Monday, July 6, 2009

Going Home!

We just found out about an hour ago that Gaines' transfer was approved! We are beyond excited. We don't know when exactly but it will probably be this week. He'll be at Baptist South as long as they have room for him. Baptist South is directly across the street from my office and has a level 3 NICU (same as GW). This is such an answered prayer and proof for any doubters that God DOES hear and answer prayers. I'll post more info as we know more. Probably sometime tomorrow.

Love to all!

Brittany

69 comments:

Julie said...

WOW!!! YAY!!!! I am so happy for you!! How perfect that the hospital is directly across from your office!!! I'll keep the prayers coming!!!

Beth said...

GREAT!!!
WE are so looking forward to your family being home.
Aunt Beth

Grammy Jane said...

Wow! What an answer to prayer. I've been praying so hard that you wouldn't have to go home without Gaines. And to have him just across the street from your office. Our Father even answers above what we ask. Isn't He amazing!!!!!

Stephanie Day said...

I am SO happy that y'all are going to get to go home as a family of 4, together! I know that you are so relieved to have this prayer answered are we will all continue to pray for Gaines to get stronger by the minute!

Jennifer said...

Woo Hoo! Yeah God! And . . . by the way . . . even when you are back in Montgomery you still have to keep posting so we all know what is going on :D

Your sister in Christ,
Jennifer Sluis
(friend of Lauren & Gholson)

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

I always read your blog but never reply. But.... I had to today because this is awsome news!!!

Kelli said...

WOAH!!! That's GREAT news! Keep us posted about when you're home!

Devon said...

yay SOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!

Mandy said...

THAT IS SO AWESOME!! God is so VERY GOOD!!!!! What a huge relief this must be for you!

The Williamson's said...

That is such wonderful news. I'm so glad y'all will get to come home soon.
I'm still praying fur Gaines and y'alls whole family.

Carrie said...

What a blessing! I'm so excited for you guys!

Monica said...

How exciting!! Praying that the transition is smooth and that the stay at the new Hospital will be short.

Footprints Ministry said...

Praise the Lord! I just sent out an email today asking everyone to pray that Gaines was able to be transfered home! You will love Baptist South! That's where my little guy stayed. And that's the first hospital Footprints started at! I'm just so excited for you! God is good!

"I thank you for answering my prayer and giving me victory!" Psalm 118:21

King J's Queen said...

Awesome news! So happy for you!

teasinglydiverse said...

Wow, amen! I can't imagine how thrilled you must be to be going home!

Makila said...

Beau & Brittany,
I've been following your blog since you were admitted in GW. I think I found via Kelly's Korner. Tears are in my eyes that you all get to go home together.

I've been praying for you and am so happy you were approved!

Praying in Iowa!
Makila

Beth said...

I have been looking forward to seeing that title for so long!! I know you are ecstatic. God is so good all the time!!!!

Karen said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! That is wonderful news - especially the part about the location being right near your work. I'll just keep on praying, specifically for an uneventful transfer and continued improvement in the lung situation.

Still praying in Oneonta

Jennifer said...

I've been following your story and I am so happy for you! I'm glad you get to go home and take your beautiful baby with you :)

Thinking of you and your family in Seattle!

Melody said...

Thank you Jesus!!! I am so happy for you guys!!

Shannon said...

Wow, that's awesome!

little kit said...

Thanking God for this wonderful answer to prayer.

Amanda said...

Praise God!!!!

Cary said...

That sounds wonderful!! I know you will be so thankful to get the entire family back to "sweet home Alabama!" You and Beau have held up remarkably - yes, I know, with God's help! Thank heavens!

the story of us said...

i read every day, but don't comment often - but today, how can we not comment! :) GOD IS GOOD . . . ALL THE TIME! :) but today is EXTRA SPECIAL! :) keep us posted on the plans as they progress! :)

Kenzie's Mom said...

You don't know me...but I have been following your blog for some time. I have been praying for your family! I am so happy to hear this news!! I hope you continue to keep us updated.

Rob said...

Praise God! Wow, what a great answer to prayer!

Stephanie said...

Awesome news!!!! So happy for all of you!!!! Neat that it's right across the street....I feel alot of last minute visits coming on and who could blame you!!! I think I'd have a hard time leaving period. :)

Heidi said...

That is GREAT news... I am so happy for you all. I worked at Baptist South for about 4 years and have been in that NICU many times delivering reports and such. I always prayed for those little ones in there as I was running around doing my work. It was such an "eye opening" experience for me. Not to mention, my neice spent some time in that very same NICU about 5 years ago so I am partial. I know Gaines will get the best care there.
sidenote: a very dear friend of ours, Robert Pelt, works for Alfa.

I am glad you will be so close to Gaines. It is just all working out just right.. I will keep praying.

Love, The Murphy family

Kellie said...

wooohooo!!!!! Praise Jesus!

Candi said...

Thank You, Jesus! I check your every update, and I'm so glad you will have your family back together at home now.

My friend Penny Garren was just admitted to GWU Hospital today. She's at 25 weeks, with many complications. She has to stay in the hospital until the baby is born. They lost their last child in utero through horrible circumstances. Maybe you could stop by and see her before you head home. I know hearing about and seeing your miracle will encourage her.

God's unfailing love endures forever. I'm so glad.

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

I am happy for your family! I know that it will be so nice to get to go home.

I will continue to pray.

shanemotb said...

AMEN and PRAISE THE LORD! What an amazing answer to prayer!!! So happy for you all!

. said...

I could not be happier for someone I have never met! I love seeing god at work! God Bless you and your family:)

Jennifer said...

WOW!!! How exciting - and praising the Lord with you! I do hope you will keep up your blog once you get home....can't wait for the blog that says he is going HOME!!

God bless as all the details come together!

Chris & AnnMarie said...

Wow, that's amazing! I will continue to pray for y'all! Hang in there!

Hewett Happenings said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!! I am so excited that you will be making one step closer to all of you being HOME. God is good!

Praying in Oklahoma...

Karen said...

I thought I would just check one more time before going to bed to see if there had been an update and I'm so happy I did. That post just gave me chills and I am just so excited for you guys! GOD is definitely hearing all of our prayers. I will continue to pray that the transfer goes smoothly and little Gaines makes improvements. God Bless!

Karen in VA

Debbie said...

Thrilled beyond words - tears in my eyes at the thought of the 4 of you leaving D.C. at the same time! Been checking in on you several times a day even though I don't post - can't wait to see pics of Gaines with no tubes - what a cutie!
Hugs,
Debbie from GA

angie b said...

Brit:
SOooooo excited. Babs called and told us the news this afternoon around supper time. Baptist South is where Maggie was for three weeks and Jeremy & Laura had kind things to say about their professionalism and attention to Mags.
So glad you're heading south to God's country again.
Please pray for Meghan--she's due around the 15th with her second child. Love angie sasser

Giggles said...

Our God is an AWESOME God! Congratulations on things working together for you to get to take him home!

rm said...

I've never posted, but I've been following your story and praying. I am so thankful for your wonderful news. The fact that the hospital is right across the street from your office is certainly a blessing! Good luck with the transfer!

Billy Irvin said...

Beau & Brittany... thanks for sharing this great news..
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think-Ephesians 3:20

Jeff Helms said...

Praise God. He is good.

The Stairs Family said...

Yay!!! I have read your blog since the day it was started, but have never left a comment. I literally fell to my knees when I read that you are going home! My heart is so happy for you and I feel so lucky to be loved by the same God that is working such miracles in your life. I REALLY hope you continue the blog once you are home and everything is back to normal for your family. I feel like I know you guys through this blog and would be sad to not hear from you anymore!!! Congratulations again!!!!

blieb said...

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog! Yes, I watch way too much Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I'm soooo happy for you guys!!! "It's a GOD thing"
I can't stop smiling! You can check on him all during the day! It's just awesome! Yes I keep putting exclamation marks... :)
Happy happy happy!!!!

Love you!
Brandi

Victoria said...

I am so happy for you guys! God is so good.

rsikes said...

Beau & Brittany,

I am soooooooo excited for you guys. Now Gaines will be right across the street from us and hopefully at home in his own little bed before too long! I think I mentioned this before but, Mike Epton's (in accounting) wife works at Baptist South in the NICU. Be sure to let her know that Gaines is an Alfa baby. Take care and let me know if there is anything I can do to help you guys.

Rhonda

P.S. I bet Reed's friends will be glad to see him back at Little Alfa.

flynnfamily said...

I have never left a comment on your blog, but I have been following your story since you were hospitalized with pre-term labor. Praise the Lord you and your family get to go home together. I couldn't imagine what you would have been going through if the decision was different. We are rejoicing for you and your family! We will continue to pray for Gaines and your family.

Kerrie said...

Yay! Congratulations!! This is a huge step in the right direction!! Can't wait to hear about your homecoming reunion with all your family!!

Sarah said...

SO EXCITED for you guys!!! But I will miss running into you at the hospital and peeking in at Gaines. :)

Donna said...

Wow! How awesome! I hope and pray that everything goes smoothly for the transfer home. On Sunday morning, my 4/5 year old Sunday school class was singing "God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He's so good to me. He answers prayer..." What a tremendous blessing that God has brought you and your family this far. I will keep praying for you all.

I hope you're able to keep up your blog after you return home. :)

The Boyer's said...

That is wonderful news ~ I know ya'll are so excited.

Looking forward to seeing Reed at "school" soon.

Ya'll have a safe trip home!!

Kim Boyer

Emily said...

I'm so excited and happy for all of you!!! God is GREAT :)

Emily

lauren said...

I am so very happy for you and your family! What an answered prayer! To have the NICU right across from your office is an amazing blessing. I am praying for little Gaines each day!

The Rathmell Family said...

This is WONDERFUL news!!! I am so happy for you!!!

Trish said...

So happy for all of you! I've been following since I got linked from Kelly's Korner long before Gaines was born.
Such wonderful news that he gets to go home & be so close to your office.

Thomas and Jamie said...

OH THAT'S SO WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations guys! Can't wait to hear how the move goes!!!

Ruthie said...

I'm smiling so big, ear to ear! All I can say is Thank You Jesus!!!! Soooo happy for all of you!

Ruthie

Kristi J said...

That is fantastic news!! So happy for you guys, and thanking God for His wonderful hand is ALL of this!

Kristi

chornady said...

Praise God! I know you and Beau feel like another hurdle has been moved. God is so good and has shown Himself through your journey not only to you but to the many readers of this blog. My prayers continue for your family.

Tiffany Dawn said...

YAY!!!!! I teared up for you guys!!! I love how God works and that its even down to the wire that you had to have faith for what He was going to do in this plan! Yay!! I'm overjoyed for you guys!! Can't wait to continue to see the journey unfold!

coloradogirl said...

That is so good to hear. I'm sure he will feel how much more relaxed mommy and daddy are when they are back in their own home and life is more normal again. It is wonderful how God always sees our needs and works things out for us.

Karie

Tamara Ann said...

I haven't posted, but I have been praying for you and Gaines and you are so right - God DOES hear, and answer prayers!

Congrats on the move!

LittleHoya said...

WHAT A HUGE BLESSING!!!!!!! Wow!!!! Congratulations! We will continue to pray for you, and please please continue to keep us updated after the move!

Until Journey's End said...

Wonderful news!!!!

Katie said...

Reading this brought tears to my eyes! What an answered prayer... for everything to fall in to place and Gaines to be well enough to travel. We've been out of town without internet and have had you guys on my mind and in my prayers. So happy to come home to such fabulous news! I feel as though I have been watching the calender with yall and seeing this week creep closer... what a happy week now though!

Katie, Dennis and Jonathan

Laralee said...

YEAH!!!!!!! What amazing things prayer can do! I'm so happy that Gaines will be able to get to Montgomery soon!

Lori said...

PRAISE THE LORD! That is such a great relief to you and us, (we do care). I'm tickled to complete happieness.