The story of Olivia Hope

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I can't believe that in two days it will be Christmas! No, I'm not ready! Gifts are here but not wrapped-story of my life!!
I have been challenged this year to look at Christmas differently than I have before. Always with the mindset that it's Christ's birthday, but even more so to acknowledge the blessings that I do have. I have experienced a great loss but I have also experienced great peace and many blessings!
I want to go deeper with this but for some reason I'm half brain dead tonight!! Maybe later!

Update on little AJ: He is still at CHOP. The docs think they have found what is causing his breathing struggles and he's waiting on surgery to correct this. (Good news!!) He was supposed to have surgery today but that did not work out and no definite date has been rescheduled. Please keep praying for the Coote family. The little man will be spending Christmas in the hospital which obviously adds extra heartache to the already heartbreaking situation of having to watch their son struggle to breathe and hoping they will be able to do surgery soon.

COMING SOON!!-Pics of my gingerbread house!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I sat down, after a long day away, to update and share with y'all about how our Christmas is going so far and the things we are doing to chill out, get ready and celebrate. I'm going to save that for another time and, instead, ask you all to please pray.
My friend, Jen Coote, had a baby not even a week ago. I don't know much but I got a text message early this morning saying that after rushing him to Abington hospital for breathing problems he was taken to CHOP. I haven't been able to talk to Jen to know what specifically is going on but was able to get a little info from another friend. Long story short little AJ is having trouble breathing but more puzzling is why his heart rate and oxygen levels are dropping. A Facebook status several hours ago stated that they would remain there longer for testing as to figure out why this is happening. A new status update, about an hour ago, is asking God for a miracle. I'm scared and on the edge of my seat wanting to know more. That is all the info I have but please use it to pray for the little guy and his scared momma and pappa and big brother.