Saturday, March 14, 2009

I am Peter, the "Rock" for better or worse

I came done from my shower and found Peter and his buddy, Luke jumping on the trampoline. This is a seven year old interpretation of the doctor telling him to take it easy with his cast. It was so funny to me. I am so glad Peter is feeling better!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

First place goes to Peter

Peter gets the prize for the first child in our family to break a bone. He wanted to make sure to set the record so he broke two bones for safe measure. He was so brave. We called Nate to tell him how he fell off the school playground equiptment and broke his arm. Then he had some tears when Nate told him he loved him. That was sweet. He got an IV and everything since they had to put him to sleep to put the bones back in place to place. Hopefully the rest of the weekend won't be quit as exciting!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I will be with you; I will never leave you or forsake you. Joahua 1:5

This mornings worship service was amazing and emotional for our family. We had decided that today, at church, we as a family would go to the alter for Luke and pray for healing from his seizures. I need to back up the story 5 years or so. When I miscarried between Peter and Luke we went to church with Nate's parents one Sunday. The song we sang was "Here I am to Worship". The refrain goes as follows:
Here I am to worship,
here I am to bow down,
here I am to say that you're my God.
While singing, I heard God ask me if I would choose to worship and bow down to Him even during times of dispare. My answer to Him was yes. A year later, Luke was born and we took him to church with us the first time. This same song was sung during service. God reminded me what He had accomplished this last year with this precious child being placed into our family. Fast forward three years to last month. While I had to stay up with Luke all night to prepare him to sleep during his EEG I turned on the radio. Guess what song was playing? You got it, Here I am to Worship! God was once again reminding me that He is with us even as we walk this new unknown path of seizures. Back to today. The pastor was making the invitation for people to begin prayer. Our family grabbed hands to start to make our way down the isle to the alter. God beckoned us to the alter with the song that the choir sang, Where I am to Worship. God was confirming to us again ,with Luke's song ,that God has given him , that He is with us and we do not travel this journey alone. God is so faithful! We are in awe of His goodness. This all happened before we actually got to the alter to be prayed for. We are so blessed to have faithful friends and a church family that prays over us and carries us in prayer. Thank you to all who joined us at the alter for Luke.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Luke Jo

Luke is a sweet boy who's smile melts your heart. It is sometimes hard to discipline him because he is so cute. His tender heart always remembers to pray for three girls we know who have cancer. We call him the mascot of the family because he is the youngest in our hearts and has had that role for almost 4 years ( even though he has now become a big brother thanks to Lydia). This week Luke has started medication for seizures. It is funny that when your child is born and is healthy you expect him to always be. We are blessed because God brought it to our attention so early that something was not right. Our prayer was answered and the EEG he had was so accurate and that had his diagnosis easy. We are now helping him to adjust to the medicine with more sleep and pray that he will out grow this chapter in his life. The medicine may make him fatigued but it can't dull his bubbly personality!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Prayer for Abby

Please click on the blue letters or go to the video at the bottom of our blog to see Abby. Abby was adopted through our agency. She is now battling Leukemia. The Valley Begins Wednesday... Would You Pray For Abby and Let Others Know About Her?
Tomorrow, Abby starts a phase of her treatment where she is least likely to survive.
For the past few days, we have been asking everyone to ask everyone they know to join us in praying for Abby, and for God to be glorified through this troublesome journey. We aren't trying to focus on death, or the negative aspects because we feel hopeless... we just wanted to use the four days leading up to this next phase to communicate how serious this time is, and bring people into the prayer group with us.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

more Vietnam

I was looking at pictures of our trip to Vietnam. Now that we are home and not in the push to get Lydia's paper work processed I thought I would add some pictures.