Sunday, May 18, 2014

Highlights of the week...


Highlights of the week include...


Per our previous post, we had a great cardiology appointment on Monday!  Praise the Lord!!!

Gracie's continuing to crack us up with her antics.  She has a book about opposites, so we have been working on her happy and sad face for a while now.  Until recently she had a happy face and just a little less happy face.  Here is her new interpretation of sad...

and happy...

Gracie has also become an expert at saying grace before we eat, in fact if she thinks that we have forgotten, she will get our attention and show us her hands folded.  So stinkin' cute!

I don't have a video of this yet, but it's hilarious when we catch her doing something she knows she's not suppose to do and then she will look at us with a serious face and shake her finger, as if to say "that's a no, no..."  It's way cuter and funnier than I can explain, so I'll have to work on getting it on video.

The downside to all of the joy that Grace brings to our family is that fear can sneak in, blindsiding us (as it did for both David and I this week) with thoughts of how devastating it would be to lose this precious and delicate gift.  We know that all of our children are on loan to us, therefore, God could call any of us home at anytime, so we try to focus on the joy of the moment instead of looking too far ahead.  “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you” (Prov 4:25).

Andrew is learning to ride his bike without training wheels...

....and while Abby's soccer team didn't win their tournament this weekend, we couldn't be more proud of her and the rest of the Bumblebee's.  Abigail continues to remind us (in God's strength) that she may be small, but she is fierce :-).

We had the joy and pleasure of going to lunch with some new friends who have a precious son with Up's.  Abigail couldn't get enough of this sweet boy...


Will you please pray for good lab results from upcoming lab tests.  Specifically that her liver and TSH levels would be back in normal range.  Will you please also pray that Abigail has a GREAT birthday on Saturday.  We have started a new tradition where we only do a "birthday party" every other year or two or three (we have quickly learned that with 3 kids, birthday parties can get expensive :-).  Our prayer is that we can focus on blessing the birthday person with letters of affirmation and encouragement, making the celebration about what God has done in there lives over the past year and what we love most about them.  We will also do all of their favorite things like eat at their favorite restaurant, go to their favorite park, swimming, etc. 

As always, thank you sweet Village for your prayerful support!!!

1 comment:

Julie Wigle said...

Love little Grace and her faces. I'm so glad to hear your idea on birthday parties...we haven't had one for the kids since they were little, and are trying to apply the same principles as you. It's hard when the "thing" to do is have enormous parties! And hard not to feel guilty about not having one! Thanks for sharing!