Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Gwyneth!

Four weeks ago you made a most remarkable entry into our world. Your strength and will is strong - just like your mommy's. And the love we have for you is so big.

I hope to see you in a couple of days.
(Please don't judge your grandfather by the print gown he wears in the picture. It wasn't my choice of apparel, but was all they had available at the time!)


Anonymous said...

WOW! I can't believe it's been a month! THANKS BE TO GOD for all the prayers answered and we pray that many more good things will be coming their way! God Bless you and your family!

Rick Lawrenson said...

It will be a month on Feb. 8 (Friday). But this is a milestone for her!

Anonymous said...

Truly hard to believe that four weeks have gone by. Praise God for his miracle and for choosing such a special family to demonstrate his love to the world. I can't wait for them to get home!! Barbara Kay

Anonymous said...

looking good Grampa Rick :)

so pleased that Your little grandaughter is doing sooo well, hoping she is out of her plastic womb and in the loving arms of her earth family

may God continue to bless you all xx

Anonymous said...

Grandpa is all that and a pancake too- even with a flowery dress on. tee hee

Terry Gray Sr. said...

Happy Birthday Gwyneth!

Spoken like a true, seasoned
Grand-Pa Rick.

Prayers for all from our house.

Rick Lawrenson said...

"Grandpa is all that and a pancake too- even with a flowery dress on. tee hee"

It's easy to say that hiding behind anonymity.

islandgirlart said...

What really blows my mind is that Gwyneth is not suppose to be in 'our world' yet.
But, God, always has a Divine Plan - He gave man the Wisdom and technology to intervene and keep little Gwyneth and other micro-preemies alive and thriving.
Simply amazing that once outside the womb she can eat, sleep, poop (did I just type that), move, make sounds, survive and thrive with kangeroo care - just like she is suppose to be here - with accomodations, of course
Our God is truly an Awesome God and we ARE fearfully and wonderfully made!
I stand amazed
cindy w

Unknown said...

Happy 4 weeks baby Gwyneth!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Gwyneth. What a strong little girl. Your Grandpa looks kinda neat in the special gown.

Sara said...

you sure have a beautiful grand daughter, I'm a huge fan of the photo where she's grabbing her dad's finger - she has the longest little fingers, maybe she'll be a paino player when she grows up!

keeping gwyneth & her mum in my thoughts & prayers

Laura said...

just tell that sweet baby girl someday that the nicu nurses were being silly and made you dress up in that adorable gown...we do sometimes act silly but we love grandpas who love their grandbabies.
ps the little boy in my comment icon was a 24 weeker and yes, was as small(er) once as your gwyneth rose.

Kristy said...

I am just a girl from Texas who has been so touched by your family. I am giving God all the glory that Little Gwyneth is here and that she is doing better everyday, and I will be praying for Tricia who I know God loves and I also know that God will heal her and she will get her brand spankin new pair of lungs!!!1 God bless you and your family.


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Scott said...

Happy Birthday Gwyneth, and Grandpa!

Crystal Lee Smith said...

Grandpa you have a very precious darling granddaughter. She is a determined little fighter. It sounds like she gets those qualities from her mother.

Praying earnestly. Knowing that the challenges we face and confront head on w/ our Faith, proves more and more that our God is an Awesome God.

Praising the Lord for Gwyenth's 1st of many Birthdays! Happy Birthday sweet Rose.

Jeri said...

Oh little Miss Gwyneth,
You grow girl!!!

Jen said...

Just found all this out Rick. We're praying for you all! We miss and love our family @ Nag's Head.
Paul & Jenny South

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your love and perspective on this incredible journey!

susaninwaunakee said...

Dear Nate, Tricia, and beautiful baby Gwyneth! I just heard of your story about a week ago and now each morning my puppy Cocoa Puff and I sit by the computer reading last nights' entries. I am so in love with your family and thank you so much for sharing your personal journey with us! Until tomorrow--Susan