Hope

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Nora holding a beautiful card I received I’m the mail today. There is of course the beautiful trio of birds, and now the delicate cherry blossoms…

I am still in the process of sending out Nora’s birth announcements. The stamps I chose for the envelopes are primarily pink and blue featuring cherry blossoms. I chose them only because I liked the way they looked and because they matched the envelope color. I noticed there was a description of the stamps on the back of the sheets. Basically it explains the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C., how they came to be, who planted them, etc. At the end, it says this, “Because these spectacular trees flower so briefly, the Japanese often see them as poignant symbols of transience–making every blossom a invitation to celebrate being alive.” Pretty cool and appropriate, I’d say!!!.Just as is this card!

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I’m of to bed with only a miniscule dash of anxiety lurking beneath the surface of my skin. Nora has another echo scheduled for tomorrow morning at Children’s. We’re hoping to get some answers and some direction. Please pray that all goes well for that visit and specifically that the echo goes smoothly for Nora with minimal stress for her.

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Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
(Psalm 42:11 NIV)

13 thoughts on “Hope

  1. Praying for little sweetie. About two minutes after I read this post was reading in Psalms for devotional and came upon this exact verse…..coincidence? I think not.

  2. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” – Ps. 91:1-2.

  3. Praying for you and some good answers and direction. My son had an echo done, and it was no problem for him….aside from having to lay down for about 30 minutes. (try that with a 1 year old) Distraction and food worked well for him. The room we were in was dimly lit, so the nurse had a swirly glow toy that just facinated him. Love and postitive thoughts your way.

  4. I hope Nora’s appointment goes well.. Yesterday when my dad and I were driving down our street, 3 red birds flew right across our car. I immediately thought of Nora and knew it had to be a good sign for her! I’m always thinking and praying hard for Nora!
    -Kelly

  5. I DID NOT GET TO READ THIS BLOG UNTIL TODAY, BUT THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THAT IS I GET TO READ THIS SAME DAY WHAT YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT NORA DOCTOR APPOINTMENT. I HAVE NOT GONE TO THURSDAY’S BLOG YET, BUT I FEEL LIKE THE APPOINTMENT WENT WELL. WITH THE BEAUTIFUL CARD HAVING THREE BIRDS, AND KELLY ACTUALLY HAD 3 CARDINALS FLY RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR CAR ARE REALLY GOOD SIGNS. OF COURSE I PRAYED FOR NOR AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY LAST NIGHT, SO YOU WERE IN MY PRAYERS. I LOVE YOU ALL. GOING TO THE NEXT BLOG TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE DOCTOR APPOINTMENT.

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