Thank you for the prayers for my dad back in June. He was having some really dizzy spells and a CT scan revealed a 2 cm tumor on the frontal lobe of his brain. After a successful tumor resection it was found that the tumor was benign. He is doing great now after some sinus repair surgery and is getting back to his old self. He can't drive yet, but he is getting ready for hunting season and still preaching every Sunday.
As for our family I started working again full time in April and Marci is still teaching. Chandler is in K-3 at a school here in Ashford and is doing great. Never does a holiday come close such as Thanksgiving or Christmas just around the corner that doesn't have a painful side with our family still having such a void it in without Hannah Grace. With that being said this Thanksgiving we have something a bit more to be thankful for. Marci and I are expecting our third child and we just found out this past Monday that it is going to be a little girl. So this coming April we will have a new addition to our home by the name of Madalynn Rachel. We are so very excited and thankful for this awesome blessing God has given us.
We pray for an easy pregnancy and a healthy little girl. We have talked about it and either way we would have been blessed with either a boy or a girl. I know in no way will this baby every take the place of our precious Hannah Grace, but I look so forward to meeting Madalynn and telling her so many stories about her big sister. Hannah Grace taught us so many lessons about life, love, and how to enjoy every moment. Not only am I thankful for the life that we are expecting next year; I am also thankful for the life we still cherish that Hannah Grace brought to us.
I will definitely keep everyone updated on how things are going and post pictures of our precious newborn once she is born. Thank you for your support and prayers over the past few years. We love each and every one of you.
Jarrod, Marci, and Chandler