Friday, March 26, 2010

The Amelia blog?

Well, I am thinking of renaming this "The Amelia Blog" her presence has redefined our priorities as of late. :o)  I look forward to writing something more substantial soon, but for now you will have to settle for the latest cute pictures of our little Miss.  
Here's some highlights and recent events (I'll fill in more later...):
-We are just finishing the week, where we enjoyed a visit from my parents.  ( to follow.) We were blessed by the wonderful cooking of my mother and the storytelling of my father...the kids had a great time with Grammy & Pappy.
-I also ventured out to church last weekend for the first time...and it was so good to be back worshiping with our church family. They have blessed us so much during my bedrest and recovery and it was good to see their faces and give thank you hugs. 
-And I have started reading again (yay!) and look forward to sharing the things the Lord's been teaching me in this new phase of life...
-And Levi continues to provide countless opportunities to take pictures that are absolutely hilarious and incriminating all at the same time. I love this kid. He makes me smile. In the picture above you are viewing his version of a tool belt. Hmmmm...I think I need to buy him a real one. :o)

with a full heart,

Friday, March 12, 2010

3 weeks and counting...

Wow how time flies when you're having fun being mommy of three...

Many of you have been asking for an update...and I must admit, it is just a little harder to sit down with my computer these days. :o) 
Instead, I am sitting down with Levi to read a tractor book...or sitting down with Ella to work on writing her name...or sitting down with Amelia to fill her little tummy with food and her mind with sweet singing. I am even sitting down with my husband on the couch to talk about our day or just look dreamily into each others eyes. (the highlight of my day!)
And each of these things wins if I have to chose between them or my computer.  It is not a hard choice. :o)

Amelia turned 3 weeks on Wednesday and the time is going too fast.  I am enveloped in play times, midnight feedings, paying bills, doing laundry, baking cookies and making forts.  And it is all wonderful.  I am feeling good physically and thank the Lord for a quick recovery.  Each day seems to get a little better.

Much of my fast recovery is thanks to my wonderful S.I.L who continues to bless me with opportunities to nap, hot meals and folding of my laundry (just to name a few).  Although you've heard me say it, hear it again, I could not be doing this without her.  Thank you Tarah. 

As I grow a little stronger and feel a little better every day, I am excited to implement some of the things I learned during my period of "bedresting"...things like managing my mornings, continuing to work on my reading list (remember, just 15 minutes a day...), and staying on task with my list of goals for 2010.  

I thank the Lord for His sustaining grace during my time away from my family and now again, for the strength He continues to provide as I am slowly reassuming the role of wife to a fabulous husband, mother to three sweet children, friend to countless giving people and homemaker and manager of the home the Lord has given us. 

I have much to be thankful for.  Praying you are thankful today too.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2 Weeks...

Well, little Miss Amelia is 2 weeks old today. The time has flown by...and I am so enjoying getting back into life with my little family.  
One of the most enjoyable parts of my return home is being able to just be a part of everyday life again.  Being able to have conversations with my kids, play pretend prince & princess, sleep in the same bed as my husband, and sit down to eat dinner together as a family...these times have been priceless.

Today, Ella was talking with me about heaven. "I think heaven will smell like pears and strawberries, Mother."  Sounds good to me sweetheart. 

And the other night, Levi dressed up as "bad-king pharoah/prince-guy/super hero" and ran around the house.  This picture will be filed in my "future wedding slide-show" folder. :o)
 And then there are the fleeting moments of Miss Amelia's "baby stage".  The moments of her sleeping sweetly on daddy's chest...
All of these times, and many more, have been so precious to me over the last couple weeks.  I am so thankful for the perspective I have been given during my time away from is a heart full of thankfulness and humility at the blessings and grace that the Lord pours out on our home every day.  

And it is an appreciation for the little things, the daily things, the "mundane" things that truly bring such joy.

Thank you Lord for my family...for my husband, my children, my home.  And thank you for your Son, your love and your grace. I am truly blessed beyond measure.