Monday, July 16, 2012

We Are Loved

We are feeling the love and counting our blessings as our Five Fab Days are coming to a close.

These days have filled our hearts with joy.  God answered our prayers by giving us fun filled days that passed by slowly.  We are blessed to have so many people praying for us.
Thank you for the calls, blog comments, texts, cards, and emails telling us you care, you believe, and you are there for us.  These acts of love mean so much to us!  They let us know that we are not alone and they are reminders of God's great love for each of us.

This weekend we continued our fabulous days of fun with the help from friends. They gave us the gifts of rest, laughter, love, friendship, and more.

Friday night, we enjoyed a wonderful date night - homemade appetizer, dinner and dessert provided!

Saturday, we spent the afternoon and evening at the lake with the Knaack family. We enjoyed a great boat ride, dinner, sunset, and laugh-til-you're-crying fun. 

Sunday after church, we went to see Ice Age and then had a cook out with some friends.
Little did we know that there was a special surprise planned...around 9:00 pm the doorbell rang.  When we went to the door, there was no one there. 

But this is what the yard looked like:

Friends had covered our yard in well wishes and scripture!  Amazing!

Today, we will enter the hospital armed with the full armor of God - knowing we have an army standing with us, knowing we are loved, believing in a cure, and trusting our Lord and Savior.

In Him,
The Tates

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes....Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."  Ephesians 6:10, 11, 13-17


  1. You are loved. Praying for Elena and for all of you

    John Leece

  2. thinking of you today,praying for you this afternoon. People you don't know are praying for you today. You are loved by so many.

    Lori D

  3. Been praying for you guys all day. Hoping you are settling into the BMT unit and ready to get things going.

    Amy & Danielle