Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Good morning all. It has been a while since I last posted and I am sorry for the delay. It is difficult to explain my hesitancy in writing, but everywhere Christie and I turn at this point and taking into account the holiday season, reminders of Zander are present. It is not fun and I do not wish it on anyone; however, we are hanging in there. Houston and Jackson are doing well and growing with anticipation concerning Christmas. We put up the Christmas tree this weekend and Zander's ornaments are on the tree with the boys'. He is with us...we know it, but selfishly, we wish here were here physically with us. Please keep Ethan, Raymond Powell and Dr. Swingle in your prayers. At last report all are doing well, but prayer is still needed for them. Dr. Swingle is back in Arkansas for another round of treatment and strength through the journey is needed for him. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and love during this time. We still need it. We know God is with us, but it is difficult to see at times. God led us here and he will lead us out in His way and on His time. Keep moving along boys. We love all three of you. Clancy


Melissa Hodgen said...

Constantly thinking of you and Zander. Hope we can see you soon.

Cecelia said...

Clancy, You are so right when you say that the Lord will take care of things in his own time. I know in my life when I couldn't feel him, that was when I learned the greatest lessons about faith. Faith isn't always something you see, it is believing when you can't see your way clearly and are pretty blind. That is what faith is all about. These are the tests we go through in life but, you will find when you get to the other side, you will definitely reap a far greater reward than you ever even imagined. Keep on trucking yours and Christies is on its way. Just keep on the steady course of prayer and meditation until you experience your breakthrough, and believe me you will. Please remember that Houston and Jackson need you both more than ever now, this Christmas. They too are going through pretty much everything you and Christie are experiencing. Keeping you very much in our thoughts and prayers. Cele and family.

Alda said...

We were all blessed to have had Zander in our lives no matter how short of a time and even now we can carry with us all the love that surrounded him. You and Christie are such an inspiration. I am very thankful to have both of you in my life and you will always be in my prayers.
Love to you all

Anonymous said...

My family is keeping your family in our daily prayers and hope that you can find comfort in the love of God, your friends, family and everyone that cares about your family. It is difficult for me to find words to help you through this period in your lives, so I continue to pray because I know that God knows exactly what you need, when you need to hear it and who you need to hear it from. I hope that you keep finding strength every day to continue on life's journey, no matter how difficult it may seem right now. And even though some days are going to be harder then others, know that you are not alone and have many people praying for you.

Jessica Norris

Sandy said...

Hey Clancy, Christie, and the boys,
I continue to lift you all up in prayer. I can't imagine what you are going through, but I know our Heavenly Father will make sure to meet you all at your specific points of need.

I, like many others, fell in love with your little Zander from this blog... even though we never had the priviledge of meeting him in person. I still check the blog from-time-to-time and I admit that I find myself looking for an update on the little man. We miss him, but we know that he will get to spend this Christmas with Jesus.

Just know that you are thought of, prayed for, and dearly loved by many friends and family! May you have a blessed Christmas and may your joy and peace be over-flowing!

The Howards

Anonymous said...

Your family truly is an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. We love you and continue to lift you up in prayer.
the Zieglers