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Update on Raquel and Baby Kimora (with pictures)

On May 4, 2010, Posted by , In Faith,Life, By , , With No Comments

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I’ve been emailing Raquel all of your messages (from Facebook, Twitter, BabyCenter and this blog), and it has meant a lot to her and Ray to have your support. I’m very happy to let you know that Raquel and Kimora are doing…

Update: Kimora Michaela will born soon

On May 3, 2010, Posted by , In Faith,Life, By ,, , With No Comments

Thank you all for your good thoughts, positive energy, and prayers. My sister is 6cm dilated and 100% effaced, which means Kimora Michaela will be here soon! Baby girl is estimated to be 4lbs (but is probably 3lbs). She is 33 weeks. Please continue to wash Raquel, Ray, and Kimora…

Please pray for Raquel, Ray, & Kimora

On May 2, 2010, Posted by , In Faith,Life, By ,, , With No Comments

Please lift my sister, Raquel, her husband, Ray, and their baby girl, Kimora Michaela, up in your prayers, and send good thoughts and vibes their way. They are at Labor and Delivery at Kaiser. Raquel’s water seems to have broken. Kimora’s due date is not until June 26. Please pray…

Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy: Lesson 8 – Learning to Let Go

I really like how this lesson opens — it addresses the fear I expressed in lesson 7 about acceptance meaning forgetting: What does it mean to let go? It is not the same as forgetting and it not simply ‘getting on with your life.’ Letting go means releasing your child…

Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy: Lesson 7 – Moving On to Acceptance

On April 18, 2010, Posted by , In Calvin Phoenix,Faith,Rainbow Baby,Walking With You, By , With No Comments

Our Cross to Bear Luke 9:23-24 says that to save our life we must deny ourselves and take up our crosses and follow Jesus. We must lose our lives unto ourselves, for His sake, so that we may be saved. Taking up my cross daily means to live each day…

Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy: Lesson 6 – I’ve Got to Get Better Soon

On April 17, 2010, Posted by , In Calvin Phoenix,Faith,Rainbow Baby,Walking With You, By , With 2 Comments

Unfortunately, our busyness does not rid us of our grief… I agree with that. It can provide a temporary distraction, yes, and give us something else to focus on, but I’ve found that being “busy” just to be busy, that being wrapped up in work or projects, are not as…

Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy: Lesson 5 – How Can I Go On?

On April 8, 2010, Posted by , In Calvin Phoenix,Faith,Rainbow Baby,Walking With You, By , With No Comments

After losing my babies, I expressed my grief through crying, writing, art, and talking with people. I still do that. I also allowed myself to be sad — honestly, I wanted to be sad forever, if it meant I would never forget my children. I don’t allow myself to cry…

Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy: Lessons 4 – Why Me?

On April 8, 2010, Posted by , In Calvin Phoenix,Faith,Rainbow Baby,Walking With You, By , With No Comments

I really like this sentence in the opening of this chapter: Anger expressed appropriately, however, can deepen our relationships, leading to personal growth. As the book says, expressing it in a destructive way can be severely damaging, but it’s also not healthy to suppress anger and let it eat away…