We hope everyone reading this had a blessed and Merry CHRISTmas! We stayed local (since that's all we can do now with Zion being in the hospital) and we enjoyed Christmas with just our little family (minus Zion... we took him his presents which we helped him open at the hospital). After posting my last … Continue reading Zion’s first Noel
I celebrated my 41st birthday on Monday and God showed me how much He loved me despite it being a very busy day dealing with two of my children. I went to spend that morning with Zion and poured my heart out to the team since this was the beginning of the week that they … Continue reading Transition time
Zion John - 8 months old My uncle said to me a couple months ago how God called us to this mission with Zion in the same way He called Noah. Noah didn’t feel equipped or have the skills, but God called him anyway, and Noah pressed forward and trusted God. That’s what my husband … Continue reading Shrinking, in a good way
It happens the same way each time. When my cell phone rings in the middle of the night, or in the early morning hours, I respond by jumping up from a dead sleep, while repeating “Oh no...Oh no...Oh no...”, as I clumsily grab for my phone in the dark. I’ve lost count how many times … Continue reading Turning over every rock
Shift change. This is a hospital term used to describe the hour in the day when the day nursing team passes the baton to the night nursing team as they “give report” about their specific patients and the happenings during the day. Shift changes at Zion’s hospital usually happen in the 7:00 hour, both in … Continue reading Something about Sunday mornings…
Thank you everyone for your prayers and encouragement since my last blog update. God most definitely answered and delivered my soul, giving me the strength and grace I need for each day as we press forward. The day before yesterday, our little chunky “punkin” turned 7 months old! Thank You Jesus for another month! I’ve … Continue reading Trial… and trial again.
Grace to you and peace be multiplied. - 1 Peter 1:2 Jacob blessed and prophesied over his sons before his death in Genesis 49. In the same way, I chose my children’s names very specifically and prayed blessings over them after birth, in faith that those blessings will one day come to pass. So far, … Continue reading Psalm 125:1
Fruit of Zion’s ministry It seems like just the other day I wrote a blog update entitled “100” to inform everyone that Zion had reached 100 days old. Well, today marks yet another awesome milestone. Zion is 200 days old today!!! We thank God for continuing to uphold our son’s life. And we are grateful … Continue reading 200
I’m 6 months old!!! Yesterday, our precious Zion John turned 6 months old! I was reminded how, shortly before his birth, I asked God to simply let us see our son alive, even if it was just to take one breath. Well, God has exceeding abundantly done more than we could ask for Zion by … Continue reading 6 months of life and a GRADUATION!
HUGS!!!! "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up." - James 5:14,15 As I write this, Zion … Continue reading ❤️H-U-G-S give LIFE❤️