Friday, March 30, 2007

Late night update

We just got back from the hospital a little while ago, and everything is still good. Kanyon has gained a little bit of weight, and this evening they upped his milk intake to 2cc per feeding. Keep praying for his little digestive system, but so far he's handling it well.
I see that many of you are already doing this, but when you leave a comment, please let us know where you are from. Jaymie and Kory have a map in their room and they are coloring in all the states and countries where they know people are praying for them. By the way, if any of you are from Nebraska, please let us know because someone (I won't mention names) started coloring in Nebraska thinking it was Kansas. If you know anyone from Nebraska, call them and tell them to pray and leave a comment so we can finish coloring that one in.

Knowing that they are being constantly lifted up by so many people in so many places is such an encouragement to Jaymie and Kory and all of us- please keep it up!


Kat said...

What a blessing to see what a wonderful support group your family has all over the nation! Your precious family has been in our prayers the past few days. Clint calls me at work with hourly updates...your family is so speical to him. May the Lord continue to give you strength and bless sweet Kanyon's body!

Clint and Kat Burns

Caldwell's said...

Kory, Jaymie, & Kanyon: We are so excited to hear about Kanyon's continued progress! It is amazing to know what an outpouring of prayer you are receiving from around the country. I know that God is laying out a path for your lives. We are constantly praying for y'all, and know that God will answer. Love Michael, Audra, William, & Cade

Sarah said...

We're still praying for you guys! The boys are anxious to hear the latest!
Sarah Floyd
Tokyo, Japan

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory & Family,
We are continuously lifting prayers up for Kanyon, and when I am at work I am blessed to be able to pray over him. I have also been praying throughout for the NICU nurses and Dr Chris for God's wisdom to guide them as they care for him. I wanted ya'll to know I have donated some Harrison Bears in memory of your precious Jayde Spencer. The tags will have her name on them so when we give them out to other parents in a similar situation, we will all remember Jayde. I heard our Glory Baby theme song tonight and felt led to send you the words.

Glory Baby by Watermark

Glory baby you slipped away as fast as we could say baby…baby..
You were growing, what happened dear?
You disappeared on us baby…baby..
Heaven will hold you before we do
Heaven will keep you safe until we’re home with you…
Until we’re home with you…

Miss you everyday
Miss you in every way
But we know there’s a
day when we will hold you
We will hold you
You’ll kiss our tears away
When we’re home to stay
Can’t wait for the day when we will see you
We will see you
But baby let sweet Jesus hold you
‘till mom and dad can hold you…
You’ll just have heaven before we do
You’ll just have heaven before we do

Sweet little babies, it’s hard to
understand it ‘cause we’re hurting
We are hurting
But there is healing
And we know we’re stronger people through the growing
And in knowing-
That all things work together for our good
And God works His purposes just like He said He would…
Just like He said He would…

I can’t imagine heaven’s lullabies
and what they must sound like
But I will rest in knowing, heaven is your home
And it’s all you’ll ever know…all you’ll ever know…
(If anyone wants to hear it- it plays on our website on the memorial page.

Our hearts hurt and rejoice,
Amy Steele and family

- My daughters were praying for Kanyon to get better and strong and my 4 yr old added for him to get fast...I guess so he can be quick on the basketball court.

kelly said...

houston and i are praying in england.

kelly (watkins) shearon

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am a NICU nurse in Chicago and I just wanted you to know that the whole family is in my prayers!! Tell that Kanyon to be a fighter!! I know that he is probably a tiny little thing but those little ones always seem to be the fiestiest ones!! God can work in mysterious ways and I can say that I see it in the NICU setting everyday!! My prayers and thoughts are with you! Hang in there!! Reagan

Luke & Linda Temeyosa said...

My prayers and thoughts are with each one of you. An extra prayer is for Kanyon to continue to get stronger everyday, and a prayer for Jayde may GOD hold her and welcome her with HIS blessings. GOD Bless You All.

Friends of Alison
Troy, TX

Anonymous said...

Laura Phelps, Jenna's friend is from Nebraska and if she has not already been asked to pray I'll email her to do so. I'm from Florida and Jenna is now living in North Carolina.

Jaymie and Kory our loving arms are tightly wrapped around you. Kanyon, you keep eating and growing strong, sweet little one.
Love, The Trapasso's

Paul said...

I just can't get the Phillips family out of my mind, I love you guys so much!

Last night I had to run to my car in the rain and it brought back of a few memories that made me laugh. I couldn't help but think how much Kanyon will enjoy playing in the rain as much as his dad.

-Paul M.
(Cousin Glen is praying from Oregon. Sorry, no Nebraska)

Paige said...

Love the map! I don't know anyone from Nebraska, sorry. 2ccs! YIPPEE!

Anonymous said...

Praise God that little Kanyon is doing so well! We are praying hard!
Lindsay, Michael, Kaitlyn, and Aubrie McCarter

Jaime said...

Just wanted you all to know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers every day. Our family is praying for the lord to give you all strength and courage through this difficult time. Please remember that the lord never gives us more than we can handle - we may not always understand why - but he always has a plan. May God be with you during this very difficult time.

Richie & Jaime Reaves & family

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory, we are so excited about Kanyon's progress. We love you, and we are praying for you.

Andrew and Amy Whitehouse
Nashville, TN

Anonymous said...

It's Rachel's cousin, Kahlyne. I've been praying for you guys and the extended family from Virginia.

Krawl and Anra said...

Jorgehound (as Betty referred to Jorge) has told Lyneil a few times that he prays that she and Andy will continue to have boys. The church needs good, strong, nurtured in Christ men to serve for our future. I pass this prayer on to you and Kory for Kanyon. How wonderful is our God that has given Kanyon such a winning nature! I pray that he will grow stronger and stronger every day. I pray that he will use the same persistent spirit to be the Godly man that he is intended to be. He already has so much to live for and more to live up to. I pray that he will follow in the footsteps of his dad and both of his grandfathers. I simply pray for strength, for the present and the future; first for God and His work and for you and Kory.

We love you and you are on our minds.


Colleen Hess said...

What wonderful news to read this Saturday morning - Yea Kanyon!!! Jaymie, Kory, Kanyon - you are each on my lips in daily prayer and always on my heart. (my parents in Stephenville are praying for you too, but they don't have a computer to check on you, so Leigh Ann and I are keeping them updated each day)
You are loved by so many,

Anonymous said...

I also thought about the rain incident with Paul-that's when I met you, Kory. I'm Katie Mitchen's mom and we are praying earnestly for your family in Brecksville, Ohio. I'm probably 1,000 of your 10,000 blogs!
Justin and Sally also want you to know that they are thinking about you.
Love, Charles and Julie Mitchen

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that a new days brings more good news. Prayer works.

Nicole Vandegriff said...

I couldnt wait to wake up this morning and see how the evening went. I love the map. I just emailed some of my family members in Nebraska, Virgina and Missouri and I know, with what I went thru with my twins it will hit home and they too will be part of the pray partners. I've asked them to sign in and send you a litte something.
Still praying in White Oak.
Nicole and daughter Shea Vandegriff

Anonymous said...

You all have been in our daily prayers since we heard about this last monday and have been checking the blog every few hours for updates (thanks so much Rachel,what a great informative job). You all are such a Godly family and these prayers and friends are awesome to read and hear. May God Bless Kanyon in his fight and May God Bless you all for being such believers and followers of the Lord and exhibiting it in such a powerful way during this period of your lives.
Love you all, Ronnie and Raylene Nutt, Paris,Texas

Beck Boys said...

God is so good. I am so encouraged to see the progress that is being made. I know Kanyon is a fighter and will give is parents a run for thier money real soon! We continue to pray for his body and all the little parts. I know that he will be a strong Christan man as he follows in the footsteps that have been laid before him.
I love the map. Andy is on the Board of Directors for Heart of America LTC. He sent an e-mail out to the board asking them to pray. The board memebers cover Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa.
We love you all and pray for you daily.
The Beck's

Anonymous said...

Hooray for Kanyon!!! We will keep praying daily for all of you!
The Barlow Family

Jole and Jason said...

Jaymie and Kory,

We are so glad to hear the good news about Kanyon. Our entire family continues to pray and think of you every minute of every day. We got the message to North Carolina too so mark them as well as praying for you guys. We love you.

Jole and Jason Ray

nancy and todd said...

Dear Kory and Jaymie, I've been checking your postings several times a day and am so thankfull to hear the encouraging news about Kanyon. We are heart sick to hear about Jayed, no words can come close to comfort you but please know that you are all in our prayers every moment of the day. I love the prayer map. Landon is in Salt Lake City, Utah and Kacey is in Sioux Falls, SD and I know they are both praying for too. God Bless You. Much love to you all, Nancy and Todd

Aaron & Julie said...

Kory and Jaymie,
Our computer is permanently on the your weblog as we are continualy praying for you guys. I think I need to get a waterproof keyboard for Julie. You can add MD and MN to the prayer map as I made a few call to prayer warriors there.
We are with you in His spirit, Aaron and Julie

Anonymous said...

Kory and Jaymie,
Every moment I think about you guys a prayer goes up in Washington DC (it's not really a state but the East Coast could use a little more color). I love you guys. SO so much.

Emily Samuel

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,

As thousands of others, I am drawn to this site daily and read every message. (I feel like I'm snooping, though and I expect Blair or Jared to chastise me any minute for breaching your privacy.) Last night I looked again at the pictures of you and the babies. I pictured an 18-year-old Kanyon towering over Jaymie in a basketball uniform as she reminds him that he was less than one foot tall and the weight of a small package of hamburger meat! Incredible! Praying without ceasing.

Love, Jackie

Robyn said...

I have a friend in New Mexico who has added y'all to their church's prayer list, so you can color that state, too, if you haven't already. So glad to hear more encouraging news on that Kanyon! We love y'all and are praying!
The Finchers

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory, Gay, and Jay:

Wednesday night I thought the following message was added to the blog, but I didn't see it. So I will repeat at the risk of being rude.

We love all of you! You are an incredible family. We cannot wait to see Kanyon and we will never forget Jayde.

Jackie and Jared

Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for the blog! You and Maureen are perfect fits into this incredible family. Thousands would probably like to do something in Jayde's memory and would like to know Jaymie and Kory's preferences. Will you let us know?

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for any of you. Gay has my phone numbers, including my cell.

Jackie Shelton

Anonymous said...

Okay, I pictured KANYON in a basketball uniform towering over Jaymie. Although I do remember Jaymie in a basketball uniform and in 18 years, I'm sure she will still be able to wear it and to play. My editing is lacking.

I guess I keep writing because I want to be with you so badly. We will see you all soon!


Anonymous said...

Hi guys!! We are all here praying for ya'll and thinking about you all day long! My parents say hello and that they are also praying for ya'll. I wish I could give you a big hug. Love Ya'll!!! Maddie and JAred

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon,
I now have family in Nebrasha praying for all of you also. Jaymie, I do hope and pray that you are feeling ok. Your body and mind have been through so much. Love you and miss you bunches!!
Brandi in W.O.

codyblair said...

praying everyday for you guys.

cody and emily blair (TX)

Ameskins said...

Hey, I just wanted to let you guys know I've been praying for you. I heard about your situation through my sister Andrea Silverthorne. I'm in Wyoming, which doesn't appear to be filled in, so I'm happy to represent this state in prayer.

I'm SO glad to hear that little Kanyon is doing so well. What a miracle.

Deanna said...

We're praying in Lufkin, TX!

Eldon & Marilyn said...

Kory, Jaymie, Kanyon, Wes & Susan,
It's such a gift for us to have this blog to read each's so uplifting to read everyone's comments and to read Rachel's and Wes's updates. So, I can only imagine what it is doing for all of you.....prayers and support are so important.

I know that having Clint, Sydni, Sayler & Tye there with you now feels wonderful. It won't be long and Kanyon and Sayler will be riding horses, 4-wheelers and helping "Papa" salt the cows!

My parents are in South Dakota, so please color in their state. They do not have a computer and are unable to leave a comment. But, believe me......they and other family and friends are praying! Also, my brother and wife are in Missouri and they are praying for Kanyon and you.

We care about all of you so much....I'm so grateful that you have each other to hold on to.

love, Eldon & Marilyn

The Rigoulots said...

We are praying in Princeton, New Jersey! We love and think of you all the time!

Kenny, Jennifer, and Kennan Rigoulot

Eldon & Marilyn said...

Oh, I forgot Wyoming......Nate and Erica are there and they, too are praying. They have had a terrible winter storm and have not been to work for 2 days....but, please give Wyoming some color!

Love, Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us all updated. We are praying for you Kory, Jaymie, and Kanyon!

Kamara Cox-Frisco,Tx

Mica Norman said...

What wonderful news that Kanyon is fighting so good. You and your family continue to be in my prayers and thoughts. I hope to see you guys on Tuesday when I'm at the hospital for student nursing. I will also be in prayer for the tests on monday. Just remember there is a reason for all of this and God is in control.

andydawn said...

I came across you blog through a friend. I have been praying for your family since the twins were born. I was born at that very same hospital. I will be praying for your son,daughter, and your family.

Andrea from Katy, Texas

laura said...

I think you may have to global with that map... I'm Emily Wallace's sister and we're praying so fervently for your family from our home here in Bolivia. I loved the Watermark song comment as that song was such a comfort to us as well in the past. God bless your family!

Sunny Folding said...

That Prayer Partners map is OUTSTANDING! I was thankful to read that Nebraska, Missouri, and New Mexico are taken care of, as we know friends/family (Scott & Amanda Free, in Albuquerque) in those states who are praying for you. My friend, Summer, who posted about their little 2yo who survived being born around 25 weeks...? She's from Utah, and her family is praying for yours.

Now with my sister there with you, I'm feeling that much more 'connected' (strange, huh?). Jayde's service tomorrow will be a joy and a sorrow. We're there with you in spirit.

What amazing news about Kanyon's breathing and digestion!!! Praise God for these answered prayers; we understand He is to be praised for even the prayers that aren't answered the way we wanted, for with our limited understanding, we must depend upon Him to sustain.

Loving you and still praying,

Sunny Folding, for Jeremy, Natasha, and Justus.

Oh, P.S. I wanted to post this. The morning after Jayde passed away, it was Justus's turn to offer our morning prayer. After he prayed for Kory, Jayme, and Kanyon, he added, "...and please help Jayde have fun in heaven with you."

Amen to that! Just imagine being there together someday. Oh what a day that will be. Heaven WILL surely be worth it all.

Chrissy said...

We're praying in Boston, Massachusetts.

Steve & Chrissy Holt

Noel & Celeste said...

My husband and I are in Springfield, MO. We will certainly pray for precious Kanyon and your family.

Grace and peace,

Celeste and Noel Green