Monday, April 1, 2013

Thatcher Caleb Foundation

Hey Everyone!

So, we know it's been a long time since we posted anything, and for that we are sorry, however, God has been busy making Himself known in little and big ways alike.  As many of you remember, when Thatcher passed away we wanted to set up a memorial, a foundation, a vehicle in which Thatcher (at least his name) would still be able to bring glory to God.  A ton of you actually donated and prayed for this foundation that big things would happen and that God would be brought glory.  Well, we've got some really great news.  We had our first official board of directors meeting this evening!!  We are officially incorporated in the state of Texas and we got together this evening to put the final touches on our 501c3 application, we will be sending that one off in the coming days/weeks.  With that said, God has put together such an incredible team of God fearing, prayerful servants, and we are so excited to serve with them and to see what God has in store for us and for His glory.  Here is the first official picture of the Thatcher Caleb Foundation.

From left to right: Jessica Allen, Casey Hedges, Whitney Paul, Eric Paul, Erica Stidham along with her family.

We will be setting up a separate blog/website for the Thatcher Caleb Foundation soon, so we will have this linked to it, however we will be using that blog/website to provide updates and everything about the Foundation.  Thank you all for your prayers, we look forward to the big things God has planned.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yikes! It's been a while...

Yikes! It has been a while since I last posted.  I have a bunch of random journal entries from the past couple of months, perhaps I'll mash all of those together into one big "word vomit" post here to catch everybody up. 

I don't really have much to share at the moment, BUT I wanted to stop by real quick and share something.

I heard this song on the radio a couple of weeks ago and it blessed my socks off.  I have kind of been obsessed with it, and thought perhaps it might bless someone else out there in blogger land.  Soo, here you go

 Meredith Andrews - Not For A Moment
Verse 1
You were reaching through the storm
walking on the water
even when I could not see
in the middle of it all
when I thought You were a thousand miles away
not for a moment did You forsake me
not for a moment did You forsake me

after all You are constant
after all You are only good
after all You are sovereign
not for a moment will You forsake me
not for a moment will You forsake me
Verse 2

You were singing in the dark
whispering Your promise
even when I could not hear
I was held in Your arms
carried for a thousand miles to show
Not for a moment did You forsake me

and every step every breath you are there

every tear every cry every prayer
in my hurt at my worst
when my world falls down
not for a moment will You forsake me
even in the dark
even when it's hard
you will never leave me
after all

not for a moment will You forsake me

What a wonderful proclamation, right?  This is absolutely where I am right now.   I wouldn't consider losing a child "a storm" because you never, really stop grieving your child.  I do feel (at least for this week) my head is being lifted out of the fog and I realize that not for a moment has God left our side.  Not while we got the devastating news that our baby's life would not be what we dreamed of, not while we were in the hospital, or the wonderful week we were at home, or after our Heavenly Father took Thatcher home and we were left here to make sense of the pieces of our lives.  No, God has been by our side this whole time, holding, loving and tenderly guiding us along this journey!  'Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.'  Psalm 31:3  
Praise be to our Almighty God whose sovereignty and love is beyond our comprehension!!!

'You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right had are pleasures forevermore.'  Psalm 16:11 NKJV