Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tiny Truth's Thursday….Thank you God for Ava…she is so tiny and cute…

Praise to the Giver of Life......these small hands are holding something precious.....

And this kiss from little brother was deserved.....

Because of this.......

I hope that the things I write below by no means offend anyone…I am sensitive to the fact that many ladies out there are still waiting on God to give them the little baby that they have prayed for and I cannot fathom how it feels. …with that said, I want to introduce to you a little girl that's parents prayed for , for quite a while. They desired to have a child of their own…to love…nurture…mold…and just to hold. After a few years….and lots of negative pregnancy tests……this little bundle of joy was born. Meet my niece……AVA GRACE SEXTON!!!

She was born yesterday evening and weighed only 6lbs…teeny tiny!! She is gorgeous…perfect…and a grand combination of Tim and Kim…yes their names rhyme! My SIL was a champ and did such an awesome job. I was blessed to be able to see her yesterday, and hold her, and oh….the fever started coming back over me….which Ric quickly stifled! I love babies….just can't help it!

Kim is a woman that I have grown to love…like my sister. She is one of my closest friends and has just been a great aunt to my 4 kiddo's. When she lived near us, she would spend countless days, hours, precious minutes with my family. My kids would scream when she got to our house and cry when she left. I always knew that one day, God was going to make her the greatest Mommy!!!

She had shared with me so many times that she feared that one day she when she got married, that she wouldn't be able to have kids. She had lived a life that by no means was she proud of….before Jesus radically changed her. She was always so unsure of her ability to be able to get pregnant. After God brought Tim into her life and they got married….they soon began trying to get pregnant. And nothing happened. For months…..nothing. She would worry, I would worry…….and then God created a miracle…named Ava Grace. After all that praying…an awesome new medical procedure…and more praying…He and only He…created this little beauty:

As we prayed last night, Shelby was praying first, and she prayed for Ava..and this is what she said "God thank you for cousin Ava….she is so tiny and so cute". Ric and I got so tickled and actually started giggling while she was praying…more so because she later prayed "Lord help us to be "whales" …which she meant "well"…but I liked that she wanted us to be whales!! It was so sweet and sincere…I love the precious gift of life…whether it is in a newborn baby, or one of my children, or the precious elderly couple I visited with yesterday. It reminds me that God and God alone is the Giver of every breath we breathe….

Giver of every breath I breathe
Author of all eternity
Giver of every perfect thing
To You be the glory
Maker of Heaven and of Earth
No one can comprehend Your worth
King over all the universe
To You be the glory

It's all because of Jesus that we are alive….and today I saw that again in a fresh new way. From my sweet child's prayer…to the new baby that I held in my arms. It's all because of HIM! I am pumped for Tim and Kim…and sweet little Ava…to GOD be the Glory for this new life!

Tiny Truth's I learned this Thursday~

~ God is Good

~God is Good

~God is Good

~And Shelby wants us to be whales

1Samuel 1:27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.


Anonymous said...

She is soooo precious! what an awesome God we have! Congrats Kim & Tim!

Anonymous said...

and it's all because the blood of Jesus Christ covers me and raised this dead man life!

I got more out of this blog than a song stuck in my head... but it's a good song! ;-)

Congratulations to the happy couple. When Daddy door is opened up for the first time in a mans heart, it's quite an amazing experience.

Kelli Lands said...

OH Genie! Will you please tell Kim that Ava is just beautiful. I am soo happy for them. I miss her soo much! And she has a wonderful testimony and such a sweet spirit!!! God is sooooo good.

Sarah Burton said...

She is adorable!!! What a great story...and, LOVE the reference to Casting Crowns. They are one of my favorite bands. My little Anna (well big now...she started Kindergarten on Wednesday!) danced to that song in her recital last spring, and I get tears in my eyes every time I hear it! :) I have close friends who so deeply desire to have children and have suffered through a miscarriage recently. Your words have encouraged me to continue to pray for them with renewed hope! We serve a mighty God!

Jenny said...

Ava is absolutely beautiful! The scripture you quoted in 1Samuel is the same scripture we held onto when our children were born. God is good and thank goodness he provided help from the medical field to help some if us have our babies! Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! She is beautiful! Perfect little angel from God. Makes me want another one, too. Thank you so much for sharing with me. You are such an uplifting person.

Anonymous said...

I love the post Genie it made me tear up, love the pictures they are so good!!

Another Shelby quote from Shelby's pray..."Thank you God for the new BORING baby" lol...gotta love that girl!!

Kelly Ward

Penny said...

She is so precious and so is your family. Thanks for sharing and reminding us all how Great our God is :-)

Anonymous said...

As always I am thankful that you are my friend and the GOD has blessed you with a gift to help me see and appreciate everything around me....Thank God for AVA, KIM and Tim and may our GOD be and EVER present light in there family and guide thoe blessed Parents all the days of theie life. And you are so right to GOD and GOD alone be the glory!!!!!

Becci M

Angela W. said...

Beautiful Baby... and quite evident that blessings abound!

You are such an encourager...thank you.

Thanks too for sharing!

God Bless Y'all

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing this story - what a testimony! It reminds me of how truly blessed I am to serve such an awesome God and that one day my prayer will be answered. Kim will be a wonderful mama as she is a devoted Christian. Genie - thanks again for your godly walk with Christ and thank you for sharing it with all of us. Ava Grace is so beautiful! :)

Sailor and Co said...

precious :)

sara's art house said...

What an adorable baby :) !!!