Isn't she the most beautiful baby in the whole world?
Well, we think so...
Kendra At 4 Weeks Old
About six weeks after we were married, we discovered we were going to have a baby, can you believe it? I went from planning on staying single until Jesus came back, to being married with a child on the way, all within six weeks! So much for MY plans. "My ways are NOT your ways", says the Lord.
This child was a first for us both, and we were in our early forties! I never really thought I wanted kids, but the day I found out we were having a baby, I was in such awe and wonder, and just felt SO blessed. I knew that God was wanting to bless us with something more wonderful than we could ever imagine. I kept hearing over and over in my spirit, ''I'm restoring to you the years the locusts have eaten".
Both of us had had a lot of years eaten away. I had no idea what I was in store for, or what I was about to experience, but had such peace in my heart and knew an incredible blessing was on it's way.
On September 5, 2004 , our daughter, Kendra Joy was born. And what a joy she is! We are absolutely head-over-heels in love with her. No one could have prepared us for this beautiful, life-changing experience. God has continually revealed His love for us, though our love for our baby.
As we have watched our baby grow up into a little girl, and have shared in the wonders and joys of parenthood, we see how our relationship with our child, mirrors the relationship that God wants to have with each of us. Just as our child has captured our hearts in every way, we have captured His. Just as we delight in the time we spend with her daily, God delights in the time we spend with Him. He desires to have a relationship with us, just as we do with our own children.
Here Kendra Is, At Two Years Old...
Oh, how she loves Jesus! Here she is, just over two years old, making her singing debut: