"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

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Well, it looks like things didn't materialize the way we thought....and that's just fine with us.  No sign of spells.  I think I am a little afraid to write that things are going well because we know how quickly things can change.  But the good times are just as real to us as the bad - and I want to look back on these times and remember how much JOY this little girl brought us!! Rachel has been SO HAPPY lately.  She has probably laughed harder and smiled more in these past few days than in any other happy period!  She is still eating every half hour or so, but she is eating well.  Last night Dave and I had her on our bed and she was laughing and laughing....just one look from us would get her going.  Ethan set up a monster truck jump in the kitchen where Rachel was sitting and every time he 'jumped the cars', she would burst out laughing - again and again.  And the other day I was on the computer looking through pictures of Rachel, with her in my arms.  She looked at me, put her hand on my cheek and giggled!  And then she looked back at the screen and giggled again.  It was so sweet.  Sometimes I forget that there is a little person in there who really wants to communicate with us, and then there's moments like these that remind us again.  It has been pretty busy here - with lots of good stuff.  There has been some discouraging stuff too (eg. respite situaion), but I don't want to think about that stuff right now.  Thank-you God for this beautiful little girl!


Janet said...

Oh Kendra ! What a wonderful post you printed.I can just imagine little Rachel laughing.That must of brought happy tears to you..What a precious precious child from God.She is so beautiful.We love you all. :]
Much love & prayers
Janet M

Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful that Rachel is sharing some happy days with you now, I can only imagine how incredible it must be to share those moments with her. Lots of love, have a great Father's Day today, Dave! Jen

Brenda Funk said...

That has been so amazing to me-- to see how much she wants to connect to everyone around her -- and especially those she know and loves so well. Glad you are having a few less stressful days. Your respite hasn't been cut though has it? Just that you're not getting more as requested?

Christine said...

Reading this really made me think that Rachel is just so full of God's spirit right now. She is Holy, she is perfect, she is life, the kind of life we should all live. Laugh and find joy in truck jumps, and someone smiling our way, laugh in the face of fear and laugh because I am God and I know where I am going.

Your post was wonderful, and inspirational. Have a Blessed Fathers Day.

Love Christine Peters

Anonymous said...

Happy for your joy. Thankful for some relief. Feeling for you pain.