By the way, the name has been changed to "A Merry Heart" because it's a little more universal than the previous title--meaning when I have more children, I don't have to change the title (and NO I'm not pregnant)--and I didn't really like my daughter's name being a part of the title...thus a new title.
I looked up the word merry: jolly, fun, entertaining, hilarious, festive just to name a few of the synonyms.
My life is certainly not always merry, so that can't be the reason I chose this title. I chose this name for two reasons.
1. My mother, Phyliss. In her kitchen, she has Proverbs 17:22 cross-stitched in a frame. I can't tell you how many times I have read that verse. I do believe laughter is her medicine because she does it quite often. And by quite often I mean if she is not laughing then she is sleeping. Even during her sleeping hours she has been known to laugh a time or two. She defines laughter and she is a living example of Proverbs 17:22. Laughing is by far my most favorite thing to do, and she is my most favorite person to laugh with (or at...it just depends).
2. My Joy, Jesus Christ. Like I said before, my life isn't always merry, but it is possible to have joy in every circumstance. Zephaniah 3:17 says, "The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing."
The pics below are of us getting a little stir crazy with all this winter weather...thankfully Brent went back to work today and Lily had to go to the doctor, so we all had excuses to get out of the house today! Poor Sanibel...she's ready for the luxury of going to the bathroom without her paws freezing.
My personal favorite
Skyping with Grandma Reese