Wednesday, January 13, 2010

God is so good!

God is so good... Today is David's first day back to work and as anxious as I have been feeling about it for the past few days, I am at peace today. As I sit here and post this blog my little girl is laying in my lap asleep looking more adorable than ever - I had to take a picture of her, check her out to the left. I just can't believe she is here!

We spent many months in prayer about having a baby long before we ever started trying. We prayed that when the time came to try, we would get pregnant in God's perfect timing - no matter how long it took. God was so faithful to us. He made Cori just for us. He picked us to be her parents. We are so blessed to have her. To me, a child is just the most perfect and precious gift from God. They are born into this world untainted. God entrusts these beautiful beings to us, who are supposed to grow and mold them into men and women who love the Lord. Now, that's a big job!

The unconditional love I feel for Cori must parallel the unconditional love God feels for us. I don't think I truly understood how much God loves us until I had a child. I look at her and my heart melts every time - yes, even if she is screaming in the middle of the night. :) God's heart must melt for us that same way - yes, even when we are making bonehead decisions. God is so good.

Here is Cori Belle's birth announcement. I wanted to go get professional pictures taken, but David said he could do them himself. Pretty good, huh? On a funny note, we took these on our couch and she peed during her photo session! Oh, Cori!


Laura said...

uh oh, peed on the couch during a photo shoot? hasn't she learned her manners after the 2 weeks she's been in this world!? :) those pictures are great! i'm on my computer a LOT doing online homework for my classes, so since dave's working now and you ever want to talk (skype!) i'm here, and always ready for a distraction! i'm loving you guys and the little one all the way from the opposite corner of the country :) (oh, and of course, mav too)

The Marino Family said...

That's too funny that she peed. Matt did the same pose that David did and Michael pooped on his arm. It was horrible and it got on his shirt. Can't wait to see you guys again.

Emily said...

So beautiful, Danielle! John and I will be in Gainesville the last weekend of January. Hopefully I can visit with you and meet your sweet angel!

Dani and Dave said...

Oh Emily! That would be wonderful! I miss you so much! Hope married life is treating you well! :)

Matt and Christen said...

I love the birth announcement! She is beautiful. Glad all is going well.