This baby is a miracle…

I hadn’t been to the hospital in…way too long! The first time I saw Sylas in a crib, I instantly started crying. I knew I was witnessing a miracle. This little guy is fighter and I love him for it! He’s just over 3 months and he’s already defied incredible odds. He is beautiful and chunky! More than that, he is a symbol of hope and life. It’s hard not to love him instantly…it was even harder that the visit had to come to an end.

Introducing Sylas Christopher and his beautiful mom, Brianna!

Calissa - September 14, 2007 - 8:34 pm

PRAISE GOD!!!! I have been praying that the Lord spare *at least* one child for this precious family… knowing even that would be a monumental miracle for ANY of these infants given almost 0% chance of survival. I am so thankful to hear that Sylas is making it and thriving! He is just beautiful and looks really good. I start my NICU job in 9 days and cannot wait to get in there and work with families just like this one. Much love to them and you. Thanks for sharing the pics and the update!

Kris - September 14, 2007 - 8:55 pm

Those pictures are beautiful. They remind me of when my son was in the NICU. It is amazing when you look at a baby in the NICU you can see past all the tubes and wires and the beeping machines and see a beautiful baby the God has created and given to us. May God bless him and watch over him forever.

Rebecca - September 14, 2007 - 9:14 pm

Yay for Sylas! He’s beautiful!

Kirsty - September 14, 2007 - 9:22 pm

Thanks for posting these beautiful pictures, Noemi. He is such a little battler, and cute, too! 🙂

Lisa - September 14, 2007 - 9:29 pm

Thank you so much for sharing. I have been following their story for some time now and pray so often for little Sylas. He will be an amazing part of their healing process. Thanks again!
BTW your photographs are amazing. You have a beautiful talent.

Family in Arizona - September 14, 2007 - 10:03 pm

How Amazing! God is SO great! Thanks so much for the pictures of miracle baby Sylas and his wonderful mom Brianna! I’m so glad to hear Sylas is doing well, he looks like he is getting strong! Keeping you and the Morrison family in my prayers!

Sarah - September 14, 2007 - 10:06 pm

Amazing and wondrous!!!

Deby - September 15, 2007 - 12:00 am

Thank you! I’ve been wondering how Sylas is doing and I was so happy to see your post. You have beautifully captured the love between a mother and her son.

Hannah - September 15, 2007 - 12:12 am

Noemi, the pictures are beautiful! Yeah, Sylas! (and Ryan and Brianna, too)

Holly - September 15, 2007 - 12:27 am

Thank you so much for posting these precious pictures. What a miracle. I’m praying for Sylas to keep thriving… he has so many people that love him.

Kristie Tripp - September 15, 2007 - 8:39 am

Thank you for sharing! I check your blog daily for news about Sylas. What a beautiful gift he is! Love and prayers to the Morrisons!

Amber - September 15, 2007 - 10:53 am

Praise God! The power of prayer is truly amazing.
Thank you for allowing us to follow this miracle through your site.
May God continue to bless your beautiful family!

Kathleen - September 15, 2007 - 11:07 am

Thank you so much for posting pics! They’re gorgeous! I’ve been checking this blog constantly for updates. What a thrill to see him!!! And, he’s so big. How special to see how he’s grown!

Julie B. - September 15, 2007 - 11:23 am

Yeah! I’m so excited to see these pics and to hear that he is doing well. And to think he’s in a crib now. That’s great. We pray the day will soon come when he can go home. Our prayers are with them.

Laura Lynn - September 15, 2007 - 4:10 pm

Wow, he is just gorgeous! Thank you so very much for the update and pictures. I have been praying for the whole family for many months, and I am just so grateful to see Sylas doing so well. My prayers continue for this precious family.

For Prayer Support:

Shelly - September 15, 2007 - 4:32 pm

Thank you for sharing. He is so beautiful! To know he is doing so well, is wonderful.

May God continue to bless you all!

Angel - September 15, 2007 - 8:26 pm

What a miracle baby Sylas is! Your post brought tears to my eyes, and I praise God that Sylas continues to do well. I have been following their story for quite some time. I have triplet boys that were born at 26 wks and I all too well remember the NICU time. It is amazing that he is on oxygen now, what a blessing! I will keep praying for Sylas and hope that he is able to come home soon. I hope you were able to get some pictures of Sylas when he was born and so tiny. The pictures are absolutely beautiful, and thank you so much for sharing!

Kristen - September 15, 2007 - 9:07 pm

Praise God! Sylas Christopher is beautiful! Thanks so much for posting the pictures. Thanks so Brianna and Ryan for their willingness to share them as well. We continue to pray for Sylas and his parents. He truly is a miracle. May God continue to bless this wonderful loving family!

Debra - September 15, 2007 - 9:08 pm

Thank you so much for posting the beautiful pictures as well as the up-date. I check both your website and morrison6 daily for news on how Sylas is doing. He is in our prayers as he continues to grow! Thanks again!

Jodi - September 15, 2007 - 9:18 pm

What a wonderful update! The photos of him and his mom are precious beyond words. What a miracle he is! Praise the Lord that little Sylas is thriving and growing!

Thekla - September 15, 2007 - 9:21 pm

He is really an awesome miracle of God.He is really beautiful and looks so well.My admiration goes out to this young couple as they knew the risks but they still chose to keep all six.I know this little guy is going to enrich their lives many times over.I don`t know what the name Silas means but to me it means a tower of strength,
fighter.He is a fighter and has beat all the odds.The pictures are really good.

Cecilia - September 16, 2007 - 3:27 am

Thankyou to you Noemi, for bringing us these truly beautiful pictures, so we can share in Brianna’s joy. How wonderful to see her beautiful smile after all she has had to endure.
And God bless the amazing doctors and nurses who have worked so tirelessly, night and day to bring darling little Sylas through .

Alicia - September 16, 2007 - 2:18 pm

Thank you for the beautiful pictures of Brianna and Sylas! He looks gorgeous! I hope all continues to move forward and Brianna & Ryan get to bring him home soon. Please keep the updates and pictures coming, I check your website daily for update. Thanks again for sharing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa - September 16, 2007 - 4:19 pm

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of Sylas and Brianna with us…what a blessing. We continue to prayer for all of them.

Jessie - September 16, 2007 - 7:13 pm

What a miracle baby! The pictures are wonderful.

Stephanie - September 17, 2007 - 12:31 am

What gorgeous pictures of an absolute miracle! I have been reading about the Morrison’s for a long time now and this is what I’ve been waiting for…a glimpse of a happy ending!

Cari - September 17, 2007 - 6:22 am

He is beautiful Bri Bri and so are you. Can’t wait to meet the little man . Love YOu

Julie - September 17, 2007 - 8:27 am

What precious, precious pictures – thank you for sharing them with us. I love seeing little Sylas in his mother’s arms – what a true miracle. Sending continual prayers. Thank you again for sharing this little one with all of us!

Amber - September 17, 2007 - 9:56 am

I’m so glad to hear Sylas is doing well! I check your blog often for news and have been praying for the family. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures!

Cathy - September 17, 2007 - 1:04 pm

I have waited so long for this update! He’s gorgeous and such a miracle. Thank you for sharing and for the family allowing us to be a part of this time in their lives.

Tanya Nored - September 17, 2007 - 10:17 pm

I have been waiting for a update for so long! I am so happy for this family. This is truly a miracle. God has answered many prayers. Thank you for the updates and allowing us to share in this miracle.

April - September 17, 2007 - 10:55 pm

I am so happy to see a picture of little Sylas! I have been keeping up on his story and praying for him and his family. My heart was so grieved for the Morrisons when they lost their other 5 angels. I am so over joyed to share in the miracle of Sylas! I will keep praying for his health and growth. Bless you!

carol - September 18, 2007 - 9:01 am

Hi I wrote and somehow it was on here then now its not so will try again I have followed this story with a broken heart God is good and this is a show of his handiwork and just how great his love and mercy is this is such a precious family i wish the well and many blessing including more children i feel in my heart God is going to use this family for great things and bring glory and honor to his name. wish u would share his birth weight and where he is now to show what a true mirical this little guy is.

Lori - September 18, 2007 - 11:38 am

Makes one wonder what God has planned for this little one….
I am thrilled to find out that Sylas is doing well and to be able to see that for myself in your beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing!
May God continue to bless this family!!

Marissa's Mom - September 18, 2007 - 2:34 pm

Thank you for the posting these pictures. I follow your blog almost daily to find out how this family is doing. I will continue to pray for them.

The Lampel Family - September 18, 2007 - 8:28 pm

I, too, have been following this story for what seems like forever… how wonderful to actually see Sylas through your eyes, Naomi. Thank you for capturing these special moments with him and Brianna and sharing them with the world. Our thoughts and prayers have been with this young, loving family since I first read that they gave birth and they will continue.

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kellie musgrave - September 19, 2007 - 1:28 pm

sylas is beautiful! what a precious miracle… amazing bundle of joy! God shows HIS goodness through this precious one. thanks for sharing pictures of him, i have been anticipating seeing him. we continue to pray for him, ryan and brianna, we love you guys!

Mom in MO - September 20, 2007 - 12:39 pm

Thank you for sharing pictures of this beautiful boy! They brought tears to my eyes. I, too, have witnessed the joy of a miracle baby first-hand as I have watched my preemie son grow into a bright happy 4-year-old boy. I can only begin to imagine the pain of loss this family has endured. I am so thankful that Sylas will be able to bring them some of the true joy they so deserve. It will be a difficult first couple of years, but this family has already endured so much that they will truly cherish the wonder of Sylas’s successes in life.

Janan - September 22, 2007 - 8:59 pm

Awesome, awesome, awesome. He is sooooo amazing. I have thought of this family so often, and now to see him and his beautiful mom with such glowing and bright eyes. You can just see the joy that exudes from her. Naomi, you really captured them so well. The joy this update brings to my heart!! God bless you all.

Janell - September 23, 2007 - 2:04 pm

Jesus’s children who beat the odds and or make the best out of life given disabilities or adversities. Are to be admired along with their parents its tough road for all involved but Jesus keeps us strong when we remain in his love and fellow believers.
I have been following the story ever since the morrison6 were born.

I too believe in miracles, myself was born with chromosal defect which I have permaneant disablility called Prader Willi sydrome. I am 31 years old.

God Bless You and Jesus Loves You

Sabrina - September 25, 2007 - 3:56 pm

OMGosh! He’s adorable! Whatta fighter! Way to go Sylas! Keep it up little buddy!!

Taren - September 26, 2007 - 11:19 am

We are so glad Sylas is doing well. We think and pray for him and his parents often!

Sherry - September 26, 2007 - 8:18 pm

I am so pleased to see this miracle child doing so well! I will continue to pray that he is home soon with his parents.It’s been a hard few months .Thank-you for sharing the miracle!

[…] found an update on this little fighter online tonight and thought I would share it with all of you seeing I still get quite a few people […]

Shawna Gilmour - September 27, 2007 - 5:10 am

I am so glad I found this! I have been following the Morrison’s story for quite some time. (since before she had the babies) I have been checking everyday for an update on how Sylas was doing… I am so pleased to hear that he is doing so well! Way to go Sylas!!! I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, I am 36y yrs. old and have 3 children of my own and my heart went out to Brianna and Ryan when I would check in on their website and find out over time as they lost 5 precious lives. When I wasn’t seeing any updates on Sylas for quite some time, I felt that no news was good news, but I kept checking anyway. I was relieved to find updates on your site and I feel much better.
I was introduced to Ryan and Brianna by another online friend from New Hampshire. One of HIS online friends goes to Bethany Church. Isn’t is amazing how we are all one big family!
And I must compliment you on your beautiful photography work. Brianna and Ryan are very lucky to have you on board as a friend/photographer!
I closing I wish Sylas a happy and healthy childhood, with parents like he has, he will be a very lucky boy, and I wish all the joy of parenthood to Ryan and Brianna as they watch Sylas grow.

Shirley - September 30, 2007 - 10:59 am

I am so happy to see that Sylas made it.. I have checked the site everyday hoping to get an update. He is a gorgeous little one…GB him and his Mom and DAd who have been through so much.

Teresa - October 7, 2007 - 2:36 pm

This baby is truly a beautiful miracle. He is being watched over by 5 beautiful angels in Heaven. Remember thase who live in the hearts of others never truly die. God bless all of you!!

KC - October 9, 2007 - 12:46 pm

Your pictures are wonderful. The simplicity of the baby’s and his mother’s beauty completely shined through each photo. This is such a heartfelt story and I don’t think there is anyone that hasn’t been affected by it. God bless their family, and great job to you on the photos!

Melissa - October 10, 2007 - 6:47 pm

Just saw your pics of Sylas – first thing I noticed was his chubby cheeks!! Beautiful!! You really capture the emotion in your photos! Love it! For the family… God’s timing is ALWAYS perfect!! God Bless you in this journey! Sending love and prayers from Alaska!! ;o)

[…] found an update on this little fighter online tonight and thought I would share it with all of you seeing I still get quite a few people […]

Claudia - November 14, 2007 - 7:14 pm

He is a miracle baby and am sooo happy to see he’s doing great. I’d been thinking about him and praying that at least he would make it, and he did! I was truly touched to see the beautiful photo’s you took and the happy look on mom’s face! My thoughts and prayers go out to the parents in hopes that it will get a little easier for them as they look at baby Sylas’ face each time. 🙂

eagedaBooxJab - October 29, 2008 - 9:58 pm

Just went through your pages. I like to show off my principal breeze Do you want a fresh joke from net? What did the robot have to do before she wore any earrings? She had to get her gears pierced.

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