Momma & Jacky Feb 2014 SNAG-0001Love This Lady!

This is our friend Jacky.  She was HUGELY encouraging and helpful when we first arrived back in Alabama with Rhema.  At that time we were just fresh out of loosing our home and Rhema was still very unstable with her Hydrocephalus.  I was a new momma with a one year old little girl, who was having to rebuild all of my support system and medical team in a new state–Jacky was there to help.  Jacky was a God-send….  She offered much emotional support and even connected me to a support group of ladies who were all walking similar journeys with their kids.  Jacky’s child, Amber, had Rett Syndrome and was much older than Rhema; she has since gone on to be with the Lord last year.   I’ve learned so much from and by observing this lady; she is a seasoned veteran-momma of a child with special needs and I admire her greatly.  Since Amber’s passing, I’ve watched Jacky grieve very openly and honestly about her life after Amber.  It’s been a tearful, humbling experience to prayerfully under-gird my grieving friend and listen to her heart expressing her new journey.  I admire her courage and her openness with her grieving process; my prayer is that I’ve learned from her how to help other mommas with their grief.

Recently we found out that she and her whole family are moving to Texas and so we wanted to pitch -in and help how we could.  My precious brother-in-law collected boxes at the factory for weeks (Thank you Tatsuki)  and had them all stacked up for her to drive down (she lives 45 minutes from us) and pick them up.  The day this picture was taken we got to take her out to lunch and have a lovely visit.  It was wonderful just to have some time with her, reminisce about her precious daughter Amber and share stories of Rhema’s journey too.  I will miss her, even though we’ve not gotten to know each other extremely well, she will always be a valuable player in the history of this journey we are on with Rhema.  I am thankful that I got to know her as much as I did and grateful the Lord brought her into our life.  Join us in a prayer of blessing and favor over her and the family as they take this next step in their journey.  Also, say a prayer of continued healing over them all concerning Amber’s passing-on to be with Jesus.  Only Jesus can bind up broken hearts and He is faithful.

I know you all are missing a picture of Rhema in this post….and yes, I will get some emails about not having a picture of Rhema here….LOL!…. you know who YOU are…..LOL!…. but we wanted you all to meet this precious lady whom the Lord used in Rhema’s life so many years ago.  Also, we wanted to ask you all to pray for her and her family for the blessing they have been to us and to Rhema.  We appreciate your prayers, our precious family and friends who pray!  We are blessed!

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Okay…..OKAY…… Just one small picture of Rhema….. geeeze!

Valentine Panama City3 Head Shot Feb 2014 SNAG-0006Now I won’t get any complaint emails…. LOL!