Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fit for an Empress

This past week, we were overwhelmingly blessed by a couple of gifts from friends. On more levels than I can even enumerate, these particular presents spoke to my heart of sacrificial love and Christ-like generosity on the part of the human givers. But deeper than that, my heart heard the strains of the Father's love for me! If you'll remember, when LadyBug and I went window shopping to price and compare strollers and car seats, I left the stores frustrated. I decided that day that we would have to just trust our Father to supply what we needed. I was content at that point to let it go and focused all my time and energies on the shopping list of things we need for our trip. Believe me, that was (and still is) enough to keep me completely occupied!

Below are the pictures of the empress's new throne and her new chariot. To me, they aren't just an adorable car seat and a gorgeous stroller . They are God's love notes to me. Love notes that speak of the blessing and gift that true friends are in this life. Love notes that tell me He is happy to supply what I need and He takes great joy in giving me what I want sometimes too!


Livin' Life said...

Just wanted to let you know I am prayerfully counting down the days with you guys. God is good!!!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

What wonderful gifts! They are really cute too.

Salzwedel Family said...

God is good...all the time!

Mervy said...

I love "God Blessings". He not only gives us what we need, He goes above and beyond to give us the best - even better than we might have wanted! He is so awesome! I am blessed by your blessing this morning!

I can't wait to meet this little girl. She makes my heart jump everytime I look at her pictures. I have her pics right on my desk and see them everyday.

I am praying that little girl has a heart connection with you as soon as she sees you. BTW - everytime I look at Judah's pics, theres just something about him. I keep getting this picture of the bond that he and Aiden will share...I CAN'T WAIT!

Can I go with you ????

TCC said...

I'm not a huge fan of pink but I just had to admit that those are really adorable.

What a blessing!

Carol said...

Whoo Hoo girl!!! I just got caught up to your news!!!

MississippiZen said...

Congrats on your trip!!! Looks like we will miss each other but I am so excited that we will all be united with our baby girls in just a few short days!!!!

Hope I can check your blog in GZ. I'm not having any problems here in Hong Kong.


Steve and Jen said...

Love the smile on the top pic of your new little gang member.

Regarding your question on blogging in China. You may have a different experience than us depending on which provinces you travel to. We went to Beijing, Jiangxi and Guangzhou. In each province our experince was the same. We could access and post fine but could not get to So you can post but just not view your posts after you publish. So sometimes you want to look at your posts or read other blogs so I used what is called a proxy website to view my blog. We used but there are hundreds of them. Just google proxy website write a couple down and bring them with you. So you just go to the website type in your blog name and it masks where you are coming from so the govt firewall won't block you.

Keep in mind that the internet is a bit slower there so you pictures may take a while to upload. Looking forward to following along. Not long now.

Promises Fulfilled said...

I love the car seat and the stroller! If I had a little girl I would love to have the pink too - I did not used to be like that, but I am liking pink a little more these days - for myself...I am not suggesting anything! :)