Tuesday, October 7, 2008

God's Will


So this past Sunday our SS teacher asked a question "How do you know God's Will?" Well, I sat there thinking and the idea was that sometimes you see God's Will in hindsight. At the time you may wonder, how can this be God's Will? And you question God. Well, the one thing that kept coming to my mind was Emma Claire's birth 8 weeks early. At the time it was HARD. She was in the NICU for 4 weeks. She was my first child and it consumed me. I trusted God, but it was still very hard. She was born August 27th. The school year cut off is Sept.1st. I know this may sound petty, but I truly believe that God wanted her to be born within that school year of friends. I don't know what the future holds, but God has blessed us with an amazing church, an amazing Sunday School class and a core group of girls (and a cousin, Patton) that will all be in the same class at school and at church. This group of friends are all devoted Christians who radiate Christs' love and are committed to having their children in church. Emma Claire will grow up, not only with a great group of friends at school, but also at church, in the youth group and on through college. My prayer is that they all will encourage each other and stand up for what's right. Here are just few of her best friends!

After the Elephant stomp Saturday, the band went marching by, then Emma Claire and her friends created their own marching band, complete with tumpets, flutes and clarinets!!!




A quick picture of friends in their Halloween finest after Wednesday night supper, on their way to choir!!

Grabbing some shade at a Friday afternoon playdate at the park!





Saturday morning we went to the Character pancake breakfast for the Children's theatre play "Beauty and the Beast". Emma Claire had a blast with her friend Mary Alice. My niece, Chandler is in the play and we went to the dress rehearsal last night and it was fabulous! I'm always amazed at the sets , costumes, and the organization of that many children!



6 comments:

new mom in law said...

Once again, I love the clothes!!! How blessed Emma Claire is to have the friends and family she has. And what a blessing to know that she is in God's hands.

MIMILEE said...

Beautiful post today and so inspirational.......what a blessing to start my day. Lovely family and you are making memories that are so important! Emma Claire is truly blessed to have parents who love the Lord and trust Him fully.
I have a grandson who was born 10 weeks early so I know how scary it can be. He is 5 yrs now and doing great! xoxoxo...mimilee<><

MIMILEE said...

Hi Kellie!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and yes that is Nancy and Stanley T!

Great friends of ours for many years......and Anne Turner's parents!

It's a small world isn't it?

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

I just found your site through MimiLee's and wanted to leave you a message. Your family is precious and I miss those days of matching smocked outfits! My kids look to be a similar age apart, only older. Enjoy these days even though they may be overwhelming. They pass by too quickly!

Thank you for glorifying God in all you do. What a blessing you are!

Allyson

MIMILEE said...

Kellie, I think I am responsible for getting you and Allyson together, aren't I???
I just love this BLOGGIN' thing because you meet so many wonderful people in the comfort of your own home!

Tara said...

I totally agree with you about sometimes it is seen hindsight. I'm so glad she has those girls to grow up with :)

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!