After waking from her nap we went outside and enjoyed our 60+ degree weather. Once we came back in, she ate a snack! It was the first time she really wanted to eat, so hopefully she is getting better! While eating we listened to music and the song written by Laurie, "Like Nothing Else," began to play. I have written about this song before and once again it served as a reminder of God's grace and love. It is such a beautiful song and when it was written I was struggling with a lot of depression. I had just had the surgery for the endometriosis and having a child didn't seem possible. We were being sent to an infertility specialist and I was in a low place. I knew the only way to survive was to cling to God. He sustained me in those dark times. He sustains me still and I forget daily that He is constantly with me.
As the song played, I looked over at this child of mine and instantly had to kiss her. A little over two years ago when the valley was so deep and I felt like no hope for a child was ever to be seen, I had no idea what God had in store. I had no way of knowing that I soon would be blessed with a sweet baby girl. Today was difficult, but I wouldn't trade it, because all the tears of today were shed with my little girl.
Every day she teaches me about God's grace, mercy, forgiveness, and much more. I may have to write once a year about his song.
I will rest in Your arms
oh God of mercy
there's no one that I trust but
You to hold me
You are my everything
forever I will bless this pain
for bringing me to You
The day we brought her home
Time flies and I am thankful for Your many blessings! When days are difficult, You are there. When days are easy, You are there. Thank You for new mercies that are new every day. Thank You for sweet reminders and friends who can write wonderful music. Thank You for giggles and tears. Thank You for grace and mercy. Thank You for using children to teach us. Thank You for forgiveness. Thank You for memories.