Sunday, November 22, 2009

When words just fail....

The raison d'etre of this blog was stated here in the original post last December,
almost a year ago:
We wanted to find our grand-daughter, niece and cousin Nicole and we needed to learn to keep looking upward, hopeful but content for whatever happened to lie ahead of us.

It all started a week before the Canadian Thanksgiving,
October 12.
My nephew Bryan sent me an e-mail saying he had found (by some miracle) a Facebook profile pic of his cousin Nicole and had sent her a message with a link to this blog.
Four weeks later on November 14, Nicole's Gramma and three aunts (including myself) flew to Florida for their first face to face encounter in twelve years.

Waiting for Nicole in the lobby restaurant of our hotel...

The story has yet to be told and ironically, now I am beset with the telling of it.
It involves knitting - on the beach of all places. Prepare for the unusual.
And now a scripture verse pops into my brain from Yvonne's funeral, Psalm 139: 13b & 16:
" knit me together in my mother's womb....
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be! "

All I can say is this: God sure moves in mysterious ways.
There's more to this knitting thing than meets the eye. While I sort through "the marvelous" of this past week - I will reflect on the wonder of Psalm 139.
And then, just maybe - I'll be able to speak sensibly.

By the way, Nikki? We sure do love you & miss you already!


  1. Wow, GOd is soooooo good. I've been following this blog from the beginning and it sure is good to hear happy endings :) I'm so happy for you all.
    Helen (Australia)

  2. I think this is another reminder that we should never under estimate the power of prayer. It is wonderful to welcome Nikki, back to the family. It leaves me speechless, how to put into words.When we can embrace the only living link we have with Yvonne. She would have been so pleased. Thankyou for being the tool that made this possible...JOJO.

  3. So thankful all worked out so well Joanne! Prayers have been answered! So happy for you all!

    Rich and Cynthia

  4. So thankful for God's grace in bringing you all together and answering your prayers! Thinking of you all and offering continued prayer as in this, like in so many things, the end of one thing (the search) is simply the beginning of another (the relationship). Blessings to you all and hoping this reunion brings joy to God's children and glory to His name! <3
    Art & Emily and family

  5. So happy to hear about your reunion... can't wait to hear more. Wishing you blessings as you continue to rebuild bridges.


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