Thursday, March 29, 2007

Waiting

Psalm 27:14, "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."

Psalm 33:20, "We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield."

Well, we made it through the night, with some small improvements early this morning in his CO2 levels. He is still in the same dangerous place as last night, so we continue to wait and pray. It was a very difficult night to say the least, but that doesn't change the fact that God is in control and is holding our baby Isaac in His loving hands.

We ask for continued prayer for Isaac, and also for strength and comfort for Patience and I (and family) in the waiting.

Thank you for your continued prayer, support, and encouragement.

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are prayers coming for you and your family from around the world...we continue to pray for strength, guidance, comfort, and peace...you're Faith is all-inspiring...we love you guys.

Crystal Nichols said...

We are standing in the gap for you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love in Christ. . .

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all of you! Thanks for sharing - you all are a blessing and inspiration for so many!! God is in control!!

Crystal S said...

I have let many people know that Baby Isaac is in need of prayer. I truly believe that God is looking over him. Keep your faith. I was not surprised to see that you got at least 100 comments from people who care for you guys. I love you all. I am waiting for the day you bring him home and he will.

Crystal

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for the three of you. The strength, courage and faith you continue to show in this situation is an inspiration to all who read this and brings glory to God!

May His peace surround you all.

Anonymous said...

With every breath to pray without ceasing. With every thought to be a praise and a plea. You are in our hearts, in our minds and on our lips. God is awesome and His plans are beyond all our understanding, but know that you are surrounded by a great multitude of prayer and love and faith. We are here. We are all here.

Leigh France

Anonymous said...

Christian and I are praying for you all especially baby Isaac. We are inspired by your strength.
Love, Tonya Painter

Anonymous said...

Glory to God!

Anonymous said...

We will continue to join 1000's in prayer for the 3 of you and your family. Thanks for the update and we bring glory to God for another day.

Steven & Kristina

Anonymous said...

So many people are praying for you both and Isaac, and your family. I will continue to pray for strength and comfort and healing. Words cannot express what I'm feeling for you all now. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers all day.

Love in Christ,
Taneha

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, my thoughts are with you guys!! I can't get your situation off of my mind. I'm checking this blog every few minutes in the hopes of hearing good news.

I want you to know that I am in awe of how total and complete your faith in God is. I'm not sure that I personally could be as strong as you have been. You've set an example of what it truly means to entrust everything to Him.

Like everyone else who has posted a comment, Mark and I are praying for the three of you.

-Shannon Brummer

Suzanne Fish said...

I have shared your blog with family, friends and co-workers. Our hearts are sadden the news but have found our faith to be strength by the two of you. I keep the Ice Creame Shoppe at the 11am service and look forward to the day I can keep your son.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for bringing little Isaac through the night. I pray his CO2 levels will continue to improve.
Please give wisdom to the medical staff and peace to Jordan and Patience.

I have passed this along to my mother in California and she will have her prayer partners there keep the three of you in their prayers.

Keep strong you guys, Vicky and I are thinking of you and praying for you and Isaac constantly.

Eric S.

Anonymous said...

From a former co-worker.

Carol Canady



Hello Carol:

I have been praying for Issac and his parents. I have also forwarded
your e-mails to http://www.laycisterciansofgethsemani.org/

They are a group of laymen and laywomen that are associated with the
Cistercian monks of Gethesmeni Abbey in Kentucky.

Rest be assured they are praying for Issac as well. Please let
Issac's parents know.

May our Lords Peace be with you:

Einar

Anonymous said...

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, your perfect love is casting out fear.
And even though I'm caught in the middle of the storms of this life, I won't turn back I know you are near, and I will fear no evil, for my God is with me, and if my God is with me, whom then shall I fear, whom then shall I fear.
Oh no, you never let go, through the calm and through the storm, oh no you never let go, in every high and every low.
Oh no, you never let go, Lord, you never let go of me.
I can see the light that is coming for the heart that holds on, and there will be an end to these troubles but until that day comes, still I will praise you, still I will praise you.
Oh no, you never let go, through the calm and through the storm, oh no you never let go, in every high and every low.
Oh no, you never let go, Lord, you never let go of me.

Jason & Sarah Willoughby said...

We continue to pray for baby Isaac and your family. Thank God for the small improvement over night and we pray that things will continue to get better. There are a lot of prayers going up for the entire family.

Jason & Sarah Willoughby & family

Anonymous said...

I do not know you--- but i am a mother- and seeing that sweet angelic face made my heart melt. Whenever i see my child's face or the face of another baby i think of your son and say a little prayer. You and your wife are very strong and God is going to hold you tight as you go through this valley with your little boy. God bless you three!

Anonymous said...

We are continuing to lift you up in our prayers. And although my heart is crying and I'm holding my breath I am reminded that God knows exactly what baby Isaac needs. He knows what you need also. He's there with you every step of the way. Lean on Him. You are a wonderful witness to Christ. Blessings to you.
Vicki & family (c3)

Anonymous said...

We've sung these words so many times...Now we lift them up as a prayer...

“Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary”

Scriptural Reference:
Isaiah 40:28-31

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Josh, Jenny and Jordan Patterson

Jenni said...

Continuing to pray for Isaac and your entire families....

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray, every moment, for Isaac, and we thank God for the tremendous strength he has shown already in his little body. I know that the Lord will be Glorified in all things. We pray for healing for him, and for strength and support for you, and your extended family. When you are weary, He will lift you up

The Rando Family

Anonymous said...

Dear Ones,
Our knee pads are on and adjusted for the journey with you.
Isaac is in HIS POWERFUL hands...we love you all!
BB

Anonymous said...

I am praying with you continuously. Your baby boy's story has touched so many. God knows how faithful you are...He will be with Isaac always!

david and erika said...

This verse is going over and over in my mind.

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Psalm 46:10

Thank you, Jesus for loving Isaac.

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah & Praise the Lord, our Mighty Healer!!

Dear God, we just lift up Baby Isaac to you Lord, thank you for helping him through the night and we pray that you will continue to strengthen him Lord. Wrap your loving arms around Patience & Jordan and strengthen them as well, Lord.

What an awesome testimony baby Isaac will have someday to share what you have done for him. Lord, we do not know what mighty plans you have for Isaac, but we know you love him more than all of us. We trust you and thank you for being in control.

In Jesus Name,
Amen

Anonymous said...

"Stand firm in the Lord....." Phil 4:1 I know so many wish they could be with you physically to hold you up during this time...but all are with you in prayer.
We have been so blessed by your strength and faith during this time. God is smiling as well, I know. We are praying continually for you and passing the request along......
Gods Blessings
Melissa

Anonymous said...

James and I are praying for all 3 of you. I am just in awe of your strength and faith through all this. Baby Issac is in our thoughts and prayers of every day.

Andrew said...

Our Family is continually lifting you, especially Baby Isaac in our prayers. You both are an example of true devotion and love.
In God's Hands!!

The Minnesota Roddys

Anonymous said...

know that the body of Christ is standing with you during this time and He will receive the Glory not only in your babys life but yours as well.

Anonymous said...

GREAT are You Lord most holy Lord. Great is Your name in all the earth. There is none like You.
With Your own gentle hands, You formed Isaac and made something beautiful within. Since his birth, You have called this beauty to come forth.
We wait with great expectancy for the plans You have for precious Isaac. We know they are good. You are his hope and strength. Show us Your mighty hand Lord in the life of this precious one.
Give to Jordan and Pa the grace sufficient for today. You are our Lord, We worship You !!!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Baby Isaac, and his beautiful, strong parents. It is hard to imagine what you all are going through, but be sure, you have a huge family out here, praying for you every minute. Thank you for the updates, we are here. Denice and Tom Chenault

kim roof said...

PRAISE BE TO GOD !!!! Alot of baby steps equal big steps...My heart,thoughts and prayers are continually with you and your family. isaac and his testimony continue, which one day he will share with many!!! His will be done... May God continue to place his hedge of protection around you and yours,may he help help you find peace,calmness and understanding along your journey. I pray for god to heal your precious boy.
LOL

Anonymous said...

Your story of strenght, love and faith has renewed my own. May God continue to bless you all and cradle Isaac in the palms of his hands as you continue with this journey ~ God is with you always.

Alen Voorhees said...

We are praying for your strength, Isaac's continued courage and strength. Hang in there, he is in God's hands.

Alen and family

Anonymous said...

We have come before the Lord in His throne room and laid all at his feet. May He heal baby Issac and give us peace that surpasses all understanding. May this bring Him all honor and Glory forever. In Jesus we pray and sing Holy,Holy,Holy is the Lord Almighty!

Anonymous said...

You have the whole CBN family praying for your sweet little one. Be blessed, Sarah H.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

Anonymous said...

Still praying for Isaac to be healed and comfort and peace for you and your family. I'm checking the blog often for updates to see the miracles that God is blessing you with. You both are such awesome models of how our faith in God should be. Thank you for letting the rest of the world be with you on this journey. Thanks be to God for another day.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are with you all in this difficult time. God bless you and baby Issac.
Greg Baur and family

Meredith Andrews said...

Tears and prayers are being poured out before the Father, the Giver of all good gifts.

Anonymous said...

I've only just heard of this entire ordeal, which is spreading throughout the internet. I pray for the health and well-being of your baby, and that he'll bring you and yours much joy and happiness for many years to come.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying and fasting for you guys today. May God continue to do awesome things in your lives!

Anonymous said...

You are truly blessed. As I read the comments made from one blog to the next, I see God's confirmation of how He is in control of the situation.

Patience and Jordan, your faith and faithfulness to serve God with all out intensity is very evident. God is now demonstrating to you how your servanthood has blessed His cause. He is moving on your's and Isaac's behalf in a mighty and awesome way. The multitude of responses you have received demonstates that loud and clear.

I am so happy for the both of you. There is no doubt in my mind that this precious little angel of yours is going to do a powerful work for the glory of God. No wonder why the enemy has been trying to hard to keep him down. Isaac is here to do a mighty work for the Kingdom of God - and he will!

tim dalrymple said...

melissa and i have been praying for you guys...there's a lot of people praying out in california. we love you.

Anonymous said...

On the wisps of the fire's smoke my prayers to the Creator ascend for baby Leino. May the Creator bless baby Lieno with health and send the spirit guides to watch over him and lead him along his path.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jordan and Patience,
Your grandfather in Annapolis has been keeping me posted. I'm praying for you both for strength, trust, and comfort. Please know that the body of Christ is standing with you and covering you with prayer.

Linda M.

Anonymous said...

There are now scores of people from EP Church praying for your precious son. May our merciful Lord intervene in a mighty way to bring Isaac health. Your faith is an inspiration to us all.

Anonymous said...

Pai and Jordan, Below is a message from a young girl that I work with in my ministry here in Nashville. All 40 of the girls here are praying continuously for Issac.

Hello, I am a resident from Mercy Ministries. I just wanted to let you know I'm praying for your family. I feel like baby Isaac is my little brother or something because my heart has grown to care about him so much. He is in my prayers numerous times daily. I know his little body is fragile and weak but I believe and know that God will step in and be his strength. I am fighting for him through thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

What a mix of emotions...tears for your pain...tears as I remind God of what so many have asked and what His word says...tears of joy in seeing the power of the love of Jesus for your boy and family in the outpouring of support. I have never seen anything quite like it...We praise you Lord for the life you created and that you have a hope and a future for Isaac that was planned for him since before he was ever conceived. We thank you God that even though our minds cannot understand our spirits rise up because your truth lives in us and you are The Strong God. No devil in hell can hush that truth from rising up in your children and we thank you, once again, for your delivering hand upon this sweet baby and family.

Anonymous said...

The above message was from posted by me. I forgot to sign my name. I always wanted to let you know that I am praying my heart out as are MANY at my church. I can hardly get through a conversation without someome asking me about Isaac. Praise be to Jesus who hold all of us in His hands!!!
Love,
Tara

Anonymous said...

Jordan & Patience,
I know you do not know me, but I am Karen Motley & Pam Durham's older sister Christie. I just wanted to let you both know that I am praying so hard for your precious Isaac. I pray that Isaac is healed, and that God will give him, you and your family strength, comfort, and peace during this trying time. I really admire how faithful you both are.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me and I'm not exactly sure how I found your blog to begin with! Now I know that I found it so that my family could be blessed with the opportunity to see your faith throughout this difficult battle and to PRAY for your son! Please know that we are praying for Isaac.

Anonymous said...

You remain in our prayers. We pray that God will work a healing miracle for Baby Isaac.

With love & prayers,

Bryant & Hilary

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
I continue to be inspired at your continued faith and love for our Almighty God through all your experiences. I will continue to pray for a miracle for little Isaac and that the Lord will give strength to you and your family.
God is remodeling Isaac to be a great man of the Lord; to teach others about God's love, power and miracles.
God is the Almighty and he has a plan for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Jordon & Patience,
We have been praying for you and your son Isaac. We can only trust in the Lord our Savior for his will be done. One thing that is very evident is that your son Isaac has brought more people to prayer in his short lifetime than most of us in an entire lifespan. May God be with you all. Jim & Patty Davis C3

Anonymous said...

We know from experience how hard the waiting can be. Just remember that you all have so many people caring and praying for all 3 of you. May you find healing, peace and comfort soon. We all continue our prayers for your entire family.
Love,
Angela Clinard and family

Anonymous said...

We meditate in prayer continuously for you all. We pray for healing, comfort and peace without ceasing!

May God's blessing pour over you all as you wait.

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for the three of you, your family and for Isaac's medical team. We love you!
Rob and Karen

Lauren Barbour said...

Hey guys...we are still praying for your family. Yall are always in our thoughts and prayers
The barbour

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all 3 of you. I said prayers for you throughout the night and will continue to do so today. We have been praying for you since we first heard about Isaac's condition in December, and we will not stop now!

Love,
part of your C3 family

Anonymous said...

your faith is awe inspiring!

Anonymous said...

You guys are definately in prayers and thoughts. The anticipation and awe of this whole ordeal is heartfelt. May the healing touch of God's hand be always with your family - healing for baby Isaac and the various health issues ongoing - and giving of comfort and peace to the parents as God uses you all for His Glory. Y'all are awesome and to read the unfailing faith you all have for the Lord is uplifting. Know that you all are loved. Prayers/cheers are being uplifted everyday continuously. God's standing with you all and for you all with his arms around your family.

Anonymous said...

Hold fast, help is on the way. Hold fast, He's come to save the day!

Anonymous said...

God works in mysterious ways.I know he has a special plan for baby Isaac. I will continue to pray for you and your family. God is most merciful, he will lead you where he needs you to go and guard you always.

Love in Christ

Anonymous said...

I want to let you know I am so praying & thinking of you guys. I so hope God uses this to let us know he is control and All things are possible through Christ. I told my borther-in-law which is a pastor of a chruch In New Jersey about Issac. More prayers the better. I hope to babysit him in the nursery sometime soon. Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Psalm 30:2 "O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me."

Jeremiah 29:;11 "For I know the plans I have for you,"declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future."

You are in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

May God give you each peace, comfort, and strength. We are all following the news and praying for you three over here on the west coast.
Love,
Megan

Anonymous said...

Sweet Baby Isaac's prayer partners are growing moment by moment. We serve and worship a MIGHTY God. Just liked Moses told God's people " Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today." God carried them through the Red Sea and He will carry you ALL through each and every day ahead. I can't wait to see all that God is going to do to show His glory to us ALL.
Love you so much

Rhonda Garrett said...

I don't even know you guys but I have been praying constantly today for God to SHOW HIS POWER in this situation. Our daughter, Julie Miles, has been in contact with you, Patience - her unborn baby has HLHS too. Your faith and perseverance is such a wonderful example to us all. You are being held in God's loving hands.

Rhonda Garrett

Anonymous said...

I hope somehow you can feel all that my heart wants to say and know how much care goes out to you. May God provide you with the miracle or healing. A friend in Christ

Gina Wilbanks Witcher said...

Jordan & Patience,
I don't know if you realize, but there are probably hundreds like myself who have gone to their computer at least every hour to check the BabyLeino blogsite in anticipation of what God is going to do. We are interceding for you and baby Isaac fevently and continually.

Anonymous said...

You are continually in our thoughts and prayers. We continue to pray for the three of you and are amazed by your faith and confidence in the Lord even in this most difficult time. Please know that we will continue to lift the three of you up and pray for a healing miracle. God bless...

Anonymous said...

I am still praying and still believing!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you.
We love you so much.
delea.