Saturday, October 15, 2011

A beautiful autumn Saturday

Today, the weather is absolutely PERFECT!  It's a gorgeous day outside:  73 degrees, blue skies, bright sun, light breeze...loving it!

So, I'm blogging from my front porch and soaking in some sunshine!

Yesterday morning, Emily received another beautiful bouquet of flowers.  This time, they came from a local florist instead of a UPS truck.  These are from my aunt and uncle - thank you D&C!!  We love you!  And it's quite alright that you are at a "loss of words."  Even we are at a loss of one knows what to say right now.  That's okay.  That's just part of the emotional experience.  The scriptures you gave instead are quite sufficient :-)

Love and support from friends and family continues to pour into our lives, softening the blow of our pain and helping us push through another day.  It never ceases to amaze me that God places just the right amount of support in your life when you need it the most.  It's like a symphony.  And God is the maestro.  The world is his orchestra and he directs each "musician" to play their solo with impeccable timing and harmonious accord.  Life is beautiful!!  "Can you hear it?" (quote from the movie, August Rush).

Speaking of musicians and beautiful people....yesterday, my sister came to visit us for the weekend!  She is awesome!!  And I am so happy to have family here to hug, talk to, and distract me from my suffering.  Fridays are always "Pizza Night at the Hayes House."  So, we all went out to a local restaurant and ate a HUGE pizza with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, rosemary ham, and bits of chicken cooked in a brick oven.  It was delightful!  After we got home, stuffed to the gills, we stayed up until 1am talking!  Once she and Emily went to bed, I still couldn't go to bed.  So, I stayed awake until 3-something -- again (see my previous post).  The good news is that I was able to sleep much better last night than I had all week.  I'm sure sleeping in late on a lazy Saturday morning had something to do with that :-)

And to top it all off, Caroline Grace is still alive and kicking...literally!

Today has been a great day...praying for more days like this.


  1. Hey, Cameron! It's Donna Brown, an old friend from your Element Student Church days in Corpus Christi. Just wanted to let you and Emily know how very sorry I am for what you're going through. I also want to encourage you by saying you are both doing a spectacular job of bringing glory and honor to Jesus as you suffer through this. In the end, that's really all He asks of us - to continually lift up high the name of Christ as your constant source of strength and hope. Even through the possible loss of your sweet Caroline Grace, she is already being used to shine the light of our savior into a dark world. Good job, Caroline, Emily, and Cameron!

  2. Hi Cameron,
    My name is Rebecca and I found out about your blog through a friend. Since I started reading your story this song came into my head and I wanted to share it with you. It is a beautiful song by Kari Jobe called "Healer". Praying for you and your family and especially your precious baby girl!

  3. @ Donna: have you been? It's great to hear from you! How is Element doing these days?? Thank you so much for your encouragement and prayers. We couldn't do this without God's grace and great friends/family.

    @ Rebecca: I hope you like the you mind if I ask how your friend heard about my blog? It's always neat to hear how "random people" find your blog. Thank you for the song by Kari Jobe...she has a beautiful voice and the lyrics have a soothing touch to them. Thank you for your prayers too.

  4. Dear Cameron, There's not a moment that goes by without thoughts of you three or prayers for you three. I'm always amazed at the commentaries (blogs) that are inspiratonal and heart wrenching at the same time. You were definitely chosen and you are definitely the man that other men should aspire to be. I love you so much. Wish I could be there. -Mama

  5. I am friends with Alissa Kern. She posted your blog to facebook. So that is how I heard. Praying that the "Healer" will touch your precious baby girl!

  6. @ Mama: I can't thank you enough for your daily reassurance. In case you're wondering, it does not get old! I just wish I could keep up with replying to the comments! Haha. I love you. Don't worry about not being here. You're doing plenty right where you are at home. I love you.

    @ Rebecca: That's great! Alissa is a wonderful friend of ours. She and Mike used to be our best friends when we lived in Charleston 4 years ago. Thank you so much for your prayers and faith in miracles! Please feel free to share my blog.


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