Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our family blog. This may be your first visit here, or you may be a friend from across the globe, or family that we have just seen. Who ever you may be, thanks for taking the time to read about our little family, and all we are learning on this adventure the Lord has called us to live! Here you will find, the random thoughts, funny stories, prayer requests, and the journey our family and Jack is on with his battle with Leukemia.

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Look what arrived on our doorstep Wednesday morning.... there really are no words for what I am thinking and feeling right now, but I am going to do my best to communicate how grateful we are. When we put up the initial blog post about hats for Jack, I do not think we expected all the lavish love and gifts we have received. We thought a few friends from different states would send hats for our little guy, and we would be able to point him back to their gifts as a reminder of the love of God for him.

Never could we have imaged just how many people would not only take the time to listen and read our blog, pray for us, and buy and ship hats. Never would I have thought... All of you out there, who have done these things, well, frankly, you have schooled me on what it is to love one another and to give so freely, and to carry the burden of another. Truly. Each hat we get, each note of prayer and encouragement, they point me to the Lord, and for that I am eternally grateful.

I have not taken nearly enough photos of all the hats, and I plan to take a picture of him in each of them, so if you do not see your hat yet, if will make it on here I promise! He has really loved all of the hats, and the gifts! We just bought a rack to hang them on in his room so he can see them and pick one each day to wear! We have been getting a steady stream of hats for the past month, and the pile has gotten quite large. After getting this package, that contained 30 hats, signed by many professional sports coaches and athletes, well, we have just been overwhelmed by kindness.

Sitting here next to me, I have hats from the Carolina Panthers Coach, John Fox; The Charlotte Checkers Basketball Team #'s 12, 11, 21, 20, 10, 9, 22, 26, 7, 24, 6, 47, 27, 00, 6, and I cannot read the other numbers!! The entire Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Team, Tampa Bay Sting Rays Elliot Johnson, Clemson Baseball Head Coach Jack Leggett, and that is just a few of the sports autographed hats. Then you add all the hats from friends home states and the signatures of those dear heroes.... well, you can get a clear picture of just how much we are feeling the generous love of so many!

Here are some pictures of Jack and Tyler opening the latest big box from a friend in North Carolina who headed up getting as many hats for Jack as she could! More updates on the way!


Jordan Family said...

Fantastic!!! Love and hugs from Texas -aj