Month: October 2010

you’ve got a friend

These girls were all born within 3 days of each other. Sweet, sugary, lovely little girls. Apparently something was in the water in Greenville during February of 2009.

Left to right: Lillian, Lael, Julianne, Ava
We stuck lil’ Emma Kate on the end to top off the preshness.
Jack and Jo-Jo are quite the stud muffins.
Lael and Hailey show off their sweet chub.
All the while making it evident that they are really unsure about what is going on right now.
Stephen and John give Lael lessons on how to work the camera. Yes, these energetic sweeties sat still while those beautiful eyes burned a hole in my lens. Love ’em.
By forthischildiprayed October 29, 2010 Off

a photo of fall

Tryin’ somethin’ new ’round here. Would love for you to join in the fun! I am hosting…

…for those of you who are like me and are, well, a little too snappy happy.

How it works:
-Copy and paste my button with the link back to ForThisChildiPrayed.net at the beginning of your post. (Simply copy the HTML in the scrolly box and place it in the “edit HTML” part of your blogger post.)
If you have questions or need help just leave a comment and I will try my best to assist you.
-Post your favorite fall themed picture in a new post on your own blog. You don’t have to have a fancy camera or editing software to enter. It can be of anyone or anything that is related to fall. It can be old or recent.
-Link up below and a thumbnail of your picture will show up so that everyone else can see it and click on it! Please link up your individual post–not your entire blog.
-We will randomly choose a winner, and if you win you’ll receive a $5 Target gift card! (Yes, yes, I know it’s only $5, but hey, if you win you’ll be $5 richer than you were before, right?!)
I’m looking forward to seeing what all of you other photo fanatics have been up to!
Here’s my picture. Didn’t include it in the post with the others. Thought you might get a kick out of it. I kinda did. 🙂
I like to call it:
“Done and DONE”
Done with the hat,
done with the camera,
done with the grass,
and done with the pumpkins.
Done.
You have from now until Sunday at midnight(eastern time) to enter! I will announce the winner on Monday!
This linky list is now closed.
By forthischildiprayed October 20, 2010 Off

Eleven months

As we approach the one year mark {insert statement, “she’s growing way too fast”}, I have begun to think more and more about Lael’s future and the little girl, young lady, and woman she will become. I try not to ponder on this too long because it’s really difficult for me to imagine very far into the great unknown. When I was pregnant with her I could barely imagine giving birth to her, much less seeing her as a one month old, and much less seeing her at ELEVEN months. But here we are.
 
We have been specifically praying that Lael would have a soft heart. A soft heart towards her parents’ guidance and discipline, and above all, a soft heart towards her Creator. As we pray for God’s leading in raising our daughter, I can’t help but recall this verse:
 
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6
 
Can I be honest for a minute? Good. I’m glad. 🙂
 
There aren’t many things more humbling than praying for your own child.
 
As I pray for Lael to possess the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control), it kind of comes full circle. More than anything I need Him to change me, to soften my heart, to instill in me the fruits of the spirit, and to give me wisdom so that I can be an appropriate model for my daughter.
 
I realize that I will fail miserably. Probably on a daily basis. That is a very blunt and honest statement, I admitbut it’s true. I will mess up.
But…
and thank God for the but
 
I have a Savior who has already covered me. He alone will be the one to capture her heart and bring her to Himself. He alone carries her future, and He alone will be the one to cover everything that I cannot.
 
And so as I pray for my precious daughter, I pray for myself. Oh, that God would work in me and through me. Oh, that He would grant me grace, and oh, that He would grant me mercy.
By forthischildiprayed October 18, 2010 Off