First, we cannot thank you all enough for your outpouring of love, support, and prayers during this week and on the 8th in particular.
We had a sweet time together as a family.
"Miss Judy," John's amazing physical therapist and our dear friend, shared part of her tradition with us by giving us the Kaddish prayer and a Yahrzeit candle to light all day in memory of Warren. So special!
We took a beautiful drive to Mackay's Island Preserve in North Carolina
(but only 30-45 minutes away)
We were so touched to receive so many sweet texts, calls, emails, and these beautiful flowers (the lovely arrangement on the right had the kindest note but did not say who it was from... if it was from you, I hope you will let us know who you are so we can thank you properly!). Thank you all!
We closed out the night by celebrating Warren's BIRTH-day
in heaven with dear friends.
Many of you have asked if there is a way to listen to or watch the talk I gave a couple of weeks ago in Virginia Beach at the Changing Seasons event. Yes, there is! The talk is now available online. Just click on this sentence to check it out and pass it along to friends. Really and truly, your prayers and support have made the miracle possible of my even being able to stand after our struggles and additionally speak of the hope, love, and grace that God instills.
I really enjoyed Ann Voskamp's post this week entitled "What to Do in Hard Times" and feel it was very appropriate given our week of mourning and celebration. I encourage you to read it. A few excerpts that truly blessed me and I hope bless you:
Last but not least: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my amazing MAMA!!! Thank you for displaying the love of Jesus and giving me a path to follow in order to express this gift to my own children.