|The Life Flight Helicopter taking Baby J to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City.|
|Baby J was on life support for 5 days.|
J~ was given a paralytic drug to keep him immobile. My heart ached so as I watched his little body fight for life and I cried more than I think I ever have in my life. I didn't mean to cry, but it was so hard to see him and Hillary and Jake and wonder what the future would hold for their little family. The first evening, as I sat in the NICU waiting room fighting back tears, a sweet young mother came up and put her arms around me. Her last name was Sorenson and as I told her about our sweet grandbaby, she assured me that everything would be fine and if I needed to talk she was there for me. I found out a few minutes later that her 6 yr. old son had died the day before as a result of a motorcycle accident and they were donating his organs to other children. I was overwhelmed that she, in her sorrow, would take the time to comfort me. What a tender mercy this was and a sweet reminder that God was mindful of me and what I needed that very day. Cali came to be with us a couple days after the accident. Our children would call us and one another just to check on each other and make sure everyone was doing okay.
There are so many miracles we have seen through this tragedy. All of our family and children have been blessed by the prayers of hundreds of friends and family from across the United States and the world, and by their own prayers which they have offered up and seen answered by the hand of God in the recovery of Baby J~.
Some of our grandchildren were the most fervent in offering prayers for their little cousin. One granddaughter, Parker, while staying with her Nana would come to her about every half hour and say "Nana, we need to say another prayer for Baby J~" and they did. Oh what faith they have!
|April 18th - Daddy gets to hold his little boy.|
|Happy Mom and her boys.|
|Grandma Cindy, Baby J and the Zippity - Do - Dah Bear from Aunt Jesse.|
|Chillin' in the wagon!|
|Baby J~ In the "Hope" Garden at Primary Children's Hospital with mom Hillary.|
|April 24th - Leaving the hospital - One happy family.|
|Big brother G and Baby J~ Together at last. April 24th.|
Cali has a good friend who worked on baby J~ in the emergency department of Primary Children's Hospital and told her on the day Baby J was released from the hospital, "Remind me to tell you just how miraculous Baby J's~ recovery is. This just doesn't happen."
|25 days after the accident. Baby J going to church on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016.|
|Grandma Cindy and her sweet boys one month after the accident.|