Well, it has been a couple of weeks and things have been very busy here.  Parties for friends leaving, parties for B'day's, construction on our basement, etc, etc.  Emily has been holding up pretty good with all the busy-ness.  Today she is struggling with something, but we are not really sure what it is. 

We wanted to share some things with everbody, in hopes of encouraging you all in whatever you may be facing when you read this.  One thing that the Lord has been teaching us is to be specific in prayer; in requests, praises, and otherwise.  So, we have made efforts to be more specific about what we need, when we need it, and how we feel we need it.  All of this, of course, is our meager perspective on what we feel we need.  God provides and that continues to be apparent through every day of our lives. 

Over the past couple of weeks God has provided the following, plus more:
1. Car (a great used Honda)
2. Construction help (friends finishing basement for us)
3. Construction Planner (for basement and Kitchen!)
4. A helper to move in with us (Diana's sister)
5. $$ (for all the construction and vehicle needs/repairs)
6. Friends (as always)
7. Relief (some babysitting)
8. Encouragement (from everyone)

And you know, the greatest thing in all of this is that you all were praying for these things specifically.  It is an incredible gift to be able to share these prayers and answers WITH YOU!  :)

Please continue to pray for Emily.  She is slowly losing her swallow, or she is losing the interest to drink from her bottle.  Either way, she is needing more "pump" feeds via her G-tube

Blessings, TheSmiLees


Aunt Mari said…
Just want you to know that I'm thinking of you daily. Your mom keeps me informed and I try to pray specifically for you after I've talked to her. This site will be a nice way to keep linked together even though we are seperated by space and time. I am so glad I got to spend a wee bit of time holding and bonding with Emily... her smile is a delight, I pray that you are still seeing some of that joy shining through. I love ya'll!!!