To Canada and back…for the sextuplets.

This has been one of the hardest weeks of my life. My heart was torn in so many directions.

I came back from my vacation late Friday night, unpacked and cleaned Saturday, the Morrison6 were born on Sunday. I was at the hospital Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

For months I have been planning to go to Canada for my sister’s 30th b-day party and for the arrival of my new nephew. (Who was named Tayus – pronounced the was its spelled Tay-us…cool eh?) I was supposed to go from Wednesday to Saturday. After being at the hospital on Tuesday with Bennet…I didn’t want to go anywhere. Brianna insisted and I left on Wednesday for Toronto. Leaving was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I felt like I couldn’t win: being a bad friend for leaving, being a rotten sister for coming with such a heavy heart – and to top it off Adriah bawled when they dropped me off…so I felt like a bad mom too! I cried (really hard) the whole way to my gate…when I checked my luggage, through security and everything. In the end, I knew I needed to let go and trust she was in good hands. 

Wednesday afternoon (3 hours after I got there) Matt called and said, “I know I said I thought you should go but, now I’m saying come home.” I was heartbroken again; for Brianna and my sister.

I came home last night after spending just over 24 hours in Toronto. I’m tired and totally spent – but there’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather be. Please keep praying for my friend and her babies.

I want to say thank you to all of Bethany Church…you have been an amazing support to the Morrisons, and Matt & I! We love you!

Linda - June 15, 2007 - 1:05 pm

I really appreciate your updates. I am so touched by this story and want the best for the Morrison family and friends. My heart goes out to all of you aching over the loss of Bennet. God will take care of him now.

a mother in big lake mn - June 15, 2007 - 3:51 pm

I mourn the loss of little Bennett with you all. I pray everyday for all of your precious miracles and hope that they are feeling safe and warm with the lord’s love wrapped around them.
Keep fighting little ones!

Marcee McCarthy - June 15, 2007 - 8:18 pm

We’re praying around the clock for the Morrison Family from Atlanta, Georgia. I’m inspired by their love and devotion for these babies. I’m the mom of a (now two year old) 22 week gestation son who graduated from the NICU after 18 long weeks filled with dozens of medical set backs. Help them keep their hope and faith alive! Miracles happen as this couple well knows. I’ve been so concerned for their family. Thank you for these precious updates, and for the beautiful photographs.

Sammie - June 15, 2007 - 9:20 pm

Please tell them they are in our prayers. We had twins at 24 weeks in june 2004, we lost one of them 12 days later and it was devastating for us, as I know it is for them.

Preemies are strong and resilient though!

Family in Arizona - June 15, 2007 - 9:25 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of Bennett and Tryg, but am so glad that they now are safe in the arms of Jesus, feeling no more pain. The Morrison’s story has touched me since March, but even more knowing the incredible faith you all have and all the support the Morrison family is receiving. Lucia,Cadence, Lincoln, and Sylas, keep on healing, every day gaining weight and strength, so you may go home with your Mommy and Daddy. Ryan and Brianna, I can only imagine how hard this is for you. Keep believing in God, and remember, God will never give you more than you can handle with his help. Friends of the Morrisons, be strong for each other, and ask God for guidance.
God bless

Rachel - June 16, 2007 - 1:45 pm

Noemi… what an emotional upheaval to go through with your heart torn between two dear ones you love (Brianna and your sister) and who love you. May God continue to give you the strength, grace, joy, and compassion that you need in this time of being close to friends I know you love dearly and who need you right now. Thank you for being with them. I am in awe to know that so many many people from so many places are surrounding them in prayer.
I am so much enjoying your blog, not only for keeping us up to date on the Morrisons, but also for the glimpses into your own life. Adriah has grown so much! She’s beautiful… and your photography just gets better— it’s stunning!
Love, Rachel

Eileen - June 17, 2007 - 6:04 pm


I have never met you but many years ago knew your husband… i don’t make a habit of leaving random comments on people’s blogs but feel that it is important to tell you that you are wonderful. Having had the pain of losing a child I know how important it is to have that friend that is always there and around even when there is nothing to be done or said. It is an incredibly lonely time as you stand in a group of people and/or medical staff and feel like you are on your own.

We have been praying for Ryan, Brianna and there remaining 3 children and have asked our friends here in the UK also to pray for them. I am praying for God to give them the miracle needed to keep there three remaining children with them. We are praying that God will give them grace, patience and understanding in this incredibly difficult situation.

In situations like this it is understandable that people say God can only give us what we can handle… the interesting things is people often forget that He only gives us what we can handle with his help…… we pray you will all continue to lean on the Lord for strength.

Blessings, Eileen

Margaret - June 17, 2007 - 11:20 pm

I would like you to know that the morrison family are in my families thoughts and prayers. I am deeply sorry for the loss of Bennet, Tryg, and Lincoln. Please let them know their family is in our hearts. Take Care. God Be With You All through these hard times. Margaret

Cecilia - June 27, 2007 - 10:14 am

I have been amazed at the strength of Ryan and Brianna Morrison at this unbearably difficult time. They are two wonderful people. I pray that their two remaining children can pull through.

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