Saturday, July 23, 2011

8 months old!

Well, my Camilla girl, this summer we have been celebrating! The one year anniversary of our Level 2 Ultrasound has came and passed and WOW, we are AMAZED at YOU! Last summer, we celebrated your little (and big) kicks and prayed without ceasing for healing. This summer, we celebrate every new thing you do and pray with gratefulness and thanksgiving at the literal MIRACLE you are! Over the past year we have felt God's love and grace in everything. He helped us go to sleep and calmed our nerves when we were in need of strength.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

I personally struggled with fear and anxiety and my heavenly Father took it away. Completely. He blessed us with so many supportive friends and family members, and strengthened ties and relationships in our lives. God has also given us the gift of so many new friends literally from around the world, it truly is awesome. Most importantly He has taught us all a lesson in trusting Him.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path.”

My family and marriage is more grounded and stronger because of what we went through this past year. So many, many miracles and blessings have happened along the way (and still ARE) that I cannot even list them. I know this, Camilla Joy, your Mommy cannot wait to share it with you! We are truly humbled and in awe everyday of what Camilla is learning and doing and how blessed we are. She is hitting all her milestones-sitting up, trying to crawl, saying "mama" "dada" and "baba", laughing at mommy's jokes ---I think she actually gets them!:) We are so excited to see all of these firsts!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Our Camilla girl, He has great big plans for you.