Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Christmas to Remember

Holding on to fond memories of this Christmas..

Last year, this sweet girl was so afraid of everything.
She couldn't open a gift, play with any new toy, or enjoy much about Christmas.
Her fear and anxiety was almost paralyzing to her,
our God continues to bring healing to her little heart!
This year she enjoyed Christmas for the first time!
(and this momma's heart was FULL!)
She opened this baby and signed open because she wanted it out of the box.
She fed her right away and rocked her too.
 She was off pushing this vacuum as soon as she opened it.
She loved this "dream light" contraption and
insisted on keeping the lights off the rest of the night.
Uncle A was visiting and really mad about the lights being off.
He would go and turn them on.
She would go and turn them off.
(It made us giggle a bit.)
 She has this food in OT.
We use it sometimes in Speech Therapy too.

She knew just what to do with it.
She is holding the yellow ball her sister picked out for her.
She loved it.
When you shake the ball, smaller balls inside light up and shake around.
Big Sissy was pretty proud of her choice of gifts for Jill.
Sissy is getting a room makeover.
She got lots of zebra print stuff.
We will paint her room (teal blue) when she is home from her trip.
Speaking of Uncle A, he never did win the battle of the lights
but was happy to score several cardinals gifts
(that he managed to get open even if the over head lights were off).
 Daddy got a new sweatshirt from 147 million orphans.
(All our purchases support orphans in China so I HEART this company!)
I got a new tea mug from 147 myself!
It was a beautiful, quiet day celebrating the birth of our Savior.
I am so very thankful to have this little family,
but have to admit it is hard on this momma's heart not to have our Anna here with us.
It makes looking forward to next Christmas that much sweeter.

1 comment:

  1. Our Sarah has a teal room with zebra stuff all around!