Prayers for Baby Skyler
I really have no idea what is going on across the hall from Ashley's room, but I know that Baby Skyler is in there and there are a lot of people working on him. I can see that he is back on the ventilator and it doesn't look like a normal night in the PICU for him. I am asking each of you who may wake and see this post sometime tonight to please, please pray for God's protection to surrround this beautiful, baby boy. His mommy has the most beautiful smile and the sweetest most sincere voice you have ever heard. She is so faithful to ask me how my Ashley is each and every evening when she comes to visit and she assures me they are praying for Ash. How unselfish she is to spend part of her prayer time on my daughter when I know how fragile her son is. I am praying for him tonight and asking the Father to touch his tiny body with His healing hands. I know there is a plan for all of the children and families who "live" here on this floor in the hospital.
As more and more people come to know my Ashley's story and visit her journal each day I am touched beyond what words I can describe by their kind words and sincere prayers for my baby. Oh what I have learned about the goodness in people through my precious babies life. How thankful I am that He is teaching me to look around and realize what is truly important in this life. People are important. Souls that are hurting and struggling in their day to day lives are so very important to Him and they must become equally as important to me. To see others and to love others as He loves them is life changing. To appreciate the good that they have to offer and to be able to look past the bad and not place a judgement on someone who may be walking a difficult road is so important. If only I could love them all with the love of Christ. If only I could show them the miracle of Ashley's life and the testimony that her every breath tells of Him. I am not the same person I was before my Ashley was born. I am changed and I pray that I will remain changed. How I love Him for allowing me to love this little girl. How I praise Him for creating her to be exactly who she is. If we were not traveling this road with our Ashley we would have lost so much. I am so glad He called me and choose me to be her mommy.