Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thankful for Mia

For Christmas, one of Justin's cousins gave us an envelope for each of our children including Mia. Inside the envelope was a Christmas card and $20 bill for each child to spend. It was so sweet of her to do this and especially sweet of her to include our little girl. We do not have many girl toys in our house, so I decided since the boys bought a fun toy with their money, I would buy something fun for our future daughter. I bought Mia's first baby doll. Jax has really taken to the doll. He named her Baby Mia, of course. He says she is "attend Baby Mia", pretend Baby Mia. I took her out of the box today and he has not put her down all day. After lunch, he told me he was going to put Mia down for a nap. He was in the back for a while and was being awfully quiet. I went back to check on him and found him asleep in my bed like this. Melt my heart!
He is going to be an awesome big brother. Every night when he is saying his bed time prayers he says, "Thank you God for Mia." It struck me one night that I should have more faith when I pray. When my three year old prays, he has faith that God will bring Mia home. He doesn't ask anything from God, but simply thanks God for his sister, his sister he has never met, his sister who may not even be born yet. He doesn't fear that things may go wrong and his sister won't come home. He doesn't worry about everything that could happen like his mom does.

Lord, help me to have more faith in you and your promises. Thank you for using my children to draw me closer to you. Thank you for Jax and how much he already loves his little sister. Thank you for Sawyer and his growing love for Jesus at such a young age. Thank you for our Mia. Thank you for this journey to our darling daughter and sister. Thank you for loving us all and holding us in your hands.


  1. so sweet! what a great story that will be for her one day, her big brother loved her so much from the very start.

  2. What a thoughtful gift...
    Oh the pink that will fill your home...!!!
    Such a sweet story.

  3. That is the cutest pic!! I love how tender their little hearts are.

  4. I am so glad you commented on our video! I have been thinking about you and couldn't remember your blog address. Now I can keep up with you all. :)

  5. Absolutely PRECIOUS!!! And you're so right about having the faith of a little child!