God has worked in the lives of Bonnie and Kerry and has given them an incredible testimony of His love and faithfulness. They honor Him daily in their lives and through their precious family. When they began to start a family together they were blessed with a beautiful, sweet baby girl, Helen, who is now 3 years old. They were so excited to be expecting a another baby 9 months ago. And to see Bonnie's reaction when she told everyone it was a boy was priceless! And like the rest of us they started deciding on a name. They chose to name him Ethan ~"Strength, permanence, firmness". How perfect is that name for this child who will need strength?
Ethan Howell Williamson was born on Thursday, September 10. He weighed 8 lbs 11 oz and was 21 inches long. He is a beautiful little boy with light blond hair, fair skin, and sweet round cheeks! After an eventful labor and delivery he was finally here. Soon after his birth he was put in an oxygen tent and monitored closely. Several hours later, the doctors decided that Ethan needed to be transported to Birmingham.
It has been a whirlwind for the past couple days as Bonnie and Kerry have faced the unexpected. They are currently at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Ethan is being treated for pneumonia and they expect he will be there for a few weeks. He is stable right now, but will have a long road ahead as they try to ween him off the ventilator as his lungs get stronger and there is no infection. God's hand has been on sweet Ethan and literally brought him though so much already.
Please pray that Ethan will continue to be strong and will show signs of improvement daily. Pray for Bonnie as she continues to recover from a difficult labor and delivery. For her and Kerry to continue to hold steadfast in their faith while they rely on the Lord to make it through the next several weeks. Pray for peace to know that the Lord has gone before them, patience in a slow process, and strength of body, mind and spirit. Their families are also right there in the middle of things and need to be lifted up as well. Also, please remember to pray for sweet Helen. She will be out of her routine and at times away from her mommy and daddy. Pray that she will continue to be resilient and enjoy spending special time with her grandparents and friends for a few weeks!
Isaiah 12:2 "See, God has come to save me. I will trust in Him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."
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