Thursday, May 12, 2011

Birthdays and Bible Verses

This last weekend, we went to Jackson’s Pirate Party, complete with lots of water activities. The kids had a blast!

Julie sent me these pictures, and I’m so glad she did. I am determined to save enough money to buy my own camera, but it just can’t come fast enough!

Sibling love….a rare picture.

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Cade wanted to jump on the trampoline, and play in the fort instead of swimming.

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But not this little redhead. She was all about the water.

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I love this picture of Cade.

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SaraGrace and her “wallowmelon.”

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Speaking of “wallowmelon”, SG is going to be in the Watermelon Festival pageant this Saturday. I have to say I wasn’t thrilled about the timing of this princess contest, but once she found out that Brinley was doing it, she couldn’t be left out. But I will admit, she has been practicing on her own and doing her own thing, and it’s mighty cute. It may not be too reflective of a seasoned pageant queen, but then it wouldn’t be her if it was:)

On another note, Rob gets a daily Bible verse in his email, and sometimes he forwards them to me. I have to preface this by saying that we now have exactly one week until Faith is born. It has been a hard few days, and last night while I was praying, I asked God to help me cling tighter to Him, and to not let the fear overtake the peace that has been so amazing the last six months. I have had some anxiety, and I don’t want that to overshadow what God has in store. As I prayed, I just asked Him to help me see that He is still in control. So this morning, my hubby sends me this verse that he received in his email….

As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother's womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things. Ecclesiates 11:5

These words just encouraged me to know that there is no way we can understand all that God is working on. Of course we have questions, and we want to understand why things happen the way they do, but this verse tells us that it not for us to understand, but to trust in Him that He knows what He is doing.

Dear Jesus,

Help us to cling to you and your word as we find our way the next few days. Thank you for your promises, and for your mercy and grace, though we don’t deserve one minute of it. Help us to look to you for guidance, and not be swayed by the ways of the world. As your word tells us that we cannot understand the work of God, help us to trust completely in you, regardless if we understand or not.

Amen.

4 comments:

From the Bumpy Road said...

Just want you to know you're all in our hearts and prayers this week :)

Connie said...

Just know we are all praying for you and the Family...God is with you every step of the way...Love you all

Paige Colson said...

I am praying for y'all. :)

Michelle Karr said...

Praying!!! That verse has been in quiet times this past week too. (((HUGS)))