Monday, April 6, 2009

The First Monday In April

It is hard to believe it is April already and Easter is this coming Sunday. This year is just flying by it seems, yet standing still at the same time for some families that are on my heart this morning. Therefore, I have three or four prayer requests.

1. Baby Stellan is having such a rough time stabilizing in the hospital. Underneath the sweet picture of him on his blog is a delicate heart that needs God's healing touch today. Jessica, his mommy needs our prayers too. I can't imagine having a child sick like this. It breaks my heart for them.

2. Baby Michael Z is my newest Trisomy 18 buddy who was just born last week and has so many medical issues that need our immediate prayers. His blog is Above Mediocrity on my blog roll in my profile and his Daddy has posted pictures of him. He is the sweetest baby and beautiful in every way. They need our prayers big time. I don't know how to link blogs in my posts but you can find it in my profile.

3. A sweet lady named Kathleen is carrying a baby girl with Trisomy 18 and the doctors have told her that they will not be of much help when she is born. They have urged her to terminate. She is trusting the Lord to guide her but is getting such negative medical advice. All babies are a gift from God and have every right to the best chance at life. Just look at Annabel, Mallorie and Zoe B. for a reason to believe for these precious babies. God does not make mistakes, we do.

4. A dear friend of mine has a son who is struggling with drug addiction and needs our prayers for his deliverance. He has entered rehab again and prayers for the devils stronghold on him to be broken are needed now!. Please pray for a broken and willing heart for this young man. God is a God of miracles, able to heal him completely. Prayers for his wife and family are needed too.

5. Prayers for another perfect ultrasound for sweet Kristy and her perfect baby girl today. Sweet peace for Kristy's heart as God goes before her in that room.

6. Prayers for Kim as she will be having her baby in just a few days. She's one of my "girls" and I am asking God to bless the delivery and her family as they meet their new gift.

And of course Emily's Abigail Joy is just the most precious and healthy and beautiful baby girl. They are HOME, yes they are and I pray for her heart as she balances all of the emotions that are in it. Did I say that this baby is gorgeous?

Our weekend was a good one. The grandkids slept over Friday night and we had so much fun watching them buzzing around and staying up past their normal bedtimes:) We are grandparents and we get to do what we want here:) What a joy to hear them talking and laughing in the morning when they woke up. I don't know who loves it more, me or Grandpa! We love these kids so much and I hope they always remember the fun here as they grow up.

The old tile is coming down in the bathroom today, YAY!!! Messy, noisy, but all good. The new tile will go up this week, new fixtures, and new floor tiles will be done by Friday. It has been a long road but so worth it. Then I can get motivated to get going on spring cleaning and decluttering around here. I have tons to do and hope I can stay focused and motivated.

So, that's what has been going on over the past few days here. I hope you all had a good weekend and will have an even better week. Please remember my friends in prayer when you can. They are all special to me and so are all of you. Counting my blessings today, so many to be thankful for. I love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie


Dawn said...

Thank you, dear friend. I love your heart.

We had a last minute sleepover here Friday night as well. It is always interesting with all 4 of them. The big girls are just now getting where they'll sleep in the guest room in twin beds instead of on the floor in their sleeping bags - then wanting me down there with them, and coming up to my bed in the middle of the night. Not good for grandma sleep! But the twinnies woke up several times - they did go back to sleep, but not before waking me up.

Have a wonderful week!

Just Me said...

Lots of prayers for sure! And, a little "plug" from my blog that April is National Donate Life Month.

If you really "want" to learn how to put links in your posts, I just learned a REALLY easy way to do it (I was making it VERY difficult!) and will send you an email. It is perfectly okay to NOT use links, but if you want to, it can be kind of fun :o)

Have a great day!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Oh Amanda, Yes!! Email me the easy way step by step, click by click:) I have been making a mess of it and want to get it right. You guys were all a blessing to me on posting pictures and now I feel so confident. Love you girl.

Love and Hugs, Laurie
PS. Also help on posting peoples buttons to my blog. Again, click by click.

pam said...

If you have any trouble with any of those things email me, I can help you too!

You are so dear Laurie. I love you so much. You are such a blessing in so many lives, I hope you know!!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Oops! Stellans momma's name is Jennifer, NOT Jessica. I corrected it in the next post. Thank you my sweet friend for the heads up.


Just Me said...

Hope the email I sent you helps... Sounds like Pam is willing to help too! As far as "buttons" go, if the button is already created for you, like Stellan's, you will need to click in the box and press "copy" (or use the right click button). Then, you will have to "Add a Gadget" on your "Edit Layout" and choose "HTML/JavaScript". That will take you to a box where you can then paste the "code" (there is a "paste" option when you right click too). After you choose save, then you will be able to move it to where you want it to appear on your blog.

Well, this sounds kind of complicated...I am kind of a visual person, so the step by step pictures were helpful. I have not left my couch today, so probably should do that, but let me know if this is way too confusing and I can try and do step-by-step with pictures.

Good luck!

Just Me said...

Yay for buttons...good job :o)Amanda