Thank you for praying for the Morrisons!

The amazing thing about loss is that you feel like you’re all alone and then realize that so many have walked this path before you…and survived the pain. Thank you to everyone who has written encouragement, volunteered or given gifts to the Morrison family. They are grieving, but feel blessed. Even though there’s a lot we don’t understand about the loss they’ve experienced and why…we hold fast to the truth that God is good and His mercy endures forever.

Keep writing your comments and praying for the precious family. They are so brave…I can’t even tell you how brave. When everything has calmed down I promised to read Brianna all of them.

Arika Selvig - June 16, 2007 - 11:02 am

Ryan, Brianna and family,

I too wanted to say that my family, church and I are praying for you and your precious little bundles. I hope and pray that God’s will be accomplished in all your lives in what seems to me one of the most difficult things a family could face. As Noemi said, you are SO brave! I went through/am going through some hard times and along with just falling on my face before the Lord one of the things that ministered to me the most was the song, I think it’s called-You Are Still Holy by Rita Springer and or Kim Hill. You probably know of or have already heard this song but, I wanted to share that with you just in case.

God bless you all,
Arika and Hadassah Selvig

Leah W - June 16, 2007 - 12:49 pm

Noemi, thank you so much for keeping the updates on the Morrisons and their babies. This has been such an emotional time for you, I know, but appreciate your willingness to keep those of us on the outside informed.
We are grieving with Ryan and Brianna and cannot imagine the emotional turmoil, but we are honored to know them and blessed by their amazing courage. Although, I cannot understand God’s plan, I rest in the knowledge that He loves this family and these babies so much.
Let us know if we can help in any way.

Michelle - June 16, 2007 - 2:57 pm

You are an awesome friend! I watched a friend last year loose her daughter at about 23 weeks from HELPP syndrome and it affected me immensely and totally made and impact on my life. My thoughts and prayers are with their family.

Nikki Wallace - June 16, 2007 - 3:08 pm

Dear Morrisons,
From the moment I heard about your story a few months ago, I have been following it with interest and prayers. I’ve felt a special connection to it, as not only do I have roots at Bethany (I’m a Dugan) but my husband and I have been married for about as long as you have, and are excited to start our own family.

You have set such an awesome example in courage and obedience to God’s design for life. God is (and has been) using you to make an impact for Christ on our community. Thank you.

I’m heartbroken at what you are going through this week…some things are so difficult to understand. My husband and I are holding you and your precious little ones in our thoughts and prayers.
-Nikki Wallace

Heidi S. - June 16, 2007 - 5:12 pm

My son died in the NICU a few years ago. Having gone through a similar experience, my heart is breaking for the Morrisons. I have been praying for them. Something that really helped me in my grief was to hear the song, “Held” by Natalie Grant. It is a Christian song about the loss of a child……..please share this with them. God Bless you!

Jasmine - June 16, 2007 - 6:44 pm

Ryan, Brianna, and the remaining Morrison 6. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of the three that have already passed away. I had one baby die at Children’s and I can only imagine how hard that was but having 3 die is totally horrible. I pray that God will carry you through this and the 3 remaining Morrisons will be able to come home healthy in a few months.


Mary Beth Brinkley - June 16, 2007 - 10:38 pm

I am a cousin of Brianna’s college roommate, Carole. I had been getting updates from the Kissingers for the past few months and just started following everything on the website last Sunday before the babies were born. I have been praying for the Morrisons since I viewed the website and especially since I found out they were born. I am amazed and encouraged by their faith and pray that it will get them through this difficult time. I have a great respect for the decision they made to keep all of the babies. I pray that God will reward their faithfulness through the remaining 3 babies. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and strength. Love and prayers from Virginia, Mary Beth

Bethany - June 16, 2007 - 11:40 pm

Please pass on to the Morrisons – thanks noemi photography!

Though we do not know each other, our family has been praying for yours, that Yahweh the God of Comfort would minister to your in ways He only can. “For if He causes grief, then He will have compassion according to His ABUNDANT LOVINGKINDNESS. For He does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the sons of men” Lamentations 3:32-33.

God has brought many trials into our own family’s life. It has been so hard to cling to God’s promises and remember that “behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face.” We can imagine a tiny bit of what you must be going through and just wanted to let you know that our hearts ache for you because of what the Lord has brought – but at the same time, we rejoice knowing that you have Him working for you every step of the way. May you savor how He ministers and provides for you now. He is truly a gentle and loving Father.

Vickie R. - June 16, 2007 - 11:50 pm

Ryan & Brianna

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of three of the babies. My prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Praying for the health of babies : Cadence, Lucia, and Sylas to continue to grow and be healthy babies and be able to come home shortly.

God Bless

Jessi - June 17, 2007 - 12:02 am

I don’t personally know Ryan or Brianna, but have a friend who does. I know there is nothing that can be said to take away the pain, but I just wanted to let them know that they are in my prayers and that there is a church in Iowa that is praying for them. I know that God will get them through this and hope that there will be plenty of people to surround them with love and support.

Teresa - June 17, 2007 - 2:07 am

Noemi, I am grateful that Ryan and Brianna have you to be a comforter and to help them make memories of each special little one the Lord has given them.

Ryan and Brianna,
Since I heard of your babies’ birth, I have been praying for you and for your children. In your grief, I wish you strength and peace, and hope. I know that it is a very difficult time for you. In all of your joy and in your pain, you have sought to honor the Lord. May you know his Everlasting Arms beneath you.

Jen Lawrence - June 17, 2007 - 8:00 am

Dear Ryan and Brianna,

Nathaniel, Mar, and I gathered with 20 others in China this morning and cried out to the Father for you together. You have been in our hearts constantly. We love you and ask Him to be near to you during this very difficult time. Know that you are being remembered by people who love you from half way around the globe.

With all our love and prayers,

pam - June 17, 2007 - 11:58 am

Thank you for sharing your faith in God throughout this journey. May others come to know him because of it.

Our family is praying for you. Our God holds you close to His heart. May he flood you with peace, comfort and hope.

Beka - June 17, 2007 - 3:30 pm

There is nowhere to go but the Father, and I am touched by so many who are holding your family up in prayer. We are in Canada right now – and today at church many asked how you all were doing – they are all praying at Chapel Ridge Free Methodist here in Kanata.

My heart breaks to even try to think of the depths that the family must feel – but I know grief takes us to new levels with the Lord, it’s a horrible, painfull journey – but God is with us the whole way. Laura said to me a few years ago that Blessed are those who mourn. It seems crazy, but it’s truth.

Thank you Noemi for all your posts. My heart aches and it’s hard to be away from our “Bethany Family” with such heartache.

See you soon!
Beka (jason & jakob)

Jasmine - June 18, 2007 - 9:18 am

I just wanted to say that my whole church prayed for you and your family yesterday.


C Meyer - June 18, 2007 - 11:19 pm

Just wanted to let you know that St. Mark’s church in Cedar Rapids is praying for your and your children. Our hearts pour out to you in your grief, and we pray that each day the three others will get stronger and stronger. one day at a time. We are with you!

Jessica Esposito - June 19, 2007 - 6:28 pm

Dear Ryan and Brianna,
I pray for you and your precious gifts from God. My beautiful son, Duncan, did not survive his birth at my 23rd week of pregnancy. Your story just struck a spark in me and I’ve been searching for news since I found out about your pregnancyand delivery. I know that you have cherished every minute of your babies lives. Please know that there are so many people who care.

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