Monday, April 9, 2007

Easter blessings

We had a great day celebrating Easter with our family. It was so nice to have four generations all together. We took lots of pictures and ate way too much. Maxwell, Harrison, Grayson, Ashton and their little cousin, Gabrielle, enjoyed a big egg hunt.

I was reminded today of how nice it is to have such a great and loving family. I know the next few months will be difficult as we prepare to meet Madeline. My family and friends hurt with us as we go through this trying time. Through their prayers and support, Brian and I are able to make it through all of the emotions a typical day brings. We have so many hopes for Madeline. We hope to get to love her, hope the boys will get to know her and love her too, hope that she will be healed, hope to enjoy having a baby in our house once again. Brian said tonight that we were never going to put Madeline down. We want to hold her her whole life, no matter how long or short.

Please keep praying that Madeline is healed and that we get lots of time with her. We know that God has special plans for us. Thank you for sharing this with us.


Nanny and Gaggy said...

We are so excited about the doctors' recent report and God's apparent miracle! We believe He has already answered your prayers to be able to meet Madeline, hold her, and let her know that she is loved. God is good! When He blesses, your cup overflows! Get ready for more to come. Six to eight weeks is so much more than anyone ever expected in the beginning, and God has 2-3/4 months to go. If He made our Earth and everything in it, just think what He can do with Madeline.

Matthew 10:29-31
"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of our heads are all numbered. Therefore do not fear; MADELINE is of more value than many sparrows."

Anonymous said...

Hi Brian and Mandy,
I wanted to let you know that we are praying for you here at home as well as in my women's Bible study. We are all so encouraged by your response to this trouble-the Lord has used your circumstances for good already. We are praying that He will continue to hold you up and give you peace as you face each new challenge. And we pray for sweet, sweet time with Madeline-as many days as God has given her. As you say, I often take for granted that these healthy, boisterous children are mine indefinitely. Ultimately, they have been made by God and for His pleasure and I can only be thankful that He entrusts them to me for a time. Makes me want to love 'em good today! May the Lord bless you and keep you. We love you and we are praying!

Julie Miller said...

Mandy and Brian,
I have been praying for you, the boys and Madeline since I first heard from SueAnn. I cannot even imagine what you go through each and every day but your faith is unbelievable. Miracles can happen. Our Lord is the Great Physician and Healer. Keep your faith and we all will continue praying in His faithful name. If you need anything, please call.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 were given to me after mom's diagnosis for strength:
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all of our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."

Stay strong!! And God Bless You and Your Family, Love Julie Miller

Matt Mooney said...

We still continue to pray for you guys & sweet Madeline...for healing, for time, for life. You are so often on our hearts & we lift your family to Christ. May you feel His touch each day & experience Him more with each passing day.
Matt & Ginny Mooney