Thursday, November 20, 2008

November Rain

Rain is one of those things that can be a blessing and a curse. Living on the gulf coast all of my life, I know that full well! In life we have episodes that rain down on us constantly. This week has been no exception.
My sister's babies, you can read previous posts if you're unfamiliar or curious, are both doing great.
Baby Ibrina, 27 weeker, is almost 4 pounds now, breathing on her own and drinking from a bottle (once a day 30ml's...the rest she gets through a tube in her nose). Everything looks on target for her to come home shortly before Christmas! Blessings raining down!
Baby Lailah, 37 weeker, is also doing wonderfully! She's almost 9 pounds, has a contagious smile and big, beautiful brown eyes! However, after failing several in office hearing tests, she went today to see a specialist. They found that she is profoundly deaf in both ears. She will be fitted for hearing aides at 3 months. Mixed emotions raining down!I know that God's will is being done. He has a plan for these girls and their mommas. Being small is not a is an opportunity to excede expectations. Being deaf is not a is an opportunity to communicate God's love in a different way.

God is on His throne through the rain and in the rainbows. It is my prayer that we can take these "imperfections" and become stronger in Him.

"I will praise you Lord, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, my heart knows that full well" ~ Psalms 139:1

Thursday, November 6, 2008

2 Little Princesses

I was extremely blessed and excited this morning! As you may have read on my other blog, my niece Ibrina can now maintain her body temperature on her own. Which means that she can be held. I had hoped that I would get to hold her (soon) and my chance came this morning. I got to hold her for about 30 minutes. She is perfect. And tiny. And complete. Being the proud Aunt that I am I had to share some pictures :)!

This one is of me holding her...pretty sure she loves me ;)
This one is her sucking her thumb for the 1st time!
Of course you all know the wacky story of how the girls had their girls on the same day! This is my other niece Lailah. She has become quite the big girl! Tristan (big brother) says that she thinks he's pretty funny and laughs alot. And apparently LOVES sticking her tongue out!!
This is Lailah Reese...cracking up!
How blessed are we to have 2 beautiful new baby girls in our family! Please continue to pray for Ibrina's journey, as she continues to grow and hit milestones. And also pray for Lailah. She has not been able to pass her hearing screens (she's had 3 so far). Carrie will be taking her to a specialist later this month...I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

God Bless America

"But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations."(Pslam 33:11)

We must now come together and pray for our leader. May God bless America!!!!

Heed the words of 1 Peter 2:17 when it says, “Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.”