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Friday, January 13, 2012

This time last year...

This is the text I got from my daughter one year ago today. 
At the time this was written, they had a 2 yr old daughter  and 6 month old daughter.

This meant she would soon have three children under the age of three.
I think from the moment she found out, the Lord equipped her with this awesome, laid back_You got this Lord_kind of attitude.   She blesses and amazes me each time I witness her with the incredible patience the Lord has given her to raise and nurture her children.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8

Wow! I love that!
 First off, God is able. Stop right there. That truth alone is enough. period.
But there's more!  God's grace IS sufficient for ALL things....
The big stuff of life, the little everyday things of life and everything in-between.
And it's not only sufficient.. It's abuduntalty sufficient! 
His grace at work in our lives produces an abundance of whatever is needed for the task at hand.

Elizabeth needed patience. 
She needed to be able to trust what God was doing with her family.
She needed to let go of control and let God have control.

And He has done that in and through her.
Sure, she still has moments of being worn out physically and emotionally.
But, I witnessed the Lord graciously equip her with what she needs for this season of her life.
It's a crazy season no doubt.
Yet He has blessed her with a calm spirit.
She is one laid back "Baby Lady".
God is so good like that.

Oh and one year later we have this little man.
He's four months old now.
And he's even more laid back than his momma.

Except when his parents do stuff like this.
According to his face...this might be causing a little stress.
The adventures of being a youth pastor's kid!
Just roll with it Nate Dog.
God's grace is enough!!

Yes it is.   Yes. it. is.

Stephanie :)

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  1. This is BEAUTIFUL.... Im so glad God struck my heart to click on this link from Finding Joys Link-up! :) Have a blessed day! :) Love THAT verse! :)

  2. lol...this is so sweet. I love that picture of the little laid back mister being squished...and I laughed out loud at El Wrongo! hahahah
    Visiting from Finding Joy..blessings :0)

  3. What a great post! So true, his grace is enough yet I forget so easily. Thanks for the reminder. And my little dude is a Nate too!

  4. Thank you Stephanie! I needed that verse today. Feeling a little inadequate in the mommy and wife department today

  5. oh cute! Grace is greater than all of our weakness!!! when i had two under 16 mos, i felt the Lord's strength like never before.

  6. Her children rise up and call her blessed. This comes to mind when I read your posts about your children, and it looks like this is trait is being passed to the next generation.

  7. I love it! Love the text and his face bundled up in that jacket is priceless. :)

  8. I love it!
    I LOVE the little face peeking out of the coat! so cute! :)

  9. ha ha. love it!

    i think i'll share this with my sis, who has a toddler and is expecting twins;)

    always sufficient!

  10. It was fun to relive this moment with you! God does give strength.

  11. Stopping by from Finding Joy! Love the text message, so funny. Loving that verse too! I like to think of myself as a laid back mom too. Even though it's really hard sometimes w/ four boys!!! Your grandbaby is such a cutie. btw - I want my grandkids (when we have them, a long, long time from now!) to call me Honey too!

  12. oh this is incredibly inspiring - your daughter, her attitude and her faith!


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