Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Monday, February 11, 2008
USA Mamas Reaching Africa's Children

Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Happy Mardi Gras from Hands Full Hearts Full

Happy Mardi Gras! Go here:! Let the Good Times Roll!


Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Answered Prayer!

Thanking God for answered prayers!  We are so grateful for his mercies in healing our
son through this proceedure.  The doctor was very accurate and capable.  Our son was
calm and really a big boy six-year-old boy today.  We had excellent doctors and care. 
After the surgery, when I first saw him, he was so happy and relaxed.  Other than saying
he was glad to see us and that nothing hurt.  The next thing he declared, in a realatively
matter-of-fact way was that he now wanted to be a Doctor rather than a Vetenarian. 
This came for us just on the heels of Rick Burgess' two-year-old sons homegoing and funeral.
Almost like reading scripture, I devoured the funeral where this father speaks so eloquently
at his sons funeral.  Go here:  It really
spoke to me they way he said they attempted to raise their children as warriors for Christ/their
faith.  "And we didn't know that he would take our warrior, the baby."  How powerful!  As I
prayed, and thought about the "ifs" that today could hold, I couldn't help but think am I prepared
to make that kind of surrender of my precious little one to further His kindgom if He called. 
So today, there came a moment when I was to confirm the extra clothes were indeed in our car. 
Walking out into a flawless, Carolina blue sky, I looked up.... oh when we look up.   And again, I
found myself wanting to make that effort to have that faith to surrender my little warrior today.
And so as I looked at the dome of the building across from us in this splendor our Creator hath made,
I surrendered (for me there have been numerous times already in the lives of our children and undoubtedly
will be more).  Honestly, I didn't know what that would look like today.  And honestly, as He will always
do He gave me that faith to believe that He would carry me through whatever His divine plan would be!
And the heavens sang.  Hallelujah, there is something about those moments.  May I hold onto this
reminder of how He wants us to live each day committed to Him. 
Thank you all who have prayed, emailed and supported us at this time.  I always stand in awe of the ways of our Lord.  
This reminds me of a new favorite verse that describes my desire as I seek His plan each day: May we be
"Joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12  To Him be glory forever and ever, Amen!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Prayer for our Son

A lot has been on my mind about my blog(s) lately.  In general, I love writing and am not described as a shy person. :)
However, I find myself a little shy on my blogs this year.  Some is intentional that I want to keep my blog more annonymous
and enjoy writing about Carolina Living... and then there are days like today.  Real days.  Real days that call for reality, a
wakeup call.  And can I just say good old-fashioned prayer.  Then I am reminded one of my own favorite quotes I love
right here on my blog:   "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter
don't mind." Dr. Seuss 
Last night I posted about Compassion for the children through Compassion International.   Little did I know, we would have
our own prayer request for compassion and healing today. 
Tomorrow, today in a few hours, our son, will be going into surgery.  The doctors deemed it necessary to put him under for
a procedure in his inner ear.  He's six.  It's routine.  "It's a null chance of anything happening" according to the doctor.  Yet,
this is our son.  As my brother, a rock solid believer and father of three said, "no surgery is not serious."   
Please pray for 1) success with the doctors and the anesthesiaologist, 2) no damage to his hearing or eardrum 3) safety restored
health and 4) ultimately, no anxiety- we trust our Heavenly Father who knows best.  "I know whom I have believeth...." 
Thanks for your prayers and support.
God Bless!


Thursday, January 24, 2008
North Carolina Makes A Difference - Krispy Kreme Challenge
Every doughnut making a difference @ North Caroilna Children's Hospital Y'all, I am fully supportive, I just can't do it. I am not at a point where I can waist four perfectly good miles on well... twelve perfectly good doughnuts. Here's to the KKC 2008! Want to join the fun - go to -  


Monday, January 21, 2008
North Carolina Snow

Here's a report of our snow this weekend!  Let me just say that my former-uppity-Colorado-living-self
left the camera at home on our excursion at the lake in the snow... thinking 'it's not enough to show up.'
Well, let's just say those moments are to be lived and well remembered. 
We truly had a wonderful time on Saturday tromping through the woods in a steady snow fall.  It was
picturesque.  Yes, we wanted more.  Yes, the boys wanted to sled every minute asking, "Is it going to
be enough to sled?" 
This is a shot of the day after and we were freezing our tushes off here in the South.  Love it but don't
want to live it ten months of the year. :) 

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