For the Good

False
Evidence
Appearing to be
Real

Even on the easiest of days fear tries to creep in. It’s a little easier to recognize it for what it is now that I’m so familiar with it. It takes a very deliberate effort to squash it before it starts breeding and infesting my joy. I don’t want to live like that because I know there is a better way. I know I am doing absolutely everything I can to ensure Nora’s well-being. Everything else is completely out of my control. To finally realize that (over and over and over and over and over again) is very freeing. I trust that whatever it is that God has planned is for our good. His love never fails!

Here are pictures from yesterday and today ~

Stinky little pirate
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Nana & Papa came to visit and brought a delicious dinner. The big kids got to spend the night at their house since they didn’t have school the next day!
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Sweet deliciousness!!
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Look who can hold her head up so good now!
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And this is how she rolls!
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Good morning!!!
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Sweet smiles!
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Baff 1/3
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She’s sooooooooooo big!!!
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Cuddling with Mommy
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Lounging around
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And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
(Romans 8:28 NLT)

I prayed to the L ord , and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. (Psalms 34:4 NLT)

19 thoughts on “For the Good

  1. I have never commented before but have been following since before your precious baby was born. So this brings me to why I am writing tonight….. I saw the cutest little outfits today on southern tots Facebook page with three birds on them. They are precious and I thought of you 🙂

  2. LOVE that angel & LOVE what you said about fear – I so love the way you wrote about it. Hugs and blessings to you & your family.

  3. Oh my goodness – Nora’s sweetness is beyond words!!! What is it about this precious little bundle of love? I get so much joy from seeing the pictures each night or morning – thank you. Keeping you all in our prayers!!

  4. She’s so beautiful–getting bigger every day. I follow along but I don’t think I’ve commented but maybe once before. Just wanted to say that me & my 2 sisters are some of the many praying for Nora and your family! Love and blessings!! ❤

  5. NORA IS DOING SOOOO GOOD!!!! LOVE THE WAY SHE CAN HOLD HER HEAD UP REALLY WELL. THAT IS QUITE A BIG STEP LITTLE GIRL. EACH AND EVERY DAY I THINK OF YOU AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. MY PRAYERS GO UP AND THEY ARE BEING ANSWERED. ALSO ROLLING OVER, YEA!!!!!!!!! NOW YOU CAN GET AROUND WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO AND GET INTO EVERYTHING. HA! HA! SHE IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL. LOVE YOU ALL. GOD BLESS.

  6. It’s a grey and rainy day here and Nornor is the sun that brightens up my day !!. Love seeing all her progress , how she holds that sweet head up and how she rolls over; how she seems more alert and engaged playing with her toys ; how she looks at her Mommy and recognizes Dad; how she eats her , ahem, “beloved” rice cereal …lol
    Omg, this baby is becoming a big girl !!!
    Muuaahh 🙂

  7. How wonderful seeing Nora hold her head up. She is an amazing baby who is full of firsts that we love to see.
    My thought on the first cereal taste was “Mom keep it coming, you are too slow!” Hope she is doing well with it and her body is adjusting to it. Maybe she will even sleep better. . . Hugs!

  8. You are an inspiration to all the moms out there….many people walk away from fear…you and your family face it head on. Thank you continuing to give us hope in this often dark world. You are a wonderful mom. God bless you and your family!

  9. Hi Aleisa and family. So glad you are all on the mend from the flu. I SO enjoy reading your posts, watching Nora grow and learning through you what it is like to rely so much on God for all the peaks and valleys. YOu are truly an inspiration to me in my walk. Hope you can get some rest and be sure to take care of yourself!

    • Thank you for sharing your life with us like you do. You are still such an inspiration to me after all this time.
      That beautiful baby girl is growing up so fast! They don’t stay little forever! My little guy turned nine months yesterday. Oh how the time flies!

      So glad you and Nora didn’t get the nasty flu. I’m sure it’s wonderful having your family back together again!

      Love all of the pictures you post. You have a beautiful family! God bless you!

      *I too am glad your back Ethel! 🙂 I am so sorry about your sister. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours.*

  10. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. IT IS SO WONDERFUL HOW GOD HAS TOUCHED LITTLE NORA. HER PICTURES ARE REALLY A BLESSING. LOVE THE PICTURE OF NORA AND MOMMY. HAD TO LEAVE ANOTHER POST TO THANK YOU ALL. PRAISE GOD FOR ALL HIS BLESSINGS.

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