Saturday, March 21, 2009

Birthday Girl!

Happy Birthday sweet girl!

One year ago today we were blessed with our little baby girl! I have a much longer post in the works that will include pictures from the day and the party. But for now, we'd love to hear from all of you who have followed Teagan's story. Even just your name and where you're from would be great. There are so many of you who have given us support, love and countless prayers this year and one day when we finally turn this into a book- I would love for Teag to read about everyone who loves her!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Heart Sister!

Yesterday was Maddie Allred's first birthday! Maddie is Teagan's bff heart sister and the girls were born one week and one day apart- one year ago! Since Maddie is HRHS and Teagan is HLHS we always say that together they have one whole perfect heart! We spent the evening last night at Maddie's party and had a great time. It was so heartwarming to see her ripping wrapping paper, eating her cake, and crawling circles around everyone at the party! With Teagan's first birthday coming up this Saturday, last nights tears of joy were the start of what will most certainly be an emotional week. I'm so thankful for these girls and the bond that they share and for Maddie's mommy who has been there for me when I needed someone who understands.
One of the many benefits of having a heart sister- sat monitors!(We snuck in a sat check during the party, thanks Katie... It says 87- not bad!)
Happy Birthday Maddie Moo! We love you!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Church update...

The celebration service for Pastor Fred on Friday was amazing and so encouraging. It was streaming live on the church website so I got to see the whole thing! Several people spoke but the one that moved me the most was watching Fred's wife Cindy speak. Her courage, strong faith and forgiveness amidst the heartache was incredible. If you have a few minutes please click on the following links to hear Cindy speak. Part One (13min.) Part Two (2 min.) If you only have a minute, click on part two and watch the end... Amazing!

Tommorrow they are holding church in the same santuary where just one week ago the shooting occured. Please keep the church in your prayers tommorrow that it will be a time of worship and healing for all. The services in the morning will also be streaming live via the church website. If you'd like to watch go to the church website and click on the link! (services start at 8:15, 9:30 & 10:55am central time, *subtract 2 hours for west coast!) Here is a short video Pastor Fred made on the 'ABC's' of knowing the Lord Titled: "Why do you Exist?"

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Please pray...

My family's church back home in Illinois is suffering tremendously after a man came in and shot the pastor during the service this morning. My mom, stepdad and brother were all there but thankfully are ok. Please pray for the pastor's family, wife and children- and for the whole church family today. Here is the link to one of the news stories on the air.

Here is an updated article

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

We Heart Gracie....

Sweet Gracie girl, your life touched so many and we will forever hold you in our heart.

March 20, 2008 - March 2, 2009