September 18, 2008

faith + prayers

Last night, my mom opened a card from a sweet neighbor. She read it quietly and then shared a part of it that really gave me comfort:

Hope is the anticipation that the outcome will be good.

Worry is the anticipation that the outcome will be bad.

Faith is the anticipation that whatever the outcome, it will be for our good.

I have a lot of faith.

My dear friend, M, said to me the other day - "Remember that we are all not only praying for Christian and Stephanie but for their families as well. Prayers can reach you for whatever your need." So true, I feel how many people are praying and it makes me so grateful. Thank you.


  1. Love you Lizzy and still praying for you ;o)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing part of the card. It rings true to me in many aspects of my life. I am praying for you and your beautiful family.

  3. Hey's Emily (Packard) Slade! I love your have always amazed me. Thanks for sharing that note....beautiful words. And we do all pray for the whole family.

  4. Everywhere I look there is some sort of charity for NieNie... I think it is so great that there are so many good people out there who want to help... It amazes me. I thought you might like to check out this: Silhouettes For Nie:

    I never read her blog but from the looks of this digital kit the papers look totally like something she'd like. Just thought you'd like to know.

    Emily McBride

  5. Thank you for the quote. It's been on my mind for several days now. I hope you don't mind, but I put it on my blog, with a link back here to your post for credit.

    Thanks again.

    p.s. how incredible that the word verification (for the first time ever in my experience) is an actual word? The word? 'bless'
    Just thought I'd share.


Comments are moderated to eliminate spammers and internet bullies.