Sunday, March 11, 2012

Meet Thatcher Caleb!


We are running off of about 2 hours sleep and we have a long week ahead of us with tests and everything, but we wanted to thank you all so much for your prayers, the delivery was beautiful, and Thatcher is perfect.

Please join us in praising our God who proved yet again that He is in control, and that doctors can only do so much, but He is limitless, He is not hindered by our doubts, our fears, or anything at all.  Thatcher was supposed to weigh 5lbs 3oz, and Thatcher weighed in at 6lbs 1.5 oz.  With a full head of dark hair.  Thank you, Lord that you are in control, we will continue to pray for your child and servant Thatcher Caleb, our son, Lord.  Please continue to breathe life into him, let His lungs fill with purpose to praise you, let His heart beat to know You.  Thank you, Lord.  We praise you.


Please continue to pray for Thatcher even though he is improving quickly there are certainly many hurdles ahead and a long day today. We will do our best to get back here and update with specifics.

40 comments:

  1. Praise the Lord! Your journey has touched my heart and reminds me that we are all servants of God. Continuing to pray for God's blessings.

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  2. Woo hoo! I've been checking the blog obsessively and praying each time I didn't read anything new.. So happy for all of you! The prayers will continue!

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  3. Praying for the three of you! Healing, strength, comfort, courage, and continual reliance on God and each other. Thanks for sharing your story. - Tiffany LaDow (Putsche), TWHS classmate

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  4. We have been checking every hour for updates and pictures. Thank you so much for posting a photo and letting us know Thatcher has arrived. We are so happy for you!

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  5. I am aware of your situation through my niece, Aimee L. I have and will continue to pray for Thatcher (love his name btw). One of the specific things I asked our Creator for last night was that Thatcher would weight more than predicted so I'm glad that you posted that little tid bit of news. God bless~

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  6. Praise God!! Such a gloriously day!

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  7. Congratulations on the birth of your precious son! We will continue to pray for all of you! What a blessing that he is here! Enjoy his birthday!!!!!!!!

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  8. Enjoy your precious gift. So many are praying for you all. He looks totally sweet.

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  9. Eph.3:21 has been my prayer and will continue to be my prayer! HE IS ABLE to do exceedingly abundantly, AND BEYOND, what we could ever think or imagine! God is not hindered....to Him be the glory!
    Thanking Him for Miracles,
    Starla Cochran

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  10. Praise God!! He is beautiful!! We continue to pray for your family. Our love to you all!

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  11. Incredible, praise God! Tears of joy are flowing for you three. That picture is too beautiful for words.

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  12. Weeping and praising God for His faithfulness to you - Thatcher is just beautiful and brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. You are amazing parents and I can't wait to see how God continues to write Thatcher's story. We will continue to pray!

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  13. I have been following your story through a friends Facebook. I have been praying for all three of you not knowing who you were. Yesterday I found out that it was Whitney from church growing up. Me and my fiancee cried out to the lord lifting your family up to God. Your post have forever changed my life and walk with the Lord. Whitney thank you for sharing Thatcher with the world. My God no longer lives in a box; he is strong,courageous, and all powerful. I pray for Gods will to be done in little Thatcher. Amen.

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  14. Congratulations on your precious little boy! I've been keeping up with your blog through my sorority sister, Brittney Jackson. I've been praying hard for your little blessing! I'm so happy to hear that he continues to prove that God is in control! I will continue to pray for his improved health and that y'all get lots of rest! Best wishes!

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  15. Thank you both for sharing your precious story. I think back to the days when Whitney was in Children's Choir and her sweet presence and devotion to God was so evident. It is wonderful to see how that beauty has continued and through your sharing, has filled our lives with His love. Now, with Thatcher added to the story, God's blessings still continue to overflow. I pray that God will continue to bless you and that His miracles will be ever evident.

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  16. Congratulations! So glad the delivery went well, and that Thatcher is a fighter! We are standing in the gap for you!
    Laura

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  17. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! Celebrating the Lord's faithfulness to show us miracles everyday.

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  18. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! I too have been checking for an update every few hours. God bless your beautiful new family! Thank you for sharing your story with us. God has given you a beautiful gift
    Danielle TWHS classmate

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  19. PTL AND WELCOME THATCHER!!! We will continue prayer and god bless y'all! CONGRATS Whitney and Eric with your beautiful boy!!!

    Chasity McKnight-Schoenhoff

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    1. Praise the Lord is right!! Congratulations on your precious blessing! We are continuing to pray for the three of you!

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS!!! My heart swells with the joy you must be feeling! God is so good! I continue to pray for your precious baby! Happy for answered prayers. Shelley (your Christian friend)

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  22. God is good. Welcome, baby Thatcher!
    Your faith is beautiful for me to watch.
    Your family will continue to be in my prayers.

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  23. PRAISE GOD! Congratulations of your precious gift from God! Will continue to pray for Thatcher, the doctors, and the two of you! Thatcher is such a darling baby boy and has the best, loving parents ever!

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  24. Congratulations and welcome to the world, Thatcher! Blessings to mommy and daddy and grandma and grandpa, what an exciting day this is because YOU are here! Your photo is beautiful. We love you and continue to lift you up in prayer. Love, Robin & Pat McCann

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  25. Praising God for answered prayers. What a blessing and a witness to the power of prayer and your faithfulness. God is so good. I will continue to pray for you and your sweet Thatcher! Congratulations and much love sent your way!

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  26. So happy for you. I bet your parents are thrilled beyond words at how this journey has brought you closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus. Praising God with you for His faithfulness and thanking Him for the grace He gives in time of need. Enjoy your new baby. I also have a child with special needs so I know the Lord can do miracles.

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  27. Found your blog through ALo...been praying ever since I heard your sweet boy's story. Will continue to and look forward to hearing how God is working in Thatcher's life.

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  28. Thanking and praising our God with you guys! Continuing to pray for Thatcher and all of you. Thatcher can do all things through Christ who strengthens him. I'm claiming this one for you guys. Much love- Donald and Gretchen Butler

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  29. Jesus, thank you for giving us Thatcher. Thatcher, thank you for showing us Jesus.

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  30. CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of Thatcher, he is truly a blessing!!!! I have come to "know" you through posts from ALo, Aimee is my cousin, and she has "introducded" me to several exceptional families!!!! Know that your family is in my prayers along with the hospital staff that will be caring for Thatcher. To God be the glory for the GREAT things he has done!!!!!!! Much Love in Christ, Cassie

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  31. Eric & Whitney, This picture is priceless! Praying that yesterday was a day of relief and rest and that today and the days ahead will continue to be days of amazement as we watch what God will do through this little guy. "BUT GOD" He is able to do immeasurably more than we can even ask or imagine...Congratulations!

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  32. God works in wonderful ways and has shown his strength in little Thatcher! We are so blessed to have such a loving God and so blessed to have Thatcher as one of Gods children. We pray for strength for the family and friends and for Thatcher to feel the love that surrounds him. You have shown our community and our church how to have strength and never ending faith in God when times get hard. We are all here for you and will continue our prayers! God Bless You and Thatcher and the family and friends that have been there every step of the way.

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  33. Many precious blessings to you all. Enjoy every tiny moment...they go by so fast. I will continue to pray...kiss that sweet baby for me.

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  34. Shawn and Jamie AlmondMarch 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Ran across this by accident,realizing it was God ordained and not by chance. Praying for you and your little one.

    Shawn (Coach) Almond and Family

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  35. "It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God Love us."

    Charles Dickens

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  36. i have been following your story-thank you Maggie-for some time now. Though I don't know any of you, I feel as though you've been a part of our family forever. I was a NICU nurse for many many years and I have seen so much happiness and so much sadness, but I have never seen such unerring faith. You are all inspirational. I cannot tell you how much I admire your faith and love for the Lord. No matter what the outcome, just remember that little Thatcher has touched so many lives and changed so many people in his short life!!! He is truly one of God's chosen. I will continue to pray that you all have peace and love and that you spend every moment knowing that you brought one of God's treasures into this world and I want to thank you for making that choice. You are truly amazing.
    With Love, God Bless You each day forward,
    teri f (maggie poole's aunt)

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  37. What an amazing blessing! Congratulations on the birth of Thatcher! May God keep on using you guys to reach so many with your blog and may God keep showing you his miracles with Thatchers progress! I will be praying for you guys for rest, strength and courage for what is forthcoming! May his name be praised through it all!!

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  38. so glad the Lord has blessed your family with Thatcher and that he is doing well...

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