Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy 21st Birthday Baby Girl~


Happy 21st Birthday to our (not so) baby girl.  From the moment you were born you could light up a room.

You are a bright light for your Heavenly Father in all that you do.  It shows in your beautiful smile, your caring nature, your big heart and all that you do for everyone with whom you come in contact with. You are always quick to offer words of encouragement or the BEST HUGS EVER!

You are the daughter, sister and friend that everyone wants to have.

You have accomplished so much already.  We know great things await you in the future!

We love you and pray you have a blessed day!!

Love,
Mom, Dad, Elie, Kylie and Toby too!!

***Today you can also find me over at Erin's blog Live Pretty On A Penny where I am participating in her Creative Spotlight series.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Praise God~for He is good




I received word just a short time ago from my radiologist who performed the biopsy last Wednesday. It is not cancerous.  It is a benign condition, radial scaring (that can mimic cancer cells on mammography images).  However, it does have a potential to develop into something down the road so it is best to be proactive and have it surgically removed at this time.  I will be scheduling the surgery (day surgery) soon.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and sweet words of encouragement that you kept showering me with all week.  I feel so blessed to be part of this wonderful blogging community where we can share our fears with each other, and pray for one another.

If I could ask a favor, would you pour that prayer into another blogging friend of mine's family. Some of you are familiar with Jennifer (Beaufortbelle), she is such a sweet encouraging reader of many blogs.  Jennifer's beautiful daughter Brooke was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and is undergoing Chemo. Brooke is a recent college graduate.  She reminds me a lot of my two girls, beautiful, bubbly, outgoing and more importantly a kind, caring individual who was always there for her friends and many others. They have created a Caring Bridge site to keep friends and family informed and where we can shower her with prayer!  You can visit Brooke (and Jennifer) at One Day At A Time .  To leave Brooke a message, scripture verse or to shower her with prayer you just need to create a simple account (email address and password).  Prayer is a very powerful thing, and it is what He has commanded us to do for one another.

With love and gratitude,
Lauren

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Reflections~



Happy Sunday!  Have a blessed week everyone.