Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Savannah

So some years are just milestones.  I can't pinpoint what makes six years old a milestone, but something about attending Kindergarten, reading on her own, memorizing flashcards, reciting and performing songs word for word (almost in key) makes six years old a milestone.

Six years ago today at around 6:30pm on a Monday, Savannah Lee changed my life forever when she made me a mom, and she keeps changing me every day.

She challenges me to draw closer to the Lord because only He knows how to parent her in the way she should go.  And I'm sure every parent feels this way, but her way will be special.  It will be blessed--full of joy, life, and the abundance of the Lord.  Her heartbreaks will be deep.  I'm seeing that now, but oh, the heights to which she will soar.  The heights to which she can make you soar.

She is the best of me and the spitting image of her daddy.  She is fun, brilliant, and kind.  Caring toward her friends, she manages to play dress up with the girliest of girls and turn around and wrestle with the best of the boys.  She has the Bounds family trait of being good at everything she does.  She is one of a kind, and I am so blessed God loaned her to me.

Happy Birthday precious girl!  You are loved so much more than you can even imagine.  I pray you don't just do great things in this lifetime, but that you learn to just be the best child of God you can possibly be.

With all my love,
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(Click the picture above for more information about the photographer.  Lindsay Whited is a sweet friend of mine.  So blessed to have so many talented photographer friends in my life!)

Monday, October 7, 2013

For My Friend

So, I don't know that I've ever done this before, and typically I don't promote a whole lot of anything on my blog--pretty sure only about 10 people read this anyway, and most of those are family=)  But still, Sara Goede is a dear friend and mentor of mine.  We've spent A LOT of time pouring into each other, her more into me than vice versa I think, and this podcast is the reality of a vision and dream for her in her life, and it is an inspiration for me that God is using me right where I am, in this moment, in this day, in the middle of this load of laundry, to just BE--Be His, Be quiet, Be trusting, Be me in Him.

I invite those who read here on the occasions I actually post, to BE inspired, and subscribe to this podcast for the future to hear from real women with real everyday lives who love the Lord and are just trying to Be who He's called them to be in the midst of being wives, mothers, and followers of Christ. Listen here to find grace for yourselves in the midst of right where you are in life--no strings attached.

Click here to listen:  Be-Cast Episode 1: INTRODUCTION

Visit their website for more info and goodies: http://www.bestillbefree.com/

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