He ran to Jesus… Come and Celebrate!

Update!

LIVESTREAM LINK

http://resoundingvoice.com/charlie-fine-memorial-service/

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Charlie is home with Jesus and free! 

Our family has been honored and blessed by the love, prayers, care, and support poured in from each and every one of you! We are so grateful to have walked this beautiful journey with Charlie, and we will miss him much. But we are so excited that he gets to worship his KING where meds, tubes, and pain do not exist! What a glorious place! Charlie was courageous and peaceful and fought like a true warrior to the end.

We would love to have you come celebrate our sweet Lion-heart with us Tuesday, March 21st at 3:00pm ~ Reformation Church of Elizabeth (489 Rocky Cliff Cir. Elizabeth CO, 80107) We are working to set up livestream for those of you from afar, so stay tuned for details.

Headed HOME

With great Hope in Jesus and with absolute knowledge of what lies on the other side of the river of death I wanted to update you on Charlie’s situation. With a new added infection today and the digression of Charlie overnight, it has become clear today that we need to bring Charlie home to be where he is happy and with the people he loves quickly. Hospice will be helping us out in these, what appear to be Charlie’s final days. There will not be a final push to try to get his gut to work as this would be more detrimental to Charlie at this point. We sense a strong calling from the Lord to bring Charlie HOME (heaven) to be with HIM. I love each of you!

Resting in Hope

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Dear Ones,
With much prayer. With much love. With much faith. With much hope. With much joy and many tears. With great expectation. With great anticipation. We will be bringing Charlie home next week challenging his gut to nourish his body. With his line no longer being a good source of nourishment, we are asking God to resurrect Charlie’s body as we step forward and hope that his belly is capable of nourishing his sweet little frame. The doctors are not super optimistic but are helping us design the best plan to give Charlie the best possibility of being able to thrive by nourishing him through his belly. In order to execute this plan at home we will be set up with everything we need to give Charlie the very best shot at this. Charlie is feeling much better after beginning the correct anti-fungal drug to kill the fungus. He is playing in his bed throwing his toy balls around right now. Savannah will play with him today at the hospital so I can get some much needed rest at home.

The right direction for Charlie is crystal clear. My flesh is weak, but my Jesus is strong. Please pray for us as we step forward each day, each moment, each decision. Please pray that we would have strength, hope, courage, and lots of love as we press forward.

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26

(Charlie has an Instagram account that will be updated more frequently if you would like more regular updates and prayer needs:  lionhearted_charlie  – though we will try to keep the blog up to date as well.)

 

Blessings and Needed Miracle

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CHARLIE ~

  • loves giving hugs after he has missed you, wrapping his chubby little arms around your neck and squeezing
  • cuddle bug
  • loves his new squeeze bottle with water
  • mobilizes by rolling places
  • loves Pat-a-cake and Itsy-bitsy-spider
  • talks and coos
  • loves to be in the warm sunshine soaking up good Vit D

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Charlie is the one of the biggest and best things that has ever happened to me!  “Oh, she is just bias,” you may be thinking. Ok, well…maybe only a tiny bit. 🙂 But, seriously! I cannot even begin to describe the amount of love and joy this little guy can pull out of you….it’s amazing. I LOVE babies….but I never knew I could love one SO much! When I asked he Lord for a little Down Syndrome sibling, I had no idea what kind of package God would send. This journey has brought so much joy, many tears, lots of laughter, patience, perseverance, and ultimately…it has brought us all closer to the Lord. As we continue our journey with Charlie, the Lord constantly reminds me that:

His timing is perfect

His power is made perfect in our weakness

Nothing is to big for God to handle

Never underestimate His LOVE, CAPABILITIES, POWER

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And so, with faith, we are asking God for another miracle. God is full of miracles and we know the Lord saved Charlie once, and we are asking Him to do it again! The clock is ticking and time is running out with Charlie’s IV feeds. If Charlie is to live, grow and thrive, his stomach needs heal. The Central line (IV port) is risky and its infections have been the cause of the last few hospitalizations. It has also believed that we are out of central line sites, so another infection could be hazardous. Also, his liver and heart can only bear the IV nutrition for a limited time before becoming destructive to those organs. We have tried many things to help heal Charlie’s stomach, but ultimately he needs a miracle. The Lord has been so good, so faithful, and so powerful in Charlie’s life. HE IS ABLE!

Will you join us in asking the Lord for a miracle? Charlie is the Lord’s and we trust in HIM!

With love and gratitude,

Savannah Fine

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“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

Mark 10:27

 I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:27