Update: Day 4 {Please Pray}

This day has been a world wind for sure and tops out as the hardest day being a parent.  Sweet sweet Everett.  He came out of surgery okay with oxygen saturations higher, his shunt in place and they even found one collateral they we’re able to coil off.  When we talked to Dr. Bove and heard how well he’d done we we’re just elated to say the least.  This felt like a giant win.

We finally got to see him and his other stats we’re still bouncing around, but his oxygen was up.  His stats we’re still wonky so they started him on the cooling blanket again and on the external pacemaker.  Things continued to not improve and his temperature continued to climb all while his oxygen saturations still stayed in a good area so they started packing him with ice as well.

Then around 6:40 this evening his blood pressure tanked and he went into cardiac arrest.  One of his doctors called it fast, they shut down his floor area, doors closed, staff came running, we moved out of the way, they opened the “arrest” box and set to work on our precious boy.  I got out one text for people to pray before I lost it.  Two of his respritory therapists started taking turns doing compressions.  One would go and then the other would rotate in real quick until they got a pulse.  It was absolutely surreal.

From the timeline I tracked through my one text I sent out it was about 7-8 minutes long, but felt like an effin’ life time.  I just begged God over and over again “Please God, please God, please God.”  I sobbed and felt like I might throw up.  Hands down our worst day as parents.  Easy.

They got Everett stable and then his team set to work trying to figure out what had just happened to our Shuai boy.  X-ray, EKG and bloodwork we’re taken immediately.  They’re culturing blood to check for an infection and have started him on a broad spectrum antibiotic.  They’ll do another more extensive EKG as well.  They took him off the paralysis meds and lowered his morphine in attempt to start trying to wake him up.

Currently he is not moving or waking up so they have brought in an EEG machine and are putting it on Everett’s head to start checking for brain activity and I can’t stop crying.  We have been so blown away by all the love and support and prayers and now I’m humbly asking you to keep praying over his sweet little body.  I promise I read every single comment, email, message and text.  I sob over them and I always try to respond when I can.  Please pray we get amazing results from the EEG and Everett starts to wake.  I desperately want my boy back and just want to scoop him up and go home.

After Everett’s crash today and we all recovered I read my Streams in a Dessert for July 1st.  The whole thing was great, but one line nailed me:

“O tired heart, believe and wait and pray.”

 And that’s what we are doing.  Although we are toast…we feel so sad and so overwhelmed and so discouraged for our crazy sweet boy, we know God is good and that never ever changes.  And now is the time, though our hearts and Everett’s may be tired, we will choose to believe and wait and pray.

Thank you so truly and so deeply for joining us in continuing to pray for Everett.


  1. Staci eaddy says:

    I am praying for you and your sweet little boy. Sending love and light your way!!!

  2. Carolyn Phillips says:

    Prayers…oh dear lord, heal this sweet wonderful child. Please provide comfort for his loving amazing parents.

  3. Praying

  4. Angie Lindley says:

    Praying for your sweet boy’s heart. Trusting that the Lord will lead this medical team to answers and that Everett’s strength will be renewed. Praying for your weary parent hearts and that the Peace of God will envelope you and give you strength as well.

  5. Cheryl Stone says:

    I am praying for you and with you and crying with you, too.

  6. Laura I do not know you but ordered some key fobs years ago and have followed your family since. I have been praying for Everett and will continue. Praying God would have mercy on your sweet family and heal his heart. Praying for your family now.

  7. Praying for y’all and the medical staff!!

  8. Cheryl Stone says:

    It makes my heart hurt seeing this sweet baby with all those wires and needles and ice packs, etc. Laura, the Lord is with you – he will NOT abandon you!

  9. Remembering Everett and your family in prayer. He sees every tear and hears every prayer.

  10. Kim Stone says:

    Please Lord heal this precious little one.

  11. Kristi johnson says:

    Lots of prayers.

  12. Rhonda finchum says:

    Praying that Everett begins to wake up, and that you can soon scoop him up, and take him home. If you need any help with the kiddos at home please let me know. I’m glad to help.

  13. Carrie Prince says:

    You don’t know me, but I’ve followed your blog for a long time. I don’t think I’ve ever commented…but your family and sweet boy have been on my heart since I read about the surgery. Praying now for you.

  14. Amy RosS says:

    Shag a whirlwind all of this had to be! Praying for that poor sweet baby boy and for your hearts too! May God heal him and comfort you along the way!

  15. Leah TOMLINSON says:

    Praying and crying with you. Dear God, I don’t even have the words to pray. Please hear the cries of Josh’s and Laura’s hearts.

  16. Nita Reid says:

    Praying for your sweet Everett. Praying for the Dr’s and medical team caring for him. May God warp his healing arms around him, and comfort for you, and dad. WE know who the Great Physician is, and pray Everett will start to respond. Love you all.

  17. Siobhan says:

    Just said a prayer for all of you. Hang in there.

    The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still. – Exodus 14:14

  18. Courtney West says:

    Thinking and praying for you constantly!!

  19. ReBecca says:

    “When I think I’m going under, part the waters, Lord. When I feel the waves surround me, calm the sea. When I cry for help, oh hear me Lord, and hold out your hand. Touch my life, still the raging storm in me. I need the over hour, most gracious Lord, no tender voice like thine, can peace afford. I need thee, oh I need thee. Every hour I need thee. Oh bless me now my Savior, I come to thee. I need the every hour, in joy or in pain. Come quickly and abide, or life is vain. I need thee, oh I need thee, every hour I need thee. Oh bless me now my Savior, I come to thee. ” Reading through this update my mind immediately started playing this song over and over again. I keep up with your sweet family with every blog post you make. And, of course, have fallen absolutely head over heels for Everett. We are covering his sweet little body in prayer tonight and will continue to do so. For you two, and all the other darlin’ Kelleys, for the doctors and nurses. Absolutely everyone. Jesus makes all things new, even precious, complicated little baby hearts.

  20. Christie grant says:

    Praying, waiting with you. I wish I could scoop you up!
    Jesus, we are keeping our eyes on you and fully trusting you. Keep us in your sights, our faith is weak and weary. We need you! Please heal this precious boy. He has brought so much joy into the lives of his family and many others. They ache for him to be well. You are the great physician and we ask for your mercy. Thank Lord! Your grace is sufficient and will never fail. Our eyes are on you for you love beyond measure. Thank you! Jesus, you are Lord of all.

  21. My heart breaks for you all every post I read. I can’t imagine the strength you must all have. Hold onto that strength and keep your head up. Just know that strangers around the world are praying so hard for you and your little one. ❤️

  22. Vanessa in Texas says:

    I will continue to faithfully pray for your sweet Everett. Praying for his body to be strong. For the Lord to restore his health. For our God Almighty to heal your son. Lord hear our prayers.

  23. Please Lord hear our prayers. We lift Everett to you and we ask for you to repair his sweet heart and heal him Lord.

  24. Jessica says:

    Praying for sweet Everett and you guys!

  25. Jenni Stearns says:

    We are praying for all of you!

  26. Heather hesson says:

    Lord, we know everything works for good. Please heal this sweet baby. Guide the doctors and nurses. Cover them in your shadow of peace, strength and love. We know you never leave us and you never forsake us.

  27. Deirdre says:

    Our friends have been praying for Everett and sharing your blog. Because of them, we have been praying for your sweet boy too and are holding all of you in our hearts. We will continue to pray for your strength and his complete healing.

  28. Laura and Josh. I can’t imagine the experience you had to go through today, although I had to walk through a different valley. Praying for your precious boy. He has wrapped himself around my heart through your writing. My prayers are continuing. Everett is on my mind almost comstantly. Praying for God’s mercy, healing, and grace. You are loved.

  29. Ashley parnell says:

    Oh God please heal Everett. Lord be with the doctors and nurses who are caring for him. Please give Josh and Laura strength and give them comfort to know we are all praying. We love y’all. Praying continuously.

  30. Just now seeing this. Came from a friend’s FB post. Begging God for His healing touch, for Everett to wake and his heart to find its rhythm, for numbers to fall into right place. I’m Momma to 4 heart warriors and I know the rollercoaster in those first hours after OHS. Our two girls both have single ventricle hearts and one has a form of heterotaxy. I’m so sorry he’s having to fight so hard. Lord Jesus we believe. Breathe life anew into Everett right now Lord we ask, knowing it is You alone who gives life. Please Lord be near this family right now.

  31. Prayers for this sweet child’s full recovery and for the dr’s that are trying to find answers as to what to do next. Prayers for you too…God is with you!!!!

  32. Andy wilson says:

    I am a friend of andy and Ling’s and he has shared about your journey and has kept us up to speed over the past few days. My heart is sad with your family and my wife and I are praying for Everett and your family through this unimaginably difficult time. We are praying for his healing.

  33. Amanda Clark says:

    My heart is aching for you all tonight. Praying that God will be with you all in a mighty way. I KNOW that the prayers of Gods people can change things! Sending love from TN.❤️

  34. Dorothy Cornett says:

    I have been silently been following your story since before you brought Amon home. In that time-span, I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and devotee my life to Him.
    With that being said,
    ““Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.

    Let John 9:3 speak to your heart. – He is doing GREAT things in your sweet boy.

  35. We’ve been praying and will continue to pray. We prayed together as a family for your sweet boy today. We have four boys, three are from China. They keep asking me for updates about Everett. We’ve been through a lot of medical stuff with our boys too. It’s crazy hard. Praying for your whole family right now.

  36. Meriah Henderson says:

    So many prayers and much love. I can only imagine how you and Josh must be feeling.

  37. Suzanne Mosley posted this blog tonight asking for prayer — I am right down the road from mott’s and thinking of you all so strongly tonight.
    Please let us know if there is anything practical we can do since we are so close by — I can bring up food or necessities or a book or anything.
    Hoping with you for a swift and happy recovery for Everett tonight…

  38. Sarah Francoeur says:

    We serve a risen Saviour. He is the Great Physician. I am praying for you all❤️

  39. Praying for your sweet baby boy. Praying for healing and wisdom. Praying for peace and strength. Praying for you to feel so very lifted up right now.

  40. Still praying for you all…..big bold prayers. Wish there was something more that we can do for you all. Sending love and hugs❤

  41. Emily schmittou says:

    Praying for your little one, you and your family and the medical staff. ❤️

  42. Emily M. says:

    Been praying throughout these last few days with you all and for sweet Everett. Can’t help but have some tears with and for you tonight.

  43. Samantha says:

    Praying for Everett and your family in Kansas! Going to wear my Panda shirt I got from his adoption tomorrow. Sending tons of love and prayers. Praying for God to guide the doctors to a solution.

  44. Grace greene says:

    I am praying for you & Josh & Everett. I had a two month old who still nurses at night & will pray as I am awake nursing her throughout the night. I have never met Everett (& only met you at Created for Care in your workshop), but I love your sweet son & family from watching your story. “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

  45. Sarah jones says:

    Sweet boy, praying for him. Have you connected with other families who had / have child who underwent fontan procedure? I have a friend in Austin and her baby girl was in the hospital for months and months. Roller coaster from beginning to end. Everett’s story so far reminds me of hers and she is now home and healthy. If it would help you to talk to her let me know. Xoxo.

  46. Peggy Brown says:

    The Browns are praying. May the God of all comfort fill you and sustain you and most of all heal Everett!
    Peggy, Kirk, Colton and Anna Brown

  47. Praying in CA

  48. Kimberly says:

    My word. I am so sorry. What a beautiful little boy. It’s so hard to trust, and to wait, and to remember God is so much bigger than all our pain, and He loves that little boy so much. Praying for His peace to wash over you like a thousand waters, and for His hands to hold your boy until you are able to do so.

  49. Shelli bottjer says:

    Dear Lord, Heal this sweet boy and wrap your arms around mom and dad in the process. :0)

  50. Lexie Gallagher says:

    Our faith in our awesome God does not make us invincible, but it can bring us stength.
    Father God, give Everett’s little body the stength that he needs to fight whatever his body is dealing with today. We know you love us like no other, so we ask that you wrap your fatherly arms around the Kelleys as they fiercely love and care for their son. Give them the hope they need to get through the hours, minutes and seconds of the coming days. We glorify you in all your plans for us and trust your will. Amen

  51. KRis pool says:

    I don’t know you, but a friend has posted several of your updates on FB, asking for prayers. My oldest has had 20 suregeries in her 13 years, including heart surgery. I have a short list of truly horrible parent moments that we’ve spent in the hospital. Yours with your baby tops them for sure. It’s hard to understand or describe the feeling of being a parent of a child in the hospital unless you’ve lived it. I pray tonight not only for your boy, but for you all as parents. It’s a tough thing to be – the parent of a sick baby. I pray for some peace and rest for you as well as for him. Good luck to you all, and I’m looking forward to good updates soon.

  52. Michelle says:

    Love and prayers your way from California. May God grant you peace and be near to you all as you walk through this hard time. <3

  53. Kelly Ford says:

    My family and I are following Everett’s journey with hope and prayers. We are praying with you and for you and sweet Everett. Praise be to God for Everett and for blessing him with loving, Christian parents like you all.
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

  54. Rebecca holmes says:

    I have been praying over Everett and your family since you traveled for his surgery, as I could not imagine the anxiousness that you felt as parents. And tonight (this morning actually) I find myself pleading before the throne to ask for mercy and grace in this time of need. I pray for each and every doctor, nurse, lab worker, and tech. May God’s perfect wisdom be imparted to them to see any issue that may be hindering Everett from bouncing back to his bubbly self. I pray rest and peace over your bodies and minds and hearts. That God will give you these things so that you may remain strong in Him and impart that strength to taking care of your baby boy. Our God is good and I know He is present with you. Please, Lord Jesus let them know you are with them in the midst of this trial. We ask for your mighty hands to touch Everett and heal him as only you can! Lord, we are all trusting you with every bit of faith we can muster. May you be glorified Lord.

  55. Thinking of your family tonight while sitting in bed at family bible camp in southern British Columbia, Canada with my little guy by my side..It’s Canada Day here and the country is celebrating..while I pray for your little boy..Hugs xxx

  56. Father we cry out to you from all corners of the earth for this child. Oh lord give them rest and words of psalms to flow over them then Lord I pray to then renew their strength and we pray for signs and wonders in the name of Yeshua.
    Thank you lord for the medical team we ask you use them and show them miracles and wonders for this child’s heart to be transformed

  57. Dear God of Light and Life, sustain and heal this dear little boy. This is our prayer. Give him a long and beautiful life and bless this family who loves him so.

  58. Charleen beasley says:

    “The LORD will fight for you [and Everett], you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

  59. Praying nonstop from Spain. I appreciate your updates and your honesty. My heart is there with you in that hospital room. Prayers prayers prayers. Jesus, help and heal.

  60. Bonnie Gallagher says:

    Praying for the Kelley’s tonight. May you feel God’s love for you tonight. Also praying for quick knowledge and clarity for the doctors, therapists, and nurses who are taking care of this sweet boy. And for more moments to see him cuddling with his rainbow piñata, and pink lips. I hope that you can accept comfort from all the anxiety and fears you face, and have hope for the future. I hope god blesses the Kelleys with a good night.

  61. Deneen Wisecarver says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts daily. Knowing this is so so hard. Wishing I could carry your pain for you. Whatever comfort, whatever peace, whatever strength only God can provide is asked for. You are loved so very much.

  62. Joe Earnest says:

    I pray for recovery and healing for Everett and strength and peace for you and Josh.

  63. Kelley Goodman says:

    The Goodmans are praying for your sweet family. God is with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.

  64. judy Wheeler says:

    Please, dear Jesus, heal his little body. You are hearing his mommy’s cries Amen .

  65. Amber Hyd3 says:

    Jesus, send your angels to lay their healing hands on this little man. Heal his heart! Show yourself strong, Lord. May You be magnified in this situation and in this little boy’s life!

  66. Praying for sweet Everett and his healing, the Drs. and specialists who continue to care for him, and your family for strength and endurance. God is good and He will not forsake you. Continued love and prayers ❤️

  67. Lisa Russell says:

    Aww, praying for healing! “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.– Matthew 11:28”

  68. Praying that today is filled with great results and improvements!!! You guys are constantly on my heart…I cannot imagine the crazy emotions you are feeling! Just know you have a tribe circling you in prayer!!!!

  69. Heather says:

    My eyes can not stay dry. I am keeping a prayer journal and Everett’s surgery is in it. Each time I feel God has answered a prayer I put a sign of praise beside it hoping to see a mighty symbol of God’s miraculous blessings to encourage me when it seems He is no where around. After you let us know surgery was over I marked it with miraculous praise. In the midst of trouble it’s hard to hold to and remember God is there. These symbols act as a reminder to me. Hold on, sweet friend. God may not always take away our troubles but He is always there.

    Praying BOLDLY for recovery and comfort.

  70. Praying

  71. Frances Dunaway says:

    Dear God, please, please,please. Everett is in trouble. Take care of him,I beg you.

  72. Michelle P. says:

    I do not know you but my sister has me following your sweet baby’s story. My boyfriend’s son had open heart surgery on his 3rd birthday (2 years ago this month). I also work on a cardiovascular icu. Everything you wrote in this update I’ve seen and experienced with families. I was in that room with you as you described it. I know God has his arms wrapped around your sweet precious baby boy as well as your family. I’m praying for you and your family and extra hard for that sweet precious boy. “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches Everett”.

  73. Being a mom is tough …we wear our hearts on our sleeves for our children and we all know we wouldn’t have it any other way but on days like this …we lean in to Jesus. Lean in…He created your little man and loves him BIG….praying for you to be strong and Everett to be healed and point everyone to Christ through his story. God bless you sweet family!

  74. Jeff And jill castle says:

    We are praying for you all

  75. Lois leeds says:

    I don’t know you or your family and I am a very good friend Bree. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and your sweet child .
    Jesus will heal this child and you will soon be able to go home with your sweet baby. I pray everything goes well in the next few days and weeks Jesus heals all and you and your family are number one on his list
    Praying for quick recovery stay strong

  76. I’m so sorry, Laura. I know this must be so hard. I think it’s impossible for most of us to even imagine. But you are one strong woman, and I know you can make it through this! Hang in there! I continue to pray for all of you, many times a day.

  77. Abby Brosche says:

    Praying along with you for your sweet little boy. I’m also praying continuously for strength, courage, and peace for you and Josh. I hope today is a day healing and good news for all of you.

  78. Praying for healing, rest, and total recovery!!

  79. Hoping that today brings stability and peace. Thinking of Everett, you, Josh and your babies at home. Looking forward to the day where you share how Everett randomly drops in conversation how during this time of rest and healing for his body he met God. And your mom. Lifting up his medical team for the strength, wisdom and knowledge to care for your boy.

  80. TammY f says:

    My God hold you in His hand today as you handle each moment. Father God we know you have this and ask for your healing and comfort. Father I pray right now for your divine touch.

  81. i just can’t even fathom what you went through— i was crying way over yonder— praying for sweet everett- for you- for the doctors

  82. Annette Miller says:

    Praying for your sweet family, and wishing there was something I could do for you.

  83. Jen averitt says:

    Prayers on prayers on prayers. ❤️❤️

  84. Marie Jones says:

    Father, God
    We know that you are using this situation to bring something good out of all of it. We trust your plan, but Lord right now I just pray you will heal precious Everette! I pray that this sweet family would not have to endure watching him suffer anymore & that you would let them keep their baby boy. Let them raise him to love you & put you first in his life. Let them raise him to tell his story to the world & how he made it through this trial! I pray specifically right now for these parents & that you would ease their pain. Please give them peace, comfort, strength & hope! I pray you would draw them nearer to you like never before. Wrap your arms around them, pick them up & carry them through the rest of this unimaginable time. I also pray for the doctors & nurses that you would give them the wisdom they need to make the best decisions for Everette.
    All of these things I pray in your sweet name,

  85. I’m praying for you, Laura, and Josh, that no matter the circumstances you can still sing God’s praise. And that your baby boy is healed through all of these trials and tribulations. You have an incredible community behind you. God hears us in our most desperate times, even if all we say is His name.

  86. Praying for your family and sweet Everett this morning.

  87. Love lifted me
    Love lifted me.
    When nothing else could help
    Love lifted me.

    I am praying for your sweet boy this morning.

  88. Shannon collins says:

    Can’t imagine how you are feeling. Praying for strength and comfort and peace. I want to see him on the counter with that precious smile drinking his yogurt from a straw so I know you want that 100 times more. God is there. He is active and working. Continue to trust and hope. May Everett improve today!!!! ❤️

  89. Praying for you all. I have been sharing updates with our prayer group as well.

  90. Laura, I’m praying for Everett and your family. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but your faith and strength are unbelievable. We serve a great and awesome God. Love and prayers for your beautiful little boy and for you all.
    Janet Barnett (Amon’s old MDO teacher )

  91. I’m a friend of Kim’s and Annemarie. You donated to our adoption auction.

    I am praying for the God of miracles to reach down and touch your sweet boy. He is able! Will keep praying and hoping…

  92. Samantha says:

    Praying for healing and peace. Hugs to all of you.

  93. I’ve been praying for your sweet family since I started following your blog right before the wait for Amon. I’ll continue to pray for Everett. His miracle is coming.

  94. Samantha says:

    Prayers for you and your family

  95. Michelle nimmo says:

    Praying for Evertt, his medical team, you, Josh, your other kiddos, & your family/fan club. We all want the best for Evertt & you guys. You are loved & in our prayers for certain!

  96. Cathlene says:

    I was in a similar place a year and a half ago. Waiting by my son’s bed wondering what was next and crying out to God for mercy. The. Worst. I’m so sorry you have to endure this roller coaster. I’ve been following your story and your little warrior since Created for Care and I just love him. He is so sweet and full of life and love. I’m standing with you in agreement that he will heal this side of heaven and you’ll get to hear him whisper mama and wrap his arms around your neck very soon!

  97. Praying for your family, the medical team and strong little Everett.

  98. Praying

  99. Sheila Ryan says:

    As I read your update, I am praying for sweet sweet little Everett. I am praying that God wraps His big arms around every one of you like only He can do. I pray for you and Josh to have the strength and peace that you need and I am reassured that God is with you all along with all his precious brothers and sisters here at home. Continued prayers and love coming your way. ♡

  100. Jo Moseley says:

    Dear sweet Laura – Oh how I love you and your precious family. I hope that you can feel the love that is coming your way through all of the kind words and many, many prayers. I am praying specifically for the Right persons to be with Everett at The perfect time. May the angels of the Lord uphold you, both while you are standing by Everett’s bed and while you rest. God adores the Kelley family! He is holding you and Josh in Michigan and is near your others Babes at home. Hugs, big squishy hugs to you! Love, Jo

  101. Praying… Lord have mercy. Hold them close… help the medical team to see clearly what they need to… touch Everett’s body with your healing hand… Lord have mercy.

  102. StacIe tompkins says:

    Laura, I have and continue to stand in awe of your love for your children. When we began our adoption journey you encouraged me, and gave me strength when I needed it most. The road God asked us to travel is a difficult journey, but he is faithful. This is a journey many refuse to travel. You said “Yes God send me, I will go”. You have understood this and have been a beacon for so many saying “Yes God send me, I will go”.
    We stand with you now seeing God holding you and your family. The angels are surrounding Everett and God hears their prayers.
    As I prayed today God asked me to share this message with you..
    Be still and know I am God.

  103. Melanie says:

    Laura, I am praying for you, Josh and Everett.

  104. Heather Herman says:

    Praying for Shuai and his little body! I am heartbroken for you and Josh and all the Kelley clan back here at home. This is stressful and traumatic! Our God is the same yesterday & today! I pray he heals Shuai’s heart like only He can. Prayers for rest and patience for you & JK. Your story is so powerful and being heard by so many. Tons of prayers going up for Shuai & the Kelley clan! Our God heals.

  105. Carol Short says:

    Praying in Mississippi.

  106. Karen Mills says:

    Dearest Laura, You do not hear from me often, BUT please be assured that you are in my heart and I do pray for you very often. Especially, I have been praying for Everett. And, may the Lord comfort and encourage the faith and love of ALL of your children as they watch with eyes wide open all that He is doing in your lives every. single. day. Laura, you and Josh are a gift to the world. May God keep you strong. Please, may you continue to be blessed and encouraged by Him and His promises.

  107. Lucy wilson says:

    Oh my 🙁 what a horrific scary day for you x I lift Everett up in prayer that during this time God is doing amazing healing within his body and when he wakes up there will be awesome testimony for Him and you WILL be able to scoop up your little boy and hold him close while he looks up to his mama x

  108. Courtney Ferrell says:

    Oh sweet Laura. We have been praying for y’all and Everett. I woke up early this morning with him heavy on my heart and prayed immediately. I’m constantly thinking about y’all!

  109. susan brewer says:

    I have been following your blog for a while. You and Josh are such fabulous examples of Jesus’ love. I am praying for healing for Everett and comfort and peace for your family.

  110. Tonya VanderSlice says:

    Laura, I do not know you, and I am not even sure how you showed up on my instagram feed, but I was immediately drawn in when I saw the #mottchildrenshospital. I am in total agreement of your previous comment praising the staff at UofM! Your family has been heavy on my heart the last few days and I have been praying for you all. I have spent many many months at Mott over the past year and a half, and will be there again on Wednesday. I see you are far from home, also something I am somewhat familiar with. I would like to bring anything you may need, even if that is simply a pop, or coffee, or a smile and a hug. I know I rarely reply when others offer this same thing to me, but I have receive so many blessings and grace delivered from others, I would like to do the same for you, if you would let me. I do not know your specific pain, but I do know it is so very hard to watch a loved one fight for their life. I will continue to pray for your son, you, your husband, and the kids back at home, and maybe God will connect our paths.

  111. Christy Hamilton says:

    Precious Ones, you have been on my mind all night and all morning. May our Great Physician hold you all close. We are praying for complete healing for this adorable, sweet Everett. He is finally with his true family, where he is loved and cherished. May he fully recover from this surgery and be a testament of your love. Our Awesome God, please hold Laura and Josh in your arms and give them strength to weather these most difficult and frightening days of parenthood. We pray for your comfort and your peace which passeth all of our understanding.

  112. Praying for your sweet boy and entire family. Giving God the glory, He is the great physician. Praying for the medical staff to remain swift and vigilant.

  113. Angie Rouse says:

    We are praying for Everett’s healing, and for your hearts to be filled with peace.

  114. My heart is so heavy with you sweet Kelly’s. Burdened with prayer for that amazing little man. We have all watched your journey with baited breath and continue to have a white knuckle grip as we wait for every update. Thank you for keeping us so well informed. Hearts are heavy, prayers are so completely continueous for all of our little buddy, Everette.

  115. Robin Mayo says:

    Praying for your sweet little boy.

  116. I command Everett to be healed now in Jesus’ name!!!!!!
    God’s Word does not lie. Jesus said in Mark 16:18 that believers will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.
    I have seen this time and time again come to life and I live my life here.

    By His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5.
    Thank you Jesus for the miracle You are commissioning as we speak.
    God is good and He is for us.
    Believe in His truth my sweet friend.
    Believe fervently in His Word.
    Watch what happens <3

  117. Oh my goodness… we were post-op just last summer with our #chdwarrior girl – can only imagine how difficult this is to endure. Praying for your precious boy, and for his mama <3

  118. Jenny Loftis says:

    Praying for your precious child.

  119. I don’t know you but the link to your story popped up on my feed and I felt the Lord calling me to pray for your little boy. Covering you and your sweet boy in prayer tonight.

  120. SArah pratt says:

    Praying for Gods hands to hold you close and heal your sweet sweet boy that God blessed you with. I pray for complete healing for sweet Everett.

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