Friday, January 27, 2012

More family pics to share, except Darren and Derek since they tend to run when the camera comes out. All taken last night at Ella's daisy scout investiture. Cousin Elizabeth is also in the pics.

7 years ago today....

Seven years have passed since Emma first coded on us and died. God brought her back to us, and not a day goes by that I don't thank him for that. That night I witnessed a miracle, and I haven't stopped witnessing it since. Every day she is with us is a miracle, every day I can cuddle with her is a blessing.

That night 7 years ago I prayed for his help, for him to protect Emma. I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)  THANK YOU GOD! 

Despite the sick feeling I get remembering how hard that night was, today is a day of Rejoicing! A day to rejoice what the Lord has blessed each of us with... life! 

P.S. The above pic was taken of Emma and me last night at Ella's girl scout ceremony. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I have just realized that I set an email with this blog and listed it on the bottom for contacts, I totally forgot I had it, so if you emailed me and I didn't get back to you promptly I am sorry. I am trying to answer things now and will make sure to continue to check our mail on a daily basis. You can write us at We love questions and comments, and don't forget you can comment here as well. I plan on updating the blog a lot more, its just been a dry spell where thankfully everything has been doing wonderfully at our house. No updates usually means no exciting medical news which is ALWAYS a good thing.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Something I found online and wanted to share....

The Brave Little Soul
By: John Alessi

Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. He especially enjoyed the love he saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the little soul was sad, for on this day he saw suffering in the world. He approached God and sadly asked, "Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?" 

God paused for a moment and replied, "Little soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people's hearts." The little soul was confused. "What do you mean," he asked. God replied, "Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone." 

The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, "The suffering soul unlocks the love in people's hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this - it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer - to unlock this love - to create this miracle for the good of all humanity."

Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain himself. With his wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied. "I am brave; let me go! I would like to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people's hearts! I want to create that miracle!" 

God smiled and said, "You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help you create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you". God and the brave soul shared a smile, and then embraced.

In parting, God said, "Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed." Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through his suffering and God's strength, he unlocked the goodness and love in people's hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love.
 Priorities became properly aligned. 
People gave from their hearts. 
Those that were always too busy found time. 
Many began new spiritual journeys, some regained lost faith - many came back to God. 
Parents hugged their children tighter. 
Friends and family grew closer.
 Old friends got together and new friendships were made. 
Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together. 
Everyone prayed. 
Peace and love reigned. 
Lives changed forever.
 It was good. 
The world was a better place. 
The miracle had happened. 
God was pleased.

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