Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baby girls

Praise The Lord!!  Baby Jaelynn saw her cardiologist today.  He was very pleased with the way her heart is pumping.  The Vena cava is still 'interupted' but she has another blood flow on the side of her heart.  (not sure how this should be medically explained but that is "grandma" language!)   She needs to see the cardiologist in 10 months and if the "flap" is not closed, they will need to go in and close the flap.   She is scheduled to have an ultrasound next week to see if she has a spleen.  Unclear about that issue right now.  We will keep praying!

 (biting her mama's nose!)

Speaking of praying....I have been praying off and on the past two years about a Yorkie puppy.  (I told you I pray about EVERYTHING!  I won't lying!)  Jordyn has a Yorkie (Tilli) but I have missed my yorkie Chester so much since he died.  I have been on a waiting list for a while to receive a free puppy from a family that breeds Yorkies to give to other Yorkie lovers/good homes.  It is this family's ministry to bless others.  (Thanks to Mike and Peggy and Beverly for arranging everything for me!!)  I found out yesterday that our puppy was ready to come home!!   Without delay, I picked her up today.  What a little blessing. (hmmm, wonder if I will think that at 3:00 am when we need to go out and wee wee!! ha ha).

Let me introduce you to Miss Zulina Tulina Elphaba Burton.  We will call her "ZuZu" from the famous line in "It's A Wonderful Life" when George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) proclaimed, "Ha, ha, ha, ha! My mouth's bleeding, Bert! My mouth's bleeding! Zuzu's petals... Zuzu's petals. There they are! Bert, what do you know about that......Merry Christmas! !"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Come and see what our Father will do

Sorry to disappoint, but that is most certainly not a picture of baby Jaelynn.  I am verging on feeling like a narcissistic grandma by posting so many pictures of my baby girl(s).  I thought I'd switch gears today. 

In case you don't know, the picture is of George Mueller.  George Mueller is one of my favorite modern hero's of faith.  I was reading Randy Alcorn's blog today and found the following story from the life of George Mueller:

Things looked bleak for the children of George Mueller's orphanage at Ashley Downs in England. It was time for breakfast, and there was no food. A small girl whose father was a close friend of Mueller was visiting in the home. Mueller took her hand and said, "Come and see what our Father will do." In the dining room, long tables were set with empty plates and empty mugs. Not only was there no food in the kitchen, but there was no money in the home's account.

Mueller prayed, "Dear Father, we thank Thee for what Thou art going to give us to eat." Immediately, they heard a knock at the door. When they opened it, there stood the local baker. "Mr. Mueller," he said, "I couldn't sleep last night. Somehow I felt you had no bread for breakfast, so I got up at 2 o'clock and baked fresh bread. Here it is." Mueller thanked him and gave praise to God. Soon, a second knock was heard. It was the milkman. His cart had broken down in front of the orphanage. He said that before the milk spoiled, he would like to give it to the children.

Randy Alcorn closed the above story on his blog by saying, "What a powerful reminder that prayer is never secondary, it's always primary. It's not the last recourse, when options run out; it's the first and best recourse."

Will you join me in making prayer primary so we can "come and see what our Father will do?"

Speaking of "seeing what our Father can do" is today's picture of baby Jaelynn (sorry--I couldn't help myself!!)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mountains, Zebras and baby...oh my!

I woke up in Virginia to mountains again. Not the Rockies but mountains of laundry! Ick.   To ease my pain, I found a few pictures on my camera I thought I would upload:

This is one of the most beautiful sights I saw while in Colorado:  

We drove from Colorado Springs to Denver in this:

One more pic of our baby:

Not only did I leave my heart in Colorado but I also left my Zebra shirt! Lol!

I better jet and go hike this mountain (of laundry)!

Friday, April 23, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

We had the sheer pleasure of traveling to Pike's Peak today.  The summit was closed (due to ice and snow) but we were able to drive to around 13,000 feet.  I have never seen anything more beautiful.  Adding to the beauty was the fact I was able to play in the snow (again).  Jim pulled over so I could "play".  I took off running and realized very quickly it was not the typical "Virginia" snow I am familiar with.  I expected to dash through the snow but found myself knee deep and falling.  (It was fun though).

We were greeted by a precious little fox (he reminded me of Tilli):

I was looking for Bigfoot---but never saw him.  (imagine that!)

Spend the afternoon and night with my girls.

As to be expected, I am feeling sad about leaving Amanda and baby Jaelynn tomorrow but we have been so blessed to be here with them the past eight days.  The trip was as close to perfect as it could have been.   I have made Amanda promise me that she would send me a picture EVERY day so I can see my precious Baby Bella.

As Dorothy said, "There is no place like home".  With that thought, I'll go click my heels!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Please pray for Susana and family

I received an email from my friend, Martha S. tonight.   Martha asked me to pray for her friends who found out their little girl (Susana - 3 years old) has cancer.  The family is currently serving as missionaries in Haiti.  My heart broke as I read the family's blog post.  

Will you please pray for them?  Here is their blog link with details:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Just Ducky

Happy one week birthday baby Jaelynn!!   I am posting the "ducky" pictures especially for Great-grandma Nanny Pat.

I went with Amanda to Jaelynn's follow-up doctor's appointment this afternoon.  Miss Little piggy is putting on weight and doing GREAT!!!  (I just made a rhyme, didn't I?)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Say Cheeeeese

Jordyn uploaded some pictures. (She is our official photographer and I think she does a pretty good job!)  We went to the top of a mountain yesterday (saw snow) and also found a very old prayer chapel. Today while Amanda and Jaelynn were resting, we were blessed to visit Garden of the Gods. Simply amazing.  Here are a few random pics from the past few days:

(this is the view from our room)

I have seen The Lord in more ways that I can ever explain on this trip.  He has been sending me "God winks" all week.  Jordyn took the below picture today.  When we viewed the pics, we all three were in "awe" and speechless.  Can you see a "face" in the upper left (in the clouds).


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