Sunday, February 10, 2008

Prayer Requests for the Week

We are bracing for a long week in the Lauer family. Josh flies back to Alabama tonight and won't be back until Thursday morning. Noah will be admitted to the hospital tomorrow to begin one of many expected rounds of testing. Many have asked us how they can be praying...

1. Praise God that we have found a rental house in Tuscaloosa that exceeds our expectations. This allows us to move forward with our relocation in the time frame we had planned.

2. Safe travel for Josh as he returns to Alabama tonight and a productive few days for him at work. He will be establishing our insurance in Alabama, so we pray that there will be no snags involved in that process.

3. Courage and strength for me as I am without Josh for the first part of the week.

4. That Noah's reflux would be only be mild so that we will not have to have an additional surgery beyond the insertion of the gastrointestinal tube. This probably is what is weighing heaviest on my heart right now. The severity of his reflux will be measured during his hospital stay Monday - Tuesday.

5. Work on the house would progress quickly and that our house would sell quickly.


Anonymous said...

I will be praying sweet friend. Thanks for these.

xoxo kelly

Anonymous said...

Brielle sent us your blog and story, and I just want to share with you that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers, and I wish the best for you.

-Katie Quinn (Wash U VB, 2000-2004)

Anonymous said...

It was good to see you guys at church this morning. you are all 3 in our prayers.

hang in there! love, Heather

jodie said...

hey deb,

of course i'll be praying... but also wondering what hospital you will be at with noah? I'll be at cardinal glennon monday and tuesday with parker for her surgery... we could pop in and say hi, or I could bring you a coffee or whatever. it would just be great knowing someone down the hall! email me: if you have time.

Tom said...

Dear Josh, Deb and Noah:

We pray for all you ask, and we pray for Noah's healing. We pray especially that God will plant his love in your heart and his skill in the doctors' hands as you begin this journey.

Tom and Susan Strongman
Leawood, Kan.

Trish said...

Hi Deb,
I came to your blog through Cory, Nicole, and AJ's blog, which I happened upon this morning. I am so sorry to hear of Noah's diagnosis of Leukodystrophy. I'm Trish Knight, founder and director of The Stennis Foundation, and anything I can do to help, I will most gladly do. The Stennis Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness of the Leukodystrophies, and to raising funds for Leukodystrophies research. Our main website is, and we also have a MySpace (, where there is some good information. I am in contact with a lot of doctors so if I can help in any way, please let me know. I will keep you and Noah in my prayers. Take care, and I will be back to check on you soon!

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of Laura & Jon Strongman and just learned of your family and Noah's recent diagnosis.
My heart goes out to all of you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Noah is a beautiful little boy and I hope all of the testing goes as smoothly as possible.
Good luck with your relocation and God Speed.

Dustin Skidgel

Anonymous said...

Josh, Deb, and Noah,

Cory filled me in on everything and told me about your blog. I am so sorry to hear about Noah. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim Harmon

taddo24 said...

Josh, Deb and Noah -
Kim filled me in on your blog site and your latest news with Noah. Just read through some of your posts and my heart goes out to all three of you. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Todd Addington


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