Dan and I have become friends with Phil and Andrea. You may recognize the name as they photographed our wedding and have graced us with their talent again by photographing both Connor and Grace. You may recall from an earlier post that Andrea was pregnant with their first child. Dan and I have had the distinct honor to get to know the two of them and feel blessed to have met them.
Today they gave birth to Owen Matthew at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He weighed in at a healthy 7lbs. 9 oz. Tomorrow strong little Owen will have surgery at Children's Memorial in Chicago.
My request to each of you who so enjoy this blog on a daily basis to stop for a minute after reading this and pray for this brave, strong, young soul and his absolutely courageous and admirable parents. I believe in the power of prayer and just know all of you can help provide strength to this little man tomorrow.
As we welcome this new life into the world I cannot go on without remembering the two lives lost this week to families I love and care so deeply for - so for the souls of Franklin Hammer (son of Imogene, brother of Jane, father of Beth, uncle to Sara and Melissa) and Charles Keigwin (son of Natalie, Grandfather to Derek, Rhonda, and John).
May we be reminded of the grace of God everyday.
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."