Wow! Only 5 more days until April 27th and my sweet baby girl is a 1 year old! Time sure flies. We have been so blessed by Miss Ava Joy and I am excited to see the little lady she becomes. I am already praying for her husband and my grandkids. I also pray that Steve and I can follow the Lord and only him (even though I chase after so many worldly things that will just be burned to crisp in the end) I pray that Ava will love the Lord and more so than I do. My heart is so fixated on stuff sometimes (well most of the time if I am going to be honest.) Stuff like couches, houses, better cars, nicer clothing, all of the crap that doesn’t matter at all in the eyes of God. Stuff that just distracts me away from where my heart truly needs to be. Whenever things take our eyes off of the Lord like this and places themselves in our hearts where only God needs and should be we have fallen short and worshiped idols. I truly hope that Ava doesn’t struggle with this stuff. I pray that one day many people will come to know who God is because of Ava’s heart for only Him. I hope she never feels comfortable unless it is in the hands of God. Ugh to be responsible for such a little person and know that we will answer to God someday for how we taught, instructed, and guided our children. I know we can’t do it alone and should not, but only in Christ are all things possible. So I will Thank the Lord for the responsibility before me and trust in Him to help us. So with that said here are a few cute pics of our family as of March 2010 (taken by some great friends!) I hope you enjoy them and please if you know God, pray that we would follow Him and only Him in this comfortable, complacent country that we live in. Many prayers to you as well if you have children and are raising them to be God fearing adults! Many blessings and know that children are your blessing, not things…. ok I’m done with my rant. 🙂
April 23, 2010
5 more days!