Friday, August 29, 2008
Oh, those precious smiles and coos from Anna just bless my soul. She first started smiling when she was a month old and her sweet little coos followed a couple weeks later. There's almost nothing more heart warming than when she looks up at me and gives me a good old gummy grin. And then when she starts "talking to me" - I love it! It's so cute, when she's about to coo, she flares her nostrils and does this sweet little thing with her lips. The joys of mother hood are such a gift!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Well, one thing I'm learning as a mom is that my children have desires, wishes, feelings - they are little people, too. And sometimes the best thing I can do as their mom is grant their wish (as long as it doesn't dishonor me, Brian or the Lord). I've realized they have a need to express who they are, and that is not always a direct reflection of who I am - they are not me. Yet, God's given Brian and me this incredible opportunity to make deposits into them, direct them, discipline them and help shape who they are and who they become. Again, not becoming us, but instead becoming who Christ created them to be, so long as they are surrendered to him.
Thus, we granted Catherine's wish for her 6th birthday and granted her permission to get her ears pierced. She waited so patiently as Anna was born and then we went on vacation. But, we finally took her last Saturday, August 16th, to get them done. She did beautifully - sat up in the chair as big as ever, got one ear done and then the other with no tears shed. While she was sitting waiting to have them done, I asked her if she was nervous. She said she wasn't then Benjamin, who was standing by her side, quickly said, "I sure am scared!" I thought, what a sweet big brother to stand their in support of his sister. She is so proud and loves showing them to everyone. She looks beautiful!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Aunt Donna met us for dinner at Cracker Barrel in Pooler, GA. It was great to introduce Anna to them and have a chance to visit for a little while.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
We travelled down to the beach Friday, August 1st. We didn't leave until nearly 9pm that evening because Benjamin had a flag football game. Although a number of my friends have spoken of travelling during the night so the children sleep, Brian and I had never tried it. Once we got past the first 30 minutes and the children settled down, we had peaceful driving, and the trip went much faster than normal - about 4 hours 15 minutes.
Meme and Anna getting to know one another
The children enjoying some time with Meme