Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Family Update - April 3, 2012

Dear Family & Friends,

It's hard to believe that our little girl is 26 days old. We had our weekly weigh in appointment today and she has gained and is now at 5lbs 11ozs (up from 5lbs 4ozs from 5 days ago). We are steadily increasing our gain and that is really important right now.

It's so hard to believe we have gone from the picture on the left to the picture below.... talk about a miracle from our God!! And, trust me, we take nothing for granted any more. This journey has taught my husband & I many things but mostly it has taught us the true value of life and what it means to live and trust in God completely. For that alone I am grateful. I find myself simply not asking for anything but merely thanking him for our many blessings.

I pray that if you get nothing else from our blog and journey updates, I hope that you will simply learn to trust in the Lord with all your heart; and know that He knows our today and tomorrow and it is already planned out. We need to learn to live in the moment and cherish life as it is and make the absolute best of it without passing judgement or blame. Life is short and there is no guarantee of tomorrow (or the next minute for that matter); so live for the day and love those who matter the most in your life! Have no regrets!

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! (Isaiah 30:18)

As always, we will continue to keep you updated and all we ask is that you please continue to keep us in your prayers.

Ryan, Candye, Alexis (& Bridgette RIP 1/4/12)