Isabelle and I were at Sears the other day shopping for a winter coat for her suddenly taller and larger body. Her Ariel coat was her favorite, but it wouldn’t zip up anymore since she is getting so big, so we headed to the mall to pick out a new one. Isabelle isn’t the most focused of shoppers, (nor am I) and she saw these adorable pink baby shoes and picked them up. She asked me if I could buy them for her, but I assured her the size 0 baby shoes would not fit her big toe. Right away she said, “Lets get them for baby Lydia!”
Lydia was born on January 5th 10 weeks early. Her mommy Angela was very, very sick and they had to deliver Lydia via c-section to save Ang. I’ve known Angela since she was about 8 or 9. I remember her at my wedding carrying around my train, in princess Heaven. Now she’s a mommy, and her baby needs lots of prayers.
As soon as Belle asked me to buy the shoes for Lydia, I knew we needed to. Not just to keep her precious little feet warm, but as a reminder to pray that her little feet and body will be big and strong and healthy. I can’t wait until Lydia can wear these cute pink shoes. They’re hanging up in our kitchen as a reminder to pray for her when we thank God for our meals, and as we are walking about the kitchen throughout the day.
Luke 18:15 – People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them.
Photo by Mark Beeson, Lydia’s Grandpa