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Sean Wilson
Fresno, CA
Leading the people of God into the land
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On Facebook, I came across a song by Shane & Shane that I had never heard before called "Though You Slay Me." Everybody needs a little more Shane &; Shane in their life, so I clicked the YouTube link to listen to it. What I found after the jump is one fo the most beautiful things I''ve ever heard, but some of the lyrics I didn't completely understand. So before you listen to the song, watch this short clip explaining the story behind the song. Now you can listen to the song... It has an excerpt from John Piper that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Whitney Jill
Sorry if some of our pages show up kind of wonky. We're trying to change some things around but its taking a bit of time. If you have any questions, please email me at sheyennew (at) gmail (dot) com. I'd love to hear from you! Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Whitney Jill
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Yesterday July 17 marked yet another year that has passed without my (Sean) mom. As my consciousness awakened to what day it was I was flooded with the memories of that day that I have tried to suppress. I will spare you the details but I can say that numbness of her death still plagues my heart. How can it be? There are so many things left to do with her. God how can you let such a thing happen after all my prayers to see her healed? Since her death I have struggled letting anyone in who would serve... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at Whitney Jill
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I made these alphabet bean bags for my nieces a few weeks ago. Before I gave them to them, though, I took a few seconds to snap some pictures for Whitney's name gallery! :) You can see the rest of Whitney's Name Gallery pictures by clicking the photo below: And if you're wondering what's up with this name thing, click HERE. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Whitney Jill
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Here are a couple of fun printable pages that you can use when you are doing your Random Acts of Kindness. You can just print them out, and include them in whatever you are doing. For instance, last year, we gave a gift card to a dad and daughter at Olive Garden. We purchased the gift card from our waitress when we paid for our meal, then slid one of the RAOK cards in with the gift card before we handed it to them. The first printable can be used as a foldable card... the second is just flat, like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at Whitney Jill
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I cannot believe Whitney's second birthday is just one week away. I hope to write more on the subject, but I just wanted to get this post up to remind everyone that we are going to do another RAOK day, and would LOVE to have you all join us! You can read about all of last years' fun HERE. There are some great ideas on Random Acts of Kindness HERE. And soon I will have the printable versions of this year's cards up. (Hopefully tomorrow (Sunday)). So... will you guys please plan to join us next Saturday in sprinkling our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at Whitney Jill
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This is Sean and I am sitting at the kitchen table in a lonely house. Sheyenne and G have gone away to visit some family and I am left in the quiet with some time to reflect. The loss of Whitney still weighs heavy on my heart. I find myself locked into a strange conundrum though, in that I do not know how to correctly grieve the loss of my first daughter and have joy living in the moment with my second. I know that the answer to my riddle is simple, that I can grieve the first and enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at Whitney Jill
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My dear, sweet friend Idette sent me this beautiful picture from Kauai... I love it! I love the flower used to "dot" the "i". (Is it a frangy pangy flower?) Gorgeous! Thank you so much Idette! You can see the rest of Whitney's Name Gallery pictures by clicking the photo below: And if you're wondering what's up with this name thing, click HERE. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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A couple of times, I've been blessed to make birth announcements for precious angel babies. The women, families and babies I've met have touched my heart and changed my life. As I spent time creating each birth announcement, and perfecting it to the mother's liking, I prayed for their families, the lives they touched. One person I was blessed to meet through that was a fellow angel mum to Christian, Erin. She sent me this beautiful picture from a recent trip to Gulf Shores, AL. I am continually in awe of the amazing people I meet on this journey... a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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My cousin Stephanie recently went to California and took these pictures for us while she was there. This one is from Camp Pendleton: This one is on the beach in Coronado behind Hotel Del Coronado. I love seeing Whit's name in the sands all over the world. Thank you, Stephanie for remembering our baby girl with us!! You can see the rest of Whitney's Name Gallery pictures by clicking the photo below: And if you're wondering what's up with this name thing, click HERE. :-) Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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It has been forever since I've had a new picture for WHitney's name gallery. My dear, sweet friend Caitlin took this one for me today. Thank you so much! I absolutely love it. It was taken in Tortilla Flats, AZ. She said the crazy thing was that there was only ONE tag for Whitney and ONE tag for Jill! Caitlin said this on her Facebook when she posted the pic: For sweet Whitney Jill Wilson, always with us every where we go. She surely is. In our hearts, our minds, our spirits. She is always with us. Thanks for remembering,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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Sean sent me this picture via his phone a few weeks ago... he used a "Wet Cement" app! Pretty cool. I just love seeing our girl's name different places. So beautiful. Hope you like it, too! You can see the rest of Whitney's Name Gallery pictures by clicking the photo below: And if you're wondering what's up with this name thing, click HERE. :-) Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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My good friend from High School, Kristina lives in Europe. She and her husband recently spent a few days in one of my favorite cities in the world... Rome! She was actually there on Whitney's birthday, and knew how much I love Italy. She asked me a couple of days before her trip if there was anything special she could do for us to remember Whitney while they were in Rome on her birthday... I said "of course"! So she took a picture for WHitney's name gallery in front of the Trevi fountain and threw some coins in. If you've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Whitney Jill
Ok, I think I've added all the RAOK's that people sent in! I've updated the RAOK page on this website, so you can just click the button below to see all of the updates in one place. Sean and I were tremendously blessed by your participation in this day, and we cannot thank you all enough for the love you showed us by loving others! We are looking forward to doing this again next year!! If you still have a Whitney Jill RAOK story to send in, please do and I will add it to our recaps!! We are blessed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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February 11, 2011 First Annual Whitney Jill Random Act of Kindness (RAOK) Day! Here's the deal on this special day: On Friday, February 11, Sean and I will be spending our day doing 31 random acts of kindness... that is one RAOK for each week I was pregnant with Whitney. We were so blessed by the kindness of others that we felt this was the perfect way for us to celebrate the short life of our beautiful daughter. Many of the people who blessed us were complete strangers, but their prayers and support meant the world to us. We wanted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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Megan, Mandy & Christine Some of my wonderful friends from church sent Whitney these beautiful roses for her birthday! We came home from running around town and found them on our doorstep! Thank you so much, friends!! Melissa J. There was an older woman at the pharmacy who was shakingly counting her money. Her total was 6.50 and she didn't have enough. She was going to choose to put back her or her husband's medicine. Everyone was just staring at her, so i stepped up to the register to pay for her. She looked at me, said thank you and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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Holly S. Thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of Whitney's birthday celebration. We made sugar cookies from scratch, then decorated them. We put them in bags and had Tony give them to the other assistant managers he works with. They LOVED them!!! I also took the chance to decorate a cookie by spelling Whitney's name. I included that picture too, for your name gallery. Some of the sprinkles weren't the best color, but I think you can still see her name in it. Enjoy! Praying that God gives you a smooth move. Idette W. & Kids... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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Annie B. I donated 1 crochet blanket on behalf of Whitney Jill yesterday to project Linus which is a charitable organization that gives hospital blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children. I did manage to get a picture of it before I made the donation, its yellow and white. I attached one of the ROAK cards to it so they would know what it was for and I dropped it off at Milton Hospital yesterday! Then we baked 6 dozen cookies and delivered 3 dozen of them to the Fire Department and 3 dozen cookies to the Police/EMS department with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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Wow! We are completely overwhelmed by the Random Acts of Kindness you all did on Whitney's birthday! Thank you all so much for participating! Tomorrow, I will post a recap of things that our friends did! Today, I wanted to share with you how we spent Whitney's first birthday. HERE WE GOOOOO! The morning started out early... well, early for us Wilson's. Earlier in the week, I called a friend, Jodi, who is a nurse at the hospital where we delivered Whitney. I told her that we wanted to bring some special things up to the hospital for the nurses,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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What a great day today was!!! Sean and I were busy much of the day, running around doing some RAOKs. We have just sat down this evening to read through the ones that you all have sent us. Let me just say, the tears have been rolling down my face, and I am so touched by the things you guys did for others today! I cannot wait to share it all with you! So stay tuned for the full RAOK Day recap coming later this weekend! And if you didn't get to do it today, no worries... every day is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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I know I may be a little too late in adding these for anyone to use them, but here they are if you want them... RAOK Day printables! The Tent cards are like little note cards, and the others are just flat cards. Enjoy!!! Download RAOK Tent Cards Download RAOK Cards Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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February 11, 2011 First Annual Whitney Jill Random Act of Kindness (RAOK) Day! Here's the deal on this special day: On Friday, February 11, Sean and I will be spending our day doing 31 random acts of kindness... that is one RAOK for each week I was pregnant with Whitney. We were so blessed by the kindness of others that we felt this was the perfect way for us to celebrate the short life of our beautiful daughter. Many of the people who blessed us were complete strangers, but their prayers and support meant the world to us. We wanted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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Whitney's First Annual RAOK Day is coming up in ONE WEEK! If you haven't read what that's all about yet, GO HERE (or click the button below). Here are some ideas of Random Kindnesses to do in this next week/her birthday. The possiblities are endless, really. And your creativity is only limited by how much time you want to spend doing a Random Act of Kindness (RAOK)! So here are some ideas to get your mind going! I've split them up into two groups: the Plan Ahead RAOK's and the Truly Random RAOK's. :) PLAN AHEAD RAOK's: 1. Make some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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Stacey sent me this great picture that she made on her computer... such talent! I love the angel wings! Thank you, Stacey, for remembering Whitney with us as her birthday approaches. You can see the rest of Whitney's Name Gallery pictures by clicking the photo below: And if you're wondering what's up with this name thing, click HERE. :-) Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Whitney Jill
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My friend, Angel, from Missouri just sent me this great picture from Snowpocalypse 2011. :) I cannot believe all the snow that is covering the mid-west! Crazy! Thank you so much for taking this picture for us, Angel!! Stay warm and cozy!! :) You can see the rest of Whitney's Name Gallery pictures by clicking the photo below: And if you're wondering what's up with this name thing, click HERE. :-) Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Whitney Jill