18 thoughts on “Mom, Dad, and Rudy

  1. Looking good! Hope all went well through the night, we will watch over the kids at La Patera today! Early day, and weather is gorgeous. We are praying every day. Keep strong and faithful! Lots of hugs from the Gonzales family and Chewie says hello also!

  2. YaHoo!! You all 3 look great! What an early entry, so surprised to hear he had come, but we are praying and thrilled Rudy came this far so well! Special blessing! Love and prayers from us 5!

  3. Congratulations! – I am so happy for you and your family. We were wonderfully surprised this morning by Rudy’s arrival – great news!

  4. Rudy looks great! So excited he is here! Here are some words to a new song by John Waller that I think so appropiate to yout next few days! Here’s a link to listen for free if you want. http://musicremedy.com/j/John_Waller/videos/While_Im_Waiting-27066.html

    I’m waiting
    I’m waiting on You, Lord
    And I am hopeful
    I’m waiting on You, Lord
    Though it is painful
    But patiently, I will wait

    I will move ahead, bold and confident
    Taking every step in obedience
    While I’m waiting
    I will serve You
    While I’m waiting
    I will worship
    While I’m waiting
    I will not faint
    I’ll be running the race
    Even while I wait

    I’m waiting
    I’m waiting on You, Lord
    And I am peaceful
    I’m waiting on You, Lord
    Though it’s not easy
    But faithfully, I will wait
    Yes, I will wait
    I will serve You while I’m waiting
    I will worship while I’m waiting
    I will serve You while I’m waiting
    I will worship while I’m waiting
    I will serve you while I’m waiting
    I will worship while I’m waiting on You, Lord

  5. Our hearts and prayers are on this beautiful gift from God, and of course, you and Trish, too. We know his heart is being held gently by our Lord.

  6. Welcome to the world, Rudy!!! Many prayers for all the work at the hospital. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Mel, Doug, and the kids

  7. Congratulations! We’re thinking about you and praying for your family. We’ve learned through Katie that HLHS kids like to do things there own way, on their own time – it looks like Rudy’s the same!

  8. Just thought I’d point out what the Mannings have been a great comfort to us and what a blessing technology is. It was my discovery of their blog that encouraged me to start this one as they’ve walked a similar journey on the other side of the country with their Katie. A challenge with such a rare diagnosis is that you can usually find people with similar conditions but few with the same, so it’s been a comfort for Trish and I to learn from Vickie and Alan’s experience. If you’re interested there journey is at http://katiemanning.wordpress.com/.

  9. Hi my dear friends,
    I’ve been praying for you all,and am looking forward to hearing the latest update on dearest Rudy. Please call me and let me know if I can do anything from where I am for you guys. I am also happy to drive to Santa Barbara to hang with the kids or bring them to L.a. etc.
    Rudy’s pictures are so sweet. He’s in my thoughts and prayers constantly.
    Much love to you all.

  10. Welcome Rudy!! from the cousins in Dixie. We’ve been praying all the time and everyone is so excited for the news. It is a great time for us to learn about God’s sovreignty and power. We send lots of hugs to the bigger cousins too. We love you all.

  11. Patsy and Rolf,

    Congratulations! I’m a bit jealous you guys look a lot younger than I do. Rudy is a beautiful baby and as lucky to have you as you him. I am sure some day our paths will cross again. Until that day, I will look forward to it and keep you in my heart and, yes, my prayers.


    Ron, Julie, Owen and Quinn Gifford

  12. What a great gift of God! We are so pleased for you Trish and Rolf and for your dear and growing family. You look so happy in the photos. We’ll be praying for Rudy as he faces the immediate future and for you dear friends.


    Nate and Joanne

  13. YEA!! What a wonderful surprise. Glad to hear Rudy came so safely. You’re amazing Trish–way to go! We’re praying for you all and hope you get some great family time and rest before the surgery on Monday. Lots of love–Marit

  14. Rudy will be a blessing to everyone. Rudy, in turn, is blessed by entering this world and into the hands of the perfect parents, brothers and sister. We are holding all of you in our prayers as well as the team of doctors and nurses who will repair Rudy’s heart.
    Lots of love,
    Betty and Michael

  15. Welcome to the world,Rudy! We have been waiting for you. I am delighted to hear of your safe arrival and to see pictures of you, Mom & Dad. You will remain in my prayers with love,

    Katie Naretto’s Nana from the Marshall Islands

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