Ephesians 3:16-18

I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your
hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is (Ephesians 3:16-18).

Monday, January 19, 2015

A little reminder

Landry has been sick on and off since Thanksgiving.  Starting Thursday of last week and continuing into this week has been extremely challenging.  Today I lost it.  When I got out of bed she was fussing and continued to fuss for most of the day.  We are all tired and I have grown weary.  She broke down over something simple and then I (the adult) broke down too!  I ended up holding her and we both cried until she fell asleep in my arms.  Thank God for His grace!  A child is so quick to forgive and forget.

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

One year

Two years

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.


Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh sweet friend, this made me tear up. Yes, what a blessing every day is - even the hard ones - because you are together. So glad you had that song to remind you. (ps. was this song written by a friend of yours? Can I hear it online anywhere?)

Emily grapes said...

That is such a great reminder. No doubt there will be tough days and I think its perfectly okay to break down with them too sometimes ;) but I know you are amazing and a wonderful mom. Big hugs!

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Allison said...

This is so sweet and so honest. Whenever I'm at the point of being over tired and feeling overwhelmed I look at my little guy and just say a quick thanks to God because being a Mom is a privledge that I never want to take for granted. Love your story! XO

Abbi said...

Such a blessing that God is always there!