The Blessing of Babies

There is not a day that goes by that I am not amazed at God's goodness to us. He blesses us in so many ways - both seen and unseen. I look at my children and I realize the blessing of each one. I am still in awe that He brought us a baby. My mind wonders off sometimes dreaming about that day coming soon when we will stand in a court room and have her declared officially ours. I hold her as she drinks her bottle and find myself still amazed that God brought me a baby. I just can't believe that we have a baby now!! What a wonderful God we have.

Our newest little one is busy getting around from place to place. She finds the funniest things on the floor as she explores her new little world. There seems to be a growing discontentment to not be able to get up and run with the rest of the children in the house. She is trying to get up on her feet - and I do not thinking her days of toddling around are too far from here! I find every day with her an absolute joy.
The other kids are enjoying God's gift to our family. She is never without a playmate, a giggle or a squeeze. Babies truly bring out the special parts of life. I was talking to Rob the other day and told him that having the younger kids brought to us through adoption is like dinner with dessert! It is rich and enjoyable - special in every way! Our entire family is enjoying having this precious gift from God. Babies have a way of changing the entire atmosphere of the home. You stop a little more and enjoy the small things in life. There are days I will find myself sitting on the couch just watching her explore; taking to heart the wonderfully complex creation that is sitting before me. Yes, babies are a blessing and an absolutely beautiful creation from the Creator of all things. I am in awe as I look at His gift to us!
Trust you are taking time to notice His blessings in your life. What an awesome God we serve!
Blessings,
~Martie

3 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I know how much you must look forward to that courtroom date. I know how much Jim and I looked forward to ours when we made our daughter legally ours some 23 years ago. She had been our in our hearts from the moment we met her some six months before but that day made her legally ours. What a wonderful day. I wish that I was not old for only one reason and that is so that I could have more babies around me. I have 20 grandchildren and four and one on the way of Great grand children that I love and adore but I would love to have that baby to hold and love and teach and love and guide and love. I really miss that most of all. Hope the day will soon come for you and your family. Your baby is very blest. connie from Texas

~~Deby said...

Oh Martie, what a sweet post...and I too share your joy at the blessing of your baby...soon it will be official...oh will that be wonderful....
loved the great pictures...
Deby

Walking by Faith said...

That was so sweet, and sooo true! Babies do make you sit and see the little things in life...nothing like a sweet little baby!!!=)