Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Happy Anniversary Travis... Counting our Blessings!

Eight years and four children later... we have A LOT to give thanks for!
This baby girl lights up our lives!!!  Seriously, would you not kiss this little mouth at least 1000 times a day if you were us?!? Thank you God!

 Sawyer... my only son, my heart just aches with love when I look at this picture! The sweetest, most handsome little boy that ever lived... and he's our son!!!  Thank you God!
 A mama scoping up her little chicks in her wings.  I am so undeservingly blessed! (And I love how spell check is telling me that "underservingly" is not a word... well I'm making it one!) Thank you God!
 I love this picture of my Chloe, the look on her face says it all!  She loves Autumn with fierce love and her maternal bent is undeniable.  She is fire and glue and everything God made her to be!  How did we get so lucky to call her daughter? Thank you God!
 Travis often marvels at his love for Autumn, he adores her beyond words, and yet it took such a step of faith for him to "try" for her.  It's hard to imagine having enough love for all your children and then you realize you have more than enough and that your heart just might burst! Thank you God!

 Emma Grace, the first one, the one who made us parents for the first time.  Her outward beauty is no competition for the beauty of her heart!  Again, how did we get so lucky to call her daughter?!?  Thank you God!
I am thankful for every part of our lives together Travis, the happy and the hard, ALL of it, because it is God "working all things together for the good of those who love Him and have been called according to His purposes."  I pray for more of Him, more glory for His name, more courage to share the good news in the years to come.  And I will keep counting His gifts, the ones all wrapped in pretty paper right along with the ones wrapped in tear stained rags, I will count until I He calls me home, because thanksgiving is the highest form of worship, it is seeing God and His goodness in the every day, and refusing to give the enemy an inch of ground.


Jessica said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful family you have!

Sheri said...

Oh, this is so beautiful Sarah! Happy Anniversary to you and Travis!!! Our Father has richly blessed you and is using your family to draw others to Him! Love you and HUGS!!! ~ Sheri

Ashima!!! said...

Hi, I'm unknown to you and even you are unknown to me. But after reading your blog I couldn't stop myself to post a comment. It is such a great and wonderful blessing that God has blessed you with. You are a special child of God. One thing that binds the family is God's love. So keep God as your first priority and do your best for Him and He shall bring still more great blessings to your family. May you testify Lord Jesus Christ with your family as He keeps blessing you.