Friday, February 3, 2012


Ok, I bragged on my brother.  Now I need to brag on my niece.  Vanessa is so good with her mother.  She has constantly been by her side through this entire ordeal.  She wipes her face, soothes her hair, pats her hand, reads Scripture to her.  When Kate tries to tell us something - which is quite difficult with the multiple tubes running down her throat - Vanessa is the one who can usually figure out what she is trying to say.

It is obvious that Vanessa loves her mother dearly.  She is learning some very tough lessons at the tender age of 20.  Through it all, Vanessa's faith is strong.  I can learn so much from her.  While she is still hoping for the miracle of all miracles - her mother's complete healing here in this life - she seems prepared to accept that God may call her mother home and give her a perfect body in heaven.

Obviously, that is not an easy thing to accept at any age.  Please keep Vanessa and the rest of our family in your prayers.

I love you and am so proud of you Vanessa!

I Corinthians 1:4-9 (The Message)

Every time I think of you—and I think of you often!—I thank God for your lives of free and open access to God, given by Jesus. There's no end to what has happened in you—it's beyond speech, beyond knowledge. The evidence of Christ has been clearly verified in your lives.

Just think—you don't need a thing, you've got it all! All God's gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that.

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