Just a little longer in the 2%

They are going to start the brain dead test at 3pm today. Makes sense …triplets, holy number. It’s as good s time as any. It doesn’t matter … It won’t change the results. Godswill will be done today. My prayer requests are to be open and strong in acceptance. To be strong….to be still.

A Bissing tradition includes a lot of dancing and a head dress … We made a warrior head dress for Owen. Fight as hard as you ever have in this last hour of hope. Living in the shred … The 2%.

The number three began as a fear. Why me? Why am I having triplets me? Why me? Three turned into a blessing. I can’t live without three. Triplets became my definition. The triplet mom. Now what will I be? As jaden said two days ago … We have three babies, if Owen goes to heaven, we’ll have two babies. A baby will be missing.

Holding … Trying so hard to hold on to the hope. I’m weak, please hold on for me.

Love, Mel


  1. My prayers continue to be with you, Owen and your whole family!!!! I have passed this on for many more to pray.
    a quad MOM

    • We are here for you and Doug. Our prayers will continue for you all and for some added strength. We are thinking of you….and you are not alone. God be with you all….


  2. You are and always will be a mommy of triplets. Lifting you up in prayers. We are all so proud of you.
    Sharing in your tears-Sarah

  3. We are all holding onto you!! You are not alone in this, what ever gods will is!! Lover and Prayers.

  4. Hi, you don’t know me but I found your site from a friend on FB. I have been praying for you (alone and with my kids at bedtime) since I first read your blog.

    I just want you to know how truly amazing I think you are. Your faith is God is remarkable and you are strong mom! Owen can feel your love and knows you are there, no matter what happens he will feel your love. I pray that God gives you peace during this incredibly difficult time. Owen’s life is a gift and will continue to be so – no matter the outcome.

    Still praying for you….

  5. God is with you. Keep your trust. My heart breaks over and over for you. I am praying and have sent Owen’s story on to many to pray too. FIGHT OWEN!!!!

  6. i’m praying for Owen and holding on to you. I hope you feel the love and strength we are sharing but please please know it’s ok to scream yell and cry. let out your anger as well as your hope.

  7. You will always, always be his mom and a mom to all four of your boys even if he does go to Heaven. You will find a way to be his parent from far away, but I’ve learned it is not an easy thing. It takes great strength to hold an angel, but you will find a way if this is God’s way.

    For now though, hold onto that HOPE. Hold on as tightly as you can, now, while you can.

  8. I found your blog through a blogger friend, I hope you don’t mind. I wanted to comment and offer my unyielding prayers and support to you and your family. I lost my infant son in Oct, and so I am praying deeply that your prayers and wishes get answered.

  9. Stay strong! Remember, as you said, Owen is always with you in your heart, no matter what! Hugs!! Holding on tight!

  10. Oh Melissa…don’t lose hope!!! Keep on fighting!! Try your best to think positive and believe in that 2%!! He will be in the 2%

    May god hold you all tight in his arms as all the tests are taking place!! I have prayed multiple times a day for your family and will be sure to be on both knees at 3:00pm today!! Lights are on!!

  11. Holding onto Hope for you and baby Owen! In this hour of Mercy Dear Heavenly Father, please bestow upon this family your loving mercy and compassion and give them the miracle that they so desperately need.
    God Bless You all. Praying, praying, praying.

  12. Baby Owen, I have all my friends and family praying for you. I know God has great plans for your life I can just feel it in my spirit. You will make, you will be among the 2% your story is just beginning. Lord touch baby Owen with your healing hands, guide and give strength to his parents, family and friends.

    A triplet mommy

  13. I know you don’t know me but I found and had to read your blog from a friend of my on FB. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Owen as you all go through this. Keep strong and know that God doesn’t give you more then you can handle he is always there with you. Owen is fighting with all he has and lets hope he pulls through this. Take good care of everyone and My kids and I are going to keep praying for Owen to pull through this tough bump in the road.

    Hugs to you all,

  14. Lord, touch baby Owen and let him be the miracle you have intented. Bless this family, touch them Lord. Heal baby Owen!
    In Jesus name! AMEN!

    Praying still

  15. Doug & Mel, I am praying so hard for you guys right now. I can’t even imagine how difficult this is for you. Owen please pull through!

  16. I have been praying so hard for your family and for Owen, as well as sharing your story to friends and family for more prayers and thoughts.
    You are so strong, Mel. Stay strong and stay positive. The power of prayer and positivity will help.
    Prayers and Positivity from South Carolina!!
    Libby Fase-Clarke

  17. I heard of your story on facebook through a mommy blog site I belong to. My prayers are with you and your family. I strongly hope that baby Owen is okay and that he’s able to go home with his family some day soon.

  18. I am thinking of you in the hope that it will give you and Owen strength.

  19. Prayers are still coming your way from PA we are still holding onto that hope for you. Come on baby Owen!

  20. I am holding on for you…miracles happen every day. I am praying so hard that today is Owen’s day. You will ALWAYS be the triplet momma nothing will ever change that. I am still praying for a miracle. Hold on with all your might and when you can’t hold any longer, fall into all of our arms and we will hold you…

  21. May God bless you at this time…prayers from my family to yours…..we are praying in California for you and Baby Owen….

  22. Lifting you up as high as we can…We’ve all got you when that balloon starts to lose a little air…we’ll get you back up. Those little boys are yours FOREVER, in body, mind and spirit. Hold on tight, little Owen. We all love you.

  23. Keep your hope and know you are loved and in our thoughs no matter the outcome…Keep your hope! We are all standing behind you holding you and your family up. We hold Owen in our arms and in our hearts!

  24. Bissing Family –
    You don’t know me, I just heard your story through a friend. I am praying harder than ever that Owen will be ok. God please be with him, keep him safe and let him return to his family. Mel you sound like a wonderful mother, and a very stong person. Keep faith, and I hope and pray all will be alright.

  25. Prayer, love, strength and hope surround you. We are all here for you and there in spirit holding your hand. We continue to pray only good thoughts for baby Owen and the rest of the family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers now and always. ((HUGS))

  26. We are all praying and hoping a miracle happens and your able to bring Owen home. We can’t imagine what it would be like to be in where you are right now, and so we hope you get some good news soon.

  27. My Prayers and thoughts are with you baby Owen and Blissing family during this difficult time. I too read your story through a FB friend. May your faith, friends and family help you through whichever path God chooses—sounds like it is in hands now. God’s Blessing to you all.

  28. i’m praying. i will continue to pray for you, mel…for you and for owen and for the doctors and for your precious family. and i will breathe in and breathe out and be a little more patient with my own triplets. i will thank god more and fuss less. i am so sorry your heart is hurting. i simply cannot imagine the burden you bear. but god understands and god holds you gently in the palm of his very loving hand…

    rest there.

  29. Mel,

    Theres a song by Matthew West that makes me think of you and your family right now:

    Strong Enough

    You must, You must think I’m strong
    To give me what I’m going through

    Well forgive me
    Forgive me if I’m wrong
    But this looks like more than I can do
    On my own

    I know I’m not strong enough to be
    Everything that I’m supposed to be
    I give up
    I’m not stong enough
    Hands of mercy won’t you cover me
    Lord right now I’m asking you to be
    Strong enough
    Strong enough
    For the both of us

    Well, maybe, maybe that’s the point
    To reach the point of giving up
    Cause when I’m finally
    Finally at rock bottom
    Well, that’s when I start looking up
    And reaching out


    Cause I’m broken
    Down to nothing
    But I’m still holding on to the one thing
    You are God
    and You are strong
    When I am weak

    I can do all things
    Through Christ who gives me strength
    And I don’t have to be
    Strong enough
    Strong enough

    I can do all things
    Through Christ who gives me strength
    And I don’t have to be
    Strong enough
    Strong enough

  30. Thinking of Baby Owen and holding all of you close in my heart and close in prayer.
    Wishing you continued strength and peace,
    Beth Anne Krahn

  31. Mel and family,
    I’m a friend of a friend and I just can’t stop checking back to see how Owen is doing…. I just wanted you to know how much we all care about him here and we are still pulling for him. May God give Owen and your family strength and comfort thru this difficult time.

    The light is still on for Owen in Texas.

  32. God is there with Owen and with you and the rest of your family- right now, right in his hospital room. He is there, hold on to Him and try to find some comfort . It is truly wonderful to know that Owen has such a great family who believes in Jesus. I have passed Owen’s story on to our prayer group at our church, so lots of prayers are being sent for Owen.

  33. You don’t know me. I found out about Owen from another triplet momma. My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I first heard. I pray for Owen to be in the 2% and for you and your family to find strength and peace.

    You will always be a triplet Mom – no matter what.

    Laraine – Mom to triplets, two on earth and one in heaven.

  34. I’m a friend of Grandma Pam’s and her co-workers and I have been following your blog for many months. We have laughed reading your many stories and now we cry for you and your family as you go through this heart wrenching time. We are praying for Owen and for God to give you strength.

  35. I do not know you, but was directed here from a Moms of Multiples message board…I believe in the power of prayer and strength in numbers and I also believe in miracles….I’m praying for Owen’s miracle here in WV!
    Mom of twins

  36. Mel, I have alot of ppl praying for you!! Lots of love to you and your family in this trying time. Keep your head and your heart high!! No matter what, Owen is in good hands! Let him be in the 2%! He is and always will be an Owl Triplet!

  37. Praying very hard for your whole family! I don’t know you, but I’m sitting here in my office with tears…and praying. May the Lord grant you love, peace, and strength.

  38. I am praying for you, your sweet Owen, your husband, your other children… I am praying for peace for your family. And healing.
    Warmly, Annie

  39. We are praying very hard for your Owen and your family. You are being so strong. May God hold your heart in his hand.

  40. Oh Please baby Owen, hang on a little longer.. Momma NEEDS you to come back to her.. just a little longer… Lifting you ALL up in prayer- God is with you and listening .. FIGHT OWEN, FIGHT…..

  41. Melissa-You are not weak, you are human. You are a mom, a triplet mom, just like you said. Everything you say makes perfect sense and breaks my heart. So sorry you have to walk this path. I am forever a mom of three, one is a tattoo I wear inside and out. You are forever a mom of four and forever have triplets. It will be different, and it will be hard. So sorry!!!

  42. Out thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad journey. So sorry you have to feel this heartbreak. I wish there was something I could do to help through all of this to help reduce the pain.

  43. I found your story through Facebook and I am praying for you all. You bring tears to my eyes with your strength. I so hope that Gob gives you Owen back. Hugs and prayers!!!

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