Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

Gratituesday is hosted by Laura at Heavenly Homemakers

Today I sat down to do some blog reading as I was still pondering what to write about for Gratituesday - I was hoping for some inspiration. The very first post that I read was written by Tammie who has 4 year old triplets. It is often easy to relate to families with triplets because ours are nearly that close in age! I keep reading Tammie's blog because she has fantastic photos, she always makes me laugh with her stories and she often opens my eyes as to what I have to look forward to in a year or so!! So today when I saw this post, I thought how fun to think back and post a bunch of photos from when they were 18 months old.

Then I realized why she did it, and why her heart was breaking, she linked to the Martino's blog where Jodi tells about the sudden death of their precious little boy, 18 month old Matteo. It touches me very closely because Matteo has a twin brother and they have a slightly older sister. They had twins very soon after they had their first baby - just like us!

But they are now facing such incredible pain and loss that I simply do not have the words to express my sadness - I just have tears and prayers. Prayers particularly for his Mom Jodi who is 13 weeks pregnant. I felt compelled to create another prayer button...

It wasn't that long ago that I found out about Jon & Ali . Their story touched me deeply and I created a simple prayer button to remind me to pray for them. Although I haven't needed the button, I think of them often. It still breaks my heart, however, as I have been following their blogs I am blessed and awed by their incredible strength and faith. They are now starting the adoption process, which being adopted myself is a very important subject to me! I will continue to pray for Jon & Ali.

So today in the midst of my tears I realized that I am grateful for being able to create simple prayer buttons and post them on my blog. They give me the ability to share with those that read my blog the stories that have touched me deeply. It is my hope and prayer in creating these buttons that many will use them on their blogs and join me in praying for these families.

Oh and in case you think I am a button making expert, I have to correct you on that impression. I simply found a website free125cards.com where it is easy to make them!