Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Joy of the Lord

Psalm 126:2
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.

"When babies smile, it's because the angels are talking to them."
~Edith Mae Michaelson~
This quote was recently shared with Alyssa by my Grandmother also named Lelia. She is Amiyah's Great-Great Grandmother on my mom's side of our family.
Edith was my Grandma's Mom who has been deceased since I was little.
To Amiyah, Edith is her Great-Great-Great Grandmother.
Amiyah started smiling when Great-Great Grandma was holding her and when she told Alyssa what her Mom used to say about smiling babies, there were tears in the eyes of my almost 80 year old Grandma.
Very precious moment.

Dear Lord,
I have no idea what runs through a baby's mind, if anything, or if its just muscle spasms tugging at the corners of their mouth. Perhaps Grandma Edith was right and the angels are talking to them.
Whatever it is that makes a baby smile, may you see the same expression on my face when I think of You.
Pure, innocent joy.


Alyce said...

Hi Lelia,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am going to try to keep it up this time.
Please let me know how your Salmon cakes turn out. Last week I didn't have any green pepper, so I just made them without and they were just as good.
I have a couple more recipes to add, but I have to find the time;-)
I will bookmark your blog and when I get to sit with the computer a little longer, I will take more time to read it.
Have a great day..

Samantha said...

Oh, sooo precious! What a happy little baby :D Must be surrounded by angels.

Little baby noses are just about the cutest thing's so crazy that we all start out so small. What a miracle!


Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe she is smiling already. Those angels must be telling her a joke. lol She is just adorable!!

I have to tell you, I am a little envious (not that I want any of my girls to reproduce right now but oh to have a sweet little girl to hold and love on....)
I know I don't have to tell you how lucky you are! Enjoy your blessing.


Amy said...

Lelia, she is simply yummy!;)

Rachelle said...

Ahhh, so cute!

Yolanda said...

Isn't being a Grandma just divine?!! Eat her up with a spoon, Girlfriend!!!!

Love ya,

valerie said...

She is just adorable. I can't believe that precious little smile!
I can't wait to be a grandma!

MrsJoeB said...

So adorable!! so precious!! Thank you for sharing!
In His Graces~Pamela

Julie said...

What precious pictures.

Thanks for sharing.


Amy L Brooke said...

Very precious! I hope the angels talk to her all her life!

tiggerdaisy said...

Oh, I could just eat her up!!!! I'm sure she smells as sweet as she looks...Oh, how in the world do you ever let her be in someone else's arms?!?! :) :)

Laura said...

I love this quote! She is so beautiful, Leila. But I'm sure you don't get that very much. Still thinking and praying for you.

tiggerdaisy said...

Hey...BTW, I really enjoyed your comment on Lysa's blog. I even referenced you and your blog in my comment! :) You are such a blessing to me Lelia! I'm so happy that I "happened" upon you a few months back!


MaryLu said...

Adorable!! I can't beleive she's smiling already! What a cutie. Lots of love surrounding her, I'm certain!

Jenny said...

She is a doll and I would have loved to had that much hair to fix when mine where little!

To bad we can't make a scratch and sniff on her picture, because NOTHING smells as good as a new baby! (Especially if you use baby magic!)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A baby well-loved finds his/her smile with ease. A baby well-embraced finds his/her security for all eternity. As it is with our earthly "loves and embraces", so it is with our heavenly pilgrimage. How thankful I am this day for the love and embrace of my Father.

Be blessed in your calling to love her and to embrace her with arms that reach long and high and wide and deep.


Linda said...

OH my gosh--how do you stand it?! She is so cute. Do you just smooch her all the time? And yes you had better still look forward to meeting at She Speaks! I mean that, Girl!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

How absolutely precious!! I too am always amazed when little babies will smile and make cute little faces...who knows but there are angels tickling them, talking to them!!

Chris & Brenda said...

What a beautiful smile! You can't look at her without smiling yourself!

Rhonda said...

Leila - She is absolutely adorable. You just mustn't be able to get enough of her!

How do you get anything else done?! Or even have time to blog?! She is just so captivating. I'm sure all you want to do is sit and look at her.


Lizerd said...

Those photos might be some of the sweetest that I have ever seen! How beautiful.
Love! Liz

Amy L Brooke said...

Where fort out thou oh fearless leader? Holding Amiyah I bet!

Posted my thoughts if you want to check them out!