We will always remember Ellie for her love for others, her creativity, sensitivity, and delight in life! Ellie's light has spread far and wide... may it continue to shine in our hearts.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Checking In...

Thank you for the sweet comments about the video. I'm so glad that it meant so much to you all. It never ceases to amaze me that so many people care for our family. I'm humbled and so deeply moved to see that the goings on of one very little family would even make a dent in this very big world, but your love and concern have certainly defied all of my reasoning...

We have had an extremely busy, but happy week. We have spent time with family and friends and generally run around like crazy people trying to squeeze maximum fun into minimal time. Not an easy feat, but we've done our best. We may need to go back to New York to rest. Ooops. (John has also done some work while here, but I've pretty much just been having the time of my life!) Ellie has been spending time with some of her friends - she's missed them a lot. And Ethan's been enjoying all of the snuggles we can lavish upon him.

Tomorrow we will get to go to church for the first time in I don't know how many months. We are so looking forward to being there to worship and seeing all of the people that we've been missing.

We take off for New York on Monday morning. I'll probably not be able to update until we arrive back at the Ronald McDonald House. We've been so busy that I've not even been taking pictures, but I'll try to get some before we leave to share with you later. Just wanted to get a quick note out to let you all know that I love you and will be back to more consistent updates in the near future!


At 12:11 AM, Blogger Sheila said...

Glad to hear it! Hope you feel well-rested when the time comes to go back to NY. Prayers for a great rest of the time there are headed your way!
God bless,

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so glad you are having a wonderful visit. i know that each and every moment is so precious. we will continue to pray for each of you and keep you in our hearts. love simons family

At 2:18 PM, Blogger c.g. said...

So happy to read that your week was spent in such a wonderful way with friends and family - both for you and for Ellie - and topped off with lots of hugs for Ethan!

I'm sure everyone at the chapel was very happy to see you also.

"May the Lord continually bless you with heaven's blessings as well as human joys." - Psalm 128:5 /TLB

Will be praying for a safe trip tomorrow.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger HopiQ said...

We DO care and pray for you all every day. The children especially have a keen interest on the Ellie updates and in praying for her. We're so glad you were able to get home and enjoy time with family and friends.

The folks at Bear Lake are also praying regularly. May the Lord continue to uphold and strengthen you!

At 9:41 PM, Blogger oneofhisfriends said...

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalm 100)

At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was so moved by your video. Marshall asked me the other day about sending Ellie an e-card. Do you have a good address for doing that? Thanks!
We love you! Tabitha for our family

At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was so glad to see you at church Sunday!! even if Ethan couldn't remember who I was lol. I'll be praying for your trip back to NY.
~Bekah Harper~

At 9:33 AM, Blogger tricia said...

Sarah, I loaded a few pics of Ellie on to your photobucket. It was so wonderful getting to see all of you! Love, Tricia

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Kristina said...

Oh... praising God to hear that you have had a week of connecting with those you love. I was hoping that for you and isn't it amazing that Ellie has been able to be in person with her friends. Oh, that is awesome!
Please continue to let us know how we can pray for the details surrounding you as you are back in New York. May God continue to meet your EVERY need. (Alexa wanted to watch the video clip over and over again because she just laughed so hard at cute Ethan showing his muscles.... oh he is precious!)
May you taste God's goodness today.

At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Tabitha said...

I've been praying for little Ellie, and your family since I found out about her needs. How good to know that she is in God's tender care! Thanks for sharing from your heart in your struggles...and for remembering to keep focusing on God!
I was especially touched by the video clip! I loved how tender & careful Ethan was with Ellie...you could see little boy excitement with mom & dad that turned into gentle love with his sister! Boy, that touches the heart!
Keep Looking to Jesus, Tabitha


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