Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast."

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Precious Bundle

Our sweet friends Teri and Nate welcomed there first little bundle of joy into the world this week - Gentry Renee!  From the minute I laid eyes on her, I could feel my heart growing even more to make room for that precious little girl.  She is beautiful and so tiny but there is just so much love in my heart for that little girl.  The night we left the hospital from getting to see our sweet friends and love on them, all I could do was thank God for blessing us with this family as our sweet friends.  I am so grateful to have them in the same neighborhood as us - just a short walk right around the corner.  God knew what He was doing when we both moved in and became fast friends.  We love them. and we would do anything for them... and we know deep down in our hearts they would do the same.  It is such a blessing to have friends like that who love the Lord and love you just as much.

Every time I have gotten to hold little G I have prayed for her quietly in my mind.  Prayed that she will know how much she is loved, how special she is, and how much God loves her.  I have prayed for Teri and Nate and that they will enjoy each moment to the fullest with their new bundle of joy, and that the journey into parenthood will be a smooth and beautiful transition.  More times than none, I just can't believe Gentry is really here... what a sweet miracle...we prayed for her for so long and now she is here!   My heart loves her so much and she is not even my own, I can only imagine the overwhelming joy I will experience when I am staring back at my sweet child... one day. that sweetness will happen. and I know I will be at a loss for words and so in love.

Meeting sweet Gentry for the first time... we couldn't take our eyes off her! 

Be. still. my. heart. 

First outing at church- sound asleep in Nate's arms! 

We love these three more than words.
What a Beautiful and Happy family of THREE! 

Lord, thank you for these sweet friends and the blessing of Gentry.  Continue to grow and nurture our friendship over the years, and help us to love them like you love us. Amen.