a baby is heaven's sweetest blessing, a gift, a miracle, and a keepsake of God's love

... so fresh from God ...

It is not a slight thing when they who are so fresh from God, love us. - Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870

Wonderful are Thy Works!

For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works!
Thou knowest me right well; my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth. Thou eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are thy thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee.
Psalm 139: 13-18 Holy Bible

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Where Did You Come From, Baby Dear?

for luke, my precious little NICU baby ...

Where did you come from, baby dear?

Out of the everywhere into here.

Where did you get your eyes so blue?

Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?

Some of the starry spikes left in.

Where did you get that little tear?

I found it waiting when I got here.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?

A soft hand stroked it as I went by.

What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?

I saw something better than anyone knows.

Whence, that three-cornered smile of bliss?

Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

Where did you get this pearly ear?

God spoke, and it came out to hear.

Where did you get those arms and hands?

Love made itself into hooks and bands.

Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?

From the same box as the cherubs' wings.

How did they all just come to you?

God thought about me, and so I grew.

But how did you come to us, you dear?

God thought about you, and so I am here.

By: George MacDonald (1824-1905)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Little Visitor

We had a little visitor on our deck. The cutest little squirrel was interested in our hummingbird feeder.

Our First Visit to Central Park in New York City

I heart New York!! "I think I will live in New York when I grow up. And by New York, I mean New York, New York." (What I wrote in a love letter to my Mother at age 6. She keeps this letter in her Bible) We moved from Indiana to New York about 3 years ago. My husband and I were in NYC years ago as part of our honeymoon travels. Now that we live in upstate New York, we are able to visit NYC more often. We have been to the Statue of Liberty, Bob the Builder Live Show, and to Central Park. I love Central Park. My kids had a blast exploring and climbing on rocks. They love New York hot dogs.

Day Out With Thomas for Lukey

On Mother's Day we went to a Day Out With Thomas for Lukey, who is 3 years old. He wrote down in Mommy's calendar that we would get tickets to ride on Mother's Day. I will never forget the look on his precious little face when he first saw Thomas. I keep these family memories in my heart for always. Blessings.

Mother's Day at Lilac Festival Rochester NY

Lilacs are my favorite flowers. Nearly every Mother's Day, my family visits the Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY, home of the world's largest lilac collection. I will always remember the scent of the lilacs in the air and all of the lovely lilacs. Blessings.

Andrea's New Playhouse

Andrea has a new playhouse, built by Daddy for her 6th birthday. She wanted pink shutters and pink flowers in her window boxes. Her own little home sweet home.

Welcome to Our Home Sweet Home

We had a beautiful rainbow right over the top of our house. My hubby took pictures. There really is no place like home.

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