Wow… how can it be that this year is now over?? What an incredible year it has been!
We have experienced LIFE and LOSS. The Lord has brought our family through VALLEYS and showed us HIS SOVEREIGNTY! He has graciously blessed us in more ways that I can count, and taught me more in a year than in this lifetime. He has reminded me how short this life is, and how we are not promised tomorrow. That we should live each day as though there is no tomorrow. To tell the world of His LOVE and faithfulness. To shout it from the rooftops for all to hear. To proclaim His goodness and mercy, His love and strength! For He is MIGHTY indeed and worthy of ALL PRAISE!!!
Lord, thank you for everything you have brought us through. The the life and welcome addition of a new baby. Through the loss of a little life. For the comfort you have given me during the darkest of days, and the promise of eternal life with you! Lord, thank you for the gifts you have so graciously entrusted me with. For I know now they are only temporary, I pray you will mold me into a woman who seeks after you! I pray you will continue to shape me into a Proverbs 31 woman, a mom who leads her children to you, and a family who shines your love daily!!!
Lord thank you for the blessing of a new year. For going before me and preparing me for the unknowns, for the heartache that is ahead and the joys of knowing you are right there with me.
Lord I pray that in 2015, I will trust you completely. That I will lean on you for strength and understanding and that you will grow me in this place we call home. That you will give me a heart for eternity and not the things of this world. Lord mold me. Give me a heart that seeks only after you and the boldness to proclaim your name to ALL the NATIONS!
For this bond I share with my firstborn. How blessed I am to call her mine!
For the feeling of movement inside my body… the feeling of my baby growing.
For this precious gift of family and the anticipation of adding to it!
For the moments of fears and unknowns. Oh Lord, you were with me every step.
Birth. Through a sacred moment in which I gave birth to a baby. The blessing of being able to welcome a new addition through the miracle of birth and know that the Lord allowed me to experience both blessings of adoption and birth. No words can express.
My heart melts. There is nothing more precious than seeing your first child light up in pure excitement and hold your newest. I swell up inside with thanksgiving.
For being able to nurse my baby, even if just for a short while. I am grateful.
For motherhood. These two are everything to me! I give thanks and lift my hands in praise for the gift these two are! For the gift of being a mommy!
For sisters. I treasure the relationship these two have. My prayer is that they always love one another and treasure this precious bond they share!
For a wonderful husband and father! Wow, he has truly blown me away by his love and involvement in our children’s lives! I thank God for this man!
For friends and family! I couldn’t be anymore blessed and BEYOND thankful for friendships!
For this girl especially. She has cried tears with me, loved me, encouraged me , prayed for me and been there for me through so many hard times and good times. I am truly blessed to call her my friend and have her by my side through good and bad times. Thank you Lord for friendship.
For a family of diversity! The Lord broke our hearts and continues to break them. We PRAISE Him for the blessing of adoption and for the opportunity to spread the gospel through the uniqueness of our family.
For childhood. She keeps me young and reminds me what life is all about.
For this little family the Lord has graciously blessed me with!
We’ve experienced BEAUTIFUL out of LOSS. We serve a SOVEREIGN GOD! He has brought us so far and through some of the most difficult times, HE has brought us comfort!
For Family. The good times and the bad…
Bliss. This baby girl has brought pure bliss into our home.
For personality. For energy. For life. Katherine Grace makes each day more exciting!!!
For FIRSTS. There are so many things to look forward to, many firsts to be celebrated!
For the JOY of Christ’s BIRTH…. to be able to celebrate with these two is a true blessing!