Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hearts & Prayers

Thank you all for your prayer and love for the Kerrs.

Every heart you posted on Facebook & Instagram & blogs tagged #loveforthekerrs touched my heart deeply.  
To see complete strangers praying around the world 
is a such a blessing to that family.  

Family & friends are spreading the word to pray 
for Shannon & Kyra.

Ria in the Netherlands has posted a heart on her blog 
to encourage others to pray.   
Bloggers Tammy in Kuwiat, 
Sarah in Minnesota, Heather in Tennessee, 
& Theresa in Michigan Instagramed.

Stepping Stones Daycare Facebooked their love.

Thanks to everyone who is spreading their story.
~You are multiplying prayers~
They are being prayed for in other states & even countries.

My friend Mary had her girls make 
hearts to pass along to the Kerrs,
 like the hearts Kyra's 2nd grade class made.

That got us thinking how amazing it would be to 
"shower them with love & prayers"  
They know we are praying but how wonderful would it be to show them how many people are praying.  Hearts from prayer warriors are a tangible way for them to see the prayers.

While we are rejoicing in progress with Kyra she still needs much healing.  It has been 6 days now since the accident & Shannon still has not woken, we are praying that Shannon will begin moving and showing signs of responsiveness.  

May God be glorified through it all.

Tomorrow the kids will pray with their Sunday School classes & ask their little prayer warrior friends to color a heart to pass along to them.  And tomorrow they are going to take hearts to the neighbors to ask them to pray and sign a heart.  
It's so amazing to see kids take action. 

Please feel free to join in and round up 
prayers & hearts to shower them with. 
Any heart.
There's one HERE.

But really the most dearest thing you could do is continue to pray.
Thanks friends.

Thanks for hashtagging #loveforthekerrs it just makes it easier for the family to see the love.

If you round up hearts and prayers it might be nice if the heart was signed and has a town or state name so they can see where love is pouring in from.  Can be on front or back.  
P.S. Would love hearts from all ages!  My kids had never even seen their Dad use crayons before & loved to see their Dad sit down next to them and color a heart.  If you would like to mail some hearts you can email & I will happily give you my address and I'll pass them along.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Getting Ready...

     I hate getting ready for the first day of school because it means summer is over & that it's time for me to send them off to school, so I always put it off until the very last week.  I don't buy a single supply or uniform until Monday before school starts.  And by's rough.  The stores are cleaned out and I have to run all over town collecting the goodies we need.

This year my friend Beth sent the HUGEST box of school supplies!
She's an honorary auntie to my kids.  
She loves them & they love her.

She made my job soooooo easy!

All that was left was backpacks & tennis shoes.

Annie had been dreaming of this one all summer:

And I had my heart set on this one for the boys:

Can't you picture it with my boy's names on there?
Cute City!!!

My problem is that the particular boy who 
I picked it out for didn't like it.  
He said it wasn't cool enough.  
He said it wasn't cool like this one:

I'm not even kidding.

He wanted it so bad!

Not happening.
I mean the name of it is "Hairball Backpack".

Every time we'd go to Target he would run to it.

It took me awhile to get him to stop making googoo eyes at the kitties. Then, I finally had to explain to him that between the rainbows, bows, and hearts he might get teased, 
and then he might not want to carry it. 
( I didn't even mention the kitties in the pink glasses cause he loved them so)

So, he showed me his 2nd choice.

Poor Kid.

In the end (after 3 stores) 
we finally had to order one off the internet 
to find one he loved.

(I'm a big believer in love your backpack.)

Even though I'm not crazy about their backpacks, 
they are, and everyone is happy.

School starts tomorrow and although we avoided "Hairball" teasing...I can't promise the same for the folders they picked out.

Bless their hearts.

(Please if you see my boys...don't mention the kitty backpack
...I don't ever want them to be embarrassed by what I post.)