Thursday, November 27, 2008


I would like to thank all of our families and our extend blog family for the way that you have supported Laura, Jon, and Tanner during this very difficult year. We have appreciated the notes of encouragement, but most of all, we appreciate your prayers.

For those of you who have experienced loss, you know that the "firsts" are very hard. The kids are coming into one of the toughest seasons of the year, and I know that they would appreciate your prayers.
This morning I was reminded of a song written by Dan Burgess that expresses what is on our hearts as we celebrate this Thanksgiving Day.
Thank You Lord for the trials that come my way
in that way I can grow each day as I let You lead
and thank you Lord for the patience those trials bring
in the process of growing I can learn to care
but it goes against the way I am
to put my human nature down
and let the spirit take control of all I do
cause when those trials come my human nature
shouts the things to do and
God's soft prompting can be easily ignore
verse 2
I thank you Lord with each trial I feel inside
that you're there to help lead and guide me away from wrong
cause you promised Lord that with every testing
that your way of escaping is easier to bear
verse 3
I thank you Lord for the victory that growing brings
in surrender of everything life is so worthwhile
and I thank you Lord that when everything's put in place
out in front I can see your face and it's there you belong
As of this morning, there have been over 58,000 hits to Lindsay's blog. That boggles our minds. Thank you for partnering with us on this journey.
I would love to have many of you write to Laura and Jon today. Let's encourage them on this Thanksgiving Day. Lindsay Bear -- Pop-Pop and Granny love you so very much and miss you!!!