If you gave to the Six Day Miracle for Charlotte, YOU helped make that picture happen. Kelly and I were messaging back and forth, and it was the most surreal feeling....because just one week ago we were messaging, and the future was a little uncertain....
Kelly: Thank you so much for helping us try to move this last mountain. We're staring down a 7K mountain for this trip and a 10K mountain for the last trip. I'm doing my best and trying to keep the faith...knowing that a beautiful blue-eyed girl waits for me.
Patti: Oh Kelly, my heart just breaks for you. I wish I had the 17k to give you myself, but I have seen so many miracles this past year that I know God can do this.
Hang in there and wave to yourself in the future- the Kelly who is holding her beautiful little girl on her lap again and looking back on this roller coaster ride:) You'll get there! oxox
That was last Tuesday...and look what God did for Kelly....
(Charlotte's pout when it was time for Kelly to leave)
So today's messages looked a little different than last week's...
Patti: AGGGGH I'm a sobbing mess !!!! SHE IS GORGEOUS !!!
Kelly: It was one of the best moments of my life. We were sitting in the director's office looking at her pictures from her birthday party...and the door opened. She peeked around the door and saw me sitting here. She screamed "Mama! Mama!" and ran at me, sliding all the way across the floor in her tights. She grinned. I cried.
What an amazing God we serve. He can take a pretty big mountain and move it in the blink of an eye.
Do you have any mountains that need to be moved? I hope you hang onto the Six Day Miracle that happened in a day and a half. Because that same God can do a miracle in your life today. He's big like that.
Please keep checking Kelly's blog for the winners to her Covered for Charlotte giveaway- she told me that she has drawn names and will be posting them on her blog shortly.
And don't forget about Charlotte's Basket Party that is going on all month. All of my commission will be going to the Dirkes family...we are still pushing to get them fully funded by next month- Gotcha Day for Charlotte will be March 17th. You can donate to the Dirkes family on their Family Sponsorship Page on Reece's Rainbow as well. Let's finish the job !
Thank you so much for all of the encouragement through emails and in the comment section about Lily's upcoming ear tubes surgery. It really helps to know how many other moms have been through this, and what to expect, and I can't wait to see her face when she hears what she's been missing :)
One more bit of good news for today...
Remember Etsy shop June34 from Lily's birthday giveaway week? They sell adorable boutique goodies like the hot/cold pack pictured above that comes in your choice of scent: cinnamon spice, eucalyptus, or lavender & chamomile. For the month of February June34 is offering a 15% discount to Lily's readers, just by using the code PERFECTLILY at checkout. I'm going to use that code on some lavender rice packs, because apparently we Rice's are very good at blowing up corn pillows in the microwave. ahem.
And here is my attempt at an Instagram collage, lol. I know they are the latest rage for iPhones but I have to tell you...I could never part with my very ancient but beloved flip phone. I hate touch screens and I love my keyboard and I just want my phone to be a phone and my computer to be a computer. I'm one of those weird old fashioned moms who uses my cd player because I don't like iPods. But I will pretend I know how to create an Instagram just so I can sort of fit in online. Ha.
Happy Thursday !