Hip hip hooray!

Today is my big girls 4th birthday.

Tonight as a bedtime story I told her about the day we first met her (editted version obviously!!). She was absolutely facinated and couldn’t get her head around the fact that at one point there was only 1 child in our house.  I got to the point in the story when I told her I met my baby and she finished the sentence with “Carter, Tamsin and Me!” 

She is such a feisty, independent, funny and bright little girl.  She has always known her own mind and she wants out of life. Which may be tough now but I hope will help her as she gets older and faces more pressure from her friends socially.

Sometimes in the midst of life and chaos and busyness I forget what an absolute privilege it is to be a parent especially to this little girl who teaches us so much everyday about enjoying life to the limit, laughing with your whole body and seeing everything with fresh new and enthusiastic eyes!

We sang a song today which really hit home… It’s an old one but the words are so true,

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

I wish I could always remember this, even when times aren’t as good as they have been this weekend celebrating the life of my special girl. Is there anything more humbling to celebrating a life that you had a part in creating. 

May I always remember where all my many blessings came from and use them to glorify Him.

Have a listen here… if you wish

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4 thoughts on “Hip hip hooray!

  1. love you babe…..thanks for walk down memory lane….crazy how God has blessed us and so quickly…..love you too much!

  2. Jenna is one precious child and I love the way you are so grateful for the small things in your busy life with 3 othrs

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