Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Blessing

Alaina Brooke
Born on November 26th
6lbs, 9oz
19 1/2 inches long

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above
James 1:17

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Preparing for a new little one

The kitchen counter stands quietly right now covered in a mess. A mess that does my heart good. It makes me smile. Faith has grown to love cooking with me and will often ask if she can keep "doing a recipe" even after I am done. Somehow the mess never cleans itself up.

There it is, waiting for me to gather up a little girl who has run off to play, to begin the cleanup.

I find myself pondering what life will look like in a month. A new little one is joining our family and she will be full of needs. There will be a lack of sleep at first, feeding times, and just the simple adjustment of adding a new life to our family. Yet, life does not stop. It does not stand still. There will still be meals to cook, laundry to be done, messes to clean up, hearts to train... and I realize how much I will need Him... I know I can not do this on my own.

I will need His strength.

I will need His grace.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 2:9,10

His grace is sufficient. He is sufficient. He is all I need and all I will need.

I am excited, thrilled, to be entering this new season. I am not in denial though. I know there will be hard days. Days when I am crying out to the Lord. Days when I need my Loves help more then ever. Days where some things just won't happen. So, I'm praying now... praying for joy and peace even during those times... praying for His love to be poured out... praying for more of Him... more of His grace in my life...

And I know He is good. He is faithful.

He will walk with me.

So, we wait for this little one. Joyful hearts are all around. An excited anticipation.

I know He will provide.

Friday, November 6, 2009

This morning found two boys sitting on the couch and reading The Dangerous Book for Boys and discovering what to use to make invisible ink... milk, lemon juice, egg white and urine. They laughed and laughed at the thought of using urine to write and then quickly decided they would try rice milk to write some messages. After running to the garage to sharpen some sticks for their pens, they grabbed the milk and poured it into a bowl and began writing their names. After waiting for it to dry, we held up a candle lighter and nothing. Maybe because it was rice milk? We decided that we should try the lemon juice next.

The joy of learning and discovering.

Now they are studying the go-karts very closely...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mom, your tummy is getting so big. I think it's going to be as tall as the fireplace.

It was said with all sincerity and love. Thankfully, I know it will not get as big as the fireplace!


The picture is from this last weekend when my sweet sister and some gals from Church gave me a baby shower. Just a couple of weeks to go...