Violet Amelie {counting mercies}

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Family | 8 comments

A dear little girl with fuzzy dark hair and a wide-mouthed smile sends our hearts into little flip-flops.

Violet brings joy, and perhaps a bit of healing, to everyone. Her eager smile restores hope and the sparkle in her eyes beckons life.

Her warm squirmy body makes Calvin grin as he turns his head to kiss her. Sophie sings to her and Evie pretends she is a little dolly. Noah is glad to finally have someone in his room to keep him company, even if she is a girl.

How did we live without her? I never knew love could just keep growing and hearts could keep expanding. The fullness just widens with each life. Her little person and the added joy she brings to each relationship in the home isĀ another one of His mercies.










  1. We are SO very happy for all of you. She is so lovely, and they are each heart-expanding gifts from a loving Father!

  2. soo cute!! is she your daughter?

  3. She is amazing! Soooo beautiful. Love her name. Rejoicing with you and such goodness.

  4. Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts and photos of your newest precious family member. I especially love the photo of her with her big brother Calvin! She is beautiful. I also love what you wrote about how your love keeps on growing with each added family member. Hugs to all of you from Phnom Penh! Love you and miss you guys.

  5. I’m so thankful for you and so happy to see Calvin’s smile and his love… The baptism dress is beautiful!

    • Thanks, Judy! My mom made her dress, it is lovely!

  6. Awe, so precious. Congratulations!!!

    • Thanks, Brenda! I’ve been enjoying the book you sent to me, thanks so much for sharing it with me. I’m so glad they included a short biography of his life in the beginning, it adds to the meaning as I go through the book. I don’t have your address to send a thank you, but please know I am really enjoying it. Thank you so much!

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