Sunday, February 22, 2009
Well, the Williams family has a picture...hooray! Our new friend Laura came to our house this morning and did a fantastic job capturing some picutes of us. She was kind enough to share some with me before they are printed and has given me permission to put them on the blog. She is an up and coming photographer, please check out her blog at momentsphotographybylaura.blogspot.com to learn more about her photography. We ended up taking most of the shots in our bedroom because of the beautiful natural light and fact that there is no "kid junk" to be found! You'll notice Eli and Cara doing their silly smile in one of the pictures. I LOVE the way they turned out. It is impossible to get catalog-smiles from a family of 6 with 4 under 2, so we are more than satisfied with the more natural look.
We were done with the shoot by 10, so I packed up Cara and went to church. I've been really missing time to praise and worship, so it did my heart so much good to be there today. The teens led the service and it was a wonderful blessing to see them using their talents to the glory of God. One of the songs we sung was "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." I've always loved this song, but never more than this morning;
Jesus, Lover of my soul.
Jesus I will never let You go.
You've taken me, from the miry clay.
Set my feet upon the rock, and now I know.
I love You, I need You,
though my world may fall, I'll never let you go...
So many people say "how are you doing, how are you handling all of this." Truth be told, I feel like our world has fallen. I'm trying every day to just put one foot in the front of the other. I'm trying desperately to choose to focus on the good God is putting in our lives: the wonderful miracles I have in Eli, Cara, Brady, and Allie (Matt too), the amazing support of friends, family, and strangers, and the hope I find in God's promises. As we approach this second round of chemo, please be praying in the following areas:
1. Pray that God will comfort Brady while in the hospital.
2. Pray that the chemo will destroy this cancer beyond all expectation.
3. Pray that Matt and I will continue to find strength in God and in each other.
4. Pray for our wonderful parents and friends who are helping us take care of our precious family while we are away.
5. Pray that we will have a clear direction after this round of chemo pertaining to surgery at Sloan Kettering versus more chemo.
That's a lot of prayers, but I know God is listening if we just keep them coming!!! Love to all of you...