Sunday, September 27, 2009

a happy sunday

today was a good day. and we desperately needed a good day. today leah sat through {most of} church with a smile on her face. she snuggled me for most of the first hour. i helped her lead the hymns and she folded her arms for the prayers. we talked about jesus and she listened contently. her attitude was just as bright as her yellow dress. she giggled all the way home and we played on the patio before we took a nap. that was our sunday.

it wasn't our friday or saturday. friday leah screamed a terrible scream from midnight until 5am. and then again at 8. and then again at 11. it was truly horrific. friday and saturday the laytons were a big, messy train wreck. my pillow was soaked and my eyes were puffy. our little one was beyond sad and we could NOT figure out why.

so today we fasted. and so did lots of our friends and family. i can't tell you how much it means to us that so many people would be so selfless as to take a little bit of time {and food} out of their day to send prayers heavenward for our little leah. she is loved by many and for that, we are grateful. hopefully someday soon we'll figure out what is troubling her little body.

until then, we'll try to get through the fridays and saturdays...and really enjoy the sundays. today was a good day.

15 comments:

Dyan said...

You two are so cute. Love the bangs! I am glad you had a good Sunday, you definitely deserve this after Friday and Saturday. Poor Leah, poor you.

whitney said...

that is so sad... i sure hope you guys can get to the bottom of leah's struggles soon. thank goodness for a beautiful, peaceful sunday! love you guys.

p.s. love the bangs!

t.t.turner said...

Love the bangs as well! You're so gorgeous!!! That collage is darling. You're in my prayers. Maren, you're AMAZING. Really.

Julia said...

i am so glad yesterday was a good day for you. you and leah are just beautiful. :)

ed and kelli said...

i love these pictures! cute bangs for both...leah is beautiful, you are beautiful. hope there are more happy sunday's to come that spill over into happy fridays and saturdays.

Michelle said...

I sure hope that Leah can feel better soon and be happy every day. Sounds like a good Sunday.

Karen Hauley said...

These pictures are adorable! You have all been in my thoughts and prayers. I lug you!

Molly said...

I am so glad to hear that Sunday went well. She must have felt all our prayers for her.

Uffens Family said...

I am glad we could be part of it yesterday and will be as much as you need us to! You are always in our thoughts and prayers!
On a lighter...but also very important note...You and Leah are GORGEOUS!! :) I hope you see that adorable smile a lot more in the days to come! ILYTTMAB!

Morgan said...

i'm so sorry maren. i can't even imagine. i hope you guys can get it all figured out soon. so glad you had a beautiful sunday. such cute pictures. you guys are in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Rach said...

I hope you get that last picture framed or something...it is the most perfect picture of amazing mom and a happy daughter!
We love you guys!

Kristen said...

I am so glad that Leah had a great day yesterday. I am continually amazed at the power of fasting and prayer. Hopefully that was a preview of many more days to come. BTW, you are one hot mama with those bangs!

Alysha said...

You both deserve many more days like Sunday and I hope they are on their way soon. You are such an incredible mom to have the patience you do, but I hope you won't need it for much longer.
Oh, and LOVE THE BANGS!!!

Jessica M said...

Cute pictures! But I'm sorry you had a rotten night sleep. I swear, functioning on no sleep is one of the hardest things about being a parent.

JAZKK Low said...

That last picture is PRICELESS! Love your bangs Mare! Sorry about the bad days. I really dislike those. I had one Monday myself! :) Well, keep up the good work. You are one good Momma.