Hear Our Cry, O God

There is a lot of praying going on in our house today. We have been praying for baby Noah for some time. He is a very ill little boy with what appears to be a mitochondrial disorder. This manifests itself in many different ways that often have him struggling for his very life. He has been very ill and in the hospital again, and he just got home yesterday. And his mommy is due to be induced with his baby sister tomorrow. They are all very much in need of our prayers.

If you have never visited their blog, I encourage you to do it. I love to read their blog because they really get it. They truly understand the sovereignty of God. There struggles are immense, and yet there is real peace and joy in the midst of them. The Estes family has taught me much about what it means to truly cling to our savior.

We are also fervently praying for Eric Davis, his wife Heather, and the entire Davis family. They nearly lost Eric a few weeks ago when he had some unexplained breathing issues that they thought was asthma, but wasn't. Then on Friday he had a heart attack and has thus far been unresponsive. They are waiting on the results of todays eeg to see if there is any brain activity. They have taken him off of most of his medication and there should be some response to stimulus, but so far there is not.

My heart is breaking for Heather and the children. Heather is resting in the Lord, praising Him even through her tears. Please join me in lifting Eric and the Davis family before the throne of our almighty heavenly father. The great physician and merciful God.

You can read more on the Davis family blog, and Stacy has a current update here.

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Happy Birthday Miss Sierra!

  1. Sweet Sierra is 9 years old! Okay, so I am a couple of days late in posting. But we did manage to celebrate her birth in a timely manner :)

Even though Daddy is away, we did our best to keep up tradition. We all went to breakfast together, this year it was Mimi's. We celebrated a day early because it was a holiday and Chance was home. The people that were seated next to us said, "Wow! You have more kids than us. That never happens!" I think they had 3!!

After dropping everyone at home we picked up some hot chocolate and headed for the Witte. We parked by the river and a family gave us a bag of bread to feed the ducks. It was cold and rainy, and just beautiful. We took our time feeding the ducks and visiting before heading in.

Goofing off in the gift shop.

After a dinner of orange chicken and various grape things, it was time for presents!

Blowing out the candles took her 3 tries! She's relly got to kick that 3 pack a day habit. There isn't much wipped cream on the cheesecake (courtesy of Costco) cuz we dropped it upside down.

Isn't she lovely in her new birthday outfit?!?
The traditional birthday blessing will have to wait until Daddy comes again. She has cried rivers of tears over his absence on her birthday, and is greatly looking forward to her blessing :)

9 Things You May Not Know About Sierra
  1. She calls her baby brother "Darling."
  2. You think she's kind of quiet, until you get her alone in the car!
  3. She dreams of playing the harp.
  4. She reads her bible faithfully every day.
  5. She likes Roy Rogers better than the Lone Ranger, cuz he can sing.
  6. She loves to have her hair "done."
  7. She loves to sing.
  8. She would rather stay home than go almost anywhere.
  9. She is my cheerful helper, generous and sweet.

We are so blessed to have had 9 precious years with Sierra. We pray the Lord grants us many more. Happy Birthday!