Sunday, April 24, 2011

A blessed Easter to you and yours!

Happy Easter to everyone! Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating, worshipping, and spending time with family and friends.  We had a great day.  Here are a couple pictures of the kiddos-

and a special treat- in one of the bushes near our church, there was a nest, with baby birds in it! Luckily the mama bird was out looking for food so I got a couple of shots.

A man from my church helped pull the branches back so we could see them. We were careful not to touch them or the nest! See the tiny beak in the first picture?

Now on to something a little more serious-my mom has asked me to post this-it is about the daughter of some friends of theirs- so I can promise you it is not a hoax or one of those forwards you get that are years old and not updated.   Please keep this family, and most of all, this 12-year-old girl- in your prayers.  This is quoted from my mom's e-mail:

 " Sophie is the subject of this request. We found out this week that Sophie has an fast-growing form of cancer. A tumor has encompassed one of her lungs, including the aorta leading to it. Because of its size and location, it is inoperable at this time. Sophie will be going through approximately 21 weeks – 3 days on, 4 days off - of aggressive chemotherapy, in order to shrink this tumor. Please pray for Sophie, her family and the doctors at the Air Force base in Hawaii, who are treating her."

Please keep Sophie in your prayers-my dd Hanna is 12 and I can't even imagine what this family must be going through.

And also, I am sure this goes without saying, please pray for those affected by all the tornadoes recently- in all the states that have been hit.  We have many here without homes and I know so many other places do too. Please go through your cabinets and closets and donate what you can to those who have lost everything.

Sorry this has gotten so sad!!  I promise my next post will be more light-hearted.  I am off to work on Jane now- will post progress pics soon!


Margaret said...

Happy Easter! I love the pics of your kids. Sorry to hear about Sophie. I will keep her in my prayers for sure.

Mouse said...

Happy Easter to you all .. love the photos of the baby birds :) and of the egg hunt of your wee ones ... sorry to hear about Sophie .. love mouse xxxx

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Happy Easter to you and your family.

Prayers for Sophie and all those affected by the tornado's.

Carolyn NC said...

PBS for Sophie and the tornado victims. Happy Easter to you - hope you'll had fun - cute pics!

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