Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I've been thinking about having my blog "made over." In searching for "fall photos" I've found some that are very special to me. (They were made while Brent was classified as "No Evidence of Disease") Yes, these bring a SMILE to my face!









So for my post today, I'm VERY THANKFUL to have pictures of ALL 3 of the boys together! I can hardly wait to get my arms around our sweet little man again!



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29 comments:

Denise said...

So very precious, thanks for sharing your heart blessings.

Speaking from the Heart said...

Thank you for sharing the precious pictures. I read about Brent and I am in awe with your strong faith and trust in God. Thank you for ministering to me and others.

God Chaser said...

Wonderful loving pictures. thanks for sharing. Blessings to you and your family

Daphine said...

Hi Tonya,
I stumbled across your blog and have really enjoyed reading a few of your posts. I also read the story about your son, Brent. What a strong and mighty woman of God you are. Thank you for sharing your heart with us here in blogland. I will visit again.

God bless you and your family.

OH! I think the pictures of your boys are great! Any, if not all of them, would be perfect for your new blog look. I actually just had a facelift done with mine last week. Good luck with that.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing your heart! What a DAY that will be when you are able to place your arms around Brent!

Blessings sweet friend!

Cheryl

eph2810 said...

Girl, those photos are indeed so precious. I am happy for you that you have them available to you. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Blessings to you and your precious family!!!!

Sarah said...

Tonya,
What wonderful photos! I love looking through our photos, and will occasionally stumble upon ones that I had forgotten about. It's like finding buried treasure... priceless treasure. Thank you so much for sharing.
Sarah

Jennifer said...

oh my absolute favorite is the first one! Although your sweet boys look so handsome in all of the pictures. Praying for you today and all the days ahead. I know that every day is a hurdle but especially the upcoming days and months. YES, what a glorious reunion you will have with your baby, Brent. GOD is so good isn't he? To give us that HOPE & BELIEF that we will ALL be reunited at home forever and forever. I hope you have an awesome day~~and are sent many reminders of your Brent through out the upcoming days.

Debra said...

These pictures are so very precious. Thank you for sharing them with us! Happy Thursday to you!

Denise said...

Beautiful pictures...thank you for sharing Brent's story and his smile! Blessing on your family!

Jill said...

Those pictures and his story really touched my heart this morning. I hug each one of our children that much more after reading stories like Brents. Only God knows the day and time we will all be called home. Be thankful for the time He keeps giving me so undeservingly with each of our 7 blessings and waiting on #8.

Your heart is beautiful for Him! I love how you share it with so much grace! Very blessed by stopping by your blog today!

I will be praying for you and your family as you continue to walk this journey of sharing Brents story! You truly have given God all the glory!

In His amazing grace,
Jill

Ashley Griffin said...

Oh Tonya, thanks so much for sharing that with me. My heart truly breaks for you as a mom. I have 3 children, and I am constantly trying to get them to be "kind" and "nice" to one another. I am an only child, so I don't really understand about sibling rivalry, but my hubby is one of 4 so he gets it. (he is also the youngest and ONLY boy. Can you imagine what I had had to retrain in him?? *grin*) Yes, I agree that it is SO vital to correct attitudes as well as disobedience. And I am so grateful and rejoice with you that all of your family will be able to see each other again and your youngest 2 know Jesus. My oldest (7) just asked Jesus into his heart a few weeks ago and will be baptized this Sunday morning. So my younger two aren't really at the point of understanding yet. But you can be sure that that is my most earnest prayer. As I think about the dynamics between my own kids, I do sometimes worry that I am not doing enough to teach them the value of family and loving each other. I am sure that your boys have grown closer through this dramatic life change.
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Kyle said...

Those pictures are beautiful!! I used to follow your caringbridge page but lost the link at one point. Was so happy to stumble upon your blog several weeks ago. Please know that you are in my prayers.

Melanie said...

Oh, Tonya... what great, great pictures of Brent (and the other boys, too!). They are all great, but I think my favorite one is the first one. You can just see the love and the happiness and their wonderful personalities pouring out of all three of them.

I am so glad you shared these pictures with us this week!!

Blessings to you on this Thankful Thursday, my dear friend!

gen/entry here said...

This remind me of spend a lot of time for my son because they grown up you will not see them around all the time. TC and blessings.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Precious pictures.
I know your heart is sad but rejoices over seeing him again.
Love ya,
Paula

Beth E. said...

Oh, I just love those pictures! That Brent has the sweetest face...well, ALL of your boys do for that matter! You can tell from the pictures just how much the boys love each other. *Ahem*...you can also see the twinkle of mischief in their eyes! haha

Thank you so much for sharing your precious memories...

I am so THANKFUL to have the opportunity to get to know you through your blog. I have read Brent's CB site for a long time, but it feels even more personal to correspond with you through our blog posts.

God bless you and your sweet family...

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

He looks so great here. What awesome pics to have. I'm thankful that you have these also. Thanks for sharing your precious boys with us.

Susan said...

Oh, I just LOVE seeing the boys all together.

I'm so glad you loved to take pictures Tonya.

These were just great.

Loved chatting with you today, FINALLY!!!

Patricia said...

What a beautiful celebration of your family! I am so amazed at your strength. Thank you for sharing your heart.

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Marsha said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Each day is a gift. Thank you for sharing these precious pictures. I know you long for the day you can kiss the face of your dear child again.
Blessings to you this day.

Michele Williams said...

So precious...my heart is strengthened by your strong faith. Blessings to you and your dear family.

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful, beautiful children. Thank you for your post. Blessings to you!

Dawn~^i^Brandon^i^, Jordan, and Seth's mom said...

Hey Girlie!

I LOVE those photo's! I too find those past photo's of all 3 of my sons together so prescious. And Thank You Jesus, I can see with my heart those ETERNAL Moments when we are all together again!

Have a Great Day!

Reba said...

Love the picture of all the boys together. What a day of joy when you are all together again!

Cheryl said...

What a day of rejoicing that will be girl! The pictures are so cute! Great post. Happy TT~

Pia said...

truly, nothing is impossible with God. i'm happy for you, tonya. thank you for sharing your blessings with us. it's so encouraging. God bless! ♥

Sheryl said...

Tonya, those pictures bring a smile to my face too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Love ya-
Sheryl

Stacy said...

What beautiful pictures! Praising God that we have a reunion ahead of us and will see our boys again when we are all face to face with Jesus. Praising God for your unwavering faith in Jesus that He is strengthening you! Thank you for sharing your boys with me today!