Wednesday, April 23, 2008

From Boston.........

Tanner checking out Lindsay's Berlin heart, which arrived this morning courtesy of British Airways. Now we need Lindsay's infections to clear up. The doctor called her situation "dire" tonight, so we covet your prayers. We thank you all for the support you have all been this far and wil continue to be.
-Jon, Laura, Tanner & Lindsay.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a mighty big heart for such a little girl, but not nearly as big as Our Heavenly Fathers heart. Rest in His loving arms tonight knowing He wants the best for your family. Praying the infection is gone and she can go back on the list tomorrow. Laura missed talking to you tonight,your Dad tried to get you on the phone while we were with him. Praying without ceasing. Uncle Bill and Aunt Carol K.

Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers. "We wait in hope for the Lord. He is our help and our shield; in Him our hearts rejoice for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.

Stu and Richel Stocker

Anonymous said...

Hey Tanner that looks like a pretty cool box! Big enough for a club house! I hope the stuff inside fixes Lindsays heart so you two can play again! Tell Lindsay I said Hi and pat her litle hand for me! I hope I can come down so you can show me around some more!! Tell mom and Dad I love them and I love you too!!

Anonymous said...

Please know that you are in our prayers. We check the blog several times a day to get the updates and pray accordingly. Your family is in the thoughts and prayers of many here in the Poconos. God Bless You!

The Ly Family

Unknown said...

As I was praying for you, the Lord brought the words to this Third Day song to mind. Hold fast to Him and know so many are lifting your precious little girl before His throne.

"My Hope Is In You"
To you, O Lord, I lift my soul
In you, O God, I place my trust
Do not let me be put to shame
Nor let my enemies triumph over me
My hope is you
Show me your ways
Guide me in Truth
In all my days
My hope is you

Nana2Six said...

God specializes in "dire" situations. He never sleeps, He never slumbers and I know He will be watching over Lindsay and each of you tonight!
The Fords

Anonymous said...

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Laura and John, we have been thinking of you and praying often. Lindsay is such a beautiful and strong little girl. Stay strong. We will be praying that this infection goes away and stays away.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Jess, Frank, and Bella Guidera

Anonymous said...

Laura, Jon, Tanner and Lindsay Bear: I attended the memorial service for Aunt Joyce Linde tonight and was overwhelmed with the number of people from all the churches we have been a part of that know Lindsay's story and are praying. Mr. Linde told me tonight that as Mrs. Linde was getting ready to go to heaven he was hoping that Lindsay could have had her heart because it was in such good shape. That brought me to tears ... of course it doesn't take much these days.

All the way home in the car I was crying out to God for Lindsay's life. Mom said tonight that the Doctor used the word "hope" numerous times in the discussion tonight. I remembered the verse that Sister Glenda and DeEtta gave me this weekend: "May the God of HOPE fill you will all joy and peace as your trust in HIM, so that you may OVERFLOW WITH HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13.

Remember Lindsay, Pop-pop loves you a bushel and a peck, and a barrel and a heap -- and tonight I will be talking to Jesus in my sleep about you -- about you. I long to hear you say, "'Gain Pop,'Gain!"
Love Pop-Pop Welte

Anonymous said...

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

Philippians 4:6-8

You're all in my prayers. Stay as positive and strong as you are always. Faith always finds a way.

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura, Jon, Tanner, Lindsay, Jan and Bill-

Just checking in so I can get my prayer update for tonight. I remember when Matt was in the hospital that I had such comfort knowing others were praying and carrying some of the load overnight. I am always so encouraged by the blog and all of those around the world praying for Lindsay and hope that it is a great encouragement to all of you.

It is great to know that the Berlin heart is there and ready for Lindsay when she is ready for it. We'll be praying for the infection to finish clearing-

Hugs to you- we're keeping in touch with PopPop who knows that the bushel and a peck song brought me to tears in Borders last Friday night- and again tonight! I just can't get it out of my mind- but it is a great reminder to pray for Lindsay!

Aunt Sharon, Uncle Matt, Kelsey and Jared

Cecily Templeton said...

Lindsay and family you are in my prayers. I pray the Lord watch over you and that you might feel his presence. That his blessing and peace settle upon your shoulders and loosen the pain that comes standard in this life. "Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh."

The love of the Lord be with you,

Lisa DeKruif said...

I and my friends in Columbia, SC are praying for you daily.
I wanted to share a song that has meant a lot to me; it was written by Don Moen.
"God will make a way where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see; He will make a way for me. He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day; He will make a way. He will make a way."
This is sent with much love and many prayers.

Lisa DeKruif

Anonymous said...

Praying from the deepest part of me for it to be God's will to say "Go" to this infection and all the yuck that comes with it and restore our precious Lindsay.

Praying right now in His name, for His glory, for His peace to fill and sustain you.

Jonathan and Laura. Cling to our ROCK, our REDEEMER!! Receive all the comfort that is there for you...

For all of you I cry out to the Lord.

Stehanie & Sesky

Anonymous said...

Praying for a restful night and a new day filled with God's blessings.
Jon, Kristen, and Liam

Anonymous said...

hello jon, laura, lindsay, tanner, and jan,
please know that we have been and will continue praying for you. there have been many days since this journey began, that i was crying out to Jesus for you.
i check for updates often, and read the comments as well. it is really amazing. there are folks all over the world praying for you! which means all day, all night. pretty cool, especially since we serve and worship a God whom neither slumbers nor sleeps.
i told bill that i had not posted a comment. he said that i should, that you read them all. i figured you had enough to do, and i don't have anything eloquent or beautiful to say. i only say Amen and echo so many of the other comments. tonight i cannot sleep, so i was praying, and decided to get up give it a try!
please just know that Henry, Abigail, Danielle and I are all praying. The girls have shared with their youth group and friends as well. i know that God has already done amazing things on this journey, and i'm looking forward to seeing HIM work even more in the future. it is going to be incredible.
Jane Roberts

Anonymous said...

We are encouraged once again but the outpouring of love that God has for you all. We continue to pray, cry out, seek the Lord's will for you all as you walk through these difficult days.
A few readings from the Psalms:

18:6 - In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help.

30:2 - O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall in to the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam the mountains quake with their surging.... Selah

With great confidence in HIM who is able to do ......

Doug, Ellen and Gabie

~~ Hollie Sanders~~ said...

Amazing device! Thanks for the picture.


Anonymous said...

WOW! That picture gives me goose bumps! Aiden said he loves that picture and he say's hello to Tanner.
Amy, Aiden & Gabe

Anonymous said...

WOW! That picture gives me goose bumps! Aiden said he loves that picture and he say's hello to Tanner.
Amy, Aiden & Gabe

tigger1 said...

Just a note to let you know we are pulling for you all and specifically that the team of doctors will know what is the best thing to do.
Keep the faith!~

Anonymous said...

The God we know as our Father is a God that does miracles, I believe that precious Lindsay will wake up with a smile on her face as usual and have a working heart with no surgery, God is good and I pray and claim victory in Lindsey's help. I pray for all the family as well we have never met, but we are a family because we all have the righteous Father who died for our sins and has poured his blood all over us. Lindsey has that blood over her as well, but when God says it is time he will soak her and dip her in his mighty blood and she will be born again, I continue praying for all of u just continue having strong faith, we are with u as well on this walk. This is a war just like david and goliath but remember we can face the giant, we with faith and belief in out mighty God will be in victory for HIS glory, Love always Arlene