Sunday, May 16, 2010


Today, among family and friends we dedicated Myra Rose to the Lord. Our children smiled and waved to the crowded pews. Lulie chattered on in girlish delight and milled from hand to hand. Finally, Daddy tethered her grinning self to our side for the prayer. Jane, Jack, Lulie, grandparents and Great-Grammie, aunts and uncles, cousins, a baby in our arms -- such blessing near and far. As we stand before God and all, I smile wide. And, even with my eyes closed I feel Craig at my elbow, the best part. I know every step will be blessed. Lord, our daughter is yours.

Who knew on the one year anniversary of my half-marathon we'd dedicate our fourth child to the Lord? And to think in three short days my brother now leaves for Africa. Has it really been a year since Craig was there? I wonder what the next one-year-stride will bring.


22. The bleating cry of my baby.

23. Dirt under two-year-old fingernails.

24. My belly sinking back to normal size.

25. Going barefoot.

26. Painting fingernails with daughters.

27. Tall glasses of water.

28. Stretchy swaddling blankies, bright colors.

29. The guileless blue of my husband's eyes.

30. Little boy who holds my hand so cars won't hit me.

holy  experience


JoAnn said...

This list is sweetness. The picture is delightful and oh so yummy! What a wonderful list!

Goat said...

I am thankful for you. Most thankful.

the o's said...

bethany, myra is GORGEOUS! not like i'm surprised :) congrats to you guys... you seem to handle 4 so well!

Lori said...

What a sweet moment for your family! Myra's little mouth is so pretty - can't figure out if it reminds me of Jane or Lucy?

Keisha Valentina said...

Beautiful, beautiful.

I feel like I say that a lot on your blog but my dear... simply BEAUTIFUL!

Karelin said...

Precious baby! Love your list. Aloha! *;)

Heather said...

dedications are such beautiful times. Your newest one is beautiful.

And hearing of your son protecting you from cars in the parking lot made me smile and think of my own boys... :)

Lynn said...

That precious little gift from God needs to be fed more. She looks kind of shriveled in that photo.

Just think what families miss when they don't stop to count their blessings...or worse yet, attribute them to their own cunning and LUCK. YOU are a blessing!

Daiquiri said...

Those yummy cheeks! Give yourself and all those beautiful little loves a big squeeze from your Idaho friend :-)