Monday, February 14, 2011

Touching Lives

When I started this blog, it was really just a place for me to update friends and family so I wasn't making tons of phone calls and writing hundreds of emails every time something new happened with my pregnancy and with Izzy. But over time, God showed me He had more in mind for this little blog. But even then, I though...who is going to want to read this anyway? I'm NO writer. Never have been! But again, God assured me I was to go on with the blog. To be real, and honest. Open and vulnerable, and let Him worry about the rest. And WOW! I have been amazed at how God has used this blog to be a blessing to people all over the world. Literally! To share our story, to inspire hope and to touch lives.

Now anyone who knows me knows I am a planner! Many times in my life I thought I had it all figured out...when WHAM! God changes up the direction I wanted to go, toward the direction He has for me. And Israel's life was no different. I just though I wanted one more baby. Nothing out of the ordinary. And God gave us Israel. A little boy whose life and sweet little face have touched more lived then we will ever know.

I have a stat counter on my blog and it tracks where people are who read my blog. I am always amazed to see where God sends this blog. Most recently there have been people from USA (Of course!), Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Spain, Poland, Brazil & Sri Lanka!

I don't get many written comments to my blog, and that's ok. But when I do, I LOVE them. They are SO inspiring to me. They show me that this is what I am supposed to be doing. They remind me that He uses everything for His good...even things that others think are less than good. I wish I had contact information for everyone who comments to me, because I would love to write you back and thank you for inspiring me!


Harmony said...

I'm Matt Ziebart's sister, and I read every post you write. :)

I'm in awe of what God is doing in your lives.

eyes2zion2 said...

Even though you and I dont get to see eachother very much. I always read your blog and love to share izzy;s story..
I love you Becca and I love hearing what you have to write.

rosebark said...

:) Thank you so much for your sincerity! I think of you and your family often.

Anonymous said...

your blog is bookmarked in my computer and I check frequently to get updates. I think your son is absolutely the cutest little man ever and I have two grandson's that i BELIEVE are pretty handsome. I let my grandson's read or talk about your son and the challenges he has already overcome as a way for them to measure their progress. learning early how to overcome can carry each of us through the best and the worst of times. You are one that learned early that God answers all prayers and sometimes what we ask for may get a no as well as yes, if we always got a yes we could really mess up the rewards promised. Your son will never know the obstacles he will only see the challenge, thanks for sharing