Today the Father has graciously filled me with both confidence in Him as well as JOY in what I know He is doing in my family. I am so grateful for this reprieve and claim, in the name of Christ, that the enemy will not steal my joy in these days leading up to our baby's homecoming!
I will continue to battle my anxious feeling with the TRUTH of God's Word which is mighty in POWER :). I know my Father delights in me and in this sweet baby we are so excited to meet!
I thank you for your encouragement and prayers. Honestly, it means the world to me.
With all that said- time for some pictures of J's new room!
The inspiration for J's room come from Psalm 1:
Blessed is the man[a]
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law[b] of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
In a prior post I showed you these letters which began the room transformation.
Now we have have painted the pink wall a beautiful sky blue and have added the tree wall decals and orange birdies!
(Note- these wall decals aer not for the faint of heart! It took Daddy 3 evenings to install all 4 trees and birdies- but he did such a beautiful job!)
We absolutely LOVE this wall!
Another one of my favorite parts of the nursery are the tree drawings over the futon.
I asked some of the artists in my family to draw us some trees for J's room and they all said yes!
From left top to bottom right:
Great Grandmother Marian- Fig Tree
Big Brother Turner- Apple Tree
Tio William- Oak Tree, with Beanie Boy
Daddy- Firmly Rooted Tree with tire swing
Titi Diana- Willow Tree
Abu Maria (my mom)- Palm Tree
Aren't they beautiful??
I'd LOVE to have MORE!!!!
If you would like to draw a tree for J's room- please do! The trees should be black and white on a 4x6 piece of paper. We'd LOVE to add your picture to our collection.
I mentioned this picture below in yesterday's post but wanted to show you again.
This beautiful print was given to me by my amazing Mami :)
The birds surrounding it are bonus wall decals that came with our trees.
And finally, I wanted to show you that both Grandmother's have already bought their newest grandson a little outfit. SO CUTE!
Incidentally, have you ever thought about the fact that Superman was adopted?
To close I leave you with a passage that spoke to my heart this morning. It was a beautiful reminder of God's desire for ME to be rooted an grounded in His love for me- no matter the circumstance.
I pray that we may all be deeply rooted in His love so that we, like the tree in Psalm 1, may not wither but instead prosper!!
Prayer for Spiritual Strength
(from the 3rd chapter of the book of Ephesians)
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family[c] in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.