Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pray today

Hi folks - time to pray~
  • Dakota - 5 year old boy in surgery this morning with an "Intramedulary Spinal Cord Tumor". It may or may not be cancerous, though they will determine that this morning upon surgery. He is being treated by a pediatric neurological surgeon that specializes in brain and spinal tumors. They have said that it is very possible that he will not make it through the surgery. They say that if he pulls through he will have neurological disorders that hopefully therapy can fix over time but it is possible that he will never be the same child or even close to the same child. The tumor is surrounding soooo many nerves. Nerves that control the breathing, heart, bowels, eyes, hearing it's just in the worst place possible. This is a very RARE condition that he has and has been there for a long time. It is a very slow growing tumor but still a very dangerous one.
  • Pray for Dakota's parents: Autumn & Kevin. Dad's job is giving him trouble because he is off work. He is of course not getting paid for his time off. Thus, pray for this family's finances as well. Pray for wisdom & decisions regarding fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Coming to a theater near you...

Well, "near" if you live in Chicagoland. Gracie's been dancing hard all year, preparing for her recital coming up in a couple of weeks. Costumes are in & the girls tried them out last week. How fun! Stay tuned for more dancing with the little stars~

We all know how Grace loves those cowgirl boots...loved them now for over 1.5 years. The girl just won't give 'em up even though they "squish her toes". Well, not only are they good for walking all over you..they are great for ballet! Sad to say, we are shelving the boots very soon. Here's to great boots!

Memorial Day Weekend

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Find Your Wings - For Gracie, today & always


It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I'll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I'll want to know
You're walking in the truth
And if I never told you
I want you to know
that as I watch you grow

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories

I pray that God will fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
I'll have tears as you take off
But I'll cheer as you fly

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

Song by Mark Harris, lyrics are found on http://www.songlyrics.com

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008

My calling - my miracle


Miracle
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you're my life's one miracle
everything I've done that's good
and you break my heart with tenderness
and I confess it's true
I never knew a love like this 'til you
you're the reason I was born
now I finally know for sure
and I'm overwhelmed with happiness
so blessed to hold you close
the one that I love most
though the future has so much for you in store
who could ever love you more?
the nearest thing to heaven
you're my angel from above
only God creates such perfect love
when you smile at me, I cry
and to save your life I'd die
with a romance that is pure in heart
you are my dearest part
whatever it requires I live for your desires
forget my own, your needs will come before
who could ever love you more?
there is nothing you could ever do
to make me stop loving you
and every breath I take
is always for your sake
you sleep inside my dreams
and know for sure
who could ever love you more?
--
(Steve Dorff, Linda Thompson) © 2004 Calkait Music, admin. by Ensign Music Corporation (BMI)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and Brandon Brody Music. All rights on behalf of itself and Brandon Brody Music admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Used by Permission.

Home again...here again

We're finally home & hit the ground running...well, almost walking since my car STILL isn't finished after 3+ weeks at the auto body shop. But I digress....hit the ground running - right. Back to work & school for both tired girls. I think Grace is about caught up on sleep, but I'm still on Deutsche zeit. Had a wonderful time...here are a few pics until I get a Smilebox put together. We hit most of my favorite spots & found a few new ones; celebrated coming together & put some old hurts to rest - both of which liberated & soothed the soul.


Words are failing in my weariness....so I'll just share some pics & come back another day. Thanks to all who prayed for our safety & good visits; for those who held my heart in the waiting. These were moments to last a lifetime - without a doubt! Love ya'll!

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