This past week has been a time of celebration and rejoicing for the Sutton family. God has surely poured out His grace upon us, and we are basking in His perfect love just as we are basking in the hot, hot June sun.
We began with Cassie’s birthday on Saturday, and spent the day feasting and gifting and celebrating. One of the day’s highlights was a visit to Tallahassee Nurseries, a gardener’s wonderland. Cassie picked out zinnias, which we promptly potted and set out in front of our apartment. Judging from the amount of time we spend moving the pot into sunlight, checking the soil, and pruning the flowers, I’m willing to bet these are the best-loved zinnias south of the Mason Dixon!
On Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day (Caleb’s first!). What a wonderful thing to celebrate. Baby Sutton (nick-named Sputnik by Amanda) behaved very well all day long, and then decided to make a fuss Wednesday night. This was the first time we felt the baby kick and knew it was the baby. As first-time parents, we were stunned speechless, and reminded of Job’s words:
Did You not pour me out like milk,
And curdle me like cheese,
Clothe me with skin and flesh,
And knit me together with bones and sinews?
You have granted me life and favor,
And Your care has preserved my spirit.
God shows His careful and loving creativity as he forms each child coming into the world. They are precious in His sight indeed.
In fund-raising news, we continue to seek to put our trust in God’s provision and are making contacts throughout Florida. We are constantly surprised and humbled by the generosity of our friends and brothers, and thank you all from our very hearts! If you would like to give to our work, you can request a prayer card, send us an email, or simply click here to give online. Thank you and God bless you and yours!
P.S. Stay tuned! We hope to find out if Baby Sutton is a bambino or a bambina by next week!