Pray For Rosie


Update – 1/24/11

This time last year my family was blanketed in prayer from family, friends, church family, and complete strangers. I can't believe it has been a year, a whole year. The personality of my wife is sorely missed, but her presence is lovingly embraced. Rosie is continuing her physical therapies twice a day, her monthly check ups, and sees her specialty doctor at TIRR in the medical center bi-monthly. Rosie has come off of 4 of her medications since coming home. After a detailed analysis and testing the doctors and I agree it is both safest and comforting for Rosie to retain her trach. Our hope is as she improves we can revisit her need of having one. As far as her progression of recognition and communication it is still about the same. I have contacted Dr. Harch's offices in Louisianna and am still contemplating the potential benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Her vision has not been restored, but I promise you she could hear a pin drop. Rosie's hair is getting so long, it's almost shoulder length. Rosie still receives infrequent visits from friends, family, and co-workers and always seems to respond with wide eyed intent focus and big smiles. Now to the chicken that rules the roost, Emily. Fatherhood certainly has its challenges and despite popular myth having your inlaws next door certainly has its perks. Emily wakes me every morning as she stands up, leans over her crib, and lets out a big DA-DA. She started walking about two weeks ago and has just celebrated her 1st birthday. I will post new pics of Emily as she has changed so much over the year. I apologize for not updating sooner as I know many of you are still in prayer for Rosie and check this site. January 19, 2010 the night before delivery, I believed that God's sovereignty was incomparable, undeniable, and irrefutable, to put it simply He didn't make mistakes. One year later I stand by that belief, God is able to do all things, but He is not obligated to do anything. As you lift up prayers for Rosie, my prayer for you is that you consider the sovereignty of God, the work and love of Jesus Christ, He suffered so that Rosie's suffering would merely be temporal, ofcourse not hers alone but all who claim Him as Lord and Savior.

God Bless.......

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  1. Thank you so very much for the update. I am still praying for Rosie and your family. I feel so compelled to keep all of you in my prayers. My daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on 1/22/10 at the same hospital where you guys were. I know that we could just as easily be in the same situation you are in. I don’t know any of you personally but originally learned of Rosie through Brian Webb. I know what a joy our baby girl is and I’m sure you are both exhausted and enerergized by Emily. Please keep updating.

  2. Wow. Incredible.
    Your love for the Lord, and for Rosie is mesmerizing.
    Tony… what an inspiration you are to us all.
    May God continue to give you His strength; His love; and His peace, that passes all understanding.
    Rosie… you are loved and prayed for each day by soooooo many people. We’re looking forward to that day when you share with us your experiences… the challenges AND the triumphs. Keep your eyes on Jesus… Always!!!

  3. Praying for all of you and Rosie’s continued progress. I can say one thing.. Rosie has the biggest smile of anyone I have ever seen. I remember seeing her in church before Emily’s arrival and she glowed the most beautiful smile. God works thru her! Tony you are one amazing man, and she is so blessed to have you on this journey. May God continue to bless all of you and give your strength for all of this. Hugs for all of you ~ God Bless.

  4. AMEN….. WOW I am so happy to hear she is making progress I think of rosie and your family all the time. She is always in my prayers. I was checking the site almost every day then I kinda stopped cause I figured you were busy with a baby and everything else going on! Rosie popped in to my head today so I decided to check the sight.. So glad to hear your still going strong and that baby girl is getting BIG 🙂 They sure grow fast! Well forever in my prayers and in my heart! I wish the best for you and your family…
    <3 always Teresa

  5. I am still praying for Rosie. And your faith and your love for the Lord bring tears to my eyes. Well done, good and faithful servant!

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