Parker turned 9 months old on Monday, and Poppa took a few pictures of her! As you can see, she loves riding in the wagon and being outside!
She went to see our "new" pediatrician, Dr. Folse, on Thursday. Dr. Folse said everything looks great. Parker weighed 19 pounds- putting her in the 50th percentile for weight, was 29 inches long- putting her in the 90th!!! percentile for height, and her head circumference is measuring in the 80th percentile. Dr. Folse could see definite improvements in Parker's development since she saw her two months ago.
We went back to see "Sue-Sue" at physical therapy, and she is very pleased with Parker's progress so far. (All of Mommy, Daddy, Poppa, and Granny's hard work with Parker is paying off!) She once again gave us new homework- as always, it is things we can do in our everyday routine- changing, feeding, etc. to help Parker's developmental progress. We are extremely pleased with the physical therapist and neurologist God led us to!
This morning, we went to see our nephew Hunter play baseball, and Parker enjoyed being outside at the ballpark. We really could not have prayed for a more pleasant, easy-going, good-natured little girl!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Posted by Janee at 3:33 PM
Monday, April 14, 2008
How deep the Father's love for us; how vast beyond all measure
That He would give His only Son to make a wretch his treasure
How great the pain of searing loss; the Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One bring many sons to glory
Behold the man upon a cross; my sin upon his shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held him there until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life; I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything; no gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ, his death, and resurrection
Why should I gain from his reward? I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart; His wounds have paid my ransom.
This song, written by Stuart Townsend and performed by countless worship leaders (including Nichole Nordeman, Bethany Dillon, Phillips, Craig and Dean, and others), has become my heart's song lately. It brings tears to my eyes and chills each time I hear it or even read these words. I think the line I love most is "How deep the Father's love for us, how vast beyond all measure." I love the idea of the word "vast." It means boundless space! How amazing to think that God's love is boundless, never can be contained, has no way of ever ending!!! Yet then, there is the startling, chilling reminder "His dying breath has brought me life..."
Daily, I am reminded how deep God's love truly is. With each smile from my beautiful baby girl, each "I love you" from Trent, each "Thanks, Mrs. Allen" (yes, I do get them occasionally) from a student... I am reminded that God has a specific purpose and calling on my life. His dying breath brought me life so that I could glorify HIM! He paid my ransom so that I could live to worship him. I am HIS, and while I should never get "comfortable" in my salvation, I should be "comforted" knowing that I CAN boast in Jesus Christ.
Posted by Janee at 6:57 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Well, a lot has gone on in the Allen household since we last updated! I celebrated my 25th birthday on March 30, Trent and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary on April 8, and I took Carlee (CC) to prom in Mississippi last weekend with Rebecca, leaving Parker at home with her Daddy overnight for the first time.
Posted by Janee at 7:38 PM