|(Bella at birth...15 oz. and 10 " long)|
Yesterday was Bella's second birthday. For those of you unfamiliar with her story I did a post here sharing her miraculous birth and the road from her glass castle at Baylor's NICU to home 5 months later. I invite you, if you haven't read it, to please do. Not because my words are awesome, but because our God is. It is my testimony to witnessing the power of prayer and the faith of a mustard seed.
~Pray without ceasing~1 Thessalonians 5:17
~He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, "Move from here to there" and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you".~Matthew 17:20
I am humbled by God's mercies and to witness her going from an isolette to shopping for a big girl's bed at IKEA is just one of her many milestones that renders me speechless. God is awesome in His majesty and His wonders are displayed every single day in her face.
When she took Jenn's hand in the hospital, she grabbed each of us by the heart, never to let go and continues to hold court on our lives.
God continues to pour His blessings on Jenn and Roby. Bella's party had to be rescheduled due to Brandon requiring emergency surgery. Roby was "listening" when Brandon awoke with severe pain and thanks to Roby and Susan's quick reactions and keen parental skills, what could have been a life changing situation, resulted in an hour surgery with Brandon going home the same day. Roby keeps asking himself "what if", but there is no "what if". He instinctively acted, listening to his son and the voice inside himself (and we all know Who that voice was...right?) and made all the right moves. In other words...you did good Roby!
Bella is continuing to grow as big as that flower on her dress...which btw...she can still wear! (Thanks Sue...she's definitely getting your money's worth outta it!)
As she continues to blossom, I will continue to praise God and thank Him for her. Two years...it doesn't seem possible, but through God Almighty...The Great I Am...all things are possible!
~Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."~Matthew 19:26
|(Two years and twenty pounds later!)|
Today and every day, Bella is standing on God's promises. She and I are also standing up for Jesus for all the days to come. If you care to join us...just push your chair back...stand up and say thank you for His blessings on your life.
To our beautiful baby, Bella Bean...
Happy Second Birthday, my darling girl. Nana loves you very much, but more importantly...
Thank you God for our birthday girl.