Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Update and thank you...


With Sofia's arrival coming soon, we wanted to thank you for all of the love and support you have blessed our family with over the last year and a half.  Without our faith in God and love of family and friends (near & far) I am not sure where we would be.  If I could ask you to find room in you prayers for our family over the next few days we would greatly appreciate it.  There is lots of excitement, but I would be in complete to denial to say there isn't some anxiety and fear.  Sweet Anastacia asks weekly if Sofia is coming to live with us, or in heaven with her brother.  My thoughts often spiral back to last year at this time, ironically exactly today we were at Children's in St. Louis undergoing testing for Isaac. It is such a bittersweet time for our family.  We are eternally grateful and overjoyed to meet Sofia, at the same time our thoughts often are on our sweet son in heaven.  Many of you have sent messages of love and prayers the last several days and weeks, thank you.  We will keep you updated as Sofia joins our family.  Below is a letter that I wrote earlier this month, and it certainly applies to so many of you....

We knew from the beginning of this journey that God had His hand on it.  And His timing was perfect and never ceases to amaze us. We prayed for someone to walk along with us and He sent us all of you.  Your friendship has helped heal our hearts.
Thank you for sharing and doing life together, not just being together. God in is infinite wisdom wired us for community and knew we needed you, our friends and family more than ever this last year.
You allowed us to bring our joy, sorrow, pain, and lay them at your doorstep.  You have been there to celebrate both the beauty and the sorrow with our family. Many times you were content to come and just “be”.   Thank you for not staying “safe”, but instead reaching out with LOVE to us, for opening up yourself and your families to us.
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus to our family this last year!   You opened your hearts to love and give as Jesus would.  Through so many of the moments we have shared with you, God has met us with His love and shared that He is enough….
You are loved… Psalm 103:11
You are chosen…1 Peter 2:9
You are valuable…Matthew 10:31
Thank you for the last year and for today, sharing in our joy!  You are a gift from God.  Each one of you has been such a blessing to our family and we love you all~

Amos, Jennette, Anastacia, Isaac & Sofia

“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5