Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cookies and more...



Dear Friends,


I know I say this on every post, but I want to thank you for letting me know how Sophie is changing your walk with Christ. It does give me comfort to know that her little life is having such a huge impact on so many people. I have truly been overwhelmed by your stories. It also convicts me to know that her life is having such a impact on the kingdom, yet I look at my own life and wonder why I am not bolder in my walk with Christ. What an amazing little girl. The name "Sophie" means wise and she is far wiser than any of us. God is using Sophie to display His glory and I am humbled that He would choose my child for His great purpose. I mentioned to a friend today at church how I struggle with being joyful in seeing those come to Christ and grow closer to Him through Sophie's life, yet on the other hand, my flesh cries out, "I don't care about your salvation, I want my baby! Please God, use somebody else's life to display your glory!" But, when I look at this life and think of eternal things, I am truly joyful at the end of the day.

I am posting some pictures of the scarecrow cookies we made this past week. We had so much fun doing these cookies! They tasted great too! The recipe came from Family Fun magazine.
Aimee
Cookies- Sugar wafers(hat), Fiber One Cereal (hair), mini-chocolate chips (eyes), candy corn (nose), Chocolate sprinkles (mouth), and a cookie with icing!

3 comments:

rick said...

Hi Carlton/Aimee:

You don't know me and we will most likely never meet.

I am a friend of Spencer DeBurgh's and John Pleasnick's (who I think Carlton is doing some seminary type study course with?). Anyway, I first learned of your story through Carlton's comment on their "Logic on Fire" blog (which is how I came across this blog). I left a couple comments for Carlton on that blog but I don't know how often he reads them.

Just wanted to let you know that my heart goes out to you all, and I have prayed for you. It's so encouraging to see how the Lord has grown your family through this, and to see how God is using sweet little Sophie for His glory and honor. God is truly amazing.

I don't know if it would encourage you, but I wrote a song after we lost a child to a miscarriage shortly after Thanksgiving 2005. It speaks of the desire to have had this child, yet understands that God's plans and ways are far higher than our own (we had another child almost one year later, which would have been impossible, had God not taken our second pregnancy away, and we couldn't imagine life without our Chloe).

I believe, though, that I will meet this child in heaven one day.

Anyway, the song is on my MySpace at www.myspace.com/rickhorio and it's called "Still Missing You," if you are interested in listening to it.

God bless you guys.

For His Glory,

Rick Horio

Jeff and Sonya Hodge said...

As always your words are filled with great power!

HEY THOSE ARE THE CUTEST COOKIES EVER!

Jaime said...

Hi Aimee. I feel awful for not contacting you sooner than this. Greg and I have been praying for you and Carlton. I don't have your number, but would love to talk with you and share with you how God has worked in our lives through Joshua's story. My email is love2jaime@gmail.com