Another Baby to Love!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Welcome Miss Ridley Marie!
My path crossed someone else's 4 years ago at Kiddie Kampus. Her name is Tania Marie Lempert. Her 3 yr old daughter at the time joined my son, Joey at Kiddie Kampus 2-3 times a week for two years. During this time we slowly got to know one another through our children. Ryah would speak of Joey at family dinners and Joey would ask when he would get to play with her at his house. Josh, her husband, bought Joey his first Burton snowboard. We traveled to their home in Hanover, spent a day at Sunday River, getting a taste of their world. During what may have seemed like a hopeless attempt to sell their house and move to our area (closer to their families and new friends;-)...they ended up on a lovely lake where her great aunt and uncle have spent 30+ years there. I am sad to say that this year Taunte Hen and Uncle Dick have made it their last.
I drove out one day for a visit to the campground where they were staying and on my way out a "FOR SALE" sign on the camper next door to them caught my eye. "Hmmmm...I have been talking with Todd (my husband) about wanting to start camping and doing more outdoorsy things again now that the kids are growing out of infant/toddler ages...perhaps, this is a possibility..." and God moved mountains and we ended up summertime neighbors and it's been nothing but "LOL" and depending on if you ask me or Tania that could be "laughing out loud" or "lots of laughs". Either way I can ensure you there has been much of both:-) among lots of special moments that would all make a great story.

And today I am sitting here with Miss Ridley Marie~phew thank goodness I have a name to call her. The baby naming went on for some time and I had picked my own name, Morgan Marie...looking at her right now, I'd have to say other than looking just like her daddy, she looks just like Ridley Marie:-)

And so you see once again God has given me more people to love, more memories to share and more time to keep on!

Dear Lord, thank you for carrying the weight for this family while they were separated for part of Tania's pregnancy and Ridley's birth. Thank you for ensuring that there would be family and friends there to help carry their burdens and most importantly thank you for a healthy and happy baby to make things a little more bareable when hearts would long for them to be under the same roof once again. I pray for a safe landing for Josh and that you would open his eyes and his heart to you Lord and your ways. That he might know that all he has Lord is because of what you give and it's all right here for the taking. I pray peace, love and joy for them today and always, Father. Keep them safe in the shadows of your dwelling place. And I thank you for placing them so strategically in my life, like you do everyone and everything. I know that your time is perfect timing even when I grow impatient, you are there to remind me that right here and right now is exactly where I am suppose to be and to let you worry about the rest. And thank God you are capable of that! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.