Thursday, August 05, 2010

Small Successes or, More Accurately, Graces Untold

The readers at Faith and Family Live! encourage one another to embrace the life God has given to them. Stop by for a visit and be encouraged.

It's been a week of blessings and challenges around here. Of note:

1. It was one year ago today that I heard my niece Megan utter those unforgettable words: It's a girl! One year of my precious Ainsey-love! The complicated tale of our path to the family we have today is told here. The Readers' Digest version is that I never thought I would have a daughter, and I certainly didn't think I would have four children.

I am humbled and grateful in the face of God's generosity.

2. At the pool yesterday, John pulled off his swimmies, jumped into the pool, and sank like a stone. He was in clear, shallow water, and I was just two or three feet away. Needless to say, I was still shaken. Once again I am reminded of how absolutely vigilant we have to be around water.

3. We have enjoyed more rain than we have had in years. Green grass is August is a beautiful sight.


Mary said...

Happy birthday, baby!

I know what you mean about being shaken, my 15-mo disappeared from my sight at the mall the other day for about 15 seconds. It was scary.

God bless your day.

ViolinMama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! What a gorgeous family!! What a blessing.

Savor this all!!!

P.S. We had a similar scare with our 6 year the F&FL article on silent drowning. Luckily she was fine, but it happens so soon, and to all of us at times. Thank God for watchful eyes and angels!

munchesmom said...

In my book, those are BIG successes! Thank you for sharing! Happy birthday to your precious Ainsey. She's darling!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Ainsley!! What a fabulous story. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Great job on the Mommie eyes at the pool. I am so glad it worked out well and John is fine. Diligence is key!
Have a fabulous week!

Kelly said...

Thanks for visiting! I'm going to go check out your successes.

Have a great week.

- Kelly