I am so thankful for the life of my Maddox. I am thankful for this journey we continue to walk. I am thankful for God's promises and for the time I was able to spend with Maddox. Today was one of reminiscing about all of the wonderful places I got to take him, all the things I got to tell him, and the way I prayed for him, long before his arrival.
I am thankful for my precious friends Rachel and Brooke and their families that walked with the same purpose today. I am so grateful to be walking in memory Andrew and Noah, and in special honor of Hannah. I am thankful for the Lord's promise to their families as well... for His strength and peace and sustenance. It is such an blessing to have friends that can truly share the joy and the pain.
I am thankful for all of the sweet, dear friends and family that walked with us today. I am thankful for their love, for their words of remembrance, for their hugs, and their availability to be there when needed. I am thankful for their strong desire to be part of something that means so much to our family... to so many families...
Most of our walkers- missing a few...
I am thankful for each and every person that donated towards our $5,000 goal. With matching funds, we just exceeded $7,000... How incredible! I am thankful for each one standing shoulder to shoulder with us to remember our babies and to help families that will come along behind us on these rocky roads. Each donation, from $5 to $500, has made a tremendous impact and for that we will always be grateful!And I am thankful... oh so thankful... for each of you prayer warriors. Those of you on your knees, in your cars, in the kitchen, on your porch... those of you praying for each of our families have made all of this possible. You have made this less-trodden path bearable. You have made these stormy weeks and months sun-filled with your continuous prayer for God's hand of strength and protection and healing. You have allowed our family to see the Lord work in a way that have would otherwise not been possible... He is working through each of you. I am SO THANKFUL!
As I pulled Deacon out of the bath tonight, I looked into his blue eyes as he just smiled. I sat him on the counter and gave him a big hug. I told him how very much I loved him, that he was so wonderful and such a big boy today, and that I was so thankful that God had given him to me. He smiled this huge, beautiful smile and said "I walked for baby Maddox today." I said, "Yes, you did and you were such a good boy. Maddox loves you!"... He paused for a moment and said, "That was nice." I couldn't agree more... boy, that was nice?!
"However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace."- Acts 20:24
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