A big family is all I ever wanted to have. Tons of kids, lots of conversations and chaos, and all that goes with it, but mostly lots of love. I totally have that and feel very blessed. We have four kids and a creative mixture of step children, godchildren, grandchildren ... the works! There's 20 at Sunday night dinner when everyone can come. Our oldest son, Brent and his darling wife Megan are expecting their first baby, a boy, in June. His name will be Cohen. This week, they received some news from the doctor that little Cohen's heart is not quite right.  His little heart is broken, and with it, all of ours.  Apparently,  Cohen  has several heart defects (4)  that while the doctors have seen them before individually in infants, they haven't seen them all together before. (Already an over achiever)  Each one generally requires a surgical repair and some require multiple heart surgeries in the first year of life.  So, our big family is rallying for Brent, Megan and Cohen and we will all do what we can to help this little guy get his heart corrected. It is our Mission. Megan has a darling little BLOG - In this Wonderful Life,  and she will be posting updates once we have some.  They are searching for a pediatric cardiac surgeon who possibly has seen these all at once and has confidence in treating them. We will send them anywhere they choose to go. Because it will most likely be in another state, and could require months stays at a time, I want to be available to go with them, or to pick up the slack for them at home if need be.  It is for this reason, that I am no longer accepting wedding commissions for 2010. I can definitely refer you to another awesome photographer so please ask me.  All our existing wedding commissions for 2010 will be fulfilled according to contract.  I promise!   By fall, we should have a better grasp on what's happening and going to happen and I will decide at that time if we will start accepting them again for 2011. In the meantime, I want to thank you all for your kindness and prayers. Cohen needs Prayer Warriors. Start a Prayer Warrior group in your area and/or add him to your daily prayers. Throw his mom and dad on there too! God is good and always faithful.We believe in miracles. 

I keep this heart on the wall next to my desk. My little Kate made it for me in 2005.Since it's Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post it and maybe bring a little sweetness to the day about hearts - sweet hearts and broken hearts.  Many Blessings to you all!KateHeart.jpg

February 14, 2010

A big family is all I ever wanted to have. Tons of kids, lots of conversations and chaos, and all that goes with it, but mostly lots of love. I totally have that and feel very blessed. We have four kids and a creative mixture of step children, godchildren, grandchildren ... the works! There's 20 at Sunday night dinner when everyone can come. Our oldest son, Brent and his darling wife Megan are expecting their first baby, a boy, in June. His name will be Cohen. This week, they received some news from the doctor that little Cohen's heart is not quite right.  His little heart is broken, and with it, all of ours.  Apparently,  Cohen  has several heart defects (4)  that while the doctors have seen them before individually in infants, they haven't seen them all together before. (Already an over achiever)  Each one generally requires a surgical repair and some require multiple heart surgeries in the first year of life.  So, our big family is rallying for Brent, Megan and Cohen and we will all do what we can to help this little guy get his heart corrected. It is our Mission. Megan has a darling little BLOG - In this Wonderful Life,  and she will be posting updates once we have some.  They are searching for a pediatric cardiac surgeon who possibly has seen these all at once and has confidence in treating them. We will send them anywhere they choose to go. Because it will most likely be in another state, and could require months stays at a time, I want to be available to go with them, or to pick up the slack for them at home if need be.  It is for this reason, that I am no longer accepting wedding commissions for 2010. I can definitely refer you to another awesome photographer so please ask me.  All our existing wedding commissions for 2010 will be fulfilled according to contract.  I promise!   By fall, we should have a better grasp on what's happening and going to happen and I will decide at that time if we will start accepting them again for 2011. In the meantime, I want to thank you all for your kindness and prayers. Cohen needs Prayer Warriors. Start a Prayer Warrior group in your area and/or add him to your daily prayers. Throw his mom and dad on there too! God is good and always faithful.We believe in miracles. 

I keep this heart on the wall next to my desk. My little Kate made it for me in 2005.Since it's Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post it and maybe bring a little sweetness to the day about hearts - sweet hearts and broken hearts.  Many Blessings to you all!KateHeart.jpg


Comments
Leslie Hoyt says:

Aw, Lisa, bless ALL of your hearts, especially Cohen's. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

(02.14.10 @ 10:05 AM)
Nancy says:

Leese, you and your family are definitely in my prayers. As you said: God is good and faithful!!
xoxox Nance

(02.14.10 @ 11:03 AM)
Lina Holmes says:

Dear Lisa, I will pray and pray for your little grand baby and for you and for your kids. I know they are thankful for the time you will be able to dedicate to them during this cloud of unknowing.

(02.14.10 @ 04:31 PM)
Judy Allen says:

Lisa, our prayers are with you and your family...especially little Cohen

(02.15.10 @ 10:01 PM)
Amy says:

If I can be there in any way, you let me know!! But for now I will pray, hard, for little Cohen!

(02.16.10 @ 07:48 PM)