Monday, January 19, 2009

On My Mind....

Friday night we had a great "date night" with some friends. Some brand new friends, some really old friends, and even a little bit inbetween! We met Ben & Lynn, Charlie & Kristin, and Russell & Claire at Willie's Icehouse for burgers, and then all 8 of us headed over to the bowling alley. The guys played about 3 full games, while us girls played 1 game and then spent the rest of the time chatting! :) It was so nice.

Saturday I got to go help my mom watch Miss Grace. That little punkin is hilarious. We about lost it when she came up to my mom and called her "Cheryl" instead of "Grammy". I think she even called her "Honey" at one point. So grown up!

Saturday night was too too fun. My cousin Katie was proposed to by her sweet James and we were all there to see it happen! We are so glad to welcome James to the family and excited for Katie to be a bride!

Yesterday we went to church, where Pastor Gregg did an entire sermon on homosexuality. Ya'll, it was amazing. God does great things through that man. I have never heard it discussed so tactfully, sensitively, and honestly. Truth was spoken over our congregation. It was amazing.

Now... I have to share with you what has been on my heart all weekend. When we got home from bowling Friday night, I quickly got online to see pictures of baby Harper. I just knew that Kelly would have 15 pictures of her in a precious dress and a big bow on her head. I was so sad when I logged onto google reader and saw about 8 posts from other ladies begging for prayer. My heart sank. I read Kelly's blog and then immediately went and got on my knees for this sweet baby. I cannot imagine.

I pleaded with God to allow Harper to make it. I think we all did. And she is better than she was, praise the Lord. But she isn't out of the woods and my heart is so heavy. Jaclyn and I were talking about it and Jaclyn said it best: "I need to see a picture of Kelly holding her". I agree.

I will say though, there is one part of this entire situation that just warmed my heart. A random reader of Kelly's just happens to be a nurse at the Tulsa hospital that Harper was flown to. This nurse and her friends had already been praying for baby Harper before they even knew that they would end up taking care of her. If for no other reason than that, Blog land is amazing. I love how we all look out for each other and pray for each other. I know that if I were in the same situation, I would feel such comfort knowing that one of my blog friends was taking care of my baby, even if I had never met her. Believe me, if I was given the choice between a random stranger or Kim and Fran, I would choose Kim and Fran! :)

Please remember to pray for Kelly, Scott, and Harper this week. Let's just pray that little one all the way to that precious nursery that her mommy made for her!


  1. Oh my word, I am completely crying. No lie.

    This community we have here is just simply amazing. It is completely God.

    I think you are one fantastic woman and one fabulous wife. And, one day, God will give you the gift of motherhood. And, I'd come hug on and love that baby to pieces. Nothing is greater than love.

    Have a beautiful day Jen. What a blessing you are to so many of us.
    I'm grateful to know you.


  2. i am so glad I got to see your face this weekend!! I love you dearly sister. Thanks for my gift has already been well spent :)
    i love you!

  3. It really is amazing how many people's hearts the Lord has burdened heavily to pray for this baby. I'm so glad you had a great weekend with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you in just a few weeks! :-)

  4. A fun weekend indeed. And boy am I sad I missed Sunday! Seriously! I'll go have to get it on itunes.

    Love you!