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Monday, January 16, 2012

Joyful...Joyful




 For Me ,the human language seems inadequate to articulate…

To describe the Holy moment of birth….

This Heavenly experience takes the language of angels…

I have been blessed 5 times with this honor myself…

But seeing my oldest give birth to her own…my first grandlove…

Words just fail me….

Even the slightest memory of this glorious moment…

Still warms my heart and waters my eyes.

My daughter did beautifully…stayed the course…

Even with an induction.

So many prayers being offered….

Prayers being answered…

So thankful for a quick labor…

Ellie was never stressed.

From the time they broke Amy's water to delivery….

3hrs…3 hard…intense hours.

As Ellie’s head crowns…

Uncontrollable joy…tears…

The miracle of birth…

New life comes forth…

A tiny bundle of perfection….

Elliott(Ellie) Faith Ross

Her name means….

The Lord is my God to Trust…

This will be my fervent daily prayer for her. 

Here a few of the hundreds of photos taken:)




Ellie lying next to her mom's push present...a necklace with Amy's and Ellie's birth stones.

ELLIE ON THE LEFT...AMY ON THE RIGHT...


I continue to count…here's a few of the thousands spoken over these last few days….

~having time to prepare to be there for the birth
~a husband that missed important meetings to be with us all
~a work place that encourages him to do so
~watching my daughter and son-in-love labor together
~sweet family and  friends being together
~natural childbirth
~a quick labor
~no stress for Ellie
~seeing…drinking in this Holy moment
~10 toes…10 fingers…
~such perfection
~health
~Amy’s quick recovery
~seeing seeds come full circle
~my college minister and his wife being there…them now apart of Amy and Jared’s life
~prayers of friends
~cell phones exploding with joy for it all
~seeing my daughter step into her new role with grace and beauty
~grace accompanied by many tears when it is time to leave
~getting updates throughout the day
~so thankful for this gift…


Join me as I link up with Ann ,Jen and Emily…you will be blessed.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's Time


It’s time

Ellie Faith will be on her way tomorrow….

As you know, Amy was put on bed rest with some meds to stop early labor….

She is now 37 weeks and the doctors feel Ellie will now thrive outside the belly better than inside….the placenta is no longer giving Ellie what she needs…

Tomorrow morning they will induce Amy…this is a bit of a disappointment  because Amy wants to go natural…she will still try to go natural…but…. ( I have been there…done that…ouch!)…but her main focus is Ellie getting here safely.

So thankful it is only a 3 hour trip…we are heading out today….

So many of you have prayed for her….continued prayers will be treasured.

So next time I post….I will have pictures of this precious little gift….

I am beyond excited…right now I can only imagine how wonderful it will be to have the honor of seeing my daughter give birth to new life…to amazing for words…

Blessings my friends…

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Years Pause

This season of Christmas and New Years provided a natural break…
 a time to ease away from blogging…
and as I did…I found myself reflecting on my short time here…
asking God questions…reevaluating …
bringing me to a peaceful place to pause…
to wait…
I wait to hear…wait for God to speak…
to answer some of the ponderings of my heart…
do I keep going…and if I keep going...
prepare me to be taught the new lessons to be learned…a better way…
and if I step away for a time… or for ever…teach me there too…

To be honest…I have mixed feelings…
being away has been a bit freeing…relaxing…
at the same time …it’s been a little restless…

I have been part of the blogging community for almost 6 months…
5 more months than I thought I would be…

Stepping into blogosphere has been a wonderful challenge for me…
blogging is way out of my comfort zone…
but God has provided the Grace each time I had to hit publish…

This journey of blogging has many hidden surprises…
hidden motives …hidden fears…hidden traps…
but also hidden treasures…
and those treasures are YOU
each one who stopped by and read…
each one who left a comment…
each one who encouraged my feeble attempts of writing…
each one I have carried in my heart… … each one I pray for…
and this makes the stepping away the hardest…
missing the connections that have started to build…
but I entrust all this to Him…
My Good Shepard.

So for now…my new year starts with a pause…
with active waiting…

Be still and know that I am God.

One gift I am waiting for…waiting for my first grandbaby Ellie to be born…

Join me as I link up with Ann and Emily.   I promise you will be blessed!!
When I wrote this...Ellie could come any day..and now it is time... tomorrow is the day:)