Saturday, December 31, 2011

A year of BLESSINGS

One year ago today, I wrote asking all of our blogger friends to pray that God may bless Clif and I with a second child (and possibly third).
Little did I know, as I sat there typing those words...there were three tiny babies beginning to grow inside my womb.
Today...one year later, I am sitting on the sofa snuggling my sick Eli, listening to my daughter giggling uncontrollably at her Daddy... and watching my Precious Easton sleep in his swing.
God has blessed us SO much during the year 2011. I only can begin to imagine the blessings to come in 2012.
Biggest (and best) highlights of 2011?

January 4th - Positive pregnancy test. :) I was wondering why I was SOOOO tired during our New Year celebration at Clif's aunts house...

January 5th & 10th - both blood tests with good results, and increasing Hcg levels!

January 19th -  the day Dr.S told us that on or around September 14,2011 we would we be welcoming TWINS.

January 27th - the day Dr.S told us that he "missed on" and that we were really having triplets. :) This was also a sad time as he took us to his office and offered us an appointment with "Dr.Christmas" for fetal reduction. Really? Eat your heart out, Dr.Christmas! We have three HEALTHY babies...and they would have willingly gotten "rid" of one for us? Whew...don't get me started. I can't imagine life without my Three Precious Peas.

April 28th - the day God answered my prayers. Two boys and one precious little girl.

July 15th - the day that God delivered our three beautiful and relatively healthy babies into this world. :) And that he led us to one of the most amazing doctor's EVER to be here with us every step of the way (SO thankful for Dr.G).

July 28th - the day that the Lord saw fit to see Elliana through her heart surgery!

August 13th, August 15th & August 23rd - when we brought each one of our babies home.

November 7th - the day we were told that Elliana's PDA was closed. :)

I know there are SO many other dates that don't come to mind. The truth is, God has given us new blessings every day. Whether we have seen them as blessings or not.

This past year has had many ups and downs... but I would have to say it's been one of the best years of my life. The only thing that could possibly make our lives any better would be having Lillian Joy here with us, but as we've said before...we know that losing her was in His plan...though we still find ourselves searching for answers sometimes.

God is good, all the time. :) Here's to 2012...may you all be blessed the way that God has blessed our family in 2011.

3 comments:

That corgi :) said...

You get it. God is good all the time. I wrote something the other day about this. God is good all the time. Even when it doesn't make sense. God is good all the time. Those of us who get it, no matter what, that he is good, we truly get his greatness and might and power, etc and truly do fear him (hold him in the highest of awe and respect, which I believe you and Clif do). It has been such a pleasure to share this year with you and to see the blessings that God has bestowed upon you all. He is so faithful!

Happy New Year to you and your household!

betty

Caroline said...

Happy New Year & Yes God is so Good always.

Love always <3

Hannah Rose said...

LOVE this! 2011 was a wonderful year for your family...and how can you beat adding 3 more members to it! I miss talking to you, Des <3

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