"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bitter Sweet

Today was bitter sweet for me as a mommy...
Here is Emma's first day of Mother's Day Out one year ago. I absolutely love this picture of her because it completely shows her tenderness, her sweetness, and her delicate heart.
Today I picked her up from MDO and when I walked in, she was walking behind 2 other girls who were each pushing a stroller. Emma was quietly following and saying, "My turn? Emma's turn...pease (please)?" and with that, the 2 other girls took off running. Emma tried to keep up but couldn't. She began softly crying and saying "Emma's turn, Emma's turn." I walked towards her and she came to me crying and hugged me. I promised her she is special, precious in HIS sight...and that we would go get a lemonade from Sonic. It was my first taste of "I can't always keep her safe, protected, and unharmed"...bitter. We sang songs on our way to Sonic, enjoyed our tasty treats, and went home. The same day my sweet friend Allison sent me a card with Psalm 5:11-12...
"Let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for JOY;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your name may exult in You!
For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O Lord,
You surround him with favor as with a shield."
The Lord is Emma's refuge, joy, shelter, blessings, shield and her favor. I am learning to begin to trust Him with my precious Rose even now at 2 years old...sweet!

Love you Bear!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Welcome to the Club Grigor's!

Grace Elizabeth Grigor
Gerod Grigor is a dad...I can't believe it! My friend I met in middle school is now the proud daddy to GORGEOUS Grace Elizabeth who came on Monday weighing 7-7 oz., 19 inches long with TONS of dark hair, it had to be combed and parted! Kerri is already such a sweet mommy to her precious Gracie! It's such a blessing to see them as parents! She will be raised in such a joyful home where the Lord's presence is evident!
Welcome sweet one, welcome baby Gracie! We love you and we are so grateful you are here!

Psalms 100:2 Worship the LORD with gladness and bring before Him joyful songs!
The sweet new family of 3!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July

Wright Family Farm
We had a wonderful 4th of July long weekend! It kicked off with a trip to the Wright's Farm with a delicious meal of hotdogs, pastas, fresh peaches, cookies, and watermelon under the fireworks! Haynes opened presents for his Big Boy Party (no more diapers!), the kids took turns with fireworks, and we sat around the pond for our very own fireworks show!
Bear, shooting off some fireworks!

Crew, Haynes, Port, Dax, Emma with Brian

Alex and Asher with Chris and Sophie

Millie Jean & Emma Rose

We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends! It's so fun to see our children playing and growing up together! The next night, we had fun playing with Keaton, Sulley, Sean Edward and Millie again! Of course I forgot to take pictures...but I'm getting better!