December 27, 2016 -- Update on Virus

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Thank you so much everyone for your prayers and encouraging notes for Hope as she battles this virus I mentioned on Christmas Day.  She gave us a scare yesterday morning. . . 

December 25, 2016 -- Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas everyone!  Just a quick note to say how much we love and appreciate each one of you and your continued love and prayers for our sweet girlie, and our family!  You are such a blessing to us!!!  We pray that each one of you had a blessed Christmas celebration today and as you continue this week into the New Year, that you would know and be reminded daily of the precious gift of our Saviour who came to earth so that sinners might be reconciled to God, as they believe, repent, and call upon the name of Jesus!  We love you and praise God for each one of you, dear ones!  You are so loved!!!

P.S.  Hope started feeling unwell this afternoon, on Christmas Day.  She started running a fever and feeling pretty crummy as the day continued.  She stated several times today that her chest has been burning, and we're not sure exactly where that symptom is coming from.  Please pray that whatever illness she has will pass quickly and that it will not cause any seizures, especially with the fever.  She hasn't had a fever since the acute infection she had in the surgical site after her Baclofen pump was removed in April 2014.  She has been a sweet cuddly girl today and thankful we can enjoy the gift that she is, even when she's feeling so lousy!  Thank you dear ones!

Family Picture Taken June 2016 at our Nephew's Graduation!

We have not been good at getting family pictures over the last few years . . . we'll have to get better at that . . . so we were thankful for this opportunity, and it was fun to try a first family picture minus Hope's wheelchair!  She was a little stressed about standing with only support from her daddio, as you can see the tension in her shoulders, but it turned out pretty good, none the less!  Thanks dear Auntie Leanne for arranging this!!!

December 14, 2016 -- Five Years Ago . . .

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
So today has been an incredible day of sorts . . . filled with tears of joy and sorrow, observing the Lord giving and the Lord taking away, being reminded of how fragile life is and yet how mighty, faithful, and loving is the God sovereign over it all!  Let me share a bit of my heart in response to today, a day that marks the 5 year anniversary of our lives changing forever . . . the day our Hope didn't wake up . . .

October 27, 2016 -- Update on Hope's Seizure Saga

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Well, I promised an update on Hope's seizures and here we are another 2 months down the road . . . where does the time go?!?!  So I have entitled this an update on the seizure saga, and SAGA it is!  It certainly does seem to go on and on and on . . . hmmm, kinda like me!  Ha ha!  But one thing is certain, our God remains good, able, and faithful, even as the storms continue, eh!  That is always the biggest "saga" of Hope's story indeed!!!  

August 31, 2016 -- Goodbye Summer . . . Back to School We Go!

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Sniff, sniff . . . always so hard to say goodbye to summer break and back to school.  I so love having the girls home full time all summer!  And thus, why you haven't heard from me for so long.  I had good intentions . . . but there were just so many other things to pull my attention away from the computer . . . namely two sweet girls named, Hope and Gabi!!!

June 2nd, 2016 -- Quick Update

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Hope is super excited to be attending the Umbrella Conference beginning tomorrow!  Joni Eareckson Tada will be speaking at the conference and she is really hoping she can meet her.  

May 9, 2016 -- Operation: Bring on the Seizures is Finished!

Monday, May 9, 2016
We're home!!!  Hope was discharged home from the hospital today.  Here's an update on the results of the long term monitoring for seizure activity that we know for now . . . 

May 6, 2016 -- Update on Operation: Bring It On, Seizures!!!

Friday, May 6, 2016
It's hard to find time to send updates, but Hope is enjoying one of her daily visits with her bestest bud at the hospital, Sarah, a music therapist!  Today they are writing and singing mad libs . . . one of Hope's favorite activities . . .

May 3, 2016 -- Bring It On, Seizures!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
This post comes from another room and hallway of the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH)!  So we counted up all the different rooms and hallways Hope has been in over the course of the last 4+ years . . . 

April 1, 2016 -- Adjusting Our Plans to God's Plans

Friday, April 1, 2016
It's been one of those days . . . the ones where you eventually just wish it would end and you could start fresh tomorrow, or hit a rewind button and have a "do-over!"  Either way, the day doesn't go as planned . . . I'm sure everyone relates to those days, eh!  In the big picture, we've had much harder days than today, but today is just that . . .TODAY!  It's the day that we're in now, and the troubles of today feel big, frustrating, disappointing, and outside of our understanding!

March 10, 2016 -- The Newest Name on Hope's L-O-O-O-N-G List ofDoctors!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Hope met a new doctor yesterday. . . Dr. Buchhalter at the Alberta Children's Hospital Neurosciences Clinic. . .

March 8, 2016 -- Hope Proclaims (Answer to the Question About What Book Hope Has Read Most Recently)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
I have finished reading two books in the last week. The first was by Chuck Black entitled "Cloak of Light." The second was by N.D. Wilson entitled "Boys of Blur." I enjoyed both of them, but I would prefer "Cloak of Light" because it was less sad. They are both very descriptive writers. I have already started another one of Chuck Black's books, but I'm not enjoying it near as much as the first. Thank you for asking. If you have some good book recommendations, I'd love to hear them because I'm running out of books to read. Thank you for your prayers everyone!

Love, Hope

I have finished reading two books in the last week. The first was by Chuck Black entitled "Cloak of Light." The second was by N.D. Wilson entitled "Boys of Blur." I enjoyed both of them, but I would prefer "Cloak of Light" because it was less sad. They are both very descriptive writers. I have already started another one of Chuck Black's books, but I'm not enjoying it near as much as the first. Thank you for asking. If you have some good book recommendations, I'd love to hear them because I'm running out of books to read. Thank you for your prayers everyone!
Love, Hope - See more at: http://prayingforhopepeacock.blogspot.ca/2016/02/february-24-2015-tired-girlie.html#sthash.qSGbR87E.dpuf
I have finished reading two books in the last week. The first was by Chuck Black entitled "Cloak of Light." The second was by N.D. Wilson entitled "Boys of Blur." I enjoyed both of them, but I would prefer "Cloak of Light" because it was less sad. They are both very descriptive writers. I have already started another one of Chuck Black's books, but I'm not enjoying it near as much as the first. Thank you for asking. If you have some good book recommendations, I'd love to hear them because I'm running out of books to read. Thank you for your prayers everyone!
Love, Hope - See more at: http://prayingforhopepeacock.blogspot.ca/2016/02/february-24-2015-tired-girlie.html#sthash.qSGbR87E.dpuf

February 27. 2016 -- A Scary Night for Our Girl and Us!!!

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Last night was a rough one for Hope!  She had two more seizures.  Here are the details . . . 

February 26, 2016 -- Thank You for Your Prayers!!!

Friday, February 26, 2016
Thank you for your prayers yesterday, dear ones!  Here's a quick report on the day . . . 

February 24, 2015 -- Tired Girlie!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Just a quick update and asking for prayer for our tired girlie. . .