Monday, September 17, 2012

Hope: A Story You Should Hear

It's not my story to tell, so I'll let my words be few.

Last year, our good friends -- John's best friend from college, Jamey, and his wife, Kaila, -- excitedly stood in our kitchen as we cooked dinner and shared that they were expecting a baby.

Life, however, didn't go as planned.

We prayed for miracles.

And, though we didn't get the one for which we had hoped, for which we had pleaded, He continues to allow our fingers to unwrap unexpected ones.

This isn't just a story of grief, a story of loss, though both are interwoven into its threads.

But, rather, overarchingly, it's one of hope

and it's one of what God can do with willing hearts and resolves to trust that even when life doesn't make sense to our minds, God can redeem the seemingly senseless.

Mugford Story - Stereo Final Web from production on Vimeo.

I hope baby Sam's life and story blesses your life in the way it's blessed ours.


  1. This is so completely beautiful. I'm in tears.

  2. Oh ,my heart goes to them. Sam was a beautiful little boy and every minute of his life was precious. I'm always amazed at the profound effect a person can have on so many in such a short time.

  3. Peace and love be with your friends. This story did bless, but my heart hurts for them.

  4. Oh, my heart. I remember you mentioning them, and made sure that day that I sent sweet thoughts their way. Never knowing the full story. My heart aches for them, but I'm also glad they found you and your church. They are very blessed to have such great support. Please send them hugs from our family and thank them for being brave enough to share their story. Many blessings to them and Sam.


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