Nora – 26 Days Old

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.

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The precious cargo has safely arrived


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Nora with Mommy and Nana - 3 Generations


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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)

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Goodnight!

20 thoughts on “Nora – 26 Days Old

  1. Happy Mother’s Day! Your third paragraph could literally be lifted from some of my blog posts. Amazing how God uses our trials and turns them to gold…allows our hearts to be turned inside out so we can encourage and bless other mamas, and in the process we are blessed as well. Love you heart, and I hope you had a wonderful day. oxoxPatti

  2. SO GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD DAY AND GOT TO SPEND IT WITH YOUR MOTHER. I TRULY LOVE ALL THE PICTURES. NORA ROSE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL IN HER “ROSE” DRESS. THE “3 GENERATION” PICTURE IS WONDERFUL. YOU LOOK A LOT LIKE YOUR MAMA “BEAUTIFUL”. UNTIL TOMORROW, HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  3. As always, thanks for sharing your beautiful words of wisdom, your beautiful family, and reminding me that the world is a wonderful place!!! God Bless!

  4. I’m so glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I also went back and read Marty’s post about the Geese. Wow. Very appropriate! Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle that beautiful blessing 🙂

  5. You and baby Nora are such an inspiration to me and many others! Love reading your blog everyday! Thank you so much for sharing and showing others God’s working ways!

  6. So thrilled for your wonderful Mother’s Day. Truly a day to remember. Thanks so much for the keeping up with this blog. Lives are definitely being touched. Jackie

  7. Glad you had a blessed mother’s day! Thanks for the scripture at the end, I know you have been putting them there for awhile now, but this one, as a mother and nurse, really what I needed to read this morning after working and before I head back into work this evening. I love your gifts given to you from God, and I think you are doing a great job sharing them with others. Thanks again, your friend, Shauna.

  8. Yesterday was my first Mother’s Day, and as I reveled in my breakfast in bed that actually took place in the dining room and the beautiful butterfly footprint painting my husband and 11 month old made, I thought of you and the strength you have shown. I thought of little Nora and the faith she has brought and returned to do many. Myself included!! I continue to wish you peace, love and happiness on this journey no matter how long or winding it may end up being.

  9. You were very much on my mind yesterday as I thought of how wonderful it must of been for you to be celebrated by your children and your family. You truely are gifted and I feel blessed to be able to recieve the gift of your words each day. I am so glad your day was special!…

  10. I’m glad you liked the story of the geese–thought you might when I read that you thought it was funny that God chose that bird for you instead of a more “normal” bird! Nora looks great–so alert and growing. I know you are enjoying every moment of this precious little angel. I pray for her and your beautiful family. Thank you for your email!

  11. Love, love….. You are inspiring the world in unimaginable ways, a true steward of God. I am continually at a loss of words. XOXO to you and your family!

  12. Happy Mother’s Day!! What a beautiful little princess you have. It is amazing how following your journey had made me feel as if I know you and little Nora. You are amazing people and have inspired me more than you will ever know. Thank you! Prayers are always being sent your way everyday!

  13. Happy Mother’s Day! I so enjoy following your journey.
    The family from my church, the Morgans, whom I shared their caring bridge link with you before, ://www.caringbridge.org/visit/babymorgan/journal well, they lost their beautiful daughter today. Please keep them in your prayers.

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