and marvelous thing} and I wanted to say that we are all rooting for you and your sweet family!

Love and prayers from New Mexico!

Sue said...

Oh, to snuggle his warm little body next to you... sheer bliss! Can't wait to see pics!

Aarika said...

I came across your blog by reading about the trial you and your family are going through from http://www.natalienortonphoto.com/.
I don't know you, but wanted you to know you are in my thoughts daily and I am praying for you and your family. I hope the Spirit is with you and that you know there are strangers that are aware of what a fighter you have for a son!

Stephanie said...

Like many other people, I heard about your battle via Natalie Norton.

My thoughts are with you and your family during this time. He sounds like a very strong boy and there are so many people wishing and praying for him...for you...and for your family.

Chin up!

Anonymous said...

I also stumbled upon your blog. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brady and Rachel said...

Sara, I also do not know you, but Natalie (www.natalienortonphoto.com) is a friend of mine and she shared the link to your story. Just one month ago she was where you are now and I am grateful that she was lead to your story and shared it with all of us. Her army of thousands from all over the world is joining with yours in prayer at this time for your beautiful baby boy. So thrilled to hear of the progress he is making, though I know he is far from out of the woods, so we will continue to pray for more and more happy progress. Praying God will lift and carry you guys through this day, keep you healthy so you can care for your sweet baby and also that he will be there beside your other three little warriors through their struggles, to hug and hold each of them and provide comfort to you all. Our family will continue to pray for yours.

Rachel Whetten
Salem, OR

Lizzy Nelson said...

Hi Bronson I love you and hope you get better soon!

Perkins said...

Tears Feel my eyes as I have read your story. I often try to get a head of daily work and get distracted. Your story is a reminder to me. Things can wait. My prayers are with you. Hold strong to those around you. Lets hear it for Bronson! Go Kido Go! Also thank you for the reminder of how fast things can happen with kids. (hug)

Anonymous said...

Sara,

You don't know me...yet I feel as if I know you from your beautiful blog. My prayers are with you. I pray that Heaven will rain on you precious blessing. I pray your heart will have comfort. I stopped for you...I thought of you.....I prayed for you and your family. Oh please God let this family feel comfort. Let your hands reach down to them. Let them feel your love for them.

With all my love,
Mindy
Laie, HI

Mogle Family said...

Sara~ I too am a stranger to you and your family but I can connect with you in so many ways. We too, have spent time with our baby in the PICU at PCMC. What a place! What a miraculous and humble place to be. I am praying with all my might that you leave that hospital with your sweet baby in your arms. He is a trooper and Heavenly Father loves your family so much. THis I know. I pray that you feel peace and comfort from our loving Heavenly Father. Let his arms embrace you.
Many thoughts and prayers

~Tara

PMC said...

Praying for you in Arizona.

Melanie said...

Way to go Bronson. We're praying for another great day for Bronson. Hang in there!
All our love,
Melanie Gorney Schipaanboord

The Laidlaws said...

Sara, I also heard about you on Natalie Norton's blog. I first read your blog last night and as a mother of two young sons myself, my heart ached for you and your family and sweet little Bronson. When I came back to check for an update this morning, I realized something..."Wait, her name is Sara Staker, and she's a photographer..." You took my wedding pictures a little over 8 years ago in December of 2001! Amazing how this blogging world connects and reconnects us all.

I am thinking of you and your son and your family and praying that blessings will continue to be poured out upon your heads, and that Bronson will make a full recovery. It sounds like he is on his way...I am so grateful and happy to hear each piece of good news! May the Lord bless you all and give you peace through each hour and each day of this trial...you will be in my thoughts and I will be praying that each piece of news will continue to be good news!

Go Bronson!

Darci Laidlaw
Saratoga Springs, UT

Dawn Taylor said...

Just wanted you to know my thoughts are with you. As well, I found your blo throuh another. Also, I have copied your wonderful playlist and labeled it Bronson's Mix:) You all seem like a wonderful family that is very grounded and loved by many.

Best wishes xoxo

Jessica Breinholt said...

Hi Sara - We've only met a few times through my twin sister, Ashley. I, too, am the mom of 4 boys, almost exactly the ages of yours. I want you to know that we pray for your family each night. My older boys pray for Bronson in their personal prayers, too, and they come home from school each day eager for good news on how he is doing. Heavenly Father is indeed watching over you and your family and little Bronson.

Jesicca said...

What a testimony that: God watches over us, God loves us, He hears/answers prayers, and that little Bronson of yours is STRONG!!!

P.S. I work with a girl that will be up there tonight and she is dropping of a little token for your baby!

Hugs sent your way-Kallas Family

Ashley Willis said...

Yay, Bronson! We're so excited for you to finally be able to be in your mama's anxious and comforting arms!

The Mom said...

Sara: I'm a mom of 5 and grandma to two little boys. I am praying for your strong amazing Bronson; and for you and husband to be strengthened.
God bless.

Ann in Hawaii

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but your story is so touching! I will keep Bronson and your family in my prayers. You are all so strong and amazing. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

kimsueellen said...

Go Bronson! We are cheering for you! Loves to your mama, papa, and big brothers. Heavenly Father loves you all. We are praying for you. LOVES!

Junior and Marissa Shum said...

Sara,
I don't know if you remember me. I'm Marissa Shum, we were in the ward for a brief time but it's been almost 3 years now. We had our 2-year olds around the same time. Your husband was a miracle worker and came to teach my husband how to tile while we remodeled our house. Anyway, I read about your tragedy on my friend Natalie Norton's blog and my heart just broke. Please know that we are adding our prayers to the hundreds of others that your little Bronson comes out of this a happy, healthy boy!

Mcbride Family said...

Oh Sara I am so excited for you to be able to hold him. Oh, the feelings you will feel. How amazing. God is amazing and your little boy is such a miracle. We will keep praying for you.

Krista Hansen said...

I linked from Natalie Nortons blog. I can't wait for you to hold your baby again. Praying for your family and Beautiful Bronson.

Crissybug said...

I was directed to your blog from an aquaintance. I sit here at my desk with tears streaming down my face. Regardless of the outcome (which looks pretty bright) your story is amazing. It had to have taken alot of courage to write/type it all out. I want to thank you for sharing such a horrific day. It truly has touched my soul. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family, and especially little Bronson.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your sweet family. I pray for Bronson's full recovery!

Tauni said...

Heard about you through natalienorton. We are praying and thinking of your family. My brother was a nurse for a long time at Primary's in the picu. He saw MANY miracles happen and blessings poured out even through the hardest most terrifying and even heartbreaking moments. He said there was a spirit there you cannot describe. He was always in awe watching people like you.
Sounds like things are looking up for little Bronson!! He is TOUGH! We are PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING.
It's so neat to see strangers unite in prayer for those whom we've never met and probably never will meet, but feel connected through faith and prayer. Thank you for sharing.

Tauni from Roosevelt

Brandi said...

Praying that everything you need will be given to you and your family. God is near and listening to all of us as we pray for him!

Nathan & Annette said...

Sara, you don't know me but I found out about your story through Natalie Nortons Blog. I have a little boy who is just a week young than your little Bronson. I pray that your little guy will return to your family in perfect health.

Annette Hill
West Jordan, UT

TyandKolbi said...

My heart is so full of emotion on your behalf today. I found great comfort in Natalie's Jan. 28th post about asking ourselves "Why?" and thought you might also. Please know your precious baby is loved by so many that have never even met him. May he continue to improve and once again find your loving, open arms. Much love and comfort to your family at this time!

Krista said...

WWAAHHOOOO!!!

Annie Link said...

Oh yes. God is good.

FRANK AND HEATHER MAILE said...

I cannot believe what you're going through. As I sat and read every single word of your first entry about Bronson's accident, I cried. It felt so real. I am a mom of 3, and I cannot comprehend what you are going through. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sounds like little Bronson is a fighter. He reminds me of my little guy who is 18 months. PRAYERS, PRAYERS, and MORE PRAYERS coming your way!

Love ~ Heather

tomiannie said...

I just wanted to add my prayers and thoughts to all those who have posted before. I'm so glad to hear that your little one is fighting and doing well, and I pray that you will all be strengthened!

Anonymous said...

We don't know each other as many others have stated in their comments, but I don't believe I would have cried any more tears for you and your family than if we'd have been friends. I came across your blog and cannot believe how your tragedy has impacted not only me but so many others. I think one reason is that every one of us can put ourselves in your shoes and wonder how we escaped the same circumstances unharmed. Thank you for sharing your story - I truly believe if anything good could possibly come from this, it's that you have just saved some other family from having to go through the exact same thing. Prayers for you in Kentucky.

1happymom said...

I just found your blog. I am praying for your little one and your family. I want to tell you how grateful I am for the courage that it took to be as candid as you were with this situation. I admire you so much for that. That shows a great deal of integrity. I wish the very best for your baby and I hope that you will remember that you are a daughter of God and that he loves you. This was a mistake that any one of us mothers could make. Please do not punish yourself. Thank you for helping remind all of us what is most important. Good luck and best wishes.

Mindy said...

Hi Sara, I'm a friend of Marianna's and I want you to know you have prayers coming all the way from Alaska. :) And I KNOW that prayers work because of the miracles I've seen lately with my Dad. You are amazing and you're going to get through this!!

Ty and Juju Brown said...

Hi Sara! I am Jeans neice...We have been following your story so closely. We are so excited with you for this news. What a fighter he is! Sending our love and prayers your way. Julia and Tyler

Kelli Eudis said...

I don't know you, but I will definitely be keeping your little guy and your family in my prayers!

Natalie. said...

Hey, Bronson ryhmes with Monson. That's gotta count for something, right?

Loving you every minute.

N

Julie said...

you and your sweet little family are in my prayers! your story touched my life and i will be alittle more patient and hold my little ones alittle longer! thanks for sharing and i'm praying for you all!

The Stilsons said...

I can only imagine how hard it could be to post about this difficult time. My heart was aching as I read your blog, and it feels so much hope as I came to today's post. I hope that posting about this has been good therapy for you, so that you might someday forgive yourself. It has definitely reminded me to stay with my little girl when she is in the bath. Not most mothers would admit that they have left their children when in the tub, but we have all done it! What a comfort it is to see all those who are praying & thinking of you & your sweet family during this time. Our prayers are definitely with you!
Love, Heidi Greenhalgh Stilson

The Stilsons said...

I can only imagine how hard it could be to post about this difficult time. My heart was aching as I read your blog, and it feels so much hope as I came to today's post. I hope that posting about this has been good therapy for you, so that you might someday forgive yourself. It has definitely reminded me to stay with my little girl when she is in the bath. Not most mothers would admit that they have left their children when in the tub, but we have all done it! What a comfort it is to see all those who are praying & thinking of you & your sweet family during this time. Our prayers are definitely with you!
Love, Heidi Greenhalgh Stilson

Anonymous said...

Sara, God is good!!!! Praise the lord. Praying for baby and family from Edmonton Alberta Canada

jodie said...

I love that Natalie has spread the word about Bronson so that the prayer chain can get longer and more powerful! Prayers for little Bronson from St. Louis and I know God showed me this b/c I leave my kids alone WAY TOO OFTEN in the tub. It is a bad habit and doing random chores while I have that moment of "free time" is so not worth this. God bless your family.

Carin said...

HOW ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

Daniel, Sara and Dmitri said...

I have been thinking about your family all day! I'm so glad to read that he's making improvements! I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Sewww...snazzy said...

Sara,
I just wanted to say we are carrying a prayer in our hearts throughout the day for each one of you right now. The spirit that is felt throughout the neigborhood on behalf of your family is strong.--We are willing you all our strength and courage to persevere with steadfast in hope and faith. And, WAHOO is RIGHT! Rejoice in all of Heavenly Father's miracles and tender mercies. A big hug to you guys--especially Bronson!! Love, Arinn Aanderud (your somewhat new neighbor)

Nic & Trudi said...

I don't know you but you have been on my mind all day. I read your story last night and bawled my eyes out just thinking of you and your family and what it must feel like to be going through that. You are a strong woman and Heavenly Father is looking out for your family and especially little Bronson. I'm in awe of how strong you are. I pray that if I ever have to go through something like this that I can be as strong as you. I am SO excited to hear how well he is doing. You are in my prayers!

Dari said...

Glad to hear the good news. I will keep your little one and your family in my prayers!! {{hugs}}

Shannon said...

Casey and I have had you in our hearts and prayers all week, we are thrilled to hear how well Bronson is doing! What a little tuffy he is, hope the rest of your boys are hangin' in there too... hugs.

Kahilau said...

I wept as I read your story, while my own little ones are yelling, and screaming, and filling my ears and heart with joy! Our prayers are with your family! My Heavenly Father continue to bless Bronson with the strength he needs to heal COMPLETELY!

Julia said...

Got here from Natalie's blog (don't know her either). I just read all of your posts and starting crying at my desk at work (shh..don't tell my boss). I can't imagine the horror you guys are experiencing right now. I know the guilt must be unbearable, but please know that we have all done it. Left them in the tub to run to flip the laundry or get the phone or put something on the stove for dinner. You sound like an amazing mother and you are in my prayers.

Kierstin said...

Hoping and praying sweet Bronson is in your arms right now! Our thought and prayers continue to be with you!

Kathy said...

Sara it's Kathy (from spin) I'm so glad Bronson is doing so well. What a little fighter you have. You're in my prayers. I cried and cried today at work while reading your story. Lots of hugs, kisses and prayers from me to you!!!

Jennifer said...

You don't know me either, but I read your blog with tears streaming & my heart aching. My 6-year-old witnessed my emotions and came over to hug and console me. He saw the picture of Bronson and said we should pray for that little guy. I agreed. We'll continue to pray for all of you.

Alicia said...

I just heard about your story and your blog. I am deeply touched and I will pray for your beautiful little boy. Also,I wanted to tell you to be gentle with yourself. Don't blame yourself. We all have our moments of distraction. I am a mother of two and nowhere near perfect. I, just like you, have gotten distracted while my kids are bathing. My prayers will be with you that you will forgive yourself. I know that the Lord won't even need to forgive you, because there is nothing to forgive. You would've never left that room if you knew what was going to happen. Just know that you are loved. Thank you for sharing your story.

jaredean said...

Go Little Bronson!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for your family! Our God is the ultimate physician and Bronson is in the palm of his hands. You are a strong mother and wife. Continue to cry out to God, he is hearing you!!! There will be victory for Bronson!

Stefanie Bell said...

I cried..actually bawled as i read your story.. wow. I cant.even.imagine. You are one STRONG women, keep staying strong for your family. Prayers are real and miracles happen. The choice is now up to Heavenly Father. Thank you for sharing your story as i am POSTIVE that you have helped save another baby out there.. as we all know we do the exact same thing with our little ones in the tub. I will be so much more careful..so thank you! We are praying for little Bronson and also for your darling family!! Hang in there!

Sarah said...

I just got happy tears.. I'll continue to pray for your sweet family. God bless you!

Jill said...

Sara..happy tears for you today. Biggest hugs ever for Bronson the Brave. We are in awe of all of you.

hugs, kisses, and prayers...

Monica said...

I found your blog through a friend. I am praying that your miracle gets better. May God bless you and your family and especially little Bronson.

Amanda said...

Found your blog through Natalie. Praying and overjoyed for you and your family! So glad to be reading good news!

cindi zirilli clapp said...

loving sweet greetings...i am a friend of your mom and dad (and sis natalie) - i LOVE them...and i recieved notice just this morning regarding your trials and miracles with little angel bronson..i took the liberty of forwarding your blog to my gianormous list of faithful friends and we are ALL surrounding you and your little one with healing light and God's love...there are fantastic lessons in all things in life and the blessings you are witnessing help all of us forgive ourselves for being human and grateful for the wondrous world around us...thank you for sharing your life with us (and trusting us with it)...stay strong...know that you are loved and God is good...more miracles are on their way to you...xoxoxo cindi z

Jenn Granum said...

Rejoicing at the tender mercies being poured upon Bronson and your family! I can't wait for you to be able to hold him either!

Terri said...

Man Sara this is like the Care Bear stare!!! The power of many is amazing. Iam sure the Lord is pleased as well to see such faith from good people. Coming from everywhere. I could hardly wait to get on the computer each time and see how he is doing. Lots of Love to you Sara, and lots of love to Bronson.

lovingmylife said...

Oh how exciting! I am still praying!

L.A. said...

sara...we are praying for baby bronson here in ATLANTA, GA and wishing him a strong and healthy recovery! since the moment i heard of your story we have been praying and sending healing energy and mercies to you guys. i look forward to reading about the moment you are able to hold your baby boy again! this blog is probably better therapy for you than you can imagine! GOD BLESS!

The Terry Family said...

Sara, you are amazing. I know you already have a million messages, but wanted to add one more to tell you how much you are all loved. We will continue praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the priveliege of praying for you son and the whold family. Our childre are a gift from God and they are so very special.

Babata said...

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through a friend and just wanted to send my love and prayers out to your family. We don't know each other but the power of prayer is universal and I am saying a prayer for your dear sweet boy and family tonight, and will continue to do so for as long as needed. May God bless your family :)

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you. I have been in your shoes. I was a good, caring, concientious young mother. It happened 27 years ago (during the spring flooding of 1983) I was distracted while my two youngest children were in the bath tub. My distraction was throwing a load of laundry in the washer. It was an exceptionally busy day - with end of year school activities for our three oldest children, helping a neighbor out, getting dinner ready and pressuring myself to accomplish a list of household chores. As I pulled my baby from the bath tub, an older son called 911 while I did what I could. I did not know CPR, but was able to restore breathing with mouth to mouth. My baby however was still unconscious. Then because of seizures, my sweet 10 month old was air-flighted to Primary Children's. He was able to have a Priesthood blessing before the flight. Our pediatrician made it to Primary Children's shortly after we did. He and a hospital nurse gave me caring, nonjudgmental hugs. We were told it would be touch-and-go that night. He may or may not make it. Our son fought hard. He still had much to do on this earth. We were very blessed that his stay in the hospital was only three days. What a blessing to have the knowledge and expertise of those doctors. Our son is now 28. He obtained an Eagle Scout award, was a finalist in the Sterling Scholar program, served an LDS mission and graduated from the University of Utah. He has a beautiful wife and they are looking forward to children blessing their home. Our prayers are with your family, and for your son's full recovery and a wonderful life. I still remember my relief and happiness when I was able to hold and cuddle my baby again! I certainly learned NOT to point fingers at others!