Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This is what helps us get through...

I just received this great email from a wonderful lady I work with. You guys don't know how much your notes and emails touch my life. Everyday I get a note like this and it makes me emotional. My wife looks at my face while I'm reading it and knows something's up.

"What are you reading?" the charming and beautiful Susan asks.

"I'll forward it to you," I answer. I don't dare read it or my face will turn into Niagara Falls.

Wow what a year. A year ago today God brought a sweet miracle baby girl into your family to forever change your hearts. What a journey He has had you on! We love you guys and pray that today will be a celebration of what God has done. I know the road ahead looks long and probably many days looks impossible, but I'm remembering a pregnancy that was hard and a sweet baby girl that captured your hearts when many times during that pregnancy we didn't know if she would make it to term and be healthy. Then I remember when the call came early one Sunday that this sweet baby girl might not make it. What a Sovereign God we have. He continues to touch her body and your lives and today is a celebration that He has much in store for little Miss Ali Rae. I'm praying Jody's prayer with you guys. This little girl is going to do many things with her life because God is writing a story for her that will mold and shape her and every life that she touches along the way & I know she's already been a part of my heart change.

Be strong Bryon and Susan; an army is praying on your behalf around the clock!!

Have a great day - sing happy birthday to Ali for me.

Love, Nancy (and Ray)

We sent a gift ups on Sat. but it won't make it there until next week. I guess ups is using pony express...

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

what a great letter! you guys are definitely surrounded by prayer! I hope today is a great day of celebration for Ali's life!

-Liz

michele said...

WOW, 1 year old!! I think Nancy said it all. Ali has definitely been a part of my heart change, and I'm sure many others, too. Give her lots of hugs and kisses from me! I hope she can feel the love from all of us. Happy birthday Ali!!!

Vicki Small said...

That's what I call an inspired letter. Hug that baby from Grandma Mickey (no, that won't mean anything to her, but it will to me!) ;o)

Anonymous said...

Wow...what a letter...thanks for sharing it. We're part of the 'army'...Ali has a place deep in our hearts. Thanks for your faith. Happy birthday Ali!

Love, Dorinda and Bob

Chris Goeppner said...

i miss you and love you bro.