Friday Praise & Prayers

{and last day to be entered in the give-a-way – I’ll announce winners on Monday}

When Jason & I went to The Respite Retreat last February, we met 12 other parents that had also said good-bye to one {or two} of their children. We have put together a list of all of our children’s birthdays & their deathdays. It has been such a source of help to all of us to be able to remember these days with one another. To say our children’s names. To remember stories that were shared. The month of December is filled with several days we will remember. I will be praying for these families {and others that have had much loss}. One of the mother’s from our weekend, Terri, wrote recently that someone told her that we haven’t “lost our children – we know right where they are”…

…I love that.

What comfort that brings me.

To know where Lulu is today.

I will take time to praise God for what this month is really all about.

{It is almost His birthday – what are your plans to celebrate Him?}

What are your prayers & praises for today?


Friday Praise & Prayers

Good morning…

This IS the day that the Lord has made, I WILL rejoice and be glad in it.

{no, I’m not here right now, but isn’t this a beautiful way to start a morning}

What are you praising God for today?

I have been thinking a lot about those I know that are battling cancer and I am lifting those friends and family up in prayer today, for their healing and for their relationships with Christ to be deepened. 

We are showing our house this weekend and next. We are still waiting on the right buyer to come along so that we can make our move. So we are praying for this as well.

What are your prayers?

Will you lift them to God today?

May your weekend be a beautiful one.

Friday Praise & Prayers

“Accept each day just as it comes to you, remembering that I am sovereign over your life. Rejoice in this day that I have made, trusting that I am abundantly present in it. Instead of regretting or resenting the way things are, thank Me in all circumstances. Trust Me and don’t be fearful; thank Me and rest in my sovereignty.”

-Sarah Young “Jesus Calling”

What today, in your life are you rejoicing about?

Is it your littles that wear you out daily, but also make your heart swell so big?

Is it the BEAUTIFUL fall day that explodes with so much of His glory?

Is it Him and Him alone?

What are you praising God for today?

Take an extra minute of your day and say “thank you” to Him.

 I will do the same…


Friday Praise & Prayers

We received a bookmark that lists 31 daily things to pray for Ana.

Today is to pray for solid self-esteem for her.

I want to use the bookmark to pray for our other children as well.

Today I am praising God for not forgetting us.

As easy as it is, for us, to forget so many things.

He does not forget.

Not even one of us.


Birthday Weekend

We had such a difficult yet wonderful celebration for Lulu this past weekend.

Friday was a special day that we filled with new memories. We got to spend it with people who were with us when Lulu was born and even got to hear some of their memories of her. That was very special.

Saturday we blew our bubbles…




 and I made a strawberry pie – my first one… 

It was runny (we had to eat it with spoons) but it was delicious….


And something else that filled our hearts all weekend long were the cards, the visits, the emails, the texts, the phone calls,

the “thinking of you’s” – and the “praying for you’s”,

and the most helpful words to hear… the “she will not be forgotten’s”.