Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy Birthdays to Eliot



We wish there were more time for us to share the many things we have experienced with sweet Eliot in the last 11 days, but there just isn't enough time between feedings! We celebrate Eliot's life and the miracle God has given us in him each day at 4:59pm with a birthday party. Today he will be 12 days old!! Each day is amazing and we are loving being parents and seeing the many answered prayers. Please continue to pray for us as we prepare to go home...possibly tomorrow!! We are asking that you would pray specifically that 1. we would not live in fear 2. continued life for Eliot 3. all the details of transitioning home.
Thanks,
Matt & Ginny Mooney

32 comments:

Cary Murphy said...

Happy Birthdays, Eliot! I wish I were there to celebrate! I am praying for many more to come. Love y'all.

Mrs. Olivia said...

What precious pictures of the birthday boy! We will continue to pray for all 3 of you and for God's peace to calm your fears- His joy is abundantly evident through all of you-Praying the transition will be smooth- Don't be alarmed... it usually isn't easy for anyone at first-Take care-Love and prayers, Mrs. Olivia

Kate Walker said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELIOT! Wes and I are celebrating your life daily. You are so loved by so many. Matt and Ginny, we are praying for you--to live without fear and for the transition home. You two are such incredible models for us, and we are so in awe of what God has done and is continuing to do through your family. We hope to see you soon! We love you Matt, Ginny, and Eliot. --Kate and Wes

Jenny Beth Walker said...

He's such a doll...I know he's a boy so he's a boy doll but a doll all the same. We LOVE seeing the pictures and we celebrate with you! Still praying and cheering you on! Here's to day 12!
Love, Jenny Beth and family

Bryan Lewis said...

Happy #12! Erika and I join you in your celebration! May God grant you all a peace that transcends all understanding and may your time at home be a sweet and joyous one. So Happy #12 Eliot! Here's to #13!

Benton Walker said...

You guys are the best. I'm so excited Eliot's going to get to go to his crib (catch the dual reference? nice, huh). I know you're counting each day a blessing, as are we. In light of all that is going on in your lives right now, I know wiffleball is far from the mind, but Matt, I feel compelled to tell you this... I played for the first time without you last night and it just wasn't the same. I mean, the game bordered on boring without the man who's perfected trash talking... and that in a game played with a plastic ball and bat. Besides that, we got hosed last night, twice! I think it was just a confidence issue. We clearly didn't have our A game without our go-to cage rattler. Liftin' you guys up.

BW

gabeandamy said...

We love all three of you guys!!! Gabe and I are praying for you this week. We love you and miss you. Please give Eliot a special kiss for Uncle Gabe and Aunt Amy.

Bret Walker said...

Jayme and I are so glad to have had the opportunity to meet Mr. Eliot this evening...bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. God is good and Eliot is definitely a trooper. We're glad you guys are finally getting to go home tomorrow. Please know that Molly and I pray for you guys each and every night...for strength and courage...and healing. Happy B-day Eliot...Bret & Jayme

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday Eliot! Just got the news today of God's miracle. I will be praying for th continued strength you all need and rejoice as God's miracle of life is being celebrated in Eliot. God Bless you all.

Lindsay Collins
Mtn Home SF Agency Office

Mark Robertson said...

Jill and I continue to pray for you all and are blessed by your updates. All three of you are a testimony of how BIG God is and how our reliance should be solely on Him. We will continue to pray for strength and encouragement as you begin this transition home. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIOT!! We pray for continued health and look forward to many more to come.

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Rachel Jardot said...

What a precious little boy! It's so exciting to see Eliot's progress, and God's miracles manifested in your family's life. We're praying for many more miracles to come! God bless you as you transition from the hospital to your home.

Love, Rachel and Travis Jardot

Anonymous said...

Eliot
I got your site from a friend an just wanted to drop by an say hi to you & your family an that you all are very much in my thoughts & prayers.
I am also a member of a group called The Prayer Bears.
Pam Sturgill
www.freewebs.com/prayerbears

Debbie Fortenberry said...

Happy Birthday Eliot! and Congratulations to the three of you!!! Sarah has been keeping me posted and I ran into your Mom at Jong's the other day, Ginny. I am so happy for you and I will continue to pray for you. I strongly believe in the power of prayer, and I strongly believe that God will be with you each and every day...one day at a time. Spoil that baby rotten and give him a hug and kiss from me! Love to you three,
Debbie

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Eliot!!
Such a handsome lil guy, I know you are all so proud !! Lots of prayers and happy thoughts coming your way !!!

Anonymous said...

i am praying for you guys . god truley does work miracles, and i do know he will work one for you. stay strong !

Donna Boggs said...

Praying for you all. Miracles do happen! We have been blessed for 7 yrs and 10 mths with a special gift too and another one that is 5 yrs 8 mths! Hold on to your faith and God will see you through.

The Boggs Bears!

Amanda Murdock said...

Eliot! We love you so much and wish we could be there to celebrate each of your birthdays!! You are treasured by so many! and you have the Best mom and dad in the whole wide world, not that you hadn't already figured that out!! Yay for God's story of your life! Matt and Ginny we love you and are praying for strength and courage for you each day, and of course for healing for Eliot!! We are so proud of you!! and Eliot IS SO BEAUTIFUL, seriously BEAUTIFUL!! God's goodness abounds and amazes me more and more every day!! What a beautiful story that the Lord is writing!
"I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
I Love you guys SO MUCH!
Love, Amanda

Sarah Henry said...

I've never even met you guys, but we have lots of mutual friends. You have been on my heart so much. I am praying for you all and for sweet little Eliot to have many more birthday celebrations!

Jenny Beth Walker said...

Hey Mooney Family! I hope you all three are settling in at home. The verse from 2 Timothy keeps coming to mind when I pray for y'all "For God didn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-discipline." May you feel HIS power and love and self-discipline sustaing you as you all move forwrad full as a family of three! We are out of town for a few days but are continuing to pray for you all according to your requests and CELEBRATING big time for today is Eliot's 2 week birthday- PARTY! Soon I will have to sing him Happy Birthday Kanakuk style! Our prayers are with you three....Much love, Jenny Beth (and family)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Eliot from Singapore!! We can't wait to see you soon. We love you guys and we'll call you when we get to LA in 20 hours. Yipee!!

Stefanie and Becky

Claire said...

Congrats for making it this far and definately happy birthday! Good luck to all three of you. Keep faith and hold your chins up high. Please keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

I wish so bad I could get my hands on that precious little boy! He is sooooo adorable I could just squeeze him!! PLEASE give him a kiss and a hug from me.
Still praying for you guys.
Brooks

Erika Lewis said...

Arden is having a rough night so I have been up thinking about your sweet family and wondering if you are also up feeding Eliot. I know your homecoming has been so precious and that Eliot loves his super cool room. I pray for your strength and confidence in caring for your little man. His pictures are so beautiful. Know that you are daily in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Erika

Shellie said...

Happy Birthday Eliot! God loves you so much. If you could talk you would give us fresh news from heaven, wouldn't you?

Sweet Ginny, I'm so happy to have found your blog and a way to speak to you. I've been praying for you and I will surely continue. What a blessing your posts are! What a testament you and your husband are to those who are watching. May our wonderful Father continue to give you strength, courage-- and joy, abounding joy!

ellie closuit said...

Dearest Mooney's,
What a beautiful boy! I wish I could be there to give you all a huge hug. Happy birthday little Eliot! You are all in my prayers. With much love, Ellie

Kim Burton-Norman said...

Hi Matt, Ginny & Eliot--

I have been keeping up with you and all the news through Kristi (Burton) Farmer. I hope you feel the love, thoughts and prayers that many from so far away are sending your way. I await to see what glory God gets through this wonderful little life. God bless you all. xxxooo Kim Burton-Norman

Bryan Lewis said...

It was so great to see the little tike on his 18th Birthday! What a precious miracle he truly is! Erika and I were so blessed by seeing God's strength and joy in your hearts. So give a hug and a kiss to that "little" miracle! Bring on #19!

Mrs. Olivia said...

Happy Birthday Eliot! I continue to get updates through Renee and pray for God's strength and peace to permeate your precious family. Rest when you can and continue to enjoy every moment!
Love,Mrs. Olivia

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt, Ginny and Baby Eliot-

My name is Jenny and I was Eliot's nurse at Willow Creek when he was born. Lee Morton told me about your blog site, and I just wanted to tell you that I have been praying for Eliot and for both of you. May God bless you with many more Birthdays Eliot!

Jenny Owens
jnny7279@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Matt & Ginny~
Hey guys, Kwas told me about your site and I just wanted to let you know that I will keep both you and Baby Eliot in my prayers. I'm excited for his increased health and promise to celebrate 4:59 with a party and prayer of my own for all three of you.

Randy Rosen

Anonymous said...

Welcome precious Elliot, you tiny gift from God!! May every new day for you be full of love and may your sweet mom and dad experience joy and peace as they love on you. The Wagner family continues to pray for your family. Their courage, strength, faith and love bless us all. We love you! Allison Wagner