Thursday, December 26, 2013

Memory Book

I have a book called "Mom's One Line A Day" that is a five year memory book.  I started writing in it daily when Savannah Kate was a baby.  One of the neatest things about this book is that now that I'm three years into it, I can see a snapshot of our day from the previous two years when I'm writing in it.  It's fun to see how much SK has changed and to see what was going on in our lives on that day one and two years before.  Here's an example of a page in case this doesn't make sense:
As you can see, December 14th, 2011 is when I found out I was expecting our second child.  I remember being in complete shock.  Mainly because we had only tried for one month and secondly because this meant I would have two under the age of two!  It was a good kind of shock though and we were thrilled for SK to have a sibling.  I never could have imagined what was going to happen in the future and that those next four years on the page wouldn't be filled with stories of SK with her siblings (plural - since we thought we would be closer to three kids by now).
I'm choosing not to focus on what could have been.  It's Christmas and I have so much to be thankful for this year.  I know that the final two years in this book will be filled with happy memories of Savannah Kate with her little brother.  I truly cannot wait to fill in the pages and see what God has planned for us next.  It may not be what we had in our five year plan, but God always has a way of showing me that His plans are better and He is able to do more than I can imagine.
"Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us"  Ephesians 3:20