Friday, May 30, 2008

Rejoice!

I wanted to rejoice with you that Naomi is

NOT HURTING AND IS SLEEPING!


I guess it just took 9 months for her stomach to develop. For the last week she has slept 10-12 hours at night without her stomach cramping and without us having to comfort her! She wakes up a little but goes back to sleep on her own. Her reflux is completely better and her food allergies are under control. We have been able to approach life more rested and it has made such a difference. Thank you so much for all your prayers and concern for us during this season of life.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

on a lighter note






I realized that my posts have been pretty depressing... so if you are still checking our blog here are some silly recent pictures

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Isabel Faye Lee

This sweet little girl passed into Glory on Saturday May 10th. This is the baby of the friend that I shared about that had a tumor. The parents flew to Philadelphia for tests on last Thursday. After an awful day of MRI's and Ultrasounds, the specialists informed Lisa ( the mom) that the tumor had grown exponentially and had now become a threat to the Mom's life. Shocked and devastated the couple had to catch the last flight home to Macon and report straight to the hospital to deliver the baby ( 21 weeks.) It was the saddest few days as Lisa had to wait until her body would go into labor and deliver little Isabel. It took about 26 hours. They and their family allowed Eric and I to walk through this time with them and be with them in the hospital. They wanted us to meet sweet Isabel and I just could not stop crying ( and I am not a big crier.) She was beautiful, with all features developed and dark hair. The tumor was half the size of her. Isabel had passed into glory a few hours before she was born which made it easier on the parents to know they were doing the right thing. We had a funeral for her yesterday and Eric helped with it. David and Lisa were amazing... i can only wish I would be that strong. They have no other children and had already miscarried once! It is a priveledge they have let us walk with them in this. I have had to cling to God's word and to the perspective in my last blog....Heaven is what we are all created for and Isabel just gets it first!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

life with the Lord

So... life with the Lord is hard, exciting, fun and also sad at times. This week has been crazy: one friend had a beautiful healthy baby boy, one friend had to take her 18 month old for serious tests, one friend found out that her baby( she is carrying) has a tumor that is life threatening. I have quit trying to understand God's plan, timing and purposes in this life. Sometimes there is great joy and sometimes there is not. Sometimes I just wish I could take the hard circumstances for people. Not that I think i could deal any better with it, but just so those kind people would not have to hurt. My only hope is that this life is not it... I forget it so much....that there is something more we are made for. These type of days remind me of this...but I wish I could keep this perspective. This world fools me often into being wrapped up in the day to day circumstances. I want to keep my gaze upon what is worthy. Come Lord Jesus!