Sawyer was born 2 weeks ago to Ashlyn Davenport Murphy and her husband Josh. This little guy was born with Tetralogy of Fallot with Absent Pulmonary Valve Syndrome. Ashlyn's parents, Keven and Amy are friends from our time in Lawrenceville, GA and Central Baptist Church. I've known Ashlyn since she was a little girl and it breaks my heart to think of her and her family going through the pain of watching little Sawyer fight for his life. Sawyer had open heart surgery on Tuesday, which they had known for awhile would be needed soon after his birth. The little guy came through the surgery, but he still has a fight on his precious little hands. I pray that this little warrior will come through this and that his family will manage to stay strong as well. They have a very strong Christian faith, but I'm sure they are struggling with a few "Why's" right now--no matter how deep their faith. You can follow this little family on Ashlyn's blog. They can use all of the support and prayers they can get.
As much as I grieve over the loss of lives in Boston and in Oklahoma, and as much as I hate that my good friends are going through the pain and heartache associated with watching baby Sawyer struggle and fight for his life--I do very strongly believe that there is always some good that comes along everyday!
There is something good and beautiful in everyday.....
It's up to us to find it!