Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's been a while...

Since I've shared a few blessings with you that we've experienced lately.

One of our good friends from Galesburg is running the Chicago Marathon which is huge in and of itself, but he is also running it in memory of Olivia! Be sure to check out his website:

I mentioned in the last post that my mom, Brooklyn, and I walked in the American Heart Association HeartWalk. While we were there, we were able to enjoy so many people. During the "warm-up" time, one of Olivia's former nurses, Angela, came up with another person and said she just had to introduce us. Long story short, this woman worked in the OSF billing office. She said she would come across these enormous bills and think about this particular patient and what a fighter she was. She knew Olivia was a heart patient (she was a former cardiac nurse and could tell from the bills) and could just tell she was an amazing little girl that had been through so much. She said she would pray for her and cheer her on every time she saw one of her bills. She asked Angela if she knew this little girl and if she was at the walk. When she mentioned that little girl was Olivia, Angela just knew we had to meet her.

It was awesome meeting this complete stranger and hear how Olivia had touched her life, too.

We still haven't heard anything from the birthday balloons. Oh well. We'll just have to be sure to send more next year and pay the extra 30 cents for the "hi-float" stuff they put in the balloons to make them last longer.
My only fear now is that some farmer is going to get the balloon stuck in his combine and come after us. Wouldn't that be just our luck?


Anonymous said...

Hi Julie --

Great looking plants and deck!

About the balloons, perhaps someone who isn't much of an internet user found them and is reluctant to try to communicate through the web.

Judy, Kevin, Jeannie & Judy

Anonymous said...

Have you checked out It has a section you can click on "angels". There are some amazing pictures people have taken of angels they have seen. It is really inspiring, thought you might want to take a look. Perhaps God will send you a sign from one of his angels that Livy got her balloons!

The Story of the Murphys said...

Hi Chatt Pack,

I have been following your blog for a little while. You probably won't recognize my name, but I am John Willy's daughter. I love your blog and am truly touched by your family. My dad always talks so highly of Zac. We were home over Labor Day weekend when my dad got a letter from Zac. I know it meant ALOT!! I just wanted to make sure you knew that. If you want to check out my parents new retirement digs, I have a couple of pics on my blog.
They love visitors so if you are every in the Galena area you should stop by. -Sarah Murphy