Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A song for TENNLEY...

Jenn Petersen, singer, song writer and friend blessed us with a "gift" while we were in Florida this past January. Scott and I were expecting a cute onesie or fun little baby gift! As she sat us down in a the corner of the big conference hall and pulled out her guitar, she began to serenade us with a song written about our daughter...
Story has it, that while she was in Cambodia on a mission trip to stop sex trafficking, she started writing about Tennley after reading Scott's Post  (<----click to read).

We wanted to share the lyrics of this special song about our girl.

for Scott and Ashley...
2010 smalltown citygirl music

Ribbons, bow and pretty things
Are making my heart sing this song to you
Dreaming of the days to come
Of laughing, playing in the sun with you
And I begin to smile...

Tennley, you are a whisper in the silence
The flicker of a candle's flame that warms the cold winter's night
The colors of the rainbow breaking through the summer clouds
And I can't wait to see you now
You're the piece of heaven to me
Oh, Tennley

I see the glimmer in your eyes
As you go chasing butterflies with me
The pitter-patter of your steps
The sweetness of your breath
Upon my cheek
And oh, that charming smile

Chorus 2:
Tennley, you are the song that breaks the silence
The flicker of a candle's flame that warms a cold winter's night
The colors of the rainbow breaking through the summer clouds
And I can't wait to hold you now
You're a little piece of heaven to me
You're a little gift from heaven God has sent down to me
You're a little piece of heaven to me
Oh, Tennley

The lyrics are beautiful, but the song isn't complete without the voice behind it! 
We can't wait for Tennley to hear it...we already know she'll love it.

You can check out more of Jenn's music here.
Thank you Jenn, for honoring our family with this song...for your friendship...your encouragement...and your love for our baby girl.

33 Weeks

7'ish weeks to go...
As we walked through the hallways of Durham Regional Hospital last night, a new sense of reality hit the core of me. Our little girl will be in our arms in 2 months...her soft skin on our skin...a reality that seemed so far away is just around the corner.
My heart grows more and more curious about this little girl that has captured my heart...and often times my ribs :)
Who will she look like?
Will she be outgoing or shy?
What dreams will she chase?
I laid awake last night at 3am wondering...
Who she will marry?
What would break her heart, an what would I do to protect her from that?
Will Scott and I parent in a way that she may not always like but will grow to respect?
Most importantly, will Tennley see our love for Christ lived out on a daily basis?
Something that continues to be at the TOP of my prayer list.
Will I be nurturing enough for her?
Gentle enough?
Patient enough?
Encouraging enough?
Will she feel comfortable talking to me about her deepest secrets?
Life struggles?
...and my list goes on.

All  questions I take very seriously.
But nothing that frightens me.
My deepest desire is to be the mother (not friend) that God would have me be for her.
Perfection is something I know will fall short of.
I will continually seek the lord for my role in her life.
I have a peace that God will guide us as we go, I find so much comfort in that!
Tennley and I have a one-of-a-kind Dad and Husband...
Forever grateful for my best-friend and husband. I cannot wait to see Scott as a daddy. She is blessed to have this man as her father...what an important role he will play in her life.

 Enough of my rambling thoughts... 51 days until her due date...counting down!