It's Time!

While at a playgroup this morning I started to not feel very well and decided to give my doctor a call. I was having some trouble with my vision so they decided that I should come into the office to get checked out. After arriving they determined that it was time to get things going. I am starting to progress but they believe it will be later tonight or tomorrow before we are able to meet our beautiful boy. Our family is rushing to be here and will be arriving tonight and tomorrow.

Please pray for our family tonight and ask God to lay his hands on us and bless us with His courage and strength. Also please pray for safe travel for all of our family and friends who are coming to be with us. I will post updates as often as I can. Thank you as always for all of your love and support.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Kenzie: You are all in our prayers.
Karen in TN
Mandy said…
Thank you for the update. I am thinking of you and will pray throughout the night that Maddox arrives in God's time and that you all get lots of time with him.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracehopkin.blogspot.com
I am praying that the Lord's peace surrounds you.
julie beth said…
You'll be in my prayers, sister, as you bring this little one that God has formed and known into the world!
Just Me said…
Sending prayers to you and your family. I know a lot of people are looking forward to meeting your precious baby. May God bless you with everything you need.
Oh, I just read that Dusty is out of town. I will pray that he arrives safely and in time for Maddox's birth.
Anonymous said…
I have been praying since seeing the news on Tristan's blog. I am praying for Dusty to make it to be by your side through this! I pray that the rest of your family arrives safely as well. I am praying for precious time with your sweet Maddox. Just the right time! You are incredibly strong and you will come through this! Just lean on HIM!
I can't wait to hear the updates about your sweet son! Take in every second and memorize his every feature! Praying in Franklin, TN!
Collins Family said…
Praying for you, your family & baby Maddox.
Anonymous said…
I am praying for you all, especially that God will give you everything you need.
connie
Julie said…
I just got home and checked in at CFHusband and saw that you were going to deliver Maddox - I pray that if it's God's will that He will show you and your doctors a miracle with Maddox! Whatever time you get with him will be a blessing, and I will keep you in my prayers.
Jaclyn said…
Kenzie-
I check your blog every day but I have not commented before. I am praying, praying, praying!

Jaclyn
ajc4ever said…
Hi I came to your site about a week ago from Nate's site. I've been praying for your family and am doing so again tonight. God Bless,

Angela in central Ohio
Vicki said…
I came to your blog from Nathan and Tricia's. Praying for you and your family. May God grant you peace and strength.
nanajobx said…
"Abba, Father I thank you that you are present with this family. Jesus I cry out to you now and ask that you will sent the Comforter to this family and give them your strength, your peace and your joy. I thank you for baby Maddox and that you love him even more than his parents do. I pray for his grandparents, his brother and each member of this family. Thank you for the support and encouragement that they offer. Thank you also for the friends and the Body of Christ that you have set in place at this very moment who come before you now in agreement for this family. Lord be glorified in the birth of this child that you have created.Give his mother physical strenth and protection. Amaze everyone who comes in contact with his mother and father. Thank you Jesus that you are a God of compassion. Thank you that you do not bring us the sririt of fear and that you speak peace. You are an awesome God!Praise your Holy Name!"
Robin said…
Praying for your family. Thank you for sharing your blog. God Bless you all.
Robin in Jacksonville, Florida
deb said…
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Deb & Alyssa
Lincoln, NE
So Blessed said…
He is holding you and your dear family...and I am praying.
Anonymous said…
Sending prayers your way from SC.
Anonymous said…
Praying for you and your family! May the Lord be with you!

Robert - from Nate's Blog.
Alison said…
Praying for you and your family!
Alie in TN
Anonymous said…
lifting you all up in prayer!
Anonymous said…
Praying for you from Indiana. Be at peace!
Saw the prayer request on Nathan's blog... we will be praying for you tonight! May God bless your family and strengthen you for whatever the road ahead becomes. Blessings as you enjoy your beautiful new boy!
Anonymous said…
Praying for you,Maddox, and your family from here in Texas. May a calmness feel your room tonight.
Anonymous said…
You are held up to Our Lord that His Spirit will work in you, through you and with you as you complete this great mission He has placed in your loving hands. May His Virgin Mother envelope your family in her mantle of peace and protection. I bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. God's peace be with you.

Love you, Aunt Laura and family
jenn said…
Just found your blog from reading Nate Lawrensons. The peace of the Lord be with you! Everything is going to work out exactly how it's been planned. Cuz everything the Lord does is good, right? Kenzie, you are the perfect mommy for this little boy!
Hi! We are praying God's wonderful peace over you and your family. Thank you Lord for safe arrival of hubby/daddy and for baby Maddox. Thank you Lord for your healing power!
candicesalazar said…
CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING MOMMY AND DADDY OF 2!!! I am a nurse. I have only witnessed these special births from the outside. I am sure that you know, God will give you what you need, when you need it. Hes gotcha...Hang in there. (Saw your post on Nathan and Tricias)
We are praying for you in Nebraska. Candice, Jason, Matthew, Cruz, and Adrian
Saw prayer request on Nate's blog---just wanted to say I have said a prayer for you and your family.....
Debra said…
I learned about you from Nate Lawrenson's blog and wanted to let you know I'm praying for you. I will be anxiously awaiting news of your baby's delivery and your family being all together again! Debbi
Anonymous said…
My prayers are with you and your family. I learned of you thru Nathan, my nephew. We know God is wonderful and will take care of all of you. Maddox has a precious big brother. God bless all of you.
Praying for God's presence and peace with each of you tonight ...
Jen in Al said…
just talked to Brian! Praying, praying, praying! you all are so loved! May the Lord watch over and keep you, giving you strength and peace, surrounding you all in the warmth, comfort and healing of His amazing grace and love; giving clarity to every precious moment...
Love and Blessings,
jen
Shane and Devin said…
Kenzie,

You know I am praying....I will be on pins and needles until we get an update. More importantly, I will be in prayer. I can't wait to see baby Maddox, this little one I have been praying for for so long. Many at my church are praying too.

May God give you strength and calm tonight/tomorrow/for the coming days.

Love and Prayers as always,
Devin in Illinois
Emily Hodges said…
Kenzie, we're all praying and we love you guys. . praying specifically for the safety of Dusty, your parents and the rest of your family along with of course you and sweet Maddox. ♥
Emily
Emily said…
A girl after my own heart: updating the blog from L&D! :) Praying for you and anxiously awaiting pictures of a gorgeous miracle boy.
Anonymous said…
Praying for you in Alabama!
Heather Paulsen said…
I just came across your site! I am praying for you!
God Bless!
heather
Anonymous said…
Lots of love and prayers.

UNC NICU RN
Heather said…
Found you on Nate's blog (Confessions of a CF Husband) Just wanted you to know that I am praying for a smooth delivery of your miracle, Maddox. I know the Lord will be glorified through his life and his birth. Blessings to you.

Heather in Dallas, TX
http://www.ricetrio.blogspot.com
josh and nicole said…
We found you through Nate and Tricia's blog. We are praying for your family and a safe and healthy arrival of your little boy.
Anonymous said…
God bless your faithfulness...we will pray!!

We came from Nate's blog...

You are lifted up in prayer tonight from Calfornia!
Vivi said…
You are being loved and prayed for from an Emmie of 13 in Central Texas. May you know the peace that passes understanding, and may God give you the desires of your heart.
jullylaw said…
Kenzie,
We are praying for you and your family in Lynchburg, VA. Praying for courage, strength and His unfathomable peace.
Julie lawrenson
Sweet Kenzie,
Just got home from KY. I am praying for you and Maddox and for you family's arrival non stop. I wish I could have talked to you before you went today, but I was planning on having time before the 4th. Another example that this is in God's hands not ours! If I could tell you one thing right now, it would be to not take one second for granted. Mary Grace was doing so good - better than the Doctors or nurses could believe for the whole 7 hours we had with her - Chris and I both thought she was doing so good surely we would have at least one day if not DAYS with her - then she left us quickly but peacefully. I was in shock. I will pray that everything that happens is guided with HIS amazing hands and that every second, minute, hour, day etc would be perfect!
I love you and Baby Maddox so much!
Love,
Kim
Mandy said…
Praying for you in Arkansas. May God lay His hands on you and give you peace during this exciting time, and allow you to rejoice in His perfect plan. Your verse says it all: Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see. Sending strength in prayer!
Chrissy said…
Have been praying for you since I heard. God is holding you in his large loving arms! Praying for Maddox to arrive safely and to stay a long while. God's plan is perfect in every way, shape and form! Prayers without seizing!
Anonymous said…
Wow - the Body of Christ is enveloping little Maddox and your family in prayer from around the world. Add Canada to that list! May the peace of Christ which transcends ALL understanding surround you as you walk each step of the journey in the hours ahead.
Heather
Anonymous said…
I am praying for you and your family.

Joy in CA
Cathy said…
We are praying for you in Beaumont.I hope your family is able to get to you in time for the birth.
Cathy & Annabel
Anonymous said…
Kenzie,
Got your blog info. through Nate's blog site. I wanted to tell you that I think you are an amazing example of God's love for our children! I pray His peace will rest on you and your family during and after the birth of your precious Maddox. His life will touch many - more than you will ever know (until we get to Heaven and God reveals it to all!). Thank you for sharing your journey with us - you are a beautiful christian witness to world!
Charlotte, NC
Leslie said…
Praying for you and your beautiful family. May God continue to bless and keep you all.
Leslie
MilePost13 said…
Wow! How awesome is this?!? I'm praying for you right now, and it will be the first thing I do tomorrow when I wake.
Sherry said…
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace of Christ be with you all.
Mandy Farris said…
I am praying for you tonight. God has a reason for everything and he will use you. Be strong and have courage and He will open all the doors for you. All you have to do is be faithful and follow Him. I admire your courage. I cant wait to see pictures.
Anonymous said…
Prayers for peace for your family in the coming days. Godspeed.

Candi
in Texas
Anonymous said…
Stanfield family, I am praying for your family tonight & will keep you in my prayers. I found your family through confessions of a cf husband. May your labor be easy & peaceful. Though I don't know the pains of a child with Trisomy 18 I will pray that God will lay his hands on your family to give you the faith to get through the tough times ahead.
-Bobbi
Liz from Indiana said…
praying for you tonight....may God's presence be very real to you.
kellars mommy said…
Sending prayers your way!!!!
chrystal
mom to kellar 26 wkr and my angel cameron 20 wkr..
www.kellarreid.com
JuJu - said…
You family is being lifted up by ours in prayer tonight -
May the blanket of the peace that passes all understanding wrap you ever so snuggly during this time of your lives.

Julia
mumof4 said…
Best wishes for a safe and peaceful delivery of wee Maddox into the world. Peace out
Jennifer said…
You are in my prayers tonight. Prayers are coming to you from manteo, nc. May god give you strength and watch over you and your soon to be new one. He has his reasons for everything and their is a purpose for maddox and I am sure its a special one.
Joy said…
Praying for you.. (((HUGS)))
I am so grateful for your story. I lost my triplets last year after they were born at 24w gestation and you have honestly given me a whole new look on things. I hope you don't mind but I added some of the verses you listed on my website. They are very comforting. Thank you again and you will be in my thoughts and prayers...

Rachel
www.tripletbutterflywings.com
Eryn said…
Came from Tricia and nate's blog...i am praying for you to be able to enjoy and savor every minute.
Christena said…
Dear Kenzie,
In all hours and in all places prayers are being shouted out to you!!! It´s now 7am in London, 2am your time and I´m praying for you right now. You are enveloped in the embrace of God and He will not let go. I pray your journey to meet your precious Maddox will be perfect and will fill your heart with all you need.
Hugs,
Christena
Susie said…
Dear Kenzie and family, I found your blog through Tristan's and want to let you know I'm thinking of you and praying for your precious time with Maddox. My son Joshua was born 16 days ago with a neural tube defect (an encephalocele) that's inoperable. He wasn't expected to live much beyond birth if he wasn't stillborn. And he's still here at 16 days, strong and healthy. I know what miracles look like - he's my living proof. Every moment is precious, every breath is more than expected. How wonderful to be birthing a miracle. Maddox and Joshua are just that... miracles, gifts, and gentle yet powerful reminders of the faithfulness of God.
IfitistobeDOit said…
Praying for you in Oklahoma. Praise the Lord that you got your sermon and that you are facing this challenge head on with God as your guide and knowing every second is a blessing and your hurts will never be wasted by a God who loves you so much! Praying for a smooth delivery and that this baby will be more than you ever imagined. Knowing what to expect and worrying about tomorrow are two different things. The Bible tells us not to worry about tomorrow for tomorrow has enough worries of it's own. Enjoy EVERY moment! God bless!
ladybug said…
Our family has joined you in prayer from the OBX, NC.
We picked up on your blog from Nate and Tricia Lawrenson's, and wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you all as you meet your precious boy. We too chose to take a pregnancy to term, despite a lethal diagnosis, and were blessed with a wonderful 15 minutes with our precious first son, Will. We are praying that you may have the same sense of peace that we did.
Sending you our love, from Cardiff, UK,
Pete, Alison and Charlie xxx
makandaddie said…
I followed a link to your blog last night, and am so inspired by your grace and strength. I also took the time to follow your links to other families who have had children born with trisomy 18...I cried for half the night thinking how brave you all are, and spent the other half looking at my sleeping children and thinking how blessed we are. I have come to realize, by reading these beautiful blogs, that any of us who have the ability to give birth to a child, no longer how long we have with them, is a miracle. My families thoughts are with you as you give birth and hold your beautiful son for the first time.

Lisa Masse
Rebecca said…
I am praying!
Jim & Jami said…
Praying for your family.....Have a Great Day! Jami
www.flemingfamilycircus.blogspot.com
Jen in Al said…
hello sweet stanfield family! it is 6:16a.m. here in Dixie and i am praying for you! Can't wait to see pictures of precious Maddox. your family is covered in prayer from near and far! The Body of Christ is truly amazing! i am sure that there are those that don't know Jesus that have read your blog, too. what an amazing witness to the world Maddox is! praying without ceasing...
Love and Blessings, jen in al
Anonymous said…
Praying in Florida. I found you through CFHusband and was restless all night praying for you. I pray that peace and comfort will be given to you by our loving Father! May Maddox and your family reach people for the Lord as you walk the road He has set before you.
Tanisha in VA said…
Found you thru CFHusband. I'm praying for a SAFE delivery and HEALTHY baby! May God's peace surround you and your family...now & always!
Anonymous said…
I remember the feelings when we were about to deliver our special little girl. She had a 5% chance of survival. She shocked everyone with her strength and we shocked ourselves with ours. She is 16 months old now and I cannot imagine life without her. She definitely has a rough road ahead, but she is happy and so are we. I am honored that God entrusted her to us. I can already tell that you feel the same way about your little boy.

I hope and pray that he has a safe delivery and that everything will be okay for your family.

Many blessings sent your way,
Christy
Richmond, Va
http://www.babysites.com/sites/harlie/
Patti said…
I found you through Nate's blog. I have read every post on your blog and treasure your faith and love for your family. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
Anonymous said…
I am praying for you and your family as you meet your precious Maddox. God be with all of you.
Love from Omaha
Kim said…
You are in my prayers here in WI
Kathy said…
I'm praying for you. My sister gave birth to a baby boy with Trisomy 18 so I'm familiar with that. I will pray for your families and friends to arrive safely. May God bless this time together and may He uphold you securely. Kathy, Miami, Fl
Emily said…
Praying. Have been all night long and won't stop any time soon.
Good morning Kenzie, I got your blog site from Nate's place ...I am praying you have a quick delivery and are surrounded by loving family at this time in your life..I will be praying for you , your family and for Maddox....Hugs, Baba
Anonymous said…
Waiting for news this morning...I know you're in labor and all, but we're all dying to know if your husband made it home!! :-) Praying for God to carry you through the delivery and all the uncertainties. I was so moved by your last post; I can't help but think the Lord got things going while you were in such communion with Him and spiritually "ready". Praying for you in Salem, VA.
L. Cooper
kimm said…
Many prayers for you and your family at this difficult yet miraculous time. May God continue to bless you in all that you do!
Kimm -from Indiana
Anonymous said…
I am 26 and also have spinia bifida. I found you blog through nathan's blog. I will for you and your family.
Kara said…
Praying for you guys today! May God give you strength and endurance today!

Kara
sahm22boys.blogspot.com
Court said…
Many prayers are being lifted up for you and Dusty and little Deacon, as you await the miracle of Maddox. We are praying for you in Houston, TX. To God Be the Glory!
Tori said…
Praying continually for you and your family. May God protect you and Maddox during this time.

Love in Christ,
Tori
Christy said…
Praying for you, Kenzie, and baby Maddox. Your words are inspiring.
Sarah said…
I read about you last night bf going to bed. Your family was on my heart and in my prayers all night. I hope that this new day brings joy.
Sabrina said…
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and as long as you need them. May this time hold faith, hope and love. God bless!!
Anonymous said…
I'm praying that your family members arrive safely. May God hold all of you so very close and grant you His peace and strength. With love, Lynne B.
Anonymous said…
I have randomly stumbled across your blog. I have read the blog of another family that had a son with Trisomy 18. Here is the link. I thought it might be interesting for you to check out.

http://www.mattandginny.blogspot.com/
Tiffany said…
Praying for your precious family in Clarksville, TN!
RiLes said…
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RiLes said…
Praying for you all from Phoenix, AZ...thank Nate for letting us all know :) Blessings!
Undomestic said…
Praying for your and your family. What a special gift God is giving you!

Prayers from Minnesota.
Cari
Melony said…
Praying for a safe and helthy delivery of sweet little Maddox and that all will go well for his mommy.

Knoxville, TN
Praying for you all. (Found your blog through the Lawrensons' blog). May God's indescribable peace and joy flood you.
Anonymous said…
We are praying for you in PA! God has something special planned for your special family!
Monica said…
I found your blog a few days ago, and then saw that Nathan (CF husband) posted an urgent prayer request! We are praying for you at www.benotafraid.net (a place full of moms who have gone through very similar circumstances).
Kim said…
You are in my thoughts and prayers for time with your precious Maddox

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