She arrived!

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She is now a little over 1 month and I wanted to share this official announcement with you!

Isn’t she just precious? As you can imagine it has been adventurous here at the Sullivan household!

Each week this new mommy sends our little angel an email of whatever the Lord puts on my heart to share with her. I know what you’re thinking, ’emailing a newborn’? So before she was born, my sister suggested I create and email for her and give her the password on her 16th or 18th birthday. First I thought: ‘What a creative idea?’ Then ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ Since I am not much of a scrapbooker, and anyone who knows me, knows I love the idea of ‘paperless’, this was the perfect resolve to gift my daughter something sweet and special. Weekly, I try to send her a little more than the ‘mommy loves you’ or ‘you could do nothing wrong’ type of email. The Lord has shown me several things in raising this month old that I’ve been blessed to share with the FUTURE her! Here is a portion from one of the emails:

Lately you’ve been going through a growth spurt and we’ve noticed you getting taller and taller! You’re now wearing 3 month old clothing because the Lord has blessed you with height!

This growth spurt has been somewhat painful for daddy and I to watch. It’s kept you up at night and caused irregular eating, agitated behavior, and all around discomfort for your little body. A lesson I’ve learned watching you is one I know the Lord has been ushering me into with my response of resistance lately…

Jesus desires for us -His people- to GROW too. Because I know the feeling of discomfort, agitation and pain, my heart resists this call. As I watch your little body obey the command of the Lord to grow, I wonder what is holding my 28 year old self from letting go and letting God grow me – like He is you! This is something you will never grow out of, unfortunately, and is a waging battle within the heart between the Spirit and flesh.

I pray as you read this as a grown up young lady, you will glean from my stubborn heart and life lessons the Lord teaches me.

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:1-5

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