Friday, April 24, 2009

Recording update

Thank you so much for praying! The recording went very well. It took Jake a few minutes to get the silliness out of him at first but after we quit laughing at his remarks things got rolling. Our house was transformed into a recording area with the dining table moved and all the chairs in the living room. We drew the curtains closed and turned on some warm lights. We sat in front of Molly's black and white photos in our dining room, which was a perfect place to be. There were three video cameras rolling at the same time as well as several lights strategically placed around us. Our pastor, Jim Burgen, sat next to one of the cameras and would prompt us by asking questions about Molly's life and how we can have hope amidst such suffering.

After the "interview" with our pastor we did some "B roll" shots which is just video of us or of her nursery but there's no talking. Those shots will more than likely be put to music. We recorded for about an hour and twenty minutes at the house and then we went to Molly's doorway and did some neat things there too. Jake bought his daughter some pink gerber daisies and we set them up in her little vase during part of the shoot.

It was a great experience and also emotionally draining. I am tired from working on the book as well as telling our story again. But all in all things went great and we are so excited to be sharing our story with so many more people!

To God be the glory!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pray for us!

Just a quick note to ask people to pray for us tomorrow, Friday the 24th. Around 9:30 a.m. MST, our pastor and a few people from the technical team will come with cameras and lights to record our story. They will be recording it in our home and possibly doing some outside shots as well.

Right now our church is in the middle of a series called Waste Management. Essentially it's about not wasting the gifts we've been given, our talents, our faith, our lives, and instead using what we have for God's glory and with purpose. Our pastor wants to use our story in the final weekend of the series about not wasting your life. It'll be the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of May and will be available online to watch a few days after the weekend.

We are truly honored, once again, to share our story with several thousand people and how our little girl changed us forever and called us closer to heart of God. We are asking God to speak through us tomorrow, that it would be His words and not our own that people hear. And that we would, above all, honor and glorify Him through the challenges of grief and healing.

Thank you so much for praying for us. I know lots of people who are praying for us and I know there are many whom I've never met that follow this blog and pray faithfully. Though we may never meet on this earth, I am eternally grateful to have so many brothers and sisters who intercede on our behalf. I can't wait for the party that Heaven will be!!

I'll update after we're done taping and definitely when I have a link to the sermon with our story being shared.

Much love and thanks to you all.
Jake and Rebecca

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Little Peanut

If Molly were here, I'd dress her up in a cute shirt that said something like this:

I'm going to be a Big Sister!

Yep, we're pregnant. We found out just before Valentine's Day that we are expecting peanut number two. We saw the doctor around 8 weeks, got to see the little guy or gal, and hear the heartbeat thumping away, fast and furious. Our estimated due date is around October 19th, just 8 days before my birthday. Read below how we shared the news with our family:

Cupid has struck
And soon you will see,
All the love
Between Jacob and me!

Our little Valentine
Is due to arrive
On October the 19th
At a quarter past five!

To say that we are thrilled is an understatement. We have prayed and cried so much for this little baby, far before conception. And of course, we'll continue to pray for the little squirt as we continue along.

Join us as we celebrate this new life and pray for us as we enjoy this gift from God, each day we are given.