Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Ellie




Today is my dear sweet little Ellie's birthday! She is three years old today! Time truly takes off and goes so fast. It just seems like yesterday that I was sitting beside Emily in the hospital (a friend, and also my pastor's wife) marvelling at how we managed to go into labor and give birth just 42 minutes apart in the room right next to one another. Everything surrounding Elisabeth's birth was so sweet. Well, she came very quickly! Within a half hour of me being at the hospital she was in my arms. The nurses, the atmosphere - was all very peaceful. From the hymns, to the fact that this was our first girl - it was all so memorable. Especially when we found out that our pastor and his wife had just delivered right next to us. Phillip took the time to read the account of Elisabeth and Mary in scripture to our brand new baby girl. So today I look back on all of those sweet memories with a special tenderness! Happy Birthday Ellie Girl!


On another note -

RE: JPMorgan - Phillip was told last week that the project he is currently working on is going to be stopped. We are not sure when, but it is evident that his position will not be open as long as we had thought. We appreciate your prayer. We know God is at work. We trust in Him.


My health:

Well, I am having a very difficult time keeping food down. Just seems to be getting worse. I put a call into a nurse today - and am getting the run around for various reasons. I also seem to be fighting a fever STILL! I think it is time a see a doctor. I have lost 10lbs. My throat is sore and torn. Just having a difficult time. I also appreciate your prayer in this.


Enough! Back to Ellie . . . . here is a cute picture from the past! Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

8 comments:

Tom and April said...

awe...this post made me tear up. Happy Birthday Ellie and as to the rest we are taking to the Lord in prayer. Love you all.

Josh and Cindee said...

Brought a tear to my eye too just knowing your testimony and then God blessed your family with not one but two sweet beautiful girls. I had no idea you were so sick! Seriously, please allow me to help in any way I can. Just let me know. I'll be praying for you and Phillip.

Jenny said...

Awww...Happy Birthday Ellie!! Your poor throat...how sad. Yes, it's time to see a doctor. :) Especially if you think you're fighting some infection. We will pray about all the concerns.

Jenny B. said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to Ellie! She is such a cute, sweet little girl. I love her shirt, by the way! Did Amanda Hand make it? I am so sorry to know how sick you are. I will be praying for your recovery as well as Phillips job situation.

Mrs. Renfro said...

Give Ellie a great big hug from Miss Alice. I wish I could have been there in her early days :(

I am so happy God blessed your life with this beautiful little girl.

Anonymous said...

I am sooo sorry that you are so sick!!!! I, too am remembering very fondly of that day, three years ago!!Happy birthday Ellie and Lydia!! Love you girl!

~~Deby said...

Praying for you in oh so many ways right now..Charissa...
Your Ellie..is darling little girl...what a blessing...
~Deby

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

What a Sweet post of your Sweet Ellie...Thank You for sharing. Praying for you dear sister,this shall soon pass.