Here in the Mead household, we have four girls with four birthdays in four weeks! This makes for a busy, but fun time. Here are a few photos of our celebrations:
So our celebrations are over now . . . at least for a few weeks! We won’t tell you how old Peter is going to be next month. 🙂 We are incredibly thankful for our four precious girls (and Joel too of course!) Please keep praying for us as we need so much wisdom and love each day as we try to raise them to know and love Jesus.
Here are a couple more photos that I couldn’t resist including in this post:
Thank you so much for your prayers for us. We still hope to send out an email update very soon! We continue to be encouraged by things at Trinity Chippenham and Cor Deo too. We look forward to reporting more.
God has been gracious in helping us through these past months, especially through weeks of stubborn illness and the sadness of losing our baby. We can feel our hearts slowly healing although sometimes it feels like two steps forward and one step back. Even though life is back to “normal,” tears still come easily at times for me. But our Father has been comforting us through the ups and downs and the variety of emotions. I am reassured to know from others that this is not something you just “get over” but over time God does heal even though the sadness is always there in some way.
A friend gave me a book the other day: Invest Your Suffering, by Paul Mallard. The author relates his own story of suffering, dealing with the long-term debilitating illness of his wife. He tells the story of a sleepless night and how the Lord reminded him of a verse: “As for God, his way is perfect” and how it brought him tremendous comfort. The next morning he found it came from Psalm 18:30 . . . the rest of the verse is: “Every word of the Lord proves true. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.” I was reading this in the book the other night before bed. When Peter and I went to read a Psalm together, guess what Psalm we were up to in our nightly reading? Psalm 18. And then the very next day, I went to a friend’s house and guess what verse she had up on her chalkboard in her kitchen? Psalm 18:30. Wow. I love the tenderness of our God and how He speaks to us through His Word.