Thursday, May 01, 2008

The month of May

It's crazy to think my kids will be done with an entire school year at the end of this month. Despite the seemingly long and endless winter months, spring is here and suddenly there is much to do and the days are speeding by as summer approaches. I loved reading all your comments about what you love about nature. I love too, that God is SO evident in all of it- from the tiniest bud on a tree to the most ranging storms and calm afterwards. God is in beauty all around us.
The comment left by Cassie was the one that came up when I did the random number generator- so Cassie, email me your mailing address and I'll send you a butterfly card in the mail.
{ nitty.grittyjody@yahoo.com }
May, though, also makes me think of the Coble family. They lost 3 of their children in a truck accident last year (on May 4th, I believe). I have prayed for them and thought of them so many times throughout the year. As a mother who has lost a child though, I know that this month will be very difficult for them and the memories and pain will be very real. I know they were also expecting triplets and have never heard an update on how that pregnancy has progressed, but I know too, that it must bring mixed and overwhelming emotions sometimes.
So, if you think of their family, I invite you to pray for them.
I know if it was me, I would appreciate all the love and support I could get- even from strangers.
May you have a blessed and wonderful spring, with many things to be thankful for each day.
Edited to include this link from one of my readers here...thank you.
What amazing timing too...no wonder they were on my heart. I send my best to Lori, Chris and their babies.

10 comments:

Mom of 2 little princesses said...

http://cbs2.com/local/Coble.Family.Triplets.2.713781.html

Mom of 2 little princesses said...

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/coble-children-born-2031842-lori-ladera

Kim said...

I remember following this story closely last year as it happened on my birthday :( I will be praying for them this weekend as the anniversary of this terrible tragedy comes upon us.

I've said it before and I'll say it again....I can't fathom going on without one (or all) of my children. I think that is why I've been a lurker on your blog for the last 2 years. You have NO idea how much you inspire me to put my trust and faith in God!!!

Yellow Fence said...

Thank you mom of 2 princesses for posting that link. I've been thinking about the Coble family a lot. I'm glad to hear all the babies are doing well.

the rye family said...

hey!! if you google "coble.family.triplets" nitty gritty is the 3rd result on the page!! :) cool! i found the story and they have named the babes jake, ashley and ellie and the story said they are thinking of using their other children's names as middle names klye, emma and katie - what a story of beauty from ashes! :)

Jody said...

Yes.
Thank you for the link.
I will continue to pray.

Sherri P eh said...

Thank you Jody. You were the one who brought the Cobles story to my attention last year. May 4th is my son's birthday. He'll be 13 on Sunday. I remember thinking how very different that day was for me last year, and how my heart was breaking for the Cobles. I had been wondering how they were with May drawing near. I'm glad to read of their babies' births and hope they can find happiness in their new angels.

beth t. said...

they put ultrasound and shower pics here so i would think at some point there may be baby pics...when they get a chance with three babies! www.chriscoble.com

Tiffany said...

Oh goodness I remember their story. I remember crying so hard for them and just praying for them. Thanks for the reminder. I will pray for them today and this weekend.

Jodie said...

WOW!!! I was just thinking about them yesterday, as well, but couldn't remember their last name. Thank you for sharing this, Jody! God is just amazing.... Have a great weekend!