Category Archives: Prayer

A fabulous week for Tricia and Gwyneth

I strongly encourage you to go to Nate’s blog and read the last week’s entries. Amazing, amazing, amazing. But here’s some of what’s happened…

Tricia’s had her new lungs for a week now, and everything is going well.

Gwyneth turned 3 months old on Tuesday. She is SO CUTE! She is a “bruiser” at 3 pounds and is now 14 inches long. If I recall correctly, she grew almost two inches in a week. She gained about nine ounces. She’s started getting some of her feeds with a bottle and is doing quite well with it. She is still receiving donated breast milk. (Tricia, for myriad medical reasons, is unable to nurse.) Hooray for breast milk banks.

Nate has taken some time away from the blog, with a few exceptions, to take care of his wife and baby. Nate’s dad has kept us up-to-date by posting daily on Nate’s blog and on his own blog from time to time. Thank you, Rick!

Also, Nate updated his “Fast Track” post today, which will catch you up on the whole story.

As always, check out the main page of Nate’s blog for the latest. And keep praying!

Life — it’s what matters

Haiku Friday

In a hospital —
Duke in North Carolina —
Tricia recovers.

Double-lung transplant
Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
Surgery success!

Cystic fibrosis
is no longer in her lungs:
a new lease on life.

Meet her husband Nate,
always by her side, pure love.
We all love him, too.

Miracle Gwyneth,
more than fifteen weeks early:
beyond doing well.

The road is still long,
But Mom’s come far already,
God’s hand in plain view.

Please offer up prayer.
All prayers and thoughts so helpful
on this long journey.

She could reject lungs,
but as some commenters said,
she will be home soon.

Nags Head or heaven —
One earthly, one with her God.
But home she will be.

We all pray for years
to watch Gwyneth become big,
to know her mommy.

We want years for Nate.
“Til death do us part” will come
too soon in best case.

This story moves me,
makes my “hardships” seem so small.
Perspective is good.

Life — it’s what matters.
Never take it for granted.
I will try not to.

Please visit their blog.
I promise you’ll be moved, too,
and forever changed.

Tricia update… surgery successful!


Photo by Nathan Lawrenson, taken yesterday, Tricia’s last day with CF lungs.

Tricia’s surgery was successful! Praise God!

I know Nate (and the rest of his and Tricia’s families) had a LONG night. He posted a few times overnight, including some great photos of Tricia yesterday… and of Nate and Gwyneth… and of Tricia and Gwyneth (also taken yesterday). Go over. Take a look. Leave a nice word or two for Nate. I know he’s appreciating all the support.

By the way… Yesterday? It was Nate’s birthday. New lungs for your wife: best birthday present EVER!

Nathan, Tricia, and Gwyneth’s story — in a nutshell

The story of Nathan, Tricia, and Gwyneth Lawrenson was on the front page of today’s Raleigh/Durham News and Observer. You can read the article here. It’s a fabulous article.

I’ve posted about this family several other times. Nathan’s blog is at This article will help you “catch up,” if you’d like. 🙂 Nathan’s observations about the article are here. I’m sure he’d love you to leave him a comment.