Monthly Archives: September 2008

Photo Catch Up.

Sorry it took so long Steph….these are several weeks old…..


Hugs. Again Ro looks a bit scared.
Ro looks a bit scared. Harbin enjoyed giving him hugs.

Trying for another group photo.
Trying for a group picture. Pretty Haven…

Again with the hugs. Ro looked a bit more scared this time…

Two boys and a girl
The boys having fun with Haven.

Aunt Kara and Ro.



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When we land, it may be on our feet or on our faces, but the foundation is still there.

Thank you for the foundation….thank you for the heritage….and the legacy.

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Tears are liquid prayers.

This is what I thought of all weekend….with the rain.

Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming nearer to this old town
Rich and poor, weak and strong
It’s bringing mercy, it won’t be long

Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming closer to the lost and found
Tears of joy, and tears of shame
Are washed forever in Jesus’ name

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I’m not afraid
To be washed in Heaven’s rain

Lift your heads, let us return
To the mercy seat where time began
And in your eyes, I see the pain
Come soak this dry heart with healing rain

And only You, the Son of man
Can take a leper and let him stand
So lift your hands, they can be held
By someone greater, the great I Am

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I’m not afraid
To be washed in Heaven’s rain

To be washed in Heaven’s rain…

Healing rain is falling down
Healing rain is falling down
I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid…

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More party pictures.


Getting ready.


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Happy Birthday.Haven Cherie Laney

Dear Haven.
You are 6 today. You’ve already had a big week.
You make your daddy and I so proud. I will never forget the day you were born. It was the HOGS first game of the season that weekend…and you were born on your due date. Although it was a crazy, short, and somewhat chaotic labor, I remember when I first saw you. I remember when they wheeled me out and your daddy was holding you for all to see. He was (and is) so proud of you! The smile on his face said it all.
We prayed for the name that we felt we should name you. We knew what Haven meant, and so it was. And Cherie means ‘beloved’. You have been a place of refuge for so many of your friends who are sad, or upset, and you are always there to make them happy. You are learning what it means to pray for people and how important that is.
And one of the most important days in your life happened the other night when you asked Jesus into your heart. I could tell a few days after, you were shy about telling others, but now, I see you are so excited and proud, as you should be, to tell everyone you come in contact with. As a haven that you are, I know that many others will come to know Him as you grow in Him.
I pray that God will continue to give your daddy and I, and our family, wisdom in how to disciple you and help you learn.
You are so full of energy and life. You amaze me every day. You were literally born with energy. You didn’t want anyone to leave the room you were in. You would cry all the time b.c you were frustrated, or bored, or just wanted to ‘go’ and couldn’t. If I could give you the world, I would give you that and so much more. Thank you for understanding and loving me just b.c I’m your mommy.
And now you are a beautiful, healthy 6 year old. You are so sensitive to others and truly have a heart of mercy. Thank you for all the times you’ve forgiven me when I’ve asked…you have such a tender heart and a desire to please. I pray that that desire would be to please Him above all. I pray that you would be able to use that as you learn what it means to forgive others when they hurt you, or say mean things, or do things that don’t please the Lord.
That you would stand up for yourself and know who you are in Christ—-a beautiful daughter of the Most High, who loves you so much more than anyone, even more than mommy and daddy…to know that you are going to be a leader, someone who desires Him above all else, and desires for others to know what it means to be loved by Jesus and example for others.
How you are so blessed to have two nana’s and two bopa’s, and a whole lot of aunts and uncles and cousins who love and pray for you.
I pray that you would continue to feel His love every day, His presence all around you as you sleep, in your room, at school, wherever you are at, and whoever you are with, to the very core of your being. That you would learn what it means to truly worship and praise Him, even if you don’t sing.:) That you would learn how to listen to the voice of God…you are never too small.
The verse we prayed over you as ‘your’ verse when we dedicated you to the Lord was:
I Timothy 4.12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

I love you pretty girl. As you gain wisdom, may you never have fear. Speak boldly……and never forget, no matter what, you will always be His princess…beautiful and worthy of who He is, and has, already called you to be.



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The Partay.

Pics from the party at the climbing wall. Everyone had fun and we are so blessed. The ‘real’ party is tomorrow…
Cupcake boy.
‘cucake’ all night after this.

Uncle Julio and Harb.
Julio and Harb.

Have's present.
A present.

Gray boys minus Cope plus Maddie.
Gray boys minus Copeland and sweet Maddi in the stroller.

Haven and Meya.
Haven loving on baby Meya.

Haven about to climb.
Getting ready to climb.

Sweet Ro.
Ro wanting that cup cake…


I’m a cupcake rookie, but enjoyed it.

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