Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hallelujah comfort

Back in the blogging world!  I started a Facebook post today, but it turned way long so I decided...brace BLOG about it!  My last post was really Nov 2012 and I can't commit to any sort of regular schedule and don't want to feel guilty when I don't make the deadlines.  :)  Here goes!  We've had so many experiences with the kids that have really made me think and tonight was no different...

Brooke didn't get a nap today because she had her first play date with a friend from school (which went GREAT!  The friend's mom had no idea Brooke was born so early - AMAZING!), then we went garage-saling (pretty much turned into a walk around a subdivision, but it was beautiful!) and played outside for a long time...needless to say, we were in for a rough night.  We were expecting some drama but she was in rare form.  She missed out on quiet time before bed as a consequence and I could hear her screaming all the way upstairs.  I went down to yell since it was bed time but when I opened her door she was sobbing, trying to calm down but still had a ways to go.  I sat on the edge of her bed and started rubbing her back to help, and between sobs, she asked me to sing "Hallelujah."  She's been hooked on that song since she was a baby (see an old blog post) and it's always made me smile, but tonight absolutely stopped me in my tracks.  I was mad, but that disappeared as we sang together of God's love...."amazing, steady and unchanging..a mountain firm beneath my feet."

Her little life is such a testimony!  4 years ago we had no idea what was in store for her and every milestone was a huge success.  We never knew if a developmental milestone could be her limit but she continues making such progress and praising God every minute!  A few minutes in, we started rockin it out in worship  She doesn't know the depth of that song, but it makes my heart swell knowing how much comfort she already experiences in Him.  Thanks for the reminder Brooke - "Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah your love makes me sing!"