Friday, October 23, 2009


Dear Lord,

I sit in awe at Your creation. I hurt for those who do not feel this joy and are begging you for the chance. You are all-knowing and all-powerful and You know all the plans and desires of our hearts. You are always faithful. I can always count on the fact that even in times of sadness, You will use it to Your glory.

My prayers are overflowing. You know my thoughts and I am confident when I approach Your throne. Whether it be a praise, a promise, or a request, I know that You take them and hold them close to Your heart. For that, Lord, I am amazed and honored.

I feel so much closer to You since you placed Lucy Clare into my life. I feel an abundance of love, joy, worry, excitement and praise when I look at her. I try to think into the future and imagine her loving You. How I hope that I can be an example of Your love in her life. My biggest prayer is that she will come to know You with unfailing love. I pray that she is charismatic in her testimony to You and that she will never go a day without stopping to praise You.

Lord, bless her. Keep her close. Hold her forever in Your palm and comfort her in times of sadness and in joy. Make her life a witness to You. Let others see Your radiant love in her.

I pray for her future, her present, and her past. I pray that You will guide me as a mother. I pray that I can always make just decisions in her life and lead her in a path of righteousness. I pray for our family, for her daddy, who travels so much and misses her dearly. I pray that You will make our family a family for You and that we will always remember that You are the most important being in our lives.

You bless me more than I deserve. Please do not let me ever take You for granted. May I be a light in this world that will shine for You.

I pray Lord Jesus, for children who do not have a mother. I beg of You to wrap them in Your arms. I pray for my own mother, who instilled in me a love for You. I pray for other woman who had an influence in my life.

Lord, You are the lover of my soul, my Jehovah, my King, my Redeemer. You are mighty to save and You pulled me from the miry clay so that I could spend my life in love with You and forever worship You.

Thank You for all You are, and for what You will be. Without You I am nothing, but with You I am everything.

"To live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21

In Your most Holy and Precious Name,

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Three Months!

Lucy Clare you are three months old! I cannot believe how fast time is flying by. You are an amazing, wonderful child of God who continues to make my life brighter. Happy Day, sweet Tootsie!

What are you doing these days?

  • You are still sleeping through the night. In fact, we have kinda moved your bedtime back because you were falling asleep around 8.

  • You are on new formula for your spit up--Enfamil AR. It has rice in it so it will fill your little tummy up!

  • You are wearing size 1-2 diapers and size 0-3 months clothing. It's getting cold so I can't wait to put you in your winter clothes!

  • You are drinking 5-6 oz every 3-4 hours.

  • You look so cute in your footie pjs every night!

  • You are trying your best to sit up all the time. You are so strong. You are even wanting to stand when you are in someone's lap!

  • Those hands...... my, my how you love them. You will stare at your hands and play with them constantly.

  • You are still in love with the lion in your bed. He really makes you smile.

  • Speaking of smiling, you do that a lot. Especially when you first wake up. You are such a happy baby when you wake up.

  • You love Josiee, your sweet baby doll. You will kiss her and hold her. No other doll compares to Josiee right now!

  • You have a pretty consistent schedule all day. Eat, play, sleep. Works for me!

  • You can grab things now and bring them to your mouth!

  • You still hate tummy time, but I make you do it. You can hold your head up so well now!

  • We went to the beach again and you liked the pool. It was too windy, so we didn't stay in for long. You did the best when we went shopping! :)

  • You are such an easy baby to take out in public. You are so content and everyone thinks you are beautiful! (Even the Gap ladies!)

  • You are more vocal and make such cute noises.

I love you Lucy Clare! You are a joy to my life. There is a Martina McBride song I have made "our song." She says...

"Everyone that sees you, always wants to know you. And everyone that knows you always always has a smile. Your'e the dream that I've been chasing, after years of waiting. Everyone calls you amazing. I just call you...mine."

To God be the Glory!

Love, Mom