Saturday, November 15, 2008

Rainy Saturday

Today was a rainy day.
My friend who we are living with, and my older brother- they had a mud fight. It was fun to watch! It was really nasty. She got dropped in a mud puddle, and was just gross by the end of it. He was also, but not as bad. They both had to come inside and take showers, but we got some good pictures of it! So that made it all worth-while.
Today, my older brother and I talked and worked out somethings. God is showing me that I need to be emptied of certain things, and I know that I need to be filled with Him, and His love. I was reading Psalm 119 this morning, and it talked about how the writer delighted in following the Lord's laws. We really do receive joy when we follow God.
Also, I was reading this book, Sister Freaks. Sort of like Jesus Freaks, but about women. I was a really good book. I need to do whatever God directs for my life, even if I think that I have better plans for my life. He always knows best. ALWAYS!

Today, I had a message from a friend that said, "...I will be praying for you guys." I want to thank all of you out there for all of your prayers. Without you all going to God, and praying for us, this would be a very hard time. Knowing that so many people are praying for us, is simply amazing. Our family will never be able to express how truly thankful we are. When people say that they are praying for us, I say thank you, but it doesn't sound like enough. How do I tell people how truly grateful I am? So thank you.


  1. No Ali, I should be the one to say thank you. Thank you so much for allowing me to come into your lives and be a part of such a special, although sad, life experience. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of your father's, and now your, blog. I do have a problem understanding why such bad things happen to such good people. Hopefully someday I will share the kind of faith that your family has and will better understand why things like this happen. Your family is truly an amazing family and if every family on God's great earth were like yours, what a wonderful world it would be. I feel blessed to have gotten to know your family through your blogs. I hope someday I will be fortunate enough to meet your family. I will continue to pray for all of you. I did meet your father briefly several years ago and I do know his mother. She is a wonderful person and my heart goes out to her also. Much love to you all and God bless.

  2. Hey Ali, Its been a long time. I dont think I have talked to you since 2006 when I came up to visit in Pa and announced I was pregnant with my daughter. I have been reading your dads blogs as much as possible since my husband and I dont get internet in our place until tomorrow. However my dad talks about him and how he is doing a lot. Im glad he got to come see him last month with Uncle Bob. I know what you are going through is hard and if you ever need to talk send me an e mail ok.

    Lots of Love
    Your cousins
    Cassi, Tony, Emily, and baby Landon

    PS give your mom a hug for me.

  3. You are experiencing one of the hardest things in life, and I emphasize "one"; because as hard as this is, it won't be the last hard thing. God is being faithful and loving in the midst of this sad time, and in the years to come, you will remember how He was so real and so evident in your life. When faced with extreme difficulties, you will say, "I trust God with the outcome, He has shown His love and care in the past, and He will never leave me or forsake me."

    How fortunate you are to learn these lessons at a young age.