Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thank You

This morning when I woke up, the video about "Sunday's Coming" was just playing in my mind. I'm so thankful I serve an awesome God who covers my sins and gives me an eternal life, a life I will spend with Him, Jamie, Lilianna, and Brynlee.

My mom reminded me about how Brynlee will blink her eyes in Heaven, and then I'll be there. Her wait won't be as long as mine. I still have many purposes to fulfill and hers to complete, which I pray I complete each one to its fullest potential. That is the desire of my heart.

I miss her so much. I've been holding her blanket, staring at my pictures of her, and gazing upon her beautiful handprints and footprints a lot because it brings me peace to feel close to her and recognize that she has been a gift to me from God.

Before I called my aunt Friday night and asked her to come to Little Rock, she had a dream where she saw God's big outstretched hands reaching out for Brynlee and my dad and grandma were standing in the background anxiously awaiting her arrival while my Grandma was saying, "She's coming. She's coming." That has brought me a lot of peace as well. I'm thankful my Aunt Cindy and Ashley were there for me all weekend to help meet my needs.

I'm feeling much better, but I still feel like I have some shortness of breath. I was told it will take a while for my body to return to normal. I have a big story to share with you about how lucky I am to be alive, so I'll share that story soon.

Right now, I'm just so overwhelmed by how much I have been blessed by my Harp Elementary family, Girls Fellowship Night bible study group, and my church, family, and friends.

God has blessed me greatly with LOVE!

A dear friend of ours picked up Brynlee for us today and, surprisingly, drove her straight to us from Little Rock. We are so thankful for Ben West and his loving heart. I cried all afternoon because I thought it was so sweet of him to bring her straight to us. We pray God blesses him greatly!

Our Harp Elementary family has given us money for gas, a pantry full of groceries Monday night, and they even collected sick days for Jamie! My third grade team has gone above and beyond to check on me each day and bring a smile to my face. I'm thankful for my intern who has been working hard to take care of my class too. My principal has shined a light on me that has overwhelmed my heart. The instructional facilitators and my fourth grade team did many things to comfort me up to the day I went to Little Rock, and I'm very thankful to Sarah P. for bringing the groceries to my house. Ashley Davis blessed me with her enriching words on Facebook as well.

Speaking of Facebook, I have greatly enjoyed reading all of your comments of love, support, and prayer. Each hour, your comments comforted me and brought me happiness at just the right time. 

My bible study group, GFN, has sent me note cards of encouragement for weeks, set up a meal calendar for me to receive meals for weeks, and are coming to my house tomorrow night just to love on me. I am so blessed, and I love them so much. I have loved the songs Nellie Beall has sent me, and Bonnie King has been a constant blessing in my life since the first day I met her. Again, thank you to Jennifer S. for setting up the meal calendar. :) 

My Texarkana friends sent me a beautiful necklace to wear with charms for Lilianna and Brynlee. I can't thank Paula, Tiffany, Sara, and Colleen enough for all the love they have bestowed upon me over the years!

Additionally, my students and family members have decorated my home with flowers! Our parents' friends have been blessing them and us as well with meals, soups, and fresh breads. Church friends have blessed us with cupcakes and goodie bags galore. I especially want to thank Emily Middleton, Hazel Middleton, and Donna Robinson for helping with all of their medical expertise, wisdom, and support. It blessed me to have their help during this time and to know that they were there for me.

My mom's coworker, Renae H., quilted a beautiful blanket for Brynlee that I will cherish forever. 

Our doctors and nurses must be thanked too, especially UAMS. I didn't realize how much danger my life was in Friday night. I'm thankful they did what they could to save me and give me many more days with Jamie, the love of my life and best husband in the world, and Lilianna, the fragrance and joy of my life. I'll update you guys more about this story soon. It's a testimony! 

Jamie has been the best husband in the world. He has shown me abundant love and met my every need. His arms uphold me, and his hands wipe away my tears. I'm blessed to be married to him, grow with him, learn with and from him, and experience these times with him because we get our strength from each other. I love you Jamie Green!

Last, I must thank my mom for cleaning my house for me Sunday night. I pray God heals her back soon! :) I love you Mom! :) :) :) My in-laws have also been very supportive and helpful with Lilianna. I LOVE YOU TOO!

I pray God blesses each person who has uplifted us in prayer and given to us. We know what it means to be held. We have been held by your love and prayers, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Overall, Sunday is coming. Christ rose from the grave to forgive our sins, make us anew, and give us eternal life in Heaven. I'm so thankful for Heaven. I know that's where I'll see Brynlee Sharon Green and hold her for eternity. I love all of you, and I thank you for your love and compassion from the bottom of my heart. 

John 11:25-26 
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Dear Jesus, 
         Thank you for Brynlee Sharon Green. Thank you for 25 weeks of a lifetime lived to glorify you and fulfill your purposes and plans. Thank you for saving my life. Thank you for blessing us with friends and family who have blessed us more than we can imagine. Thank you for loving us, dying for our sins, and giving us eternal life. Thank you for Sunday! We pray we fulfill all the purposes for which Brynlee was given to us to their fullest potential. We want to glorify You in all that we do. Help us to be a blessing to others and to all of those who have given to us. May we continue to find comfort from the prayers from everyone who has prayed for us. Lead us into this next year with an overwhelming peace, comfort, and grace. We know you will continue to meet our needs. We love you, trust you, and praise you for giving us this opportunity to glorify Your name. 

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Going Home

My fever has gone down and stayed down. Also, my lungs are clear now, and the swelling in my legs is going down. UAMS will run a few more tests tomorrow. Then, they will send me home!

I have so much love for my sweet Brynlee!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

I Will Carry You

Brynlee Sharon Green was born into Heaven at 5:43 this morning.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers. Brynlee accomplished her life's purpose in 25 weeks.
 It takes most of us a lifetime. 
Please pray I have a complete recovery from mirror syndrome and that my fever will go away. 

Be Glorified!

I pray God is glorified in this entire situation. They have already broken my water, and I have already dilated to a 5. Please pray for everyone around me. They don't expect Brynlee to make it, but my hope is in the Lord!

Friday, February 22, 2013

On My Way to the Rock

I'm about to be sent to Little Rock on an ambulance to UAMS because my platelet count has dropped. Please pray that if they decide they have to deliver Brynlee that she is born alive! Also, pray they are able to treat her and keep her alive!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


I am currently in ER at Willow Creek for the second time this week due to pain from the fluid, which measured 35! Therefore they are going to remove some around 5:00. This should allow me to be able to move around more without being in so much pain. Then, I'll be able to go back home. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying hearing Brynlee's beautiful heartbeat!


The procedure was scarier than I thought it would be. It took 45 minutes, and they took off two liters! Now, I have to pray for a safe recovery for the next two days and that the fluid doesn't build back up. Thank you so much for all of your prayers!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Four More Weeks

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 5:6

Today, we learned that the cystic hygroma has grown and the hydrops have increased. This is not the news I was wanting, but I was relieved to find out that her heart still looks good and the blood flow in her brain is still good.

The doctor I spoke with today from UAMS wants me to get to 28 weeks. I'm at 24 weeks now. He said there is a chance that she could be born alive if I make it to 28 weeks. From there, maybe there will be other options for how to keep her alive! This fills my heart with joy!!!

So, we are praying Brynlee stays strong for four more weeks and for God's mighty workmanship to be displayed.

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10

Throughout this entire process, I have prayed for God's glory to be displayed. I must tell you that His glory has been displayed because SHE IS STILL HERE, God has blessed me with peace, and so many of you have been constantly been praying for me, sending me messages of hope, and blessing me in numerous ways at school.

"Don't be afraid; just believe, and [Brynlee] will be healed." 
Thank you so much for your prayers.

BTW: Look at how big I am, and I'm just 24 weeks!

We are ready for these next four weeks, and we expect great things!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


The ultrasound has been rescheduled for tomorrow, so I'll let you know how it goes. Hopefully, the fluid is going down.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Strength, Hope, and Love

It's strange to me how I can talk about my situation so seemingly easily, yet I KNOW it's because of you and your prayers.

After December 14th, I told my mom I was concerned about how I would feel once the prayers stopped, and I must tell you the prayers have not stopped! God has carried me through this entire journey every step of the way.

"The Lord is my strength and my song." Psalm 118:14

I did get some genetic results back (1 of 3), and once again they were perfectly normal! 46 XX AMEN!

They said all results could come back and be normal, and I know God knows the results, all things work for His good, and God will be glorified triumphantly in Brynlee's life no matter what!

I'm believing with all my heart this fluid is going to go 100% away, leave no damage, and she will be born perfectly healthy in June of 2013!

My wonderful mother-in-law gave this to Lilianna 
at her birthday party on December 2, 2012. 

I see it like this according to 1 Corinthians 3:6-9: God is just watering her, I'm building her, we both have a purpose, and God will make her grow!

You know my God is pretty awesome! I couldn't imagine how this journey would feel without him.

He is my alpha and omega, the beginning to the end!

That's my King! I absolutely love and cherish this message from Dr. S.M. Lockridge in 1976.

As I continue this journey, my hope is in The Lord. He knows the desires of my heart. 

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken." Psalm 62:5-6

Thank you for praying that this fluid goes away. I have an ultrasound on Tuesday, so I will know more then.

Please pray for my husband, mom, and mother-in-law. I do worry about them because I love them so much. 

Also, please pray for Dr. Gorman, my genetic counselors (Noelle and Shannon), and all the doctors in Little Rock who have been so kind to me. They have answered numerous questions that I have asked over and over again, and I know my questioning can be annoying, so they deserve some blessings at least for that! :)

Last, thank you for all of your love, prayers, and support. I truly know what it means to be held. 

"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends." 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

Closing Prayer: By LaNell Miller from C.O.T.R. Texarkana
I pray that from Your glorious, unlimited resources you would empower me with Your inner strength through Your Holy Spirit. Make Your home in my heart as I trust in you. Let my roots grow down deep in Your love and keep me strong. May I have the power to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Your love is for me. Help Brynlee to be made complete (whole) with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Lord, You are able to accomplish infinitely more thank I could ever ask or even imagine, and this is the power that is at work within me. I give You all glory. Amen (Ephesians. 3:16-20) 


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Thank You Harp Elementary!

I want to send a very special thank you to my Harp Elementary family. You have gone above and beyond to  make this journey less stressful for me and Jamie. To each of you who blessed us, I pray God greatly blesses you in return. I have been absolutely overwhelmed by your generosity. I work at the best school in the world, and I'm so honored to know each of you and be able to call you my friends.

Lots of Love,

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Update

Her heart doesn't appear to be causing the problem. It looks good right now, and they will look at it again in four weeks. They still don't know what could be the problem. Fluid has increased around her body. The hygroma has only increased a little. They will do more tests, and I'll get some results in two weeks and some in a month. Right now, they think she'll be ok for two more weeks. Overall, they still feel she has a 10% chance of being born alive. Also, because my amniotic fluid is pretty high and I've been having contractions, they want me to try to stay off of my feet more. That's not easy to do with a two year old, but I'll do my best! :)

As for me, my strength comes from the Lord.

I did see her in 4D, and she is beautiful!

I go back to LR in 4 weeks.

Thank you for all the prayers!


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