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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Article in today's advance and blessings from God





We were blessed to be interviewed by Cathy Runyon at the Advance Newspaper for an article that was printed in today's Advance. She did a wonderful job portraying our life with ALS, but ultimately our hope in Jesus Christ, especially as Christmas approaches this year. If you are local, check it out, if you are not, here is a link to the article on line
http://www.mlive.com/grandvalleyadvance/index.ssf/2009/12/christmas_offers_local_family.html

Eric has been struggling with a cough for some time now and we have not been getting much rest. God has lifted our spirits on Sunday as we were doubly blessed to hear our good friend, Daniel Groves perform at GR First on Sunday with some incredible music to our Lord that drew us closer to Him and then Sunday night when we were again feeling the enemy attack as this disease has become so difficult to bear at times, a bunch of families from our new church came to our house singing Christmas carols with huge smiles on their faces (especially the beautiful children singing loudly in front) Eric was not able to come to the door at that time, but I stood and listened to their beautiful voices and Eric listened from the other room as we both shed tears knowing how much we are loved by so many of you, but most of all knowing that we are loved by God. He sees us when we are hurting and He lifts us up out of the pit and wraps his arms around us in such tangible ways. I had prayed specifically just an hour before that God would show himself to me and He truly did!

This Christmas, lift someone up and show the love of Christ as you celebrate his birth and the true meaning of Christmas!!
Love,
Lori and Eric

I am attaching some photos of us spending some time cuddling with Eric in his hospital bed. He may not be able to sleep in it, but this was the first time Eric was able to put his arms around the kids and me to hold us for a while. Of course, our beloved dog, Prince had to get in there too!

3 comments:

michele said...

Merry Christmas to you. May God answer your prayers. Michele in Jerusalem

Anonymous said...

It had to feel wonderful to be in his arms again. Take care.

Clarkers said...

Somehow I missed this one. Love the pictures.. so sweet. Praying for you all so very much!!!

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