Saturday, August 8, 2009

um...forget I said that....

I'm borderline speechless at this point. But I'm never speechless for long, so by the time I finish typing this sentence I'll be back on track! Listen... I'm sorry. So VERY sorry to cause some of you mild heart attacks at when I said I was going to stop the blog.


I took Ethan to my hubby's office and several adorable ladies were angry with me for even thinking about stopping Ethan's updates here (just kidding!!!). They were sweet, sweet ladies that were genuinely saddened by the idea.

I had no idea...

Then I had emails. Even a text message! From others who were brokenhearted by the idea.

Seriously. I had no idea. And I'm sorry to make some of you sad! That's not what I want. I honestly thought it was "necessary" for some reason to bring closure to Ethan's journey here online. Maybe you all were tired of reading about us. Maybe there was nothing more to say.

But after all this feedback, I gotta tell you, I've been mildly convicted about all of this. Of course there is more to say! Ethan's ALIVE AND WELL! And how often do we not only get to hear about a happy ending, but actually live through it with someone, as well. And each of you have. You've lived through this with us and it makes complete sense to me that many of you want to continue "seeing" Ethan grow, develop, and live. The unending miracle. And listen to me, I would not want to rob anyone of such hope! Because ultimately, that's the point of Ethan's life. A message of Hope and the power of God. So I don't want to cut that message short by any means!

So if you're on board, I will keep typing, sharing, posting pictures and so forth!

Because there's certainly more to our story. More to Ethan's Journey. More to the miracle that's yet to be untold. And so, there's no need to close the doors on that - especially since there's some sweet souls out there that have followed us this far, and WANT to continue to be a part of Ethan's life... our lives.

I thank you for that. And I think you're AWESOME!

So.... be back soon. The blog will live on. So you can turn that frown upside down, grab some coffee (or if you're like me, some diet dr. pepper) and I'll be back on Wednesday for Ethan's transplant anniversary!

Bear one another’s burdens,
and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2
Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper!”
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and
clothed me with gladness,
to the end that my glory may sing praise to You
and not be silent. O LORD my God,
I will give thanks to You forever.
Psalm 30:10-12


Lizzie Fish said...

THANK YOU!!! Have you thought of maybe starting a NEW blog? You can put a link to it at the top of this page...but whatever you do, I'm really glad you're still willing to share your story. =)

Vicki said...

Yea!!!!!!! I am so glad to hear this news! I didn't let you know my saddness of the end of Ethan's Journey blog because I respect your reasons for ending it, but I am like so many others....I want to see Ethan grow and thrive, even though I don't know you except through your words. You will find that through his years, you will need the prayers of others as he enters each stage of life and we will pray with you! Thank you for listening to those who did let you know their saddness, I will be blessed by their forwardness!

The Drama Mama said...

YAY!! I was thinking the very same thing, but I figured if that's what you needed to complete this journey, well....who am I do argue? But, I will say this...I am super excited we will still get to hear about sweet Ethan and his precious Mommy & Daddy! LOVE & HUGS, hun!!

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Natalie Ezelle said...

FFFEEEEEWWWWW! I was a little disheartened last night. You know how much you encourage me...

A day in the life of said...

Yay! Maybe start a new blog and have his miracle blog linked and write about your new journey and chapter of life! You are such a good writer! Looking forward to hearing about how the Lord is continuing to work in your life day by day!

Anonymous said...

You definitley need to keep blogging! We are all interested as to how Ethan will do in the new house and all his upcoming adventures. Glad to hear we can still follow his story. We all enjoyed seeing him on Friday. He's too adorable!