"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, April 7, 2011

Grateful & Expectant

Today we are grateful.
Alice had her 6 month check-up...and she's perfectly healthy!  Each time I hear those words, tears well up and my heart bursts with thankfulness to the Lord for my healthy babies.  Our pediatrician started her on medicine for reflux so we're on our way to smoother feedings.  
Bunny's Stats
14.6 pounds 18%
24 3/4 inches 16%
sweet noggin 53%

 We are starting the day expectant for...
{This morning's plate.}
...the Lord to move in our hearts and weave threads of His goodness throughout our day.  Over bowls of Cheerio's and a creamy cup of coffee, we tell the Lord This day is Yours and we ask You for...
His power and joy (Emma), for Emma to have joy at school (Sophie), for laughter when we're together (Mommy).  Throughout the day, we pass by the plate of expectancy of His goodness and remember He is good and faithful.  Later in the day, over dinner, we share and listen to His promises fulfilled.  And they can see from a young age, promises to stand on and what a good Father He is.
 Joy, power, laughter.  Check.
 And maybe a few chocolate cupcakes on sunkissed cheeks.

We are grateful.  Some days more than others.  Some days our gratitude is a pleasing fragrance, other days we choose not to be.  Some days we slip from thankfulness into ourselves.
When we're ready to choose, we ask Him, and He comes to us and reminds us that a thankful heart prepares the way.  We are reminded of His goodness and unconditional love.
And it is oh so good!


  1. I love your plate idea! Is it painted with something special or do you just use dry erase markers on a regular plate? :)

  2. Hi, yes it's a normal plate with dry erase marker! :) xoxo