Monday, December 19, 2011

Our little Maleah just turned 2 a few days ago. She baffles all of us with her personality and her "grown up" actions. She has been sitting in church with us since she was born. Once she became vocal, we had to train her at home how to sit quietly in our laps, so that we could make it through a service without becoming a distraction. She absolutely LOVES to write. We plan to buy her many notebooks for Christmas. She will actually draw a face with a body and pretend she is writing. Thankfully this keeps her entertained for most of the service.

Yesterday at church we heard an moving message on the love of God. You know, it never gets old hearing how much God loves us and desires for us to love Him back and walk this life showing His love to others.  I want to share with you a few scriptures from 1 John 4 and maybe we can all ask ourselves if we are displaying this love to those who we come in contact with day in and day out? To our husbands and our children?

"Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God has manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 1 John 4:7-11

May I love this way.

On another note, we are still waiting on this precious little baby to make his/her arrival into this world. I can't say that I blame him for wanting to stay tucked away in a safe and warm place. BUT, I believe all of us on this end are ready to be introduced! Today marks 12 days past our expected due date with really no clue if it will be today or tomorrow or when??! We will all go and visit the midwife again and today I am going to ask her how big she thinks this baby is. Or maybe not :)

Blessings on you today and may we show the love of God through godly words and actions.



  1. I had my sweet baby Vera on day 13 "past due"! (I don't like to think of due dates as expiration dates.) Praying grace on you... and that your little one arrives soon!

  2. So excited that your little one decided to arrive! I can't wait to hear the story :)

  3. I have a very active and very vocal 2 year old little boy and would absolutely love to know how you trained her to sit quietly in your lap during church. The pastor of our church speaks for 45 minutes, and I can't even begin to imagine our little guy sitting quietly that long (o: