Of birthdays and flowers and giggles

Once upon a time this Mama tried to take a sweet picture of her birthday roses and her little girlie...but, alas, said little girlie was not in the mood for posing. Mama likes the picture anyway! {grin}

What fun to have Ellie's half-birthday on my own birthday! I cannot believe my little baby is 6 months old already. How the time has flown by. I can honestly say that I have loved every minute of it...I thank God for my little blessing every day.

Today, little Ellie was in a much better mood for picture taking as evidenced by the photos below.

contagious laughter...

smiling at her daddy...

We have had rainy weather for the past week and a half with another 10-day forecast of nothing but more rain. Sometimes discouragement mounts and I sigh and yes, maybe I cry a bit too...but then I pick myself up, and go find some bits of sunshine. These smiles, they are my sunshine. Their rays warm my very heart. Blessed am I.

In opening this blog to write a few sentences, I was again encouraged by the name that we chose along with the verse that accompanies it. STEADFAST..."be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord."

It is my prayer that this blog and the thoughts voiced herein would be an encouragement and a blessing to all who read them. Amidst the joys and storm clouds of every day life, may we encourage each other, my friends, to remain STEADFAST.

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Very nice, dear daughter. Ellie is so cute in these photos. They made me smile.