Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!

October 19th is carved in our hearts and minds. This day will never be the same as 3 years ago or even before.
On this day in 2007 my precious friend Robin laid this verse on my heart as we received the sudden news it's time to take the babies out. I was not ready at all.

"He will have no fear of bad news;
his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
His heart is secure, he will have no fear;"- Psalm 112:7-8a

I wish I would be more like this every day. This is the kind of verse, which I still need to be remided of, when life gets hard.

Today our pumpkins turned THREE! I think there is something very special about celebrating your children's birthday. It is sort of mine yet so much better. Today brought up so many memories in me.
How fragile life is (like our Annabelle's "five buttersticks birth weight") yet what an amazing Creator we have who knows his plans with each created life.

I am so thankful for every single breath and healthy heartbeat, stomping feet all over the house that I often have to chase, fingerprints all over on the windows that I should clean more often, noisy mischiveous giggle from hidden corners because that all means they are alive!

It is such a joy and priviledge that we can be home with them a lot and see them grow up.
I am super excited about the threes because the twos already laid a great groundwork of discipline and now they are understanding more and more as we are trying to reason.

I wish I can thank you everyone who has been part of this incredible journey. It's countless serving hearts and hands. Doctors, nurses, professionals, Friends and family etc.

I could not help blogging today because it's such a special day in our life and our hearts are overflowing with joy.
Praise God for getting us this far!

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Manna, those are beautiful pictures and reflections on your children. They've grown SO much!

Amy said...

The pictures and thoughts about each child are wonderful! How they have grown and flourished!! Happy Birthday to the kids! Love, Amy and Abigail

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marthajill said...

I was sitting here at my kitchen table in Diosd, Hungary, this evening when I wondered how the Manely Quints were doing. I loved seeing the pictures comparing the children with their birth photos. You have a beautiful family! I am praising God with you for His goodness.