Thursday, June 25, 2009

We’re back!

So you thought that if Blogger flagged us as a possible spam site… that you could get rid of us that easily?

The thing that cracks me up; is that we gained 2 new followers while the blog was frozen! I guess it’s more entertaining when I’m not able to write? ;)

We are missing out on all kinds of updates. The first and most important one is a big giant THANK YOU to all of you who posted on Gracie’s story to help us raise funds for Sufficient Grace Ministries.

I was unbelievably touched by your sweet comments. It felt like being able to introduce her for the first time, since the number of people who were able to see and touch her in those 25 hours were precious few.

But instead, you reached out and touched us. Beyond the hope that we could support a ministry for grieving families, it brought me to tears again and again to realize that people were praying. Praying for these moms and dads who don’t have a choice in saying goodbye so soon. Praying for comfort for strangers they’ve never met.

And the stories… people opening up and sharing about their own loss. Thank you for inviting us into your story. Introducing us to your precious children.
Can you imagine? Our sweet little ones already know eachother… they’ll be introducing us at the pearly gates!

Can I tell you that my sister and I sat at the computer, reading comments aloud. Smiling through tears and being touched by words of comfort.
She needed that.
I needed that…
to see her proud to talk about her little girl and to be loved on by you guys.

I (ahem) haven’t spoken with Mr. Daddy about this yet… but since the goal was 500 comments, we were prepared to send that to Sufficient Grace Ministries. Even with 260 comments, I know there were well over 1000 hits to the post… so I know God can use those seeds. Perhaps the best thing for all of us, was to simply be reminded how unbelievably valuable each life is.

Thank you again.

Give me a few minutes to rest this bum wrist and I’ll tell ya all about that adventure!


Pam said...

SOOO glad y'all are back up and running again. You know I missed ya! Can't wait to hear the Ugly Bump story. And feel free to hold nothing back. I'm sure that there is undying humor in it somewhere. Besides that, I need a good laugh;-)

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said...

So glad you are were definitely missed!!!

Kameron said...

That is so funny that you got flagged as spam. How does that even happen? Anywho, glad to see you back. :o)

McCrakensx4 said...

Blogger made you spam, did it?! That's funny! and I am so glad that you were able to spend some time with your sister to be able to pour over the comments to your Gracie post, How awesome!! Congratulations!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

I've missed you. So glad you are back...

Ziggy Stardust said...

I am glad that you are back. Evil tried to win and stop you, but goodness won in the end.


Floortime Lite Mama said...

glad u r back - how is the wrist

He & Me + 3 said...

You have been missed greatly! Glad to know you are back. Hope your wrist is better soon.

Pam D said...

Yeah, I was gonna have to go all psycho crazy on the Blogger folks for cutting you off. They better be glad they fixed things before it got ugly. I'm just sayin'.. don't mess with my friends! (yeah, all 5'2" of me.. REAL intimidating over here). Truly, I'm glad you're back up and running.. I've missed reading Rachel's wonderful writing and sparring with Mr. Daddy... :<) Right now, I'm sitting here listening to my collection of MJ on 8-track, while watching my cache of Johnny Carson Tonight Show tapings and staring at my Farrah poster.... (no, not really, but c'mon, how many cultural hits can we take in 24 hours????). *sigh* Mr. Daddy, at least I know YOU get it....

Mr. Daddy said...

Pam D. whats an 8 track???? *grin*

Unknown said...

SPAM???WHATEVER!!! So glad you are all back and rearing to go! Look forward to hearing the wrist story! said...

Wow, I am so glad that your sister (and you) found comfort in sharing and support through all of the awesome lovely bloggers out there!


Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Hi there! I haven't been able to pull up the new posts until today! I just want to thank you for your willing heart to bless Sufficient Grace Ministries. And even more...I am so grateful that you could feel the love and prayers pouring out to you. What you did showed so much love for your sister and sweet Gracie. Your telling of her story was so beautiful and touched so many hearts. My prayer for you was that you would feel blessed and that many would read Gracie's story and find comfort and hope. And that many would pray for your beautiful family. Our God is faithful, isn't He? Again and again, He does exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or imagine!! Beautiful! Thank you a thousand times. We are blessed and honored beyond words that we were allowed to be part of this. And many families will be blessed by your donation. You are all amazing! We continue to pray God's comfort and many blessings over all of you. Thank you for sharing sweet Gracie with us.

Much Love,
Kelly Gerken
Sufficient Grace Ministries

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