Harbor and I have been home from Arkansas for over a week now.
We took a train out of Chicago headed down south and stayed for two weeks. Our main reason for visiting was a baby shower my friends and family so kindly put together for us.
It ended up being a very remarkable trip, but for some very sad reasons. While in Arkansas, David's mother fell very ill and passed away. David drove down as quickly as he could- 16 hours without stopping from Michigan to Arkansas- and was able to see his mother literally hours before she passed.
We had our baby shower and her visitation on the same day. Can you imagine. Just tragic.
David is only 31 years old, but now has lost both his parents.
It feels like a terrible dream now that we are all back home. I know so many people that are hurting and in need of miracles and hope. For us, Jesus Christ is, and continues to be, the solid rock on which we stand. To welcome a new baby and lose a mother really is such a reflection on the circle of life. Please pray for us as these weeks seem long and hard so far away from family.
I have so many pictures to upload and happy stories to tell, in spite of the sad ending to our time at home in Arkansas.
The baby shower was beautiful and we had a full house- over 60 friends and family members came to honor this new baby on his way. We enjoyed late nights at the family farm, visits to the duck pond, and birthday dinners.
But, for now, I'll leave you with a single picture.