Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cellie Joy Brewer

Cellie Joy Brewer
March 19, 2015
7 lbs. 12 oz. 20 inches long

Psalm 33:3New International Version (NIV)

Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for

Psalm 33:3The Message (MSG)

1-3 Good people, cheer God!
    Right-living people sound best when praising.
Use guitars to reinforce your Hallelujahs!
    Play his praise on a grand piano!
Invent your own new song to him;
    give him a trumpet fanfare.

Cellie has already stolen all of our hearts.

Her name is our version of my late mother in law's name.
  Her name was Marcella.  
We tried to get creative and make something that "fit" and yet reminded us of Marcella. 
 So the C is pronounced with an S sound.  

I have a fun little story that gives me hope that Cellie may have some of 
Marcella's talents:

My favorite number is 333, and Charlie sends out a Bible verse every morning to around 140 people.  
The morning after Cellie Joy was born Charlie sent out Psalms 33:3 because it speaks of JOY and it's my favorite number!!! 
 When I looked it up in The Message version it talks about playing praises to God on a grand piano.
My mother-in-law spent her life playing praises to God on many different  pianos, and now I know she is spending eternity with Him playing praises on the most amazing grand piano.

I have always wanted a piano playing child.
 I hope with the name and the verse this is prophetic and 
Miss Cellie Joy

 will take on her name sake and learn to play the piano and sing praises to HIM!!!

We are praising HIM like crazy for bringing such amazing JOY to our lives in this little perfect beautiful baby.
  I can testify that when you ask God for more Joy in your life,

Monday, March 2, 2015

Baby Update

Baby update:  All is well....just a few extra aches and pains and peeks at baby, due to my age.

I have been pregnant 3 times in my 20's, 2 times in my 30's, and 2 times in my 40's. 

 Let me just tell you......the 20's are great because your body is so youthful and you are too young to think about long term anything.

 In your 30's it's all good, because you have more confidence and experience and  you just know the drill.

 In my 40's...........not a lot of words for this stage.............. this was the closest explanation I could find.

I'm just thankful the Lord has blessed me with Moo and 2 beautiful grand-daughters in the same age range and gender of this baby to raise her with, so she won't feel like her parents are old and scary. 

 I'm mostly thankful that God has the confidence in me to bless me with this JOY! 

 When I feel like the face above....I just rely on His strength and confidence.

Baby has a whole bunch of cord right around her little head.....I think she has been trying to learn to rope in the womb and she is a bit tangled up.  So she needs to mellow out in there and leave the cord alone, so she can "head out"  without a bunch of rope in the way.  :)

 Kind of a funny fact....when Luke was born he had a complete knot in the cord.  This is very rare and did not cause a problem, but it showed how wild my babies are even in the womb.  

Colossians 1:11-12English Standard Version (ESV)

11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
 (emphasis added by me...this verse just spoke to me tonight).