Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thank you 11/19

BTW, have I said thank you today?  For everything - your love, your prayers, your food, your hearts.  I'm so incredibly humbled by your help.

The comments you write to me on the blog are so encouraging!  Thanks for that too.

I forgot to add this little bit to tonite's blog, so you get take 2 as they say in Hollywood.  Hollywood.  Wow, I forgot about movies, tv, radio, media.... I guess I'm not missing much.  Still, to sit on the couch watching "Arsenic and Old Lace"... 

Getting loopy on the pilgrim road,



Anonymous said...

Loriann, my love, I'm sure that there are so many things that we have to thank you and your whole family for. For the listening, caring gentleness of who you are. Have we properly thanked you today? Your family is a shining gift og God. It is in every effort of love and towards Christ that you make and we all love you so for it. Any and everything that anyone of us concerned for you all have done, thought or prayed has been because you all touch us so. Thank you for being such a brilliant example of Christ's love for us all even through this tibulation. xoxoxox

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Lemme just start off by saying that Im not the most religous person in the world. i go to church every sunday though and like never before i have been praying so much recently. for your whole family, and that God may heal you all. Your blog is humorous and informative and I thank you very much for it. May God be with you! from Greg Mager ps sorry about spelling and grammer in this post I happen to be writing this on my phone on the way to school God Bless You All!

The Zegers said...

Loriann, I so agree with the first comment. Your family have been the example of God's love and mercy. God has seen how you have poured out to the hurting and broken. That is why you are now receiving all this love and caring. We are praying day and night for a complete recovery for Steve and Hannah. You have many who are willing to go over this mountian with you. We pray your family will soon all be together, watching those old movies. Have a blessed day. In Christ, Phyllis

Anonymous said...

Keep the faith Loriann!
We're with you!

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for you and your family. They have always been a blessing to all of us. I believe the Lord realized that we too could not do without all of you as a family. What the devil meant for evil, I believe the Lord is going to use it for good, not just for you and your family, but for the whole body of Christ and the unsaved. No weapon formed against you will prosper was a scripture that you once gave me in my time of need. Now I believe it is being returned back to you. Our prayers and with you and your family day and night. Be strengthened in His love you all of you. Though the journey may seem long, the light is at the and of the tunnel. God bless you all.

Christina Di Cioccio said...

My dear Loriann,

You are the most amazing woman I have ever known. I am proud to be your friend. Your words, all of the words, everything, just brings me to tears. I wish I could hold you and your family in my arms right now. You are a powerful woman and I know our prayers are being heard loud and clear. Ronnie and I have been praying every night. You make sure you tell Stephen I am mad at him for missing our date last Saturday night! I can't wait to see you and your family. I have good news for all of you. Troy and I got engaged. Love you so much, Christina

Mel said...

We love you SO much and we are going to continue standing and believing God for every member of your family, all the way over this mountain. I'm trusting God that in not so long you'll be sitting on that couch with your hubby watching those old movies that you love...
Sorry that I haven't been to see Hannah yet at Sunnyview. I've been fighting a bit of a cold, not a huge deal, but I don't want her to have to fight that too. I am SO praying for her and miss her lots.

Love you much

Anonymous said...

As you know, from the first time you and I met God placed an area in my heart just for you, I love you so much! How I wish that I could be with you to support, comfort, and rejoice. You are very special to me.
Remember this, "How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! “Psalm 139:17-18, NLT

There are so many people praying for your family! I have people who do not even attend church praying... and they are!!! They have been asking me to forward on your updates to them, which I have been. Loriann, your words have witnessed to unbelievers to wonder about the God that we believe in… How about that? Our Father is so amazing and beautiful, isn’t He?
Hold on tight, for God has GREAT plans. We do not believe in a small God, He does things in a BIG way- - Expect it!!
My sister, I love you! Nancy T.

asbray said...

Dear sister in Christ,

You are an inspiration and a shining example of God's love, mercy and compassion! Steve, Hannah and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Your strong faith and church family will carry you through these difficult times...and the people of the dying world will witness the love of Christ. Amen!


ldegonza said...

ditto to all the comments on your blog; especially I pray as you once prayed for me... No weapon formed against you will prosper. and I will not stop praying for your whole family everyday in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

To my dear adopted daughter:

Never forget who you are as God's dearly loved child.

He is holding you securely, carefully and gently. Rest in His arms For HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU IN ANY WAY!

Trust in HIS power to heal and in HIS outcome. His outcome is ALWAYS good!

He will not fail you.

Your family is securely in His hands and He is working many miracles.

He is near them even when you cannot be.

He understands and feels your heart as no oone else can.

Rest in His loving arms knowing you and they are secure in Him.

Know you are valuable and precious in His sight for HIS love is never ending and HE says you are truly valuable and beautiful.

He sees the time of restoration completed even though you cannot right now.

He knows the plans He has for each of you and they are good.

Rest dear and special one He has you in His arms.

Your adopted dad!

Lisa Kent said...

God Bless you with the knowledge of how loved you and your family are. You have always been there for others and there isn't a thing we wouldn't do for you to show our gratitude for all you've been there threw for us and all the Love you've given us. My heart goes out to you and Joseph and David for what you are going through and to Steve and Hannah for God's complete healing. Are you accepting visitors at Sunny view for Hannah, the girls and I would love to visit. They have been heart broken for Hannah. And for Steve as they've stated he's more of a Dad then there own has been, after all Katelynn & Raquel are his apprentice princesses. I know you have been overwhelmed but when you get the briefest moment please do call. We love you!!!Our prayers go up many times a day and look forward to when we WILL see you all together in church again.

Anonymous said...

Hello Smiths!! Dear Loriann...just wanted you to know that our entire family has been praying for you all...I pray that you never tire of hearing that. This blog is helpful to those of us who feel they want to be in the loop, really involved but can not be so. (I have tried the companion-schedule...but I am glad the reasons for cancelling are great ones) Your family is drawing folk in a much closer walk because we all pray for you. What a blessed "occupation" prayer is when results and answers seem so obvious. "Arsenic and Old Lace" is one of my all time favorite movies...always think of Steve and his TR fascination....I think it will be a bit more time before he will run up the stairs yelling "Charge!" but that day will come! May I suggest "Bringing Up Baby" next...laughter is good for your soul and mends! You are all loved and prayed for!

May you feel the blessings RAIN DOWN! Beth Cretaro

Anonymous said...

Loriann, we prayed for your family at our Bible 101 life group tonght. You and your family continue to be in our prayers.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jenny Sandiford