Miracles

MiraclesHi Happy Readers!

This isn’t the direction I planned on going today, but God and my twin grandchildren had different plans. This morning we welcomed into the world Elle Margaret and Brooks Gordon! She was only 34 weeks, so they are very tiny and quite a surprise!! I had just talked to her last night at 8:00 and things were fine. Which brings me to the topic of miracles!!! These little babies are proof that God still performs miracles. My daughter really struggled with fertility issues and we weren’t sure this was ever going to happen. But God knows what He is doing and when faith and trust are put in him, we can just sit back and what the miracles he performs. Now I’m not going to tell you the whole story, as it is not my story to tell. But I can tell you a year ago my heart was breaking for my daughter and her husband who wanted a baby so bad. You see, she is a nurse midwife, and this is what she does every day, so to deliver baby after baby and not be able to carry your own, well, I’m sure you can imagine. Our faith is strong, and I had to remind her that God knows what he is doing, but its that “waiting in the gap,” that place between what we want, and when we get to see how it all plays out, that is hard. Well, look at this picture below folks and trust me that God has touched these babies from the first cell of their creation. I only have a really good picture of little Elle. Little man is needing a little more assistance, but he is doing great. Say a prayer for them all tonight please! God is good. We are blessed.

Peace,

Julie

Baby Elle

God Sightings

As Jules mentioned in her post last week, we celebrated my Uncle Claude’s 90th birthday this weekend.  It was a spectacular, sunny, warm September day  filled with lots of good food, laughs and family time!  Here is the whole group trying to pose for a picture! (Notice I said “trying”!)

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It was one of those perfect days that will be fondly remembered, and gives me a warm-fuzzy feeling inside!  On days like this, filled with family, love , laughter and beautiful weather, it is easy to remember how richly God has blessed my life.  The blessings are crystal clear!

Other days, it is much harder to see those blessings.  Days filled with stress, problems or large issues that bear down on us and make it hard to be thankful.  It is on these days that we need to cling to God even more and really take the time to look for blessings and miracles, because they are there-every-single-day!  God sightings surround us each day and it becomes easier to notice them if we try to  “live with our eyes wide open”.  I’m working on living this way, especially on the more challenging days.  It can be pretty amazing to see God’s hand in situations in our lives.  Sometimes He reveals things to us in the most surprising ways!

As we drove home from Uncle Claude’s party, the setting sun made the landscape look golden.  I wanted to remember this beautiful sunset, on this memorable day so I pulled over and hopped out of my car and took this picture.  Look at it carefully-can you see the God Sighting?

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Did you notice the shape of a cross in the middle of the picture by the tall tree!  I was so surprised when I looked at this picture later!  In my opinion, this was God sealing a perfect day with the ultimate sign of His love for us!

I pray that you will have many God Sightings this week!  We would love to hear about them in the comments section!

~Blessings,

Jen