After completing the 47 city Winter Jam Tour with the band, I had the pleasure of spending some quality time with my family over Easter weekend. On Easter Day I felt so blessed as I looked around at four generations of our family gathered together, Emmy and Claire playing and laughing with their cousins, and of course, our little Mr. Bowen totting around causing the best kinds of trouble.

Ice cream moustache!

Claire told us that one her friends from preschool informed her what Easter is all about. She struck a pose, and with a valley girl voice said, “It’s about fancy shoes and fancy dresses!” We had a good laugh, but didn’t hesitate to remind her of the true meaning of Easter. Oh, how I pray my children experience the fullness of God’s love in our risen Lord. What a hope we have in Him!

Because I live, you also will live.”

John 14:9

Please Pray

A few weeks ago, we noticed that the lower part of Bowen’s sternum scar was “angry red,” as the doctors say. We didn’t want to jump to any conclusions, but also didn’t want to take any chances. Our pediatrician recommended that we take him to Ann Arbor to get checked out.

They saw in his X-Rays that one of the sternum wires that had been used to close his chest (after his second surgery) was protruding outward instead of laying flat. As a result, it has been poking into his soft tissue and causing him pain. They would have removed the sternum wires during his third surgery, next year. However, due to the circumstances, they have decided to take them out next Tuesday.

Please keep Bowen in your prayers leading into next week. Pray that this minor surgery will go smoothly and that his recovery will be swift.

I Couldn’t Love You More

One last thing. Don’t forget that my children’s picture book “I Couldn’t Love You More” is in stores. Again, a portion of all proceeds go to help Whole Hearts Foundation. We’d really appreciate your support!