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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ivy Joy is Going to Boston!!!

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Dear Team Ivy!

Diana here, privileged to scribe for sweet Mary!  I am not going to make this long...  No time for that.  It's time to get on our knees once again for this little angel, we call Ivy Joy!!!!

Sadly, Ivy's fluoroscopy procedure today revealed no change..  Her blood clot has not dissolved and therefore her mitral-valve is not working..  She is deteriorating quickly, and therefore the decision has been made to airlift her to Boston Children's in the morning...

Mary has so much to do to quickly prepare for another potentially long stay on the east coast..  Will you please pray for Mary..  Pray that God will orchestrate her steps in the very short amount of time she has to get ready for this journey..  For Mary's children that will be staying back...  Especially, for Lexi who will be separated from her Mommy and her sister once again.. For Bryan as he manages it all long distance...  I could go on and on..  As my friend Mary said earlier today, God CAN do this!!

Mary will be in touch once she has time to breathe.

Thank you for standing in the gap!!!  It's time for battle once again..  Get your shirts on and get ready to  storm the gates of Heaven for the very precious Ivy Joy!!!!

I leave you with this verse:

Joshua 1:9
"Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid;
do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

~Diana
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96 comments:

sierrasmom said...

Praying here in NY...can not think of much else except Ivy Joy. Praying for the miracles that I know God can provide!!

Heather said...

Your whole family is on my hand and will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

God is faithful. Praying.
Luciana

the meaklims said...

Same here, I can think of nothing other than sweet Ivy Joy right now.

Praying so much.

Jill

Kristi said...

Praying here in Bucks County, PA!! As Luciana said, we are with you Mary!!

Anonymous said...

My prayers are going to the Boston team for WISDOM and GUIDANCE to get Ivy mended. Prayers for Mary's strength and courage. Prayers for Ivy's fighting spirit. Prayers for the family at home for peaceful hearts. Prayers for Ivy's heart to heal.

Pleas God, heal this amazing child!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I have been stalking your blog all day for an update! Y'all have been on my heart. Saying big prayers for a very safe flight and for peace that you will be with the right doctors to heal sweet Ivy Joy!

KK

Carmen said...

Mary, You are showing the world love and faith in action. I am praying God's mercy and grace for your whole family and especially for you and Ivy as you take this trip to Boston.

Psalm 4

Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
be merciful to me and hear my
prayer.

Anonymous said...

I will not let them out of my thoughts!!

Lori said...

I know that people are praying for Ivy in Texas, Missouri and Indonesia and many, many other places. Hoping she surprises them all once again by being the tough little gal that she is. :-)

Harlow Family said...

Still praying for the whole family.

my3 kids said...

Ivy and Mary have been on my mind all day long. Praying for them and their whole family!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Sending our prayers to the family for strength and the doctors in Boston.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Sweet Ivy Joy! I only "know you" from this blog-but I shed tears when I read of this new set-back. Lots of people praying and at least this time, you 'know' your Boston team 'very well' and they know your heart, better than their own. Then add 'God's guiding hand' on top of theirs-and you have 'The BEST'. Will say extra prayers for safe travels and a quick resolution to your problems, so you can hurry back home. Also, 'peace' for your mom, dad and family. Peace, in knowing 'God has this all under control' & already having a strong bond with the Boston care team, hopefully reduces some anxiety. Ivy Joy-you have proven you are a fighter. We don't know why God has chosen this path for you and your family have already taught us all lessons about love, faith, hope & trust. We'll be thinking & praying for you and hope that your mom will soon be able to post a picture of you smiling & back home. Pam- Chicago

Anonymous said...

We can do this team IVY! Keep praying!

lesmdes said...

Praying for Ivy and family!

Anonymous said...

praying!

Denise said...

Prayers said and will continue for Ivy, family and medical staff.

Maggie said...

Ivy Joy, our sweet princess warrior, keep fighting just a little longer, little one, until God uses the surgeons' hands in Boston to fix that stubborn valve. Please know how much you are loved and prayed for by everyone who knows you and your story. You have fought longer than most and we are so proud of you. You have become a little hero for us all. Praying for you all, Mommy, Daddy and sisters and brother. God is bigger than all of this.

Maggie

Linda said...

Praying for you in Thunder Bay, Canada

alexa said...

Still on prayers for all your family,
Praying so much for Ivy.
alexa

Lori said...

I am just so sad that your journey continues to remain so steep! You will be in some kind of shape when this is over, huh? ;-) Know that I NEVER tire of praying for you and precious Ivy... Praying that you both would sense God especially near right now... washed in His grace and peace! Know, too, that you are so very loved, sweet friend!

Lori McCary "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine..."

Paige said...

praying without ceasing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for an uneventful night and quick flight to Boston in the morning!

Lauren from Florida

Anonymous said...

Praying faithfully for Ivy Joy and her family. ~Holly

Lesanne said...

Oh my gosh; we're praying and praying and praying and praying with all of our hearts, Leslie and Julianna

Anonymous said...

Continuing to be in prayer for ALL !!You are all so dear to so many of us who only know you through this blog!!God Be Praised !! A safe flight to Boston and then on to see that wonderful dr there working with God as his helper!! It is good there are not new drs. but ones who know and CARE all about little missy!! Sending prayers,love and blessings, Cathy in Illinois!!

Amy P. said...

Praying fervently here in Enid, Oklahoma!

Holly said...

Praying fervently for everyone in your family. I am very sorry for all of your sufferings. Please know that we love you all very much!!
Blessings,
Holly

Ann said...

I'm in.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Diana for the update. Praying in SC.

Fannie said...

Our prayers continue! Ivy and Mary, you've been on my mind and in my prayers all day.

Anonymous said...

Praying here in TN for Ivy Joy and your whole family. I have a little one from China that is the exact age of Lexi and she said God will put His hand on Ivy Joy's heart and she will feel all better. Praying for God's complete healing.

Tiffany said...

Hugs and Prayers from MS!!!!

kay said...

As you fly over Chicago I am sending prayers to you and higher. Praying for strength for you Mary and God's miracles for your precious daughter.
Kay

Jennifer said...

Praying!!!

Courtney said...

Sending prayers your way.

Laura said...

I have been praying for Ivy Joy ever since I read she was back in the hospital, She has been on my mind all day and I have prayed for her throughout the day. I will continue to pray that God places his healing hands upon her.

Anonymous said...

We have you surrounded by prayer here in Nebraska. ~ Deb

prvpine said...

In our thoughts & prayers. Praying !!!!

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

I am praying Dallas!
Norah

CaitlinandBrad said...

Praying for for Ivy and her amazing family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord,
We thank-you, for all your blessings. We ask you to heal, Ivy Joy. Please give her the ability for her body to be strong and fight for healing. Give all those who watch over her the insight to help her recover. Bless her family with strength and courage to stay strong together.
In Jesus name, I pray.
Amen

Michelle said...

You family and precious Ivy are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jen said...

Praying!!!

April said...

Praying in Alabama.

Ruthie said...

PRAYING FROM MEMPHIS.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Ivy Joy and your sweet family. May His Holy Spirit surround you all with peace and love! God's blessings as you travel.

Sister Kim said...

Thanks for the update...Prayers will continue!! S. Kim

Jodee said...

Sending big hugs and prayers your way!

Rachel said...

May God wrap you and your family in his loving embrace, and give you peace and healing.

Ivy, you are so brave and such a glory to God.

Bless you all. I will be praying for you with all my heart - for healing and for peace.

Praying in Canada.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Miss Ivy Joy and her family!

Traci

Anonymous said...

Praying in Illinois - think of you and your family often and lift you up each time! Praying for strength, guidance and peace from the one who holds you in the palm of his hands

Susie R

Ashley said...

Praying!! Sweet Ivy Joy you are being lifted up by so many people...may you and your Mommy have strength and feel your God's and our love!!

Blessings, Ashley

Grandma Shelley said...

Praying.....

Cindy said...

Praying for sweet ivy and her family



Dawn said...

praying praying praying♥

katrina said...

Praying for Ivy

Suzanne said...

Praying in Virginia for our Ivy Joy and for her amazing family!

Vicki said...

Praying for Ivy Joy and the entire family

Paula said...

Keeping Ivy and her entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

L.James said...

Prayers coming from Fl and NC! You have our family praying and I mentioned it to my friends on FB. Two sweet little boys will be praying for you Ivy Joy! God is always faithful.

Sharon said...

Sending much love and many, many prayers for sweet Ivy and all of her family!{{{hugs}}}

the beatties said...

Praying for you all and especially your precious Ivy from the depths of our hearts. We'll be here, standing in the gap, for as long as it takes ...

Anonymous said...

Praying in Canada...thinking of this sweet girl and her family.

Tim and Monica Kane said...

Praying in Alaska for the whole family.

Anonymous said...

Praying without ceasing in Florida. I'm so sorry that there are complications once again and I pray this will be the new beginning and Ivy's heart will be stronger than ever before. Praying for the family as separation is so difficult.
Rebecca

Diane Finn said...

Prayers from Boston -- where miracles do happen!! Children's Hospital is a remarkable place! I know you have been there before -- but I have friends and relatives who are nurses there -- please let me know if there's anything I can do! diane02090@comcast.net

Leslie R. said...

Praying continually - wearing Ivy Joy t-shirt.

Anonymous said...

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Martha C. Ryan said...

Praying this morning in Louisiana for you all, and claiming Joshua 1:9 for you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Western New York...Dawn B. and "KK"

Aus said...

Prayers for the whole bunch of them - not to mention their care givers -

hugs - aus and co.

Kimberly said...

Praying for your precious, precious Ivy Joy! Praying to the Great Physician and for your dear family.

Laine said...

Praying more and more in ALabama...

Jboo said...

Praying for sweet Ivy and your family.

janet

Mindy said...

Praying in New Jersey !

Annette Duty said...

Wil pray for a safe journey and that the doctors in Boston will be given wisdom from God to resolve the situation. We pray for the whole family for peace and comfort during an extremely difficult time. God, please, we all ask that you please heal Ivy. She's so sweet and has so much to give the world. We pray for a miracle for Ivy Joy.

Erin Schmidt said...

Praying in Pennsylvania!

Lynilu said...


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Anonymous said...

Praying in Indiana for a safe flight, wisdom and guidance for the Boston team, strength for Ivy Joy and blessings to the entire family.

jleung said...

I am praying Ivy and her family here in Massachusetts.

Ginger Owens said...

Praying From Blacksburg, SC!!

snekcip said...

God touch, cover and protect OUR precious little Ivy Joy. Please God...hear our prayers.

Erin said...

Praying from TX. Everyone loves your baby girl!! She is a FIGHTER just like her mommy!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying from Hong Kong.

Anonymous said...

Praying.

Sarah Dame said...

praying Mary! Just know God is holding you all in His hands. He has a plan. Sending my love xo -Sarah from R.I

nickilorayn@gmail.ocm said...

God is Good, All the Time. He has great plans for Ivy and faith is rewarded. Prayers coming your way from Kauai today and everyday. Thank you for sharing your family's faith journey with all the rest of us prayer warriors.

Nicki

Kristi said...

Thinking of you all day yesterday, last night, and all day today... Hoping, praying.

snekcip said...

God I know right know you are in the hospital room with Ivy Joy. God would you please whisper words of comfort in her ear and let her know that YOU are there. Also Dear God, please let Ivy Joy know MOMMY is there and there is a family at home awaiting her return. One more whisper Dear God ...please let her know that there is a WORLD of PEOPLE who are praying and lifting her up.

Thank you God....I knew you would.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for updating, Diana. Getting on our shirts and praying for Ivy Joy!

maggie k said...

Continuing to pray for the littlest peanut. Hugs to all of you. Love MK

Anonymous said...

When I am afraid, I will trust in Him. Psalm 56:3

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

Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14

Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed." Luke 8:50

Praying. God is good. Always. God works for the good of those who love him. Ivy is one of his 'favorites'. He's got this. He's got y'all in his hands. It is simply the best place to be!

Katherine

Ellie said...

Praying for sweet Ivy Joy!!!

Mike and Rhonda said...

Praying for your family, especially Ivy Joy.

 
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