February 12, 2013

Reese & Grady's 15 month check-up

Last Tuesday we went to Reese and Grady's 15 month (they were really 16 months) check-up.  I used to be that mom who wouldn't put her child down or let them touch a thing at the doctor office, but that has definitely changed since I am now out numbered.  In the waiting room they played with the toys and I was cringing the entire time...YUCK!  They kept fighting Jacy and I to get down, so what do you do??  Needless to say, Grady is now running fever, and the only place it could be from is there..ugh!  We then make our way back to the room and now they are running around in their diapers, sitting on the floor, playing with books, toys, and anything else eye level in the room.  Jacy and I kept laughing, because if you would have asked us 5 years ago where we would be, we never would have guessed sitting in a doctor's office, with two little people, running around half naked :o)

We are so thankful and so blessed the Lord has chosen us to parent our three beautiful, healthy little blessings.  He has great confidence in us, that we sometimes question, but thank Him everyday for drawing us closer to Him.  If I can say one thing, our lives have definitely been crazy, but looking back, we are all closer to our Jesus, because of it, and in the end, that is what I pray, that the Lord will draw us closer to Him and each other.

Well, Reese has finally over taken Grady weight wise.  Poor thing, she is shorter, fatter, and has a huge head...LOL!  She is 30 inches tall (18%), 21 pounds 10 ounces (49%), and her head is 18 1/2 inches (79%).  Grady is 30 3/4 inches tall (19%), 21 pounds 8 ounces (24%), and his head circumference is 18.5 inches (49%).

A prayer I have been praying for my children from the current book I am reading.  I know it is long, so sorry for the novel, but think it is so very powerful!

I pray that You will pour out Your Spirit upon Reese, Landon and Grady, this day and anoint them for all that You've called them to be and do.  Lord, You have said, "Let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called" (1 Corinthians 7:24).  May it be for these children according to Your Word, that they never stray from what You have called them to be and do, or try to be something they are not.  Deliver them from any evil plan of the devil to rob them of their life, to steal away their uniqueness and giftedness, to compromise the path you've called them to walk, or destroy the person you created them to be.  May they not be a follower of anyone but You, but may they be a leader of people into Your kingdom.  Help them to grow into a complete understanding of their authority in you Jesus, while retaining a submissive and humble spirit.  May the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control grow in them each and every day (Galations 5:22).  May they find their identity in You, view themselves as Your instrument, and know that they are complete in You!  May they be convinced that Your thoughts toward them are thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give them a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).  Teach them to look to You as their hope for the future.  May they understand it is You "who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our words, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began" (2 Timothy 1:9).  May their commitment to being who You created them to be enable them to grow daily in confidence and Holy Spirit boldness!
In Your name Father,

1 comment:

  1. I love your updates! Thanks for sharing the prayer! We love you guys!