Tuesday, September 13, 2005

We were just afforded the rare privilege of talking to Beej when he was awake enough to respond with a head shake. They are not allowing him to be awake, so it was so good for us. He told us he is not in any pain. We made him aware of the 1000's of you that are lifting him up to the foot of our Father. We got to encourage him and just love on him a bit. Lord we love you, and give you Praise for these few moments...haste the day when we will have more time to share of the many miracles You have performed in him.

We thank you for ministering to us so deeply.

They have taken him off of Heprin (blood thinner) while he is being tested for HIT, which is an acronym implying that his body starts bleeding with the introduction of Heprin to his system. They do not believe he has it, but need to make sure, before doing the surgery. He is off of the Cvvh (dialysis) while they are testing for this.
They have had to clear several clots from his canulas.

Please pray that he doesn't have HIT, and that he can undergo the surgery soon, and responds well, with no complications.

Beej's dad

please continue to leave name, city, state, and country info if you would.


At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, you knit BJ together and intimately know him. We ask that his blood be ready and you continue to heal him beyond our thoughts. We love you & praise you for all that you have done to sustain the whole Higgins family. Thank you for the short time of visiting - You know just what us mommy & daddies need. Thank you, Lord!

Continuing to pray!

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is great to hear that you got to talk to BJ for a minute. Just wanted to let you know that I'm still praying.

God is Great
Curt M (NBC)

At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a blessing to be able to talk to BJ. I know it must have been a special moment. I pray for more of these times. I'll continue to lift him up for healing, for the surgery, the surgeons and your family. Love you,

Ann West

At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you were able to talk with BJ. May God give you lots of special hugs. Praying still for your family. Our God is so good,and this site gives me such a faith-lift! Thank you for sharing.

Praying still,
Karen in Winston Salem, NC

At 12:02 PM, Blogger . said...

Our AMAZING God had me check for new info just now! So good that you got to talk to BJ!

Still praying....

Marion, IN

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the LORD!

Gulf Shores, AL

At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is so good! What a gift to be able to talk with your beautiful son! We will pray without ceasing for more times like this and for healing for BJ.


At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ will be in my prayers as will your family. As a parent who has had a child in intensive care, I know the pain you are going through. I also know the joy the Lord brough to your heart by getting to talk to BJ.

If you have faith, as small as a mustard seed, you can move mountains. Matt 17:20

Havre de Grace, MD

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Lynn Newkirk said...

Laus Deo!!!!!(Praise be to God!!!)
How exciting to hear you could share time and thought with BJ.
Dear Lord:
Please help us all through these days in need. We need you and oh so much. Please help Bj to heal and fight off the germs that keep him so sick. BJ is a wonderful child of God and we all need BJ. We have learned so much from him and only 15. To be so devine in the Lord at such a young age.
Prayers are always going through my mind for Bj and his family and anyone touched by this great young Man.
Laus Deo!!
Lynn N in Indy

At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your time with us to encourage our own faith...What a blessing for you to get a response from BJ..WE Pray for clear test results... for the blood to stop clotting...For the army of Angels surrounding BJ,protecting him,guarding and watching over him.

At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will remain in prayer

At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go God!! I can't wait to share this with my kids tonight. Can't imagine how precious that time with him being aware must have been.

Lisa Bays (Katie Bays' mom)

At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for BJ!

-Beth in Stillwater, Oklahoma

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heavenly Father,
Thank you so much for what you've done so far in this situation...it is truly incredible. Thank you for letting the Higgins talk to BJ and letting me be awake enough to respond a little. Please do not let him have HIT and please let the surgery happen soon. Please let there be no complications so that BJ can just rest and heal.

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Jessica & Todd Youmans said...

Brent & Deanna -
How awesome that you were able to talk with BJ today - I know it was as good for you as it was for him. :) We will continue to pray that he will test negative for and that all of his blood situations will work out. You guys are incredible. Hang in there.

We love you lots
Jes, Todd & Andrew Y.

At 12:33 PM, Blogger the leaf family said...

Lord, We praise you for the moments with BJ.. Thank you for not letting him endure any pain thru this as his body is already suffering.. Lord I lift the family up to you that lost their baby last night... How devastated they must be... Lord grant them peace,wisdom and your almighty love....
I pray for healimg for BJ. I also pray for restfulness and more special moments for the rest of the Higgins family...
in your Sons Precious and Holy Name

We will not cease praying and lifting you guys to our awesome father... Thank You so much for sharing BJ's encouarging journal entries and the special moments that you have with him...
Thank you so very much.. Tracy

At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus, what a blessing to be able to talk with BJ. Thank you Lord that he is not in any pain. We all look forward to the day when the Higgin's family can post to say that BJ is awake and alert.

Lord again we lif BJ up to You, and we ask that the results from the HIT test come back with a good report, Lord that You continue to heal his body, give each family member rest in Your loving arms and the strength to continue on. We praise Your Holy name Lord.
In Jesus name Amen and Amen

In His Love
Linda Ronne

At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing.. :-)

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great feeling it must be to comunicate, I hope you get more oppertunities... Still in our prayers!

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just be with BJ and his family, you know all his needs and we trust in you to meet them. Just touch him and heal him in Jesus name.
Brent and Deanna,
You are both on my mine and in my prayers.
still praying,

At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So thankful that you were able to share your hearts with B.J. Thank you Lord for that moment...may there be many more very soon.
We are praying!
Steve and Barbara Fazzini
Youngstown, Ohio

At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Father, for the gift of communication..for the reassurance it brings. Please give the Higgins more special moments of communication with BJ.

Thank you, Father, for your mercy in keeping BJ pain-free through this healing time. Please cøntinue to meet each physical need, as it needs to be met.

Give us patience to endure the uncertainties of dealing with YOUR timing, and not ours, in all things.

Please send the right people to minister to Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney at just the right times.

Thank you for your constant provision.

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

tears of joy for you and for the amazing miracles performed by our Lord. strangers now but bound together by our Jesus we shall one day meet, yet your transparency and sharing bring us together as brothers/sister in Christ. been following and praying for you all since Bart sent the email notice weeks ago. thank you for your testimony and thank you Jesus for your visible hand in the lives of your servants. our trust is safe and secure in Your loving Hands.
Hudson, OH

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAMOS GLORIA A DIOS! "PORQUE PARA SIEMPRE ES SU MISERICORDIA" Solo podemos admirarnos de como Dios Obra y su obra es perfecta. Seguimos orando porque la recuperacion de BJ sea completa y perfecta. Les amamos en el Señor:

At 1:11 PM, Blogger natenamy said...

Brent and Deanna--

So glad that you were able to share some "awake time" with BJ! We praise Him that BJ is not in pain. We are praying that these lucid moments will continue to increase in number as BJ's body adjusts to all of the changes.

"Father, I pray for BJ right now. I thank you for giving Brent, Deanna, and BJ precious time together this morning. Thank you for sustaining them with little "blessings" throughout the day.
Lord, I pray that you will continue to work in BJ's body and heal him. Father, we know that your timing for all things is perfect. Help us to remember that when we are challenged in our times of waiting.
As Brent and Deanna await the results of the HIT test and for the doctors to decide whether they will perform the canula surgery today, I pray that you would give them sustinance and patience. I also pray for negative results on the test, Father.
Thank you for BJ and for his life and ministry to so many. We praise you for what you are doing, and we can't wait to see what else you have in store. Thank you for loving us and for your daily provisions. We love you. Amen."

Hugs and kisses to all of you.
Lots of love,
Nate and Amy

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying hard for BJ!
Emiy Reagan
OBU - Shawnee, OK

At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been inspired in my faith as yours have been displayed. I heard of BJ's condition through a family member and have been praying and checking in daily to see how God is working. We know no matter what the end result, that God will use this for your good and His glory. May God keep you strong in Him during your waiting.

Indpls, IN

At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, how great it is to hear that you were able to talk to BeeJ. What great news to read. Hang in there guys, I am helping dad work on a T shirt solution.

love ya guys,


At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Recuerda, Yo soy tu Dios… tu Señor… tu Creador… tu Salvador… tu Maestro… tu Hermano…tu Amigo… si crees en mí, vivo siempre contigo y te amo… ámame tal como tu eres ahora mismo… lo demás déjamelo a mí.

Conozco tu miseria, las aflicciones y tribulaciones de tu alma, la debilidad y enfermedad de tu cuerpo, lo mismo que tus pecados… y a pesar de todo Yo te digo: "Dame tu corazón, ámame tal como eres ahora"… si esperas a ser un ángel para amarme, no me amarás jamás. Aunque seas débil en la práctica del deber y de la virtud, y caigas nuevamente en los mismos pecados que no quisieras cometer, ¡ámame!, no te permito que no me ames y que no confíes en todo en mí… más bien es la razón de que confíes en todo momento en mí... Ámame tal como eres ahora mismo… y confía en mí

En todo instante, en cualquier situación en que te encuentres, en el fervor o en la tibieza, en la fidelidad o en la infidelidad, ámame como tu eres, confía en mi… Quiero el amor de tu corazón tal como estás, si esperas a ser perfecto, no me amarás jamás…

¡Qué!, ¿No podría Yo, acaso, hacer de cada grano de arena un serafín radiante de pureza, de nobleza y de amor?… ¿No soy Yo el Omnipotente, y no puedo preferir tu corazón al de aquellos posibles serafines perfectos?

Hijo mío, deja que te ame, quiero tu corazón, tal como es ahora mismo. Ciertamente quiero con el tiempo transformarte, pero, por ahora, te quiero como eres y deseo que tu hagas lo mismo. Quiero ver surgir del fondo de tu miseria el amor. Amo en ti hasta tu debilidad, amo tu amor pobre y miserable. Anhelo ardientemente que salga de lo más profundo de tu corazón un grito continuo: "Jesús, te amo"… ¡Jesús, confío en tí!.

Quiero únicamente el canto de amor de tu corazón, no necesito tu ciencia o tu talento. Una sola cosa me importa, el verte vivir amando.

No son tus virtudes las que quiero, si te las diese, eres tan débil, que alimentarías tu amor propio. Te podría haber destinado a cosas grandes, pero no serías siervo inútil, te amo aunque te creas poca cosa, porque te he hecho para el amor… para mi eres algo muy grande, aunque te veas tan humilde como Mi Madre.

Yo estoy siempre a la puerta de tu corazón, como un mendigo suplicante… ¡Yo, Rey de Reyes!… te busco y te espero, apúrate y ábreme. No alegues tu miseria… si conocieses perfectamente tu indigencia, morirías de dolor. Lo que más me heriría el corazón, sería verte dudar de mí y faltar a la fe, no confiar en mí.

Quiero que pienses y confíes en mí cada hora del día y de la noche, quiero que tu hagas, aun la acción más insignificante por mi amor.

Cuento contigo para que ames y así darme gloria. No te preocupes de no tener virtudes o muchos talentos, te daré los míos. Cuando tengas que sufrir, te daré mi fortaleza. Dame tu amor, y te enseñaré a amar más allá de lo nunca has soñado, ¡te daré mi amor!… pero, recuerda, ámame tal como eres ahora mismo.

Te he dado a Mi Madre, deja todo en su Corazón Purísimo, pase lo que pase. No esperes a ser Santo para abandonarte al Amor… anda… ámame como eres…

Yo estoy locamente enamorado de tí… te espero cada día hecho pan en la Eucaristía… déjate querer… ven a recibirme todos los días… y recuerda… ámame y confía en Mi, ahora mismo, tal como eres.


At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear God,
thank you for the gift of words and reassurance today that you have given the Higgins...We bow down to YOU alone for these moments.. We pray for the surgeons and medical staff, blood to be ready without clotting, and healing touch. Thank you for the pain free BJ ! we know it is the prayers of your believers. Halleluia, Amen. We love you and continue praying . the Scharbroughs

At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


żPor qué te agitas y confundes por los problemas que te trae la vida?

Déjame controlar todas tus cosas e irán tornándose mejores.

Cuando te entregues totalmente a mi, todas las cosas serán resueltas con tranquilidad, de acuerdo a mis planes.

No te frustres, no me ores como apresurándome, como si quisieras forzarme a realizar tus planes.

En lugar de eso, cierra los ojos de tu alma y con paz dime:


Trata de evitar esos pensamientos que te angustian al querer comprender las cosas que te pasan.

No arruines mis planes tratando de imponer tus ideas, déjame ser tu DIOS y actuar libremente en tu vida.

Entrégate a mi con completa confianza y deja tu futuro en mis manos.

Dime frecuentemente:


Lo que más te lastima es cuando tratas de razonarlo todo de acuerdo a tus pensamientos, e intentas resolver tus problemas a tu manera.

Cuando me digas:


no seas como el impaciente que le dice al Doctor: "cúreme", pero le sugiere la "mejor" forma de hacerlo.

Déjate curar por mis brazos divinos, no tengas miedo, Yo te amo.

Si ves que las cosas se vuelven peores o más complicadas, aún cuando tú estás orando; mantente confiado en mí, cierra los ojos de tu alma, y continúa diciendo a cada hora:


Necesito mis manos libres para poder manifestarte mis bendiciones.

No ates mis manos con tus absurdas preocupaciones.

Satanás quiere que te frustres, hacerte sentir triste, quitarte la paz.

Confía en mi, descansa en mi, entrégate a mi.

Yo hago milagros en la medida en que tú te abandonas a mi y de acuerdo a la fe que me tienes.

Así que no te preocupes, dame todas tus frustraciones y duerme en paz, y siempre dime:


y verás grandes milagros.

Te lo prometo con todo mi amor.


At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Lord loves to give good gifts.

At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cousin told me of your son. She & her family go to your church. My 13 year old just came back from a mission trip to Mexico this summer. I cannot believe what you are all going through. Thank God that your faith is deeply in place! I'll pray for BeeJ & your family & I'll help spread the word.
Praise be to God!
Sindy Belvidere, IL

At 3:44 PM, Blogger toxic_girl said...

still praying for bj everyday and every night. hoping that he will get better. wishing he will live and grow old with his future wife. please god let bj get to experince that before he die's. let him experince life.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger xxxx said...

i have passed the word on to christian co-workers and they are praying too.

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Posting at 5 pm Pacific time-
My heart just aches and rejoices reading this update. To not be able to talk with your child and few precious moments when you do. I am awe of you all and encouraged by your testimonies.
Gods grace be with you.
Praying, praying, praying.
Lela - Concord, CA


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