Day 15: The Best Day Ever

A week ago, I wasn’t sure when I would be able to hold this sweet precious angel of mine.  Today, day 15, was not in my mind at all.  Thankfully, God had other plans and He blessed me with this beautiful gift.

Last Sunday was the worst day we have had by far.  Everything was up in the air and doctors were concerned so much about Grey’s lungs  that they had to be honest with us, her condition could be fatal.  It crushed us.  I felt like I couldn’t breathe and all I wanted to know was the future.  Me holding her a week later didn’t even seem to be an option.

Praise The Lord we are here now and Grey is doing as good as she can at the moment.  I still don’t know the future and I am still holding my breath, but a song keeps coming to mind…

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

(Disclaimer: bare with our iphone video taping… it’s not the best but you get the idea)

Here are some more pictures of the day…



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32 thoughts on “Day 15: The Best Day Ever

  1. You don’t know me- I actually found your blog via Coconutrobot on Instagram (that sounds so silly as I read it back). In 2005 we welcomed our first child, a daughter named Morgan, at 27 weeks. She weighed 1lb 4oz :). Watching the video of you first holding your sweet Grey has me in tears- I remember the first time I held Morgan & I still keep in touch with the NICU nurse who handed her to me that night. My daughter is now nine years old &, it’s so true, that your faith is elevated and forever changed when God leads you down this path. Grey has our prayers & I look forward to checking in & seeing all that The Lord has done in her life. I hope this message finds y’all on a good & quiet day- she is beautiful :).
    -Amy Borden , Texas

  2. Ryan and Allie- what a precious snapshot in time we got to share with you-thank you. Baby Grey has so many people behind her, and the two of you! Continued energy and positive prayer to you all. What a determined little bundle of joy she is.

  3. Ryan and Allie: Just wanted you to know that all of you are in my prayers. What a great video and thanks for sharing with all of us. I think baby Grey looks like a little fighter. God is Good and is in total control. All My Best….Glennie

  4. Allie and Ryan, thank you so much for sharing this precious moment with everyone! My prayers continue for all of you each and every day!

  5. Allie, you know in our line of work we see Gods hand at work everyday. We will continue to pray for you all

  6. Congrats on getting to hold your baby! I’m an RT in a lvl 3 NICU and see success stories everyday, you all can do this!!! Good luck to you!

    Michelle (John’s Wife)

  7. Ryan
    My thoughts and prays are with you and your darling wife, Allie, and precious little Grey. Please feel free to reach out to me if there is anything I can assist you with.
    Jackie Gladstone

  8. This is beautiful! 🙂 what a great moment for your family, and an answer to so many prayers!! Thank you for sharing!! Continuing to send love your way! 🙂

  9. I don’t know you but I’ve been reading about Grey for the last week after seeing something come across my Instagram feed. Is there an address where we can send small gifts? I have something in mind to knit for her.

  10. Goosebumps and tears! This is absolutely amazing! Praise God! Oh man, what a day! Thanks so much for sharing this journey! 🙂 Rejoicing with you!

  11. So happy for you. Loved the pictures. Cindy told me at Church this morning about you getting to hold Grey. Praying for you guys.

  12. We are so happy for you all. Nothing like holding your own baby for the first time. Loved getting to see you do kangaroo time with her. Blessings to all 3 of you. She is a fighter ! God is good!

  13. I am so happy for you. I am sitting her crying tears of joy for you. Grey is so amazing and looking forward to many more stories through her journey. Many prayers still coming. Sending love to the family too!

  14. Our God is amazing!!! I am super stoked seeing this update!! Prayers always going your way from my family to yours lovely.

  15. Soooo special! Thanks for sharing this very special moment will all of us who cannot be there with you. We love you!

  16. What a awesome miracle little Grey is! Your story has stole my heart. My sister is a Taylor grad and shared your story with us. I daily look for your updates about Grey! Your pictures are amazing. God is so good and sits on the throne in full control! Prayers from Seymour Indiana! Kisses to little Miss Grey!

  17. You are a beautiful momma and Grey is a courageous, strong little girl that gets to relax for a moment in her mommas graceful arms soothed by your heart. So happy for you and Grey and this moment.

  18. As I watch this, I remember that feeling when my children were first placed on my heart. The excitement in your voice and knowing what this moment will mean to you has brought me to tears. Praise God for all of his love and blessings on all of you and for keeping Grey in the palm of His hand as he completes this miracle of life. I’m so happy for your blessed day! XOXO

  19. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I cry every time I watch this video!!!!So happy for you guys!!! BEST DAY EVER!!!!

  20. This video made me cry tears of joy for you! What a special moment. God bless all three of you and may He keep watching over Grey as she gets stronger.

  21. We’re so thankful that you got to hold baby Grey- what a wonderful milestone in your family’s journey. We are remembering your family in our prayers daily and are praising a God that lives and works in all things (big and small) for His glory. Hope you have a good day today.

    The Jones Family

    1. Sara and I watched the video and cried as we shared the joy of you holding your tiny Grey for the first time. YES!!!

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