Saturday, September 29, 2012

How day to day moments can affect you

Today we had the wonderful privilege of celebrating the first birthday of a very special little boy.  I hadn't really anticipated how that would affect me in any way until I stood there watching him try to figure out how he was going to eat his cake.  At that moment, the tears threatened to come as I thought of how I will never experience that very moment for Madilyne.  My heart was grieved and my head was wandering.  God was faithful to me, once again.  He allowed me to find joy in the moment instead of letting the tears and depression come.  This was a moment to celebrate LIFE.  This special little boy has life here on earth and I have been blessed to be part of his life.  I do not need to cling to things that can never be, but rather appreciate what is and how God wants to work in me through each moment. 

And so, I started thinking of how we can still find a way to celebrate our lovely daughter on the day of her birth and what we could do to rejoice in the gift that God gave us in her.  I still have not thought of what we can do, but have determined that I don't want to miss the opportunity to remember ALL the family that God gave us.  How can we continue to celebrate HIS faithfulness to us? 

A celebration is defined as:

  • The action of marking one's pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social activity.
  • A celebratory event or series of events.

  • All of our children that have come and gone from our home are worth celebrating.  God was good and caring for us in all of them, even though the outcome is not what we had expected.  We can still celebrate God. 
    If you have suggestions on ways to celebrate, whether as a family or as a group of believers, I would love to hear ideas.  I know that I do want to release balloons in recognition of Jordan, Bently, Georgie and Madilyne.  Balloons seem to be our thing.  Torrey and I did it the day before we got engaged at the place of our first meeting, so balloons are just a part of us.  Balloons just make people happy.

    Psalm 34:8
    Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
    Psalm 66:20
    Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
    Psalm 84:4-5
    Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah
    Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
    Psalm 84:12
    O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!
    Psalm 113:2
    Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!
    Psalm 119:2
    Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,
    Proverbs 16:20
    Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
    Proverbs 28:14
    Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

    1 comment:

    1. My sister recommended to me that we do a celebration at the lake where each person gets a splash of joy (what Logan refers to as the pretty glass type rocks), and they each get a chance to throw it in the water and tell how Lena, Georgie, Bently, Jordan made a ripple effect into their lives. FUN idea