Monday, September 29, 2008

the last days...

in less than two days, i will be 30. that same day, georgia will be 16 weeks. where does the time go?
she is doing so great. such a joy to be her mother. each week just gets better and better. i hope that never ends. so here's what she's up to:
she has started reaching for her bottle when i feed her now. usually i hold her close to me when i feed her but sometimes, just sometimes i lay her down so that i can stare past that bottle into her eyes. she can't speak yet with her voice, but oh she can communicate with those eyes.and last week we tried some cereal for the first time. it started out well. but what went in...came right back out! no rush though. we'll try again another day.and we are hearing the beginnings of her laugh. she has got smiling down. talking too. and every now and then when she feels like it, she will let out a little chuckle. next to the trumpets we'll hear when jesus comes for us, that is the most precious sound. so baby girl is good. real good.

and me...well, these last days of twenty-something have handed me a chance to remember the years gone by. good years. couldn't say that at the time for some, but yes, they were good. many have been full of mistakes and a few have been full of victory. one year took a life. another has given it. one brought salvation, one brought puberty and another brought me my husband. they have brought new cities, new jobs, new homes, and a new church. one i spent wishing. another trying to forget. many have brought restoration and forgiveness. many have served to heal. they have all built on the one before making me stronger...wiser...a little more patient and hopefully, a little more like jesus. i can now see clearly the lessons in most of them and they all point to heaven. the one who ordained all my days before they came to be has used each of those 29 years to teach me about himself...so here's to the years to come...be it 5 or 50. i hope i can ALWAYS look back and see the hand of god in my life making all things work for his purpose.

30 candles, eh? well at least i have a couple of helpers around when it's time to blow them out.

6 comments:

Ford Family said...

Heather--you are such a inspiration & what a beautiful little girl you have on your hands!! :)

Jason and Alicia Heath said...

They do grow so fast. It seems like yesterday when the girls were born and now they are 3 months old. Georgia is precious. What a blessing from GOD!

Cissy said...

You have said many times lately, so now it is my turn. My baby is growing up (has grown up) so fast.
Watching your child grow into her own strong and confident self is one of the most fulfilling experiences a mother can know. There have been and will continue to be mistakes for me and you along the way. That is when God teaches us to depend on Him.

You once gave me a card, let me share it...
EXCELLENT WOMEN.... may we know them...may we be them...may we raise them.

Thank you Lord for the MANY blessings you have given me.

Happy Birthday, I love you...


Mom

DeDeandMatt said...

OH MY GOSH, your Mom made me cry!

Fox Family said...

Happy birthday! Time does fly but how fun it is to have little ones with you to enjoy it! You have a beautiful little girl!

Kelly Downer said...

Happy Birthday, Heather! I am truely honored to have know you and been your friend for most of your 30 years! You will never know how special you are to me and it is such a blessing to see you raise your little girl and be able to watch her follow in her mom's footprints as you have clearly done with your mom! I hope you have an awesome day and I hope you have many more years of happiness!

Love You,
Kelly