Please Pray!

Hi! This is Brittany's friend, Shelly.
I'm writing to urge all of you to stop what you're doing and spend a few minutes interceding for their family.

At about 10:30 this morning, as Brittany was on the way to her peri. appointment, she was rear-ended by a large SUV which caused her to rear-end the car in front of her. As of right now, here's where Brittany and the babies stand:

Brittany is bruised in several places, her belly did hit the steering wheel so the impact was pretty severe. Her ribs are extremely sore, as is the bottom of her belly where the seatbelt was. She had a very long contraction immediately after the impact, and is continuing to have more contractions.

The twins have a good heartrate and are moving around. Brittany is having an ultrasound as we speak to determine if her placenta ruptured. IF it did, there will be discussion regarding the hastened birth of the babies. They are 35 weeks and the goal was 36-38 weeks. The babies will be monitored for several more hours after the ultrasound for heartrate, movement, etc.

I'm sure you all can imagine the wide spectrum of emotions surging through their family right now. Please pray for a thick blanket of peace that passes all understanding to fall on them all, especially the kids (and the twins). Pray for a clear line of thought for Paul and Brittany's step-dad, Jeff, as they navigate through insurance issues and hospital paperwork. Pray against hasty decsisions or pressure from the doctors to do things that Brittany and Paul may not want. Pray that Brittany can forget the sounds and sensations from the crash and focus on being a still, nourishing cradle for her babies. Pray that the family would be provided for over and above what they could ever expect. Let's flood the gates of heaven!

Just a little side note; Paul was trying to sell the car that Brittany was in and it was totalled, so they'll be recieving compensation from the other party's (the other driver has admitted fault) insurance company for the car instead of the headache of selling it. Also, two of their Britax carseats were in the car (the ones that the twins will move up to when they're out of the infant seats), so they'll be receiving new carseats from the insurance company, also. In addition, the accident happened basically right in front of the hospital that Brittany was heading to, so there was no delay in the paramedics arriving. Even in the middle of this, God is good!!!

We'll keep you all updated as we have news. Thank you all for your support.

63 comments:

  1. O gosh I am so sorry to hear this... Will be thinking of & praying for the family for sure.

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  2. Our deepest love and prayers surround the family at this time.

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  3. Praying for peace above all understanding and that Brittany and the babies will continue to be healthy.

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  6. Brittany, I'm praying for you and your babies.

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  7. My thoughts are with you and your family!

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  8. Oh I am so sorry this has happened. I am praying right now, and will continue to do so!!

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  9. They are in my prayers!!

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  10. I'll definitely be praying for wisdom for both Brittany and her doctors.I’m praying now and will continue to pray throughout the day!

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  11. That is terrible! I'm crying! Please let Brittany know that I'll be praying often for the entire family, especially her and the twins. Thanks for keeping us updated, Shelly! I'm not surprised she has such great friends like you to let us know that they need our prayers more than ever right now! You are right, God is GOOD!

    Best,
    Kelly

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  12. OH dear. This made me get tears in my eyes. I've been praying for these babies and for Brittany and I won't stop!! God is still in control, and He kept them from harm in the accident.

    Lifting up this family in prayer!!
    ~Leah in Alaska~

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  13. God has his hands on you, the babies & your family Brittany.

    I'll be praying for sure, for peace, health, safety for the babes, and that all the details would get smoothed out easily...

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  14. Thank you so much for this post to let us know so that we can immediately begin praying. I feel a sense of peace that everything will be okay. Please let Brittany know we are praying for her, the babies and the rest of the family.
    Thanks again!

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  15. Saying prayers for this family.
    Hoping that everything is ok.

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  16. Prayed right now. I also prayed for wisdom for the Doctors. Thank you for sharing this. God is so good!
    Darlenen

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  17. will be praying for you guys! God IS good..ALL the time!

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  18. My eyes are welled with tears. I'll pray right now for God's continued hand in Brittany's and the twins' situation.

    Tiff

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  19. Hi Shelly,

    My whole family just sat down and said a prayer for her and the family. I know God is with them through it all, and he has a plan and his plan is good.

    God Bless...

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  20. Shelly,
    We are praying for the family. Please keep us updated!!

    Laura

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  21. You guys are in my prayers. I hope for nothing but the best for your babies!

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  22. I posted the prayer request on my blog too. The more prayers the better!

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  23. wow...praying for sure.

    as a note of peace...a very similar incident like this happened to my 40 wk preg friend 3 weeks ago...her placenta did not rupture and she had a healthy baby 5 days later. i will pray!

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  24. wow...praying for sure.

    as a note of peace...a very similar incident like this happened to my 40 wk preg friend 3 weeks ago...her placenta did not rupture and she had a healthy baby 5 days later. i will pray!

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  25. Praying for you and the babies and the rest of the family!

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  26. Oh no. I'm am glad for the goodness in the side notes.
    Brittany I hope all is still going well. I'm praying for you all !

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  27. I'm thinking of you, Brittany, and the babies! Hang in there and take one step at a time.

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  28. My thoughts and prayers are with your family right now.

    Oh Man, I am so teary eyed. Please let everything turn out okay with nothing more than some bumps and bruises.

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  29. Thanks for posting this.

    I just stopped to pray for Brittany and the babies. God is good and He is in control.

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  30. Big thoughts and prayers for you and your family

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  31. Sending lots of prayers your way.

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  32. I will be praying for peace and comfort for Brittany and more womb time for the babies...please keep us updated!

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  33. Praying and praying! I sure wasn't expecting this kind of post! Keep us updated, Shelley, and thank you so much for being such a good friend to Brittany & Paul (and the kids).

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  34. Definitely praying. Keep us updated on everyone.

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  35. oh my...definately praying for Brittany and the safety of the little ones she is carryiny...

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  36. Oh no! That is just terrible. I am hoping and praying for the best possible outcome from the whole ordeal. What a mess to have to contend with this now...I hope everyone involved is okay.

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  37. It felt like a punch in the stomach to read this post. What a sweet friend you have that recognized how God has protected you and your sweet peas.
    I'll be praying for you, the twins, the doctors, the boys, Paul.....

    Lots of Love,
    Carrie

    I don't get that much traffic on my site, but I'm still going to do my part in storming the gates of Heaven by posting a link.

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  38. We're praying for you Brittany!!!

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  39. How scary... Sounds like lots of stuff to sort out, and I'll be praying for you guys - all of you! Thanks to Shelly for updating!

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  41. I'm at work...but going upstairs this minute to intercede in prayer on Brittany's behalf!

    Thanks for letting us know

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  42. She will remain in my prayers. I pray for support and strength for Brittany and her family.

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  43. i check in every day to see the news and i'm still trying to catch my breath after this one... not what i expected... happy to see you are seeing some sort of silver lining and will pray for all.

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  44. owh wow!! thank you for the update... we will be praying for her! keep us up to date... that is good abt the car seats tho and the compensation for the car. Atleast that worked out well...

    just incase shes nervous abt 35 weeks being to early. my friend had her twins at 34 weeks and they were fine. had to stay in the nicu a bit but they are healthy 1 yr olds today :-)

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  45. I and my family are in prayer...we serve a big God

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  46. What a shock to read this. My thoughts are with your whole family. Take it one step at a time. I know the babies will be just fine.

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  47. Definetly will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for keeping us posted.

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  48. Definitely praying...

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  49. I'm praying! Please keep us posted!

    Steph

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  50. Oh honey. :(

    Praying and praying...

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  51. Praise GOD that everyone is doing well at this point!! I am praying right now for Brittany, Paul, the kiddos and of course the twins! God's timing is perfect and His plan is always good. We pray in faith that everyone will come home healthy and that more than anything, God would be glorified through all of this. May He grant the doctors wisdom and discernment at this moment.

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  52. Oh my goodness!

    Thank you for the updates.
    They're in our prayers.

    How are the boys?

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  53. What a great friend you are to her! Thank you for keeping us updated and letting others know exactly how to pray for her and these little ones. God is good! May He continue to be in control!

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  54. Saw it on twitter...
    My thoughts are with Brittany and the babies!

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  55. God IS good! I will be praying!!

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  56. To answer Luciep- thanks for your concern for the boys, they are all fine and excited to meet their new siblings!

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  57. Praying Britt. Praying, praying, praying.

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  58. Many prayers going out to you, Brittany, and to your wee babes and the rest of your family. 35 weekers generally do very well, and you've made it so far!

    ~mom to 4 boys and twin girls

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Thank you for blessing me with your words!

Brittany