Thankful On Thursday

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on."  -Carl Sandburg

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Good morning! It's an exciting one!

My little baby cousin Kelsey (who is actually a grown-up now), just gave birth to her first baby this morning and I am so thankful! I'm thankful for Kelsey, for her sweet and hilarious husband Scott, and for little Emmeline Rose, who is currently living her first day outside the womb! 

It was strange to see Kelsey as a pregnant lady, because she's six years younger than me and in my mind she's always been an eight-year-old. I'm really thankful for her example, though, because she handled being pregnant (and from what I've heard, being in labor) like a champ. 

Most of all, today I'm thankful for life. That in the midst of what sometimes feels like a world none of us is meant to live in, God believes in us enough to give us new life. He trusts that we will learn to care for one another, and we get to delight in new babies. It's pretty incredible, if you ask me.

So welcome, little Emmeline. May God bless you, sweet girl. May you always know you are loved.

What are you thankful for today?