Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Even if you're not the praying source, consider it for this family. They have been through so much pain and difficult decisions since her cancer diagnosis several weeks ago. They have done it with amazing grace and joy even amidst all this tragedy. It just seems unfair that one more thing has to be so difficult. Pray for miracles! God is the one who knit this little baby together, He surely can sustain it. Pray for peace in this storm.
It's amazing how this story has traveled across the country and touched so many. They are holding a benefit concert in Boston this weekend. Curt Schilling (Boston Red Sox pitcher) heard about Bridget and called her and left a message letting her know he was praying for her. Another friend has started collecting stories and pictures for Bridget's child(ren) as Bridget was stressing about not having made any keepsake item for them. So many are wrapping them in love.
So this birthday post wasn't what I'd have planned, but maybe it's more inspirational than any thoughts I may have had. Maybe it will inspire a few more people to pray - myself included. As my Uncle has said in numerous update e-mails about Bridget, their family's hope is that through all this prayer not only will miracles happen for their family, but also for each individual that prays as they seek God and communicate with him on an intimate basis. Changed hearts and lives. Please pass this message along to anyone and everyone.
I think you know what my wish was as I blew out those 30 candles.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Ok, so I'm pretty sure the above two photos aren't going to scar my children later in life:) This was a post-soccer bath for everyone, and it felt amazing! You'd figure with a baseball dad and a basketball mom we'd be playing one of those sports, but we are now a soccer fam. When Steve comes home every night, the first question from the girls is, "Dad, can we play soccer?" This is truly a whole family deal - even C.J. gets in the action thanks to an awesome baby carrier! Rylee is learning to be a cherry picker, Gabby's known for kicking in the shins, I've landed on my butt several times already (on a day I didn't have C.J. strapped in, so I was going all out), and Steve's the master trickster. So at the time of this writing Steve's teams are beating mine 3-1 in the series, but mind you I have a 20 lb handicap. It's great to have fun as a family! Thanks God!
So do you think he might be his daddy's boy? The three toys above: football, baseball, and TV remote all make for a good time. I can already hear the wrestling matches between the two of them for the remote. It may get ugly!
And finally, we are so thankful for the arrival of spring and summer. This winter got a little long and depressing, but now the flowers are blooming and life is green. The lake is warming up, so soon you'll be seeing swimming pictures. Actually, the crazy girls both did go swimming Memorial weekend in 62F water - that's COLD! This is a little bouquet I made from some early summer blooms for Gabby's teacher. Once the garden's in full bloom, I'll have to post pictures. I don't think this will be a strong year of gardening as I don't want to make a lot of additions only to have to leave them behind when we move (if ever). But I have quite a few perrenials that give a nice show.