10.01.2012

Hey St Jude and a Fashion Show

Have you seen this new video that St. Jude created?  It's really neat and I encourage you to check it out!

http://www.heystjude.org

This weekend will go down as one of the best we've had in a very long time.  Besides a busy Friday, it was just a low-key, restful weekend, chock-full of hope and encouragement.  All three kids were asked to model in a fashion show last Friday night.  Ever happy to show off how beautiful my children are, we loaded up the horse and carriage and made our way to the big city with our fancy clothes.  The event was at the Children's Museum of Memphis and it really was an honor to be asked.  All three of my babies looked beautiful and Ella, especially, felt like a million dollars.  Jack ended up being the attention-hog the most.  He loved the stage and did not want to leave!

Jack getting ready for his big debut

Baby Cora, Lucy, Jack, Ella and Baby Baylor (these two babies are the newest members of my family)



Lucy with Ema Li, who came to live with her mommy and daddy when she was almost 2.
 She is the sweetest child and I am so thankful her parents had the heart for adoption.  

My first cousin, Kelly, and her new baby Cora Faith.  Kelly and her sister, Baylor's mom, had babies about 6 months apart just like me and my sister.  Oh!  I wish my sister lived closer to me.  

Last night, God blessed me with the biggest dose of encouragement.  Our church started Awana two weeks ago, and I feared it would be just one more arena in which Lucy would struggle.  She proved me wrong last night and God humbled me with my lack of faith.  First of all, Lucy recited John 3:16 from memory.  That's not exactly the shortest verse in the Bible.  Not only did she memorize it but she could explain it.  Wow!  I was so proud of her.  If that wasn't enough, two little girls from her Kindergarten class came last night for the first time.  I was so shocked to see them and nearly hugged them both when they walked in.  Lucy was equally excited and instantly they started talking.  Today at school there was an evident carry-over of this shared experience as the girls connected on a "deeper" level.  Thank you Lord for Emma and Ann Marie!

( If you are local and want your kids involved in something really awesome, please come check out the Awana program at First Baptist.)

I hope this video blesses your heart. I have watched it at least ten times today.


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19 comments:

  1. I'm happy for you! God is so good!

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  2. That video brought tears to my eyes!! To think how sick she was just a few short months ago and now... just look at that sweet miracle proclaiming His truth for all to hear!! Awesome!

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  3. Thankful! Having friends from school come to Awana is awesome! =) I will not stop praying for your sweet family...

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  4. Beautiful babies... Lucy's voice is the most beautiful sound, too. Thank you for posting this. Sharing a piece of your heart with us so that we may be blessed. You don't have to, yet you do. Thank you.

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  5. Your children are beautiful, as are the other children in your family! And way to go, Lucy, on memorizing such an important verse! :)

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  6. Great Job Lucy !!! Kate, Why wouldn't they want them to be the stars of the show, they are so so cute. I love that Jack was center stage with all those beautiful girls. I had to chuckle that you said he didn't want to leave the stage. It brought tears to my eyes when you thanked the two little girls for coming and the carry-over the next day, I am wondering are kids in Lucy's school not befriending her or is it that she can't keep up with them all? I hope this isn't the case for this little angel that has gone through so much. Congratulations...

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  7. What a blessing! Thank you for sharing. Great job Lucy!!

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  8. filled my heart with joy 8-)
    Johnna

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  9. hey tammie. i wanted to clarify that all the children are kind to her. they are also very compassionate. However, she misses out on many of the social times such as lunch and recess and that is where a lot of those connections are made. we hope to get her back in school full time soon. its all a very hard balancing act between allowing her to stay at school to make friends and putting her in situations (recess) where she experiences too many frustrations.

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  10. I LOVE IT!!! Great job Lucy! :)

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  11. SO sweet to see God answering prayer!!

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  12. Way to go Lucy!! That is so awesome!

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  13. Best. Saying. of. John 3:16. EVAH.
    Are there any better words than, "God so loved" ?

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  14. AWANA is awesome! My kids had the best time learning scripture and its meaning! I miss those days. I still have a Sparky somewhere around the house!

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  15. Blesses my heart too.

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  16. Awesome! Your kids look great! What a fun experience. :)
    I am just wondering if these two girls that came to Awana are the girls God has chosen to be close friends with Lucy.

    Blessings hon,
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  17. Great Job Lucy!! So thankful your prayers for Lucy to have friends in her class are being answered so quickly! God is just amazing!! Praying for you all daily.

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  18. I am so happy to see Lucy embracing the understanding and memorization of such important Bible verses. I loved the Awana program as a young girl! From the video, it sounds like she's off to a great start - hope she gets a Sparky doll soon!

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  19. Lucy, I'm sooooooo proud of you!!!

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