Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Remember that hunch?

WE HAVE A MIRACLE HAPPENING HERE IN ROOM 2314!
I want to shout it from the rooftops!
My fingers can barely type,
I am shaking...
BRONSON IS AWAKE!
HE IS HERE!
HE IS LOOKING AT ME!
HE IS TRACKING THE TEDDY BEAR WITH HIS EYES!
HE SMILES AT ME WHEN I TICKLE AND PLAY WITH HIM!
HE REACHES FOR THINGS WITH REASON!
HE RESPONDS TO OUR COMMANDS!
WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS...
HE IS IN THERE AFTER ALL!
LIGHTS ON!
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE MY BOY!
JUST LIKE OUR BOY!
.
Just a few minutes ago I came into his room.
I crashed hard-core last night.
Could NOT keep my eyes open any longer.
Slept too late this morning.
Can't remember the last time I slept that long.
I walked in his Room about 9:45 in the middle of an Occupational Therapy session.
They tried to get him to sit yesterday. It did not go well.
Today, they thought they'd try lowering the Precedex.
That darn Precedex...
About half an hour after they turned off the sedation,
he began tracking between the Occupational Therapist and his Nurse, Heidi.
They were shocked.
They tried to call me but there is no cell phone coverage in the parent sleep cells.
Then I slept through the overhead page.
Man, were they excited to show me when I walked in the room!
It was that Precedex.
I KNEW it!
It was the only thing I could think of as we'd poured over his chart looking for an explanantion.
Apparently even the uber-low dose they had him on was too much for his virgin blood.
(He's like his Mama... Just a couple tylenol will knock me out...)
The Nurse Practitioner showed me a text on his pager from our Nurse Heidi, that said
"Bronson is awake and surprisingly alert. Tracking. Sitting. There is no reason this kid needs to be intubated. You must come see! "
All the hospital staff and nurses who love him have been in to see already.
They are thrilled!
We called Daddy.
He wept.
He is driving as fast as he can to get here safely.
He told me of the prayers and scriptures he and our big boys had read together last night.
The tender prayers and the first fast of Bronson's sweet brothers have done this.
The faith of his Daddy has brought this to pass.
The prayers and faith of all of you, collectively petitioning Heaven on his behalf.
The will of God has been shown...
To use our tiny sweet strong and incredible boy
as an instrument in His hands.
To unite strangers and loved ones in faith.
To bear testimony of His love and His power.
We thank you for your prayers.
We thank you for the power of your fast.
We thank you for your faith and sustaining love and support from across the globe.
God IS a God of miracles.
Let us never never forget!
Let us never be afraid to share our testimonies boldly.
Unabashed.
I have a million things to share, but will keep this short, so I can go and be with my boy.
He is back!
Oh thank Heaven he is back!

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Chad and Bree Fowles said...

I am a total stranger ( friend of Melisa N. and Val D.) I am SO SO SO happy for you. I've been following this intently and prayerfully

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zealandsmom said...

THANKS TO GOD!!

Kari said...

WHAT A MIRACLE! I'm so happy for your family! It's a great day for blessings and miracles!

Gloria said...

I am a complete stranger that has been following your story. I have been praying for God to show us his good work. Praise the Lord!
God is Good all of the time and all of the time God is Good! Please post pictures of him awake.

Jill D said...

YEAH!!! I just happened upon your blog from another blog. I have been in tears for your family....now tears of joy!!!

Amy said...

Words cannot express the joy I have for you and your family right now. God is good!!

Emily B. said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! So happy for you and your sweet little boy!!!

Ruthanne said...

Oh Sara I am so happy! I am crying tears of joy for you right now. I continue to pray for him. I have a prayer in my heart all day long for him and for you guys to find peace. YAY!

Whitney said...

Tears of joy for you and your sweet boy!! You are never far from my thought and prayers!

The Benches said...

I am filled to the brim. Best news ever. It is going to be a great day! We love you, we love Bronson, and we'll keep on praying until he is home, safe and sound. What a little fighter!

jenny m. said...

SO happy for your family! You have been in my prayers night and day! Heres to Bronson! YAY!

Dan & Sarah Golbeck said...

I have followed your story from the start. I am a stranger to you. I am a mom of a 17 month old and can't imagine what you have been through. I have been praying the hardest I have ever prayed and I wake up in the morning and one of the first things I do is jump on my computer to your blog to see if God listen to my prayers. I sit and cry at my computer reading the updates. I am so so so happy for you and your little Bronson today. I will continue to pray and think of you daily. Sarah ( Puyallup Wa)

Randay said...

Prayers have been answered in Park City!! I just want to shout from the mountain tops with you!!! When I read this post I couldn't stop crying. Just had two little babies and reading your blog has made me a better mother. Prayed for Bronson last night again and woke up to this. WOW, so blessed!! So happy for your family!!

Lynette said...

I kept thinking the same thing! I asked Peggy all the time is he still drugged up? Because I know I would be so out of it with just a small dose of anything too. I am soooo surprised that the doctors did not bring him out of it sooner. Peggy said they were trying to keep him calm. He looked so strong and healthy yesterday also. IT was hard to believe he would not recover to the place he is today.. Yippee Yahoo!!!
Best News ever!!!!
I felt so much better seeing him and thank you so much for letting us come by.
Bring that Boy home!!!

John said...

That is powerful stuff happening out there. My family has prayed for yours from a distance. Awesome to see the latest on your boy.

Tracy Winningham said...

It is a true testament of faith and prayers. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.
May God continue to watch over your sweet Bronson and the rest of your family.
Continue to believe!!

MiNdY said...

I am weaping... Bronson.. DEAR BRONSON! I am so glad you are back!! AMEN, Sara.. Amen. <3 <3 <3

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B and J Muhlestein said...

You do not know me but my aunt Rachel Payne told all of our family to pray for you and your family. We have all been doing so. Not long ago our family has forgone such a tragedy as well and could not have gotten through it without the prayers and thoughts of so many others. I do not know you or your family but I do know God, and I know he is watching over you. I just hope you know that there are so many people who you do not know that are praying and fasting in your behalf! Good luck! God is always watching and listening!
Sincerely,
Rachel's Niece!

Kat said...

That is AMAZING news!!!! Prayers do work! And I am so happy for your family!

Jenn Granum said...

So full of joy, love, faith, and thankfulness as I read this post. So happy and relieved. How wonderful that you have taken the time to document everything. Your bog is so beautifully written and will be a testament to so many that god lives and miracles still happen!

Jamie said...

Yeah Bronson! We are so happy for your family Sara! It is so nice to see God's hand so prominent in the lives of people around us. Thank you for helping me be a better mom and take time from the chores to enjoy my sweet little Nora. Enjoy your sweet Bronson!

Anonymous said...

another stranger here ... tears of joy are rolling down my cheeks. how your story has touched SO MANY. I will never be the same person ... mommy ... again. prayers of hope and gratitude for your sweet, sweet Bronson.

The Van Fam said...

Another stranger. I have tears streaming down my face. I have a 16 month old, as I watched her playing yesterday my heart ached for you and your family. What a wonderful thing to read today. The power of prayer and the Priesthood. The miracles were allowed to have. Hopefully soon you can have your baby back in your home.

renhallows said...

I am another stranger to you among the others praying for you and your family. I found your blog through a friend of a cousin and so on and so forth. You have made me look at my 5 children with much more tendernesss in my eyes and voice. I am so happy that youR boy has surfaced. God is a good God!

Carin said...

my heart is full, tears are brimming...feeling so grateful! HE IS BACK!!!!! what a beautiful miracle!!!! thank you for sharing it!!!

Kierstin said...

Tears of joy...I am SO SO SO happy for your precious and beautiful family ...YAY Bronson way to go Buddy!!!! What a WONDERFUL day...so happy for your beautiful family...such a beautiful post, your words are so true and so touching! ((((HUGS))))

Jacee Zyler and zaiden said...

as the rest im a total stranger been following your blog since it was posted on face my dear god what a merical your so blessed

Anonymous said...

This is WONDERFUL! I have been following your blog daily and offering my prayers. This is truley a miracle! Your story has touched my life like you will never know...thank you! May the blessings keep coming and may little Bronson continue to recover to his pre-tragedy health.

Traci said...

Oh, oh, oh, we are so thrilled! Let the spirit continue to strengthen you and lift you up! That little guy is one lucky little stinker to have you as his mommy and Matt as his daddy! Blessed Boy! Blessed Mommy! Blessed Daddy! Blessed us for knowing you!

Krista said...

WHAT!!!???? That is AMAZING and so miraculous. After seeing him yesterday, I've been so scared and praying harder than EVER. You were right about that dang Precedex...Yeah! Halleleujah that the OT and nurse FINALLY saw it! Oh happiness!!!

Sabrina said...

What a wonderful blessing that has been bestowed upon you all! I'm so happy for you and Bronson! I will be following your little man's progress, and I look forward to the day he gets to come home!

Julie M. said...

Hooray!! What wonderful news. I hope it keeps going up hill from here. You are in my thoughts and prayers often!

Sandy said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! God is good!!! I am so excited for you!!! Indeed this is the best news ever!!! Go Bronson Go!!

Anonymous said...

Sara,
Oh, that is so exciting!! All praise goes to God!
He truly is the God of Miracles!
Jan Starr (CA)

Marla B said...

I too cried when I read this update! That is great!! Keep up the good work baby B! You can do it.
I, too, am another stranger that found your blog. Thanks for sharing your feelings & thoughts. As a woman & mother, I am completely moved by your writing, and hope to for the journey to continue with baby B home!!

Anonymous said...

I'm soooooo happy for you! I was reading today's update and my husband walked in and wondered why I was crying! It's such a testimony of the power of prayer, fasting and priesthood blessings. Bronson will enjoy reading your wonderful blog someday and will know how many people love him and were praying for him.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me or my family but we are of the same faith. (LDS). I was directed to your blog a few days ago and I have been praying for your little boy so much! I check your blog several times a day, hoping for the update that you posted today! I'm so grateful that he is back! What a wonderful feeling. I have three little boys myself and I have been giving them extra hugs and kisses, thinking of your little one.

Ryann said...

Another stranger...just wanted to say this is beyond wonderful news. Thank you for updating and I'm so happy that your little boy is doing well. I've been following what has happened and have not been able to stop thinking about your family since. You are all so wonderful and my tears are now tears of joy for you all.

jaredean said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! Ok, last week i came to visit on Monday night and Tuesday morning he woke up and was alert - then i came last night and this morning he is awake - i'm just sayin :-)

I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely wonderful, joyous news! My thoughts will continue to be with you and your family, now as you enjoy the return of your little boy.

tyler's mommy said...

i sit here at work, eating my lunch, with tears streaming down my face. how absolutely wonderful.

bronson's back! how absolutely wonderful.

The Farnsworths said...

You do not know me but I am have been following your story for the past few days. It has really touched me since my son is right around the same age, and for one night he was in the same NICU unit as your son. The Lord must have some special purpose for your son. I am so happy that today is going so well for you and your family. I will keep praying that it continues.

Anonymous said...

praise be to Jesus!! Thank you lord! Crying tears of joy for your family!!!

Ashley said...

I don't know you, but a friend shared your blog with me.

I have been praying for your little boy and this is such an awesome miracle! Go Bronson, go!

Ashley
(Cape Cod, MA)

{jane} said...

Hallelujuah!!!!

Bronson is going to forever have a special place in my heart, hugs to all of you!

The Hendrix's said...

Sara
I am so excited for your sweet family. I have tears of joy streaming down my face. I have been following Bronson's progress for the past week. Although I do not know you, your blog has given us all more faith, more hope, more patience with our little ones, more of everything that is needed. Thank you for sharing your tragedy and joy with all of us. Bronson has brought so many people closer to their loved ones and has helped so many testimonies grow. Congrats on your baby being BACK!!!

laney said...

I one of the many strangers reading your blog since your nightmare started. I have been praying for you every night in hope that this miracle would happen. I am so happy to hear that Bronson is doing so well and is BACK!!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Widdison Family in Heber said...

We are jumping for JOY!!! Oh, how we have all been praying and pleading with our Father in Heaven, and waiting 10 LONG DAYS for this BEAUTIFUL NEWS!!! Sara and Matt we send lots of LOVE & HUGS!!! Suzanne

-Amy- said...

Best news ever!! I am so happy for all of you. Faith and prayer are real...he is a testimony of that:)

TanuvasaCasa said...

WOOHOO!!! This is such great news!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog everyday and have been praying for your sweet little B. I am so happy for you!!!

Brittanie said...

I am so happy. So very very very happy. I'm in tears. What a miracle. Fasting is the power by which miracles come, and the sweet faith of his brothers I'm sure shouted in the heavens.

Oh yay!

Adi said...

I'm totally bawling reading this! Followed your blog made me feel like I knew you guys and you were all good friends that I was praying for. I felt like I was there with you all and I'm SO glad beyond glad that he's pulled through. What a miracle!

Natierae said...

I too have been quietly following your blog. You already know how wonderful that news is, how elated I was to read it. It brought me to tears to think of the blessings Heavenly Father grants to us. May the miracles your family has received never cease.

Much Love

Daphne (from Louisiana) said...

My heart is full of smiles for your family...GOD is great!! We will continue to pray this his progress just keeps getting better and he is renewed and made whole again!

Keep on keepin' on Bronson!

meg said...

I AM SO HAPPY IM BAWLING MY EYES OUT!!! Prayers of thanks are on their way!!!! We love you!!!

Britney said...

tears of happiness. tears of gratitude. so many tears. i am so happy he is back. hooray!

Kristin said...

So happy for all of you.

The Penn Peay Family said...

Yeah!! God bless you. so, so happy and relieved for you. Think about you daily. That little guy is a fighter and has a wonderful family. Heavenly Father and his tender mercies can never be measured.

So, glad to hear his wonderful progression!!

The Penn Peay Family

Ashley Thalman said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!!!!!

House of Payne said...

yeah!!! oh the faith of little children!! i can't even begin to imagine the relief your heart must feel at this time! i'm so happy for you and for your family!! so happy!!

Kristin said...

(oops didn't mean to publish comment yet)

I read this post as the song Feels like home on your playlist was playing. Wow. Tears. Again, I'm so happy for you. Bless all of you.

A fellow Provovian and mother.

Anonymous said...

You have made my day! Thank you for sharing!

Alex Fox

Thompson Family said...

I am weeping with joy! I have been so very touched by your faith and continue to pray for sweet Bronson and your family. Our Father in Heaven in a God of Miracles!!!

Anonymous said...

You do not know me, but I fasted for little Bronson on Sunday.
I have four kids also, the exact same ages as yours, and I can not imagine...
Even from a distance, I am feeling overwhelmed by another miracle and answer to prayers. So happy for you.
(Bakersfield, California)

Jill said...

Oh Sara, to see Bronson smile and be the boy he is brings tears of gratitude. So full of emotion for you and your boys. So thrilled for you and matt...

We love you...

Robert & Jasmin dey said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with all of us.We have been praying for Bronson all week.I am so happy to hear that he is doing so well!

Kyle and Katie said...

I just came to your blog for the first time and read everything you've posted about your precious baby boy. I am so happy to hear of the great progress he's had! I am so happy for you and your family and so many loved ones! I will remember you and your family in my prayers. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure how I came across your blog, but I did. I must tell you that I have not prayed in a long time. (really prayed) I did the whole "Now I lay me down..." and usually was asleep before I finished. I read your blog last night, and when I went to bed I prayed. I really prayed, and I feel like I remember waking in the night and my soul was STILL praying. Thoughts of Bronson have not left me and I prayed all the way to work. I just saw your post! I have been a little lost from God, and you and your story touched me and has brought me back. Thank you for sharing and YAY BRONSON!!!!!!!!!

Lea Anne said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! I am another stranger who has been following your blog from Missouri and have been praying for your sweet Bronson. Thrilled for you and your family!

M&N said...

I am another complete stranger who is weeping for you and your family. What a miracle! Heavenly Father is so wonderful.

Jordi said...

Sara,
I am so happy righ now! I'm not sure if you remember me (I am a friend of Mindy) but you and your family have been in my prayers and the prayers of my family, friends and co-workers. We are all so excited and grateful that Bronson is doing well! How wonderful it is to witness the power that the Priesthood has to heal the sick. I am so grateful that Matt is a worthy Priesthood holder and has the power to act in Gods name for your family in this time of need. Thank you for Matt and yours amazing testimonies, faith and strength through this trial. You have in turn strenghtened my faith and testimony.
Love you guys!
Jordan Welch

Alicia said...

This is the best news of the day. Congratulations. Prayers have been working for you and your family.

Katie said...

Congratulations! Yay!!

Meagan Zastrow said...

Another stranger here, I am a mother of 3 and found about your little man through another blog that I follow. Your family has been in my heart and prayers and I am crying for joy for your family. Thank you for your example.

Becca and Jared Anderson said...

My sister sent me a text minutes ago letting me know about Bronson. Between the two of us, we are on your blog around the clock.

Yeah!!!!! I am so excited, so relieved, so grateful!!! I couldn't help but cry when I first read it, and I still am!!! I can't wait to see more pictures. . .

Thank you for the update! I am on cloud nine :)

Thank you Heavenly Father! Thank you so much. . .

Anonymous said...

You don't know me but I have been following your story via a post on baby center for prayer. I am so happy for you and your family. Your sweet little boy is a miracle what a fighter. Continued love and blessings
Summer & Family in California

Kristina said...

How AWESOME!!! What a wonderful day for you!! I am so happy he is a little Miracle, not just to you but for all us moms who have felt your pain. Much prayers and love!!

Heaven's Eye Phtotography said...

Today there is so much to be gracious about and I am so happy to add this good news to the long list:) Praise God!

Anonymous said...

I am a total stranger to you, yet I am bawling my eyes out reading this update!! I have been following your story and reading all of the updates. As a mother of 2 small children, I rejoice with you. THANK GOD for MIRACLES...Bronson has definitely grabbed the attention of the entire nation....what a miracle to have him laugh when you tickle him...just what you wished for in your previous journal entry!!! Squeeze him tight for all of us who have been following...what an honor it would be to know your family...you have shown such strength and have taught us to spend more time with our children, squeeze a little tighter, love a little harder....thank you so much for sharing your story...what an inspiration Bronson has been to us all!

Heather Gibb said...

I have been checking your blog daily for updates and I am so thrilled for all of you!! I hope all the prayers he is receiving continue to be answered! You've really given me a new perspective. Thanks for sharing your intimate thoughts.

Wendy said...

I am yet another stranger who happened upon your blog. I have read the whole thing, weeping for you and your family.

I am so glad that Bronson is coming back to you.

I am praying that he makes a full and fast recovery.

Melissa said...

AMEN!!!!

Dawn said...

I, too, have been checking your blog daily. This is such great news! I am very happy for you and Bronson. I will continue praying for all of you!

Jen Pugh said...

I'm crying tears of joy for you!
Yeah baby B we knew you where in there :)

Shelley said...

You don't know me at all... but I am bawling over here... and dancing around my room to your great taste in blog music! I'm so excited to know he is back!! What a miracle :)

Brady & Ashley said...

I am also a stranger...but I have nothing but feelings of love for you and your family. You and your family are such an example of inspiration and testimony. Your story and words have made me want to be a better person. I could not be happier for you guys in hearing this news and will pray that things continue to improve!

Anonymous said...

TEARS OF JOY HERE!!! So happy and prayres will continue!!xoxoxox

Ty and Juju Brown said...

What a miracle! xoxox to baby Bronson!

Joel and Carrie said...

FANTASTIC NEWS!!!

Scott & Tami said...

I am weeping tears of joy!!!! I am so ecstatic....way to go BRONSON!!! Bronson's the MAN!!! He IS a ROCKSTAR!!!! I am so pumped right now. Sara, enjoy your little boy and we will continue to pray for his recovery to be fast.

All our love,
The Nelsons
Scott, Tami, Jake, Layton, & Dallin

Peg Lewis said...

Grandpa and the rest of us over here in the FHL can't control our tears. Our God is a god of miracles. Thanks for letting us know as it unfolded.

Beth said...

Sara - You and your family have been in my thoughts all week. Ever since my sister called and told me the news, I've thought of little else. I don't ever pray, but I have been praying for little Bronson.

It's been cloudy and rainy here all morning, but the sun broke thru the clouds for a few minutes and caught my attention. I wondered, could this be a sign of good news? Maybe a coincidence, but I came to the computer and saw your post. I cannot express how relieved I am to hear this wonderful news! Evidence that miracles DO happen, and Heavenly Father has heard and answered the many many prayers offered on Bronson's behalf.

Much love to you all,
Beth Norton

Michelle said...

I have been following your story for a few days, I saw it on Facebook. I have been praying for you and your family and am so happy to read about your MIRACLE! What a blessing!!

Shannon Kilstrom Photography said...

I have tears of joy for you. Reading this post has made my day. I think of sweet Bronson constantly and have been praying for his miracle. God is good!!!!

Give him lots of extra hugs and kisses from all of us who have been praying for him and cheering him on!

The Linfords said...

Oh Sara!! This just makes me come to tears!! That is such GREAT news!!!

Kelsie Henrichsen said...
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Kelsie Henrichsen said...

Crying with tears of joy!! This is truly AMAZING! We are so happy little B is back! Can't wait to hear more on his progress! Sending lots of love!

Ryan Kelsie & Keegan
Heber

Shelly said...

Hello,

I actually just came across your blog yesterday and have been checking back repeatedly. I am so so happy for you and Bronson. The amazing thing about little brains are they are resilient (I'm an OT working with adults with brain injury). Although your journey is far from over its so exciting to hear that he's doing so well. Bronson and your family are in my thoughts!

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

What a miracle!! We are so happy for your family!!!

... said...

Yay!!! This is such wonderful news! Thank you for letting us share all of this with you! I can hardly type as I'm full of tears. Bronson is awake!

Natalie said...

Tears, chills, and more tears for a little boy I've never met. I am SO happy for you.

Steph said...

That is such wonderful news! We are so happy for your family!!

Tutu said...

Another stranger, crying tears of joy for you and your beautiful family. Thank you, God for miracles!

Sarah said...

You don't know me, but I've been following your blog, from a friends. I have been praying for all of you and your sweet little one. I know prayers are heard, and it makes a difference with so many! I am so happy for all of you. What a fighter he is and an inspiration to all. May God continue to bless you and your family. You can do it Bronson!

Liz said...

I am like so many others - a complete stranger, but your family has filled my thoughts and prayers ever since I saw Natalie's first post and linked over to your blog. What wonderful and exciting news! Miracles do not cease to exist. GO BRONSON!!!!!!

-Liz M
S Ogden, Utah

Rachel @ Busy Mommy Media said...

I don't know you either but I've been following your story and praying for your little boy. He must be well needed here! What a miracle. We'll continue to pray for your family.

Bethany said...

Yay!! What wonderful news!!

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

another stranger here .... Happy very happy and with tears to hear the best news for the week!!! Baby B keep bring us more news for the rest of the weekend!!!!!!! I am so happy that i will have an ice-cream!

Anonymous said...

WHOOT WHOOT! Thank you Jesus! Still praying!

Stacey O'Connell

Emily said...

I have tears in my eyes! As we like to say around here, "WHOO HOO!!!" Continuing to send prayers and hopeful thoughts your way. Go, Bronson, go!!!

Tracie said...

Thank God!!! That is such wonderful news! I am yet another stranger but my thoughts and prayers have been with Bronson since I found your blog! I am so happy for you today! I will continue to pray!

LINDA said...

I'm crying happy tears for your baby, you and your family. God is good. God bless you!!

Candace said...

Oh I am so happy for you. So so happy. Words can't describe. This post brought the tears immediately and I can't wait to tell all my friends that Bronson is doing so much better!!!

nennermommy said...

If someone could see me right now they would think Bronson is my son. I think I am just as excited and tearful as you. That is amazing!!! Bronson is proof of miracles!!! Congrats Mommy, Daddy and Brothers!!!! XOXOXO

renae said...

spilling over with joy at this miraculous news... amazing! i can't wait to see pics or video of this sweet boy who has united us all in prayer. yay for bronson!

Anonymous said...

Yay! The news we have all been waiting for! The BEST news yet!!
Tears of joy and hope fill my eyes right now and I can't be happier!
You have touched my heart in so many ways that I can't begin to describe! Because of you and sweet Bronson, I have been trying SO hard to be the very best mommy I can be! Squeezing my kids a little longer each day!
Thank you thank you!
We will continue to pray for your sweet family!

McGiven Family.... said...

I just got ready for the day and am running out the door for preschool but thought I would check for an update before I left. This is the BEST news ever. The tears are flowing...so much for the makeup I just applied. We are so happy for you and your family! We will continue to pray for a quick recovery for Bronson so that he may return home to be with his big brothers! I believe in miracles!

Anonymous said...

you totally do not know me either but i have been waiting for this post. seriously brought tears to my eyes. so happy for you. you are a wonderful writer, i am sure you can only express a fraction of what you are feeling in words but it is very powerful. i cannot imagine what you are going through. so happy for the wonderful blessing you received today!!!

Anonymous said...

God is good.

Laura said...

I'm so happy for you. You have made my day. Way to go Bronson, what a little fighter you have on your hands. Now I don't feel like I have to check for your up dates every hour. Enjoy your precious little boy.
I will keep praying for you and that you all will be going home together soon.
Thank you so much for the update.

Liesl said...

Yipee! Way to go Bronson! Miracles are real and God is Good!

The Queen Vee said...

Welcome back little strong Bronson.

Prayers continue!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you and your family! I am in tears right now but there not like the tears I shed before for your family. They are tears of joy and gratitude! God truly is a God of miracles! Yours and many others, as well as my own, prayers were answered!

Anna K. said...

I am so happy for you family! Thank you for touching my life.

Ashley Willis said...

Sara!!! I'm crying tears of joy with and for you today and offering prayers of gratitude to our Father in Heaven!!!

Erin S. said...

a huge sigh of relief from me to you! so happy for you and yours!

The ZELAYA'S said...

you do not know me but I found your blog through a mutual friend of Mindy im guessing your sister in law? Anyways i have followed your blog since your first post. i have to check it mulitple times a day. i am astonished at what a strong little boy you have there! Bronson is truly a miracle baby! I can honestly say we havent stopped praying and will continue to pray for him and your family! Our little town here in Vernal has been touched deeply by your story! You are an incredible woman Sara you and your husbands faith and testimony just baffles me! You guys seem so strong I am just amazed at what miracle just occured today! May God continue to be with you and like i said we will continue praying for baby Bronson and your family. This hit home for me because i am always doing this with my children i have a little boy not much older than bronson and a daughter that is 3. you have definetly opened up my eyes! Thank you so much for your posts! I cant tell you how incredible you truly are!!

TyandKolbi said...

My eyes are full of tears, silently thanking our Heavenly Father. Give him kisses from all of us!

Anonymous said...

Hurray! I'm sitting here crying and I don't even know your family, but I am the grandmother of a boy the same age so I have been praying hard for your Bronson!

Erin Pick said...

Yet another total stranger touched!
Tears are streaming down me and my little boys face, I had faith before, and now it's stronger than ever! Thank you for sharing your family with us! I have so much grattitude for you, and for our Heavenly Father! Keep up the good work "B"!

Mary said...

Awesome!!!

The Johnson Family said...

I am so happy to hear this great news. I have worried/ thought about/ prayed for you guys ever since Mindy put this on facebook.

Brook

Anonymous said...

I am so happy I'm crying like a baby right now! What a testimony builder this is! We'll continue to pray for sweet little Bronson and your family.
Alisha Evans
Rigby, ID

Diane Feinauer said...

Miracles Happen. Everyday. We are surrounded by them. I just knew Bronson was one. Oh what an amazing BOY. Oh what an amazing MOMMY. Oh what an amazing FAMILY. Oh what an amazing MIRACLE!

There is miraculous power in FAITH and PRAYER.

Oh what JOY!

Diane Feinauer

My Life as a Domestic Goddess said...

Oh Sara! This is the best news yet. I too thought the meds had to be keeping him so out of it. When I saw him yesterday I was overcome with peace. Since then I have known that he was going to be okay. He is such a little fighter. I love you & your sweet family. I can't wait for the big Welcome Home Celebration!!!

Taylor and Jana said...

I am so happy and grateful for this awesome news! Our Heavenly Father is watching out for your sweet family and it is just amazing to see His miracles unfold!

Sue said...

Huzzah! Hooray! Hallelujah! Welcome back, Bronson! Waiting to see a pic of your smiling face without that intubation tube!

A couple days ago I was reading through some of your old posts, remembering your "Bun in the Oven" post. I was overcome by the Spirit when I read your words about being pregnant with Bronson, "You cannot convince me that it is not our own little miracle... there is just no other explanation..." Indeed, Bronson is the Miracle Man! Love you all!

Kare said...

What wonderful news! A friend of mine pointed me towards your heartfelt blog last night, and you and your family have been on my mind ever since. May the miracle you are continuing to witness be never-ending... Blessings and happiness and continued healing to you all.

Christina said...

Oh Praise God!!!

I just came to your blog last night and wept bitterly as I have read about Bronson's accident and your updates on his condition.

THANK GOD for his healing power!

Congratulations! I know you are thrilled to have your boy back!

I will continue to pray for you and your precious family!

Brad and Hailey said...

My coworkers and I have been following your story and you've been in all of our thoughts and prayers. We are so glad that your boy is back! We hope you get to take him home soon! What a true miracle!

The Au Family said...

What a beautiful miracle and blessing for your family. My mom called me in tears to tell me that great news! My mom is following in Florida and I am in California. Thank you for sharing your story, your faith, and your love with all of us!

Shawna said...

I, like so many others, am a stranger to you. I found your blog through another and have not stopped thinking of you and your family and that amazing little boy! I have kept him in my prayers and can admit that I have squeezed my kids harder this last week because of your story. Thank you for allowing all of us to take this journey with you... please continue to keep us all updated as best you can.
This post has me in chills. I am SO THANKFUL that today has been a good day. Hopefully the first of many!
GOD BLESS!!

Emily Mecham said...

You don't know me (I'm a friend of Julie Grover's), but I want to thank you for your sweet, tender, honest testimony. I have been eagerly following your story and praying for your sweet boy and family. He has indeed united all who have read his story in the power of faith. Our God is indeed a God of miracles. May the Spirit continue to wrap his loving arms around you and your little one.

Anonymous said...

I am so, so happy for you and your family. I too am a stranger who came across your blog from another blog. I have been praying for your family every day, every night, and check your blog multiple times a day hoping to see this update. I am so glad to hear his progress.

Thank you for your strong and bold testimony, you have inspired me! I will continue to pray for a full recovery of your sweet little boy! Mary (Orem, UT)

Jeni said...

I have been praying for your family daily. I can honestly say that this is the best news I've heard all year. I am so grateful! What a miracle!! Thank you for sharing your story with us!

We will continue to pray for Bronson.

God is GREAT!!!

Nate,Lindsay & Teagan said...

I dont know you.. my friend gave me your blog.. not sure how she got it but I have a 15 month old so your story really hit home.. you are on strong person.. and I am so glad today is a good day!! hope all is well.. cant wait till i read that you are taking that sweet strong boy home :)

Anonymous said...

Praise God, Praise God!!! Prayers have been answered!!!


Linda in Alabama

Celeste said...

Hooray for Bronson!!! Hooray for Miracles!!! Thank you for sharing your testimony and your faith. Your experience has changed me and made me a better person. I have more faith than I did a week ago. I care more about the things that matter most. Thank you for the reminder that God is amazing and miraculous! I am so happy for you!!!

Our EyreLife said...

What a perfect birthday present for me this morning!

You know, the most miraculous thing about all of this to ME is that my own prayers have changed so much just thinking so much about your baby.

Its such a blessing to be part of such a huge force of prayers heading in your direction!

Many more prayers and thoughts your way as your miracle continues to make miracles in our lives, too.

Stephanie said...

Ohmygoodness!!!!!!!

I'm shedding tears of joy for you.

Now he'll be home soon with you and your family.

I'm so very happy for you!!

Stephanie in Ontario, Canada

Anonymous said...

I am SO happy for your adorable family! I am a total stranger as well and have been checking your blog over and over again and praying to read the news that you posted today. What a blessing! I will continue praying for all of you. I thank you for sharing your story with all of us and for the faith that you have shown and for the way it has helped my testimony grow. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family! Bronson will continue to be in my prayers!!!

Kacy said...

I am also a complete stranger. I, like others, have been praying for a miracle for your family and Heavenly Father has heard our prayers.

Shmonae said...

I can't even see straight to type this :))))) I can't begin to express how worried I have been, I have been somewhat crazy.... (all I could think to do is get the word out).
I will have to share more later when we can actually talk. Miracles are real. I woke up today having peace for the first time since I heard of the tragedy, I was almost confused.
YEAAAAA!!!!
email doesn't do my joy justice :))

amy said...

What a blessed miracle! This story--your story has changed my life and counltless others! Thank you Sara for your unwaivering faith. Much love to you and your precious little one.

Jenny Bracken said...

Oh i am sooo excited for you....I am also a total stranger who has "stumbled" across your blog. You are touching and teaching so many with your strong faith. God IS a God of miracles.....I look at my 3 little miracles every day :) Bronson and your family will still be in our prayers. YAY BRONSON!!!

Anonymous said...

I am weeping!!! Tears of joy!! SO happy-SO SO happy! Truly shaking...

Karen Duncan said...

My heart is bursting with the spirit, as tears roll down my face, What JOY!!!! What EXCITEMENT!!!!!! Sarah, Im so honoured to be a part of all those prayers and fasting, WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!!! GOD BLESS !!!! ENJOY!!! your little BOY!!!!


THANKYOU HEAVENLY FATHER !!!!!

Lipscomb Family said...

Wow! Celebrating with you today!! :)

Jessica Jewkes said...

I don't know your sweet little family but have been following little Bronson's progress. As I read your latest post tears of joy filled my eyes. What a miracle! God is good!

Krystin said...

I am literally crying at my desk at work!! I am SOOO thrilled at this turn of events!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny's mom said...

Ii am so happy for you!!! God Bless! You made my day!

Skye said...

Wow, absolutely the very best thing I could read!! As it seems to be a common theme, I found this blog through another and can't stop thinking about it. It made me cry just looking at my own kids. Your story has touched so many and may you and your family continue to feel the endless support...your baby's on his way, sister!

Linge Crew said...

I am a stranger also following your story. Your story has touched and changed so many lives. I am so happy for you and your family:)

Amy Bouck said...

You don't know me, but I have following Bronson's story and have been waiting for the day that a post like this would show up. God's miracles are amazing and I am so grateful that Bronson is dong better. I cried when I saw what happened to him and even though I don't know you or your sweet family, I have feel like I do now. God is great and he does watch over us every minute of every day! Congrats and I can't wait to see what he does next!!!

Amy Bouck
theboucks@gmail.com

Ryan,Erika and Kaylee Pettersson said...

Tears in my eyes. Tears of happiness for you, baby B and your family. I can't describe the joy my heart is filled with! ! Your family's faith, humbleness is a great example for me and I will continue to pray for all of you and thank God for "sending " b back to you. ( I know he was never gone but I'm sure it felt like it ).

Stacie said...

I don't even know you and I'm crying for you! It hit close to home since I have 4 girls, one that age. So easily things can distract us...and NOW! Thank goodness for your faith, I'm so happy for you!

Shannon said...

I just learned of your story yesterday but have been refreshing your page over and over waiting for an update. I was so happy to see you had posted. Then I read the post and the entire time I was just in tears! I have a daughter 2 months younger than your dear Bronson. I am just sooo happy for you and your family! GOD BLESS YOU LITTLE BRONSON!! YOU ARE SUCH A FIGHTER!!!! Can't wait to hear more great news!!!!

esianoyam3 said...

Words can't even begin to express how happy I am for you and your sweet family. I've been praying my little heart out for all of you, and will continue to do so. Your writing has been inspiring, and you've helped my faith to grow 100-fold this last little while.

Lovell Home said...

Words can not express how excited we are for the Staker family. This is the best news EVER!!!

Hedrick Family said...

My name is Megan and I came across your blog the other night..I was thrilled to hear of this good news! We have been praying for your family, and continue to pray that things will continue to get better!

Kernal Ken said...

Sara and Matt,
The Queen Vee and I are friends with Sue Richardson. We have been following your blog and praying for Bronson and your family since we learned of this tragedy.
As a cancer patient of two years ago, I can testify to the power of prayer on my behalf. And now God's hand has been shown once again.
As my family says, "We don't just believe in miracles; we RELY on them."
Prayers continue.

Rose said...

Another total stranger, SO HAPPY for you! Praise God!

merideth said...

so grateful to you as a mother and to you a mother... cannot comprehend how hard this must have been for you. what an amazing outcome.
so happy for you. so glad you have your baby boy back.

Kati said...

Sara,

I have been checking your blog daily since Natali Norton blogged about you and your stuggle. I am thrilled to read that Bronson is doing well. I can not wait to read more blogs filled with good news. God sure is good isn't he.

All my love and prayers,
Kati
Peoria, IL

Sabra said...

Today...I cry tears of JOY!!! Yes he is a God of Miracles and like you have said. He hears and answers prayers. :)

Anonymous said...

I do not believe I happened upon your story by accident. I have been following from the beginning and believe that I am forever changed... as a mother... as a wife... what ever role I'm in... I am changed.

Thank you for this testimony of faith! Thank you for your strength! Thank you for sharing.

What a fighter you are Litte B!!! I knew you would be back!
Thank you Jesus!!! Thank you for making him whole!

Much love from Texas

Ashlee said...

Hooray for miracles!

Anonymous said...

Sara, Even my husband has gotten sucked in to your family's story. This morning he knelt in couple prayer and pleaded for your boy by name. I know you do not know us, but we love you and your sweet boy. HIP HIP HORRAY for today's news.
God is good.

Yvonne

sandy channell said...

That is great news! The strength of your family is amazing.

Lizzy said...

I just found your blog last night and couldn't stop reading. I did not sleep well at all. I dreamed about your little son all night. I have 4 children, and have left them in the tub to run and do something "really quick", the same as you. I wanted to let you know this has changed me. Never again will I leave their side. I was overjoyed this morning to read of his progress and return to normal! God bless all of you! (oh and I think the faith of his momma had something to do with his recovery as well!)

Becki said...

total blog stalker!

I am sooo very happy that your prayers have been answered. I will keep Bronson and your family in my prayers for a continued blessed recovery.

The Vances said...

God is a God of Miracles! Thank you for sharing your story with such honesty... My husband and I both have had those moments where we walk away! I have hugged my children more since reading your blog. I have been praying for your little family and am so happy for your little miracle! I am a better mother because of your courage! God Bless you and your little guy!

Babata said...

YEAH!!!!!!! Soooo happy for you!!!!

Andria said...

Praise the Lord for His mighty work!! I don't know you all, but found your story on a friend's photography website! I have ben following what's happened, & am SOOO happy that the Lord is healing your little boy!

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

Sobbing tears of joy for God is so AWESOME and powerful and hears all of our prayers for your sweet Bronson and your family. I have been praying non stop for Bronson and your family since I learned of your prayer needs from Heidi Bitter Brady. I am forever changed. I thank you so much for sharing your story and allowing all of us to pray for you and walk side by side with you via this Blog you are writing. You, Bronson and your Family have touched so many lives and what a testimony this is to how Loving, Gracious, Commpasionate and powerful our God is. Bless all of you. We send Love and hugs From our home in Oregon. Praise the lord!!!!

Molly said...

I feel like I've been holding my breath for a week and a half and can finally breath a little. I can only imagine how you feel! I am So Extatic! Go Bronson! You are still in our prayers!

kerri said...

Beyond thrilled for you, and praising God.

Kelly said...

Oh, Sara!! Another stranger here, though I've come to think of you as close friends! CHILLS CHILLS CHILLS!!!! I got so many chills as I read your exciting news! PRAISE GOD!! :) What an awesome and wonderful miracle. That boy is a true fighter. Thank God for him and for such a wonderful family, many friends, and all the strangers praying for him! What a day, huh?! Congrats and I will be continuing in prayer for you and your little guy. :)

XOXO
Kelly

TARA WARTHEN MADSEN said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sara - I cannot wait to see pictures of the new-and-improved Bronson!!!!!! I thanked God this morning for his mercy on Bronson and your beautiful family.

{Anne} said...

Soooo exciting and such wonderful news! What an amazing miracle. We can't wait to hear more. Thank you for sharing the update.

ashley g. said...

May the love of God continually pour down on your family! Ho LOVES your family.

-Yet another stranger in South Jordan (friend of a PICU nurse)

Shanin Chamberlain said...

Finally! We are overjoyed and can't wait to see that spunky little boy soon. We knew he could do it! Love you!

Anj said...

I'm lost for words.

Welcome back baby Bronson!

HE said YES!

Terri said...

OHHHHHH HAPPY DAY!!! Again like so many others share tears of joy. I can hardly wait to see a new picture of your dear one smiling. You have sure waited a long time to see his crooked little smile again. GOD IS A GOD OF MIRACLES. love you sara

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Prayers for your family, prayers filled with gratitude for such an amazing miracle! I am so happy for your family and for your little one!!!!!!!

Amy said...

God Bless You! I said a prayer last night as I tucked my son in. He had been feverish all day and all I think about was what you and your family was going through. I am so elated to hear this news. Bless you.

nikki said...

Thats such good news.... What an answer to prayer! God is good :) I was so happy to read your post this morning... It gave me goosebumps!
Love Nikki x
(Australia)

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