NINE MONTHS OLD!!!

It’s hard to believe that nine months have passed since this sweetest baby girl entered our lives. I am amazed to look behind us at all of the steep hills and valleys we’ve traveled across. Some of the cliffs and crags are jagged and menacing, impassable. Yet we made it to this beautiful peak. I’m so thankful for the “lead climbers” who have traveled this route before us beckoning us onward. An army of warriors in the physical and spiritual realms have been behind us every step of the way safeguarding us from danger and evil. From where we started, a little over a year ago, this summit was not even a visible speck on the horizon. We imagined we’d be living out the rest of our days in a dark, oppressive fog. Placing one foot in front of the other, day by day we began to see the sun again. As the fog gradually dissipated the sight of a beautiful landscape unfolded before us. The comfortable and familiar flat terrain was replaced by magnificent peaks and valleys. While we have hope and faith that we will get to spend time at the tops of the mountains, we realize there aren’t any shortcuts to get to them. We may spend time in the low valleys surrounded by the thick fog, but we will also journey through beautiful fields of wild flowers, and quaint little villages nestled into hillsides. We are confident and trusting that we can ascend the sheerest of rock that we may happen upon. We’ve done it before and we can do it again.

This perspective is so clear from up high, but admittedly obscured when we are down in the depths. I write this note to myself more than anyone, that I may be reminded of God’s continual grace, mercy, protection and kindness when the road becomes “impassable”.

Happy Nine Months, sweetest thing!!
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Nora got to try rice cereal for the first time! She isn’t so sure about this new menu item.

More pictures ~
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We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ.
(2 Corinthians 3:4 NLT)

17 thoughts on “NINE MONTHS OLD!!!

  1. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 9 MONTHS OLD, NORA!!! You are such a prophet to so many people. God Bless You and know that your whole family is in my every prayer! Love, Hugs and Prayers, Tara Hussong

  2. Happy 9 months Birthday nora. Love the rockstar pictures. She is definately a star in so many lives. It is amazing what God can do through just one tiny little girl. Thanks so much for sharing your Blessed story of what God can do.

  3. HAPPY 9 MONTH BIRTHDAY TO A VERY SWEET, BEAUTIFUL GIRL. LOVE HER IN HER LITTLE “ROCK STAR” OUTFIT. LOVE THE VIDEO AND I AM SO EXCITED THAT SHE HAS STARTED EATING CEREAL. I HAVE GOTTEN BEHIND IN MY READING, BUT BELIEVE ME I WILL CATCH UP. I DON’T THINK SHE QUITE KNEW IF SHE LIKED THE CEREAL OR IF SHE DID NOT LIKE IT. THANK YOU ALEISA FOR THE BLOG TODAY, I NEEDED SOMETHING TO BRIGHTEN AND LIGHTEN MY HEART, AND THIS DID THE JOB. I SMILED AND LAUGHED THROUGH THE WHOLE BLOG. I LOVE YOUR FAMILY, AND SOME DAY I AM GOING TO SURPRISE YOU WITH A VISIT. I CANNOT WAIT. LOVE AND PRAYERS.

  4. A few months ago my wife and I faced a child-related battle. There was no one to turn to or share our challenges with. Everything looked bleak and hopeless. Then we found your blog, and everything changed! Your thoughts, struggles, pictures and stories gave us hope and strength. It showed us how strong we can be, and how, in all of it, we could look up to God for guidance. Your website and updates give us reason to believe, to look forward and to keep going, always! Thank you! Happy ninth month to your baby, and happy ninth month to you guys. This is a BIG day!

  5. That you for sharing your life with us!! I love how you remind us of our priorities(God’s priorities) and to keep giving it all to him, good and bad.

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