Monday, June 25, 2007

Momma Murray Holds Joella Today

Today, Katie got to hold little Joella for the first time. It was a beautiful site to see both Mom and baby happily rockin in the chair.


Lindsey said...

Sweet, sweet! I know that must have felt good! We are praying constantly!

Love - Brian, Lindsey & Isaiah

Anonymous said...

Holding your baby for the first time is most moving experience to ever have in your life. I know that doing that was pure joy. We are praying for the three of you.

Julie, Danny, Danae & Aiden

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And thank you for sharing with us. We'll continue to lift your family up in prayer.

Amanda & Jack Wilson

Beth said...

So glad Momma Murray got to hold Baby Murray at last! We are praying and praying for you!!

Beth and Byron

Anonymous said...

She is so beautiful, as I knew she would be. God is so good to us to allow us the opportunity to experience the love He has for us by being parents. Joella is a testimony of the love you two have for eachother. Just know that we are praying for you here, and on the other side of the world.
Love you,
Shane, Carissa and Cannon

Anonymous said...

Hello, We are praying for you both, and Joell.The pictures are so precious. Bless her little heart, and we love her name.

In His love and ours,

Uncle Art and Aunt Jean

Bryan & Shannon Koene said...

Katie & Joe,

I praise God for His mercy, goodness and power. What a beautiful gift is baby Ella. I am praying for her and for you unceasingly.

Shannon (& Bryan, Brendan & Emelyn)

Anonymous said...

Callie is praying that Baby Ella's itchies will get better. She saw the video of her and wanted to watch it over, and over again. She prays for her at night and so do we. We are also praying for you and Joe as you go through this difficult time. God still works miracles, and we believe he can heal her. I pray that God will send an angel to watch over her day and night...
Love from TX..Chad, Amy and Callie Kay Underwood

Anonymous said...

Murray Family,

Congratulations on your little Ella! She's so cute and tiny (and the name you chose is the cutest as well). How happy she must have been to be in her mama's arms!! Basically, we're thinking of the family constantly; therefore, our prayers are ongoing. God is the Great Physician and He is no doubt with the doctors, nurses, Ella and you two as well. "God will fight for you (Joshua 23:10)."

All our love- Melanie and Dave

Anonymous said...

Zander, Joe and Ella
We love you all so very much. Know that you are being held by THE DIVINE and He is the Great Healer.
We are here for you now and will be through this entire process praying and loving on you!
In His Love,
Jenni and Russ

Anne Z said...

How wonderful! We are praying for you continually.
Much love,
Anne and Phil

Anonymous said...

We are beside you to share the joys and the unexpected gifts brought by sweet little Joella. These updates are wonderful and help us feel close to the three of you. Can we see you sometime soon?
Love, Jim and Lane

Anonymous said...

Katie, Joe and Joella,
This wonderful news! I am praying for each of you and your families too. I eagerly await each post and bit of news about Joella with hope and excitement!

Jeanne said...

Joe, Katie, and Ella

We thank God for your witness to the world and willingness to praise God in all circumstances. To God be the glory and what a precious girl he has given you! I know holding her for the first time was such sweet joy. He is a God of miracles. Know that you are covered in prayers from South Texas and beyond.

Love In Christ,
Ben, Jeanne and Nolan Peterson

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your wonderful baby girl! All three of you are in God's hands and He loves you and will always be with you. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Rob and Kristen

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! You are constantly in my prayers.
Eric Dell

Anonymous said...

We know you all have enough faith, love and prayer that Joella most certainly can sense and this must give her peace. She is beautiful and certainly a gift. Feel secure in your love for each other and for Joella.
Don, Elizabeth, Brianna and Braedon

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful guys. Your New Colony family is praying for you and Ella up here in New England.

May her birth be the first of countless blessings on her and her parents through life.

Scott, Jen, Caleb, Bethany and Sarah Hamilton

Darla said...

What joy that must have been!

From my devotion today, from "Our Daily Bread." I thought I'd pass a little of it along:

"Do you feel as if your life's circumstances are a mighty storm? Look to the God-man Jesus Christ, who has authority over heaven and earth. He will give you the strength to survive the storm until he ultimately calms it. Our loving God is always near, Forever by our side; He'll bring us comfort in our fear and peace that will abide."

The highlighed verse:
"They feared exceedingly, and said to one another, 'Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!'" - Mark 4:41 We know who it is -- Jesus! Keep your faith in Him!


Heather said...

Katie & Joe,

You are in my family's thoughts every day. We all agreed that there is no one stronger than you to handle this. We love you and congratulations on your little bundle of joy. You're going to do great at this, little Joella is so lucky.

-Heather Duncan

shawn said...

Katie and Joe,

Please know that I am so happy that you have been able to hold your beautiful Ella. I know that was a very special moment for all of you. Know that Andrew and I are always here for you to answer your questions or try to calm your concerns. We were in your shoes a year ago when Ellie was born with EB and these children are definitely special. Please feel free to ask away to us as often as you need to and don't ever feel that you can't come to us for anything. I am looking forward to watching her progress and Andrew and I will definitely keep her in our thoughts daily.

Shawn and Andrew Tavani
Mom and Dad to Ellie Mia, 14 months old with Epidermolysis Bullosa
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia

Anonymous said...

Hurray!!! I'm so happy to hear you got to hold sweet Joella (what a precious name, by the way). We are praying fervently and continually here in Florida, as are many others at First Baptist Jacksonville. Your faith is a witness to the world of how God sustains us through trials. May He continue to provide you strength and grace, and of course, healing for little Ella.

Love in Christ,
Mary, Reid and William Robertson

Anonymous said...

Joe & Katie, we want you to know that so many in Farmersville are praying for you and little Ella. Steve and Linda Speir

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all constanntly!

Sara said...

Congrats on your new daughter. I have EB and my daughter also has EB, so understand what you are going through. Please contact me if there is anyway I can be of help.


goochigirl said...

I love the pictures of Katie holding Ella. Callie is praying that Ella's itchies will get better. She watched the video 3 times and constantly talks about "Baby Ella." She told me Ella wants to be home with her mom and dad. I told Callie that there is nothing her mom and dad want more!!! I pray that God will send an angel to watch Ella day and night and that her disease will be the mildest form of EB..or better yet, something very mild and curable!! God still works miracles!!
God Bless,
Amy, Chad & Callie Underwood

Anonymous said...

Katie - You look great! The sparkle in your eyes bring tears to my eyes as you hold sweet Ella. God is truly doing a mighty work in others lives through your testimony. I pray you both will get another chance to hold your sweet blessing again. All our love and prayers - Aaron & Nicole Rodolph (Zastrow)

Susan said...

Hello Joe, Katie and Ella,
Congratulations! Uncle Bob and I could not be happier for you. Janet has kept us up to date about Ella and we just located your blog. We will check it daily. She and you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly.
Uncle Bob and Aunt Sue

Anonymous said...

The news keeps getting better, praise God! We are so happy to see she is off the feeding tube. We can continue to pray for all of you and wish you a happy 4th of July.

Love and prayers,

Ryan and Angela