I checked out our site meter last night to see about how many people are checking in with us daily and was excited to see that we had over 600 people stop in to check on us and our Abbey just yesterday. Thank you so much for stopping in. We feel blessed beyond words to have many people, both close friends and strangers praying for us and our Abbey and following our journey. I truly feel that God has used our blog for me to get to know many of you and your situations and for your encouragement to keep us going. Whenever we get a new follower, I always check out your blog and have enjoyed seeing who you are and getting to know some about your families. We have some amazing people praying for us. We love you guys!
I was thinking yesterday how much fun it is to see videos of people because with a picture you can see what a person looks like, but with a video you can see a little of their heart and personality. I shot these videos of Abbey yesterday and thought they'd be cute to share. You can get to know our brave little girl and hear her voice and see her smile in these. (remember to pause the blog music before playing)
I have done this in the past, but since we have many new readers, wanted to do it again. Tell us who you are. Let us know how you found us and maybe where you're from and something about you. God has used many of your stories to encourage our hearts and keep us going.
Below is a quote that a friend of mine just gave me. It has been an encouragement to me today and I wanted to share it with you too. We have seen God's hand since day one in this situation with Abbey and although hard, we know God has a plan and purpose. We trust Him and will continue to look up as we go on in this journey. Thank you for being a part of it with us.
There is nothing--no circumstance, no trouble, no testing--that can ever touch me until, first of all it has gone past God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no trial will ever disarm me, no circumstance will cause me to fret--for I shall rest in the Lord of what my joy is --That is the rest of victory. ~~Alan Redpath, quoted by Elizabeth George.