Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My Everyday Miracle!

Happy Wednesday! I'm sharing the My Everyday Miracle post today on the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog today! I think I'm often so busy with life - activities, kids, and Christmas - especially this time of year that I don't always stop to appreciate the blessings and miracles in my life. One amazing miracle that I am thinking about right now though is my youngest daughter Erica. Her fourth birthday is coming up in a few days. As we prepare for her party it makes me think of how long we waited for her to come. We tried for another baby until just before her older sister, Amie, was 4. At that point we decided it was time to stop trying and be happy we had a wonderful family and focus on us. We got rid of all our baby clothes, toys and crib. About 6 months later we were very surprised to find out Amie would be a big sister after all. Even though there are 5 years between the girls they are very close. I just can't imagine our lives without Erica in it, and I feel very blessed that we had faith that God would lead us down the path we should be on. I know from experience there have been times my life didn't seem like it was going where it should and it was only when I gave up my agenda that it got back on track.

I found this verse from Psalms 139: 13-16 on that I felt was fitting for today:

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

I'm once again awed at the miracle of a baby being created as well as reminded that God knows our path before we are even born. 

Here's a layout I created using the sketch from Stuck?! Sketches December sketch, some Bella Blvd papers and Pretty Cute Stamps. The photo was taken by a talented photographer friend of mine about a week after Erica was born. Amie was so proud to be a big sister and we were so amazed at this little bundle that took over our lives and hearts.

I stamped this 3x4 cut apart journaling card with the stamps from the Any Better Than This PCS stamp set and coloured in the heart outlines with coloured pencil.

The monkey and baby onesie were on a piece of the Bella Blvd paper and I fussy cut them to use as embellishments on my page. I then layered on a couple chipboard stickers for just a pinch of something extra!

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you're enjoying these days before Christmas and getting a chance to relax a bit and have a little crafty fun!

Linked to:
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - December Link Up
DL Art - Thankful  Thursday December Linkup
PDE Linky Party - AG!
Stuck Sketches - December sketch


  1. Aw this is such a sweet page, love the picture and the embellies! Thank yo for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  2. Very pretty page, beautiful family, Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  3. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. Beautiful page - such a gorgeous photo. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches Hugs Sarah xx

  5. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  6. Such a sweet layout! Love the cute photo. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. This is such a sweet layout! And I loved reading about your beautiful little baby girl who arrived a little later than you planned, but in God's perfect timing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  8. Very cut picture and layout ! Thank you for playing with us at Stuck?! Sketches !

  9. So beautiful with a precious photo. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x