I feel like I'm swimming in grace this week. Curt went to California for a couple of days to speak at California Baptist University's chapel services and I never lost my mind or even came close. That was only the Lord. Also, guess who got to pick a Hot Wheel out of the treasure box at school today? Mr. Jackson Jones. And I just happened to be the one picking him up today. Sweet redemption.
I've had a link on this blog for a long time that says Pray for Coy. Coy was born at just 23 weeks gestation...and at this moment he is a happy and thriving one year old boy. He is an absolute miracle in every sense of the word. I grew up with Coy's Aunt Jenny and they have one of the neatest extended families I've ever seen. I never knew his sweet mommy until last summer when we got to do the No Other Gods Bible study together. Ann Marie is precious. She's also 18 weeks pregnant with a baby girl and already having some worrisome symptoms of pre-term labor. I wanted to let you know about this because many of you prayed for Coy while he was in the hospital. (He has been home exactly one year.) I thought you might also like to pray for his sister.
Also, little baby Cole Cattan, whom I mentioned here and here, is doing really well. Praise the Lord! His parents set up a Caring Bridge page and I also have a link to that in case you want to keep up with and pray for him. His parents are friends of ours from Sunday school. On the day the Cattan twins were born, we were at church. We had some major prayer needs in our class at that time, so we spent that morning in prayer for two couples. During that time we got word that Ali and Cy's babies had been born. I absolutely lost it, y'all. I was sitting there with my huge belly at 37 weeks pregnant and I was perfectly fine. And my sweet friend, whose tummy had not even had time to get big yet even though she was carrying twins, had given birth. It was too much. So today I'm beyond thankful that God has been letting little Cole thrive and live up to his name, which means "Victorious." I can't wait to meet that little one! One day when he is big and strong, he and Annabeth will get to play in the church nursery together.
Annabeth is getting her 8 week shots on Tuesday, so we're really close to getting to take her to church. I realize not everyone waits that long, but that's how I roll. I can't wait to get back to it! Also, we looked down at her in her bouncy seat today and she was hanging on to one of the toys attached to it. She also grabbed on to my hair just now. It was the first of many times, I'm sure! Sister wanted to play from 4-5 a.m. last night, so I feel like a zombie right now. I've nixed every plan I had for tonight and I'm going to chill on the couch until after ER. Only 2 episodes left! Get 'em while you can!