Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Thursday, March 29, 2007


i went to the doctor on tuesday. it was my six-week postpartum checkup. everything is in working order. good news.

more good news from that visit: the receptionist told us on the way out that our insurance had actually paid more than we thought. she said we'd be receiving a $450 refund check next month.

landon, looking super handsome in a dress slacks and a crisp white shirt, holding our baby, blurted out, "bless the Lord!" without even thinking.

it was a genuine praise that gleefully escaped his lips before he could think whether anyone would look at him funny.

those are the best kind. we laughed about it while waiting for the elevator, but it's such a precious, freeing thing to praise the Lord with abandon.

and believe me, we have reason to praise the Lord with abandon - wreckless abandon.

money was a source of much stress for me throughout my pregnancy because my maternity leave is unpaid. we weren't planning a baby, and i was wondering how we were going to make rent. nevermind buying things for a cute nursery.

but have you seen my nursery? it's stinkin adorable.

and here's the thing... this time i've been on maternity leave, we've had more money than we would've had if i'd been working. checks have come in left and right, everything culminating at just the time we need it. things have just been taken care of.

and during my pregnancy, man -- you guys know about how infinately blessed we were and continue to be with everything we could ever need for ellie.

we lack nothing; we are overflowing.

the Lord has been faithful to provide abundance i never could have imagined.

all i can do is fall tearfully to my knees and thank him for such goodness i do not deserve.

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