Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A story all must read!

Hey everyone, I had to come online and share with everyone one of the most beautiful books I have read in a long time. It is titled THE SHACK by: William Young.

It's the story of a man who is struck with a deep and great sadness when his 6 year old daughter vanishes during a family camping trip. All evidence points towards the fact that the child was victim of a child killer. 4 years later after years of blaming our lord and trying to find reason he receives a letter which appears to be from God asking him to meet him at the crime scene to talk. Should he go or should he stay at home and always wonder? It is a beautiful story of coming to terms with life, the father, the son and the holy ghost all at the same time. It is a book about love and understanding at its greatest and will leave you in tears. Good tears and bad tears. Please pick this book up, it is worth a read no matter your religion, no matter where you are in your search for Godly truth. It will change you.

God Bless everyone!

P.S. If you want to read excerpts from the book visit the website at www.theshackbook.com .


Monday, October 6, 2008

Visit to the ER!

It has been a little while since our last post. I wanted to be able to have positive news about everything that has been going on in our lives.

As much of the family reading this knows our Miriam had a seizure and was in the hospital for about 5 days. She was poked, prodded and sent through the ringer but in the end we are all better for it. We were humbled in the fact that God led us to this wonderful town where she was able to go to a real hospital with incredible DR's. Our faith in the spirit heavenly father has grown and our family has strengthened because of the experience. The hospital was truly an amazing place. They tried with all their might to keep Miriam comfortable (us as well) and there was not one person in the entire hospital we think that did not stop by to say hello.

In the end Miriam was given an MRI, EEG and a audiology hearing test. We found through those test that Miriam's brain is absolutely perfect and her hearing is many many points greater than the average person. She can hear things we could never dream of hearing. Dr;s actually came into her room to thank us for bringing them such a perfect subject for the test. She was described as remarkable and due to the fact her hearing is so sensitive we were told she was the fastest brain wave test they have ever done. This truly explains why it is she amazes so many with her ability to enter a room and never once appear blind. We also were very lucky to find that there is absolutely no underlying cause of her seizures such as a brain tumor. The seizures are 100% controllable and caused by her very rare disorder.

She has been home for about a week now and is doing perfectly. Even her speech magically improved while in the hospital (I think she decided she best talk or be prodded more). And thanks to daddy being the best daddy in the world she came home with the biggest teddy bear in the hospital "Boris".

This is a picture of Miriam giving Borus a hug the day we all came home!

I would also like to introduce you to our newest family member , Miriam's new companion dog CARA! She is half lab and half collie making her the perfect breed, literally. She is sweet , loving and even though Miriam cannot stand her she responds to her. She is starting to tolerate her and even calls her by name. :)

As far as me, everything is still the same although things get a bit tougher as the baby grows. New pain comes, my body can walk less and fatigue is my enemy (as with most pregnancies). I have a feeling if things keep progressing as they are we are going to end up having an early arrival. We are praying that the baby will at least wait until about 30 weeks, that way both of our chances are good. I will keep you updated.

For now here are some pictures of the girls and their daddy. :-)

Gia sporting her new beanie and hello kitty dress!