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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesdays Words

Ella Katherine: "Mom, You know why the flag is only half way up the pole right?" Me: "No, do you?" Ella Katherine: "Of course, because Barack Obama won the president." Anne Hartley: "Mom, could you ask God to close his eyes for two minutes. I am about to disobey." :)

Kate McPhail is Finally Home!

What a beautiful picture of God's grace! Sweet Kate finally came home Monday to my brother and sister in laws home in Oxford. Kate and her twin sister Maggie were born on August 31st at 26 weeks. Maggie passed away the next day and is now resting in Heaven. Although those left behind hurt, what an amazing thing that she never experienced this fallen world! A few days after Maggie's funeral it was discovered that Kate had suffered a brain bleed. It didn't look good, but miraculously she is doing great! She was born 1 lb. 14 oz. Kate now weighs 5lbs. 12 oz. There is still a long journey ahead. She is a little fighter. I can't wait to get to Oxford to love all over her. She is the custest little thing and my very first niece. Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow! Please pray for David, Jenny, Logan and sweet Kate.
Also here is a link to Kate's CaringBridge page where you can read her entire story. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/katemcphail/mystory

Finally Home

As some of you know, Matt left for JAG school in Charlottesville, VA at the beginning of July. The kids and I joined him shortly after. However, our time with him was cut short due to a family emergency that we returned home for. We left him at the very beginning of September to come back to Mississippi. We were able to see him during his transition from Charlottesville to Ft. Benning for the weekend. Other than that quick visit we were separated the rest of the time. Thankfully, Matt finally returned home from JAG school on the weekend before Thanksgiving. I dropped the kids off in Collinsville and made the five hour drive to Ft. Benning for his graduation. We were able to spend a much needed weekend together and do all of our Christmas shopping. We are getting back into our routine and are so happy to be together as a family again. I also have a new found respect for single moms, particularly those with multiple kids! It was no walk in the park, but we survived and plenty of santification happened in the process. :)