For another update, we got to see the precious little one again today! He/she seemed SO much bigger this time and we got to see his/her legs and arms moving and the heart beating loudly! It was the most beautiful sight and sound. We both left blown away by the miracle of life and celebrated our precious Creator!
We had a wonderful Christmas. Abby Kate was just mesmerized. She loved every inch of it. From singing Jingle Bells at the top of her lungs, to exclaiming every time she saw Christmas lights, to hearing the Christmas story over and over and talking about Jesus, to trying to figure out which present was hers. Bobby and I commented several times this season at how magical it seemed to us again. We both felt like we did when we were children.
We had a ball with our families. Abby Kate was spoiled as always and she came home with many fun new things. It has so helped to have some things to keep her entertained as I have been super sick and sleepy! It will get better in a couple of weeks! My favorite thing she got was a Star Station that came with 2 microphones and a camera that projects you onto the TV. It has been so fun to watch her entertain (and it should be noted that my favorite toy until I was 12 (or 20) was my Karoke machine to which I rocked out daily).
Onto other fun news, Bobby headed to Orlando today for one of his best friend's weddings. We are joining him Saturday and are going to make a week of it. We are taking AK to magical Disney World which has us all giddy! Sweecie and Poppy are joining us and have made her appointments to have breakfast at Chef Mickey's where she will meet the characters and to have a makeover at Cinderella's castle at the Bippidy Boppidity Boutique. If she doesn't faint from excitement, this could make for some new favorite memories! She has been carrying her backpack around with her new kid-tough digital camera reminding me daily she is going to take pictures of Mickey and Minnie. It truly is one of my favorite places on earth so I cannot wait!
Our God is so good. I just have been meditating on His sweet power, faithfulness and love lately. I just cannot wrap my mind around it. I am just so in love with Him. I am joining with Beth Moore (www.livingproof.org) to memorize scripture this year. As she so sweetly stated on her blog, I am praying for a Jesus year. I am super excited to get back to a place where my mind is saturated in the Word. God also provided a sweet accountability partner which was gravely needed. I have become very lax in my time in the Word and this was just another sweet answer to prayer. I just pray 2009 will be a year that God shows Himself strong in my life. That my life will be an offering and one in which I see victories over strongholds, depth and insight into my Savior's Words and a transformed life.
Come, Thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
While the hope of endless glory
Fills my heart with joy and love,
Teach me ever to adore Thee;
May I still Thy goodness prove.