Sunday, August 30, 2015

Grace...God's Gift

Psalm 127:3 "Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord."

Eleven years ago our lives were forever changed by the birth of our second child, our daughter Grace. Throughout the years Grace has been such a blessing to our family. She has a tender heart for things of God, she loves taking care of her little sisters, enjoys art and writing songs, is a reluctant math student and reader (unless she finds a series she really enjoys), enjoys playing with friends but also enjoys her own quiet time alone, she loves plain color shirts, and you never know what is going to come out of Grace's mouth. We had a bumpy start with Grace in the hospital. She started turning blue a few hours after being born. After a few days in the hospital and many drops in her oxygen levels, the doctors finally determined that she had really bad acid reflux. She would hold her breath the pain hit. The doctor said that she was a little "lazy" which we find funny now looking back because we see "lazy" pop it's head when it comes to math and cleaning her room. We are so thankful to God for blessing our family with Grace. As she says, her name is an important one from the Bible (she's also super humble! Ha!). We are thankful for the reminder of God's great grace for us when we see Grace's name.

One week old (2004)








Minnie Mouse pancake for her date breakfast (since Wayne can't drive, Grace graciously said we all could go on her special date breakfast before church)

Yep, she had a brownie after her huge pancake...enough sugar? Nope, she is now finishing up a piece of her ice cream birthday cake from last night. See pictures below for her party pictures.

She wanted a basketball theme this year.

The girls celebrating Grace's birthday

"All for me!"

Happy birthday Grace! You are a joy to have in our family.

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