Sunday, September 04, 2011

Family Update

These days, Tim and I are mostly just trying to keep our heads above water between working on the duplex, visiting Dad as often as possible, and keeping up with the kiddos.  Two words:  stress FULL.  God is gracious though and occasionally, we are almost successful in sneaking in an adult conversation as well!  We even went on a date for the 1st time last weekend.  Mom braved all 3 kids at once, at bedtime and everything!  It was really nice to get away, although I think we were a little too tired to really enjoy it.  
Here is what I recently posted on my dad's caring bridge site:
A Daughter's Perspective
This is Heidi, I hacked into mom's account :)  I know Mom just posted, but in between diapers and mac and cheese, I have a quick moment and thought I would post a little message.

First off, special thanks to everyone who has visited my dad, left little notes in the guestbook and has been praying.  Keep it up, what an encouragement you are!  This type of situation can be so isolating and lonely, and we really appreciate your friendship and support.  More than you can know.

This is been such a challenging season, to say the least.  But in the midst of it all, we have felt God's nearness to us every step of the way. As you can imagine, it is truly heartbreaking to see my father in this state of pain and weariness.  Sometimes, Tim and I feel that our hearts might just burst.  But we are able to rejoice that my dad is a man of great faith, who put his trust in Jesus long ago.  He has been such a profound example for us of standing in faith for more; more of what God has to offer us if we would but ask and believe.

So I want to say thanks to my mom and dad.  Thank you both for being such incredible examples of faithfulness to us.  You have been a mother and a father to my husband and such amazing grandparents to our boys.   Some day, far from now, you will leave us a legacy of faith that will be passed down generation after generation.  Until then, we will stand with you, shoulder to shoulder, in faith for God to move miraculously.  It is never too late for Heaven to touch earth, so we wait in faith. 

Well, the twins are crying, so I gotta jet!

That about sums it up for now.

Here are a few pics for your viewing pleasure.

 my three boys :)
 Jackson and I enjoying our morning coffee and biscotti
my beloved dad with his mom a few years back

thanks for reading and thanks for praying,

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