Baby Preston was born on my sister Elizabeth's birthday, July 30th. He's been Emma's room mate the past few days and he and his Mommy and Daddy need your prayers. Preston was born with a rare heart defect which leaves his family with the difficult decision of either a very high risk surgery to give him a single-ventricle heart or to have a heart transplant. He's an adorable little guy and his parents are strong Christians asking for prayer on his and their behalf (actually, his dad asked for 14,000 prayers because he heard that's how many hits there were on the day of Emma's surgery-- so... let's give him exactly that!! Double and triple up for this little guy!!). And I kind of feel bad coming home with a healthy little girl because I badly want to stay here and walk through this with them, support them, and 'hold their hand' as they fight for their little one. They are such strong people though and I know that they don't need me... they are doing so well with gathering information about the different options, talking through things, thinking in reality scenarios, and... most of all... relying on God to give them a clear direction and understanding of His plan for their child.
Preston has two big brothers as well, ages 4 and 7, who are home with grandparents while Mom and Dad stay by Preston's bedside and pray him better. Please pray for Julia, Chris, and Baby Preston! They will make a carepage soon and I'll link to it as soon as I get it.
p.s. Preston's parents have the link to come read your comments :)