Gami came to keep the girls while Steven and I were at youth camp. So, she stayed a couple of days longer and we celebrated our big girl a little early. Abi ended up celebrating several times all around her big day! (and loved every minute of it)
Abi got her ears pierced, lost another tooth, had birthday pancakes, and even went to Great Wolf Lodge. That was her choice this year instead of a party. It worked out well for our family. We had a couple of days all to ourselves. After recovering from sensory overload and seeing wolves everywhere, we made a lightening trip down to Houston to see Mumsey and Pops. It was two weeks before school started and we wanted the girls to be able to see Mumsey while she was feeling a little better. Adison wore her wolf ears THE ENTIRE TIME. (and for about 2 weeks after as well)
Most of August was a blur for our family. I'm very thankful for iPhone cameras!
August brought us an older daughter, music echoing through the house, new experiences for our girls,
girls' nights, daddy-daughter nights, lots of deer sightings, two trips to Buc-ee's, road trips, laughter, and tears. August was a busy month - a heavy month. Here were some of my August verses:
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
(1 Corn. 15:58)
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has born? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, declares the Lord.
His grace is sufficient and His power is perfect in our weakness
(2 Corn. 12:9- my paraphrased prayer)
September brought clarity. God's grace and power is abundant!
(that will be another post)