We prayed for a miracle and received four

Seven years ago at Easter time we were praying for a miracle. Our son Jacob had his heart surgery on that Easter Sunday.

This year, we were praying for another miracle. We were praying that our daughter Lizy was to remain with us. That miracle wasn’t granted, but in it’s place four wonderful marvelous miracles were.


Because of Liz

2 will receive sight

1 will walk again

and a baby will receive a heart valve needed to survive.

Lizy was one of the most caring and giving young women I have ever known and I am honored to be her mom. She would be happy knowing she has helped SO many. We love you Lizy.



Filed under Child loss, Children, Lizy, Miracles, Parenting

23 responses to “We prayed for a miracle and received four

  1. Carrie Conklin

    She was an awesome girl because she had an awesome mom (and dad)!! I wish that you could have been her mom on earth for so much longer, but I am so grateful for eternal families. She is yours and you are hers- forever. You are wonderful and generous and great examples. Although we weep with you, even in your grief, your grace and faith shine through. All our love!

  2. Sarah

    My heart and prayers are with you. I am so grateful for the knowledge of eternal families. Your Liz was the sweetest soul. What a blessing to others in life and death. ((((Hugs))))

  3. Andrea

    My heart is so heavy for you and your family. We are so grateful for eternal families and I’m sure she is spending Easter with her heavenly father. Prayers continue for your family, especially for the hearts of her five siblings.

  4. mcinsane

    I never met Liz, but she is an example to me, even after her moving on. You guys are wonderful parents and are amazingly faithful and stalwart. I can only hope to be like you some day.

  5. Sara Hanson

    Julia…My heart is breaking for you. You and your family are in our prayers. Much love coming your way!

    – Sara Platt Hanson

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  7. Etta

    It does not surprise me that you are the mother of a celestial child. My heart goes out to you as you go through this experience. My prayers are with you as you help your family and know that the Holy spirit will guide you and you will feel His amazing influence and peace.

  8. Steve Cook

    I’m so very sorry to hear that you lost Lizy. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your loved ones.

  9. Someone who cares

    Prayers for you all. My heart breaks for you.

  10. Noelle

    As a mother of a baby who needed a heart valve…thank you. I am so so sorry for your loss and am in awe of your strength.

  11. I am so so sorry for your loss. God bless your family.

  12. How wonderful that on Easter your daughter was part of so many others hope for renewed life. Heavenly Father must have a special place prepared for her in heaven.
    Margaret Turley

  13. Tracy Astle

    My heart goes out to you and prayers go out for you and Lizy’s loved ones.
    Much love from your ANWA sister.

  14. Terry Deighton

    Julia, I came home from a very inspirational Easter Sunday at church to read my emails that I had neglected over the weekend. I am so sorry for your loss. It puts all that we talked about today to the test. Yes, Liz lives. Yes, you will see her again. Her good works are not over. They are just beginning. My love and prayers.
    Terry Deighton

  15. Todd

    I don’t know you or your family – but am a friend of many of your friends. Your family is in my prayers as you go through your personal wilderness. May the light of the Savior shine upon you as you cope with the tragic loss of your daughter. What an inspiration your daughter is to many.

  16. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss.

  17. AJ

    My heart absolutely breaks for you. My daughters and I will be keeping you in our prayers. My father in law passed away earlier this week and it has brought us comfort to know that he is with Jesus for this Resurrection Sunday. I hope you can find comfort in that as well. Hugs & Prayers to your family.

  18. We’ve been thinking about and praying for your family all weekend long. I just wanted you to know our thoughts are with you. I have been touched at the thoughts and perspective you have shared during this time.

    Love to your family.

  19. Rachelle

    I don’t know your family but I am weeping just reading of your loss. I want you to know you and your family are being lifted to the Father in my home.

  20. Thinking and praying for you through out my days. I’m so happy to hear that there are 4 that will have Lizy “with” them. From the few pictures I have seen of Lizy, she looked like a very happy, wonderful, beautiful girl. Many hugs to all of you.

  21. Sorry to hear Lizy had to go so soon. Thank You for your incredible priceless gift, her memory will live on in so many ways. I will pray for your family.

  22. I am sitting here crying knowing that your devastating loss will bring joy to so many different people. You are still in my heart and prayers. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. It is important to be reminded of how very precious life is. (((HUGS))) to all your family.

  23. My heart breaks for you. I’m so sorry your precious Lizzy died. You will be in my prayers.

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