Family Verses

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity."
-Jeremiah 29:11-14

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Abigail is in the Bible!

I have an ironic story to share tonight. While in Grand Haven last week, we were chatting around dinner about baby names and why we chose the ones we did and what our other options were. I said that one of the reasons I liked Abigail is that she is in the Bible. Jodi (my sister) said, "There's an Abigail in the Bible?" I said, "Yes." She says, "Where?" I said, "I can't remember, but I know there is!" How funny that I didn't look it up before. I just knew the name was there somewhere!

Yesterday morning, since Abby was up early, I remembered I needed to look up Abigail in the Bible just to prove to my sister she was there... plus I was curious. Her story is found in I Samuel 25:2-44, and here is what I read 1st:

2- "A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel.
3- His name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband, a Calebite, was surly and mean in his dealings."

How funny is that! I told God He had quite the sense of humor, and odd that I didn't look that up until now! The story goes on to tell how Abigail helped King David even though her husband was mean. Her husband ends up dying and she becomes Kind David's wife. You can read the rest of the story if I peaked your interest at all.

So... Yes, Jodi, Abigail is in the Bible!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Rolling Around

Today Abby started rolling off her tummy for the 1st time! I grabbed the camera to catch it. :) We also went to the MSU Horticultural Gardens this afternoon. Caleb and I had great fun looking at the flowers and playing in the water fountain. I wish I had my camera with me. We'll have to go again soon and take pics. It was the perfect way to enjoy a gorgeous afternoon.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Abby is 2 Months/ Trip to Grand Haven

Abby is still doing so well! She had her 2 month appointment last week and is still off the charts. She'll be beating up her brother in no time! :) She's is such a sweetheart: starting to babble more and learning to roll around a little. Caleb makes us laugh all the time! We went to Grand Haven for a few days, and even though it wasn't quite beach weather we still had a great time! Abby is starting to become a better night sleeper. For my birthday present, she slept 9 hours... the longest ever for her!