OK, so I am not getting time to blog everyday...that's just not realistic for me right now...so I'm going to post occasionally what I am thankful for during this month of Thanksgiving! I'll post some random photos between my thoughts on what I am thankful for this week...but I reserve the right to post more often than once a week ;)
|Elizabeth fell asleep reading |
wonder what she dreamed of that night???
I am thankful for a church that believes in the inerrancy of Scripture - Christ Alone, Scripture Alone, Salvation by Grace Alone...and doesn't pussy foot around the truth to tickle our ears...
|Esther loves her rocking chair and reading!|
I am also thankful for God working in me and through me to minister to other women...speaking the truth in love, having empathy for trials they are having that I have gone through, and a God who hears our prayers for others and always answers them (maybe not the way we expected, but He always answers them)
|Did I say she loves looking at books?|
I am so thankful that God has blessed us with 11 wonderful children, all sovereignly chosen for me by my loving Heavenly Father and brought into our family in His perfect timing. I am so thankful for my friends who were willing to speak the truth to me in love about God's sovereignty and trusting God for our family planning so many years ago - in my weak, frail and finite human understanding I could not have imagined caring for, teaching, feeding, and loving 11 children, but I would not now want to live without any one of them! Placing my trust in Him was a huge turning point for me - one of peace knowing that I didn't have to "worry" about planning our family anymore...you just can't understand this until you do it...do I struggle at time with leaving it in God's hand? Yes, but that is when I lose that peace that God gives when we place ourselves in His loving hand to do with as He wills.
|Esther loves board books, can you tell?|
|Did I say she loves to sit in her rocking chair? |
She looked a little hippy yesterday, but it was just too cute!
And her hair - it's getting so long!
|what can I say? Our kids are a little goofy at times! |
Reuben is always ready to make us laugh, that is for sure!
|This is what I get to do every night - check on sleeping Esther, |
make sure she's snuggled and warm, and just love the sound of her soft breathing!