Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Easter bonnet

Harper's all dressed up in her Easter Bonnet for you today!
Isn't it so cute????

Today Jesus is my provider. I went to a little Christian school in 6th grade and in chapel we would sing a song about "Jehovah Jirah - my provider" and I have never gotten that song out of my head. Probably because God always wanted me to remember that he is my provider. He has ALWAYS provided my needs. I will never be rich and I'm more than fine with that - but God has taken care of me. The verse I love and that has been so true for my family is Malachi 3:10. "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows."


Today's song is Chris Tomlin (and my personal American Idol Christy Nockels) singing Hillsong's "Fire Fall Down". I just love this song! It's just a total "God - I'm seeking you with all I have" song.



Please keep Angie and Todd Smith in your prayers today. Today is Audrey's birthday. One year ago they met and lost their precious daughter. Angie has been such an inspiration to me and even a friend. I admire her faith so much and I pray God blesses their family abundantly.

83 comments:

A mom and one princess said...

she is just so adorable! Thank you for the daily reminders of how awesome God really is.

Jenna said...

Harper gets more beautiful with each passing day! Love her bonnet!

And Love the Chris Tomlin song!

Miss Marnie said...

God will provide for our needs. We only need to trust in Him. Harper's beautiful face and your words help me to remember that.

Heather said...

Such a pretty girl! Love the Easter bonnet! Love reading our blog! May God continue to bless you and your family!

Rathi said...

Love the bonnet, but the bow is toooo cute! Happy Tuesday!!

chesley said...

she's getting cuter by the day!

Sheila said...

beautiful post. you have a lovely daughter. And a sweet spirit.
may God continue to bless you and your family.

Kathy Hardison said...

Oh but you are so very rich! Richly blessed with a precious family and the unconditional love of our Lord. Love the Easter pics!

capperson said...

She is sooo beautiful. I love seeing how much she changes from day to do. It's amazing. I love her hat. It is simply adorable. How do you keep hats on her head..lol..All the babies in my family WILL NOT leave them on for nothing in the worl..lol
I also love the song!!It's beautiful!

Juliet said...

She is just the cutest! I want to squeeze those cheeks!!
Thank you for this post - it was such an inspiration. I can't wait to get home and listen to that song.

I am keeping the Smiths in my prayers today as well.

Megan L Hutchings said...

She truly is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

I am really enjoying your posts this week :)!

Katie said...

she is so adorable!!

Sonya said...

Love the hat!! She is so cute.

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

love the hat! How is Harper? Still sleeping good at night?
She is growing so fast..must be eating good. Will she start cereal soon?

Beth said...

Harper is a doll!

Thanks for sharing that scripture today. I needed that!!

Jacquie said...

I've been thinking about the Smith family all morning.

I'm thankful for God's provision in our lives. I was reminded of how blessed we are as a family this morning in my quiet time.

I LOVE Harper's expression in that first picture!!!

Prayer Blog said...

Kelly,
Harper is just so adorable. I want to just kiss those little cheeks!!!!!!!

Love you guys!!
Melissa

amanda said...

so cute. boy oh boy...my kiddos were sick over the weekend with pneumonia...i've missed A LOT!! fyi:i've caught up on yours. :0) just can't comment on all of the posts. love the theme week idea!!

Meet the Robinsons said...

You are rich in His blessings!! Our daughters are two days apart, and I cant help but think of you and Harper daily! Thank you for being such a inspiration to me to be the woman of God that I know that I was born to be!

God Bless you!
Lara

blessedmomto7 said...

Harpers TOO PRECIOUS! Happy Easter! Praise God for all he has done for us!

Jess :) said...

As you know, I love Chris Tomlin. I love you and your daughter. And, I love the Smith family. My post, today, is totally dedicated to sweet baby girl Audrey. :)

Thank you for your continued faith and support for all of us, your "In Real Life" friends and/or Blog Friends!!

Love you,
Jess :)

Virginia said...

Too cute, Kelly! I love that little hat. My Liam is one month today. I've really been enjoying reading other mommy blogs (while he naps...you know that's sporadic at this point!). Thanks for posting these videos too. Such a blessing.

Love,
-Virginia

Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful baby with all of us--look forward every day to your posts. =) You are so richly blessed! Thank you for the daily scriptures--didn't get to comment on yesterday's but it spoke to me!! AMEN!!

God Bless you!
Lynn in TX

number17cherrytreelane said...

Thinking of that family and praying today....

Macy and Lucy said...

Hey Kelly! You are so sweet to put a picture of Harper in her Easter bib yesterday!! It was such a cute picture!!

Loved your thank you note...it was precious...and you did not have to send one...you are a true southern belle!! :)

Love,
Shannon
http://www.thewillcuttgirls.blogspot.com/

Traci said...

Darlin bonnet! Oh how fun it is to dress them up for Easter- I'm taking my little girl for her Easter shoes today after school.

Thank you for the Jesus the Provider reminder. I really needed that today.

Janet said...

Oh my word! Harper must be the most precious Easter Bunny! Remember, you are wealthy in love, a beautiful family and an inspiration to us all. How wonderful to see how Harper has grown - that face with its expressions! Thank you for brightening my day! Sending special hugs from South Africa!

Aishlea & Brandon said...

Adorable! Probably one of my favorite pictures of Harper!
She's a sweetie.

kinsey said...

harper's facial expressions are TOO CUTE!! seriously, she is beautiful!

burgmom said...

I love her Easter Bonnet. That is way too cute. Have you decided what she is wearing for Easter?

I have been thinking of Angie and Todd since last week. I knew Audrey's birthday was coming up and how hard it would be for them. They will be in my prayers today.

Watts Family said...

Everyday you post photos, Harper looks so much bigger! Time goes by way too fast! She is so adorable. Have a Happy Easter!!

Many Blessings,

Amanda Watts

Debbie K. said...

That Harper is just too cute!!! Thanks for the precious pictures.


Also, thank you for the daily inspirations and songs. I have been blessed by each one. God is so good!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

On of my favorite old songs....Jehovah Jirah
I will not be able to get it out of my head all day...one of those kinds of songs...

Your little doll is beautiful....

Ana said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Harper is too cute! Thank you for sharing your faith! It's inspiring...

sjm4him said...

Thanks so much for the reminders of what Jesus is to us. My friends are going through a VERY difficult time with their 4 yr. old in PICU with heart and bleeding problems and have almost lost her 2 times just in the last week. Your reminders are so timely.

And yes, OF COURSE Harper is TOO CUTE in that bonnet! LOVE IT! I'm already looking forward to seeing her Easter dress for her church debut, too! :)

Have a great day and thanks again.

Jennifer said...

Harper looks so adorable as usual! I love that song. I never know the names of songs that we sing in church. We sing them and I think, "I love that song, I wish I had it on CD" but I never know what it is called. When I started listening to this I was so happy to know that it is one of the songs we sing at church. Now I know the name and can go buy the CD! Ha! Thanks for keeping me in the loop! I really like it when you post about Christian music. It is so fun to listen to and makes me feel so joyful!

cadence1228 said...

Harper looks just like you in the first picture!!

Katie said...

I love love love the first picture. Too cute!

ann said...

I have been a lurker of your blog for a very long time. I have to comment that Harper is soooo stinkin' cute. I feel like my day is not complete unless I have seen her picture for the day. I also had infertility issues...so I can relate. I do have a son and a daughter and I thank God for them everyday. Now I just need grandkids.....

j3k said...

Chris Tomlin just did a concert here about 2 weeks ago. He is amazing. We have some pretty amazing photos from his show.
Harper is looking beautiful as always. I love the hats and bows. I look back at all my girls baby pictures and I don't think I have any that didn't have a bow or a hat. You will love all these pictures as she grows up.

Hearts and Hugs

Marie

Rachel said...

What a cute Easter bonnet!

Suzie said...

Harper is so beautiful!
A TRUE MIRACLE OF GOD!!

~the mccrarys~ said...

i love the bonnet! harper looks like her mommy!

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog since before Harper was born. Thank you for sharing your heart and being so real. Your story is an inspiration. I'm so glad your story has turned out so well. I love watching Harper grow up!! She just gets cuter every day. I'm a mom of three little girls and I can appreciate all her little girly things! I am also a children's photographer - I can tell you have an good eye for photography as well!! You can check out my site at www.timelessandtreasured.com

Mel's Mom said...

Harper's hair bow is just so precious! Thank you for the daily dose of wisdom and wonderful words. You are an inspiration!

Jessica said...

Harper looks absolutely adorable, especially in that first photo! I remember singing "Jehovah Jirah, My Provider" in children's church when I was little...I used to love that song, and it's so true :-)

Anna said...

Harper is the cutest thing! Her Easter bonnet is precious! I think she gets cuter everyday! I love this song! I just love when Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels sing together! I love this week's theme! Thank you for sharing!
God Bless -
Anna - TX

Heather said...

That's a far better bonnett than what my mother put on me as a child! :) Everytime I see one of those hats out somewhere, I think of you guys!

Melody said...

kelly, every day when I get home from work I read your blog. Bailey sits on my lap and she just LOVES baby Harper. Today she even giggled when she saw her in her hat. I wish our girls could meet in person.

Traci said...

Harper looks adorable in her Easter bonnet!!

Just wanted you to know that a couple of years ago our church had a jungle theme and all the kids learned Jehovah Jira- words and hand motions. The cd is still a fave around our house. Maybe I will send you one! :)

My name is Megan... said...

love all Haper's sweet Easter outfits!!!

Kim said...

What a precious little blessing! I love to see what she has on each day. I actually look forward to getting home to check your blog and see that beautiful little face. Before it was your weekly belly pictures. BEAUTIFUL

Daniels Five said...

Love your post today (and always) but i love any time some one points out Malachi passages as I have a Son names that. His birthday this year is on the Monday after Easter and he was born on Good Friday, It was a scheduled c-section and everyone was like stay away from "friday the 13th" my answer was why its Good Friday and it will always be a good friday to me as I have a fourth gift from God not counting salvation. Please keep up your blog it is great if you have time check mine out I am not as creative as you but I enjoy it. danielsfive.blogspot.com
Thanks so much Michelle

Father's Grace Ministries said...

Harper is adorable!
I enjoyed reading your Focus on the Family related interview. I too didn't get married until my early 30's, and although I didn't have typical infertility problems as such, I did find out post-marriage that I had major problems with my uterus. I've had a couple of C-Sections and major surgery, but now, at the age of 41, I have the 4 children we prayed for. God is soooo good. Harper is a tremendous testimony to the grace of God.
BTW we got to visit Hillsong in Sydney once when our eldest was a baby. We actually got to meet Brian Houston, and found him to be a genuine and humble man.
Claire

Kari said...

Oh goodness sakes! I love that picture of Harper!!!

I am always inspired by Angie, as well! I cannot even imagine what they are going through. But, praise God, she still keeps her eyes on Jesus!

Melissa Griffin said...

She is tooo cute!!!

I have to ask - do you hand make all her bows? They are all so beautful and eloborate?

Im over at The INfertility Journey to Motherhood...I love the bows and need to know!

KK said...

She is the cutest thing ever:)
And thanks for the reminders of Him always providing especially during these turbulent times.
Love the song too:)
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Vera said...

LOVE your posts this week! Harper is a-dorable, and she is looking SO much like you!!!!

Ruthie said...

I grew up singing Jehovah Jirah, My Provider, too! God has brought it to my mind so many times over the years. Such TTRUTH! Harper is looking smashing, as usual!

Praying for Angie and her family.

Ruthie

Jackie said...

Hi Kelly,
I've been following your blog for awhile now. You are so blessed to have Harper. Harper is such an adorable girl; I love all the pic's you post of her. She's the cutest thing I have ever seen:o) I have 2 boys, Jack-12 yrs. and Samuel-10 yrs. and 2 Westies-Max and Sadie! I know you love anything monogrammed and maybe you already been on the site, but if not check out brooklynAlizabeth! Take care and God Bless!
Jackie

Courtney said...

Love, Love, Love the Easter Bonnet. It just warms my heart everyday to see her little face!

Paige said...

Love Harper's bow and bonnet! She looks like a true model posing every day for her close-up!

Blessings!

Lauren said...

You KNOW I love that big 'ol bow! What a sweet baby girl!

Julie said...

I must tell you something funny about that song "Jehovah Jirah - my provider". We used to sing it at church too here in Australia. My daughter was about 5 at the time and she thought the correct words for that song were "Jehovah Jirah - my provider, you do the dishes for me, for me, for me"! Of course we know it was supposed to be "Jehovah Jirah - my provider, your grace is sufficent for me, for me, for me". After we stopped laughing, it was a wonderful opportunity to explain to her the real meaning of that song, that God's grace is always sufficient for us". Brace yourself for the years ahead, I'm sure your sweet little Harper will say lots of funny things too that will crack you right up!

kprincesskate said...

I just have to say, I LOVE all the adorable outfits! Thank you for sharing your life and your testimony with all of us.

Mary said...

Great Easter bonnet! Probably more comfy than most...I've enjoyed the focused entries on what God has been and is to you. What a great way to prepare for Easter!

Yoli said...

Harper is the cutest thang!!! I mean, seriously!! She is soooooo photogenic. She takes after her mommy! :)

Stephanie said...

What an adorable little hat!!!! I've thought of Angie often today..my heart just breaks for them.

Kelly said...

Harper is too cute this week in her Easter outfits!
Love the Chris Tomlin video...I love this song too on the Hillsong United "United We Stand" CD/DVD!

Sun said...

I found your blog when Harper was so sick...I prayed for you all and absolutely fell in love with your heart for Jesus. Thank you for doing these daily posts - I hope you all have an amazing Easter. Sunshine

Aunt Rhody said...

Fabulous bonnet! Fabulous old song--Jehovah Jirah, My Provider, his grace is sufficient for me, for me, for me.

Lynn said...

Definitely praying for Angie and Todd today...thee first anniversary is so very hard....
Stopping by to let you know I'm here praying!
Psalms 28:1-2 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
Prayer Bears
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Colleen said...

Oh my goodness, she is just adorable! Gets more beautiful everyday.

Rach said...

Hey Kelly, Gosh isn't she such a cutie in all those outfits... I need to send you a personal e mail... I am not worried about people seeing mine here. I am 1 of the flock that has been away for a while and I am hurting. But it helps to read you and your father... rrdanielson@gmail.com

Kylie, Jesse and Asher said...

Kelly...adorable hat! Thank you for sharing who Jesus is to you! It's awesome. BUT, remember you are RICH!!!! You have food, shelter, family, clothes, possessions, Harper, a husband a dog and it goes on and on!! You are RICH with blessings tangable and in your heart.

Carrie said...

I'm lovin watching Miss Harper grow! She is adorable! Love her little hat! God is so good!

Cary Hairbows said...

Oh my heavens!!!!!! Look at her!! Holding her head up like such a big girl. Like that hat, too. :o) She is just so precious, Kelly.

Thank you for sharing your heartfelt reflections on Jesus and your love for Him. God Bless!

jlhonse said...

She is just a doll. I seriously look forward to seeing her pictures everyday! I am loving the theme week! And all the fun things you are sharing.

Lauren Kelly said...

Kelly- I am loving your blog during this Easter week and you can't get any cuter than those Easter pictures of Harper, precious!! Love you, friend!!! :O)

Karyn said...

Harper just keeps getting prettier!

purejoy said...

ummm chris tomlin is so amazing (and i had no idea he had such adorable dimples until this video) and christy nockels is one of my absolute favorites of all time. what an awesome song. thanks for posting and i too am lifting up angie and her family. her post this week was as usual, annointed. God is using her well.

BOWquet said...

Love all of her Easter outfits! :o)

Anneliese said...

LOVE, LOVE the pics of Harper on this post! I also grew up to singing "Jehova Jira my provider." I remember it being a favorite due to all the energy in the song. Thanks for the reminder.