Friday, March 25, 2011

Step by Step...then RUN!

So the process of creating Brynne's Smiles hasn't necessarily been long or difficult at all, but I look back over the last two years and am fulfilled by seeing how each twist and turn in our journey has lead us to where we are today. I know that being able to see God's purpose isn't always easy or clear and I'm not saying I know or understand every detail of why God chose us for this journey. BUT, what I am sure of is that this is what we are supposed to do and every thing we've dealt with, every person God has put in our path, every prayer that has been prayed has brought us here.

So where is HERE?

HERE is one step closer to getting the 501(c)3 status as a non-profit (Janzten faxed the paperwork today!).
HERE is having a board of directors who not only love our family but love the Lord and want to share His love with others. (Our first board meeting was last night and I cannot express the joy it was to have all of these amazing people in one room. Each one of them has a God given gift and we are so blessed to have them all on our team.)
HERE is already having multiple offers for volunteers, funds and prayers. (We're working on a volunteer database and a bank account and will accept members and donations REALLY soon! Thank you to everyone who has already pledged their time, talents and funds.)
HERE is being at peace. (Having taken our journey step by step even though some of them seemed really small steps, and other steps felt as if we were dragging our feet, God has brought us this far and will continue to carry us on!)
HERE is being prepared to take advantage of every opportunity to share God's love and help in any situation we possibly can through the Jon Jon Fund!
HERE is being ready to RUN! (literally! not only are we ready to take off running with Brynne's Smiles but in training for next year's Trooper McDonald Memorial Race. I'm GOING to RUN the 5k!)

I wish I could express in words how grateful we are to each one of you for supporting us along the way and we continually ask for your prayers as we follow God's plan for our lives and Brynne's Smiles.

Thank you!! and don't forget to S.M.I.L.E.!!!


  1. Wooohoo, yippeee!! Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness!! I'm so excited, Mags...He's got some awesome stuff in store. :) And I guess I'll run next to you next year. :)

  2. YAY!!! Let me know if you need ANYTHING... I'd love to help and get everyone in Abilene and the Brynne Smiles boat!