I just like this picture. It's so Sister caught off guard.
The girls dancing, Little Bit in footy pajamas and mary janes, and Little Man employing his skillz.
And for posterity...all three on Christmas morning. Poor kids. We make them wait until 7:30! They were beyond ready!
Not sure what's up with Little Bit's expression. Well, kind of not sure what's up with anyone's expression. Hee hee.
Little Bit sportin' a 'stache.
All three 'stache-in it up.
Workin' on the milk 'stache.
Sister's BIG gift...
A new winter coat! She's only been wearing the same one for the last four years... a North Face my sister scored for a dollar at the thrift store! I just put it away for Little Bit. And sweet Sister, the sleeves are finally long enough to pass her wrists. (To our credit, she had insisted she did NOT want a new coat! However, it became obvious to even our most staunch "don't ever change anything" activist that her coat had become too small and it was indeed time for something new.)
Today marks the one year anniversary of losing our little lamb. There's a sweet peace in my heart. The Lord has done great things. He has carried us in this season of grief.
I thought I'd never reach the day when the tears wouldn't spill over at the thought of our precious babe.
I wondered if I'd ever honestly be able to rejoice with others as God blessed them with babies.
Would the pain ever fade?
Would our family ever feel whole again?
Would my broken heart ever stop bleeding?!
And yet, here we are. God has brought such healing. His mercies are new every morning. He is good. And He is faithful. I still think of our little one often. I miss our precious babe. I am thankful for His work in our lives, in my heart, in our marriage. It has been hard. And painful. And good. And He is sovereign.
I recently read this post and was so encouraged.
"Lord, you assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure...The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:5-6
Happy Thursday night, y'all!