Thursday, December 25, 2014

Almost 5 years later

I'm very doubtful about whether or not anyone will see this...but every once in a while, I still get in trouble for not posting anything for so long. To be honest, I really thought people would lose interest.

However, at Amber's grandmother's visitation just a few days ago, there were several people who mentioned once again that they had prayed all the time about our daughters and had faithfully looked for updates on here. These are people who we have never met. They were friends of Amber's grandmother. People who her grandparents had asked to pray for us and who had followed God's work in our family through this blog.

So I guess, I just want to say thank you again to all of those people like them.

This picture was taken by Jenna Henderson
In way of updates since the last post about 4 years ago, as you can see, we are now 5schwartzes. (I have no idea how to go about changing the title of a blog, though! Maybe I'll try to work on that.) Sophie and Mattie are as healthy as horses...and occasionally eat about as much as them! They are in preschool two days a week and love it.

Since the bulk of this blog dealt with medical issues for such a long time, I'm incredibly thankful to report that the only time my family has really been in a hospital since we left Vandy so long ago was 10 months ago when Sam was born. Sophie and Mattie are incredible big sisters. We were slightly worried they would have the typical trouble adjusting to less attention, but they have consistently shouted "no!" protectively whenever someone asks if they can take Sam home with them.

He, of course, adores them and wants to be in the middle of everything they are doing...and he usually is. He started walking 2 days after Thanksgiving and is now climbing over gates to get up the stairs when we turn our backs. The girls help us keep the bathroom door closed to keep him from trying to bathe in the toilet

In short...we've got just about as much chasing with one boy as we did with two girls!

God has blessed us incredibly. I'll keep this short, and will hopefully post again before Sam is 4!

In the meantime, I do a better job of maintaining a weekly (most of the time) blog ( with a thought or challenge from scripture. You'll find several stories about my kids if you look through the archives.

Thank you again for your constant prayers almost 5 years ago. We are still overwhelmed by your love for someone you may not have even known. For those of you who we know and for those of you who we've never met, even if we think of you anonymously, "I thank God on my every remembrance of you" (Philippians 1:3). 

This was taken by Kim Linville on the same day...I accidentally messed up the resolution...her original picture is great:)

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