Monday, October 31, 2011

Update on Andrew and Fun Fall Pictures

So we went back to the doctor last Monday for our sonogram very expectant for change.  Unfortunately, it not only showed the things that were wrong from the last report, but just went on to add to the list.  They could barely see his feet, yet alone if there were any bones in them, his neck is too short, his chin is too small, his face is not shaped correctly, his measurements were in the fatal category....of course we were very sad and felt discouraged!  

BUT, the Lord has given us strength to believe again that HE is the healer, and that this is not impossible for Him!  It also helps us to be surrounded by a community of believers who are praying without ceasing! Please keep sending us your testimonies! 

In 1 Samuel 30:3-6 David wept until he had no more strength to weep because everything was destroyed and his wives and sons and daughters were taken...but at the end of this passage it says that he found strength in the Lord his God.  Kenten and I are finding this to be so true on a daily basis.  His mercies are new every morning and He truly gives an unexplainable strength and HOPE to his children in times of need!  He is good!  We are choosing to rest/fall into in Jesus to be who He says He is!

A few sweet things the Lord does for me on a daily basis:

  • encourages my heart by His word
  • lets me feel Andrew move when I ask to feel him move
  • puts just the right song on the radio - todays song was I Lift My Hands by Chris Tomlin
  • has someone email me an encouraging word from the Lord, or a testimony of healing!

Here are some pictures of fun things we have been doing with Riley (our beautiful bundle of JOY) this fall:

The State Fair of Texas

She loves safari animals!

Riley's cousin Gianna and Aunt Bec

our little farmers

The Arboretum

riley is a pretty strong little girl

gianna loves pumpkins - can't you tell?


Aunt Rae and Uncle Wayne's

the gourd workshop

bec's christmas ornament gourd

grandma busy at work

my candy dish gourd (copying aunt Rae's design)

kenten hard at work

riley's new favorite uncle (the owner of Ruby!)

the girls dressed up!

cutest. puppy. ever!


  1. Riley is too cute!! Love that she is so close in age to her cousin! How fun! Thanks for the update. Praying for you!

  2. Cute little cousins.......kissing cousins, hah.
    So sorry that the sonogram wasn't encouraging. But your little peanut is moving and his heart is beating. I prayed for little
    Andrew last night. God will take care of him. (((((HUGS)))))

  3. I'm not sure if you've found this blog yet:
    Their little guy had fatal measurements but he is now 3 years old!! Praying for you guys! (found your blog while blog-hopping)