Loving God and loving others is what our time on earth is all about! We give because we love God and love people. In return, God provides and I needed that reminder today! God provides!
A day with great news and more great news! Madison's hemoglobin is up to 9.3 on its own without having to receive blood! Her fracture in her leg is healing perfectly! After just three weeks new bone has formed and the crack is fading! It is amazing how God created our bodies.
On our way to St.Louis the organization Bear Nessessties called! This organization is giving our kids a Bear Hug this fall! We are completely blessed and the kids are excited! http://www.bearnecessities.org/bear-hugs/
The kids got new pillow cases today (they love them) and we had a surprise in our mailbox!! Thank you God for sending blessings our way as a reminder you are our provider!
Madison and I hold our breath then start laughing! It is the small things that brings smiles to our faces on these long trips to STL❤️❤️
A sin I'm quality of and struggle with... I found myself frustrated this evening about where I am not instead of focusing on where I am. Ryan and I were discussing the topic and remembered we were behind on Chip's messages and of course it was on comparing! Take a listen! This is the app I have. It is free!
Harrison and Mae crack Madison and I up! The kids made a home outside, played dress-up, and swam!
What an exciting and fun day! We started our day early with breakfast as a family of 5 then spent the rest of our day and evening with family and friends!
Thank you to all who participated, volunteered, or just came to support Madison at the Dash for Lash race.
Madison, Ryan, and Mae completed the 5k tonight❤️ Harrison and I were all over the place, but did make it one time around!❤️
Please continue to pray for the family of Jaxon! His funeral services will be tomorrow.
Sitting here tonight clearly remembering where we were a year ago. Every moment, tear, smile, emotion, trial, and setback have landed us here. Right here is where God has placed us.
Take a moment to thank God where he has placed you. Some of you love where your at, some are struggling, some want nothing else then to be relocated, but friends we all have something in common...God has personally placed us where we are and those places are all temporary if we love and accept Him!
Over and over I'm reminded how temporary our time is on earth. How our lives are ever changing. Thank you God for being the one constant in my life! As I've shared before change isn't my forte. So much has changed this past year from our inner selves, to the way Madison looks, our ministry, etc. I could probably fill an entire piece of paper of all the changes...
The greatest change would have to also be the hardest... In order to say "yes" to God that means saying "no" to people. Saying "no" to expectations, relationships, and all things that God isn't asking. From a type A, schedule and list making, my entire day is planned woman of God this hasn't been easy. Often God is saying, "Lindsay, people pleasing will never fulfil your calling, your life, or your heart. I can only do that!"
Chip Ingram has a new series out called, "Spirtual Simplicity" if you don't have the free app I highly recommend it! This week has been focusing on doing less so you can love more! Often we fill our calendars when we need to be loving more!
So where are we a year later: Well, the meds are still intense, but we are home! Madison is still healing- often I'm asked, "How is Madison?" such a complex question❤️ that changes day to day. We aren't where we wanted to be a year later, but we are where God wants us. Still making one-two trips to St.Louis a week, still receiving iv meds, on fluids, and dealing with kidney problems. We still avoid crowds with Madison (no restaurants, no grocery stores, etc.) when we are in public (rarely) she wears a mask. We did go to church for the first time last Sunday, but feel it was too soon so will be waiting to do that again. So much still is no where near being normal, but won't bore you with all of that❤️
We are home, we are together, and we are blessed! I assumed (never do that) God would end my blog posting at the one year mark, but he is still calling me so they will continue.
Thank you praying, loving, and supporting our family.
Another season awaits...
We are getting so excited about the Glow Run this Saturday, July 16th at 8pm. This is a big day for Madison as it marks her one year re-birthday!! July 16th will always be a day that we celebrate! Transplant Day! We invite you to come early to visit and celebrate the re-birthday! Refreshments will be provided before and after the race! Below is a list of important times of Saturday’s events!
6:45pm -7:45pm: Packet Pick-Up: This will take place under the gazebo at Rogier Park, Vandalia IL (off of Fillmore Street-locals call circle of the park or top part),
7pm-7:45pm: Re-birthday celebration under the pavilion come and celebrate with the family
7:45pm: Lindsay and Ryan Lash will be speaking, praying, and starting the race
8pm: Race begins!
We hope to see you tomorrow!!!