Thursday, August 26, 2010

and so we propose a toast.


The best thing about yesterday was sitting on a park bench in bondi beach and 12:05 pm... my best friend Karalee by my side... with sparkling parkers organic juices... toasting. We toasted max kingston and how precious his life was when it entered the world at that point in my pregnancy last time... and in effect toasted the little victories that God has given to get me and matty to this point... and we toasted our little girl.. still in my tummy... still growing... and staying put.

I realised again, that sometimes in life its the little victories in the every day that make the big ones seem so much closer.

Oh victory, in Jesus
My Saviour
Forever
He sought me
& bought me
With His redeeming blood
He loved me 'ere
I knew Him
And all my love
Is due Him
He plunged me
To victory
Beneath the cleansing flood.
{words and music E.M. Bartlett}

7 comments:

Rose said...

So happy for you and Matt that your girl is doing well; toasting with you :)
You remind me to see beauty in the little/smaller things...to toast to the beautiful things in life we're already given.

I thought of Max yesterday while I was praying for comfort in your heart and I didn't even know him, but you have told his story so beautifully...so I feel like I know him a little...
He made and still makes an impact in this world Jill.

Jen said...

To you, Max Kingston McLoghry... Your stature in Christ made you a giant of the faith. You taught everyone more with your precious life than most do with their many years.

To Sweet Babe... May you always know that you are a precious, longed for answer to prayer. Live long and well.

*clink* :)

jen smith said...

ohhh amen and amen!!
this makes me so happy to hear. i love how you celebrate every moment as just the blessing that it is.
we will continue to pray for you and that little sprout(et) and can't wait to see her sweet face!!
LOVE YOU!

Stephi said...

Hi JIll,
Congratulations on getting this far!
Thank-you so much for your blog. I have been following your story for the past two years and it has been a huge source of comfort and inspiration to me. I constantly struggle with my faith and my belief in God which so painful, but I really do see God in you and your faith gives me hope and I am so grateful for that.

I hope you don't mind but I mentioned you and used your picture in my own blog, I hope I have done your beautiful story justice:)

All the best

Stephi

windtalker said...

jilly bean,

i love the small victories...
little, considerate, daily graces that prove that not only is Abba in control, but the details count..

i love that your share.
i love that you're willing to share the saddest parts of your story to make other people's boots a little lighter...

you are perfect x

Mariangela said...

I'm so glad to see your precious little girl is growing and getting bigger! :)

It's the first time I'm actually going to say something here, I've been reading but now I just wanted to say I'll be praying for your family and that I'm happy for you guys. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
God bless you!

Lori-Ann said...

We sang this in church on Sunday... My sister was moderating, and she said it was one of those days - you know, the kind where Murphy's Law is fulfilled to the ultimate - "anything that can go wrong, will".... the cool part is, God reminded her of this hymn!

How aweasome it is that our victory really is IN Jesus, not in anything else, even our best dreams ... still, He is Love enough to grant us the desires of our hearts.

Keep breathing for His glory. Blessings