Happy Halloween from
Strawberry Shortcake & Rainbow Brite
It’s almost impossible to believe that Avery and Lily are 9 months old. They are at such a fun age. They are working on crawling and sitting up by themselves. They are experts at rolling and can get across any room in a flash. They both have two teeth on the bottom; however, Lily seems to be cutting her top canine teeth before her top front teeth. That seems odd to me, but I don’t get any say in which teeth come in at what times! They are babbling all the time and have conversations with each other. Avery says “Da Da,” and Lily says “Ma Ma.” It really is hilarious. They love those soft, squishy books for babies, but Avery is constantly stealing Lily’s even if they both have their own. Avery has also learned how to fake cough and fake laugh (see video at the bottom). Lily has perfected the no-handed back bend by arching her entire body off of the floor, only supported by the top of her head and her toes.
Every single day I am blessed by what God has given us. I feel like I repeat myself, but I am still blown away by the birth and lives of these babies. I look at their faces and see tangible evidence of God’s goodness. Then I look in the mirror and see another example of God’s goodness. Not only did God bring these babies into this world through my body, He has restored me to some of the best physical health of my adult life. God took me from a bed in the ICU to totally healthy in less than a year. Only by His grace, I am able to take care of two babies full time, keep our home in decent order, complete hour-long aerobics classes, go to work at my office (even if it is just one day a week), and stay pretty much on top of the laundry. Praise God for that! Of course having twins is hard work, but I can feel God using them and this experience to shape me on a daily basis. I surely do feel like I’m in the fire sometimes, but I try to remember that the junk has to get burned off somehow.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.