"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Monday, June 14, 2010

More Pictures

Here's a picture of our little sweet pea.  Isn't she adorable?

And even though this blog is dedicated to Rachel, I want to share a few pictures of her big brother and sister.  They can sometimes get forgotten and the longer that Rachel is here, I am realizing how important it is to enjoy and treasure time with them too!!  When I look at this picture of Abigail, I can't help wondering what Rachel's experience in heaven will be like...  I love imagining Rachel as a little Abigail - running and laughing with pure joy, studying the flowers...

And I am also adding a picture of Ethan and his picture of a whale, his faveorite animal. He's a pretty good artist, isn't he?  He drew the same thing on our wall once.  I like this one better! 

Ethan and Abigail would also like to say thank-you to all the kids out there that are praying for baby Rachel.  Thank-you for loving our little sister too!


"MOM" said...

Hello David, Kendra, Ethan, Abigail and little Rachel!!! I belong to a church in Hobart Washington where Ruth Smoker Morris, is the Pastor's wife. She has shared your story with us and you have another church praying for you all and your precious Rachel. Psalm 139 comes to mind for you and I pray that God glorifies Himself through your love and faith. (((HUGS))) to you all,
Kathy Monroe

Carol Taves said...

What precious pictures! Rachel is so sweet all wrapped up in the labours of her mother's love and I love the one of Abigail and the flowers. Does Ethan draw things by themes? Our kids used to get into drawing one thing (like whales) and would then produce hundreds of whale pictures for a few days or weeks, and then on to the next idea!

fiona said...

abigail, you are such a beautiful little girl and such a great big sister to rachel!! and ethan, what a great picture of a whale!! you are a wonderful artist! nadia is also an artist. in fact, she tells us she has been an artist for a very long time already . . . she says she started being an artist when she was three :)
kendra and dave, you are such good parents! if i think of some of the possibilities of parents for rachel, i am so thankful God choose you (not that i wish this pain for you but that you have chosen to let her live and love her every minute of every day . . . ). is there any greater blessing for a child than the true and pure love of a parent? i don't think so . . . rachel is so lucky to have you both . . . and to have such a cool big brother and sister too!

fiona said...

oops, just read my last comment and realized i got the names of your two girls mixed up :)

leah said...

Hey Kendra!
I have been reading your blog and wanted to let you know that i'm praying for you and your family! i will definitely keep checking in for updates, and hope you get tons of precious moments with your beautiful baby girl!
sending lots of love your way :)
-Leah Braun

Janet said...

Aww! Rachel sure does look like a little sweet pea.She looks like one of "Anne Geddes" pictures. Abigail it looks like the flowers are talking to you.What a cute picture. WOW! Ethan that is a very nice whale .I'd like to see more of your pictures.Our daughter likes penguins...
We are praying for you all every day.Enjoy & love each day as a family & let Jesus go before you every day.He is the head of your home.He's looking after you.Keep trusting Him.
Much love & prayers
Janet M

Elmer said...

Beautiful children. And I'm not at all prejudiced. Ethan's expression is priceless, and so Ethan! He must have been asked to 'smile' for the camera. Love you all, MOM

patti said...

Hi Kendra and Dave, when I met Rachel in person on Sunday, I was struck by how tiny and how perfect she is! So sweet. Such tiny perfect hands. She's beautiful! Thinking of and praying for you guys often!

Genevieve said...

Hey kendra and david
I on,t know if you got my other coment but Im trying again hope this gets to you I read your blog every day and keep praying for a miricale God is Good all the time
Love you people love and prayers always Genevieve

Janet said...

Hi Kendra&Dave,
I've been checking your blog 3 times a day.Praying all is still going well.The Lord will put Rachel on my heart many times during the day.Then I just ask the Lord to pour peace & comfort on you all.May you continue to feel that peace as you wake up ,till you go to sleep.
Much love & prayers
Janet M