Sylvie with Jordan, "...a gift from Sydney."

In August of 2009, I connected with a lovely mother, Sylvie Stephens, through my Nathan’s Prayer website.  Her baby daughter, Sydney, was a patient at Children’s Hospital in Minnesota.  Sylvie and I exchanged long emails over a period of time as we hoped and prayed for Sydney to be healed as she battled a congenital heart defect associated with scimitar syndrome.

Since my own son, Nathan, had gone through surgery for scimitar syndrome, I became intensely interested in Sylvie’s plight.  Oh, how I wanted a miracle for Sydney!  Tragically, Sydney lost her battle on September 16, 2009.  I have never personally met Sylvie; our communication has been strictly through email.  Still, I spent much of that day in and out of tears over the loss of that sweet baby.

Then I prayed. Not for Sydney.  She was instantly swept into Heaven’s blissful embrace.  I prayed fervently for Sylvie.  I prayed that God would give her strength.  I prayed that she would receive supernatural comfort and peace.  And I prayed that one day God would bring her great joy and happiness.

Well, there is, indeed, joy in the morning! Weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz., little Jordan Tieszan was born on 3-11-11, just 3 days before the 2nd anniversary of Sydney’s birth.

Sylvie and Sydney

“It’s been so healing to have Jordan,” Sylvie reports.  “Sydney is always on my mind and in my heart. Jordan is such a joy and a gift from Sydney!”

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1 Comment on A Gift from Heaven

  1. Martha says:

    Congratulations to Sylvie!
    What a beautiful baby!!!

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