Monday, March 30, 2009

Great Week

Hi Friends,
We hope that you are all having a blessed week. We are keeping busy. Hannah has had a good week, no problems, we were able to go to church yesterday, and it was a blessing to be in God's House. I needed the encouragement from fellow christians. It helped me feel better.
I know they are my God given family, they don't have to be blood relatives to be family, because God has brought them into our lives. It always blesses my heart to be with them.
I am learning so much just waiting on God, it is a challenge, because I want to know now what is next, but God's plans are not my own, and His timming is perfect. I am also learning to cherrish each and every moment I have with the girls. Today we took a walk, just because... It wass cloudy, but we decided to go either way, if we got wet we could always change clothes. We looked for treasures, we found some pretty purple flowers, and then lots of dandelions. Also the girls found several ant beds, and we found a few neat looking rocks. We are going to try to go on a walk each day, a different route and see what we can find. The girls are already watching for birds nests, and feathers. They see the handywork of God everywhere. For that I am greatful, they help remind me to watch God more each day. I love to see their smile as they find a new treasure. What can you do to show your children God?

Hannah said today that, God was in the wind and rain... I told her yes, he was, she said, no mom, He is there, you can smell Him when it starts to rain, the new smell right after everything is washed off, newness of it all. We have always told the girls that God is everywhere, it blesses my heart to see their thoughts come to life, and see and smell what they do.

We are planning an outing this week, Lonnie is off for a few days, so we are going to do some history feild trips, as well as possible quiet family time. We are looking forward to the family time.
Hannah wants to type something..

hi-hannah here now.... hi friend's bye friends .... love to all...

We hope that you all have a blessed week, living in God's mercy and grace. Keep your eyes focused on God and have a great week.
Much Love and prayer's,
Lori and girls

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Good Morning

Hi Friends,
We hope that you are all having a blessed day. We are having a restful day.
I have been thinking about all that goes on in our lives, and how dependent we are on God for every thing we need. Over the past few days I have noticed many things that have shown Gods mercy and Love to us. I recently read about a little girl who has several health issues like Hannah does. This family has seen so many issues arise with their little girl. Through it all they have such strong faith in God. They are a beacon of hope for others to see. I want to be like that, i want others to see God through me. Even when the times get rough, I want to show others God's love and grace. My prayer is that our family will grow to be like that, and that others we know and meet are like that. If we can show others Jesus through us at all times, more lost souls will come to know and expierence Gods mercy and grace.

Phil. 4:8-9
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.

Phl 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

What are your thoughts? How can you be a beacon for others to see?
We hope that you have a blessed week.
Much love and prayer's,
Lori and girls

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New information

Hi Friends,
Well it has been a busy week here. Hannah's infusion went good, although she did run fever after, and her head has been hurting her since Tues. so we are doing what we can to make her comfortable.
We also went to Birmingham yesterday, and they are incresing her IVIG treatment from 12.5 to 20.0. Hopefully that will elp her some.
Also they did more lab work, and are sending the blood samples to Childrend in Cincinnatti, Ohio.. to the hemotology and oncology department, so maybe they can tell us something else soon. They are retesting her natural killer cells (NK) and then the function of something CTL or something. Now we wait, that is how it goes.... Hannah and I both are getting good at waiting.
We are trusting God. His will for us is worth waitng for.
We have had a few blessings this week. God is good all the time.
We did have a safe trip, to Birmingham and back. I went by myself with the girls, so I was so glad that wee didn't have any trouble.
Also we got really good gas milage, I filled the van up before we left, and by the time we returned home we had used only 1/4 tank of gas. Usually it takes just over half, so that was so nice.

We are taking the girls swimming this weekend, as it stays nice, as they are so excited, they weren't able to go at all last year. They are watching the weather to make sure everything goes according to planned. We are learning to enjoy the simple things whenever we can. Also to make the best of every day, and situation, life is to short. We are trying to enjoy each day to the fullest.

Thank you for all the prayer's, please continue to pray for us. As we seek God's will in our live's, and in our family.
We hope that you all have a blessed week.
Much love and Prayers,
Lori and girls

Monday, March 16, 2009

Update on Hannah

Hi Friends,
We hope that you are each having a blessed week. We are resting, we are all sick still. Hannah has an infussion tomorrow morning, and we go see the immunologist on Wed. this week.
We have been so busy, being sick, and trying to get well. We also had a friends 6 week old one night and a 13 month old one night, and we have taken a few days off school to feel better. The weather here keeps changing from cold to hot, cold to hot, it is crazy weather here. I will be glad when the weather straightens out. I know Hannah and Sarah will too.
We had a special blessing recently, a friend who knows Hannahs infussion days can be hard, sitting still for three hours, and how Hannah doesn't like to be boared, gave her a small wooden dollhouse, with a little furniture and a doll, she loves it. It has stairs and a small garage in it. It is sweet. I think it is a Mellisa and Doug product, so we are on the hunt for more little people to put in it. Hopefully we can do something, if we can't mom will do her best to make some little wooden people to help Hannah out.
We have been so blessed with many friends who pray for us, and many friends, I know we couldn't make it without the prayers and support. Thank you all so much, it means a lot to us.
We hope that you all have a blessed week.
Much Love and Prayer's,
Lori, Hannah, and Sarah

Monday, March 2, 2009


Hi Friends,
We hope that you are all having a good and blessed week. Weare resting as needed, but doing well.
We had snow yesterday... I know that for some of you it is a regular thing, but we haven't seen snow accumilate in a while. The only time the girls have seen snow was about 7 and a half years ago. Hannah was about 18 months old. Sarah was about 4... needless to say there was much excitement from the girls here. We went to church, and when we came home it was so cold and snow was everywhere. After eating lunch we were going to go outside, and most of the snow had melted. The girls were sad that they didn't get to play in it, but glad they were able to see snow. Sarah said that it was a perfect birthday present, even though her birthday is not until Sunday the 8th. It was nice, cold, but nice.
Hannah is still feeling yucky, not sure what is going on with her right now. Waiting and watching is normal for her. She has had a headache for several days now, and still has a sore throat. We will be seeing if the Pediatrician can work her in again.... so goes her days....
We hope that you all have a blessed weeek, and are resting in God's grace and mercy.
Much Love and Prayer's,
Lori and girls