Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Sunday, October 4, 2009

10 months old!!

Our little blessing is now 10 months old!! It is amazing how time flies, but here we are approaching her 1st birthday and it seems like last week Machel and I were walking to the hospital 5 times a day to see our little miracle. Thank you so much to all of our friends and family who have been praying for her since she was born. Thank you to all of her nurses and doctors who cared for her. But most of all I thank the Lord for giving us this little angel. So many people have told us what a miracle she is and let me tell you she touches lives everyday. Her smile is contagious and reminds me how glorious the Lord is. At church today she brought a smile to everyone she saw, because all she does is smile and laugh! Our pastor was back, he has been gone for over a month with his ill wife who passed away last week. He gave an amazing sermon about the love of the Lord and the love of your fellow man in your time of need. He was obviously still grieving and in pain, but gave a beautiful rendition of how the Lord is always watching over us. Then after church as we were walking out, the pastor was saying good bye to all of us and Bella smiled at him. He looked at her and smiled right back and she reached for him as he reached for her and they embraced. He held her and they smiled, we all did, she grabbed at his beard and he laughed. The Lord had put our miracle in his hands to help him through his hardship. She is truly a blessing and Machel and I are so thankful that we were chosen to be her parents. Here are some pictures of our baby girl growing up!

Rolling around and crawling!

Daddy's always on his computer, I want to play too!!

Bella in her Sunday dress with a hand knit sweater (thank you Jo Kraft)

Eating Carrots and Veggies, she loves her food!!

1 comment:

Marilyn J said...

Bella is getting more and more like a little girl. What a smile! Thank you for the beautiful story of how she smiled at your Pastor and went to him. We could all use smiles and hugs that like. LUV M