Saturday, November 28, 2009

Facing our own Giants

Watched "Facing The Giants"...again. I love this movie because it reminds me of how much God loves us. It is a testimony to His faithfulness to us and a reality check on our faithfulness to Him. I was reminded of how it took many many years for me to have our son Devin. I had given up when I was told that I would probably never be able to have children. But God had a different plan. How tremendously blessed we are to have our beautiful son Devin. Then once again we were faced with not being able to conceive. And once again after several years God surprised us again. Our precious son, Caleb. We still feel so blessed that we were chosen to be Caleb's parents...even if that meant for only a short while. Every moment with our children is more than we had ever expected. Things can seem unbearable at times but I know God is there to carry us. I have learned to love my children more than I ever thought possible, to hug them even harder and more often. We will love God in good times and in difficult times. He constantly shows us He is with us. Today while eating lunch, I looked over at Caleb who was sitting in his swing. He was watching his animals go round and round. Then I saw him reach for one of them. I yelled for everyone to look, then the tears just started pouring down my face. My mom was overwhelmed with happiness. Steven started snapping pictures and the boys got to see their brother acheive something we never thought would be possible. It was another milestone showing with God.... anything is possible.


  1. Tears are streaming down my face...too often parents take small milestones for granted. It's just another thing to check off on a list in a baby book - smiling, check...reaching, check. I try to explain this to parents, about how everything, EVERYTHING, my daughter does is a victory, because she is a medical improbability - and how they should feel the same about their children, even if they are typical, because it is a miracle that any child is even here. You get it, and seeing these pictures of Caleb reaching is a blessing to my heart today. Thanks for sharing him with us :)

  2. Thanks for sharing, Jeannette! We have that movie and I love it, as well. The way that you respond to your circumstances is a witness to others of your faith in God's love. Thanks for being the example to others and for being my friend. :)