Today, Jesus was in my memories, reminding me of His goodness and faithfulness in our lives! Today we celebrated it being 2 years since we were able to bring Kobi home from the NICU. We called it Kobi’s coming home day and had donuts for breakfast, and then went and let her pick out some things at Toys R Us with some gift cards she had. We wore matching shirts and just spent time together.
What better way to end my blog challenge than by being reminded of one of the greatest miracles God has given me thus far! Kobi was and is an answer to many prayers and she never ceases to amaze me or anyone she is around for that matter. God speaks through her and works through her to soften hard hearts and bless and brighten the day of those she meets.
I started this challenge in a funk, and I’m ending on a high note, encouraged and very aware of God’s faithfulness in my life and in the lives of those around me. He is moving and working on our behalf even while we sleep, and regardless of what we don’t see He is good and worthy to be praised!
God showed up several times today. First He came in the thoughtfulness of an Easter basket… Those eggs we dyed yesterday, were put into baskets for all of us, not just Kobi and it made me cry to be given such a sweet and thoughtful gift. Each of our baskets had the eggs with our names on them, and then some of our favorite things (jelly beans, cashews, toys).
Then God showed up to fight for me. During a misunderstanding, where I could have really argued my point in a not so nice way, I decided to keep my mouth shut and fingers from typing and just thought about how I could approach the situation and the Lord allowed for the other person to see their mistake and make things right.
Lastly, God showed up in the conversations that William and I were able to have. We didn’t agree about everything and I didn’t shut down, but instead pushed through until we finished and had resolutions in place. All of which is progress for me!
Today God was in the team work that William and I had. We aren’t always on the same page, and we often don’t think about what the other person needs. However, I today was different. There seemed to be more grace for one another and we got a lot accomplished. He let me sleep in, and he got Kobi ready, I handled nap time and part of lunch and he made sure to be back in time for me to go to my meeting.
After the meeting I was on Kobi watch while he worked and then we all went to dinner with some new friends. Once we got back from dinner we both worked together to get Kobi in bed and then went to work together to finish some things on our to do list.
It may not seem like much, but working together to achieve an overall unity for our family is a major goal for us, and God definitely showed us that it can be done.
He worked in and through my daughter today. He used her so well to encourage those around her. We went on a walk, she waved at everyone stopped to talk to everyone even went over and grabbed the hand of a couple who was holding hands while they walked.
She was such a delight to be around and a real joy to watch her in her element. Kobi loves to be outside and she loves people and one of my prayers for her is that she would be a compassionate blessing to all of those around her.
She befriended this woman and her two kids and I ended up talking with them and inviting them to church and exchanging numbers for a future play date. I love seeing God move through her and I know that things are only gonna get better from here.