Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School...Back to Work

Our memory verse for school is 2 Timothy 2:15. It says that we should "study to show thyself approved, a workman unto God." Are we studying, working, learning and DOING for the glory of God?
A friend of mine commented in FB that we are creative as we were created by a Creator God. How are you allowing that creativity to shine in your lives today?

It's LB's birthday - she's 6 today! I almost died having this impossible birth (one of those rare instances when the guy tells you he can't have children and was just as surprised when the doctor told him he could!). I was on bedrest for about 6 months, then was preeclamptic (is that even a word?). I was minutes away from having a stroke that could have proven fatal to me and baby. She was born at 32 weeks, weighing in at 2 lbs, 15 oz; she was only 16.5" long - and when she curled up, one of the nurses called her a butterball turkey (she was actually a little smaller than that).
She has a seizure disorder, is developmentally delayed, loves to make up songs, celebrates life with everything she has, feels emotions very strongly, and is just so special. She loves with her whole heart, making mommy and sister the "BESTEST EVER!" in her world. :) My heart overflows with love for her.

So we're going to stay in a "castle" today. The BestWestern in Americus, GA, has a Windsor-style building (or a Windsor castle, not really sure, lol). She's dressing up in her favorite princess' gown (Aurora - Meemaw, bet you never knew it'd get THAT much use, hahahaha), we're doing our hair & nails and wearing make-up. The castle has a terrace, where we'll have a mini-party with just Mommy, Sister, Nonno and the Birthday Princess.

How do you celebrate your specials' birthdays?