Saturday, July 21, 2012

Race to Remember

Thank you friends and family for helping us remember Abigail today in the race! Thank you for being on Team Abigail! Your love and support means so much. And thanks to the ones who couldn't be there, but were there in spirit! We love you! I'll post the pictures soon.

Friday, July 20, 2012

4 Months

It's been 4 months since we said goodbye to our sweet Abigail. We are so thankful for your precious life and so thankful we will see you again! Life on earth will seem so short when we finally make it home and we're reunited! We love you so!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

4 Months Old

Happy 4 Months to our precious Abigail Grace! I long for the day that I get to see you again! We're a month closer! We love you so much!

Friday, July 13, 2012

It Is Well With My Soul

"My sin, not in part, but the whole, it is nailed to the cross so I bear it no more! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord,  O my soul!"

Thankful today for Abigail's, mine, and my loved ones' salvation.  Thankful that even though I grieve, I do not grieve as one who has no hope.  Thankful for my eternal hope and joy.  Thank you, Lord.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

How Long, O Lord, How Long!

"Then comes the king's cry: 'I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.'  One of the reasons God loved David so much was that he cried so much.  'I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping' (Ps. 6:6). 'You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle.  Are they not in your book?' (Ps 56:8).  It is a beautiful thing when a broken man genuinely cries out to God.

Then after the cry you wait. 'I waited patiently for the Lord.' This is crucial to know: saints who cry to the Lord for deliverance from pits of darkness must learn to wait patiently for the Lord.  there is no statement about how long David waited...Only God knows how long we must wait.  The prophet Micah experienced prolonged and painful waiting. 'I sit in darkness...until [the Lord] pleads my cause and...will bring me out to the light' (Mic. 7:8-9).  We can draw no deadlines from God.  He hastens or he delays as he sees fit.  And his timing is all-loving toward his children.  Oh, that we might learn to be patient in the hour of darkness.  I don't mean that we make peace with darkness.  We fight for joy (emphasis mine). But we fight as those who are saved by grace and held by Christ...

It is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold him.  This is the way Paul thought of his own strivings.  He said, 'Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own' (Phil. 3:12).  The key thing to see in this verse is that all Paul's efforts to grasp the fullness of joy in Christ are secured by Christ's grasp of him.  Never forget that your security rests on Christ's faithfulness first.  Our faith rises and fall.  It has degrees.  But our security does not rise and fall.  It has no degrees.  We must persevere in faith."

John Piper, When the Darkness Will Not Lift 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Abigail, I can't even imagine how ecstatically happy and joyful life would be if you were here with us.  I was thinking what today would be like if you were here.  Holidays magnify the fact that you're gone even more.  It is hard to get together with the rest of the family without you.  There is such a huge void and feeling of emptiness.  Missing you so very much! We love you!!!

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers