Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SAVE THE DATESSS

March is brain injury awareness month and it is fast approaching, I would like to invite you all to join me and my family for a few upcoming events...

1.  March 7th Raleigh, Durham, and Charolette California Pizza Kitchen is donated 20% of the proceeds to the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina.  Please come out and grab a great bite to eat and help us support our local brain injury association.  If you are not in the area please call your local California Pizza Kitchen and get the dates for your area. 

2.  Join the ROOT FOR ADAM team at this year's Walk and Roll a thon!  March 31st the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina is hosting their annual Walk and Roll a thon.  We are trying to gather the largest team together so please join and or support the ROOT FOR ADAM team.  For more details or to register to join our team please email adamrootfamily@gmail.com.  The deadline for joining our team will be March 20th.  The walk will be held Saturday March 31st 9:00am  at Lake Crabtree Park 1400 Aviation Parkway Morrisville, NC 27560.

3.  We are hoping to organize a fundraiser for Adam to help with his therapy costs.  We have quite a bit of out of pocket expenses that are becoming difficult to maintain.  We are hoping to hold the fundraiser in May and we are looking for anyone who has had previous experience in organizing a fundraiser as well as anyone who would like to help.  Please email adamrootfamily@gmail.com 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MAN!!!!  We celebrated his 30th birthday over the weekend.  We had a low key celebration, celebrating as a family in our own home!  What a miracle and a blessing that this is, that we got to celebrate his birthday with him in our home!  As a family we made a family favorite meal and Adam's favorite birthday cake (his Grandma Ethel's cake).  Adam's friend, Adam Barr and his family came up on Saturday and spent the day with us!  It was such a great weekend!

This weekend, Adam, Mackenzie, and I sat in the living room and just shared our excitement of what God has done for us over the last 20 months of this LONG journey and the excitement of what is still yet to come.  I believe with every fiber of my being that God is still working a miracle in all our lives.  Our church is so great about confirming this in us, it's been great to get to know families in our church and the pastoral staff who are great at encouraging us, standing with us, and believing in Adam's FULL restoration.  This weekend the Lord used a family we had not met before and a pastor to speak words of encouragement into our hearts, letting us know that they are standing with us believing in Adam's FULL recovery and knowing that we serve a mighty God who is more than capable of Adam's recovery.  I am so thankful to the many of you who stand with us every day praying and believing the same thing, thank you!

I was reminded this weekend that finding the things I am thankful for and being obedient to giving thanks is the only way to true contentment in any circumstance we face.  It's easy to loose sight of that, it's easy to look at my circumstances and all that we have lost, but that does nothing but create anxiety and fear, resentment and bitterness... BUT when I can shift my eyes to Jesus and all that He has done for me and all that God has provided for our family, there is so much to give thanks for.  I was reminded of the importance of giving thanks in all circumstances.  It's not only important, but the Word of God tells us it's God's will for us.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear One, I am asking Father what He would have me do to help. I love you, Marion HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ADAM

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet Adam. You are an amazing man and we are so grateful that God brought you and your family into our lives. We miss you guys. We are praying this will be an amazing year for you and you will delight and enjoy the love of your Heavenly Father in ways that deeper and wider than you ever imagined possible. "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God and that is what we are." Love, The Lewis family