Happy Mother’s Day!
Today was absolutely beautiful despite the dreary weather. Nora had her official second outing to Nana and Papa’s house for Mother’s Day brunch. She also embarked on her first ferry ride, as the trip involves crossing the Ohio River. Nora fared well on the 20 minute drive and was content to sleep most of the time at Nana and Papa’s.
The day wouldn’t have been complete without a visit from some GEESE! I love the symbolism of the goose that was mentioned in a comment in yesterday’s post. (Thank you, Marty!)
God has blessed me with a beautiful baby girl in addition to the three others I gave life to. He has blessed me with unique albeit trying circumstances in addition to an affection for writing. This blog initially started out as a way to keep my family and close friends in the loop as to what was going on. It saved me from feeling like I had to respond to an extent of emails, voicemails, and texts. It gradually evolved into something therapeutic–a way to clear my head and process my emotions. I didn’t really care who was “watching”. Now from there it has taken on a whole new vocation. There are more visitors to this site than I ever imagined. Because of the beautiful ways that Nora’s story has touched so many thousands of lives I will continue to be open and “real” just as I have been all along. God gives each of us talents. How we use them is up to us. I can’t think of a better way to use mine than to glorify the One who gave them to me.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:10-11 NIV)