Thursday, March 12, 2009

thoughtful thursday


i sent out a few more letters to fams who need prayers and support. and in the midst of it, i am growing in my life of prayer...and i hope bringing a little smile to some faces.

sweet little andie grace is healing very well from her heart surgery...her parents, brooke and duane, have become blogland friends of mine quickly as we are praying together. i sent them a little note this week too. and if you think a little note or a drawing from a kid doesn't make a difference to a fam that is sitting with their kiddos in the hospital, take a look here.
{did i tell you guys i got the chance to make andie's blog button a few weeks ago?? sooo much fun!}




the johnson's whose son, cody, is playing with jesus now...could really use a little note of encouragement

the Johnson's
8105 Blandsford Drive
Manassas, VA 20111


and a new little bundle of sweetness and joy that i met up with this week is jonah...his parents, matt and patrice, have already got one angel and little jonah is fighting for his life bc of a rare skin disease. you are gonna fall in love with this family. please add jonah and his 'rents to your prayer list!


i am also seeing how the little things are really becoming big things...god is continuing to teach me and show me how his works and his children and his plans are for his purposes...i know that...i've can hardly remember a time when i didn't knwo that, but it's so hard to see sometimes.

this week, i had a little bout of discouragement when i saw 3 more angels leave this world...and i ached, like a heavy weight on my chest, ache. i cried and then i prayed. it's funny how in the midst of my aching, the lord reminded me of a life verse that my parents taught me as a child...

"seek first the kingdom of god and his righteousness. then all these things will be added unto you. amen"


and i remember, when i put FIRST things first, it's all in order and then the worry and the pain realigns. i still worry...i still have pain, but i now, have focus...a focus on the end plan. the plan i may never understand here on earth. hard as that may be, i'm gonna keep right on trying to put those FIRST things first.

7 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Adding to my prayer list....

A FiveOh4 Uplifting said...

I need to be in bed!! But now I want to do something to honor them all!! Poor sweet babies..My heart aches right now.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

I emailed you about Honoring Cody. Let me know what you think okay?

Hugs!!

Bee and Rose said...

As the wife of a heart patient and a mother of wee ones..I completely relate to what is happening to Andie Grace and her family. God bless all of these wonderful families. I will keep them all in my prayers. Thank you so much for sharing their stories. The power of prayer is an awesome thing!

Carrie said...

What beautiful words of encouragement...

Jessica said...

Amen to this post. Wow, how awesome to send letters to families who probably need such encouragement. Smiles and laughter are wonderful medicine for the heart.

He And Me + 3 said...

You are so great for posting about this...praying.