Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July 2009

Grayson and have made it to the 4th... now to just make it through the rest of the weekend. I had family start to come in yesterday for the week. My parents and brother got here yesterday. My cousin Peyton is flying in from Panama City, Fl this morning...and she actually just landed in Atlanta.
Tomorrow we are expecting to have my Uncle and two Aunts, and another cousin arrive...then on Monday Taylor's Dad and Stepmom arrive. We wil have a house full of family here and God willing Grayson will get to meet them all.

We plan on having a lazy day today eating BBQ sandwiches (with cole slaw of course) and shooting fireworks tonight.
I want to say how much I appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers coming our way. To know that we have so many people from Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and all across the country praying for us is amazing. It's like I said before, a humbling experience and a blessing to know that Grayson ( and Kinsey) have made such an impression.
I have had so many comments on how strong I am during everything we have going on... but I don't feel that way. In fact the closer we get, the more nervous I get. All the strength I have doesn't come from me, I have prayed for all of it. If it were just me...I am too broken to deal with all we have coming up. All my strength right now comes from God, and it's all directed to Grayson right now.
I know that I want him to experience nothing but peace and strength and love...and God willing I will stay strong enough through Faith to be able to show him that.
There will be time for mourning...and God willing that will be a long time from now. Now is a time for Faith, Hope and Love.
I received a few Bible verses from someone who commented on my Blog. They hit home, and will be some that I have in my mind through this weekend and beyond.

"...I am He, He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalms 34:18


Happy 4th of July everyone... and remember all of those who keep us safe and free today.
God Bless all of our troops fighting for our freedom now, the ones who fought in the past...and the ones who died to keep us safe.

16 comments:

Laura said...

praying for your sweet family in Michigan....we send our love

AnnMarie & Nick said...

Thinking and praying for your family- Happy 4th of July.

Meg said...

i found your blog through kelly's and am begging God for you to get to bring your baby home!! i know there are NO words to make you feel better, but the prayers can certainly help ;). lots of texans praying for you guys--

Stephanie said...

You will be everything that Grayson needs!!!! Don't doubt yourself for one minute. I am in awe of your faith and strength right now. praying for your entire family during the next few days and as long as you need them :)

Elizabeth and Ryan said...

I found your blog through Kelly's blog. I have a 4 year old brother, Peter, with full Trisomy 18, and he has been the light of my family since he was born! My mother started a wonderful organization to help other people facing an adverse prenatal diagnosis: Prenatal Partners for life. They have many stories and resources on their website: www.prenatalpartnersforlife.org

God bless you and your family!

Hokie Grandma said...

Prayers are bei sent your way from central Virginia. His strength will carry you through.

Rebecca said...

Praying for you and Grayson

The Birds said...

Praying for you and your family!

Your faith is inspiring to all!

Kristy from TN

Kelly said...

I think you are amazing and I'm praying God is near to you tonight!

Amanda said...

Prayers from Alabama...

16 blessings'mom said...

I too am praying for you and your husband, that you can be at rest in the Lord during this time, that there is a blessing and grace over Grayson's birth, and I am also begging Him to grant you mercy, that you can bring your baby home....

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you! I'm so glad that you had a good weekend and you are surrounded by loved ones.

Also, I'm not sure if you have thought of having pictures taken. You have probabl heard of the oganization Now I Lay Me Down Sleep, but just in case I thought I would pass on the link.
http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

Jill Smith said...

Please know that I am praying for you and your family.

Colleen said...

I know the heartbreaking pain of losing a newborn. My prayers are with you.

Colleen
Louisiana

Jo said...

I am praying so hard for your family!

Trennia said...

praying..