Yesterday two friends of mine were due to experience the joy of welcoming a new life into the world and the first new member into their family circle.
Unfortunately after a difficult delivery little Isabella was born not breathing and without a heartbeat, but was thankfully resuscitated and is now is the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, but is still very ill. Tonight Jonny posted this to Facebook:
Our beautiful little daughter Isabella Grace Harkness. Born at 1.12am on 28/02/12. She is very ill at the moment & is being cared for in the neonatal unit in RVH. Please pray for God’s protection over her.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Psalm 139 v 13 & 14
Many of you probably don’t know Jonny or Jill … some of you won’t even believe in God or the power of prayer … but even still, please say a prayer for little Isabella’s recovery and for calm among the chaos at this incredibly difficult time for everyone involved.
* You can now follow Izzy’s progress and updates from Jill and Jonny at the following Facebook group Isabella Grace Harkness.