Monday, March 05, 2007


Hey everyone,

Sorry that I have not updated the blog in a while, as you can imagine, life is much different in the Murray house these days! Brooks and Isaac are thriving at home, gaining weight, and sleeping really well so far. We are so thankful to have two of our little boys home with us. It has been a long time coming and we are loving taking care of them. Each day has been a little better and we are getting just enough sleep to get by.

Henry and Clark continue to hang out at the hospital for the time being. Henry is doing great, should be home in the next week or two. Henry is taking most of his food by bottle now, but still requires the occasional tube feed, so he will remain in the hospital until he can stay awake for all eight feeds per day.

Clark is still the one that needs your prayers the most. Clark continues to have digestive problems with his intestines. They had to stop his feedings completely in the last few days due to loops in his intestines that were bloated. The doctors had to place a new IV line to give him fluids in the meantime. They have now put him back on minimum feeds, but are doing a series of tests to try to find the root of his problem. Please pray that Clark would make a final recovery and come home to us as soon as possible.

On a lighter note, we were blessed beyond our imaginations yesterday evening when Jen's parents brought gifts from a shower held for us at Calvary Baptist Church in Danville, Illinois. They filled our living room with gifts yesterday evening for our boys. This is just one more example of the amazing provision that God is providing for our family. Jen and I have not been able to keep up with all of you who have blessed us in various ways in the past few weeks since the boys were home. The cards, gifts, food, love, and prayers that have been offered has been amazing. We are so far behind on thank you notes at this point, that I am absolutely certain that we are going to miss some people in thanking them for their generosity. We do want to thank each of you individually, but for those of you that we miss, thank you very much. We are more thankful than we will ever be able to express to each of you.

-To our parents, siblings, great grandparents, and extended family: Thank you for your never ending support and help.

-The Bible Church of Brownsburg: You are the reason that we know that we will be ok. Your continued support and prayer is priceless. It is exciting to have such a great body of believers to support our boys growth.

-Teachers at Brown Elementary, thank you so much for the money you raised, we could not believe how generous all of you were, thank you!

-Brownsburg Teachers in general, you are an amazing group, thank you for your support.

-Calvary Baptist Church: I have never seen such a faithful group of prayer warriors.

There are so many of you to thank that I could not possible list you all. To all of you who have been so helpful and generous, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we love you all!

Brad, Jen, Henry, Brooks, Clark, and Isaac


Anonymous said...

Hey Guys, I am so glad that you are all doing well. I bet it is nice that two of the boys are home now and that the others will soon follow. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Get as much sleep as you can!! But most of all have FUN!! Take Care and God Bless the both of you and the "Blue Crew".
Brandi Worden

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, I'm so sorry I missed the "Blue Crew" shower; I was a ladies conference with Kendra Smiley and a gal named Lael...both were awesome. I have a gift and was suppose to give it to your folks Sunday but was not feeling well so I couldn't. I will get it to them this week. Love ya bunches and we're still praying. Hugs, Leona

shergzus said...

Brad & Jen,
Your shower was a lot of fun and the video was great!!! I know you would have liked to been there....but your parents, Jen, did very well as your 'stand-ins.' Your Dad was the official card reader, while Janet opened your gifts. We also saw on the news that evening that the Danville community had a shower for the Farrell Quints! So two "multiples" showers on the same cool is that?
We continue to pray for your boys, and especially Clark, that the doctors can find the reason behind his problems and that God will do another miraculous healing. I'm sure it sometimes feels like you are running a track 'hurdle' race. Each new hurdle you cross deepens your faith and brings more glory to our Heavenly Father.
Well I must go help take care of our new 'baby.' (Keeley has a new puppy. So we're all in potty training mode!!! haha.) We know why God made puppies so we wouldn't kill them when they misbehave!!!
Have a Happy Jesus Day!

<3 The Stelzer's

Anonymous said...

God bless you all...I just stumbled across your page. We have 12 year old quadruplets. God is so good...enjoy every moment! Those early years are a complete blur. :) HE IS FAITHFUL!