the beauty of it all

by debi9kids on November 2, 2011


For the past few weeks (& especially this week) I’ve been feeling kind-of mopey and dis-connected.
It hasn’t been helped by the lack of a home or a car and it’s definitely not been helped by a lack of internet, cable or phone.
We’ve felt distant, lost, alone… Or, as alone as you can feel in a house full of 15 kids.

But yesterday, in the midst of it all, my sister Erin went into labor and suddenly, our focus was not on why sad things happen, but instead, on the beauty of it all…
This life.
good, bad, sloppy or neat.
It is God’s perfection.

And suddenly, I can’t help but feel thankful.
How can I not?
In the middle of my sadness, God gifted my sister with a beautiful, healthy and teeny tiny perfect little boy and I can feel nothing but joy and thanksgiving.

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Diana W. November 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Sounds like God's just given you a little reminder….enjoy!

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debi9kids November 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Agreed! Can't wait to spend some.time smelling his sweet baby smell 🙂

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Lisa November 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Congratulations on your new little nephew. He's a beauty.

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debi9kids November 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Thank you Lisa. He's perfect.

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Crista November 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Congrats to all of you! He's a pretty handsome newborn 😀

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Barbara Manatee November 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Awesome! Congrats to your sister and family! What a special gift and reminder of life's blessings!

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Mimi November 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm

So thankful for these blessings in the midst of our own times of insanity! Congrats!

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cat@juggling act November 3, 2011 at 4:38 am

Wonderful reminder and enjoy him! Congratulations!

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mum-me November 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Congratulations to your sister & the whole family. Enjoy your new nephew.

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Elizabeth November 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Mazal tov! Welcome, beautiful baby!!!

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debi9kids November 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Thank you, dear friend!

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