Thursday, January 25, 2007

I love you

Time seems to be ticking by so quickly this week. Maybe it is that time may be running out for us. I want to hold on a little tighter to each moment. At times, it is like sand slipping through my fingers.
Hazel, my beloved child, you are unspeakable joy. You love to serve your family in a way that can only be God's work. He is preparing you for something huge. You have humbled me with the depth of your happiness and sadness. At your lowest moments, you always tell me "I need my God!" What a profound statement for such a young child! You trust God with all the bad things you hide so deep inside. Do not lose that trust in Him. He is faithful. He is safe. He does not promise life without pain or trouble, but He promises that you will overcome this world.
At gymnastics I see in you untouched potential. Your love for each new skill is inspiring. Keep your focus and always have fun. (don't forget to point your toes! :-)
My baby, Emilly, you come across as shy and introverted. Yet, underneath it all is a funny little girl who loves to laugh. God has given you the gift of nurturing. I see it in the way you care for each baby or other children. So precious! You are growing so fast. I treasure each moment I have to hold you and cuddle with you. Time seems to be running out fast! Won't you let me hold you one more time?
Girls, these next few weeks seem so fragile. Let's hold on to each other and the gift of family that God has given us for a season. I cannot promise that we will be together forever, but I promise that you have left fingerprints all over my heart. I love you each but not the same. You are each special, and I treasure the differences that make each of you unique.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Pray for Ashley

Ashely went into cardiac arrest last night. She was brought back, but she is not doing well. Please stop by and leave a comment to encourage her family. God bless Ashley. Our hearts cry out along with her family.

Not today, God! Let her stay for a while. So many dreams have been dreamt of her life, let them be Lord. So many hopes! Let her life be a living example of the power of God. The answered prayer. The miracle that cannot be explained other than a simple "It was You!" Her parents, brother and sister have given their all for this beautiful little girl. You require so much of them since the beginning. Your grace has been sufficient. Your mercies are new each morning. Oh, Father, let her stay.

Ashley's page

For Kelli with love

Today is the day the loving officially begins for Kelli. If you do not know about her, please check out this :
Almighty provider, our great and mighty God, we ask that you would provide for Kelli the funds that she needs. You know the needs and desires of her heart. Love her in a way that is purely tangible and can only be a true God thing. She is so precious to all who come in contact with her. Guide her doctors. Thank you God for providing the money, a kidney and all the strength that is needed for her journey. You are ever so faithful, and I love you, Father.