Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

I have shared this video every year.  I apologize for the repetition, but Max Lucado's words are so powerful.

God interrupted time and humanity to provide eternal redemption for us and by doing so, Hope was born.

What a beautiful truth!


Merry Christmas!
Laurie, Leeon, and Benny

Saturday, December 7, 2013

snow day & another milestone

We are in the midst of an ice storm. 
I love when we get a taste of the winters that I remember as a kid,
although I am grateful that we don't have continuous low temperatures. 
I've become quite warm blooded apparently. 

23 months is a long time without a seizure and we are so thankful!
Today, Ben was telling me that he wasn't going to take his medicine anymore. 
I told him that we could talk with Dr. Perry about it again,
but that he is concerned that the seizures will come back. 
He said, "Mom, they are NOT coming back. 
I punched those seizures in the stomach and beat them up. 
So they are NOT coming back." 
We certainly hope and pray that it will be so!

Monday, December 2, 2013

O come, O come, Emmanuel

I love this song.
The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
O come O come Emmanuel
A child prays for peace on earth
And She’s calling out from a sea of hurt
O come O come Emmanuel
And Can you hear the angels singing

Glory --- to the light of the world
Glory --- the light of the world is here

The drought breaks with the tears of a mother
A baby’s cry is the sound of love come down
Come down Emmanuel
He is the song for the suffering
He is Messiah, the prince of peace has come
He has come Emmanuel

For all who wait
For all who hunger
For all who’ve prayed
For all who wonder
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

Emmanuel means God with us
How amazing to think of God being with us. 
I love that Christmas is a time to really reflect on the hope we have in Him.

Can you believe that in a few days we will celebrate 23 months without a seizure? 

I'm thrilled beyond words, but my heart is also burdened for Ethan.  He is still having seizures.  They have been on the diet for more than two years and have added another medication to see if that will help.  They are quickly running out of options.  The severity and frequency of his seizures are certainly taking their toll on his little body.  Will you continue to pray for him and his family? 

God is with us.