Monday, October 17, 2011

One Unforgettable Weekend

We feel so incredibly blessed by the generosity of so many great and wonderful friends. This weekend at the beach with the Hagan's was amazing, it was truly incredible.  The memories our family created were beyond words to describe.  How do you describe something like a family vacation when last year we were being told that it would never be possible.  Even though I never allowed myself to believe that, I also am amazed that we are where we are today... GOD IS SO GOOD!!!  I love that he is restoring us moment by moment.

What we were given this weekend in ways of memories are priceless and tears run down my face as I write this, overwhelmed by good friends, unforgettable memories, and what a mighty God we serve.

This weekend Debbie was telling me about a book she was reading and a story that was within the book about geese... I wanted to share it with you all and I found this story...

Next fall, when you see geese heading north for the winter, flying along in V formation, you might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a V- formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
(Christians who share a common direction and a sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier, because they are travelling on the thrust of one another).

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.
(If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are going).

When the lead goose gets tired, he rotated back in the wing and another goose flies point. (It pays to take turns doing hard jobs - with people at church or with geese flying north). The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

(What do we say when we honk from behind)?

Finally, (now I want to get this) when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gun shot and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow him down to help and protect him. They stay with him until he is either able to fly, or until he is dead, and then they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their original group.

(If people knew we would stand by them like that in church, they would push down these walls to get in).

Habakkuk 3:4 His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden.

What an amazing sunrise

Job 26:14 And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"

My man and I enjoying the view, the beach, and eachother

I'm walking on the beach with my man... what a miracle!!! 
Debbie and I... my kindered spirit

John and Adam

2 Samuel 22:32-34 32For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strengthh and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; 
YES, we are tossing the frisbee, something we used to do often.  Isn't God good!  Adam was able to toss and catch without assistance!

Adam and John, what an amazing example of true friendship, John and Adam sat out here listening to a lot of Adam's favorite music

Debbie and I with our party girl hair on!!!

The Root's

Team Hagan and our family!

Adam and I walking on the pier

Fishing from the pier

Mackenzie baiting the fishing pole

Diana and I... I just love John and Debbie's kids, they make me laugh and teach me to live with an epic face!

Jack and I

John and Debbie, Ijust look at this picture and can't help but laugh

Psalm 54:4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

My beautiful amazing kiddo

Best Friends

 We will not loose our hope in God and we will stand fiim continuing to trust Him as He restore Adam.  Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Psalm 119:116 Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.

Thank you Hagan family for one unforgettable and incredible weekend! We love you guys!


Anonymous said...

WOW!Amy, is this happening for real? Oh my goodness, this is so super cool, I'm so happy for you, give Adam a big hug from me, he is truely a living proof to trust God. What did they say? Nursing home? Oh bold Amy, you did trust God more then those doctors and nurses and 'specialists' now look at your man, it is mind blowing. He is a gift from God for you because you trusted his word more then anything else.I'm so happy for you.

I love you all and keep you in my prayers :)

Anonymous said...

You know, when I saw you and Debbie with your "Party Girl Hair", I almost didn't recognize you. I am still smiling with JOY for the weekend you and your friends had. Father is SOOOOO good. I love you and continue to rejoice with you in ALL Father has done, is doing, is going to do. Marion

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