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.

Monday, October 08, 2007

One Happy Mama

Thought you might like to see my morning's activities... it was a VERY productive morning!

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Ellie is having so much fun with her cousin, Maddie (Russ and Ginger's adorable three year old)

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At 10:33 AM, Blogger Mollie said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. Looks like Ellie is nearly ready for a haircut!! Enjoy!

At 12:27 PM, Anonymous kristen miller said...

oh, thank you so much, sarah! the first one is beautiful. love to see all those faces together :)

At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You dear people. May our God provide you with a peace that passes all understanding. I have come to know you all, as if you were my own family. Looking at it clearer - you are in Christ. If not here in this life, perhaps in our Home, I will be giving you big hugs.
-Mike Stark - The Stark Family, Blairstown, NJ

At 12:48 PM, Blogger Mrs said...

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

Productive in the best possible way!

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Becky K. said...

Those pictures are the BEST!

So happy that you are all finally together again.

Thanks for sharing them.

Becky K.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

Those pictures are so perfect - thank you thank you - Ethen is SO big now! Ellie does look happy - so does Sarah!

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Sheila said...

Beautiful pics! Thank you for sharing.

In Christ

At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your lives with us, who don't know you. I can see God in a different way through you! As we face our own small hills, I am encouraged by your strength in our great God.
Our whole family is lifting you up in prayer.

At 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Skees Family,

My heart did sink when I read the news of Ellie. Thankfully our Lord can do miracles!! We will pray for guidance and a great peace to cover your family. Sarah, we love you guys ...In our hearts, The Haviland's

At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, you guys are so precious! Love, Sheri :)

At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We rejoice with you in the goodness of the Lord. May He continue to strengthen your hearts and give you strength and joy for the journey. SO thankful that you all are together again!

Praying for you!
Carol B

At 6:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing pictures! Ellie's hair is really looking adorable. It does my heart good to see you and imagine you all togetehr as a family in the amazing mountains of Momtana. OOps, that was a type-o, but it kinda works for the pictures.
Much love, The Garcias in Paradise

At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats EXACTLY what you should be doing!!! such a beautiful picture. cherish that moment forever. always praying. love simons family

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Oregon Criss's said...

Definitely one incredibly productive morning! Mine is about the same but with a 5 month old micro-preemie! Praying for each of you!

At 6:07 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Those are great pictures, thank you so much for sharing them with us, Sarah! Give Ellie & Ethan a big hug from me! :)

At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've wanted to comment for a long time but haven't been quite sure what to say...i guess all i CAN say is how much of an encouragement you are to ME. i've had struggels in my life...and i can see where i use that as an excuse. but you've been through so much more and you're still giving God all the glory in your life. it amazes me. you're an inspiration...and i've been praying for you and your entire family a LOT. i'm not sure if you know what facebook is. but you can make "groups" that people can join. i made one for ellie. i hope it will bring even more people to your site and cause even more people to pray. again...THANK YOU. you've touched so many people...that you don't even know.

Praying always. <3

At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Kristina said...

Well, I got caught up on the past week all in one night. YOU ARE LIVING LIFE.... what an example you are to me of someone feeling the full impact of life. Your perspective on life has greatly impressed me. Thank you for humbly and generously sharing it with the whole world to see!
I am taking all that is on my heart tonight to our Heavenly Father. If you need some good teaching, Loui Giglio just taught at my church and had an incredible 2 part series on suffering. If you are interested and want to watch it online for free here is the link: http://www.buckheadchurch.org/messages and the title of the series is "When Life Hurts". I hesitate even suggesting it, because I don't want to be trite, or even try to give answers. There is no way I can come close to understanding what you are feeling and experiencing as a family these days.
As someone put it so well, "crying, praying and trusting with you."

At 8:16 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Sarah, I love that your hair looks great even though you are obviously still in your jammies! You are positively glowing. I am so glad John and Ethan are together with you again. Love to you and John. We are prasying as is our Sunday school class. Love ya tons!

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Matt, Laura, Haley and Baby said...

These pictures brought immediate tears to my eyes - praise God for your sweet family. You know, I read "Hostage" last week and was just struck anew with how amazing your faith in our Father is - it will be worth it all when we see Jesus and when we see those we love, and be with them forever.


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