Monday, October 1, 2012


Our weekend was loaded, but oh so blessed.
It seems like only yesterday that we were
welcoming my new baby niece and nephew into the world. They've grown so much, and are doing so well. They bring us all such joy and laughter, and now I can't imagine our family without these sweet souls.

This weekend we welcomed two more babies, born to my other sister, again boy and a girl-
this time not as early, which is pure relief, but early enough that they still need to *bake* a little longer. I haven't been able to meet them yet because I've had a cold and didn't want to bring them that kind of a present. 

This is a joyous occasion, and our family is celebrating the arrival of two more tiny blessings, however, it is bittersweet. While we did welcome two new babies, there was also a third babe who was scooped up in the arms of God and taken to heaven to live with him, much earlier than anyone can comprehend.

This verse has been in my mind all weekend as I rejoice and give thanks, but also weep for my sister and her husband...
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” ~job 1:21

I'm trying to let go, and stop trying to understand.


If we could easily understand God, and all that he does, and his great plan, he really wouldn't be the almighty God, would he?


  1. It seems like there has been much joy and saddess in your weekend Corabelle.
    I have had some things in my life that I have been trying to understand and make sense of without a lot of success, thanks for the verse, it's one I am taking to heart today.
    Keeping your family in my prayers.

  2. oh happy, happy there are more babies in the world! definitely something to be joyful about. and the babe in heart goes out to your family and i trust there is a reason and know there is cause to rejoice for you will all meet again.

  3. So happy that there is another niece and nephew, so sorry about the third one-truly sad. Life is just not easy to understand.