Friday, July 25, 2014

Covenant Child

My Sweets...

You are a Covenant Child of the King of all Kings

Before you were even thought of, He knew you.

You have existed in His infinite mind since the beginning of creation.

You were carefully formed with His design. You are bountifully loved by His gracious heart.

I'm thankful everyday that you exist in my world.

You brighten it with your smile.

You teach me so much in each moment.

Sweets, you were baptized when you were almost 4 months old.

Daddy and I wanted to commit you to the Lord before our community of faith.

Baptism doesn't save your tiny soul, my love. Only a saving faith in the one who made you will do that.

Daddy and I are praying something for you and your siblings every day:

That the irresistible grace of our amazing Lord God will take claim over your life...

This is our greatest heart's desire.

A few days ago, I took some pictures of you in your baptism gown.

Almost a year later, but you'll learn that this is sometimes how your mom rolls.

I love you more each day, dear one.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Announcement {late, of course}

Late, of course.
We are sooooo excited about you, our sweet Surprise!
Next week, we'll be finding our if you are a boy or a girl...
Stay tuned!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunflower Summer

Do y'all not just love... LOVE... this time of year!

Hilariously, I do.

This girl - the one who sweats when she walks out the door - is loving this summer weather!

Maybe it's our lovely shady backyard...

Or the back porch swing...

Or the new water play table that we just inherited which my girls are OBSESSED with...

Or Mosquito Joe's presence at our home...

Or the fact that we can play in lovely sunflowers...

Yes, I said sunflowers!

They had no idea what was coming when my little van pulled up.

It wasn't their fault that I had manhandled my daughters into matching outfits and forced a "fun" family adventure out to a random field in a neighboring community.

But, there they stood with their sweet, yellow heads lifting high above the Georgia soil.

Were they ready for our little family to come tromping over the fence?

Probably not.

But, there we were. And, I must say that my precious ones did such a great job! Having Renaissance there was an amazing advantage.

Can most daddies make their babies just smile on cue? Well, my hubs sure can.

Such a fun evening with my people.

Maybe they were rewarded with Burger King ice cream on the way home...

Who can say?

Monday, July 7, 2014