Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another loss....

My sweet friend Sarah delivered her little girl at 3 in the morning. I am so proud of her and can't imagine the pain she is going through. I can't imagine delivering a baby that you won't be taking home with you. Please, please be praying for her and her husband Taylor. I know they have such a long road ahead.

Then, today I found out that another family that we love lost their 4-month old little boy. Chris worked with them at Kanakuk and I went to high school and college with Jen. I am just so overwhelmed with grief for all of them today. I just want to hug and kiss Eliana non-stop. There are so many things I don't understand....but I am choosing to trust the Lord that He knows.

Love you all,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hurting for my friend...

I just wanted to ask y'all to be praying for my friend Sarah.....she lost her sweet baby girl today just a few weeks before her due date. I can't imagine the pain!! Please pray for comfort for her tonight. It is nights like tonight that just make me long for heaven.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

So thankful for our little chica!

This was the moment she was handed to us.....she was obviously still sick. But, I never had to say "goodbye" again. Look at her sweet face. THANK YOU LORD!!

How could you not love this little diva.....she didn't like to sleep but we didn't care!! It is also funny seeing her with no hair! :-)

......our little girl was brought from the hospital to the hotel and put in our arms for FOREVER!! I didn't have to leave her again. It is so hard to believe that it has been a year. Chris and I were so afraid of being good parents.....of making sure we were giving her the right medicine....basically, we didn't sleep at all. We had no idea what was in store for us over the next few months of me living in Antigua....but we would do it all again!! We love our little girl so much. She is such a kind. Last night I read through all of the comments from last year....and was blown away. Thank you all for your prayers and support! We are praying for ALL of the 900 children that are still in Guatemala right now waiting to come home. What courageous parents you all are!!! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

Love y'all,

Saturday, June 20, 2009

One year ago tonight.....

We were packing to fly to see our Eliana in Guatemala!! Today, we both have been reliving what it felt like to get the call that she was very sick and almost didn't make it. It seems like so long ago.....but Chris and I just have been so overwhelmed today at God's goodness. Thank you Lord for saving our little girl's life....thank you for bringing her home to us safely. Thank you all for getting us there. We are so grateful!

We love y'all,
Chris and Lindsey

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I love my blogger friends....and "Vision to Inspire" night!

I just want to say "THANK YOU" from the bottom of my heart for checking out ATHENTIKOS: GUATEMALA!! Thank you for the e-mails and for your hearts for this country. PLEASE spread the word. Post the web-site on your blog....soon we will have a widget for blogs. I really think God is doing something BIG in this country.....and I am excited to be a small part of it.

I also wanted to share a few pictures from the first screening night called "Vision to Inspire". I could have just bawled the entire time. I just kept seeing Eliana's face in every single face on the screen. I saw these tough gang members pictures....and then thought about them as a hurting children. We've seen too much....and we must do something!!

I love you all,

P.S. Join the Facebook page!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I can't get this out of my mind....

Send me an e-mail and let me know what you think....I will share more later. Check out the videos on their web-site. You will not be disappointed!! This is going to be an unbelievable documentary.....I am beyond excited.

Love you all,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Eliana's first experience at camp!

We just got back from 5 days at junior high and high school camp for FSM!! We had a blast!! Eliana was a little unsure the first few days....but she slowly warmed up to all of the students. It was so fun watching her dance to the worship music.....she would twirl, clap her hands, and raise her hands in the air. Chris did an amazing job!! He is SO GOOD at his job. We are so proud of you.....and are thankful that we got to watch you do your thing!!

Love you all,

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Bulldog!!

We have the greatest brother in the world!! Eliana has an amazing uncle!! We love you so much....and miss you more than you know. We are so thankful that you were born 41 years ago!! We can't wait to see you soon.....and play a thousand rounds of Electronic Monopoly and Connect Four! You are the BEST!!

We love you,
Chris, Lindsey & Eliana

Tuesday, June 2, 2009