Yesterday, before Emma's soccer practice, the girls and I decided to eat dinner at McDonald's. As we were happily munching on our hamburgers, Emma blurted out, "Mommy! God made you." I couldn't help but to smile from ear to ear. Of course, I knew that God made me. I have been fortunate enough to hear that phrase all my life. But, hearing those simple words coming from that little, innocent child sounded sweeter than I can describe. God did make me and it reminded me of a Bible verse that is already frequently on my mind.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
A person can read that verse and feel quite overwhelmed. The thought of having to help in the world can be almost too much to bear. But as my children are growing and I can see the love of God in them, I know that John and I are exactly where He wants us to be. We pray that we can continue to love and care for our girls just as God wants us to...
I will leave you with this layout I created for Lilly's 2nd birthday. She looks like such a big girl.