Nora – 34 Days Old


I smile to think of how Nora is fulfilling her mission. She has indeed made the world a better place, simply by being born. I thank God for instilling me with my mission many months even before Nora’s birth. He endowed me with an affection for expressing myself through writing specifically for this purpose — unbeknownst to me!





Nora and I spent most of the day in the family room sun bathing and cuddling. I love to see how her periods of cognizance seem to be increasing (which you would never guess from the series of sleepy pictures from today). One of her tear ducts is clogged again. Hopefully that will be cleared up soon. Her poor little eye looks so pathetic!

We did make it out to the mailbox this afternoon. She seemed to enjoy the cool front that was blowing in. As soon as we got back she expressed her displeasure at not having her milkies immediately at her disposal. What was Mommy thinking!!!??? She’s been eating fabulously and has no reservations about letting us know when she’s hungry! I’m excited to see what she weighs in at this week!

Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. (1 Thessalonians 2:8 NIV)

19 thoughts on “Nora – 34 Days Old

  1. Emalees duct was clogged too I put a few drops of my breastmilk in the corner of her eye for a few days and it cleared up wonderfully!

  2. I am so thankful for your incredible gift of writing. This baby girl has been so easy for the world to love thanks to that gift. I hope you never tire of posting because we will never tire of reading, learning, growing and becoming closer to God.

  3. She is such a blessing to all of us that get a peek into her sweet, sweet life. And you are such an encouragement as well!!!!

  4. Sigh, I just love, love, love all of this. You two always make my night and bring it all back into perspective πŸ™‚ Thank you.


  6. Hey look! I’m commenting in public! πŸ˜‰ Adorable pics & wonderful reminder for all parents. Thank you! Hope to see cute Nora again soon! πŸ™‚

  7. Aliesa,
    Your writing is so inspiring… every time I see that sweet little face, I always catch my breath!
    She is such a precious little gift and I love looking at her. She is so beautiful and so is your love for her…
    May God continue to bless you richly.

  8. Because you did the right thing, because you said YES, I will carry you, you have touched the hearts of so many !! Nora is such a blessing, but you are too !!! Without you, none of this would be possible. I read the comments every day and I am so amazed at how God is using you to minister to the world. I admire you so much. You are an amazing woman of God, and I love that precious little Nora Rose !!! What a wonderful reward !! May God continue to bless you and your family !!!

  9. “Your child is never given to you for you alone”. I so agree. While all four of my children are precious to both God and myself my two youngest are what I call “walking, talking testimonies”. The two older ones have testimonies also but with my two youngest, theirs start before and with their births.
    With my son I had complete Placenta Previa and the doctor was amazed that either of us survived without any issues. I was able to witness to him and tell him that God has a purpose for our lives.
    My daughter was born a “blue baby”. She had her two main arteries reversed and had to have open heart surgery when she was two days old. The surgery she had was only around for seven years when she had it and many are amazed at her progress. She will see a cardiologist the rest of her life and she will have her progress reported as part of an ongoing study with this particular surgery. (Many have gone on to have the same surgery since she had it). With many ups and downs (early on) she continues to amaze doctors and others. She and I meet many people who we can share our experience and witness too.
    Besides witnessing to others we are able to share, comfort, bring peace, experience joy and at many times not only be a blessing to other but be blessed by others.
    As all my children grow they are experiencing many things in their lives. They too are experienceing discouragement, hope, saddness and joy. We all have a purpose in life and I feel so blessed (with all my children) to be able to be a part of God’s plan.
    You and your daughter are such a inspiration to so many. You are blessed! Your daughter is amazing and beautiful. I pray God will continue to be with little Nora and bring you the peace, comfort and blessings He has for you.

  10. Aleisa, there are two definitions of PERSEVERANCE that remind me of you 1. Steadfastness in doing something, despite difficulty and 2. Continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory. We love all the pictures and we love you

  11. And, I believe your mission is to keep blogging to inspire us and give those of us, hope, who are going through the same thing. Thank you so much for your blog, it has been a blessing to us:) Nora is so beautiful, I love to hear all about her! It’s down to about a month left from the birth of our grandson, Harrison James. They are traveling up here in a few days to attend our other son’s wedding, I can’t wait to see them and feel Harrison roaming around in Em’s belly! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  12. Both you and Nora Rose are doing God’sill and so many of us are being blessed and challenged. Thank you, Jackie

  13. Your story is certainly a testimony to “How Great Thou Art”. I am filled with hope and joy whenever I read your blog!

  14. What that quote out of a book? I’m not sure if you have heard of it or read it even, The Mission of Motherhood, I read this book during my first pregnancy. Not only did it have me in tears but it opened my eyes to what God’s plan for a mother is and it simply changed how I was going to mother my children. It was an amazing read, I encourage and mom, new or old to pick it up.

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