Wednesday, March 20, 2013


dear victory girl-
 you are 18 months old! and such a joy.
you are walking and almost running! you love to dance and bend down to do yoga... if you hear the word exercise you start to reach for the sky and touch your toes!!!
you weigh 23 lbs.. and are 33 inches tall!
favorite foods: eggs.. applesauce..oatmeal.. toast! potatoes..white and sweet!
love to read books and pretend to read out loud in your little jabber...
words most often used:
 mamaaa, dadneee, vava, jaaa, gigi, papa, more, cracker, hi, , uh oh ( with beautiful pursed lips) baby, apple, thankyou, hereyougo, thereitisss, bue, car, vrooom, show, ummm( milk) & love you!
 - you love to walk up to people and hold our your arms and say AWWWWWW.. your cue to be hugged.

favorite games are - stacking stuff....peek a boo, baby, tea party, and putting your rain boots on and off on and off on and off..
if you see me putting lipstick on - you run to get your shoes.. thinking its a signal that we are going out.

you are turning out to be a fresh girl!!! love to torture jack .. putting your little toes on him and laughing a big ol belly laugh when he gets upset....

ella, you are wise beyond your years and very observant...quick to fold your hands and pray.. quick to go grab the broom if something spills, compassionate to crys and boos... quick to comfort.

my prayer for you these days is that your determination will always be  strength for you not a hindrance.. that your spirit will cling to peace.
 love you ella victory. my gift.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

today i am siting here at my desk dining room table, surrounded by stacks of unpaid bills
(a sudden and unexpected huge! expense from Ava's occupational therapy...slightly freaking out about that..) 3 loads of clean
 ( hurrah) but unfolded laundry and the cheerful and powerful sound of the 3 little running around fighting imaginary bad guys with the "sword of the Lord and of gideon"!!  thank you veggie tales...  dinner in on the stove- waiting for the Sandman to come home...and my heart is overwhelmed with the faithfulness of the Lord.. the miracles He does.
my spirit is just being flooded today with psalm 136:4...
            to HIM alone who does great wonders!!! 

praising Him today for hearing my hearts cry and triple blessing my empty womb 3 years in a row...

and praising and rejoicing for my sweet sisterfriend who is carrying a new life! (finally!)
our God knows our name! and hears our hearts! 
He repairs the damaged! 
He rescues our hearts and gives us songs to sing! 
 oh Lord thank you for seeing my ugliness and still pouring life water down my parched throat. 
You alone God.. You alone. 

so thankful today.