Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Four Good Reasons to Smile!!!

15 comments:

Laurie said...

Mandy,
These boys are awsome. Boy do you have your hands full and yet you must feel so blessed, and rightly so. I have been thinking about you today as Copeland went to be with Jesus. She is in good company with Madeline Grace. I have been keeping you in prayer as only you know how deeply Conor and Boothe are hurting right now. You all have my heart for prayers.
Love these great boys with all your heart as they grow up so fast right before your eyes. I know that is hard to believe when you spend 24 hours a day with them, but the joy they bring cannot be measured. May you have the joy of the Lord all over your family this week, and the next, and the next.
Love and Blessings, Laurie in Ca.

Heather Kennedy said...

Too cute, Mandy! Sweet, sweet, sweet.

Jeanie D said...

I am a friend of Boothe and Conor and I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your family when I pray for theirs. Jeanie Dayani

Elizabeth S said...

I found your blog through the Farley's. Your boys are precious! Praying for you.

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

They are so precious. What a great picture!

Emily said...

:) :) :) :)

Thank you for letting them make me smile, too.

Miss Mommy said...

Mandy,
How funny that they all have such different smiles? I was glad to see your little fellas and to share a blog you might enjoy from another good Georgia mother like you and me:
www.testosterhome.blogspot.com
Enjoy!

Laurie said...

Hi Mandy, As today is October 1st, I want you to know I begin this new month with you in my prayers. I am praying for your boys also that if they have any questions in their little hearts that need answering, they will come to you right away and feel safe in the love of their parents. Their picture makes me smile everytime I look at it. I pray for your heart every day and though I did not know about your journey with Madeline Grace to pray for you, I sure can support you and your family in prayer now. May Gods love lift you high in the days ahead and bless all of you.
Laurie in Ca.

Being Transformed said...

Mandy,

This afternoon, the Lord brought you to my mind -- so I prayed around 4:00p.m. May God be the all sufficient One for you today.

The boys are handsome little fellows, I know that you must be very proud.

Leanne

DandelionSeeds said...

Just wanted to let you know that you came to mind today and I prayed for you.

Erickson 5 said...

This picture is awesome! Your boys are adorable. Thanks for visiting my blog. It is always nice to make new "blog" friends!
Nicole

Angie Luce said...

I love it! They are absolutely adorable. I know nothing about boys, but seeing the picture makes me want some!

Leanne said...

Mandy.....

I came to your blog from Boothe's blog, which I got to from Cindy's blog at stillhisgirl......

Ah, my heart is hurting tonight, what with reading Boothe's story and now yours.

You see, my husband and I welcomed a stillborn baby girl 3 and a half years ago, on May 13, 2004. They told me that she would have a lethal chromosomal abnormality that would kill her shortly after her birth, but did not tell me what kind of abnormality it was......

I want you to know, dear beloved sister, that you will survive. I never thought I would live through the absolutely debilitating pain. I intimately know what you feel right now, how sometimes, in the unguarded moments, you can scarcely breathe through the ache.

Your God loves you so much. I lost my baby the week of Mother's Day, and her memorial was on Mother's Day....I can't stop thinking about both you and Boothe tonight.

I don't know what to say, and my words seem so bumbling and just not what I want to say. I would love to correspond regularly with you, to give you a shoulder to "cry" on, someone who really knows what you are going through....

I blog over at Homeschoolblogger.com, so if you want to view my blog I would be so blessed and welcome you like a best friend. My blog name is stillgrowing.

I know it's hard to think about anything else right now, it's only been such a short time since Madeline flew, but I would love to see you at my blog, so if you come, leave me a message. We can even exchange addresses, if you want to. My friend gave me one of her friends' addresses who had lost a baby too, and we began to write to each other, and almost 4 years later we are still friends.

I just want to offer you open arms, open ears, and a heart that wants to love on you if you feel like you need someone.

I pray that the Lord will hold you to His heart in the night watches, when every breath sighs your sweet baby's name. Just take one breath after the other, just remember to breathe.

With much love,
Leanne Gilchrist in Longview WA

Laurie said...

Hi Mandy,
Just stopping by today to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am hoping that this week has been a kind one for you and that there are little nuggets of joy in each day to bring a smile to you, (besides, of course, those 4 adorable little guys of yours!) And praying that your Hope grows more and more with each new day that comes. You and your family are loved by me and in my heart.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word! What an awesome photo! Your boys are incredible. This photo made me smile :-)

Hugs!
Kat