Friday, May 13, 2011


Blogger decided that it wanted to take a vacation.  Blogger on vacation is not a good thing!

If you left us messages in the last 48 hours - they have gone down with the ship. 


Despite missing your sweet thoughts, we definitely felt your prayers yesterday.  Though it was a hard day of grief, we were not overcome.  Thank you.

As we walked through the day yesterday, there were moments for both of us when our thoughts strayed across the globe to an event that was taking place that brings us great joy and dredges up intense memories.

Yesterday the Hartmans met Brady.

Brady. Soon to be Judd or J.D.

I don't have a lot of words. 

Please church pray.

They crossed the globe to meet him.  To claim him as their son. 

They are exhausted.  It is an overwhelming world they have entered.  They need our prayers.  

They need to know that we are behind them.  Praying them home.

Please pray.


  1. he is so well dressed! is that common???

    thinking and praying for them!!

  2. Prayers for the Hartmans...oh, how sweet to see that much-loved little boy in their arms at last! Thanks so much for sharing the good news - I hope all will continue to go well, both for the Hartmans and for your family.

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 dear ones from U.

  3. I recognize those clothes!! Aaron wore similar. They will wash him and dress him for every meeting. Aaron came to us clean and in different outfits every time we visited and that was twice a day. They take great pride and bringing them in clean condition!!

  4. ...and how appropriate is that tulip... not from Holland this time, but still so symbolic of the beauty and blessings of children with DS...

    Susan in Ky again

  5. Surrounding you in Prayer, Hartman Family!

  6. Thank you for posting the updated pictures. I was wondering what happened to them. Oh I am sure they are exhausted and overwhelmed! Thank you for being there for them so that we can be part of their journey. Helllllllloooooo Melanie!

  7. Praying for the Hartmans, and for you as well. I can sense the anguish you are feeling for them. You know their experience, you have been there. May God grant you all peace in your hearts.

  8. Wow, this pictures have me in tears! He's such a beautiful child, I'm so happy his mom and dad found him! Praying for them!

  9. Julia,
    I have a few questions for you. Did the Hartmans get to see Heath? Will they try? Do you have any other pictures of him that you cannot post? If so, could you share one with me? He is suddenly on my heart in the biggest way! I can't stop thinking about him and praying for him. If you get any updates, please share them.


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