Monday, May 17, 2010

We Can Relate

This woman's experience is much more difficult than anything that we have experienced over the last two years and I want to acknowledge that. But what she is saying is something that we can completely relate to. In the past I have worried so much about how Gracie losing an eye would affect her appearance and self esteem. Will she still see how beautiful she is? I don't really worry about that any more. She is a strong and confident girl, and I pray she always remains so. But when I watched this woman's story I was reminded of how we are so much more than just our physical bodies, and how our trials can make us better. I feel mine have. I just need to learn how to improve myself better on my own. Maybe then I can skip over the trial part and move right onto the learning part, because it sure hurts when you're in the throng of things. But hope is everlasting, as is joy. And I am so grateful to be the mother of my children, no matter what pains and trials come with it, it's all worth it to have them in my life. It is one of the greatest honours God could bestow upon me second only to being James' wife.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gracie Won!!

Here is Gracie finishing her "Survivor Lap" at the relay for life last night. She loved it so much! She had a survivor friend that walked with her the whole way but when Gracie saw the finish line she bolted. Everyone cheered her on through the finish line!

This is Gracie and her sisters right before they did the Pledge of Allegiance to kick off the relay. They did a really great job. The microphone did not work very well so they just started saying it louder, which worked out well. I never realized Gracie knew the pledge so well. It was a fun night but everyone has been exhausted today and will sleep well tonight!