Wednesday, January 7

Child-like faith

Dustin & I wanted to share a few pictures with our readers. The pictures in the slide show were set as the screen-saver on our laptop while we were at DuPont. There were many times we would catch ourselves just sitting and watching the computer flip through the pictures. We were unable to have the girls with us at the Hospital, but these pictures were our constant reminder of home.

Yesterday, we celebrated Kadenn's 6th birthday. It's hard to believe that she is already 6. She has such a young, fun-loving and energetic personality. Yet, through out the last 4 weeks, she has taught Dustin & I so much.
One of my favorite things is watching children put their faith into action. The faith of child is so simple and sincere. Over the last several weeks, and this last week especially, we have been blessed with countless 'special moments' with the girls. We have had conversations that will never be forgotten, and seen them handle themselves in ways that are truly encouraging. Their faith is amazing!
I've shared the following moment with several people, but I wanted to share it again. It has been such an encouragement to us. I was talking with Kadenn about Baby Todd being at home in Heaven. Kadenn was very sad that she didn't get to meet her Baby Brother. I had nothing left to say, but I'm sorry. At that point, I felt as if I had disappointed the girls or even failed them because I was unable to bring Baby Todd home. During the conversation I said "I'm sorry", over and over again. I couldn't do anything but apologize to her. Finally, she looked up at me and said, "Mommy, you don't have to be sorry. It wasn't your fault. You did the best you could. Baby Todd was very sick, and you didn't know. He's in heaven because Jesus is the only one that knows how to take care of him".
As for our 'daily routine', we're getting day at a time!


Anonymous said...

You're in my thoughts today. May God continue to bless you with the faith & stength you need today. Hold tightly to His hand. I am praying for the girls today, too.


Anonymous said...

You are all continually in my prayers. Your faith has been and continues to be such a huge encouragement to others! You are loved and thought of often ~ Love, Shannon

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Jerri, you don't know what it has done for me that you share what you have. After reading this I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes, amazed at Kadenn's knowledge. She and Kylee are both special gals, and to see them happy and sharing it is great. On Sunday before Baby Todd died, Kadenn came into Sunday School and shared her stickers for the class to put on their attendance papers. She wouldn't allow me to give any of mine to the class. God is good and we continue to pray for you, Dustin and the girls. We love ya, Mary Ellen

Rachel said...

This made us cry...we can just hear Kadenn saying that. We're still praying for you guys!

Luv ya lots,
Rach, Mom, & Pops