Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We had a house full. My parenys as well as my brothe and his family was here for an extended weekend. Here is the 4 cousins posing before church today. We were missing 1 cousin and that was Kaden. We were also missing my sister and her family and my brother and suz and strauss, suz service dog. ☺
May we always remember we have been given a. 2nd chance for forgiveness because the tomb is empty and Jesus is alive!!
3 years ago today we were given somre of the best news ever. It was the day that Childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh told us Jaren was free to go home. His numbers had climbed to over triple over night. What a miracle from God. Jaren also didnt have to have the Bone Marrow test that they had planned to take him for that very morning. So thankful for God's help and for those that prayed for us. Several came to see us and although I don't have pictures of everyone we are so greatful for the support. Those that came were, The Ross Gregg Family, who also brought us a wonderful sunday lunch while there as well, Joe and Bobbi Dentler, who brought us things from my parents who were wanting to be there with us, Rev Joe Smith, Sam and Christine West, spent most of a day with us and ate lunch together, Grandma and Pappy Ritchey and Aunt Bonnie, who brought us food and lots of love. many people prayed for Jaren while there but one prayer in particular stands out. It was Pappy's prayer. Before they left that evening pappy prayed with Jaren and in his prayer he told God he would rather it be him there instead of Jaren. Now 3 years later pappy has passed away from cancer and I can't help but think of his prayer he prayed that day.
many called and texted us during that time and although we know some would have rathered be there in person instead, we really appreciate every call, text and email.
Well today has been 1 month since Heaven gained another saint on Christmas day. So hard to believe it's already been a month since pappy died. We miss him so much yet would not wish him to be in pain again. Some days I just want to call their phone and hope he answers in his special sweet voice" how are you". Here is a poem I wrote about a week before he died. I know it's not much of anything but it's from my heart.