Saturday, July 25, 2009

Katie's Wonder Walk!!


This morning was one of our patients and friend's wonder walk. Katie was involved in a horrific gym accident that could have taken her life. Her face was literally crushed, causing her to lose her right eye. She spent weeks in ICU and has already been through many surgeries and has many many more to go. Her attitude is one of a warrior, and she gives such a testimony of faith. Please continue to pray for Katie and her journey.

Us before the big 1 mile walk!!!
Polly, Katie, and me
The New Orleans Saints Cheerleaders

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Solo time...

For those of you who don't know anything about pilots, getting your license, or flying for that matter-when I refer to solo time, this does actually mean-me and the plane...that's it!!! I have to build a total of 10 hours of solo flight time as one of the many requirements in retrieving my private pilot's license. I literally have been in awe with each of these solo flights. I know my instructor would die if he knew that the other day I snuck my camera in the plane with me and shot a video and some pics!! It is just amazing, I wanted to share it with all of you. I have always been religious and spiritual, but flying has truly strengthened my walk with my Savior. I'm not talking in the way of praying to God every time I'm up that nothing go wrong or plead with him to help me get this thing landed, but more along the lines of a peace with Him. I am in awe of His creations, and so much more aware of the details He took time to create. Flying has been such a blessing lately, with the sad news of yet another baby cousin of mine passing away, the anger I feel is lifted and replaced with a peace for an hour at a time as I build my solo time. I am hoping to gain an understanding to the ciaos and pray I will have the words to console my dear friend Sara.

Here is a pic to prove its just me in the little two-seater plane!!!!

Here is the video I took. I was trying to get the entire panel in the shot to show various instruments to Blake. I also was doing some turns for you guys and then show at the end that its just me in there!! Haha It is too loud in there for you to hear my radio calls and narration but I think its a cool video anyhow :)

video

Friday, July 3, 2009

Heavy Hearts


Please pray for my wonderful friend and cousin Sara. You remember her and her family's name because just 8 months ago she delivered my sweet cousin Samuel, who passes away a day after his due date. Things were hopeful a few months ago when they were chosen by a birth mother willing to bless them with the gift of adoption. Yesterday, when they went to the doctors office with her, they were thrown right back into their horrible recent past. The sweet little baby girl, did not have a heartbeat. This young girl is now faced with the same horrific scene of having to be induced and deliver her baby girl soon. Please pray for the following:

Faith, the birth mom-she has no idea what she is soon to face.

Sara, sweet Sara, that she may have some understanding in this horrible thing that she has now experienced TWICE.

Greg, Sara's husband and my cousin, to know the words of comfort he has to give his wife once again.

My sweet little cousins who have no idea why this keeps happening. They want a brother or sister and now have to go through this situation of loosing a sibling again.

Pray for those of us who have been raised as Christians and are ANGRY and raw. Situations like this, are the very times when people turn away. I pray that this is not the case for anyone who is affected. I pray, but am not sure what to pray. I have been praying for months and months for something good and right to happen after the death of Samuel. I am truly at a loss for words.
I have a heavy heart today for my family. I too, know the yearning heart for children and I know its hard to face the reality of problems with pregnancy, and for this to happen twice to them is not fair. I cannot imagine what they are going through, I can only grieve with them and continue to be hopeful for what is in store for their future.

I am sorry for my raw post, its just what I am struggling with and EXTREMELY confused about.