Wednesday, June 2, 2010

You're Invited!

This is our official announcement/invitation for Ansley's celebration. We welcome any of ya'll who have been such faithful support for our family over the last year. And again, because this is a public blog, we aren't going to put any personal information on here, but if you know us well enough to figure out how to get iBoldn contact with us, we will give you our address and would love to have you drop by from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th. We are going to be celebrating God's amazing mercy and power he has showered on Ansley and just enjoy the day. No presents please, your prayers and unending support have been gifts enough!!


Here is a little bit of what we have been up to lately..

Rob is off for summer break, and we are LO-OVING having him home. We just get to play and have fun (and take naps) all day! It's great!
Zachary was running around in his construction goggles and slipped and fell. He just had a little red spot on his face (and was fine after 15 seconds), but insisted he needed a band-aid. He said his regular Lightning McQueen band-aids weren't going to help, so this is what Daddy fashioned..
He loved it!

A few outtakes from a recent photo op! The faces that child makes.. phew! No wonder I have to take 100 to get one good one.

We have been enjoying going downtown to the water and all of the fun fountains. Zachary is getting a lot more brave with the shooting fountains and hopefully he will be fearless by the end of the summer : )

There has been a lot weighing very heavily on our hearts lately in regards to Ansley's future. We know the Lord has gone before us, we know He will not let the waters sweep over us and we know, we know, that He is faithful and good.. always. But, there is still a huge mountain of unknown in front of us and many many climbs to conquer. We plead for you to continue in prayer for our precious girl. There are many "facts" that assail our thoughts, but we know that our God is not limited or bound in power.
Jeremiah 32:27 "I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
He has certainly shown that power in Ansley's life!
Our hearts were hurting one day recently and the Lord so swiftly and faithfully wiped away pain and replaced it with joy in an instance. I was taking Ansley up for her nap, and I turned and said, "Say night night to Daddy and Brother" like I always do.. and she said, "Ni Ni". Rob and I gasped and looked at each other like.. did she really? So I asked her again.. and she said, "ni ni". It was so amazingly wonderful I cannot even describe it. God gave an amazing gift, A WORD, in a moment when we desperately needed deliverance.
We are just about one month out from our next appointment with Ansley's neurologist. We talk about this appointment at least once a day. We have a lot of scary things to talk about and questions to ask, but we know he is going to be blown away by her. We are going to tell him about the journey we have been on and the power of Jesus in her. We seriously cannot wait!
Prayer Requests for Ansley:
- To be able to drink from a cup/continued progress in self feeding
- To begin to cruise and eventually run, skip, walk.. etc (She has begun taking a couple of steps at a time holding onto the couch, coffee table, etc)
- To have the gift of speaking
- For her precious brain to grow. (This is a huge area of hurt for us to watch her body grow but not her head. This is definately a big area of fear in terms of fearing disfigurement of her face as she grows older.)
- Our hearts are desperately in need of strength and protection from spiritual warfare. This journey is long and weary at times. We ask for your continued support.

Romans 8:31 "What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?"

Our God by Chris Tomlin

Water You turned into wine
Open the eyes of the blind
There’s no one like You
None like You
Into the darkness You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There’s no one like You
None like You

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome and power

Our God, Our God…

And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?

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