Saturday, June 29, 2013

The fastest 12 months ever!

I really can't get over that my little Caleb (aka Baby Bear) is One Year Old!!!  I so vividly remember that beautiful 1st day of summer when we welcomed him into the world.  When I was pregnant with him, another mom of 4 told me that, "Having 4 kids is like drowning in a lake and someone hands you a baby!"  I totally get her point, it's pretty busy and CRAZY most of the time.  But the truth of the matter is, God is the life guard who's always there to help and His Word is definitely the life-line.  I have to constantly meditate on scriptures like...

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 
Psalm 46:1

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18

He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:16

Praise the Lord that I'm never alone to mother on my own.  My heavenly Father is ever present to help, strengthen, lead, & carry me each minute. hour. day.  

Lord, help me to trust and rely on You more than I do. Thank You for your faithfulness even when I am faithless.

Now, back to Caleb.  I found this great idea on Pinterest for capturing his monthly pics by using the same backdrop and prop.  I really like this idea because his changes & developmental stages are more noticeable.  I plan on making a collage for display.


Andrea said...

I LOVE your pictures...he's such a handsome boy! And yes, 12 months went by incredibly quick. So thankful the Lord gave us our two little ones...incredible gifts!

Stine said...

Well said! Caleb is so handsome and such a joy. I thank God for my grandchildren, they are such a blessing. Happy 1st Birthday Caleb!!!

The Keierleber Family said...

Precious boy! And yes, you've got my help! :) (haven't forgotten your header-still don't have internet!)