Thursday, September 23, 2010

Miracle Myra is 1 year old!


I'm a little overwhelmed this day thinking about last year. This has been one of the longest years of my life. Yet, I am so very grateful for all I have learned this past year, how my relationship and trust in Christ is the best it ever has been, and how many miracles I have been privileged to witness. I think we all witness miracles in our lifetime if we are paying attention. But, how many people get to witness them daily, weekly or even monthly? Why God chose me I do not have to ask. He is my Creator and He knows me. He promised to walk with me through all life's challenges, and I can honestly say He has calmly led me this past year as I clung to Him with a sort of death-grip. God is good, all the time. And I will never again be the same person after this year.

Me just weeks before Myra was born.

The first time I saw Myra at just a few hours old, 5lbs 15oz

And now look at her! 12lbs 8oz

Cracking up...

Sweet smiles...

Sleeping peacefully...
You can see her beautiful curls here - the curls mentioned prophetically by my pastor who had a vision of Myra dancing at 3 years old with the glory of God upon her. Yet another small glimpse God is allowing us to hold onto right now as we wait for what the future holds.

So, though Myra still currently has challenges, I see how God is continuing to chip away at me and Mr. Prince, continuing to form us into who He wants us to be through this whole experience. And, though I wish for Myra to just be miraculously healed, I know there will be incredible benefits in my life for us to continue to walk into this 'world of the unknown', trusting God and His plan for Myra. But, I will continue to petition my God for her healing. And, I am still looking for miracles in our daily lives. I don't want to miss what God is doing!

Dear sweet Myra Annette,

You have no idea the impact you have made in the lives of so many people in your short 365 days of life. You have given people a window into the heart of a loving, gracious God. You have given people hope in their own desperate situations as they see your miracles. You are a privileged creation, fashioned by an Almighty God of the Heavens and the Earth in my womb. He knew your life story before you were even born. He also knows the ending to the story, which is only the beginning for us as believers. Myra, someday you will understand the love your God has for you and all the things He has done for you. We will tell you every day how much you have been blessed. I have no doubt you will be thankful and use your birth history as HIS-story. I look forward to having the privileged of being your mother for yet another year. I love you so much, Myra. Happy 1st Birthday!

Your Mommy

You can read more details about Myra's birth HERE.


G.L.H. said...

Beautiful post, Ashley, about our beautiful girlie. Happy birthday to sweet Myra Annette...


Rachel "Lanie" said...

Beautiful, Ashley! What a story she has...God isn't finished with her yet! Keep blogging, I love reading about about ALL the miracles and challenges. They help me know how to pray for Myra!

Mo said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Myra!!! Here's to many more happy years!

April said...

You have such a beautiful family! You asked about the yellow toy I had on Caleb's "wink" blog- and I just got it at the dollar store in the party section! It's amazing how many fun things they have there for when you're on the look out for things our CVI kids will enjoy! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!