After the men (and the new couple from our church) had all arrived at our home, Steve gathered us in a big circle and we joined hands to pray. He asked each person to pray a sentence prayer, which was a wonderful way to start things off; in fact, I got downright teary eyed at some of the prayers.
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Whenever Meagan posts a new picture of Noah on Facebook, I always become overcome with Proud Grandma Feelings and get the immediate, irresistible, unexplainable, uncontrollable urge to share said picture with (at least) half of the free world.
So. Please excuse me for a moment while I do just that.
I love it when stories from this blog take on lives of their own; it’s great to get to be a small part of events that grow beyond what I could ever plan. The following story is a great example:
I first posted this story in February of 2011 and just ran across it again last night. I’ve always loved the beauty, the sweetness, and the imagery of this story but it has an added poignancy now since Allison’s dad, Joe, has recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and is in another brave battle for his life after having already fought brain and lung cancer. He loved his daughter so much and so I am posting this story again . . . in honor of Joe and also just because I love it so much.
Sweet. Simple. Wedding.
How wonderful to see those three words in the same sentence.
Thought I’d put up a bonus post today just because I’m in a grandma sort of mood and because Noah turned one month old today.
I’ll start it with a recent update from Meagan’s Facebook page:
I had an unexpected EKG done yesterday afternoon.
When that came out okay, I was given a hefty shot of Demorol in my behiney and sent home to sleep. When I woke up after 5 hours, I took a muscle relaxer and went back to sleep for another 10 hours.
And that’s how I spent my Thursday.
This is the story of Cody, an 11-year old boy whose parents are both long time heroin addicts.
Now. Before you automatically assume that you don’t want to read any further because you think you’ll get depressed, let me just assure you that what you will experience is the very opposite of depression. Cody is inspiration personified and you can’t hear his story without being encouraged and amazed.