Monday, March 3, 2008

Be Still

Ok, so don't get too jealous, but Jon and I had a really cool opportunity to meet Steven Curtis Chapman last Wednesday. He played a concert here in St. Louis on Thursday night, but on Wednesday, he was a special guest at a small event hosted byJoyFM, and we got to attend! It was really cool because he walked around and greeted everyone at their tables while we had desserts, and then he played a short set of songs in between answering questions from the audience. It was held at in the great hall at MBU, so everything looked just beautiful.

yummy desserts from Imogene's
St. Louis Wedding photographer Lisa Hessel

And we all got signed cd's
St. Louis Wedding photographer Lisa Hessel

He took some requests and played some favorites, including one of my favorites, Be Still. After the concert I couldn't get that song out of my head. And really, it couldn't have come at a better time.
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After the concert that night, I got an email from my father-in-law letting me know that Ainslie Rose, my 6-day-old niece, was having a small bit of trouble with her health. The next day, I had a photo shoot in St. James, which is about eleventy billion miles away from here. Throughout the day, I received calls that updated me on Ainslie's condition. Within about two hours, the prognosis went from very hopeful ... to a terminal diagnosis of NEC. I made it back to St. Louis just in time to be with the family before Ainslie passed.

St. Louis Wedding photographer Lisa Hessel

This has been such a weird weekend... it seems like it's been months since I've been home. But, I can't get that Steven Curtis Chapman song Be Still out of my head. Everyone is struggling to find words of comfort and words of hope, and for crying out loud, I don't even know what to pray. But right now, all we can do is just be still and know that He's God. He's still all at once trustworthy and powerful and all-knowing and full of understanding. And that helps.

We've been spending a lot of time with family and helping here and there, so to all my clients, thanks so much for understanding the delay in my response. I'll be back to answering emails again shortly and I sure do appreciate your patience and prayers.

8 comments:

kate said...

praying for you and your family at this time. I'll pray that you all will feel God's presence in this time of sorrow

-Kate

kate said...

praying for you and your family at this time. I'll pray that you all will feel God's presence in this time of sorrow

-Kate

Rebecca said...

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. (ps 29:11)

This is my prayer for you. Love you guys...

MrsKinMay said...

I'll be praying for you and your family in this time. Sometimes music and lyrics can say more than words we could really find. Take your time and my prayers are with you.

-audrey

Kelly Park Photography said...

Praying that the Lord comforts you and your family during this time.

Sarah Marie said...

Seeing steven was one of the coolest experiences I will ever have at mbu. I actually just wrote about it in my blog. I am praying for the family. Peace and blessings.

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