Please Pray!

Our world has been rocked by news from some of our dear friends.

Their son, Sterling, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last week. He is almost five years old.

Sterling was a perfectly healthy little boy with two younger sisters (and another sibling on the way) just last week. He has since undergone brain surgery to remove most of a slow growing tumor and is currently in the pediatric intensive care unit. All of this occured in the last ten days.

Please pray for Sterling and his family. They are awaiting results about the tumor from pathology. Supposedly it could take from five days to two weeks (can you imagine having to wait that long?) to find out if it is malignant. Pray for healing for Sterling, strength and comfort for his parents, and the surgeons and other doctors would have wisdom and discernment.

His parents have shared Isaiah 40:11, Psalms 34:8, and Hebrews 10:23 with their friends. The verses are below:

Isaiah 40:11 – He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arems and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.

Psalms 34:8 – Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that takes refuge in Him.

Hebrews 10:23 – Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.

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Published in: on October 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A Weekend with Friends

What an awesome weekend! Our dear friends came to visit us and we had a ball. We try to get together every August and spend a weekend together. Since we just had Miles and couldn’t be far from him this soon, our friends were gracious enough to vacation in Charleston this year. We really had a wonderful time. Some highlights:

We dined at the Chef’s Table at the Daniel Island Club and enjoyed an impromptu menu prepared by Chef Tyler. It was fantastic!

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We spent lots of time at the club pool. Chad and I are always at the family pool and realized that we have NEVER been to the pool without our boys!! It was unbelievable to spend time at the quiet, laid back  adult pool 🙂



We also enjoyed a carriage ride downtown from the Palmetto Carriage Company. We were lucky to be able to tour through the residential neighborhoods and see some gorgeous historic houses. If you ever take a carriage tour, you shoudl request our guide — his name is Reid. Our tour was fabulous!



Dinner downtown at Hank’s was as good as it gets! I got the curried shrimp house special. It was fantastic! Chad got seared scallops over grits which were awesome too. Dessert was Banana Cream Pie.





Our friends loved the burgers at Poe’s tavern on Sullivan’s Island. We did too!



Today was a cool and blustery day on Daniel Island. I was able to spend the morning looking at homes with one of my dearest friends and her husband. We had a great time together! They have two daughters that are the same age as my sons and they are all great buddies. It is important for us to find the perfect home for them since they plan to be there until they have grandchildren!! I love the permanence of their dream. For Chad and I (who move every few years), this is a foreign concept. However, after hearing my friends today, it sounds enticing! They were so kind to treat me to lunch at a new island restaurant called Eddie’s Bistro. The food was phenomenal! Although the space is small, the menu is diverse and everything was prepared with the utmost care. I had Coconut Soup and Pad Thai — mmm… 🙂

The boys and I made cookies a little while ago and they are snug in their beds and chattering away. I don’t know where they find the energy — it is 9:45 pm! Chad just got home from a church league basketball game and is on the phone sharing the details of his game with his dad. I’m in the process of negotiating an offer on one of my listings. Soon I will head to bed. Life is truly full of simple blessings.

Published in: on February 17, 2009 at 2:53 am  Leave a Comment  
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