Monday, November 29, 2010

A New Name

It takes quite a lot of effort to really remember my life before her.

This beautiful little girl, entrusted to me to steward, parent, play with, grow with. What kind of wild, unrestrained, staggering Grace is given me?

He pierced my heart with her and poured Himself in. He gave me a new life, New Life, adopted me as His own. He gave me His name.

Now it is time for her to take my Husband's name, the only Daddy she's ever known.

And we've talked about Moses, Samuel, Esther, and Jesus... all beautifully planned "adoption" stories.

He planned this beautiful, intentional, redemption story, too.

I don't know what all this story will hold, but I know it's going to be glorious.

Counting thanks today with all my lovely, adopted Christ-family from A Holy Experience...

#107 the privilege of being a mom

#108 celebrating advent for the first time as and adult, thank you, Ann!

#109 unexpected, encouraging text messages from my sweetheart Husband of almost two years now

#110 baby saying "na na na!" over and over so I will tickle her and play with her, toothy grin and all!

#111 Selah choosing to re-write certain things in her school, because she wants to do so well, wants me to be pleased. I am pleased, Selah! So proud of you.

#112 that's it is time to write love letters again!

#113 having too many cute pictures to choose from

#114 roof to protect us from the rain

#115 bearing His name

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"
~1 Cor. 2:9

holy experience


Dianna said...

Such a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing the gorgeous pics of them with us.

This is my first visit here...I love your heart and sweet spirit.

Patricia said... is going to glorious. Because of Him :-)
You have a beautiful family -no wonder you are thankful! blessings in Christ..Trish

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