Thursday, July 8, 2010

Never give up.

Things are still pretty much the same as this morning. It is tough to hear doctors give you "permission" to decide when Luke has fought as long as he could. As the doctor looked me in the eyes and told me to let them know whenever I felt like we had done everything we could, I literally almost threw up. In that moment, I looked down at Luke who was trying to cry but no sound was coming out (since he is on a ventilator) - and my heart broke into. The worst pain in the world is to see your own baby hurting, knowing there is nothing you can do to help. However, in the midst of that horrible pain, the Lord spoke to me - My Father in heaven experiences the same pain when His children hurt. When Jesus was on the cross, crying out, God's heart was broken. He feels our hurts, He knows our pain, He is our Abba Father. He doesn't turn His ear away from us when we cry out to Him - but comes to comfort, protect and strengthen. Most of all - God never gives up on us.

I thought about that for a while. God has never ever ever given up on me. Even when I messed up beyond measure, He BELIEVED in me. He did not create me, you or Luke just to forsake us when things get tough. He is our biggest cheerleader in the good and bad times. When the whole world turns against us and tells us that there is no hope, that things are beyond repair - Our heavenly Father is still on our side. He never gives up on us.

I understand that doctors are doing what they have to do. They don't want to see my son suffer any more than I do. I appreciate their honesty. However, as Luke's mom - I am convinced in my heart that, just as God the Father believes, I believe in Luke. I cannot give up on my sweet baby boy. As long as he wants to fight, Benson and I will stand beside him and fight along with him. Only the Lord knows what is BEST for Luke - and I have peace in placing Luke's life in His hands.

Pray with us that Luke's body will perfuse blood into his hands and feet. In order for Luke to have a chance - blood has to begin to flow into his arms and legs...now! We know this is possible. Doctors told us today that they didn't expect him to do well without ECMO oxygen support the other day and that they were actually amazed that he made it over 9 hours breathing on his own. Anatomically, Luke was not supposed to do that well - but we know that the prayers of many and the grace of God are what made our little boy surprise doctors. We know that heart babies are supposed to have problems with their kidneys after surgery - but by prayer and power, our little guy is the king of producing pee. God is answering prayers and giving us miracles.

We truly believe that satan is trying to come in between the healing of our little guy by stopping blood flow to the hands and feet that are moving mountains. Satan does not want Luke to prosper, so he is coming at us from every angle. Join us in rebuking any hindrance that comes against our baby - in the name of Jesus, satan has to flee!! We destroy any evil spirit that is keeping blood from flowing through Luke and claim victory over the enemy on behalf of our child. God desires for Luke to have abundant life and, as his parents, we receive the miraculous gift that God has begun in Luke's life. Please pray with us, please...pray, pray pray.

Luke - we love you. Oh, how we love you! We believe in you. We are beside you and as long as you want to fight little buddy, you fight. God is in your corner and He will never give up on you. Neither will we, sweet boy. We will never give up.

-- Kristin

150 comments:

  1. The Sexton family,

    We are still praying for baby Luke and your family. How amazing to see parents that are not willing to give up on their child. I think this world would be a much better place with parents like you all that are devoted to their children even when times get tough. Love you guys. Keep your faith strong in the Lord and His plans for your life.

    Candice Keltner

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  2. I will never stop praying! I have my co-workers at SCC praying. You have touched so many lives Luke, and no matter how many times you're told that, lives are still being touched! My faith has grown so much stronger, I don't take small things for granted. I love my daughter and my husband more and more.
    I lift you up to our Heavenly Father! His Will be done, prayers for healing, comfort and strenth!! AMEN!

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  3. Get out of the way Satan in the name of Jesus! Blood flow thru those tiny veins. The power of the Great Physician is with you.

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  4. I am continuously praying for Luke! He's already proven to be a fighter and God has already proven that He is using your little man to bless the lives of many. I pray that his little hands and feet have the blood flow necessary to keep up his fight. God is with you, and God is holding Luke very close right now with arms of healing and strength. We, as followers, are God's hands and feet, so may the power of God flow through Luke's body and pump the blood where it needs to go. His Will Be Done, Amen.

    -Jenny Burdine

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  5. You do not know me. My friend, posted a link to your blog to pray for you.

    I wanted to share a little of my baby and my miracle story with you to give you hope.

    I got really sick, was put in a medically induced coma while in the 8th month of pregnancy. I had the swine flu and severe Pneumonia and ARDS. All my organs were shutting down. Molly was delivered 3 weeks into my comma when she showed signs of stress (decells), so she was paralyzed and knocked out (like me cus she got the meds too) for 3 weeks. So, she presented as 8 week preemie. She was not supposed to survive. At the time of her C-section they gave her 20% chance of surviving, and me 50/50 at best. But, we both fought through it and met Molly at 2 weeks old. She was on morphine for the first week to treat withdrawals.

    She had a brain bleed, that luckily healed, and had seizures for 3 months, and had many feeding issues. They were grim about her mental/cognitive prognosis. We were told she would be more than likely be mentally retarded or severely autistic. And she proved that wrong right away! She has always been ahead on all her cognitive milestones except speech. But, after getting tubes, that is coming in leaps and bounds! And she is so social and emotionally attached. So she clearly has neither autism or MR.

    And she had physical weakness but is walking at 12 months and has many words and no health issues.

    I wanted to share this cus miracles do happen. Neither one of us should have survived. We stunned all the doctors. I had so many people praying for us and God worked r recovery! You guys are such strong, inspirational people and I know luke feels that!

    I am sending BIG hugs to you two as parents. And I am, now praying fervidly for your sweet boy Luke!

    Kelly

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  6. I am sobbing at work after reading this post. I have been following little Luke's fight for a little over a week now and have been praying. I agree with you and cry out to God that He touches Luke's tiny body so that his blood flows freely and brings the much needed oxygen throughout. My heart and my prayers are with you and your family. I do not know you, but I love you and your tiny son. I will not give up on him either. Lord, we trust You and praise You for never giving up on us.

    --Tonya

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  7. Kristen & Benson,
    Don't give up. That is what Satan wants you to do. God will take Luke home when he is good and ready, whether it is now or 100 years from now. My sister died of cancer at 45 my mother asks if they would have done more Chemo or radiation. I told her Mom, God took Donna home when he wanted her, not a minute sooner or a minute later, it is when he wanted her.

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  8. Let the river flow...
    Let the river flow...
    Holy Spirit come...move in POWER
    Let the river flow...
    Let the river flow...
    LET THE RIVER FLOW!!!

    Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you would allow Luke's blood to flow like a river straight to his little arms and legs!! I stand on the promise that you WILL NOT forsake us...Satan has no place in Luke's little body. Father, I pray for the blood to flow at this very moment b/c I believe with all my heart that this WILL happen!

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  9. Dear Lord, I lift little Luke up to you right now. I don't know this family but we are united together through you. I ask in the name of Jesus that blood will flow through those hands and feet. We have seen you perform miracle after miracle with this little guy. Psalm 139:13-14 tells us that you made all the delicate, inner parts of our bodies. You knitted us in our mother's womb. Thank you for making us so wonderfully complex! Your workmenship is marvelous-how well I know it. Dear Lord, you know Luke's body better than any doctor on this earth could ever know it.I ask that you will heal what the doctor's can't fix, in Jesus' name I ask this. I ask that you will give Luke's parents the strength that they need from day to day. Surrond them in your arms and let them find rest. I love you and I praise you and thank you for the little miracle in my own life. In Jesus' name, Amen

    Please know that I am faithfully praying for you all even though we have never met. God has a way to bring His children together. I am glad that you all are leaning on Him during this time.

    Sincerely,
    Michelle Young

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  10. Peggy and I and the folks at Good Hope are praying. Please know we love you and as rough as it is God will Bless you for staying firm in your faith.

    Al Hardy

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  11. Oh I don't even know what to say. I want to wad up in a ball and cry for you all. I admire your faith and steadfastness. I'm not sure I have that much faith in me. But praise the Lord that you do.

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  12. Praying, praying, praying for precious little Luke! Hang in there little guy! Keep fighting!

    Proverbs 3:5,6 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

    God Bless You All!
    Mollie - Hodgenville

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  13. My friend Marsha linked your blog on her Facebook asking for prayers. I have never been so glad I clicked before. Luke has has filled my heart with love for Jesus after I have faltered recently. Luke's struggle, and yours as parents, reminds me that trusting in our loving God is the only way to live. I have experienced losses of pregnancy at multiple stages of gestation and almost lost my darling boy to RSV when he was 18 months so I know a tiny bit about the pain y'all are feeling and it's HARD. I pray for Luke and I pray that the Holy Spirit will fill the NICU comforting you and healing Luke's heart. It's hard not to cry while typing this so I will just leave you with that. I will continue to pray fervently...

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  14. My heart breaks for you Kristin and Benson, because I know how you feel. We were told the same things, and faced the same decision with Cassie. I wish I could do something to help. You just have to do what you know in your heart is right. We will continue to pray and hold you in our hearts and thoughts.

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  15. I thank you that every organ and every tissue will function in the way which God has created it to function. I speak to the circulatory system to operate fully. I claim healing in the Name of Jesus. Every disease, every pain has to bow to the Name of Jesus. "The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came to bring life and life more abundantly."

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  16. I have been checking your blog every hour all day long!! Kristen & Benson, you two are the most faithful, amazing parents I have ever known and your son is very blessed to have you as parents. Please don't give up, don't let Satan win, Luke is a fighter and he has God with him, working through him and I know he can overcome this! My husband was put on life support and in a coma and they gave him no chance of survival. Like you, I prayed and prayed. I spent six days beside his bed praying and crying and on the 6th day my husband came out of his coma and took his life support off himself and stood up!! GOD WORKS MIRACLES!! When God feels that he needs Luke in heaven, he will take him, till then keep praying and stay strong! God is with you and through your son he has worked many many miracles. God is in all control. I was also told I would never have children and at 35 I became the mother to a little girl that was a miracle. GOD IS WITH YOU!! You have prayers going up for you from this family and my heart breaks for the two of you but please take comfort for you are not alone...GOD IS THERE!!

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  17. To Benson and Kristin and baby Luke-
    Your baby boy has brought so many people to their knees who haven't been for a long time. I believe that people are put inot situations because God knows that they can handle it. You all have been so strong and so God focused through this whole thing, and I admire your faith. God will never leave you, and I believe that you all and your sweet boy have showed so many people that the past week. I am continuously praying for you all and for baby Luke. God is good, and he is still in the miracle making business! God is good, and he will get you through.

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  18. Kristin and Benson. You are awesome and wonderful parents. I know that GOD has a very special plan for Little Luke. The plan that is laid out for his must be very BIG indeed for him to suffer through all he has and will endure the rest of his life. God does not make mistakes and HE knows that you two are strong enough in your faith to handle all of this. I know we all at one time or another wonder how much more we can cope with, but you both are an inspiration to me. You have made my FAITH in GOD stronger just by reading your posts. I pray constantly that Luke gets better and is able to come home to you very soon.
    I just want to say thank you for sharing your faith with me and giving me the proverbial slap in the face to wake me up. It is faith like yours that draws others to believe. You both have a very special place in heaven when your time comes.
    I have shared your story with several other people and they are now praying for you all too.
    Love to all of you

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  19. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; ABOVE ALL, TAKING THE SHIELD OF FAITH WITH WHICH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO QUENCH ALL THE FIERY DARTS OF THE WICKED ONE! Ephesians 6:13-16.
    Kristen, Benson,and Little mighty Luke...hold on to the Word of truth...never give up, and remember God is faithful! Little Luke is an overcomer!!!
    Praying for you all...love ya!
    KJ

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  20. Your precious baby boy will be in my prayers!

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  21. When I was younger, my grandmother told me a story once about my birth. It was a difficult pregnancy for my mother, and an even more difficult birth. My grandmother said at one point my parents called and told her that the doctors wanted my mom to abort me because of the difficulty she was having. She said right then and there her and my grandfather both got down on their knees and prayed.

    Later that evening when my parents called again, the doctors had changed their mind. My grandmother also told me she took great pleasure in thanking God and in showing me off to the doctors when I was older as the one they thought wouldn't make it.

    I'm praying for Luke, and will continue to pray for Luke. If it wasn't for prayer I wouldn't be here today.

    So I pray for Luke, for the blood of Jesus to flow in him and around him. I pray for strength and I pray for peace. I pray God will for his life and I pray this not only for Luke, but for the two of you as well.


    Ezekiel 16:6 "And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live."

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  22. YES AND AMEN!


    God has such an amazing plan for Luke, and I KNOW his plan is LIFE!



    I'm praying for you, your husband, and Luke. For strength, for hope, and for determination.

    God wants Luke to be perfect, happy, and whole. His promises to us are to prosper us, not to harm us. I KNOW that anything my God promises me will come to pass! Keep believing! We are praying with you!

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  23. Hi there, I have stumbled across your blog that was posted in another forum that i read and i have kept up ever since the first glance. Your family is in my prayers and I truely believe that the Lord is listening and his will, will be done. I truely admire your strength and the positive attitude you guys have kept. Your Faith in God is impenetrable and i wanted to share with you another families blog who has kept the same faith and the Lord has worked his miracles on their childs heart http://listeningthruthenoise.blogspot.com/ There is a lot of knowledge and kindness on their blog and a family that is very caring. I am not going to wish you luck as that is not what is needed, instead I am keeping you in my prayers and trusting that the Lord knows what is best and would not let his children take on the unbearable. please give my love to that very Beautiful Beautiful Boy.
    ~Melia

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  24. Philippians 4:6-7
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and you minds in Jesus Christ.

    Our prayers are continuing for blood flow and a miracle for little Luke! Thank you God for the prayers already answered for little Luke and also thank you for the ones you are going to answer for him!! In Jesus precious name, we proclaim this!

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  25. I'm here because I saw a link to this blog on Twitter. My heart breaks for you both. Words cannot express what my heart feels. I can only say that God will give you the grace that you need at the exact time you need it. He will sustain you both.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  26. Kristen, Benson, and little Luke, Our God is an awesome God. I know you guys know this already. Just keep the faith and know that my prayers are with you all. I have not stop praying for you guys and I won't.

    Just keep the faith
    Tammy Adamson

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  27. Sing with me, how great is our God? What a miracle Baby Luke has already been in the few short days of his life! He has defeated the odds, denied satan the chance of victory and all because of our Lord! Continually praying for the Sexton 3.

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  28. Tabby BenningfieldJuly 8, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Wow, I don't know your family really, but everyone else seems to. As a mother and christian I believe with all I am that God is with your family. I am praying as hard as I can for you all.

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  29. Just wanted to let you know, that I don't know you personally, but I have been keeping up with your blog & I have fell in love this little guy. It's nice of you to let people see what is going on in Lil Luke life.
    I just wanted to let you know that you all in my prayers.Don't stop praying, because prayer is a wonderful thing. Prayer makes miricles happen. God bless you all, and if this little guy is willing to fight, you let him fight! Gods healing hands are on him. you take care. Please keep us informed.

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  30. You do not know me, but I'm from your hometown. I was lead to your blog via facebook. I've been checking hourly for updates. I have been praying hourly for Luke and family. You guys have such faith in God, and have drawn me closer in the last week. I have seen so many miracles happen to close family members that were to have no chance of survival. They are alive and thriving. Our God is the great healer and I know Luke will be healed. He has made such strides in these last days. Amazing! Hold steadfast in your faith and continue to fight the good fight. Luke is obviously a fighter! My favorite scripture comes to me. Phillipians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. Sending lots of hugs and prayers.

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  31. We are praying for you at our church and every day. I know God is a miracle worker. He can give you strength and hope. You keep the faith and keep fighting. We are lifting all three of you up in our prayers and agreeing with you for a complete healing.

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  32. Praying for you.

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  33. Kristin,

    I just got wind of your blog from Megan (mom to baby Cohen). I hope that everything improves as quickly as possible with baby Luke. It's awesome to see the faith and determination in your writing and your life.

    Sending prayers from Louisville,
    Ashley

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  34. From one preemie mom to another, prayers bring healing that is miraculous. Keeping Little Luke and his parents in my prayers. God bless!

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  35. I am praying and believing God will heal this litle sweet baby boy. The song I keep singing is He has the whole world in his hands. he has the little bitty baby in his hand..........Keep the faith. God Bless.

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  36. Reading this brings back so many memories. 11 years ago in July I was told my son would not survive. My husband and were given the choice of fighting or giving up. I remember thinking there is only one person that can make that choice. He never gives up! I also remember thinking about Mary. She stayed by her sons side through it all. And I know how hard it is to be brave.Luke received his name from scripture that was ment for him. I want to share my son with you. Jeremiah Moons was not suppose to live more than a few days. But God had greater plans. July 18th he will be 11. Thanks be to God. I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord... To give you hope, and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 You are in our thoughts and prayers

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  37. I have been following your blog for a while now, I too was linked from facebook.

    I am blessed enough to be the parent of a miracle, my own son born 15 weeks to soon, we were told that if he survived, he would most likley be blind, deaf, retarded, have cerebral palsy...but today he is an amazing and thriving three year old.

    Benson and Kristin, you have been blessed as well. Luke is an amazing, beautiful, special little boy who is bringing so much to the world. Luke has proven that he is a fighter, and I have faith in him, you as parents, and God.

    Please remember that even though we don't know eachother aside from this blog, many people including myself are thinking of and praying for the three of you.

    Hoping and praying for miracles, courage, and comfort,
    Christina

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  38. Kristin and Benson, Still praying for you all and especially for little Luke every day. God chose you two out of all the people in the world to be Luke's Mommy & Daddy. As much as you love Luke, God loves him more, and loves the two of you just as much. Much love to you both from more of your BG family,
    Randy, Sherry, Mallory, and Lindsey Simpson

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  39. When my son was on ECMO, I Samuel 16:7 brought me so much comfort - "The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

    God knows exactly what is going on inside his perfectly ordained little body regardless of what the two of you and the doctors are seeing. Your faith is so inspiring because it could never be manufactured by humans. It's awesome to see how God gives so generously to his children when they need him most.

    We will continue to pray for you in Rockwall, Texas.

    Jennifer Hood - mom to an HLHS, cardiac arrest and 10-day ECMO survivor, David.

    www.caringbridge.org/visit/babyhood

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  40. Heavenly Father,
    We present to you little Luke. You say, "they are precious in His sight", and we claim Your word as devine, believing without doubt, that Your will, will be done.
    Satin we rebuke you and command you in the name of Christ to flee. Lord we believe where two or three are gathered in Your holy name, You are there. We are together in mind and spirit, praying earnestly and fervently for this infant child.
    Please Father, bless this family and give them strength and peace during this trying time. Send the Comforter, Lord, and press upon them a peace like they have never felt before. One they know could only come from their Savior. In Jesus name we pray
    AMEN!

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  41. In the name of Jesus Christ who bled and died so Luke wouldn't have to suffer, I come against you Satan, and you must relenquish your hold on Luke. You are bound in the name of He who holds everything together. We cplead the blood of Jesus over this innocent child right now and Satan, you must flee! What you intended for evil, God has already changed for GOOD and as you can see we are not going to stop praying. As the enemy's hold is weakened, Lord, we praise you in advance for Luke Sexton's complete healing! Thank you lord that the blood is beginning to flow to his tiny arms and legs even as I pray! Amen!

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  42. Kristin,
    We are praying for you all! I have been overwhelmed by your faith, it has given me a renewed sense of peace with God. I am so blessed to say you have a LOT of prayer warriors here in BG. Lil Luke is on numerous prayer lists. I wish there was more we, as your bg family, could do for you. We love you all and are sending tons of prayers your way! Love you! Lisa, David, Lauren, JP and Reece

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  43. Praying God will touch baby Luke and the blood will start flowing to those precious little hands and feet. God in you we trust. We lift this family up to you. We praise you.

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  44. Praying today for God's healing hand to be on precious baby Luke. I have you all three in my constant thoughts and prayers. Sending you our love from Bowling Green. Love you all! Kayla, Shed, Seth, Maddie, and Will Johnson.

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  45. It's a blessing to be praying for Luke. May God bless him!!! and his parents, too!

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  46. Sexton Family,

    A friend facebooked me asking for prayers for baby Luke and your family. I followed the link to your blog and began reading your story. Your lives are such a testimony to all and I believe that through this precious child MANY lives are being changed! I have my sunday school class and church praying for Luke and that blood will flow throughout his tiny body. I am also praying that God will comfort you, give you strength and that you will continue to trust in God that His will be done and that you always know that He is with you always! Love and blessings to you and your family
    --Louisville, KY

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  47. Sending you and your family our love and prayers from Campbellsville, Ky. I have requested prayer for little Luke at my church and we are expecting a miracle for Luke. As you have said so many times nothing is impossible with God. Your faith has encouraged me in a lot of areas in my own life. We are continually praying for Luke and for you his parents.
    God Bless you all........
    Becky

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  48. Benson & Kristin,

    From Angela (Snow) Sayers, Mt. Pleasant UMC-Russell Springs, KY
    Ever since I found out about your precious baby and the mountains all of you were facing, I've had each of you on my mind and in my prayers. All of you are a testimony of your faith. Every time I read a new entry my eyes water, but I feel that my faith too is empowered and a much needed revival in my own heart. I, like another commenter, have made an effort to appreciate the small things and more importantly the special people God has blessed me with. I've also tried to put trivial things into perspective. Most "things" that may cause a not so good day, truly are trivial. Life is precious. Miracles do happen. I've seen them. I demand Satan away in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord from every health issue Baby Luke is faced with. There is NOTHING our God can't do. Thank you for sharing your journey with me and the rest of the world. Jeremiah 29:11

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  49. I am keeping all three you in my prayers! You and Benson are strong and wonderful parents!

    Lindsey Sharp

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  50. There are no words but... Thank you.

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  51. Luke and your entire family are in our prayers. I am amazed and revived by your faith in the Lord. And we are reminded that with God all things are possible! Prayers going up in Monticello, KY.

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  52. Dear Lord, please keep your miracles flowing for this beautiful baby boy. let the blood flow to every part of his body he may need. this small miracle is definately a work of art from only you. the devil has no place in this race. we all believe in you. in jesus name i pray amen

    Kristin and benson stay strong you have to many believers behind you, mainly because you two brought the faith back into us all. i will pray for you everyday and continue to keep updated on luke. i cant wait till the day we all read it and hes doing 100 times better. although i dont know you all personally i have came to love you all so much through your post. i believe in the lord and hes going to stay by lukes side through this all. he is the lords miracle! he will not forsake him.

    lori woster

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  53. I don't know if I know your family or not but we read about little Luke through facebook and have prayed for him throughout the day. I just wanted you to know Dwight and I said a prayer again a few minutes ago and will continue. We are praying for a miracle in Mt. Vernon, KY.

    Lisa Coop
    Dwight Isaacs

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  54. I have just listened to "Beautiful News" by Matt Redman! I am praying that you all will receive beautiful news about Luke's healing tomorrow! To God be the glory!

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  55. Sexton family,

    I was introduced to your story through a prayer request made by Stephanie Likins. Since I read your story you have constantly been on my heart. You are in my prayers. I am amazed at your faith and challenged in my own relationship with the Lord. God is using your little Luke to touch hearts and change lives. Thank you for sharing.

    Britani Whitis
    Somerset, KY

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  56. Praying for little Lukes recovery! Your faith is amazing!

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  57. Dear Kristin & Benson,
    We serve an awesome, awesome God and I lift you and little Luke up in prayer throughout my days and nights. Tonight, I pray that Luke's blood will begin to flow through his tiny little hands and feet ... Father I ask this of you right now. The many thousands praying for your precious family will not give up and let satan win. Praying for a Miracle! Loving you like you are a part of my family.

    GawGaw of 3 & Counting!
    Karen ~ KY

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  58. Kristen & Benson,
    You have been on my heart since Erin first told me about little Luke. Your faith in our God is amazing. I pray right now in the name of Jesus for a miracle for Luke. Our God is still in the miracle making business! Your faith and trust in God is a witness to so many. You will continue to be in my prayers.

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  59. Kristen & Benson - My heart goes out to you and your families. I am baby Cohen's Nana and I so feel for you. I pray for the perfect outcome for you all and leave that in God's knowing hands.

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  60. Kelli Bertram (TCHS)July 9, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    Although Luke is only a few days old, he has made such an incredible impact on people's lives. He has brought more people to their knees in prayer during these few days than many adults have in their entire life. I am astounded by your unwavering faith. God is in the business of performing miracles! Keep the faith, and I will to continue to pray for you all!

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  61. praying that a miracle happens!

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  62. My Life is in Your Hands
    By Kathy Troccoli

    Life can be so good
    Life can be so hard
    Never knowing what each day
    Will bring to where you are
    Sometimes I forget
    And sometimes I can't see
    That whatever comes my way
    You'll be with me

    My life is in your hands
    My heart is in your keeping
    I'm never without hope
    Not when my future is with you
    My life is in your hands
    And though I may not see clearly
    I will lift my voice and sing
    Cause your love does amazing things
    Lord, I know, my life is in your hands

    Nothing is for sure
    Nothing is for keeps
    All I know is that your love
    Will live eternally
    So I will find my rest,
    And I will find my peace
    Knowing that you'll meet my every need

    My life is in your hands
    My heart is in your keeping
    I'm never without hope
    Not when my future is with you
    My life is in your hands
    And though I may not see clearly
    I will lift my voice and sing
    Cause your love does amazing things
    Lord, I know, my life is in your hands

    When I'm at my weakest LORD
    You carry me
    Then I become my strongest LORD
    In your hands

    My life is in your hands
    And though I may not see clearly
    I will lift my voice and sing
    Cause your love does amazing things
    Lord, I know, my life is in your hands
    I trust you Lord
    My life is in your hands

    ~ This song came to mind tonight as I thought about you and Luke. You are showing your trust and your faith in Christ by putting Luke's life in His hands. You will have peace - no matter what - by letting God decide what the future holds for Luke. I feel like I have grown even closer to God after reading your words and reflecting on your thoughts. Inspirational puts it lightly. Thank you. I am praying for your little miracle and for you. May you have peace, comfort and strength as you endure this pain.

    Ashlee Tomes
    ~Mommy to London (HLHS)

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  63. I have been keeping up with your blog since Luke's birth. As I read tonight, my heart breaks for you. I cannot fathom the pain you are going through. I am praying for Baby Luke, and each time I look at his pictures, his baby blue eyes make me want to pray harder.

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  64. Singing these words over you tonight.....

    Savior
    He can move the mountains
    My God is mighty to save
    He is mighty to save
    Forever
    Author of salvation
    He rose and conquered the grave
    Jesus conquered the grave

    So take me as You find me
    All my fears and failures
    And fill my life again
    I give my life to follow
    Everything I believe in
    Now I surrender

    Savior
    He can move the mountains
    My God is mighty to save
    He is mighty to save
    Forever
    Author of salvation
    He rose and conquered the grave
    Jesus conquered the grave

    Shine Your light and let the whole world see
    Were singing
    For the glory of the risen King
    Jesus

    Shine Your light and let the whole world see
    Were singing
    For the glory of the risen King

    Savior
    He can move the mountains
    My God is mighty to save
    He is mighty to save
    Forever
    Author of salvation
    He rose and conquered the grave
    Jesus conquered the grave

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  65. You have no idea how much of an inspiration you are. God shines brightly though you, with him all things are possible. Stay Strong, and don't give up. God Bless.

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  66. I am praying. Thanks to my friend, Ashley, I just saw this blog. I am praying. And I believe with all of my heart that GOD will provide Luke with what he needs. Just because God doesn't answer right away doesn't mean he doesn't have the ability to do so. Praying. :)

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  67. I'm praying and I work with the public and I'm asking them to pray. God is so great and so good, and it blesses me to see so many peoples lives being touched by baby Luke. He is the most beautiful baby boy ever created. He is one lucky little guy to have parents like the two of you, cheering him on and keeping the faith. Somerset, along with many many many other places are praying for you. God is going to heal Luke, in his own timing!!!

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  68. Kristin and Benson,

    I have been reading your blog everyday to follow you on your journey of faith and to witness the Mighty Hand of God at work in the lives of you and your little one. I know that Our Loving Father has you in the Palm of His Hands, and while I cannot imagine the uncertainty and heartbreak you are facing, I am certain that He is right there with you--in every moment of everyday. I pray for His Healing Power to envelope your baby boy--to touch him from above, healing him throughout, beside, over and underneath--and I pray for His Perfect Peace to wash over the two of you so that you may find comfort and clarity during this difficult time.

    I don't know if you realize just how much God is clearly using you to bring glory to His Kingdom. Your lives and your faith are such a testimony, and I know that you will be blessed for your faithfulness to Our Lord and Savior.
    Please know that hundreds of prayers are going up for your precious baby, and I trust that God will see all of you through.

    Praying for your miracle,
    Leslie Stockton

    Some of my favorite verses....

    "Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
    Isaiah 41:10

    "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you."
    Isaiah 43:2

    ". . . For the LORD has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted."

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  69. I will pray I know many are but it is army that will fight for your boy Luck. Your sweet sweet boy the little boy that God himself had made he has a purpose or he would not be with us today God has a plan for him for his life I believe that with all my heart. I am so taken by your love and by your child and by God that I am crying and pray and crying and praying. Bless you and your family Bless you!

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  70. Lord,

    This family is touching so many lives, through Luke. We know he has a purpose. Please heal him and let his testimony continue to reach thousands, if not millions. We know you are the Divine Healer, and you have the power to heal. Please continue to perform a miracle in Luke, and make him well. Thank you for the Sexton family, and their courage to seek you throughout this, and not turn their back on you, when it would be so easy. Please continue to work in them, and help them be strong. Amen.

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  71. Hello ! I know of you guys thur my daughter , Lauren Blackford and now my boss, Lisa Miller .
    I was reading your blog last night and I am truely overwhelmed by your walk and faith in God. I don't know I could be a faithful and strong with what you 3 are going through. I was praying for you guys this morning and God reminded me of the scripture in Matthew 17:14-21 that if we have faith of a mustard seed .... the verse that stood out for me was verse 20: ' And Jesus said ... for verily I say unto you , If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain,Remove hence to yonder place ; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you !
    This is so true and you have shown by example time and time again. God bless you 3 and your families . Jennifer Blackford( Lauren's mom)

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  72. Sexton family,
    Praying for you guys and your little man! God is good all the time!!!
    I will ask for more prayers for him from our youth group.
    Kim in OK

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  73. I share your faith and admire your strength and courage. You are an inspiration. Strong prayers for baby Luke and huge hugs sent to all of your family. I will continue following your story and keep you all in my prayers. May God Bless!

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  74. Praying for God's grace and peace to carry you through whatever lies ahead.I have been so blessed by your blog,even though we are not acquainted, by God's blood we are family and I hurt with you and pray for you daily!!!

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  75. I'd like to share the lyrics to "He's My Son" by a family friend, Mark Schultz. He wrote this song about a family that he went to church with. I think it's more than appropriate at this time...Praying God will heal your precious baby boy.

    I'm down on my knees again tonight
    I'm hoping this prayer will turn out right
    See there is a boy that needs Your help
    I've done all that I can do myself
    His mother is tired
    I'm sure You can understand
    Each night as he sleeps
    She goes in to hold his hand
    And she tries not to cry
    As the tears fill her eyes

    CHORUS:
    Can You hear me?
    Am I getting through tonight?
    Can You see him?
    Can You make him feel all right?
    If You can hear me
    Let me take his place somehow
    See, he's not just anyone
    He's my son

    Sometimes late at night I watch him sleep
    I dream of the boy he'd like to be
    I try to be strong and see him through
    But God who he needs right now is You
    Let him grow old
    Live life without this fear
    What would I be
    Living without him here
    He's so tired and he's scared
    Let him know that You're there

    CHORUS

    Can You hear me?
    Can You see him?
    Please don't leave him
    He's my son

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  76. To Luke's Parents: Hold onto your faith. Satan flee from this family. God please rebuke Satan's attack on this families faith. I pray for the life sustaining blood to flow into all Luke's body. Give him the wonderful life that God wants him to have. Jesus gave his life sustaining blood for all that believe on his Holy Name. Claiming healing for little Luke. God's will be done. Satan just doesnt realize that even if Luke goes home to heaven...he has not won!!! Cause this will only cause you as parents to hold onto Jesus more tightly...give more time & devotion to making heaven a priority! Homecomings and reunions are so wonderful when we long to see our loved ones. I pray that Satan flees from this family. God sends healing for Luke & strength and neverfailing faith for Luke's parents. Praying for the miracle that will save Luke's life. God bless you Sexton 3.

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  77. Benson,& Kristin, We are praying so hard for baby Luke and for you his parents, God gives us hope and faith, he is with you at all times, may he lay his healing hands upon your sweet precious baby boy and give him strength to continue to fight this battle, satan will not win!! GOD is the almighty physician and we are his prayer warriors, we will continue to pray for all of you, my heart breaks and the tears flow as I read your blog every little bit, you have such faith in God and that is what it takes, Benson your dad would be so proud of you to know how strong your faith in God is during this difficult time, he was a man of God and you, Kristin and baby Luke are Gods children God will never forsake you, he will never leave you and is by your side though it all. Remember NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD! Our hearts and prayers go out to you Sexton 3. GOD BLESS! We love you all!! Sarah, Rick, Dillon, Dustin & Jessica Flowers

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  78. Sexton 3 ,
    I continue to pray for all of you. I am praying for healing, both physically & emotionally. I am praying for wisdom, as you are faced with decisions that are so hard to make.
    I anxiously await every blog & share tears with you.
    Blood flow , blood flow that is what we need!
    Blessings,
    Virginia

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  79. Brittany and Rylee GoreJuly 9, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    My mother attends your church and we have been kept updated on Luke through church and this blog. Our prayers and hearts go out to you!! Please Lord let the blood flow through this precious baby's body heal him with your powers!!

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  80. Sexton Family,
    You truly inspire me.....my heart aches for u all. I am praying for u all. You have AMAZING faith, what a testamony to others. The Lord is the great healer and physician. He is still answering prayers. Praying for Luke. Keep the faith.

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  81. Your faith is astounding! You are giving God the glory for all that is done and that is exactly what we as His children are supposed to do! I pray for strength for you both and that you will soon see a miracle in little Luke! We have an adopted grandboy from South Korea who had a really bad heart problem at birth and God miraculously saved his life and allowed him to be our grandson. He is a wonderful, sweet, loving 8 year old now, so God does work miracles. Keep the faith and don't allow the evil one to get you down!
    Praying for you all,
    Barbara Miles, Hillsoborough, NC

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  82. Sexton Three,

    I want you to know that you have an enormous amount of support. There are people everywhere, not including those who have sent you messages and comments, who are praying for Luke.

    Benson, while this post is anonymous, I want you to know that I've always known you were a good man; a man who loves the Lord, his family, his wife, and now, your son, Luke. Though we can't always see God's big plan, I truly believe that He has you and yours wrapped in His protective arms. He protects those who love and believe in Him.

    The Sexton 3 are remembered everyday in this household, along with many, many others. Prayers are shooting up to God constantly, so keep believing and stay strong. If you feel weak, pray to our Heavenly Father to give you strength. God be with you, Sexton 3.

    mmb

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  83. Your sons story has been so amazingly touching. Over the past year I have let my faith slip away to a point where I didn't care anything about it anymore. I just wanted you all to know that because of your story I have gotten back on track, so to speak. I can't tell you how much this has impacted my life. I will be thinking about how I'm having a bad day or something is going wrong and then you 3 pop into my head. And everything else seems so small. So thank you guys. You have an amazing story to tell and an even more amazing little boy. I am praying fervently for all of you. God Bless!
    -Paige

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  84. You all are the strongest parents that I have ever seen...don't give up! I was blessed with a healthy baby girl 17 months ago and I don't know if I could do what you all are doing right now!! :( My heart goes out to you and baby Luke...sending prayer up to God to take care of you, as well as baby Luke!!! STAY STRONG!! God bless!!

    *Baby Luke- KEEP FIGHTING!! So many people are praying for you and love you so much and we don't even know you!!

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  85. May the Mighty Power of Jesus Christ surround you Luke, heal you and comfort your family.
    I ask this in the Holy name of My Savior Jesus Christ, Amen

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  86. Praying hard for Baby Luke. May God be with you and the family during this trying time.

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  87. I have a special needs son who has faced many up-hill battles and I find this comforting.
    "As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all."
    --ECCLESIASTES 11:5
    Praying much, Kim

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  88. I am a mom to two healthy little girls, and reading your struggle has only deepened my gratitude to God for that. I can't imagine the pain of having a sick child, and I am deeply moved by how you are handling this struggle. You posted earlier that God had chosen you for this and, though it is hard sometimes to know why, you are so right. We are all given struggles, and it may sound like a cliche, but making it through them makes us better people. I'm not sure that is possible in your case. I have never heard of people being so gracious and faithful in a situation so bleak. If faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain, then I know for sure little Luke can be healed. My heart aches for what you are going through, and every part of me wants to say something inspirational to give you peace, though from reading your posts, I believe that is not necessary. God certainly does have some fantastic servants in you. Baby Luke is very lucky to have parents so devoted to the Lord, and you should forever be proud of how he has touched the lives and hearts of so many. God bless you!

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  89. I came across your blog this morning and you have been in my prayers all day. Continue to stay strong in your beliefs. Baby Luke is a fighter...he has fought for this long and he will continue to do so. Stay Strong!!

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  90. I am Praying for Baby Luke and you two and your family... May God be with you all every step of the way through this long tough road.
    FAITH
    HOPE
    &
    LOVE

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  91. Your faith in Christ has been a true witness to me. With two beautiful, healthy children, I know what miracles they are and that often we take that for granted. Your husband, your son and your family have my prayers for a complete and total miracle!!! Dear Lord, I pray right now for little Luke. He is an amazing warrior, your amazing warrior. Hold onto Benson, Luke and Kristin and carry them to give them your strength. For in your arms Lord, we can become strong, become healed and become renewed. Move this day for the family I pray. In Jesus name.

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  92. MASSAGE MASSAGE MASSAGE!! massage as much of his body as you can towards his heart, when you massage it increases circulation in his body! have been praying for you guys!

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  93. Pray without ceasing, our God is an awesome God and nothing is impossible for our God! My heart goes out to the parents and grandparents of this beautiful little boy. God is using your family in a mighty way. Hold on to your faith. Many, many people are praying for your family and anxiously awaiting the miracle!

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  94. Our family will be in prayer for your child and your family knowing that our mighty God will reign in the situation. I know God has lead me to this site and wanted to share some information with you. I wanted to share with you that my son was born with esophageal atresia and received his tx. at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital and yes we are from KY. While we were there we met many patients whose children had the condition Luke has and were receiving tx. at the U of M. From what I heard from parents, dr., staff that was one of the best places in the U.S. for this type tx. When we found out about our Eli we were willing to do anything so we were MN. bound. I just wanted you to know about the success they have there and give you that infomration. Only God can guide you but he will see you through.

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  95. Kelli from Fort Bragg, NCJuly 9, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for baby Luke. May God bless this little precious baby.

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  96. "I love the Lord. He heard my cry. " He hears you Kristin. Hang in there Luke. We love you.

    Tonya Meece & Family

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  97. "I love the Lord, He heard my cry." He hears you Kristen. Hang in there sweet baby Luke. We love you all.

    Tonya Meece & Family

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  98. Mike and Stacy WalkerJuly 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Please know that Luke and your family is in our family prayers. I will mention this a church this sunday and continue to pray for Luke. NEVER give up faith in GOD, Luke has a purpose on earth and GOD will see that thru. I may not know you or Luke but I know your heart and the love of a mom for her child.

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  99. ...still praying our hearts out here in Bloomington, IN, waiting anxiously for any news. We will ask our small group to pass on the request tonite too. God WILL answer!

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  100. Please know that you have a sister in Christ (ME) and a whole slew of people (uk fans, facebookers, twitterers...) praying for your precious baby boy - Luke. We stand with you and Benson in heart and spirit in Christ as you go through this. What a beautiful baby you have, Kristen. Love and prayers from Shelbyville, KY.

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  101. Oh, my...I am praying for your child. I have not had to deal with this particular abnormality, but we did lose our little premature daughter in 1984. I know the pain of not being able to do anything....except pray. That's the most effective thing we can do. Your faith is shining in all of this, and God will get the glory.

    I've written about our daughter here:

    http://singingmom.xanga.com/721462177/our-baby-girl/

    I hope it can help you in some way.

    Cindy

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  102. We continue to pray for you all each and everyday. Luke's story has touched so many people and will continue to spread. As you all request, we pray for each specific things and so far we have seen miraculous results. You all should know that your are in the prayers and thoughts of thousands of people. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

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  103. Continuing to pray for Luke and you both....knowing that God hears.

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  104. We prayed for rain and God sent us rain today. We are praying for the circulation to return to baby Luke's arms & legs. We know God answers prayers.

    Love in Christ,
    Kotey's Mom

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  105. We do not know you but live in Columbia. We have been following your blog. Please know we are praying for baby Luke and your family.
    McQueary Family

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  106. I am praying for baby Luke and your family.

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  107. Luke has touched so many lives, Kristin and Benson!!!!!!Your family is constantly on our minds and in our prayers!!!! May your faith continue to be strong.

    Josie & Family

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  108. Baby Luke, Benson, and Kristen,

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I first heard about Baby Luke. Luke has touched so many lives already and continues to do so. I am praying for healing, comfort and strength for all of you.

    Stay strong. Your faith continues to touch the hearts of so many and has made us all re-examine where we stand in our own faith. For that, I thank you for sharing your journey with us.

    Please know you are in the prayers of people all over the United States and overseas. We are still asking for a complete healing.

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  109. Your strength in Christ is inspiring. I don't know you or your family, but I'm saying a prayer for you right now. I wanted to share another blog with you about a special baby in my life named Annabel. http://sweet-annabel-leigh.blogspot.com/ I pray Luke will gain strength and blood will begin to flow into his hands and feet.

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  110. I agree with you in the name of Jesus for Luke's healing!! Our grand-daughter was born with a heart defect and we had so many prayer warriors agreeing with us. She just turned one and we give God ALL the glory for her life! Praying for a miracle for your sweet baby boy. He is adorable. If you ever want to talk with my daughter go to her blog at www.martinfamilytimes.blogspot.com. Also, I'm on facebook if you are your family ever need to talk or prayer. Love, Prayers, & Blessings from one believer to another!

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  111. Lord place your healing hands on this sweet baby boy. Give his family strength and surround them with your love. We are praying for your family.
    Prayers and Blessings for you,
    The Black's

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  112. All my prayers are with your family, God takes care of those who love him!

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  113. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 "Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way."

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  114. Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

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  115. We are praying for your little boy!!! With GOD anything is possible!! Hold tight to your faith and the good LORD will see Luke through this!!!!

    Love,
    Jeremy and Kimberly Lowery

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  116. Sexton family, You guys are great! you inspire me so much! Prayers are coming your way!

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  117. Little Luke you are well loved. I pray with all my heart for God to hold you close, let your blood flow freely throughout your body and for you to become stronger each and everyday Luke. I will keep praying for you Luke. I will also pray for God to comfort and strengthen your parents. We are all touched in ways we can never explain by you Luke. You fight sweetie for as long as you can and God will be right there with you!!!

    Debbie Brewer
    Hardinsburg, KY

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  118. I have been praying for you all I love you and so many other brothers and sisters in Christ are coming together praying for you both and for little Luke. God surround them with your healing hand and loving arms. Thank you and praise you Lord for the love of Luke and the miracle of his Heart that has touched so many. We love you. Teresa,Anthony,Amanda,Andrew

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  119. I'm going to bed tonight with many many many thoughts and prayers for you and Luke. The good Lord allows us to borrow His children and what a blessing that is. My prayer tonight is that He will allow you to borrow Luke a little longer and Luke will become stronger and stronger each second he is here on earth. Your faith is so inspiring.

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  120. I just ran across your blog and it has touched dear to my heart. Our little baby boy is only 6 months old. When I was almost 3 months pregnant the doctors told me there was something seriously wrong with our baby. THey even mentioned us having an abortion. But we put our faith in God and knew that miracles happen everyday. Believing in God and having tons of prayers we eventually were told that our baby was fine and the spot that they were so worried about had disappeared. Now he is 6 months old and as healthy as any other baby. I tell you this because your story as really spoken to me! I can't imagine what you are going through watching your son every minute. It is so inspiring to that you are keeping a positive outlook. I am praying for Luke and your entire family during this time!!!

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  121. I do not know you all personally, but I heard about your story through a friend of my Mom's (Janet Barnes), and I just wanted you to know that you'd touched another heart! My heart goes out to you both and this sweet baby. I just had a baby boy, Paxton Sawyer, in March of this year. I thank God for him and all the blessings that came with him everyday, but reading your story makes me appreciate him so much and yearn for you to have what I have with him with your own precious baby. I have been praying for you all. He is truely an inspiration as is your continued, and un-waivering faith! God bless you all! We are thinking about you!
    -Samantha Bartlett

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  122. I have been praying for your family and will continue. God, please work a miracle for baby Luke!! A friend of a friend in FL

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  123. Your story has captured my heart and prayers. The strength and determination that you and your tiny Luke show will beat the doctor's odds. My prayer is that Luke's circulation improve and that you see the wonder of God's miracles each day as Luke heals.

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  124. May God keep pouring Blessings on your family. Add one more family, and one more church to your list of prayer warriors! I will fast and pray for Luke, I rebuke Satin, By the Power of He that is in me, Get behind us Satin! You have no power of authority here! May God rub and stimulate Lukes arms and legs as I write this. Let this little mans story and life continue as a great wittness to His people. Amen! XOXO! Keep the Great Faith!

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  125. I am deeply saddened by your loss earlier in the night, just remember that God has it all in his hands and his will is always done. Stay strong through your faith. You guys are such an inspiration and god has a lot in store for you guys, ALWAYS remember that. You've reached countless amounts of people and displayed God's love to everyone. You're truly amazing people, and don't ever forget that.

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  126. Praying for you!


    Whatever your cross
    Whatever your pain
    There will always be sunshine
    After the rain.

    Perhaps you may stumble
    Perhaps even fall
    But God's always there
    To help you through it all.

    Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5 NIV)

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  127. My heart goes out to you and I will continue to pray that God gives you comfort during this time!

    2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

    Trish

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  128. Kristin and Benson,
    We are praying for you and your peace. We love you!

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  129. Benson & Kristin,
    I want to let you know we are thinking about you and are in our prayers. Blue has been keeping us updated on Luke's status and I have been reading your blog. We will be in KY on the 19th-22nd if there is anything you all need please let us know. I will leave Matt's number in a message on facebook with Benson.
    Matt & Lauren Sexton

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  130. Kristin and Benson, May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Your story has touched my heart more than you could ever know. God Bless the Sexton 3.

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  131. Praying for you guys and sending you lots of love.

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  132. Kristin & Benson,

    I have been following your story and praying for Luke and when I heard of your loss, my heart just dropped. He is a beautiful little boy who has touched so many hearts. In his short time, he's affected so many....what a proud mama & papa you must be. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

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  133. Virginia Garner and familyJuly 10, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Benson & Kristin,
    Our family is continuing to lift you up in prayer. May our Lord send you peace beyond measure.
    Blessings to all the family.

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  134. Thank you for letting us be a part of his miracle. Luke brought so many people together through Christ and prayer. May God continue to keep your faith strong.

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  135. You both are AMAZING PARENTS and you have an AMAZING little boy here. He is sooo precious I have not stopped praying that he will pull through so you can take your little man home. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  136. With most sincere sympathy.

    Chari Fireline - Owensboro, KY

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  137. Benson and Kristin,

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious angel. I am praying for the Lord's peace on your hearts right now. THANK YOU for showing the world your devotion and faith to our heavenly father. You have not only reminded me what is important, but you are a shining example to all. I know that the Lord is holding your child in his loving arms right now because He knew it was exactly where little Luke is supposed to be--and what a place to find rest.

    Thank you for sharing your painful...and beautiful...journey with us. The Lord will never leave or forsake you--don't ever forget that. I don't know why certain things happen. However, I do know that your journey here has been a testimony to us all, and--through you and your struggles--thousands have opened their hearts and prayed to God. For some I'm sure, a re-connection with Him that was long overdue. Your son--although only here for a short time--has served an AMAZING and glorious purpose for the kingdom of God.

    Prayers and big hugs to you from Arizona. You are so loved.

    Kristi Lawrence--Maricopa, Arizona

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  138. I HAVE JUST RECIEVED WORD THAT YOUR SWEET BABY IS NOW IN THE LOVING HANDS OF JESUS. MY HEART IS VERY HEAVY RIGHT NOW AND I PRAY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD BE WITH YOU DURING YOU TIME OF GRIEF. I DON'T KNOW YOU ALL BUT I HAVE BEEN KEEPING YOU WITH YOUR JOURNEY AND NOW YOU ARE STARTING ON A NEW ONE I PRAY FOR THE STONG ANF LOVING ARMS OF GOD SURROND YOU AND HOLD YOU THROUGH YOUR DAYS AHEAD. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO BE A PART OF LUKE'S SHORT BUT SPECIAL LIFE.
    PATTIE W
    CAMPBELLSVILLE

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  139. So sorry about your lose...baby Luke has touched my heart throughout his journey here on Earth!! Still praying for you all!! God bless!

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  140. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. This time last year I was in your shoes. I lost my son when he was 26 days old after open heart surgery. This is something that no parent should go through. His life has touched so many and I'm sure some people have became closer to God. You have a precious angel in heaven now. A child that you will always love, cherish and miss but never have to worry about because he in the arms of God now.

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  141. God works in mysterious ways. And although Luke didn't live the life we had all prayed for, he has done miraculous things. To live such a short life, his impact has spread world wide. I have personally never felt closer to God than in these moments of my life. Your story and courage has brought light to my eyes and so many others. I ask that God give you the strength to carry on with the same courage you have ardently displayed during your time of grief and worry. We are always thinking of you. May God Bless you and keep you.
    --Brittany Pike

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  142. I have cried and cried reading your blog again today. I am a mother of one and I can NOT imagine what you are facing right now! I know the feelings you have for your child and I can't imagine the emotional ups and downs you are experiencing. I have been praying since the other day when I found your blog but I am getting on my knees now to pray again to Abba Father to heal precious Luke in Jesus' name! That the blood will flow freely and sufficiently to ALL parts of his body!!...And comfort your hearts at this hour!!

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  143. There are no words that any of us can say to you guys that will make you feel better. Just know that He is a healthy happy little boy right now. One day you will hold him again and see his beautiful face. My heart hurts for you. I will always think of you and be praying for you.

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  144. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful little boy!

    Michelle, Michigan

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  145. My heart is breaking for you two. I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to hold you two in my heart and pray for you. God Bless!

    Bonnie

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  146. Hello Sexton Family. I know you do not know me, I know Lauren Shrader and saw your blog on her facebook page. My name is Christin also (spelled a little different) I had a daughter in December who was born at 26 weeks. She was 1pound 14 ounces...she has many complications, had a heart surgery at 2 months and just 2 pounds, and spent 2 months on the ventilator, she is still on oxygen. We spent 6 months and 3 days in the NICU between Good Sam and Childrens in Cincinnati. EVERY DAY is a fight, a battle...but your faith WILL get you through. I firmly believe it is the ONLY thing that got us through. I am praying for Luke and you and Benson. I pray for your strength and God's healing. When I got overwhelmed this verse helped me more than any other...I hope it helps you as well! GOD BLESS you and your family!

    Lamentations 3:22-23 22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning;great is your faithfulness.

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  147. Jesus has a rocking chair.
    You are in our prayers!
    Albany, Ky

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