Wednesday, February 1, 2012

giving thanks...

thank you so much, to any and all of you, who smothered my baby niece in prayers, good thoughts, and love over the past few days. I'm so thrilled to report that the medicine is working to help her. It's a long story, what she (and her dear parents) have suffered through during these trying hours and days, but the doctors in Seattle have assured them that baby Caroline will be okay. Steps are being taken to ensure her health, and I have never felt more relieved in my entire life. Just knowing that my brother and sister-in-law have had to go through this is enough to floor me. No parent should have to experience that kind of fear and uncertainty, but when we choose to love, and choose to have a family, we open ourselves up to the deepest pain imaginable... Any of us who love others dearly would rather take that risk that not love at all. I humbly thank you for your prayers and support, and thank God for the provisions of hope and peace bestowed upon my family.

In honor of my niece Caroline and her recovery, Zach and I have chosen to make a donation to our favorite non-profit, The Mighty River Project . Our friends, Scott and Erin, are on a mission to ensure a better life for women and their children in Uganda. A better life means access to so much, including better health care, something so holy to me right now as a simply medicine is literally saving my niece's life. They have a very awesome fundraising campaign going on right now, and I'd be so honored if you'd give, even a little, towards this cause. Go check it out! You can give even just ONE dollar and help them tremendously as they plan their future in Uganda.

Knowing that even a tiny amount of money can help a mommy trying to make a better life for her child? priceless. Thanks for considering this, friends. And thanks again for your outpouring of love and support.


  1. Thanks for the love, dear friend!

  2. I am so glad to hear that she's being well taken care of and will be ok! Keeping you all in my prayers!