But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Our famous nanny!

Hi everyone,

Samantha is back from Mexico, hooray! She told us that she was recognized and considered a bit of a celebrity thanks to Mary, a missionary there, reading and translating our blog to share with the women of the indigenous group with which she works. (Hi ladies/sisters in Christ!) Crazy, our blog being translated into a local language, something about which we are passionate to see happen with God's Word. We are deeply honored by Mary's efforts and touched at the ladies caring so much, and of course realize the translation of Scripture is infinitely more important. However, God has created our babies and saved their lives, so we hope He gets all the glory in these blog updates too! :)
The following pictures are from a blog post I started last month and didn't finish. I think I probably already posted the pictures, but don't have the time or energy to find out. Anyway, we participated in a Cystic Fibrosis (CF) walk at the Six Flags park near us in honor of Teddy on his and Samantha's wedding date. It was a very special time, and I think it's so kind that God caused the dates to coincide like that. What a fitting memorial for Teddy and substitute "celebration" (of Teddy's life and their love) for Sam. Of course, her greatest comfort is the knowledge that he is with his Savior in Heaven, and we'll get to meet/see him again someday! I'll enjoy getting to know the perfected CF-free Teddy in Eternity. As much as I know none of us are perfect here on earth, I'll say this for Teddy: He sure picked a winner in Samantha. :) 

Marcie in the back, Gracie in front, wearing their Cystic Fibrosis purple.
(Once again, thanks to Jan and Diana for the darling head bows! They were a HIT with onlookers!)
It was very moving to see the little kids who have CF. They are totally perfect in every way save an inherited genetic mutation that harms their lungs/digestive tracts (disease manifestation depends very much on the type and severity). Having had Seth be so sick with lung disease, not to mention digestion issues requiring a feeding tube, made me feel more for those kiddos and their parents, family and friends than I'm sure I would have before. In fact, a number of people thought Seth has CF because we had his oxygen and feeding pump both hooked up the whole time still. 
Seth's shirt says "Hail to Teddy" on it with the purple CF ribbon

Marcie in Aunt Sam's hand

Sam and Seth

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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