Sunday, May 1, 2011

The links above will take you to two carepages of beautiful
little girls. Both have had the Fontan(heart surgery). This is the
surgery Mackynlee will have next year. Please lift these girls and
their families in your prayers. It is very difficult for me to read
these updates. I am not ready to give Mackynlee back to the hands
of the surgeons.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Barney Bday

Today is a very special day! We are celebrating Mackynlee's 2nd bday. We are so thankful God has given her to us! She has turned into a sassy two year old. She thinks everything is hers including me. She does not want me to be Shelby and Connor's mom, too. LOL

This is also a very sad day here in our community. Mr./Coach Ray Haney passed away yesterday. He had been hospitalized since the beginning of December. Please lift this family in your prayers as they are all exhausted and now in mourning.

Coach Haney was a highly thought of man. He taught/coached at the high school I went to and I now teach there. He wasn't a lazy teacher. You knew more everytime after coming out of his class than you did before entering.

I have many memories of him away from the school, also. Kathryn and Susan have always been very good friends of mine. Coach Haney took us to horse shows, ballgames, worked us if we were hanging out and he needed help, etc.

"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going."
John 14:1 - 4

Friday, February 25, 2011

She's Two!!

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For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27

I should have changed the word I to we in the above bible verse. I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers for more than 2 years for our special girl. Many of you prayed with us for her before she was born.

Mackynlee has been saying, "I two!" for months, she officially turned two yesterday. I cannot help but to think back to this day two years ago(heart moms, will I always do this on her bday). All I wanted to do was get the the NICU. Mark and I got to go for a very few minutes and see her. The rest of the day was spent trying to get insurance stuff done, medicines filled, and a time to depart MS. She and I got on a tiny jet around 10 or 11ish. We got to PA in the middle of the night. I caught a few hours sleep in a tiny sleep room at the hospital. When I awoke, doctors swarmed me with questions all day. Genentists believed something was wrong with her other than her heart. I was told her nipples were too far apart, ears too low, etc..... WHAT A DAY!!!

Mark got to PA late that evening. He and I met at Ronald McDonald house, quickly put our things away, and off to CHOP to see Mackynlee. The next morning was surgery with many difficult days to follow. Thank God above, He saw us through. Now our life is pretty normal. Each day is a blessing.

Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight. ”


My heart was saddened this morning as I checked my email. I learned that a beautiful newborn girl heart baby passed away. I had been keeping up with this family through another family who I met in PA. This baby was the family's 4th child. Please pray for them.