Monday, July 25, 2011


"We pray for blessings, we pray for peace. Comfort for family, protection while we sleep. We pray for healing, for prosperity. We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our sufferings. 
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way to much to give us lesser things....."

Almost 10 months ago, this beautiful baby girl came into our lives on a date that was hard for my family & given a name after her Uncle. It amazes me that out of something so tragic that Christ can create new life. Life should carry on, even when we find it hard or don't want it to. The above song, "Blessings" was sang yesterday at Andie's baptism. I was unaware that this song was going to be sung, but found it very perfect for the occasion. This song has been in my head the past couple of months, thinking about Andy & what we (my parent's, myself and Shannon) are feeling and going through. I felt like a part of Andy was indeed there, as this was another first for our family~a celebration of welcoming our daughter into the body of Christ without Andy & remembering Ethan's baptism, when Andy was there & alive and well. It was a good day. Thank you, Father for granting us the privilege of being Andie and Ethan's parents. 

 Sweet, sweet child of mine.

 My mom baptized Andie. She did a remarkable job. As usual.

Ethan remembering his baptism.

My mom is just awesome. I love that she cries when something touches her heart.

The dress that Andie is wearing was mine, made by my Mom. 

My 1st Father-in-law, Charlie was there to celebrate with us. It was a joy to have him there-the kids love their Grandpa Rubado. He looks so must be those 3 granddaughters of his.

Giving her some puffs to make her not so crabby!

Our family.

Maw-Maw & Paw Daddy (names given by Ethan, of course!)

Three generations.

Great to celebrate Andie with great friends.

Sweet, Andie Girl. You make my heart skip a beat. 

"We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

And all the while You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe....."