Baby, Birthday, and the Bigger Picture

Below is a post I wrote when I was halfway through my pregnancy with my youngest daughter. She turns 1 today! I could go into ALL the endless details about her first year of life and all of her milestones…but the words I wrote almost 18 months ago about her are beautiful to me and remind me of the “bigger picture” in life. Thats what matters today. 

October 25th 2014-

Tonight I was reminded of God’s love and goodness through the movement and kicks of my sweet baby girl. We sat on the couch and ate gummy bears together. (she must have loved them as much as me with all her dancing.) Ill be 21 weeks pregnant tomorrow. This third time around is special for me. As much as I have always wanted to love and comfort my babies, during pregnancy…this baby girl is doing something unique. She is comforting me. She is a gift…definitely an unexpected gift. Her timing is perfect though and she reminds me that life is bigger than my present heartache.

She is loving me and giving me hope…and she doesn’t even realize it.

I cant wait to tell her one day how special she truly is…not only to me but to our marvelous Maker… how her life–is giving me life and light, in a dark place. 

Tonight by the gentle kicks of my baby girl, I was reminded that there is more in store for me. More life and light than what I am living in now. God has a plan… and it is good.

Romans 5:3-5 says… “we can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us — they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation. And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”

I hope and pray to bear fruit for God through all of this. I hope and pray these trials give me endurance, a stronger spirit, and confidence in the Lord.

Thank you God for my sweet baby. Thank you that she has and will continue to remind me that You are good.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL! 

I couldn’t be prouder to be your momma, and more thankful to have you in my life!

You are loved!

(1st birthday party “theme” and blog post coming soon!) 

Love, 

Liz


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