Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Much to say

What a month we have had! I have so much to write about and just not enough time. The boys are going back to school next week and I will have some quiet afternoons to sit and write while the girls are napping.

I do have some exciting news I can finally share....String of Pearls is now official! Our website is up, we have meetings set up with Doctors in the Denver area and our 501c3 paperwork is being approved! I feel like this has taken so long to get to this point and I am so thankful for all the people that have been a part of making this become a reality. I'm continually amazed at how God continues to use one tiny baby girl to reach out to so many others. We are standing in awe of how God is working and daily living out the "insteads" of Isaiah 61:2-3
To proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

The hard days continue to come in waves, but the depths are not as deep. I miss Pearl more than ever at this moment, and would give anything to have my dark haired baby in my arms again. I was thinking last night how I would have loved to hear her make a sound...then was reminded that the first sound she made was when she was sitting at the throne of God! Wow, what a picture I can hardly wait to be a part of. I am thankful for the ability we have to honor her life and help so many others on this journey.

Will you pray for me and for those that are involved in String of Pearls? We are choosing to help others honor life and we need to cover these precious families in prayer as well as the people that are involved in caring for the families. Will you also consider financially helping String of Pearls? The website gives a detailed account of the services we will provide and our goal is to do this at no charge to the families. There is a place on the website to donate online as well as a mailing address. Our desire is to reach as many families as possible and give them hope and peace as they walk the most difficult journey of their lives. Thank you for praying and supporting us each step of the way.

Go see our beautiful website at

I'll be back soon with some good stories of our last month!


Corie said...

Congrats! I am so excited to see just how many people Pearls story will affect. Thanks for helping me walk through this valley. You have been a treasure and I am so thankful for your sweet and genuine friendship to me and my family. Covering Strings of Pearls with prayer and all those who are involved. God is moving!

zanesmommy said...

I found you through Corie. This is such a wonderful thing that you are doing. I am so glad that you have the faith and courage to do this. THANK YOU! It is a beautiful website.

boltefamily said...

Oh Girl! You know I am praying! I am so excited for you and for all of the families who will be a part of such a blessing!

The Flick Family said...

amazing! truly amazing. what a ministry you have and what a need you can fill. thank you for following the Lord's calling on your life. that is obvious to me!

Aimee said...

Do you think you could zip yourself up in Corie's suitcase? I miss you and your sweet calming voice. We are still hitting the beach....lets plan it. Girls only.

Shanygne said...

yeah!!! I'm going to the website again now!! Congratulations! Another baby brought to term!

Cathy said...

I shall continue to pray for this special journey. You are doing such good work. What an honor to God and to your precious Pearl!
Cathy & Annabel