Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

room assignment 2

Here I am groaning in my heart about my room assignment and my ever faithful Father is working it out without me doing anything. My first response is complaining and He still answers my unasked prayers. I am humbled by His love. If he loves me in these little moments how much more he will love me in the big moments. What a worm am I.

We are going to be moving across the hall to 7264...the room right next to our old room. It has the view of the trees that I was hoping for. and it has a glider rocker. Thank God.


Blogger My 3 Sons said...

Do you realize that your room assignment postings were only 16 min. apart??? Amazing how God has his hand in your life. Thanks for keeping up with your blog. We don't know you personally, but are praying for your family.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessings all around today!!!
I am coming up tomorrow around noon...should I call your cell or will I be able to find you???
Call tonite if you feel up to it!
Love, Les

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a faith building day. God is even now pouring out his Grace upon you. Even the little things (rooms and rockers) are in his hands and he has shown himself faithful again and again, and how much more has he provided for your greatest need. (Rom. 5:6-11) May he continue to pour out blessing on you day after day.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

God is faithful and He does know the desires of your heart:)

Friends of mine go to Christ Community Church near York, Pa and have added your family to their prayer chain.


6:55 PM  
Blogger beth said...

emily our God is sooo good! just think if he'll help you out and give you a pretty view and a rocking chair, how much more will he care for livi and you and everyone? we serve a wonderful, loving God! he knew you wanted to see some trees... he gave you a window! he knew you wanted a special chair... minutes later he gave it to you.

i am just waiting to see what amazing things He is doing through this.

love you tons,

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is your old high school math teacher, Cathy S. I guess it has been about 10 years since I have seen you, but I had to let you know that, even if you do not hear from people, our whole building full of teachers is praying for you and your family - and of course most especially for Alivia. I am not sure of anything much scarier than sitting in the hospital and not knowing.... I hope, Emily, that you can feel God's love surrounding you during this scary time. You are certainly in out thoughts and prayers. God's blessings to you and yours -
Cathy S.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,
This is Jill P., friend of your dad's from IASD. Just like Cathy S. said of the high school, everyone here at Eisenhower is praying for Alivia and your whole family. Julianne L. stopped me this morning to say the folks over at Horace Mann are randomly getting together through the day to pray. You have no idea how much we're all with you, how much we care. As mom of a sick child, my heart is with you, and I can honestly say I know what you're going through not knowing, and I've cried all those same tears. Honey, you're just on my mind constantly, and I'm praying and praying and praying...first, of course for Alivia's miracle, and second, for peace for you and all of your family. Our God is so good and so big...Just feel His arms around you. Love from Indiana to you!
Jill P.

7:57 PM  
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8:13 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Our thoughts & prayers are with you Emily, James, & esp. Alivia. Thanks Emily for sharing with us your heart. I read the blog several times a day. It's great to be able to recive updates. I use to work at Hershey Medical in fact with Leukemic patients. We love you.... Clyde & Cheryl

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am thankful for grace in all the small details that God has shown himself to you throughout today! continue to see God in all the little details (trees, rockers, little toes of Alivia) and know that he is concerned and knows your needs! may your heart be filled with faith! love you-jamie

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have these "quotes" on my fridge and try to read them everyday. I was cooking dinner and came across them. Then I thought that they may encourage you as well.

"Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
-a Christian Collect

"I am not my own but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also perserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him" -Heidelberg Confession

Love you- Les

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Sandy Kimmel said...

Dear Emily and Alivia,
Jeremiah and I prayed for you this morning. He asked all kinds of 10-year old questions...but he is always eager to pray for others, especially other kids.

You were wise to as folks to visit and not worry about saying anything. I used to not visit folks in crisis for that reason, and have learned from being on the crisis side,...that sitting quietly with good friends and family is the best kind of visit. My own attempts to utter the perfect words of comfort and spiritual ecouragement I usually end up with at least one big clubby foot in my mouth.

Your blog, the comments, your devotion to the Father have blown me away. GRETCHEN, our kiddos are grown up and loving Jesus all on their own.
Praying for you and loving ya,
sandy kimmel and krew

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was so good to be with you tonight. You are so strong Emily! I see the grace of God in you. It's obvious to me that He is carrying you.
Today I was getting a facial at Studio Nassir Salad & my technician said "You look sad." (I know her pretty well.) I told her that I was sad & explained Alivia's story/situation. This lady is not a Christian but she told me that she has a friend that goes to church & she was going to have their prayer chain pray for Alivia! I was amazed! God chose to use someone who isn't even a believer to relay the news to others to pray for Alivia! Isn't that so cool!
I love you-

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Andrea Wallwork said...

I thought maybe these lyrics from a Casting Crowns song might be encouraging.

I was sure by now
That You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say “Amen”, and it’s still raining
As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as You mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away
I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
Every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm
I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry
You raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can’t find You
As the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away
I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

The first time I heard this song I ran home and looked up the lyrics on the internet, copied them, and saved them but I didn't really know why or what I was going to do with them. I think God had me do it so I could share them with you. Hope it helps!
I'm praying for you guys!!!

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, I heard that same Casting Crowns song yesterday, and thought of you & Livi immedialtely! I wanted to share the words with you, but did not know who sang it or all of the exact words . Praise God for speaking to us in so many ways!
Brandi king

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


We are thinking of you and your family! Alivia is a beautful little girl! We will continue to check in through your blog.

Matthew(1) Manjit, Miles and Henry Haughery

10:36 PM  
Blogger Briana Almengor said...

It's funny (really, it's God) that all day I have been jotting down thoughts I want to share with you in a letter I promise I will write and send.
As I read over your blog and the comments written here, I already see God answering many of my prayers on your behalf and others chiming in with encouragement or input that I had jotted down myself.
What glory to God as the Body comes together and helps to carry you and James and Alivia and your family through this time.
Praying for a restful night for you all. Enjoy that rocker God so mercifully provided. Give hugs to your parents for me, will you? And a sweet little kiss right on Alivia's precious little nose.

PS> My sister in law, Jen, said she got to see ya'll today and that your little angel is the talk of the hospital! How could she not be?!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, I'm sure you have noticed this by now, but I just wanted to point out God's care for you. The song lyrics, your room (and rocker!), countless people praying, and I am sure other little blessings are all pointing you to God's sovereignty and love.
I feel like He would remind you that He clothes the lilies of the field and knows every sparrow that falls, how much more will He care for you . . . for whom He died! He has met your greatest need on the cross, how much more will He provide for you all good things! He takes care of the biggest and smallest needs, and everything in between. He is your (and Alivia's) loving Father who works all things for your good.
May His grace and peace be with you, as you trust in His strong arms.
Sarah Sensenig

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you that I am amazed at God's faithfulness in all areas of our lives. And I am so humbled by His sovereignty. Isn't it just like God to allow you to be put into a room that is not what you wanted, but what he allowed for the moment, in order to show forth His full glory in even more splendor later on? I'm sure that you would have been very thankful for the second room if that is what you had gotten in the first place, but look at the increased way you were able to experience the care and love of God by meeting your needs with His timing...it just blows my mind that he can care for every hair on Alivia's head but in the same moment have this awesome future plan for not just her, but you and James and every life you are touching in order for us to glorify Him even more! Amazing.

12:20 AM  

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