I'm still here and all is okay. I promise.
I have been pretty busy over the last week, and to be honest, I just haven't felt like I had much to 'post' about. Don't misunderstand me, I have SO MUCH to post about. I have so many beautiful, joyful and blessed things in my life that I could honestly post every minute of every day. A new post. A new subject. A new thanks. I am abundantly blessed.
I just haven't felt the "desire" or the "energy" to post every day. I think for several reasons. One reason, I personally needed the break. I have been letting my 'to do' list build up and sometimes I find myself reading blogs and or trying to post something, that before I get off to get anything done around the house or spend time with my daughter, its time to turn around and go pick up my son from school, then to get him to baseball and figure out what my family will be eating for dinner. Then by that time, I find myself feeling overwhelmed, cranky and or just tired.
Part of that roller-coaster continues to come from the many, many sad stories that lay on my computer screen every day. I pray for each one of them daily, but have distanced myself from sitting at my computer sobbing in tears.
I have wanted to post about a couple of things, but I fear that time will keep flying by and that it will be another item listed on my 'to do list' and not get done. I wanted to post about death and heaven, and as well as the meaning of Easter. I have verses that I wanted to share and as well as thoughts that I felt I was being led to share. Maybe I am still supposed to write about those things, but just not in the time frame I was thinking I needed to write them. Only God knows, so we will see if those post make it to their post date.
With all of that being said......
Today I get on to read SIX (6) sad blogs. All blogs that I read often and probably most of you have read before or even follow as I do. Interesting enough today APRIL 7th seems to be a day of memories, reminders of all kinds with ALL the babies on my prayer roll.
Today is baby Isaac 6 month mark since his passing.
Today baby Jonah and his parents posted their first family photo from the grave sight of their first born and son. While Jonah seems to be having a hard time with eating and his pain during bandage change at home also.
Changes and plans are being made for Stellan, and looks to be as though he will be in need of heart surgery, and having it across the country from where he is now. He has been declared a 'failure' of being able to stay out of SVT on medication. There are several very risky things to come with such a surgery as he will need in a baby only 5 months old. He needs our prayers.
A post from Jessica's (The Macs) friend (The Moffat's) just hurting and missing baby Cora, as I am sure Cora's entire family is going through.
A post from Angie's best friend Jessica, remembering TODAY, the 1-year-anniversary of the birth and death of sweet Audrey Caroline.
Then of course a beautiful, heartfelt post from Angie herself, remembering, looking back on, and mourning the loss of her child but yet rejoicing and trying to understand the "harvest" of this season in her life that God has planned for her and her family.
Not to forget about baby Bentley, and her family as they get a day closer to her upcoming heart surgery.
And baby Ryan, who looks as though will get to go home at the end of the month if all stays steady, and while they try to let him grow and build his heart stronger before he has his surgery.
While continue to pray for Abby and Kayleigh. And these two hurting families as well, baby Luke and baby Sage.
So today, I wanted to write a little post to let my brothers and sisters in Christ that are hurting or suffering and or mourning today, April 7th. I am praying for each and everyone of you. I am praying for every little angel written in this post daily.
Please, stop by each of those blogs I listed above and show some support and love. Let them know they are thought of, being prayed for and that they are not walking these paths alone. Below, I posted pictures of sweet baby Audrey, as we mourn and yet celebrate today APRIL 7th... in which one year ago today, sweet Audrey became a LEGACY.
I remember being told about baby Audrey, but was not allowed to see or read about her on her mothers blog, until AFTER I had Morgan. If you recall, Morgan and Audrey had the same due date of April 14th, but Audrey came a week earlier. I remember when I was allowed to read her story, how I sat there bawling, while I held my own daughter of only a week or so old, so sadden while another mother planned for her daughters funeral.
Please take a moment and pray for these families today.
Sweet Audrey Caroline
PS: On another note.... I would like to also ask that you say a prayer for our daddy blog friend Tim, at Fort Thompson. If you haven't read his blog over the last few days, you may not know that he went in for a doctors visit only to have left there with the feeling of fear and the unknown. He will be going in tomorrow Wednesday for some test to be done on his colon. Please pray for him and that these test come up cancer free and healthy.
On a much lighter note:
I have the winners for the ****hand me down**** GIVEAWAY and I will post them tomorrow. The post WILL be posted tomorrow. Thanks for your patients. Don't worry, I will contact the winners personally, since I have taken so long to provide everyone with the winners, I don't expect them to know that they won, unless of course they became followers of my blog. Sorry it took me so long, I promise to be a better and a more timely announcer to future giveaways.
God Bless everyone.... and have a blessed filled day.