Disneyland Here we Come!

The count down has begun and we couldn’t be more excited!  Our church family came to us early on during our hospital stay and asked us what they could do for Beau to give him something to look forward to when he gets better. They asked what is something Beau would love that would encourage him? Ryan and I had no idea, so when were explaining it to Beau, we had all kinds of idea lined up to suggest.  But, before we were even done asking him what he wanted to do, he interrupted us and said I already know what I want.

“I want to go to Disneyland.”

(At this point just hearing him whisper the words, were a joy to our ears.  After being on the venerator for so many days, he hadn’t gotten his voice back yet and he spoke very rarley.)

You can’t even imagine how quickly this gift became so important to us.  While laying in the hospital room, needing a distraction because an upcoming procedure was on our mind, we would talk about Disneyland.  When needing the encouragement to stand up and try walking, we talked about Disneyland. When we were bored out of our minds, we would daydream about what treats we would eat and what would be our first ride to go on.

The amount of love and support we have felt through our community and church family have meant more to us than words can ever express.  Now our dreams are so close to coming true we can barely contain our excitement.

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Photo courtesy of Heidi from the last time they went.

“All our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~Walt Disney

I’m personally excited about all the fun pictures I’m going to take.  I love this one so much, I just might have to recreate it ;).

Unfortunately as I type, Beau-man is home from school with an upset stomach.  Please pray he gets over it quickly and it doesn’t spread to the rest of the family.

God Bless,

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P.S. oh…oh… I almost forgot to tell you… 10 members of my extended family have made their own travel plans to meet up with us!!! Isn’t that so exciting!!!

Urgent Prayer, the Heart of a Mama, part 2

I’ve been waking up consistently in the middle of the night, usually in the 2 o’clock hour.  Beau is the first thing on my mind so I lay in bed and pray.  Then I pray a little more. A few times I’ve sent Ang the prayer I’ve been praying so she knows I’m here even though I’m an hour away.  Just knowing someone is taking over prayer while you sleep, maybe it’s a comfort.  It’s hard to know how to comfort even those you are very close to in times like these.

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Prayers for Beau

imageMy sweet friend Angie and I started a blog just a few months ago.  It’s something we have talked about for some time and finally just stepped out there and did it.  Ang is awesome at crafting and I love cooking.  So it seemed and easy.  It seemed natural.  But today’s post isn’t easy and it isn’t natural.  It’s heart wrenching.  It’s not something I want to post.  But I need to…  I am writing so many will pray.  Friday afternoon Angie’s youngest son Beau, 10, was involved in an accident along with a friend Carter. Carter did suffer from some burns and he is at home resting but is in need of prayer.   Beau was burned over 60% of his body.  I told you this was going to be heart wrenching.  It’s so hard to even begin to tell you the heartache, grief, fear and emotional turmoil involved for the family, friends and our small town.  We have a wonderful friend who wrote the most beautiful post about that night when we all gathered around Ang in prayer.  She continued to say what we are called to do as Christians and how to handle tragedy and fear.  With her permission, I am reposting her beautifully written post as maybe it can bring you comfort too.  Thanks Lu, you are the kind of friend everyone wants by their side in life. Continue reading