Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Christmas Eve...



As I sit and watch the slide show of my precious family, I am reminded that God is totally in control of our lives. Twenty nine years ago as I was struggling with infertility and not being about to conceive, I could never have imagined the goodness that He had in store. No my life is not totally perfect in every way, but the blessings are HUGE! Six children I could not love more. They are beautiful, handsome and so darn cute. We have our normal ups and downs but they love so much!
As I watched the slide show I can read in all their faces how much love they have for Annabel. I could not ask more of my children in anyway.
My parents, sister and brother I am sure thought I was crazy when I was determined to raise another baby so late in life. I know that each one guarded their hearts so none would hurt when she passed early like we were told. But I am sure, this Christmas of the love and acceptance in all their faces. How Annabel loves them all.
I love my mom and dad so much for giving me the gift of love! I am so grateful for my sister and brother and their families.
As I count my blessing of my family, I also count them of my friends that are close and some that are so far away. Some I have met and other I have never met but feel I know so much! I continue to thank you for all the prayers offered up on Annabel's behalf, in her sickness and her health. Merry Christmas to all!

11 comments:

May said...

Merry Christmas!!! Thank you for the pictures. You've got your home so nicely decked up! And everyone home for the holidays. And Annabel looks like she's in good spirits. Her joy fills my heart.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Cathy,

These pictures are WONDERFUL!!! Annabel looks absolutely full of joy and all the kids are so handsome and pretty. I hope your heart was full to overflowing!! I love you girl.

Laurie

Kelly said...

what a great looking family! annabel looks so happy to have everyone there with her. hope you had a wonderful holiday!

i have a question...in the picture of your whole family, off to the corner was a little gray chair. it almost looked like it might be a rocking chair. is it? and if so, who makes it. i am looking into a new rocking chair for kaiya b/c she is growing out of hers.

have a safe and happy new year!

Anonymous said...

What a good looking group. Bel is so happy with all her family around her. It is good to see her so happy.
Love Suesue (Aunt Roorooroo)

Anonymous said...

t18agso8Merry Christmas!! It is always encouraging coming here reading your thoughts and seeing Annabel. I can see a little of Alyssa in Annabel too. thanks for being a constant at Alyssa's page, your insights and ecouragements are very appreciated. Love the new picutres, you have a beautiful family!! Trish (from PA)

Kathy said...

Dearest Cathy,

You are indeed so blessed but you are such a blessing!!! God is blessing you as you step out in faith each and every day.

Thank you for sharing these pictures of your beautiful family.

Merry Christmas, sweet friend and a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours! Prayers continue for Annabel and you and family.

Love,
Kathy

cookfam said...

What beautiful pictures! Looks like you all had a GREAT time, especially Annabel - she is always smiling! God Bless ALL of you!

TCM said...

Love the photo's Cathy! Good to "see" you all, makes my heart smile too! Looks like you all had a great time!

TCM said...

Hey its me again... I too would like to know where you got that rocking chair? Do you think Abbs would fit in it? lettmeknow???

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

The slideshow has the best pictures. You are right, the love for Annabel is SO clear! :)

therextras said...

Smiles abound!
Barbara