Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A little support in honor of my gorgeous nephews

Asher, two years

Jacob at birth

Most of you probably remember all too well when my friend (more like sister) Heather gave birth to her twin boys, Asher and Jacob at 24 weeks gestation. Thinking back it feels like it happened just yesterday. These little boys stole my heart from the beginning and demonstrated to the world courage, strength, and how God can use even the tiniest of boys to show his glory. While Jacob is no longer with us physically, we think of him all the time and know he is with us in Spirit. As I watch Asher grow, I witness God's miracles almost daily, even if only through the phone! With his first steps, first word, his smiles, giggles... everything leaves me in awe. These are things the doctors said we would never see; yet here he is, living life to its fullest.

Below is a message from the March of Dimes. Please consider signing this petition to support our little heroes and hopefully to one day prevent premature births.

Dear March of Dimes Family & Friends:

Join me as I help the March of Dimes raise awareness about the problem of premature birth. In the United States today, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely. More newborns die from premature birth than any other cause. And millions of children face serious health challenges or have trouble learning in school because they were born too soon.

It’s time for us to do more to help moms have healthy, full-term babies. To help us make progress in preventing premature births go to and sign the Petition for Preemies. The number of people who sign can really make a difference.

Remember — November is Prematurity Awareness Month.

P.S. Want to make an even bigger difference? Please forward this message to everyone you know who cares about babies. Tell them you signed the petition and ask them to join you!

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Courtney N. Cartwright
Community Director
March of Dimes
5100 N. Brookline
Oklahoma City , OK 73112
Telephone (405) 943-1025
Fax (405) 943-8901


bexx said...

Hi Laura, I hope things are going well for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

My goodness, Laura, I am SO disappointed with you! I have been a follower of Asher and Jacobs site for a long time, until about a year ago, when I could no longer accept the way you neglected that site's prayer requests. You had such a good thing going, and just let it down. I've since forgiven and moved on, only to just now discover your "nephews" are not REALLY your nephews, but a friend's children?!?! Why be dishonest, Laura? And you're a big part of a church??? I believe honesty is a key to being a good Christian. I really question who you are. You have lied, and you have let people down. I am so sorry to stumble back into Asher and Jacob's site today, and find your recent prayer request ... for YOURSELF. I gave you the benefit of the doubt and visited with good intentions, only to discover a lie about your connection with sweet Asher and Jacob. Lying about WHO they are to gain attention on your site is WRONG. Almost as wrong as letting all those innocent families down.