Posted (Tina) in All Posts on June-29-2008

The weekend went too fast.

We had a lot of things to do around the house which kept us on our toes. Although we did not finish the tasks at hand, we did get a lot completed. We look forward to finishing over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

Also, we ran errands and checked on our house for rent. We had 2 showings today that I am hoping will materialize. We just want the right renters in our house, so please continue to pray that He would give us discernment and wisdom for the right family to occupy our home.

Ella almost rolled over all the way today. You can tell that she is really trying to figure it out. Her head is just so heavy for her to lift, but she is close to it.

We purchased a new toy for Ella that we are going to try over the next few days. It is a bouncy chair that spins around. We are hoping that she will start to feel the pressure on her legs and push. Right now, her leg muscles are atrophied and really need to gain strength.

Also, Ella has her first PT appointment on Wednesday. We are looking forward to meeting her new PT.

On an ending note, I wanted to share the daily devotional that really resonated with me today.

Knowing God
by Charles Stanley

Most people want to be understood. We may have many acquaintances, but we need to feel “known” by those we love most. This also applies to how God views our relationship with Him. He knows our every thought. God can count the number of hairs on our head. We also should be learning His ways. How our Father thinks. What motivates Him. What His plan and purpose are.

Although we desire to know the Lord’s mind, He makes it quite clear that this is impossible. In Isaiah 55:9, He tells us, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

This is why God gives us His Spirit. The Holy Spirit can teach us and reveal what we otherwise couldn’t understand. Growing in this spiritual understanding is necessary to have a deep personal relationship with God. We must know His ways before we can walk in them.

Our obedience not only glorifies our heavenly Father; it’s also best for us. Following Jesus doesn’t eliminate pain. It also doesn’t ensure everything will happen as we would choose. But we have assurance the Lord loves us and has a plan for our lives. He gives us strength and stability to follow Him, no matter where His path may lead us. He’s truly a loving Father to give such goodness and kindness to His children.

Joel Snyder on June 29th, 2008 at 11:47 pm #

Ella, I am so excited that you are making progress with rolling over and look forward to your new PT and building up the strength in your legs. Josh and Tina keep up the steady work around the house and I am praying that the right renters will show up for the house. BTW Ella that is a pretty sun outfit. Check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt, Abby, Austin & Caed on June 30th, 2008 at 5:44 am #

Go Ella Go!!
We continue to pray for you three and are happy to hear about Ella’s progress. She looks so good in her pictures…it’s obvious she is surrounded by love. You and Josh are doing a great job.

PS. I really like that devotional.

The Laz Fam on June 30th, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

At first, I read that devotional as coming from you and Josh, and how so few people can truly understand how you feel, and your emotional roller coaster. But then I scrolled down and saw your beautiful Ella, and realized it speaks perfectly for her, too. Only He knows how she feels, and her pains and frustrations, and she speaks to Him through His Spirit, the same as we do. Precious.
Blessings ~ KTJB

Lesli on July 1st, 2008 at 2:31 am #

Ella will love that chair! It became my favorite baby item. Just stuff blankets around her torso in the beginning so she doesn’t wobble, until she gets strong enough to hold herself totally upright in it. We always stuffed blankets behind their backs. I think it will definately help her leg strength.

Love you and are praying for you everyday.


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