God is so good!
Wednesday, December 7
A LOT OF GRACIE ANN AND A LITTLE BIT OF ISAAC/PLAYROOM CLEAN OUT
Little by little my sweet Gracie is developing. There is nothing harder than watching your children suffer......Children are a mother's heart walking around outside of her body. When one of my little ones are hurting......my heart is pierced and wounded. Gracie is just so little that she cannot tell us what she is feeling......if she is hurting, if she is sad, or if she is afraid. I just pray as I watch her struggle through her first year of life, that she is not in any pain.....and that her sweet Jesus is holding her tightly against His Mighty Chest, so that she is spared from any suffering.
Without question and without a doubt, I know that You Love Gracie Ann more than I ever could, as You ARE Love and nothing less than absolute Perfect Love! You know what is best for Gracie better than anyone on this earth and I promise to Praise You in this storm.....today, tomorrow, and always until You desire to QUIET this wind, or until my very last breathe is taken.
"He got up, rebuked the wind and said the waves, "Quiet! Be still! Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to His disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
"They were terrified and asked each other, "who is This? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!"
Gracie Ann using a "light box" for therapy. She is believed to be mostly blind but she does react to a very bright light if the room is dimmed. Jesus can do anything that He wants in just a Snap of His most loving fingers. But, no matter what He has in store for her little and precious life, we will be truly joyful and grateful to Him always.
Gracie Ann is in her "dark room" where she can experience different kinds of sensories without distractions of other lights or objects. She was grasping the crinkle butterfly and reaching up to touch the bells. We could not tell whether she meant to hit the bells or hold on to the butterfly, but either way we were so joyful
Gracie Ann in her exersaucer just hanging out while we cleaned out and organized the playroom last Saturday
It took us so long (all day) that about an hour into it, she just gave out and took a nap
Little wide-eyed Gracie Ann under her play gym. It joys us to see her awake more and interacting a little bit
I bathed little Gracie Ann and put her in a precious Christmas outfit for her Daddy
Look at her precious little baby hatched hiney as Daddy snuggles her close
Her hair smelled so good (oh....fresh baby) and her bow was bigger than her head.....PERFECT!!
A COUPLE OF PICS OF MY SWEET ISAAC
Isaac playing with his cars in his new and organized playroom
(Isaac's new trick)
"Look mommy...I've got one foot on this stool and one foot on the other stool.....balancing, while I eat my yummy grilled cheese sandwich!"
ORGANIZING OUR PLAYROOM
I AM FINALLY STRONG ENOUGH TO GET MY HOUSE BACK IN ORDER.....STARTING WITH THE UPSTAIRS PLAYROOM
This room has been stressing me out ever since our addition was finished.....all of the toys were just thrown into the room. I was too sick to even walk up the stairs much less, clean and organize.
Jesus has given me so much strength....and after a long while of Him chipping away at my need to..... "Have things in place" (I had to just BE OKAY with my disorganized home)
He gifted me back the strength and the motivation to take it on and it makes me so happy and joyful to just think about how much the children can truly enjoy their new play space.
Thank you Jesus
Isaac literally could not play in this room as it was just piles and bins of mixed up toys! I felt so bad for him
BTW: My amazing husband agreed to GLUE the train track to the train table so that it is not destroyed within the first 3 minutes of play.....when Nicholas played with this table, it was a full-time job just keeping the track built
Isaac was so happy to finally have an organized place to play that he wanted to sleep in the playroom on the floor.....sweet baby boy!
I cannot believe that I had the strength to do that!! God amazed me yet again, as by the end of the night, I was the last one left in the playroom, because everyone else was too tired to finish! Never felt short of breath, once!!
God is so good!
God is so good!
Gracie Ann and Isaac,
Mommy loves you, my little ones. I thank Jesus each day for all of the joy that you have brought to our family. We could not imagine life without you